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Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center Expands with New Location, More Services
fter 28 years at its Wauwatosa location, Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center is expanding to benefit clients and improve the outcomes of the center’s Nourish and Detox programs. The new location, at 16655 Wisconsin Avenue in Brookfield, features larger consultation rooms, a near-infrared sauna for detoxification, and expanded hours. Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center dates back to 1946, when health visionaries Les and Bertha Langlois began the business as Langlois’ Health Food Marts. Their grandson Jeffrey Langlois—a certified nutritionist, Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy and certified nutritional consultant—is continuing their mission of offering healthy products to the community, as well as nutrition consultations and health education.
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Self-Acceptance Training to Help Mind-Body Connection
rom Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1, Cherie McCoy will lead a weekend workshop in Brown Deer designed to teach professionals and students the tools of self-acceptance. McCoy is one of the country’s leading practitioners in selfacceptance training, which is an approach to human development and counseling created by Richard Olney. “The mind-body connection helps the student alleviate stress, tension, pain and trauma in the body,” says McCoy. She has taught self-acceptance training to medical professionals, Cherie McCoy therapists, teachers, body workers and laypersons. McCoy’s innovative groups are open to people who want to explore specific life issues, as well as those who wish to heighten self-awareness, experience relief from criticism, and feel more alive and energetic. McCoy maintains a private practice in Novato, California. Cost: $375; $275 special introductory price for first-time professional attendees. For more information or to register, call 415-897-5997 or visit SelfAcceptance.us. See ad, page 17.
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Treasures of Oz Eco-Tour Explores Natural Wonders of Ozaukee County
he Treasures of Oz EcoTour, held on June 16, is a free, annual, family-friendly event that celebrates the abundance of nature throughout Ozaukee County. The focus for 2018 will be Ozaukee’s “Other Coast”— the portion of the Milwaukee River that runs through the county. This year’s adventure will feature seven nature sites, all opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 3 p.m., except Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, the host site, which will close at 4:30 p.m. The preserve will hold a celebration with exhibits from environmental organizations, music by Steve & Friends, a raﬄe, a silent auction, and food and beverages. The other six sites on this year’s Treasures of Oz Eco-Tour are Bike Path Island; Bratt Woods; The Ozaukee Interurban Trail; Riveredge Nature Center; Hawthorne Hills HH Peters Camp and Shady Lane State Natural Area; and The Milwaukee River Watershed Fish Passage Program, in Thiensville Village Park. People can attend all of the sites or just the ones in which they are interested. Experts will be on hand at most of the sites to discuss conservation measures, wildlife and related subjects. Participants can download a passport from the website and collect stamps and trading cards at each site. Passport stamps can be exchanged at the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve for free raﬄe tickets. Cyclists will receive double stamps. Location: 4970 Country Club Rd., Port Washington. For more information, site locations and to download the passport, visit TreasuresOfOz.org.
Fearless Dying, A Course in Miracles Workshop at Light of Grace
n July 27, 28 and 29, Light of Grace Healing and Education Center, in West Allis, will host Fearless Dying, a workshop about death and dying as viewed through A Course in Miracles (ACIM). The workshop will be presented by Tim Wise and Lyn Corona from The School for ACIM, in Denver, and Reverend Kris Nelsen from Light of Grace Miracles Center. The workshop will explore ACIM’s perspective on the unreality of death and how to deal with the passing of our loved ones. “Join us for comforting words about one of our greatest fears, and awaken an amazing healing perception that goes beyond our own suffering and death,” says Nelsen.
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Online Education at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
idwest College of Oriental Medicine, with campuses in Racine, Wisconsin, and Evanston, Illinois, now offers new online courses. Fundamentals of Oriental Medicine is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and Biological Chemistry is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. Students can log in from anywhere and participate in live-stream lectures. All lectures are recorded and made available for the entire quarter, offering a unique opportunity that fits into busy lifestyles. The summer 2018 quarter begins June 30. All new students qualify to receive a free three-week trial. Since 1979, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine has led thousands of aspiring Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners from the classroom to clinical work, graduation and the formation of their own practices. The college focuses on integrating acupuncture, Chinese herbs and other Eastern modalities with modern Western medicine. Location: 6232 Bankers Rd., Racine. For more information, call 1-800-593-2320, email Liz.Warkentin@Acupuncture.edu or visit Acupuncture.edu. See ad, page 10.
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Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health More than half of teens and young adults that have slaked their thirst with energy drinks report consequently suffering negative health consequences, reports a new study from Canada’s University of Waterloo. Of 2,055 Canadian participants between ages 12 and 24, 55.4 percent said they had negative health events afterwards. Of these, 26.5 percent trembled and felt jittery, 24.7 percent had faster heartbeats and 22.5 percent noted “jolt and crash” episodes—a spell of alertness followed by a sudden drop in energy. Another 5.1 percent experienced nausea or diarrhea and 0.2 percent, seizures. Most respondents said they drank only one or two energy drinks at a time. 12
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In the first scientific study of facial exercise, 27 middleaged women that performed specific facial muscle movements looked an average of two-and-a-half years younger in 20 weeks based on a standardized scale called the Merz-Carruthers Facial Aging Photoscales. By doing the exercises for 30 minutes each day or every other day, the fullness of both the upper and lower cheeks, in particular, of the women were significantly enhanced, report Northwestern University researchers. “The exercises enlarge and strengthen the facial muscles, so the face becomes firmer and more toned and shaped like a younger face,” says lead author Murad Alam, a medical doctor. Some of the study exercises can be found by searching the topic of Happy Face Yoga on YouTube.
Cardiovascular exercise improves a person’s healthy gut microbes even without making dietary changes, University of Illinois researchers report. In a study of 32 people, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise three times a week for six weeks boosted levels of healthy intestinal bacteria, especially for lean subjects, and less so for the obese. The healthy bacteria produced shortchain fatty acids that reduce the risk of colon cancer. “The bottom line is that there are clear differences in how the microbiome of somebody who is obese versus somebody who is lean responds to exercise,” says Jeffrey Woods, Ph.D., a kinesiology professor at the university.
Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time When we’re feeling angry, stressed or overexcited, just 15 minutes of being alone without a device can put us into a more peaceful state, reports a University of Rochester study. Young adults, sitting in a comfortable chair away from their devices, were given something to read, told to think about something specific or not given any instruction. Some were asked to sit alone for 15 minutes a day for a week and keep a diary. In all cases, such solo time away from devices helped reduce intense emotions afterward.
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Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown After a polluting coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania was shut down in 2014 by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulatory action, the chances of women living 30 miles downwind having a preterm birth fell by about 28 percent, report Lehigh University researchers. While the plant was operating, women in affluent New Jersey communities downwind had a 17 percent greater risk of having babies of very low birth weights— less than 5.5 pounds—than did women in other similar affluent areas.
Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link Alcohol has been linked to seven types of cancer, including breast and bowel, and scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, in Cambridge, UK, have tracked down a possible cause. In lab tests, they found that when the body processes alcohol, acetaldehyde is produced. Acetaldehyde alters and damages DNA within blood stem cells, leading to rearranged chromosomes and a greater likelihood of cancer.
Mangoes Carry Health Benefits Mangoes contain potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that may prove useful in treating gastrointestinal disease, cognitive decline and diabetes, report scientists at the University of Palermo, in Italy. Also, Texas A&M researchers have found that 300 people with Crohn’s disease that ate 200 to 400 grams of commercially available frozen mangoes daily for eight weeks had fewer digestive symptoms, improved inflammation biomarkers and less colon cancer-linked molecules in their digestive tracts.
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. June 2018
Simple Eco-Houses on the Upswing
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.
At the North American Climate Summit in Chicago last December, more than 50 mayors from around the globe signed the Chicago Climate Charter, intended to guide cities toward reaching greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals similar to the Paris climate accord. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says each mayor will pursue a customized plan, noting, “We’re all going to get to the same destination in our own way.” President Trump’s intended exit from the Paris agreement has sparked an uproar from leaders worldwide, especially mayors in cities long committed to reducing emissions. Dozens of cities are committed to 100 percent clean and renewable energy goals and pledged to promote clean transit through using zero-emissions buses. Emanuel believes, “Climate change can be solved by human action.” Cities’ actions now may well pay off in the long run.
Deadly Cargo Oil Spill Threatens Ocean Ecology
Experts are warning that the Iranian tanker Sanchi oil spill in January in the East China Sea could potentially be one of the worst in decades. Scientists from the UK National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton are monitoring the disaster, believing it could 14
severely impact important reefs, fishing grounds and protected marine areas in Japan. They are also concerned by the toxic nature of the ultra-light, highly flammable oil and unknown impacts. Simon Boxall, with the centre, notes, “It’s not like crude, which does break down under natural microbial action. This stuff actually kills the microbes that break the oil down.”
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 Royal Road to Wellness by Sheila Julson
hile working as a philosophy lecturer, Adriana Royal was met with surprise from some of her friends and family when she decided to change career paths and study acupuncture. It made perfect sense to Royal, though, because she found many parallels between philosophy studies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, through her acupuncture practice at Royal Road Clinic, she enjoys helping people heal both physically and mentally. Royal was born and raised in Chicago. She had a passion for teaching and chose to pursue philosophy. Royal completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University, and went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She moved to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University for a doctorate in philosophy, but the stress of school started to take a toll on her health, affecting her sleep as well as her digestive system. “The doctors immediately wanted to put me on medication, and I thought, ‘I’d really like to find another way to heal,’” Royal reflects. “I began working out more and then I tried acupuncture, and it worked. I also fell in love with the philosophy behind the modality, in that it brings out the question of embodiment and vulnerability, and emotion that’s stuck in the body, and treats it through acupuncture.” Royal left Marquette with a second master’s degree in philosophy. While searching for a hospitable environment to research embodiment and vulnerability,
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she decided to pursue a career in Chinese medicine at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, and completed her acupuncture studies in 2016. With licensure in hand, she opened Royal Road Clinic on Milwaukee’s East Side where she specializes in acupuncture for chronic pain and psycho-emotional issues such as depression and anxiety. Her husband, Andrew Royal, a psychotherapist, also practices at the clinic, and together they work from a mind-body angle. Although acupuncture has been a trusted wellness modality in the West over the last few decades, Royal still hears some misconceptions about the practice. “Acupuncture is really a way of allowing the body to heal itself, but some people ask ‘What is in the needles, or what are you injecting me with?’ There’s nothing inside the needles; they’re just tapping into the body’s ability to heal itself so that you get a surge of hormones and natural painkillers, which stimulates the immune system. Imbalances in the body that caused pain or insomnia are put back into balance.” Royal adds that acupuncture can empower people to control pain, which can be an especially useful tool while dealing with today’s opiate crisis. “When you have that pain receptor, the mind is chanting, ‘fix it, fix it, fix it’, so it’s easy to just pop a pill, but when people learn how acupuncture can put the body into a relaxed state, they’re amazed that they can feel that way naturally,” she says. The relaxed state achieved through acupuncture also helps relieve anxiety and depression. At Royal Road Clinic, Royal strives to create an overall relaxing ambiance where people can feel safe and comfortable sharing their stories. The clinic is in a restored mansion and has a home-like feel. Royal doesn’t even wear a lab coat because she’s aware of the “white coat syndrome”, a
Adriana Royal disorder in which a person develops high blood pressure when they’re around doctors, who often wear white coats. Also available at the clinic is gong meditation, or gong “baths”, in which one lies down on a yoga mat, and the circulatory and endocrine systems are stimulated through sound vibrations, which push out any stress, tension or pain within the body. The “acu-gong” is a combination of acupuncture and gong therapy. By offering gong baths and acu-gong at area yoga studios and healing centers, Royal says it helps her connect with the community. In addition to the time spent at her clinic, Royal works part time at Aurora Cancer Care Clinic, and she’s recently completed a certification course in hospice care. She uses acupuncture to help cancer patients find relief from side effects from chemotherapy, such as nausea, insomnia or neuropathy. “Acupuncture can help through all stages of life,” she says. Royal stays inspired by her patients. “To have people come in with anxiety, and then to see them leave with a smiles on their faces—what gets better than that?” she says. “It’s such a privilege to be with somebody on their journey. They don’t have to choose me as a practitioner, but the fact that they did is really rewarding.” Royal Road Clinic is located at 1841 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-377-3898 or visit Royal RoadMKE.com. See listing, page 35. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.
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. 16
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 and be among others they recognize who also recognize them,” observes Suzanne Lennard, director of the International Making Cities Livable Conferences, LLC, in Portland, Oregon. “People who have traveled abroad, especially to Europe, and tasted the quality of life possible in a truly livable, walkable, beautiful and sociable city, often want to find such a place to live themselves.” Following are a few examples of America’s many livable cities. More are transitioning and evolving as city planners, government officials, businesses and nonprofit community organizations strive to make their hometowns both people- and planet-friendly, often through public and private partnerships.
In Pittsburgh, revitalization is transforming 10,000 parcels of vacant or abandoned land—some where steel mills formerly
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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.
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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 order system via their mobile phone. This real-time collaboration results in a cleaner, safer and healthier city. The Envision Charlotte project encompasses interactive kiosks in 64 businesses and government buildings citywide, gathering energy usage data for office buildings to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So far, energy consumption has dropped 19 percent, saving companies about $26 million. The program has strengthened economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
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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. June 2018
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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.
LIVABLE COMMUNITIES TOOLBOX International Making Cities Livable hosts conferences in the U.S. and Europe. LivableCities.org Consumer Technology Association’s Smart Cities, an overview of the latest technology in making cities more smart and livable. Tinyurl.com/SmartCitiesTechnology AARP Livable Communities fact sheets, helpful for communities looking to become more livable. Tinyurl.com/LivableCommunityFacts AARP Livability Index, a livability rating of U.S. localities according to housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement and opportunity. LivabilityIndex.aarp.org Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments, by Mark Roseland. The fourth edition offers a comprehensive guidebook for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable and economically viable places.
Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature
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eter Gros, co-host of the original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom TV show, wildlife expert and environmental conservationist, now educates groups of young people that spend more time on their handheld devices than they do outdoors. His message impresses upon the next generation the importance of wildlife and open spaces as they gift us with heartfelt awe and balance, and engage us with nature to offset manmade lives. His 30 years of field experiences include serving as a wildlife lecturer and licensed U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor. An active member of the American Zoo and Aquariums Association and the Zoological Association of America, Gros is also on the board of directors of the Suisun Marsh Natural History Association and a trustee for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. He lives in Seattle and spends time in national forests when not speaking to groups.
Which animals are most often displaced by development so that we now share space with them? Deer, raccoons, alligators and coyotes are common neighbors, depending on where you live. The deer population used to be controlled by natural predators like wolves; without wolves, deer can overpopulate. The best thing to remember is that animals go where there’s a food supply. Gardens attract deer; cat or dog food left out
brings raccoons. Coyotes and alligators must lose their fear of humans in order to eat. Don’t feed, tease or interact with them. Take photos from a distance. Call your local government animal agency for help or referral to a licensed animal rehabber before “rescuing” an abandoned baby; mothers often spend periods of time away hunting for food.
Why are some animals in danger of being killed on sight? We react to snakes, wolves and bats from a place of unfounded fears: snakes don’t have facial expressions, are seen as cold or slimy and move quickly; wolves are dangerous; bats can tangle in your hair. These are all tall tales. Animals want to avoid us. We’ve reacted to our own fears with needless snake roundups, bounties on wolves and panic when a tiny bat swoops by. Historically, there have been no attacks on humans by wolves, and reintroducing them into Yellowstone National Park has restored a natural balance. Snakes keep disease-carrying rodents away. Bats use their radar to steer clear. We need to understand each animal’s purpose and place in nature. Feeding wildlife corrupts natural behaviors and removes their fear of humans. When we deem them a nuisance or inconvenient, we treat them like they’re disposable and have no value. It’s better for everyone to enjoy the fact that animals are there and keep our distance.
Who else is working to educate people about the importance of wildlife and habitat? Zoos used to be concrete-enclosed collections of animals. Now they are education centers, offering enrichment programs and improved natural habitats to keep the animals active and interested. Waterfalls, swimming pools, trees, puzzles and toys that prompt animals to mimic hunting behaviors help keep a resident animal’s mind and body active. Breeding programs help maintain endangered species. We’re able to study and learn about a species while caring for them. One breeding program I worked with focused on spotted and striped big cats: the leopards and tigers. In another, we used incubators to hatch eggs among a threatened ostrich population. In Big Sur, California, condors have been raised with puppets so they wouldn’t imprint on humans before being released. Nature and science centers across the country are also teaching people about the importance of animals.
What makes you hopeful for the future? Each of us can make a daily difference in preserving our natural world. I’ve been fortunate in being able to showcase wild animals, help endangered or protected species and share what I’ve learned in educational forums. Good news includes sighting of the black-footed ferret, once thought to be extinct. Mountain lions are recovering. We are learning from past mistakes. A big lesson is that what nature provides isn’t in endless supply, so we must be wise and frugal with all of our natural resources.
What are you most passionate about? No one should have a wild or exotic animal as a pet. The animals I show to audiences were bottle-raised or rescued. They can’t be released and so have become animal ambassadors. When people see them, they better understand the importance of nature and wildlife to people and the planet. I’m passionate about preserving wildlife and open spaces. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com. June 2018
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“The Fox River’s been our treasure since Native Americans paddled there,” says Barbara Smits, part-owner of Old Northwest Frontier Tours, provider of self-guided auto, bicycle and walking tours via eBook, in De Pere, Wisconsin. “To see people sail, boat, ice fish or sightsee here again is a joy.” The Fox River Cleanup Project, a multi-year effort covering 13 miles that began in 2009, reduces the health and environmental risks from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the sediment.
Lake Winnebago, source of the lower Fox River, is currently stewarded under the 2000 Lake Sturgeon Management Plan. Recent meetings have sought citizen input for updates in managing sturgeon stock. In Athens County, Ohio, Michelle Shively, in Trimble, is Sunday Creek’s watershed coordinator. “Every minute, 850 to 1,000 gallons of polluted water from an underground mine pool flows into the creek, turning the water orange from iron waste. Once the iron is removed, you need to do something with it,” she says. Guy Riefler, Ph.D., an associate professor of civil engineering, and John Sabraw, professor of art and chair of a painting and drawing program, both with Ohio University, in Athens, found a way to wash, dry and pulverize recovered iron. It will be sold to Gamblin Artists Colors to make oil paints for artists in mustardy ochre, rusty red and violet tones. Not yet widely available, 500 sample tubes of Reclaimed Earth Violet were featured at an initial fundraiser. “Cleaning water is expensive, but now we’ve
turned the problem into a method to fund more work,” says Shively. Throughout history, river dams have been built to provide power or irrigation, prevent flooding and provide municipal water needs. Of approximately 80,000 three-foot-tall or higher U.S. dams, only about 2,500 produce hydropower. Removal of old dams no longer serving their original function can restore entire watershed ecosystems, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, add jobs, improve water quality, reinstate natural sediment and nutrient flow, and save taxpayer dollars. Built in 1929 and abandoned after World War II, demolition of an Eklutna River dam, in Alaska, began in 2016. Curtis McQueen, an Eklutna tribal leader and CEO of Eklutna Inc., which now owns the dam, reported that 300,000 cubic yards of sediment had amassed there, along with junked cars, TVs and other trash. The tribe is the first in the nation to be involved in such a massive project, intended to restore its historic salmon population.
Water is life, and clean water means health. ~Audrey Hepburn In 2017, dams were removed in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. A map at Tinyurl.com/DamRemovals shows dams taken down since 1916. “The good news is that in meetings like the St. Louis River Summit, in Superior, Wisconsin, in March, clean water wasn’t viewed only in a strictly scientific sense, but added the human factor to produce more diverse solutions,” says Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., the Monterey Bay, California, author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. “The bad news is that most
projects are funded, directly or indirectly, by the federal government. Cuts add challenges and stress to looking for solutions.” Cities like Pittsburgh, Superior and Duluth are among many that are protecting, restoring and rejuvenating riverfronts with increased public access, thus rekindling residents’ love for and recognition of the mental and physical benefits provided by their waterways. “We’re in a period of big ideas,” says Nichols. Two can be easily implemented. First, he explains, don’t build right on the water; instead, sit in the “second row”. Second, gain perspective by experiencing changes in waterways. “One way to do this is to spend an hour a day, or even an hour a week, in, on or near the water. Take someone new with you each time,” suggests Nichols. “You’ll see how best to value, promote and defend our right to clean water.” Then teach the kids. Connect with the freelance writer via AveryMack@mindspring.com.
Cleanup Cites Worst Plastic Polluters
A week-long beach cleanup and audit at Freedom Island in the Philippines last September exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution in the critical wetland habitat. The Greenpeace Philippines and #breakfreefromplastic movement audit, the first of its kind in the country, revealed that Nestlé, Unilever and the Indonesian company PT Torabika Mayora are the top three contributors of plastic waste discovered in the area, contributing to the more than 2 million tons of mismanaged plastic waste in the Philippines, the third-biggest source of plastic ocean pollution per year. See the whole list at Tinyurl.com/TopTenPolluters.
Plastic Bags Get the Boot
Boston will join 59 other Massachusetts municipalities and hundreds of others across the nation, including Seattle, Washington, and Washington, D.C., in banning singleuse plastic shopping bags by the end of this year. Instead, Boston shoppers must bring their own totes or pay store owners five cents or more for a thicker, compostable plastic bag or a larger paper bag with handles. “This new ordinance protects the health of our neighborhoods and environment, while at the same time easing the burden on taxpayers and saving local retailers millions,” says Kirstie Pecci, director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Zero Waste Project. June 2018
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rom red carpets to Teen Vogue magazine, the natural beauty trend has taken the industry by storm. Consumer whims may have sparked its beginnings more than a decade ago, but demand is now spiking profits into the billions. “Consumer need is influencing retailers to offer cleaner formulas reflecting firm ecovalues,” says Karen Behnke, the pioneering
entrepreneur who founded Juice Beauty, in San Rafael, California. Behnke aimed to create meaningful change in the industry when she assembled her dream team 13 years ago. The company now owns a trailblazing patent and sets the standard for clinical organics. “We’re excited that traditional department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Holt Renfrew are adding our
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Find a guide to toxic personal care products at Tinyurl.com/CosmeticIngredientsGuide. ~Vibrant Wellness Journal most artists have included some green beauty brands in their kits.” Millennials continue to drive consumer demand for higher standards. “Retailers understand that the skincare/makeup landscape is changing,” advises Behnke. “Traditional brands are no longer attracting younger consumers that are demanding organic, clinically validated products.” Denno concurs, stating, “The spotlight on clean products comes from the growing acknowledgement that we can and must do all we can to lower our overall toxic load.”
Demand Escalates Women are fueling the natural beauty movement, yet more men than ever are also seeking healthy alternatives. Grooming products with unisex packaging and fragrances are among top sellers. Informed teen and 20-something buyers are inclined to choose people- and eco-friendly brands that are also cruelty-free. A wide selection of aluminum-free, natural, personal care products including underarm deodorants are showing up in supermarkets. Women are ditching toxic hair dyes and going silver to avoid thinning hair and allergies, and unwittingly, creating a new fashion statement. Plus, there’s growing interest in DIY cosmetics using everyday good-for-you ingredients found in the kitchen. Artisan perfumes are gaining popularity among women that want the mystery and allure of fragrance without the side effects of manmade, chemical-based brands. “Some new customers are frustrated by commercial products giving them headaches, while others say that they just don’t like perfume, when what they actually don’t like is synthetic fragrance chemicals,” says Ananda Wilson, a botanical perfumer and owner of Gather Perfume, in South Hadley, Massachusetts. “It’s inspiring when they smell real plant scents and see how their world lights up! The molecules in natural perfumes are active and interact with personal chemistry, so they unfold differently on each
wearer, creating a unique signature and experience.” Wilson ventured into botanical blends when both awareness and supplies of appropriate ingredients were scarce. “Perfume history is largely rooted in natural materials, but until recently, there was a mass blackout of this precious lineage. When I started, there was barely anything available, and only through a handful of aromatherapy companies,” she explains. Now, Wilson bases her products on botanical infusions from plants she’s grown or collected, including wild beach roses, clover and spring poplar buds. It only takes a whiff to dispel the myth that natural perfumes lack sophistication or tenacity. “Naturals have a breadth of possibilities—opulent white florals, fresh and clean, or dirty and smoky,” expounds Wilson. Eco-beauty is emerging from conscious lifestyle choices and creating the next era of cosmetics. “It’s fun to be called a pioneer in organic beauty,” muses Behnke. “Our products, employees and happy customers comprise an encouraging accomplishment.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.
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ombining regular exercise with quality family time can be an enjoyable and fun way to realize a healthier lifestyle. Running together in fresh air, preferably in natural settings, allows children as young as 5 to safely join in.
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Families and coaches agree that running benefits both body and psyche. “Running as a family is an incredibly bonding experience, putting aside some of the usual conflicts and perceived hierarchies and just coming together,” says William Pullen, a London, England, psychotherapist and author of Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression. “Running also gives us a place where we can develop skills like building confidence and competency.” Marc Bloom, of Princeton, New Jersey, author of Young Runners: The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids From 5 to 18 and The Runner’s Bible, concurs, stating, “Running as a family can give parents the opportunity to be good role models by instilling values of health, fitness and togetherness.” Experts emphasize the fun factor. Pullen encourages both parents and kids to get out of their heads and into their bodies. “Concentrating on breath, posture, sensation and location all help make running mindful,” he suggests.
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“The important thing is to show up. It’s about participation, not breaking personal bests,” Pullen continues. Kids can play a game while running, such as silently counting steps, trees or other runners.” Mindfulness can also include sharing how it feels to run and meeting challenges along the way. Bloom suggests tuning in to nature. “Being in beautiful surroundings or watching for animals can promote mindfulness,” he says. “It can be spiritual.”
William Pullen: “Mindful breathing is simply making the observation of one’s breath being the priority over thoughts. Each time the mind interrupts, gently return to the breath. Learning how to do that gently is what it’s all about—it means letting go of forcing, wishing and striving—and just gently doing.” Marc Bloom: “I’m not a fan of instructing young kids how to breathe while running because thinking about a must-do task can spoil the fun, and also seem like homework. Runners breathe naturally through their mouths, with an occasional deep breath through the nose. You can get technical with this, but not for kids. Be aware if breathing gets labored. If kids feel out of breath they’re probably running too fast. Kids love to start off fast, often too fast. Also, normal breathing might feel ‘out of breath’ and wrong to them because they’re not accustomed to it. Explain this to newbies beforehand by telling them what to expect.”
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Finding inspiration as a family can include running for worthy causes; most communities host charity runs. “This can become a focal point for getting in shape, raising money and running for the greater good, not just yourself,” says Bloom. Mindful running presents regular opportunities to explore new places, focus on details that often go unnoticed and make exercise an active meditation for all involved. “Show kids how to notice what is going on around them when they run,” suggests Pullen. “You can read up and educate yourselves on trees, geology or the change of seasons so they feel a powerful sense of connection and freedom.” Whether running as a family is motivated by a desire to stay fit, get someplace or simply share more quality time, being in the present moment is most important. “Life is not about striving all the time,” exhorts Pullen. “Take the kids out. Keep it fun and make it into an adventure.” your life.
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For beginners, experts recommend approaching running as a desirable pastime and adopting a slow, easy pace. “Always make running fun, not a chore,” encourages Bloom. “Frame it as being outside, playing and sharing with friends and family. Make a game of it as much as possible.” Whether a family chooses to run in the park or in a community race, experts stress the importance of not setting goals. “Make it pleasurable. Don’t worry about time and distance. Start with short distances, maybe a block or two for novice runners or very young children,” advises running coach Jeremy Sanders, from Winchester, Virginia. “Be patient. Some days, the kids will get cramps. They may whine or get moody. Other days, they will be happy and content. Don’t let one bad run ruin the opportunity to try again another time.” Running coaches and seasoned runners agree that it is wise to tailor runs according to age and fitness levels. “Kids can begin at school age, 5 or 6; but start them with a few minutes and then add more, up to 15 minutes to a half an hour or so a few days a week. Always mix in sprints for short attention spans. Keep it simple. No fancy running shoes are needed when starting, just regular sneakers,” advises Bloom. “For teens, 30 to 45 minutes at a time a few times a week is fine, provided that they have bona fide running shoes.”
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HEALTHY SUMMER HYDRATION Kids Love These Homemade Drinks
by Judith Fertig
t day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is always a good choice, sugary, carbonated, artificially colored and flavored beverages can be tempting. Having homemade options ready can entice kids to stay hydrated in a healthy way.
Clued-in Professionals “As a sports nutritionist and mother of active kids, I know there’s a lot of misinformation out there, and I get all kinds of questions from parents about what drinks are best for kids,” says Jackie Berning, Ph.D., a registered dietitian, sports nutrition consultant and professor of health science at the University of Colorado, in Colorado Springs. “Parents need to know that all beverages are not created equal when it comes to hydrating them. The best [healthful] beverages taste good when your child is active, so encourage their drinking more of them,” she says. According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, the recommended beverage contents for active kids during sports and other activities should contain at least 100 milligrams (mg) of sodium and at least 28 mg of potassium per eight ounces. It should be noncarbonated. We asked two moms keen on nutrition how they include these elements in drinks that kids will like.
HEALTHY HYDRATING RECIPES Blackberry + Lemon + Mint Electrolyte Drink
Place all ingredients in a blender and set on high for 45 to 60 seconds or until fruit is completely puréed. Add ice to a water bottle and pour electrolyte water on top to serve. Popsicle Option: Follow the same instructions, but add an additional tablespoon of honey, and then pour the electrolyte drink into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Courtesy of Michele Olivier, Tinyurl.com/4SportsDrinks4Kids.
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4 blackberries, fresh or frozen ½ lemon, juiced 1 mint leaf 1 Tbsp honey ⅛ tsp Himalayan pink salt 4 cups water, herbal iced tea or coconut water
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Michele Olivier, the mother of daughters Elliette and Parker, views herself as both a lover of food and a control freak. The Denver, Colorado, recipe blogger started off making food for her baby and toddler. As her kids grew and their nutritional needs changed, she created new recipes, including healthy sports drinks that both balance electrolytes and hydrate. While Elliette loves water and has no trouble staying hydrated, Parker loves juice, so Mom had to “make something that looks like juice, but is healthy,” says Olivier. Four main ingredients are a little frozen fruit left over from breakfast smoothies, a bit of honey for sweetening, a dash of Himalayan sea salt and water, or herbal tea or coconut water. She might also add fresh mint, ginger or other natural flavorings (BabyFoode.com). Heather Dessinger, a mom of three and blogger of recipes and natural mothering tips from Santa Fe, Tennessee, makes a drink based on coconut water with lime juice, raw honey and sea salt for older kids that play soccer or other warm-weather sports. Dessinger describes herself as a researcher and healthy living DIY fan (Mommypotamus.com). With homemade drinks, we know exactly what is—and what isn’t—in them. They can be made in batches and kept in the refrigerator. Dessinger relates, “I’ve found that when I make a batch with honey, which is naturally antimicrobial, and store it in the coldest part of the fridge, my homemade sports drink lasts for at least a week.”
3 cups coconut water 1 cup water or more, based on preference in strength of flavor) ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (lemon is also delicious) ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt or other unrefined sea salt with trace minerals 2 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup (or more to taste) Few drops of Concentrace mineral drops (optional) Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Adapted from a recipe courtesy of Heather Dessinger, Tinyurl.com/MoreSports Drinks4Kids.
Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.
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Five Reasons to Love a Cat
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They Bring Health and Happiness Home
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s beloved and compatible pets, indoor cats provide emotional, mental and physical benefits.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
nature and make friends. At home, a cat’s hunting skill and human creativity ~Sigmund Freud can be tapped using do-ityourself treat dispensers and toys or inventive games.
Loneliness is never a problem with a cat around. “Cats need to be fed, have litter changed and be brushed,” says Lisa Bahar, a therapist and clinical counselor at Lisa Bahar Marriage and Family Therapy, in Newport Beach, California. “Being comforted by a cat helps with depression and isolation.” While at Indiana University Bloomington Media School, Jessica Gall Myrick, Ph.D., now associate professor at Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, discovered watching cat videos isn’t just fun, but a way to feel more energetic and positive. With some 94 million YouTube tales of cat adventures online, there’s no lack of available mood boosters.
Exercise Some cats enjoy leashed walks, presenting opportunities to mindfully enjoy
Improved Health Talking to kitty can make a bad day better. A lap cat prompts enforced timeouts and excuses to nap. Petting reduces tension and stress. Aimee Gilbreath, executive director of the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, in Los Angeles, points to a study from Life Sciences Research Institute, in Pretoria, South Africa, showing, “Simply petting a cat can reduce stress-related cortisol, while increasing serotonin and oxytocin.” The Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up concluded that having a cat lowers risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cardiovascular disease including strokes, making cats a novel path to a healthier heart. When researchers reporting in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America measured the purring sound of domestic
I have lived with several Zen masters—all of them cats. ~Eckhart Tolle cat purrs, they discovered these resonate at 25 and 50 Hertz (Hz), the two low frequencies that best promote bone growth and fracture healing. Purrs also have a strong harmonic near 100 Hz, a level some orthopedic doctors and physical therapists use for ultrasound therapy. A child under a year old living with a cat is only half as likely to develop allergies to pets, ragweed, grass and dust mites, much as inoculations guard against disease and boost immune systems. The study, published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy, followed children from infancy to age 18. French researchers discovered autistic children age 5 and older that had a cat were more willing to share, offer comfort to others and show empathy.
Sharing cat responsibilities tightened family bonds. Cats like routine, especially for meals, making them good pets for Alzheimer’s patients that may lose track of time. Many people like the added warmth of a nearby sleeping cat at night. Fifteen minutes of exercise, followed by a snack, will put kitty on the owner’s sleep schedule.
Cats are Low-Maintenance Overall, cats are self-sufficient animals, requiring only love, food and a spotless litter box. Self-cleaning, most cats don’t require regular trips to the groomer for haircuts and a bath. Scratching posts keep nails short. A snack, playtime or welcoming puddle of sunshine persuades kitty that it’s naptime. “In rescue, we say dogs are toddlers and cats are teenagers.
Cats live without constant oversight,” says jme Thomas, co-founder of Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, in Redmond, Washington. “They’re good pets for busy people. Adopt two at the same time so they bond and aren’t lonely.”
Cats are Eco-Friendly A New Zealand study reports that cats have a lower carbon footprint than dogs, comparing dogs to a Hummer and cats to a Volkswagen Golf. Dogs eat more beef, incurring red meat’s huge footprint. “Because cats eat less than most dogs overall, it saves money, too,” says Gilbreath. Everyone needs someone to care for and love. With about 77 million cats living in U.S. households and more in shelters or rescues, there’s plenty of people- and planet-friendly love to be found. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouis FreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.
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DOING NOTHING Why Timeouts Matter by April Thompson
n a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take timeouts to do nothing. Yet, when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces a valuable currency, especially in enhanced mental health,” says Colleen Long, a Boston psychologist and author of Happiness in B.A.L.A.N.C.E: What We Know Now About Happiness. Italians call it la dolce far niente, or the sweetness of doing nothing, while the Dutch word niksen translates as “doing something without a purpose”. Here are a few tips to reclaim the art of be-ing over do-ing.
Create a “do nothing” ritual. Set
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aside a special time and make it known. It can start the morning or wind down an evening. It may be meditating a few minutes or enjoying a bit of aromatherapy, wherever the heart leads.
Relax into the moment. Acknowledge
guilty feelings when they arise, but don’t heed them. It takes time to undo mental programming and learn to quiet the voice urging, “Don’t just stand there, do something!”
Mindfully do nothing. It’s not about
vegging out with passive activities like watching TV or checking email. It’s a time to come alive to our senses and surroundings, whether listening to music or peoplewatching, free of distractions from phone calls or anxious thoughts.
Doing something is okay. The aim
is to let go of the compulsion to check off every item on our to-do list—but that doesn’t mean blankly staring off into space. These are purposeful moments without a specific purpose. Doodle in a sketchbook, wander around the neighborhood or lie in the grass and look at clouds. Spontaneously go with the flow.
There’s no one way or right way to do nothing. “Just by carving out space,
you’ll get a benefit even if it doesn’t feel like you’re doing it right or perfectly,” advises Long. It looks different for different people. “Before I had kids, my ‘nothing time’ might be just being out in nature or simply doing one thing mindfully at a time, like washing dishes. Now I incorporate the principle into family time. One day a week, I shut off the phone, get on the floor with my kids and just let life get messy.” Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Spirit & Wellness Fair: Lake Country – 10am4pm. Experience private sessions with professional readers and healers throughout the day. No reservations necessary, just drop in, enjoy and relax for a well-deserved break. Free/entrance, $20/services per 15 min. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262367-0607. C4WB.com.
Reiki Level I Training – Jun 1 or 23. 9am-4:30pm. With Amy Wilinski. Learn to do reiki on yourself and others in this comprehensive class. You will be able to immediately incorporate this into your life. $185. Held at Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. For information: Golden LightHealing.net. Candlelight Flow – 6:30-8pm. Enjoy a gently flowing asana practice followed by restorative yoga in a peaceful candlelit setting. Relax to the soothing sounds of the Dennis Hawk of Thunder Hawk Tribe. All levels welcome. Paula’s birthday cake served after. Rise Yoga Studio, 1220 W Ranchito Ln, Mequon. RiseYogaWI.com.
savethedate JUNE 1-3 7th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference: Honoring Plant Wisdom – June 1-3. A gathering of internationally acclaimed herbalists and Earth-based speakers, plant walks; topics including herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, herbal wisdom, the wise woman ways and more. Over 60 workshops, plants walks, kids’ camp and teen camp. Includes pre-conference classes, singing, dancing, meals, swimming, red tent communal space and more. Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI. Info: MidwestWomensHerbal.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Movie Screening – 1-3pm. As a Man Thinketh. Come watch this new-thought movie; exclusively showing at private venues only. Based on the book by James Allen. Popcorn, soda and water will be served. $10. Light of Grace, Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Wake Up the Writer Within – 10-11:30am. Fourweek class to explore or rediscover your love of writing with proven techniques to enhance creativity. Open to all levels. Facilitator: Joanne Nelson. $77; preregistration required. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-361-3316. WakeUpTheWriterWithin@gmail. com. C4WB.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Celtic Shamanism – Jun 2-3. Introductory class explores the ancient pre-Christian beliefs of the Celts. Through the use of drumming, singing, movement, divination, poetry, outdoor exercises on the land, ritual and more, explore this ancient way of being in the world; with Jeanne Marie Troge. You do need to know how to journey and have a good working relationship with your power animals to attend this class. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, near Green Bay. Info: GoldenLightHealing.net. Sound Healing Boot Camp – 10:30-11:30am. Sound Healing and Holistic Medicine. Explore what the holistic approach entails as well as reasons to pursue a career in holistic and complimentary health. Traditional healthcare careers that lend themselves well to incorporating sound and healing into their existing practice will also be discussed. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. Sound Healing Boot Camp – 11:45am. Sonorous Frequencies of the Tibetan Singing Bowls. Relax and allow yourself to be bathed in the sonorous frequencies of the Tibetan singing bowls. Following, there will be an overview of the history and origins of the singing bowls and how they are used for healing. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.
Reiki Level One Training – 9am-5pm. Learn reiki for yourself so that you may give yourself or others a treatment. 8 CEUs. $240. Class held in Mukwonago. To register contact Rhiana: 262-498-4162. Rhiana@ BeReiki.com.
savethedate JUNE 6 Crossing Over with John Edward – Jun 6. 7-9pm. Psychic medium John Edward live in Milwaukee, connecting people to their friends and family on the other side. $100, $175/VIP admission. Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee Airport, 5311 South Howell Ave, Milwaukee. JohnEdward.net/Events.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Power of the Breath Breakthrough Workshop – 6:30-8pm. This breath work is a powerful pathway leading to personal transformation, creating a deeper connection to your inner being, your true self. Presenter: Mechthilde Moser. $25. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Sacred Women’s Circle – 6:30-9pm. Gathering in circle with intension is powerful. Come together to honor, listen and share our hearts fully with one another. Meditate. Share. Listen. Grow. W/ Julie Szyba. $25. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.
Introduction to Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel – 11am-3pm. Introductory class includes an overview of: shamanism in ancient and contemporary urban cultures; sound induction, including rattles, drumming, and vocalizing; the traditional Peruvian shaman’s mesa and how they work with power objects for healing. Additional classes Jul 21, Aug 11 and Sep 15. $75 per class; series discount. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. 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; w/Stacy Krafczyk. $70/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. Preregister at 262-548-0923. Petlicious.com.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Group Past Life Session – 6:30pm. In this deep state you will visit your past lives and discover who you were. Learn how you have known others, from life to life. See patterns, obstacles and challenges. $25. Universal Awareness Fellowship, N91W17194 Appleton Ave, Menomonee Falls. RSVP: text 303887-6477 or Keridak.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Introduction to Reiki – 6:30-8:30pm. Workshop introduces the power of reiki using easy to understand concepts. Additional information on what role chakras play in your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Registration required. $20. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLight LLC.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Gut Health for Life – 6-8pm. Learn how to keep your whole body healthy by enhancing your gut health on the inside and outside with nutritionist Kelly Kolodzinski and physical therapist Emily Yenor. 1212 Bodyworks, 20720 W Watertown Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield. RSVP Emily: 1212Bodyworks@ gmail.com.
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Taking a Vacation from Stress – 6:30-7:45pm. Learn the health benefits of meditation and how meditation short-circuits our flight-fight-freeze response. Class concludes with a meditation to reduce personal stress levels; w/Kathryn Rambo. $20. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. Spiritual Currents Concert and Drum Circle – 6:30-9pm. Blending jazz with the sounds of indigenous music, Ryan Meisel’s Spiritual Currents is a presentation of music uses native flutes, indigenous woodwinds, etc. Drum circle, meditation to follow. $10. Light of Grace, Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Father’s Day Celebration – 10am service. Celebrate that important person at a barbecue following the service. Special gifts for all gentlemen. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
Happy Healthy Home & Body – 6-8pm. Learn how to keep your home and body clean while minimizing the impact on our planet. With Jessica Mai of Norwex Products. 1212 Bodyworks, 20720 W Watertown Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield. RSVP Emily: 1212Bodyworks@gmail.com.
No More Pain – 1:30pm. Utilize the power of your subconscious to alleviate and eliminate aches or pains. Keridak, a certified consulting hypnotist, shares techniques of self-hypnosis she has used to deal with surgeries and other issues. $60. Universal Awareness Fellowship, N91W17194 Appleton Ave, Menomonee Falls. RSVP: text 303-887-6477 or Keridak.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Meditation using Breath – Jun 21, Jul 12, 19, 26. This series of classes teaches how to re-train the mind using body awareness, focus on the natural rhythm of the breath and various meditation techniques. $100. Light of Grace, Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church.
Greg Tamblyn Comedy Concert – 7pm. Greg’s special blend of humor and music are just the thing to start your weekend with lots of joy. Tickets in advance: $15/per person, $20/for two. At the door: $20/per person, $25/for two. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
Voice Channeling – Eight-week series. 6:30-9pm. Learn to let loving beings speak through you. The messages you channel will bless and inspire yourself and others; w/Shala Kilmer. Class limited to 8 participants. $225. RSVP: 702-280-8854. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice Celebration – 9-10:15am. Get in synch with nature, meditate on the peak energy of summer with a kundalini yoga workout and sacred sound healing. Beginners welcome. $20, preregistration required via email. Shorewood location. 414-909-2257. RosieYoga@gmail.com. Advanced Animal Communication Workshop – Jun 16, 17. 10-4pm both days. Delving deeper into intuitive skills to connect more profoundly with the animal world using photos, learning from animal teachers, connecting with spirits and releasing old habits to hear more accurately. Animals present for this workshop. Prerequisite: any basic communication class. $300/in advance or $325 on first day. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Preregister: 414-444-4110. BarkNScratch Outpost.com. Denying the Denial of Truth: Course in Miracles Workshop – 1-3pm. Our deepest truth is love. When we look at the false within us with gentleness and peace, it all falls away. Fear, guilt, and upset will ultimately be undone with the Holy Spirit as our guide. $35. Light of Grace, Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church.
Your Goddess Within – 6:30-8:30pm. Take the quiz to find out your Goddess Personality type. Sunni Boehme will explain how the top 3 Goddess Aspects affect your daily life. Based on the book Goddesses in Every Woman. $25. Light of Grace, Healing & Education Center, 5900 West National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church.
MONDAY, JUNE 18 Yoga Anatomy Summer Camp – Jun 18-21. 6-7am. Discover how activating one part of your body has an effect on a different part of your body. Learn specific joint and muscle function and experience these anatomical relationships through yoga asanas. $15/per class, $50/for the week. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com. Dirty Secrets of Our Food System – 6:30pm. Presentation by Fred Depies, in alliance with Trust Local Food, the Oneida Nation, and Earth Justice, helping make wise choices about the foods we purchase and consume. Dirt! The Movie, is a humorous and substantial look at the glorious ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water, heals us and makes us beautiful, and regulates the earth’s climate. $20 suggested donation. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414 475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Holy Fire Master Teacher Training – Jun 22-24. Fri, 4:30-7:30pm; Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm. Holy Fire master teacher training as introduced through ICRT. Prerequisite Level 3 or current RMT. 17 CEUs. $600. Class held in Mukwonago. To register contact Rhiana: 262-498-4162. Rhiana@BeReiki.com. Story Time Yin – 6:30-8pm. Traditional yoga music will lay the background for a yin yoga practice accompanied by stories from Hindu mythology; w/Scott Fisher. $20. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Reiki III for Animals & Humans – 10am-4pm. Receive the last reiki symbol to become a master; promote healing, well-being, instilling the healing life force energy on a more solid and life changing way. Prerequisites: Reiki I & II. $150. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Preregister: 414-444-4110. BarkNScratch Outpost.com. 12 Powers Salad Luncheon –11:30am-2:30pm. Call the office to reserve place at the luncheon. Take out boxes available. $5/per person in advance. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Reiki Level III – 12:30-5:30pm. Master class introduces the deeper meanings of reiki symbols and their connection to guides and angels. Learn to draw the master symbol. Emphasis on learning to create the sacred space necessary for sacred ceremonies. Reiki Practitioner/Master Level 3 designation and certificate awarded on completion. $195. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLight LLC.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
Community Wellbeing Event – 10am-4pm. Multiple vendors: crafts, jewelry, healing modalities, readers, workshops, demonstrations and more. Free admission and parking, W17194 Appleton Ave, Menomonee Falls. 262-404-7119. Universal AwarenessFellowship.org.
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Introduction to Reading Runes – 10:30am1:30pm. Through visualization, journeying, divination, chanting, craftwork, and other activities, learn about and experience the runes as they connect to the physical world. Work with Freyja’s runes, which speak to the qualities of you as a human in this physical life cycle. $45/per class, $125 for series which continues on Jul 22 and Aug 19; $20/one time supplies fee due upon registration. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. Wake-Up to Your Dreams – 1-3pm. Introductory class: interpret your dreams for guidance from your higher self and the divine. Open to this gift in an easy to use process. $25. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 Taking a Vacation from Worry – 6:30pm. Class revolves around worry and its impact on health and well-being. Participants learn a meditation to calm the voice worry-wart and create a place of inner peace; w/Kathryn Rambo. $20. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29
savethedate JUNE 29-JULY 1 Self-Acceptance Training – Jun 29, 30, Jul 1. Fri, 6-9pm; Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm. Learn the tools of bio-energetics, gestalt therapy and the chakra system, recognizing what triggers you and the unconscious pretends that run your life. $375, $275/first-time participants. Brown Deer location. Venue details at signup. Hiyun: 414-3221910. Cherie: 415-897-5997. SelfAccetance.us. Artist-Inspired Yoga Night Out – 6:30-7:45pm. An evening of slow-flow yoga and live music with classical guitar. This will be a mixed level practice ideal for the experienced beginner and intermediate student. Move to the music and find your zen. $25. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYoga Ayurveda.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 Kundalini Yoga for Transformation – 9-10:15am. Experience why kundalini yoga is known as the fastest path of transformation. Realize your strength, heal, and meditate. Includes purifying Venus gong healing. $20, preregistration required via email. Shorewood location. 414-909-2257. RosieYoga@ gmail.com. Awaken Your Intuition – 1-6pm. This experiential workshop will help determine your primary channel for receiving divine guidance, and teach you how to see/sense the aura/energy fields around yourself and
others. Know that you are not alone as we journey to the spirit world to connect with spirit. $99. Held at Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. For information: GoldenLightHealing.net.
plan ahead JULY Become a Board-Certiﬁed Hypnotherapist – Jul 13-15. Fri, 6:30-9pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. Hypnotherapy certification training weekend. $1995, $995/early bird rate, limited to six students, restrictions apply. MidAmerica Hypnosis & Mindset Training Center, 15350 W National Ave, Ste 120, New Berlin. 414-939-6463. MidAmericaHypnosis.com.
SEPTEMBER Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Training – Sept 5-9, Jan 2-6 2019, Apr 2019, Aug 2019. Would you like a deeper connection with nature and the spirit world? Intensive training program in shamanism, energy medicine and self-transformation meets four times over 12 months. Learn core energy healing techniques including power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past life and ancestral imprints, connecting with the forces of nature, etc. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. Info: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.
Looking for Holistic/Integrative/Functional/ Naturopathic Practitioner – Natural Health Services, Inc., an established business in Milwaukee, is looking for a holistic practitioner to run and take ownership of the practice for retiring doctor. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is preferred but not required. Must have required credentials and desire to holistically help clients. Have colon hydrotherapist on staff. Training available on the Nutritional Consultation, BioMeridian process. More info: NHS1428.com. To apply, email owner Mike Van Treeck: MVanTreeck@yahoo.com or call 414-630-5269.
SUMMER CAMPS Summer Outdoor Nature Care for school children ages 4-9 years old June 4-Aug 31. Wrap around available, includes healthy lunch. Info@TinyGreen Trees.com.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu
FALL Mists of Ireland Tour – Fall 2018. Explore the sacred circles and holy wells of Celtic lore. Amy and David Wilinski of Golden Light Healing are excited to offer once again this popular spiritual journey on the Emerald Isle. More info, Amy: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.
MAY 2019 Mists of Ireland 2019 – May 18-27, 2019. Explore the Celtic mysteries of the Emerald Isle. Engage in healing ceremonies and ritual in this ancient land of faerie, and druids. Two overnight castle stays, gourmet meals, and 4-star accommodations. Celtic guides/shamans lead sacred ceremonies at ancient sites. More info, Amy: 920-609-8277. Golden LightHealing.net.
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sunday A.C.I.M. Study Group – A Course in Miracles study group, following fellowship. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
Kids Yoga: Ages 5-10 – Starting June 12. 9:3010:30am. Fun, relaxed children’s yoga class; breathing and relaxation techniques; building social skills and discussing kindness and gratitude. Kids will draw, read, sing and play in this energy releasing class. $10, $50/10 class package; limited to 6 students; registration required. Rise Yoga Studio, 1220 W Ranchito Ln, Mequon. RiseYogaWI.com.
Dream Interpretation Class – 3rd Sun. Dreams are a source of insight from the higher self. Facilitated by Kevin Reger, who teaches a five-step approach. $10 suggested offering. Unity Center 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. Spiritual Youth Development, ages 5-9, the second Sunday of each month. Light of Grace, 5806 W. National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church. Shamanic Journey and Healing Circle – 11:30am. 2nd Sun. Drumming is an act of letting go and letting God raise our consciousness. Bring your drum, some available for use. Group led by Dennis Clark. $10 suggested offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
monday Monday Morning Light – 10-11am. A 16-week online conference call series using Danielle LaPorte’s Fire-Starter Sessions to feed self-esteem and inspire creative juices. Purchase the book, read a chapter a week, and call in to the weekly conversation. Led by Anne Wondra. $49/monthly, $149/4 months. Info: 262-544-4310. AnneWondra.com. Mind Minutes Monday – 7:30-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. You can learn to master the mind: understand, control, and change the emotional, habitual patterns of the subconscious mind. Online course. Free; preregister. Rick@RickPaddock.com. 414-939-6463. RSVP: MindMinutes.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.
ing class. $10, $50/10 class package; limited to 6 students; registration required. Rise Yoga Studio, 1220 W Ranchito Ln, Mequon. RiseYogaWI.com. Kids Yoga: Ages 11+ – Starting June 12. 10:3011:30am. Designed for older children interested in learning and practicing yoga; breathing techniques sun salutations, poses, guided relaxation. Themes incorporate yoga philosophy and emphasize kindness. $10, $50/10 class package; limited to 10 students; registration required. Rise Yoga Studio, 1220 W Ranchito Ln, Mequon. RiseYogaWI.com. Hatha Yoga – 6-7:15pm. A slow-flow practice, as proper alignment is built from the foundation up. Incorporating breath-work, poses/movements and relaxation/meditation in each class. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. $10. Light of Grace Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOf Grace.Church.
wednesday Writing Womn’s Group – 11am-1pm. 4th Wed. There is a well-spring of great ideas and creativity within you waiting to come out and play. This is an opportunity explore your gifts in a supportive environment; w/Anne Wondra. $12. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414475-0105. 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 Center, 1166 Quail Ct, #210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Wisconsin Asberger’s Empowerment Group – 6:30-9pm. 2nd & 4th Wed. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@ wi.rr.com.
Kids Yoga: Ages 5-10 – Starting June 12. 9:3010:30am. Fun, relaxed children’s yoga class; breathing and relaxation techniques; building social skills and discussing kindness and gratitude. Kids will draw, read, sing and play in this energy releas-
Minister’s Book Study – 9:15-10:45am. This is an open discussion group. We are beginning our study of Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, by Brene’ Brown.. Free. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
Gentle Healing Yoga – 10-11am. An extremely gentle, individualized class ideal for those dealing with chronic aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, cancer, other health conditions, post-injury, or those interested in the gentle yoga style. Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $40/4 weeks, $12/ class. First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga. com. Kids Yoga: Ages 11+ – Starting June 12. 10:3011:30am. Designed for older children interested in learning and practicing yoga; breathing techniques sun salutations, poses, guided relaxation. Themes incorporate yoga philosophy and emphasize kindness. $10, $50/10 class package; limited to 10 students; registration required. Rise Yoga Studio, 1220 W Ranchito Ln, Mequon. RiseYogaWI.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 Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
saturday Yoga with Mary Galati – 9am. 1st & 3rd Sat. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. Bring yoga mat or beach towel, wear comfortable clothing; men invited to participate. $7.50 per session. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Citizens Climate Lobby – 10:30am-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. Wedding Suite, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Wisconsin Asberger’s Empowerment Group – 6:30-9pm. 1st & 3rd Sat. Game nights. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.
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ACUPUNCTURE ANANDA ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING CENTER
4528 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-791-0303 AnandaAcupuncture.com Ananda compassionately serves the unique needs of each individual offering a variety of holistic health therapies to support healing at the root and full recovery of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. See ad, page 18.
ROYAL ROAD CLINIC
1841 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee 414-377-3898 RoyalRoadMke.com 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.
ANIMAL COMMUNICATION/ HEALING ALL SPIRIT HEALING
Stacy Krafczyk • 414-460-4781 AllSpiritHealing.com 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 2.
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 9.
NATURAL HEALTH SERVICES Cassondra Klein, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist 1428 N Farwell, Milwaukee 414-278-8922
Colon therapy helps relieve constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), skin problems, fatigue, frequent headaches, insomnia, bloating and indigestion, candida, irritability, depression and bad breath.
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.
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 37.
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 EVANS CHIROPRACTIC PAIN RELIEF LASER CLINIC
15720 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-785-5515 • NewBerlinChiro.com Exceptional chiropractic and wellness clinic with a special focus on chronic pain relief. Offering MLS Laser Therapy, massage, acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation, functional medicine, and more. See ad, page 4.
DENTISTRY 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.
INTEGRATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS N35 W23770 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 262-691-4555 • WINaturalDentist.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.
WHOLEHEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGIC FAMILY DENTISTRY
125 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 102, Pewaukee 262-737-4004 WholeHealthFamilyDentistry.com
SpiritualEnlightenment.me 414-530-5477 Wauwatosa Location Spiritual enlightenment healer offers ascension, shaman release, reiki, advanced crystal therapy. Readings, psychic medium, clairvoyant and teacher; release trapped emotions and past life traumas.
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.
ENERGY HEALING PURE ENERGY YOGA
Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher PureEnergyYoga.com • 414-217-4185
MIDAMERICA HYPNOSIS & MINDSET TRAINING CENTER
15350 W National Ave, Ste 120, New Berlin 414-939-6463 MidAmericaHypnosis.com Become a Certified Hypnotherapist. Empower your Career and change your life forever. Learn to hypnotize anyone. Classes starting soon. Mention this listing for discount. See ad, page 27.
ESSENTIAL OILS Anne Wondra 262-544-4310 WonderSpirit.com/services
Wellness educator and essential oils/ aromatherapy resource.
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 23.
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 24.
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 20.
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.
262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha WonderSpirit.com Anne Wondra teaches self-esteem and spirituality of women and teens; leads Monday morning calls on soul and success; and writes eclectically at AnneWondra.com. See ad, page 37.
Reiki sessions, gentle therapeutic individual & group yoga in Pewaukee & Muskego. Combining PT knowledge with the wisdom and healing energy of yoga and reiki.
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS
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 37.
LYMPHATIC DETOX ALIVE & WELL NATURALLY 140B S Main St, Thiensville 262-297-7070 AliveAndWellNaturally.com
Teresa Lopez provides ST-8 lymph decongestion with oxygen/ozone, halo dry salt Tx, MediCupping (gentle/intently), infrared therapy, microscopy. Esthetician, Raquel Schmitt: 262-378-0095 waxing/ eyelash extensions.
MEDICINE – FUNCTIONAL & INTEGRATIVE GREENSQUARE INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 414-292-3900, Ext 4797 GreenSquareCenter.com
25+ 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.
MEDICINE - NATUROPATHIC LAKESIDE NATURAL MEDICINE 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 23.
MENTAL HEALTH TRINERGY CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY
Change a wrinkle to a twinkle LED Photo Rejuvenation
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 2.
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.
10040 N Port Washington Rd • Mequon
The courage to live your own life is the greatest gift you can give to the world.
Serving SE Wisconsin since 1991 NATURAL FOODS OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS
Bay View, Brown Deer, Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa locations Outpost.coop 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 7.
NUTRITION LANGLOIS’ VITAL NUTRITION CENTER 8843 W North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-453-8289 store, 414-453-4070 office VitalNutritionCenter.com
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
401 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay YellowWoodGear.com 414-332-3636 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 20.
Minimize fine lines and wrinkles Lighten sun and age spots Increase collagen for a youthful appearance Increase oxygenation and moisture internally
Series of 6, 30-minute treatments Regular series price $430 Natural Awakenings Offer: $360
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WHITE WOLF MFR Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-543-0855 WhiteWolfMFR.com
Works on photoreceptive cells to naturally:
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of Integrated Energy Healing
Our experience with crystals and spiritual growth is second to none.
A multidisciplinary approach to developing healing practices, along with heart and passion.
WE OFFER crystals, mineral specimens, incense, jewelry, CDs, books, cards, candles, classes, alternative healing sessions, astrology charts, numerology charts, tarot readings and so much more.
WE COMBINE the use of crystals and stones with bioenergetics to promote the development of awareness.
WE OFFER a certificate program as well as elective classes.
4763 N. 124th St. Butler, WI 53007
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Anne Wondra-WonderSpirit Soul Coaching and Self-Esteem for adults and teens
The soul’s job is to wake itself up, break out of shells, grow wings, and fly free. Anne Wondra - Writer . Muse . Soul coach Classes | 1-month programs | Monday Morning Calls $25 Starter Sessions WonderSpirit.com | 262-544-4310 June 2018
Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-429-5117 Reiki-AngelikHands.com
WiseWomen.Keridak.com 262-404-7119 Clear intimacy issues, relationship blocks, gain confidence. Keridak Silk, MS, CCH utilizes intuitive counseling, hypnosis, life coaching and divination to help you with your unique needs. By phone or in-person.
Offering reiki therapy, psychic medium readings, angel card readings & more. Ann Miller is a psychic medium and certified reiki master. Start your journey to wellness today!
ROLFING 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.
KEVIN MCCOY ROLFING
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 24.
CINDY CARLSON REIKI AND ENERGY HEALING
121 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 208, Whitefish Bay 414-758-0657 CarlsonHealing.com 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 24.
SCHOOLS/TRAINING 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.
MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
6232 Bankers Rd, Racine • 800-593-2320 Acupuncture.edu 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 10.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~unknown
SPIRITUAL LIGHT OF GRACE
Kris Nelsen, Senior Pastor 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 & more. Thomas Sherbrook, Pastor Emeritus. See ad, page 17.
ROSIE RAIN YOGA AND HEALING Reiki Master/Teacher, Experienced Yoga Teacher RosieRain.com • 414-909-2257
Offering 20 years of experience assisting others in their spiritual growth with yoga, meditation, reiki, crystal and sacred sound healing. Devotion to awareness is our practice.
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 26.
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.
YOGA RISE YOGA STUDIO
1220 Ranchito Lane, Mequon 414-807-0629 RiseYogaWI.com Rise Yoga Studio offers classes that will support and challenge you. We welcome students of all ages/abilities to experience the transformational power of yoga. See ad, page 10.
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Natural Awakenings Magazine of Milwaukee is a free monthly publication serving the health-seeking and environmentally conscious communities...
Published on May 28, 2018
Natural Awakenings Magazine of Milwaukee is a free monthly publication serving the health-seeking and environmentally conscious communities...