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along with 23 other wellness entrepreneurs, for the Wellness Business Success Secrets online summit. We were asked to share how our clarity of purpose and commitment to our personal passion has allowed us to do work that we love. Through July 9, anyone can watch the summit for free by registering at tinyurl.com/success616. In my interview, I was asked, “What is your secret to being a successful businesswoman and publisher?” Although it may be unorthodox, the truth is that I don’t use spreadsheets or set traditional goals for my business. Rather, I set intentions; I focus on the reasons I choose to publish Natural Awakenings and the value the magazine provides our readers, advertisers and community. My approach is heart centered, aiming to create a positive experience for all. The interview question was interesting to explore because success means different things to different people. Think about it: how much money do you truly need to be happy, live comfortably and well, and have all the things that you need? We all want more money, but how much do we actually need? Obviously, success is not just about money. If your business is successful and you are earning a lot of money, but your health or relationships are suffering as a result, is that success? April Thompson explores the idea of true prosperity in her article, “Enlightening Ideas about Money: Think Independence, Intimacy, Integrity.” Most people have conflicting emotions about money, and many of us received no education about it, either at home or school. After we graduate, we spend the rest of our lives trying to earn this thing we know little about while continuing to have confused thoughts and feelings about it. I ended my interview with this final thought: “Rather than focusing on earning money, the most important thing we can do to be successful is to focus on doing work that truly inspires us and is meaningful to us. Engaging in cooperation and collaboration helps us avoid the destructive energy of competition. Every day, we should ask ourselves the question: ‘What can I do to contribute to the world to make it a better place?’ Then, listen to and follow the wise guidance of our hearts.” I believe this will lead to success and true prosperity in all aspects of life. May you follow your heart into abundance, Gabriella Buchnik, Publisher

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he Milwaukee Metro Area TM Center that has served the area since the early 1970s is expanding its program. TM, otherwise known as Transcendental Meditation, is said to be an evidencebased technique that helps achieve peace and wellness. The TM instructors have recently moved into GreenSquare Integrative Health Care Center, in Glendale, while also continuing to provide classes and follow-up programs at the Inner Light Yoga Studio, in Wauwatosa. The program welcomes aboard certified TM instructor Dr. Robert Rabinoff, a retired physics professor and IT consultant. Rabinoff joins fellow instructor Andrea La Fave in providing instruction in the TM technique, personal and group follow-ups and other advanced TM programs. The center explains that TM is an effortless mental technique practiced for 20 minutes, twice per day. Over 700 studies have shown the wide range of benefits of TM in all area of life, including reduction of anxiety and stress, and improvements in mental and physical health, social relations and community life. Introductory talks explaining the TM technique and the extensive research on its benefits are offered monthly to the public at both locations. A short introduction can be viewed at TM.org/videos. GreenSquare Integrative Health Care Center is located at 6789 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale. Inner Light Yoga Studio is located at 9207 W. Center St., Wauwatosa. For more information or a schedule of events, call Andrea La Fave at 414-371-1048 or Bob Rabinoff at 641-455-9689 or visit TM.org/Milwaukee.

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efore discovering yoga, neither Nikki Estes nor Scott Fisher had ever imagined owning and teaching at a wellness business. They found their dharma when they teamed up in September of 2016 to purchase Santosha Yoga Studio—where both had taught classes—from founder Jill Follett. Estes and Fisher plan to build upon the studio’s existing strengths by adding an array of ayurvedic programs while keeping the studio welcoming, accessible and inclusive for everyone. To this end, they renamed the business Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda. Estes’ foray into yoga occurred in 2003 after the birth of her daughter: She wanted to reconnect with her body and get back to feeling like her old self. She tried yoga, and after a year of study, the instructor noticed her enthusiasm and progress. “She suggested that I start a teacher-training program and mentor under her while I was getting certified,” Estes recalls. When Follett opened Santosha in 2011, she and Estes were good friends, and Estes began teaching yoga there while operating her own separate ayurveda business, Align Within Wellness. She now runs the business out of Santosha. A few years after Estes joined the studio, Follett began experiencing health issues that hindered her ability to run the business. She wanted, however, to keep an affordable yogic resource available to the Lake Country community. Although Estes recounts that Follett approached her on several

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occasions about buying the business, she was hesitant to take on the responsibility alone. Enter Fisher. Fisher began teaching yoga at Santosha in 2015. A former attorney, his life had been one that many Americans would consider ideal, which included a large house and a successful job with his own law firm. He remarks, “I was told to get a job and do all these things, and happiness would soon follow. Then I realized that it was someone else’s idea of happiness—not mine.” In search of enlightenment, Fisher traveled throughout South America and Asia, roughing it as he immersed himself in other cultures. He began practicing yoga while in Indonesia and regards the experience as one of the most humbling of his life. “During the first yoga class, there was a little 75 year-old Indonesian lady just purring away and easily doing the yoga poses. Although I was athletic during college, I was shaking, sweating and struggling. I realized yoga was sharpening a few different blades for me, as it was an emotional, physical and spiritual challenge.” Fisher met Estes when he returned to Wisconsin and began teaching at Santosha. The pair discussed Follett’s offer and decided it would be a venture they could pursue together. Both had visions of enhancing the studio by bringing in ayurvedic practices and branching into other forms of wellness, while keeping a welcoming environment. “We want to be a yoga studio for everybody and every body,” Fisher em-

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Nikki Estes and Scott Fisher phasizes. “Some people think that they can’t do yoga because they’re not flexible enough, but that’s like the old joke that you’re too dirty to take a shower.” Yoga classes range from gentle and slow-flow yoga to power yoga, with additional practices designed for cyclists and runners. New to Santosha are several ayurveda workshops covering nutrition, food as medicine, meditation and self-care. “Ayurveda is basically a sister science of yoga, so you’re taking yoga off the mat and learning how to practice it in your daily life, living in harmony with nature,” explains Estes. Santosha also offers a monthly sacred women’s circle for sharing thoughts and healing. Other additions are the anatomy camp and the Building Your Spiritual Toolkit workshop. “We were very lucky to come into a situation with a good staff already in place and a good clientele to build upon,” Estes remarks. Estes and Fisher, who are a couple as well as business partners, both believe that past journeys have prepared them for their new purpose: providing a positive service to others seeking truth and enlightenment. Of course, their own journey is continuing as well. As Estes points out, the process of being business owners has added another layer to their relationship as they grow personally and professionally. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda is located at W307 N1497 Golf Rd., Ste. 102, Delafield. For more information, call 262-271-4972 or visit SantoshaYoga Ayurveda.com. See ad, page 10. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.


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he term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from Egyptian hydrotherapy to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever—to rid our bodies of chemical overload and our minds of negative thinking. The Environmental Defense Fund has counted more than 100 chemicals produced in the U.S. that are present in everyday products and hazardous to humans and the environment. “Our body is a natural detoxifier, ridding itself of toxins through pooping, peeing, sweating and shedding skin. But in our current toxic overload situation, it’s not always an efficient process,” observes Deanna Minich, Ph.D., an author and functional nutritionist in Washington state. Some experts believe many commercial detoxification programs are unsafe, extreme and ineffective. “Psychologically, a short-term cleanse can act as a stepping stone if you’re eating fast food and donuts every day,” says Dr. Michael Greger, a Washington,

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D.C., physician specializing in clinical nutrition and author of How Not to Die. “What matters more is longterm—what you’re eating a decade from now. No quick fix is going to do it, it’s a lifestyle change.”

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When the microbiome becomes depleted, overall health is affected. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist at Georgetown University Hospital, founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, in Washington, D.C., and author of Gutbliss and The Microbiome Solution, explains, “The GI tract is the body’s

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Get Dirty

“Health and wealth have become associated with cleanliness, yet the opposite is probably true,” assesses Chutkan. “Kids come in from the playground to use hand sanitizers and eat processed snacks. Instead, discard the microbiome-disrupting sanitizer and provide fresh vegetables for them to eat outside. We don’t want kids exposed to any serious pathogens, but getting a little dirty is essential.”

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engine, and microbes are the worker bees that operate the machinery so that digestion and toxin removal can happen.” She recommends switching to a plant-filled diet to effectively repopulate the microbiome and be aware of how food is grown. “Much store-bought produce, even organic options, is grown in depleted soil. Seek out biodynamic farmers that prioritize nutrientrich soil to foster microbes,” Chutkan says. Even planting a couple of herbs or microgreens on the kitchen windowsill can make a difference. “Just picking those herbs and getting your hands in healthy dirt increases your exposure to health-promoting microbes.”


Studies have found that children with pets are more likely to have fewer allergies and infections and take fewer antibiotics than those living in pet-free households (Clinical & Experimental Allergy and Kuopio University Hospital, Finland). Pets that venture outdoors bring healthy microbes inside; so does fresh air, which purifies poorer quality indoor air. Chutkan also warns of excessive bathing. “When we scrub ourselves, we rub off microbes and naturally occurring oils; unless we’re filthy, we just need to gently rinse.” Marketers convince consumers that products with toxic ingredients are necessities, but coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and honey can effectively replace many toiletries.

he recommends stimulating fat metabolism with a cleanse that starts each morning with melted ghee followed by a simple nonfat diet throughout the day. According to research published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, ghee, a clarified butter, has been proven to remove environmental toxins by attaching to toxic fats. Kitchari, the staple of the meal plan, is a nourishing and easy-to-digest, porridge-like blend of beans, rice and Indian spices. “When you eat a mono diet of just kitchari, your body can transfer the energy that normally goes toward digestion into cleansing and healing other systems,” says Douillard. For those not

Reboot with a Quick Cleanse

To stimulate the body’s natural ability to burn fat, Douillard recommends a four-day, at-home detox cleanse. “The digestive system is responsible for delivering nutrients and escorting dangerous toxins out of your body; if you can’t digest well, you can’t detoxify well,” he says. Unlike drastic fasts and juice cleanses, which can deplete nutrients,

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Work toward eating three meals a day—a light breakfast, big lunch and light and early dinner—without snacking in-between, and fasting for 13 hours each night. Douillard notes, “This regimen should be maintained beyond the cleanse because it gives the body a chance to use up its carbohydrates—its normal, go-to fuel—and switch to its calmer, more stable, detoxifying fuel— body fat.”

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Burn Fat Cells

According to ayurveda, burning fat fuels detoxification because toxins from preservatives, pollutants, pesticides and other damaging chemicals are stored in our fat cells. When fat is metabolized and used as an energy source, the toxins are released, ready to be flushed out. “When we’re not burning fat, toxins can accumulate, cause congestion in the lymphatic channels, overwhelm the liver and ultimately be deposited back into fat cells or stored in the arteries, heart and brain,” comments Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Dr. John Douillard, of Boulder, Colorado. He’s the author of Eat Wheat and a former director of player development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team.

ready to maintain such a limited diet, he recommends a polydiet with the option to add seasonal steamed vegetables, oatmeal and other gluten-free grains.

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s soon as we start eating healthier diets, our body is able to detoxify more efficiently and diseases begin to be reversed,” says Dr. Michael Greger, a physician and creator of NutritionFacts.org. Follow these tips to enhance the detoxification process at mealtimes.

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Eat broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables raw or chop them at least 40 minutes before cooking to maximize intake of the phytonutrient sulforaphane, which boosts detoxifying enzymes in the liver. For the time-crunched, Greger suggests adding a small amount of any type of raw cruciferous vegetables to the cooked ones.

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Always choose colorful produce, with the exception of white mushrooms and cauliflower. “White foods are stripped of nutrition,” says Greger. Pigment indicates the richness of antioxidants that keep the body functioning efficiently. He likes adding shreds of economical and long-lasting red cabbage as an everyday garnish.

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Follow the seasons, because nature provides the ideal harvest for each season—heavier, denser foods in winter, like wheat, dairy, roots, nuts and seeds; and cooling, high-energy fruits and vegetables in summer. Dr. John Douillard, creator of the 3-Season Diet Challenge, remarks that research suggests that gut microbes are meant to change with local seasonal foods to optimize digestion, mood and immunity.

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Avoid plastics by limiting intake of foods stored or cooked in plastic, especially cling wrap, which is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a known carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer. Also avoid canned goods unless labeled bisphenol A (BPA)-free. “A lot of toxins enter our bodies through processed, overcooked and fried foods,” observes Deanna Minich, Ph.D. “As we replace these foods with nourishing options, we need to also minimize plastic packaging.”

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Filter water because, “We are primarily made of water, so if we’re drinking and bathing in contaminated water, it impacts health,” says Minich who recommends using a national testing laboratory to assess home tap water. The results can then be coupled with the Environmental Working Group’s buying guide (Tinyurl.com/EWG-Buying-Guide) to determine the most appropriate water filter to deal with the contaminants that may be present. natural awakenings

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“Toxins are best understood less as poisons than as barriers—obstacles to the life and health we truly want,” says Minich. As a functional medicine nutritionist, she believes that food as medicine is only one aspect of full-spectrum health. Her approach revolves around clusters of nutritional, anatomical, psychological and spiritual life issues that can be jointly detoxified, supported and healed. “Good eating alone will not necessarily solve our emotional woes or stop our limiting beliefs and toxic self-talk,” she explains in Whole Detox, a book based on a whole-life, whole-systems, whole-foods approach to detoxification. “We need to remove all the barriers that impede our growth. Limiting thoughts, as well as heavy metals and pesticides, are toxic barriers that weigh us down, sapping energy that might be used for better things.” Her 21-day program is designed to establish long-term lifestyle changes with simple habits. She recommends monitoring our emotions and tracking thoughts with daily writing exercises. “Look at yourself like you’re examining a food label to get to the root of limiting patterns,” she says, encouraging questions such as, “Is this thought healthy for me?” or, “Do I want this thought in my being?” Be mindful of speech as well; swearing, exaggerating and interrupting can have deleterious effects,

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Adapt the cleanse to avoid strain, because when under stress, the lymphatic system shuts down and the body stores fat and toxins. “If three meals a day with no snacks is not possible yet, have a nonfat high-protein snack and plan to eat more protein at your next meal,” suggests Douillard. “Or start with four meals, and work your way down to three.” Aim to drink half your healthiest body weight in ounces of room-temperature water every day, while also sipping warm-to-hot water—believed to soften the intestinal tract, move the lymph and hydrate the cells more effectively than cold water—every 10 to 15 minutes for two weeks. Plain water has a hydrating effect that not even lemon water can replicate.

while uplifting affirmations can inspire positive actions. She attests that visualization can help prevent the creative self from shutting down, another aspect of toxicity. “Be intuitive and imaginative; allow creative expression to flow. Before you can manifest what you want in life, you have to envision it.” Minich wants patients to invite introspection by taking a few minutes each day to be in solitude and silence, allowing meaning and purpose to surface. Daily stress relief practices such as meditation, yoga, self-massage and mindful breathing can foster stress reduction. “Life shouldn’t feel like an emergency. We need to navigate around stress so we’re not inundated by it,” counsels Douillard. By extracting toxins through sweat and circulating nutrients, physical activity is equally important for detoxification, but it’s also a form of self-love. “It expands your sense of possibilities, freeing you to go where you will and to carry burdens lightly,” Minich says. In this age of personalized medicine, Minich encourages patients to focus on the parts of a detox program that they need most, whether it’s diet, exercise, massage, emotional wellbeing or spirituality. She reminds us that the desire and need to cleanse is universal.“Detox is as old as humankind.” Meredith Montgomery publishes Natural Awakenings of Gulf Coast Alabama/Mississippi (HealthyLiving HealthyPlanet.com).


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 Appreciate the passing nature of time and life. Even while doing something disagreeable, slowing down and affirming the preciousness of the moment can sometimes render alternative perspectives.  Be open to discovery and surprise. This is especially helpful if we are constantly locked in by assumptions about people or things. Think how politicians might benefit by being open to the possibility of discovery or surprise during delicate negotiations. The same principle can hold true with family and friends.

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octors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to healthboosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary bodily function with powerful healing effects. By clearing out a range of toxins, sweat plays an essential role in the body’s natural detoxifying function. Here are some of the toxins it helps eliminate:

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Persistent organic pollutants (solvents, fumigants and insecticides): A clinical study of

20 participants published in BioMed Research International found that their sweat samples contained a range of toxins, including pesticides DDT/DDE, endosulfan, methoxychlor and endrin. Nearly all parent compounds of these pesticides were evident, demonstrating that sweating is an effective way of excreting and diminishing the body’s toxic burden. One sweat sample contained some pesticides not present in the subject’s blood or urine samples, suggesting that some pesticides are only mobilized and eliminated through sweating.

Phthalate (plasticizer): Phthalate, found in plastic products, is also removed through sweat. Research published in the Scientific World Journal evaluated blood, sweat and urine samples from 20 individuals and discovered that all of them contained the common mono2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP). The concentrations of this


toxin in sweat were more than twice as high as those in the urine, showing that sweating may be the best way of ridding the body of this endocrine-disrupting compound.

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in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology found that subjects’ sweat contained about 24 times more cadmium, 19 times more nickel, 16 times more lead and almost three times more aluminum than their urine. Overall, sweat proved more effective than urine at removing 14 of the 18 heavy metals studied. It also contained and, therefore, expelled larger quantities of 16 of the 18 metals than the blood samples did. Of all the metals, aluminum was found at the highest concentrations in sweat, with zinc, copper and nickel also occurring at relatively high levels.

Journal of Environmental and Public Health examined the blood, urine and sweat of 20 participants for BPA, an endocrine-disrupting toxin found in canned foods, plastic water bottles and other items. Of the 20 sweat samples collected, 16 contained BPA, while only 14 urine and 2 blood samples tested positive for the toxin. This reveals that sweat is the most effective way of removing BPA build-up in the body; just as vital, it demonstrates that testing blood or urine for toxicity levels may not present the whole picture.

A wide range of activities, including exercising and engaging in sports, can help us break a sweat. A low-impact

option is spending time in a sauna. Notably, in a focused study, the sweat from an infrared sauna expelled more bismuth, cadmium, chromium, mercury and uranium than that produced by a steam sauna. The steam sauna caused higher levels of arsenic, aluminum, cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel, lead, tin, thallium and zinc to be excreted (Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology). Hydration is essential in maximizing all these health benefits. Failure to hydrate properly during and after sweating can lead to other health problems. An easy rehydration practice is to step on the scales right before and after sweating; the weight lost is the optimum amount of water to drink afterwards (Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine). For reference, one pound of water is slightly less than a one-half liter. Sweat contains minerals essential for optimal functioning of the whole body. Following excessive sweating, it’s important to replace the minerals lost, especially zinc, copper, selenium, chromium and potassium. Coconut water is a good source of potassium; nuts, seafood, whole grains and legumes generally contain relatively high doses of zinc, copper, selenium and chromium. The next time the couch and air conditioning beckon, think of all the “sweaty” benefits about to be sacrificed. Breaking a sweat might seem like an effort, but it keeps internal detox systems healthy and optimally functioning. Deanna Minich, Ph.D., is an author, teacher and researcher, as well as founder of Food & Spirit, a framework to integrate ancient healing traditions with modern science. She leads online detox programs as part of her whole-self approach to health. Connect at DeannaMinich.com.

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List your unwanted, slightly used household items on a website like Craig’s List or donate them to a nonprofit second-hand store. This enables individuals that cannot afford brand new items to more easily fulfill their needs while repurposing items rather than adding to a landfill. Recycle rather than trash as many items as allowed by your local municipality, including all metal, plastic, glass, paper and cardboard, electronics and other items that are now commonly reused to make renewable products and packaging. Consolidate errands and plan accordingly to streamline your trips for efficiency, which conserves fuel and saves time and money. If your commute is less than a mile or two away, consider walking, riding a bike or even car pooling with a friend. Those living in rural communities that require a vehicle for transportation may want to purchase a vehicle higher in fuel efficiency, or purchase a green technology retrofit in order to make their existing vehicle more fuel efficient while also decreasing its toxic emissions. Commit to teaching the younger generations about the importance of environmental stewardship and their responsibility to live a lifestyle that lessens their negative impact on Mother Earth. All the practices and methods of preserving the environment and conserving our most important natural resources can be passed down to our children and our children’s children. This is needed in order to continue the legacy of helping Mother Earth recover from years of abuse, while also preserving resources for future generations to come. If we all take small steps in changing our daily habits with regards to how we treat water, waste and energy, we will have made a big difference collectively in giving Mother Earth a fighting chance. Samuel K. Burlum is an investigative journalist, a consultant for small and medium businesses and the owner of Extreme Energy Solutions, Inc. which creates ecofriendly consumer products and emissions reduction technology. He is the author of The Race to Protect Our Most Important Natural Resource and Life in the Green Lane—in Pursuit of the American Dream, as well as many articles addressing environmental concerns, small business and public policy. For more information, visit SamBurlum.com or ExtremeKleaner. com. See ad, page 2.

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help them “claim their worth in the world and bring their skills and values into the marketplace,” she says. Money is a frequent source of tension among couples, but Tessler notes it wasn’t even talked about in her graduate-level psychology training. “Money is emotional territory for people. You can’t just go to a financial planner, plot a budget and be on your merry way,” she observes.

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oney influences our choice of job or home, and sense of security, worth and power; it can also make life more or less convenient. Yet, despite its essential importance, money is often a forbidden topic among family members.

Money Talk Taboo “We are not taught how to have a relationship with money on a psycho-

logical or spiritual level; it isn’t part of our culture,” explains Bari Tessler, a Boulder, Colorado, financial therapist and author of The Art of Money. “The majority of our parents and grandparents didn’t receive a financial education, so they don’t understand emotions that relate to money or how to talk about it.” Tessler works with individuals, couples and creative entrepreneurs to

To change our relationship with money, Tessler says we need to understand our “money stories” that include the ways in which our personal experiences, together with subconsciously inherited familial and cultural attitudes, shape how we think about money. “The first step to changing our money habits is being willing to deal with the tough issues,” says Mayuri Onerheim, author of Money Spirituality Consciousness, a retired accountant and spiritual teacher of the Diamond Approach of self-realization, in Larkspur, California. “There is no change without some discomfort. It’s part of the spiritual journey.” Self-care, forgiveness and acceptance are important throughout this process, advises Tessler, because many people bring feelings of guilt and shame to their relationship with money. She recommends doing a “body check-in” to become aware of our physical reaction to related issues, whether it’s going on a reckless spending spree or bracing to ask for a raise. This stage paves the way for the practical work of learning to manage our money in alignment with our values, goals and dreams. It begins with developing practices to track, review and reflect upon spending and earning patterns.

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Tessler recommends utilizing one of many free financial tracking tools like Mint.com, ynab.com or MoneyMinder Online.com. She also suggests we rename their preloaded budget categories to reflect our personal relationships to the areas of spending (e.g., “sanctuary” rather than mortgage; “my dream vacation” for savings targeted for time off; or “life happens” for late fees).

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We have ups and downs in life, and the same is true of our finances. ~Bari Tessler For an enlightened view of cash flows, Onerheim suggests translating what was spent on something into the hours it took to earn the money. “This perspective can transform how we allocate resources and what we’re willing to spend money on,” she says. Vicki Robin, co-author of the bestseller Your Money or Your Life, espouses a similar approach: thinking of money in terms of hours of life energy. “Continually asking yourself whether you actually got fulfillment in proportion to life energy spent in each subcategory awakens the natural sense of knowing when enough is enough,” she writes. Tessler and Onerheim both encourage rethinking the idea that all earning is good and all spending is bad: “It’s about balancing needs and wants, and we need joy in life. It’s not about saving every penny and not enjoying yourself,” says Onerheim.

A Rewarding Journey Becoming financially conscious ultimately helps us fulfill our responsibility to be a good steward of the planet’s resources, according to Onerheim. “Money is a representation of myself in the world, so I want to take responsibility for where my money goes.” “Financial integrity is achieved by learning the true impact of your earning and spending, both on your immediate family and on the planet,” agrees Robin. “It is knowing what is enough money and material goods to keep you at the peak of fulfillment—and what is just excess and clutter.” All call for celebrating progress on the journey to financial well-being and know-how. “Take baby steps and reward yourself along the way,” counsels Tessler. “This is a lifelong journey.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Fun Ways to Get Outside This Summer

Be a Kid Again With Your Own Family by Sandra Murphy

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ummer is calling and so is the great outdoors. Here are some super vacation sites, inviting activities and ideas to spark summer fun with your family.

Hike It

“Hiking teaches kids respect for the outdoors and animals,” says Branch Whitney, a Mount Charleston, Nevada, author of three books on hiking. “Near Las Vegas, in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, sandstone rock affords a rare sight—year-round running water and lush ferns.” Ralph Stover State Park, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offers easy walking trails and climbing rocks. When water levels are high, Tohickon Creek challenges paddlers and whitewater rafters.

Zip Lines and More

Holding the Guinness World Record for the longest and largest continuous eco zip line canopy tour in the world, historic Banning Mills, in Whitesburg, Georgia, will thrill tweens and teens. Enjoy a slower pace on the 12-mile Hike and Bike Trail, with nine suspension bridges, including the longest of its kind in North America. Stay in ecofriendly lodges, cabins and tree houses.

Family Week

From July 30 to August 4, the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, New York, will host Family Week. Grownups attend workshops while kids participate in specialty camps; everyone convenes for meals, free time and evening entertainment. The campus relies on sustainable energy and local agriculture. Free tours are available at the environmental education center.

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cot, grill, food storage and sun shower are provided. “Compared to other accommodations, each night at a Tentrr campsite saves 245 gallons of water and reduces CO2 output by 54 pounds per campsite,” estimates Michael D’Agostino, Tentrr’s founder and CEO. The secluded Lumberland, New York, campsite, along the Delaware River, sets its roomy tent on a wooden deck. Attractions include Adirondack chairs for unwinding and a nearby farmers’ market and restaurant. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, swimming and fishing. Tentrr provides required life jackets and a shuttle to meet paddlers at their destination for the return trip to camp. From its original 35 sites, the organization recently expanded to 250 campsites, predominantly from Pennsylvania to Maine. This fall, they’ll also open sites in the Pacific Northwest from Northern California to Washington state. 

Head for the Beach

At Natural Bridges State Park, in California, visitors relish viewing shorebirds, migrating whales, seals and playful otters. Moore Creek forms freshwater wetlands and a salt marsh. There’s also a Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve. At Kama’ole Beach Park III, in Maui, Hawaii, the small waves are so clear that fish can be seen from the surface. Snorkeling gear rentals are available. Shaved ice stands keep everyone cool. Lakefront beaches like West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, on Lake Michigan’s southern tip, attract kids. They can earn beachcomber badges in the Junior Ranger program by finding three different-colored rocks or telling what plants they saw most often. In late August, Mayflower Beach, in Dennis, Massachusetts, hosts its annual local sand sculpture contest with divisions for kids and families creating the art together.

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FarmWise, near Alpine Valley, in southeastern Wisconsin, gives children a personal peek into where their food comes from. They learn about life on a farm by tending livestock and farm pets, pruning fruit trees and weeding the garden. They also prepare snacks with the fruits of their day’s labor. The emphasis is on doing the work themselves, be it planting seeds or feeding pigs.

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Science Saturdays at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, in San Francisco, are held every weekend with a focus on environmental education, park restoration, climate change science experiments, nature walks and citizen science excursions. “There are no other centers like it in the U.S.,” says staffer Jacqueline Murray. Learn more about this Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum living classroom at EcoCenterhhp.org.

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Organic sidewalk chalk, fairy garden and birdhouse kits, and ideas for imaginatively using found items keep kids busy and happy; see BellaLuna Toys.com. Letterboxing combines a contemporary scavenger hunt, hike and mysterious clues; participants have fun locating hidden boxes and collecting stamp marks in personalized logbooks. Whether on a one- or two-week vacation or a weekend away, a daytrip or backyard activity, there are plenty of nurturing outdoor options for kids of all ages to experience when the weather heats up. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@ mindspring.com.

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Good nutrient sources to add to doggie meals include:

Vitamin A: liver, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, dark leafy greens, eggs Vitamin C: berries, citrus, red bell peppers (or berry powder supplements; one-half teaspoon per 25 pounds of weight) Vitamin E: grains, seeds and their oils, wheat germ oil Vitamin D: liver, eggs, oily fish like sardines, mackerel, salmon B vitamins: liver, venison (or moringa leaf powder supplement, one-half teaspoon per 25 pounds) Zinc: red meat, poultry Magnesium: dark leafy greens, seeds, fish

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Selenium: oily fish, grass-fed beef and beef liver, free-range chicken, egg Turmeric: a powerful supplement to help treat and prevent gene damage caused by heavy metals and glyphosate (one-eighth to one-quarter teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight per day, combined with a healthy fat like coconut oil and some freshly ground black pepper for better absorption).

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ou know that mercury is bad for people. John Moore, a prominent 20th-century mercury and dental health researcher, regarded mercury as a ubiquitous contaminant of everything from plastics to concrete and medicine. But what about your dog? Pets also routinely encounter mercury and other toxic metals like aluminum and lead. For humans, eating whole, organic and even biodynamic food has become imperative to avoid heavy metals. That’s also true for canines. A species-appropriate raw diet including veggies is often recommended. And any raw meaty bones should be the joints and not the long bones unless purchased from a company that tests for heavy metals. Here are some preventive and remedial steps.

leaky gut will have food allergies. Remove causes like vaccines and processed foods; support the liver; rebalance with prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes; replenish with a healthy whole foods diet, along with aloe, slippery elm and marshmallow root; and restore with homeopathic remedies. Follow up with fermented veggies as part of the diet. Consult a naturopathic veterinarian for treatment.

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Boost nutrients. Nutrient deficiencies

that can arise in conjunction with mercury poisoning include antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and vitamin D, plus the complex of B vitamins, zinc, magnesium and selenium. These also help treat potential post-vaccination immunity issues.

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Prevent and treat candida. Avoid aggravating

candida as it can release 60-plus toxic substances, including ethanols and the heavy metals it eats. Eliminate all carbs, sugar and grains from the dog’s diet.

Greens, minerals and herbs. The use of juvenile

grasses is detoxifying and provides necessary magnesium during a detox. Sea vegetables can supply calcium, iodine and trace minerals. Herbs like curcumin, ginger and cayenne are potent antioxidants; ginger and turmeric help with DNA repair. Nutrients from green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli can enter cells and reduce inflammation; broccoli sprouts also apply, with the most effective delivery method via a concentrated powder. Blend or lightly steam veggies to enhance digestion, then add one tablespoon for smaller dogs, or three to four for larger dogs.

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vitamins. Whole foods may be properly supplemented with gentle chelators like open cell wall chlorella and super foods like spirulina.

Probiotics plus. Probiotics help restore healthy gut bacteria, repair genes, synthesize nutrients and help remove mercury from the body. Cultivating a gut garden of beneficial bugs boosts health. Add a teaspoon or two of kefir or fermented veggies to the dinner of small dogs, up to a tablespoon or two for larger animals. A high-quality refrigerated probiotic supplement is an option; if it’s made for animals, follow the

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package directions; for human products, assume the dose is for a 150-pound person and adjust for the dog’s weight. Amino acids, the primary building blocks of proteins, are integral to detoxification; feeding a dog a variety of meats, along with fish and eggs, will provide these. Digestive enzymes also support health; a supplement should include many kinds. Cellulase, a plant enzyme that helps digest plant material, also extracts mercury, which destroys naturally occurring enzymes.

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Plan meals with prebiotics. Prebiotics occur naturally in common high-fiber foods including cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach. Carrots, beets and spirulina also benefit the gut. Establishing a healthy gut restores the body’s natural detoxification function, plus its ability to assimilate critical nutrients. Add a teaspoon or two for small dogs; one to three tablespoons for larger dogs.

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Organ meats. A dog should have organ meats from clean animals at least once a week or as 10 percent of its diet.

As the body detoxifies, symptoms and discharges may occur. These are less common for dogs with raw, speciesappropriate diets and minimal vaccinations. Visible results include old dogs displaying more energy and sharper cognitive function and awareness. Eyes are clearer. Fatty tissues shrink down, coats fill out and become shinier and skin becomes healthier. As the largest organ, skin reflects the state of the immune system as a whole. A concentrated detox to overturn health issues relies on doctor protocols and individualized treatment. An everyday gentle detox generally keeps pets healthier. Patricia Jordan is a naturopathic veterinarian in Cape Carteret, NC. Learn more at Dr-Jordan.com.

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e aware that glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is prevalent in nonorganic foods, widely used as a weed killer and to dry crops before harvesting. This hidden poison, in the presence of ingested mercury, makes both the glyphosate and mercury 1,000 times more toxic. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Dr. Stephani Seneff, author of the article “The Destructive Effects of Heavy Metals and Glyphosate,” reports that glyphosate is a major driver of disease. The toxin stays in a pet’s bones, as well as the bones of the food-producing animals eating genetically modified (GMO) grains that dogs chew on. 4 Avoid the chemicals and toxins commonly found in many lawn care supplies, household cleaners and body care products. Grow food or patronize a best practices local farmer. 4 Be diligent in sourcing for clean, unprocessed food. Learn about biodynamic farming and step up from organic to biodynamic. 4 Don’t hamper the immune system with unsafe and unnecessary vaccinations and drugs. 4 Spend time in the sunshine. 4 Exercise. The lymphatic system won’t work and the body can’t purge spent mitochondria or make new ones without it.

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SATURDAY, JULY 1 Animal Communication Sessions – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or pictures to find out their thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues or what they’d like; with Stacy Krafczyk. $65/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Preregister: 414-444-4110. BarkNScratchOutpost.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 14 Metaphysical Movie Night – 6:30-9pm. The Truman Show, a comedy featuring Jim Carey and Laura Linney: an insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. The film is loaded with symbolism and definitely worth watching. Discussion to follow. Popcorn will be served. Love offering. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

SUNDAY, JULY 2 Peru Mysticism – Jul 2-8. Explore Peruvian shamanism with local medicine people and participate in healing rituals and meditations at ancient holy sites including Machu Picchu. Led by Amy & David Wilinski of Golden Light Healing. Info: 920-6098277. GoldenLightHealing.net. Sunday Service w/Rich Bauman – 10am. Bauman returns to Unity to present the lesson and special music at this fellowship and Sunday service. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 7 Discover PhysioBin Happy Hour – 3-8pm. Meet the physical therapists behind PhysioBin. Socialize, enjoy a beverage and discover how PhysioBin can help you. Free. PhysioBin Walker’s Point, 131 Seeboth, #215, Milwaukee. 414-239-9771. PhysioBin.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 8 Animal Flow Introduction – 9am. Animal Flow is a fun and effective way to improve strength and flexibility for the entire body. Class is held an 1800 square foot mat. $10. PhysioBin, 11820 W Ripley Ave, Wauwatosa. 414-459-1224. PhysioBin.com/ Events. A Day of Mindfulness: Workshop – 9am-4:30pm. The practice of mindfulness includes: meditation, mindful walking, conscious breathing, and awareness of the present moment: with Hal Dessel. Bring a sack lunch. $25. Unity Church Of Light, 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield. RSVP: 262641-7558. UnityChurchOfLight.com. Usui Reiki Level I – 10am-4pm. Learn the first level of Usui Reiki. Reiki is a type of energy work that is stress relieving and life changing. $150, registration required. Pure Wellness, 5307 S 92nd Street, Hales Corners. 414-209-2705. RSVP: PureWellnessWI.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 15 comfortable alternative. Learn how at this workshop. $25. PhysioBin, 11820 W Ripley Ave, Wauwatosa. 414-459-1224. PhysioBin.com/Events.

TUESDAY, JULY 11 Rock & Roll: New Energy Protocol – 6:30-8:30pm. As we grow older, the sensation of gentle energy that moves freely in wave lengths through the body, known as rocking, gets lost. But humans are hard wired to relax in response to easy movement. Learn this approach to conveying energy and incorporate it within your current practice, including massage and Reiki. $45. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 BioMat Sessions & Reiki – July 12, 22, 26. Healing amethyst mat, with Far infrared, PEMF, biophoton and magnet therapies. Mat under & mini mat on you. $50/30-min session intro price. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. InspirationWellness Group.com. Consciousness Is What I Am – Weds Jul 12-Aug 16. 6:30-8:30pm. All are invited to this dynamic presentation of author Joel Goldsmith’s work; with Rev Brian Griffin. Freewill offering. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

Animal Communication Sessions – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or pictures to find out their thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues or what they’d like; with Stacy Krafczyk. $65/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. Preregister: 262-548-0923 Petlicious.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 9 Taking the Easy Way Out of Pain – 1-3pm. When stretching doesn’t help muscle and joint tightness go away, there is often a much faster and more

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Reiki III for Animals & Humans – 10am-3pm. Receive the last symbol to become a master of reiki to promote healing, well-being, and instilling the healing life force energy on a solid and life changing way for animals and humans; w/Stacy Krafczyk. Prerequisites: Reiki I & II. $150, $50/ non-refundable deposit to reserve space. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. Preregister: 262-5480923 Petlicious.com. A Course in Miracles Fundamentals Workshop – Jul 15 & 22. 1-3pm both days. Learn the fundamental metaphysics of the course. Class time will be a mix of lecture, break-out groups, discussion and Q&A: with Rev Nelsen & Julie Johnson. $35/ full workshop. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOfGrace.Church. An Intimate Afternoon with Spirit – 1-3pm. Psychic mediums deliver messages from your loved ones during a gallery event. Kristina Nez Begay and Mike Pozorski navigate other worlds with ease to bring messages that can be validating and healing. Attendance does not guarantee a reading. $40. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. RSVP: 262-787-3001. Angel LightLLC.com. Building Your Spiritual Tool Kit – 1-3pm. Enhance and grow your spiritual connection utilizing breathing meditation and mantras. Prepare an alter for dedication; w/Scott Fisher. $25. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.

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Drum Making Workshop – 1:30pm. Craft your own ceremonial hand drum. A variety of hides available; learn about the various medicine gifts each animal spirit brings and how to use the drum for meditation and healing; w/Dave Wilinski. $195, includes all materials to create a 15” drum and drum stick. Preregistration required: GoldenLight Healing@bayland.net.

Release and Let Go – 6-8:30pm. Structured/ intuitive drumming and insight-oriented art integrating elements of empathy for self and others, allowing for deeper connections. This adventure provides an insightful space from which participants can release emotional energy, reclaim power and return home feeling alive and empowered. No experience needed. Adults only. Drums, instruments, art supplies are provided. Led by Sandra Zahn, ATR-BC. $37, preregistration required. Art Therapy House, 7646 N Teutonia Ave, Brown Deer. RSVP: 414-429-0299.

TUESDAY, JULY 18 The Healing Power of Color – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn to create colored balls of light to heal the body and its emotional, mental and spiritual counterparts. Explore colors and how to use each color to boost energy, help strengthen a vital organ and calm a


nervous system. A color healing protocol will be taught and experienced during this workshop that can be used for self-treatment or for others. $45. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. RSVP: 262-7873001. AngelLightLLC.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 Shamanic Training Whispers on the Wind – July 19-23, Sept 20-24, Jan 3-7, May 16-20/2018. Explore ancient energy medicine practices in this transformational four-series program which will include lectures, hands-on practice, experiential exercises, and rites of passage. Held at Golden Light Healing Retreat Center in northeastern Wisconsin, where you will be held in the arms of Mother Nature as you delve into the teachings of the medicine wheel. See website or call for more information. Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net. Dysautonomia (POTS) Program – Jul 19 & 26. 3:30-4:30pm both days. Physical therapist Rachel Thiel shares information from Dysautonomia International with an introduction to PhysioBin’s specialty exercise program. $5. PhysioBin Wauwatosa, 11820 W Ripley Ave, Wauwatosa. 414-239-9771. PhysioBin.com.

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THURSDAY, JULY 27 Getting Serious about Essential Oils – 1011:30am. Barb Lemke facilitates a presentation on using essential oils for a healthier life, experiencing balance, more energy, heart and brain health and more. Open to all, beginners and experienced. Q&A follows. $5; preregistration appreciated. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com. Tandem Healing Techniques for Reiki Practitioners and Energy Workers – 6:30-8:30pm. Workshop will instruct you in several step-by-step techniques for working in tandem from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head. This four-handed technique takes you to another level of practice and your clients to an accelerated state of well-being; w/ Sheri Bauer. $45. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. RSVP: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

Aveda IBW Mixer – 5-8pm. Get connected to Aveda with an express service and shop Aveda at a savings. Free; reservations limited. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, 327 East St Paul Ave, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414-227-2889. IBW.edu.

SATURDAY, JULY 22 Tea with Natalie – 9-11:30am Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a health chat about fermented foods with a holistic wellness expert. $10. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. Inspiration WellnessGroup.com. $.M.A.R.T. Projects: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely Planning – 11am1pm. Workshop to help individuals and groups develop business enterprises leading to the increase of economic development; will include incorporating, business structure development, types of businesses and the basic components of a business plan. $25. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 25 Heal Your Gut – 7-8:30pm. Disease begins in the gut. Learn to heal leaky gut, dysbiosis, and how to reestablish a healthy microbiome. $30. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. Inspiration WellnessGroup.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 Dysautonomia (POTS) Program – 3:30-4:30pm. See

Women’s Retreat: Honoring Mother Earth – September 15-17. Fri, 12pm-Sun, 12pm. Join Diane Seymour and Sandra Anderson to embrace the connection to Mother Earth and her beauty in our lives. See website for more information. Cedar Valley Retreat Center, West Bend. RSVP: 262-3670607. C4WB.com. A Course in Miracles Weekend Intensive – Sep 29-Oct 1. Teachers from the School for a Course in Miracles, in Denver, will do the weekend intensive. Learn what ACIM defines as the root of all problems, seeming separation from God and our true self. $150/ by Aug 1, $180/after. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

OCTOBER El Camino de Santiago – Oct 2-12, 2017. El Camino de Santiago, The Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage trail of personal reflection, crossing the wine country, mountains and valleys of Spain, ending at the cathedral in Compostela where St. James’ remains are said to be interred. Led by spiritual teacher, Amy Wilinski, you will travel with tailor-made meditations, rituals and ceremonies. Golden Light Healing. 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.

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THURSDAY, JULY 20 The Healing Power of Breath – 6:30-8:30pm. Use the power of your breath to help maintain balance for your body and promote relaxation and healing. Learn what type of breather you are, why breath is so important on a physical and emotional level and how breath works in the body. $45. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. RSVP: 262-787-3001. Angel LightLLC.com.

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FRIDAY, JULY 28 BFF Fridays: Girl’s Night Out – 6:30-9pm. July is Gallery Night; details on website. Come relax and enjoy. Light refreshments offered. It’s an evening of socializing and fun with special girlfriends. $15; preregistration appreciated. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 29 Breathe Easy, Move Mindfully – 10am-12pm. Want to be healthier? Learn breathing centered movement and meditation to apply in your everyday living and use to create a personal practice; with Caroline Raffel. $35/through Jul 26, $40/after, $30/members; registration on line required. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-518-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com.

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Midwest Women’s Herbal: Mycelium Mysteries: A Women’s Mushroom Retreat – Oct 6-8. Eugenia Bone, author and food journalist, will make the keynote address, “Mycophilia.” Other presenters: Sue Van Hook, Mara Penfil, Linda Conroy, Sarah Foltz and Carla Kramer. Retreat will focus on understanding fungi as the grandmothers of our ecosystems, with workshops at beginner through advanced levels. Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI. For more info & registration: MidwestWomensHerbal.com/ mushrooms.

NOVEMBER Shamanic Training Whispers on the Wind – Nov 1-5, Apr 11-15, Jul & Oct 2018. Explore ancient energy medicine practices in this transformational four-series program which will include lectures, hands-on practice, experiential exercises, and rites of passage. Learn energy healing techniques including power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past life and ancestral imprints, the medicine wheel and more. See website or call for more information. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center. Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net. Craft and Vendors Fair – Nov 3 & 4. Vendors welcome. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

JANUARY 2018

AUGUST Artists Showcase – Aug TBA. Unity friends and family will present and sell their works of art following morning fellowship. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

Peru Mysticism – January 28-Feb 3, 2018. Explore Peruvian shamanism up close and personal on a spiritual journey with Golden Light Healing. Participate in healing rituals and meditations at ancient holy sites, including Machu Picchu, with the local shamans. Information, Amy: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.

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Minister’s Book Study – 9:15-10:45am. This is an open discussion group; currently discussing Wisconsin author Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. Free. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

$5 Yoga Classes – Daily yoga classes available; call or visit the website for the schedule. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, 327 East St. Paul Ave, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414-227-2889. IBW.edu.

sunday Friendship and Potluck – 4th Sun. Celebrate with a spiritual community; messages and music during the service followed by food and fellowship. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Sunday Gathering: Light of Grace – 10am. Come for meditation, soul-filled music and an inspiring spiritual message to uplift and motivate you. Light of Grace, 5806 W. National Ave, West Allis. 414258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church. Unity Church of Light Sunday Service – 10am. Sunday service with Rev Sue Ellen Kelly and the amazing music of George Busateri, John Zaffiro and various soloists. Children’s Sunday school at same time. Unity Church of Light, 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield (in Bishop’s Woods West 1). 262-641-7558. UnityChurchOfLight.com. Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle – 11:30am. 3rd Sun. Meets following fellowship and service. Please bring your drum, some available for use. Group led by Dennis Clark, president, board of trustees. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Coloring and Crafting Club – 12pm. 2nd Sun. Meets in the fireside room following fellowship and service. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

monday Mindfulness Meditation: Jump Start Your Work Week – 8-8:45am. Starting the day fully present is a

good way to bring your best self to the workplace: w/Joanne Nelson, Wake Up the Writer Within. Free will donation; preregistration appreciated. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. Sandra@c4wb.com. Mindful Discussion and Meditation – 5:156:05pm. A twenty-minute opening guided meditation; questions and dialogue about mindfulness and meditation practices; ending with a brief minimally guided meditation; with Ann Marie Arvoy. Intended for upper teens and adults. $15, free/members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. RSVP: 262-512-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com.

tuesday Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 9-10am. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Court, Ste 210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Yoga for Back and Core – Through Jul. 6:457:45pm. A meditative hatha yoga class; basic postures and stretches for a healthy spine and strong inner core are practiced. Attention is given to the breath and focus. $12 drop in, $50/5 class pass, $10/ member drop in, $45/member 5 class pass; registration on line suggested. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-518-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com.

classifieds $20 for up to 20 words, then $1 extra per word. Email content to Publisher@Natural Milwaukee.com. Deadline is the 10th. RETREAT CENTER RETREAT CENTER AVAILABLE – Experience Shalom House: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 12 beds. Perfect for weekend/overnight retreats, day workshops, couples getaway and more. Location: Kettle Moraine Forest, West Bend, WI. Visit AQuietPlace ToBe.com or call 612-991-4481.

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wednesday Wellness Wednesday – 10am-1pm. Three presentations each session: A different wellness women theme each month. $12.50/per day, $40/per month. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Anne Wondra: 262-544-4310. Wonder Spirit.com. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 6-7pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani

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Gentle Healing Yoga – 10-11am. Gentle, individualized class ideal for those with chronic aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, cancer, post-injury, health conditions, or interested in gentle yoga. Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, PT, eRYT. $40/4 weeks, $12/class. Lakepoint Church, S63W13694 Janesville Rd, Muskego. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Silent Unity Prayer and Healing Circle – 11am. This prayer time coincides with the prayer time at World Headquarters Silent Unity where prayer partners are praying 24/7/365. This is a powerful time to join in prayer. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 6:30pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $40/4 weeks, $12/class. Lakepoint Church, S63W13694 Janesville Rd, Muskego. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com.

friday Guided Meditation – 11-11:45am. A guided mindfulness meditation with a focus on the breath to develop increased awareness and presence; with Caroline Raffel, certified meditation instructor. Open for beginner to advanced practice. $15, free/ members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-518-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com Community Drumming Circle – 6:30-8pm. 1st Fri. Bring your friends and drums and sink into a smooth flow. Release the stress of daily life; w/Tom Kotlarek. No experience necessary. Drums available. Donation; preregistration encouraged. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. Sandra@c4wb.com.

saturday Citizens Climate Lobby – 1:30pm. 2nd Sat. This is a non-partisan group dedicated to finding effective ways to preserving and protecting our planet from further climate change. Unity Church in Milwaukee, Wedding Suite, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.


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ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE BY ALANA

6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 414-813-4747 AcupunctureByAlana.com Specializing in pain treatment, internal medicine, hormone imbalance and stress management. Alana Hammer, MS L.Ac utilizes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help individuals achieve their optimal health.

ANANDA ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING CENTER

4528 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-791-0303 AnandaAcupuncture.com Our focus is stress and pain management along with support modalities: 5 element nutritional consultations, Angel Card readings, reiki and CranioSacral Therapy, herbal, homeopathic and essential oil prescriptions. See ad, page 12.

ENERQI CENTER FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE 10827 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis 414-209-4228 EnerqiAcu.com

A 501c3 nonprofit, fullservice acupuncture care center, we offer excellence in pain management, oncology support, and stress insomnia treatment in our beautiful West Allis clinic. See ad, page 7.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION/ HEALING ALL SPIRIT HEALING

Specializing in mental health, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD; stress reduction, digestive and eating disorders, detox and chronic pain. Offering acupuncture, reiki, gong bath meditations.

262-369-5317 VapikaWellness.com 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland Mechthilde Moser is a certified ayurveda counselor/educator, panchakarma therapist and holistic life coach helping you to experience health through ayurvedic bodywork, lifestyle and diet consultations and coaching.

BODYWORK

Stacy Krafczyk • 414-460-4781 AllSpiritHealing.com

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Stacy Krafczyk specializes in Animal Communication, intuitive readings, after life communication, energy work and healing for both people and animals that helps promote physical and emotional well-being.

ANIMAL CONNECTING AND HEALING

Aimee Lawent Beach 414-732-9860 AnimalConnectingAndHealing@yahoo.com Aimee is a Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) Practitioner and animal communicator. HTA restores harmony and balance to an animal’s energy system and works cooperatively with traditional veterinary care.

AYURVEDA SANTHIGRAM WELLNESS AYURVEDA SPA

12800 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-955-6600 Facebook.com/SanthigramMilwaukee Santhigram’s Vaidya Sunita, the only ayurvedic doctor in Wisconsin, offers affordable authentic ayurvedic consultations, diet/yoga/lifestyle coaching, panchakarma treatments, spa services. Come, experience true healing. See ad, page 39.

ROYAL ROAD CLINIC

1841 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee 414-377-3898 RoyalRoadMke.com

VAPIKA WELLNESS

SANTOSHA YOGA AND AYURVEDA W307 N1497 Golf Rd, Delafield 262-271-4972 SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com

Nikki Estes offers holistic health coaching through ayurvedic consultations, AyurYoga therapy and ayurvedic products and essential oils. Balance the body, focus the mind, enlighten the spirit. See ad, page 10.

19601 W Bluemound Rd, #100, Brookfield 414-405-3956 1212BodyWorks.com Emily Yenor, Physical Therapist and movement expert, identifies and corrects muscle imbalances throughout the body to help you move better, feel better and live better. See ad, page 18.

CHIROPRACTIC OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER 15850 W Bluemound Rd, Ste 306, Brookfield 262-226-8349 OptimalPerformanceWI.com We combine the best of chiropractic, physical therapy and wellness care. We use a comprehensive panel of diagnostic testing to insure our patients get the highest level of care possible.

SETTIMI CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

17280 W North Ave, Ste G-102, Brookfield 262-789-0576 SettimiChiropractic.com Special focus on women and children, Dr. Settimi has been providing exceptional wellness care to our community for over 27 years. Our natural approach addresses common healthcare concerns in a warm and welcoming environment. See ad, page 25.

CRYSTALS ANGEL LIGHT CENTER FOR THE HEALING ARTS

13000 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com Our Crystal Emporium features unique and exquisite crystals, stones and natural stone jewelry at affordable prices. Crystal Workshops and therapeutic Crystal Healing sessions also available.

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FREE SPIRIT CRYSTALS

4763 N 124 St, Butler • 262-790-0748 FreeSpiritCrystals.com Besides selling beautiful stones and crystals, we offer a variety of healing sessions, crystal healing classes, reiki, astrology, tarot readings and spiritual counseling. See ad, page 25.

DENTISTRY

HANDCRAFTED COOKWARE HOUSEKEEPER CROCKERY

414-534-6943 HouseKeeperCrockery.com Twitter & Instagram: @housecrockery Locally sourced, 100% Americanmade, pure elegant copper cookware, organic cast iron skillets, wooden spoons, pottery and more. Redesign your kitchen with handcrafted essentials. See ad, page 20.

HOLISTIC DENTISTRY OF PORT WASHINGTON

222 N Franklin St, Port Washington 262-235-4525 HolisticDentistryWI.com Dr. Railand is passionate about treating all ages with a whole body p e r s p e c t i v e . We c o m b i n e advanced alternative treatments with conventional procedures to provide true wellness. See ad, page 5.

HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER FOR WELL-BEING Sandra Anderson 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland 262-367-0607 • c4wb.com

Sandra Anderson is certified in advanced energy medicine techniques and practices for supporting individuals who are looking for holistic approaches in attaining fulfillment and wellbeing. See ad, page 7.

INTEGRATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS N35 W23770 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee 262-691-4555 • MyNaturalDentist.com

“…Because a healthy Body, starts with a healthy Mouth.” Our office specializes in treating the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms; we offer the latest advances in dentistry. See ad, page 3.

GOLDEN LIGHT HEALING

Amy Wilinski, Shamanic Energy Practitioner/ Reiki Master • 920-609-8277 GoldenLightHealing.net Discover your gifts with one of our many offerings! Offering healing sessions and training in Milwaukee and Green Bay area in Reiki, Shamanism, Intuition, Mediumship and much more.

WHOLEHEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGIC FAMILY DENTISTRY

125 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 102, Pewaukee 262-737-4004 WholeHealthFamilyDentistry.com Dr. Schwartz is board certified in Biomimetic Dentistry, Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine and is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. We offer the best and healthiest dentistry for our patients.

NATALIE BENOIT

Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek 414-651-2243 MilwaukeeReiki.MassagePlanet.com Wellness coach, guide, consultant, educator and reiki practitioner since 2000. Specializing in disease reversal with natural evidencebased therapies. Emphasis on functional, alternative, complementary and energy medicines.

ESSENTIAL OILS YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS Anne Wondra 262-544-4310 Yldist.com/myoilsjuice

PURE ENERGY YOGA

My wellness site is life-centered. I write about and teach empowered wellness, useful resources, and creating everyday wellness for ourselves. Learn more on my blog tab at Yldist.com/myoilsjuice.

Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher PureEnergyYoga.com • 414-217-4185 Reiki healing sessions and instruction, yoga classes for all in Pewaukee, Muskego, Greendale. Restore balance, health and wellbeing in mind, body and spirit.

GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS EXTREME ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC. info@ExtremeKleaner.com ExtremeKleaner.com 800-337-8326

Visit ExtremeKleaner.com to get your free sample of Extreme Kleaner, a non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser aimed to improve air and water quality and reduce negative influences on the environment. See ad, page 2.

LAWNCARE/LANDSCAPE SERVICES ECO HARMONY LANDSCAPE

414-810-5858 Info@EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Mike.EcoHarmony@gmail.com EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Ecologically minded, full-service landscape company servicing SE Wisconsin. Specializing in sustainable ideas and low-maintenance solutions. Professional Craftsmanship Inspired by Nature. See ad, page 23.

LACEWING

Diane Olson-Schmidt • 414-793-3652 LaceWingGdcs@att.net Garden consultation, instruction, landscape design, wildflowers and woodland gardens, prairies, small ponds, rain gardens, landscape maintenance, organic lawn care. Organic landscape practices in all habitats. See ad, page 18.

LED PHOTO REJUVENATION WHITE SAGE SPA

Susie Raymond, Esthetician, Life Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher WhiteSageSpa.com • 414-352-6550 Reveal your radiance through natural methods of skin rejuvenation, including photo rejuvenation, gentle peels, natural/ organic customized facials. Susie brings 19 years of experience to every service and has a gentle healing touch. See ad, page 9.

LIFE COACH WONDERSPIRIT

262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha WonderSpirit.com Anne Wondra is a coach, writer, muse, madam of feminine spirit arts and sciences, spiritual exploring, self-esteem, inner wisdom and energy medicine. See ad, page 27.

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LYMPHATIC DETOX ALIVE & WELL NATURALLY 140 S Main St, Thiensville 262-297-7070 AliveAndWellNaturally.com

Teresa Lopez offers dry salt bed t h e r a p y, S T- 8 Ly m p h a t i c decongestion/oxygen/ozone, MediCupping, microscopy, and independent monthly healthy foods lifestyle courses. Complimentary BioMat sessions.

MEDICINE – FUNCTIONAL & INTEGRATIVE GREENSQUARE INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 414-292-3900, Ext 203 GreenSquareCenter.com

20+ Integrative natural healing and medical specialists offer drug-free, patient-centered care. We treat the cause, not the symptom, using the latest integrative strategies. Enjoy affordable daily health & fitness classes, all in a beautiful neighborhood setting.

ZUZA’S WAY INTEGRATIVE WHOLE FAMILY CARE 817 N East Ave, Waukesha 262-312-9098 • ZuzasWay.com

Dagmara Beine blends Western medicine with Integrative/ Functional medicine to empower your whole family with knowledge and the right tools to make the most informed decisions for your health. See ad, page 20.

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MEDICINE - NEUROLOGY & PAIN TREATMENT

WHITE WOLF MFR Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-543-0855 WhiteWolfMFR.com

DR. NEAL POLLACK NEUROLOGY & PAIN TREATMENT 2600 N Mayfair Rd, Ste 1120, Wauwatosa 414-453-7780 MilwaukeePainClinic.com

Specializing in neurology, pain treatment, and musculoskeletal medicine, we provide traditional and alternative regenerative therapies that have enabled thousands of patients to avoid surgery, reduce medications, and relieve their pain. See ad, page 11.

4433 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood LakesideNaturalMedicine.com 414-939-8748

Dr. Sarah Axtell and Dr. Joanne Aponte are naturopathic doctors with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalances, weight loss and hypothyroidism. See ad, page 12.

NATURAL FOODS OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS

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Bay View, Brown Deer, Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa locations Outpost.coop

DRAGONFLY MEDITATION STUDIO

11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon 262-518-0173 • DragonflyMeditation.com Dragonfly Meditation is a secular (non-religious) mindfulnessb a s e d s t u d i o w h i c h o ff e r s meditation instruction, special workshops, retreats, massage, reiki and yoga classes. See ad, page 25.

We know Jack! Unlike other area grocers, we know by name many of the farmers and producers who supply Outpost with quality goods. See ad, page 15.

NUTRITION LANGLOIS’ VITAL NUTRITION CENTER 8843 W North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-453-8289 store, 414-453-4070 office VitalNutritionCenter.com

MENTAL HEALTH BLUE STONE COUNSELING

10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon BlueStoneCounselingLLC.com 262-241-5604 My mission is to provide personal, compassionate counseling that transforms the human experience to one of joy and hope by optimizing each client’s potential.

Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center is at the forefront in optimal nutrition. Optimal nutrition equals: Increased energy, more productivity, enhanced emotions, improved brain function and more. See ad, page 40.

OUTDOOR GEAR YELLOW WOOD GEAR

MEDICINE - NATUROPATHIC LAKESIDE NATURAL MEDICINE

Tony Grimm, LMT since 2007; expert-level JFB Myofascial Release therapist. MFR is the most effective treatment to eliminate or reduce pain using gentle pressure to get lasting results.

401 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay YellowWoodGear.com 414-332-3636

TRINERGY CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY

12800 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-955-6600 At Trinergy, a holistic mental health clinic, Dr Tummala provides mind-body evaluation & comprehensive treatment plan to address psychological problems & achieve health & vitality. See ad, page 39.

Yellow Wood specializes in premier outdoor gear with a conscience, passion for what we do and purpose to create a better society and community. See ad, page 10.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

KEVIN MCCOY ROLFING

PHYSIOBIN

414-459-1224 Wauwatosa and Walker’s Point Locations PhysioBin.com

262-337-1530 KevinMcCoyRolfing.com Brookfield and Glendale locations Rolfing Structural Integration is a unique whole-body approach that facilitates effortless, upright posture & fluid, pain-free movement. It helps you feel comfortable in your own skin. See ad, page 20.

Doctors of Physical Therapy Daniel Schumann and Rachel Thiel offer unique techniques to eliminate pain and limitations and bring you to better movement for a better life. See ad, page 15.

SCHOOLS/TRAINING

REIKI ANGELIK HANDS Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-429-5117 Reiki-AngelikHands.com Ann Miller is certified in the Usui Shiki Ryoho method of reiki. Experience the many benefits of reiki energy healing, which promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. schedule your appointment today.

BE REIKI

100 Main St, Mukwonago 262-498-4162 BeReiki.com Rhiana is trained in Usui and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki. Earn CEUs. If you’re looking for certified training and compassionate healing sessions call Rhiana.

CINDY CARLSON REIKI AND ENERGY HEALING

121 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 208, Whitefish Bay 414-758-0657 CarlsonHealing.com

ART OF HEALING SCHOOL OF ENERGY MEDICINE

13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com Wisconsin’s premier School for Energy Medicine Training offering individual classes, certificate and diploma programs. Built on the belief that knowledge, competency and professionalism must exist at the very foundation of Energy Work.

INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

327 E St Paul Ave, Milwaukee 414-227-2889 • IBW.edu Located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is a leading Aveda school with multiple beauty and wellness programs.

MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

6232 Bankers Rd, Racine • 800-593-2320 Acupuncture.edu

Reiki/energy healing is a powerful treatment that helps the body relax at a very deep level, allowing the body to activate its own ability to heal itself. See ad, page 20.

The Midwest College, with campuses in Racine and Chicago, offers accredited programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine that lead to licensed practice in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and many other states. See ad, page 27.

SKIN CARE SKIN AND ACNE SPECIALIST

682 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger 920-210-0370 SkinAndAcneSpecialist.com Rachel Geschke is a Face Reality Acne Specialist and holistic esthetician. She specializes in acne treatment and prevention, along with reiki-infused facials, peels and waxing.

SPIRITUAL LIGHT OF GRACE

Associate Pastor Kris Nelsen 5806 W National Ave, West Allis LightOfGrace.Church A loving, spiritual community dedicated to assisting others on their spiritual journey. We provide 10am Sunday gatherings, healing services, weddings, classes & m o r e . S e n i o r P a s t o r To m Sherbrook. See ad, page 11.

UNITY CHURCH

Rev Mari Gabriels on 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa • 414-475-0105 UnityChurchInMilwaukee.org A God-centered c o m m u n i t y, welcoming all to come and share the gifts of divine love, life, peace, joy and abundance. Join us Sundays, 10 am. See ad, page 29.

VETERINARY SERVICES ANIMAL DOCTOR HOLISTIC VETERINARY COMPLEX

S73 W16790 Janesville Rd, Muskego 414-422-1300 AnimalDoctorHolistic.com Complete, integrated pet health care, including natural nutrition, titres, herbal/glandular/nutraceutical supplements, and essential oils. Dr. Jodie is a certified acupuncturist and food therapist.

WELLNESS CENTER MYOM WELLBEING

7963 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point 414-405-3556 MyOmWellbeing.com Offering yoga, meditation, reiki, massage, naturopathic skin care treatments and remedies, organic makeup. A personalized experience for children and adults in a cozy, home-like setting.

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