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The place will forever be in my heart. This month’s theme, Transformative Travel, explores ways we can use our expeditions to enrich others and ourselves. Educational vacations can shift our global view: historical sites can move us to new understanding of humanity’s powers, as well as our limitations and failures; visiting battle sites can empower us to strive for better ways to resolve conflicts than resorting to the sword; touring museums and historical trails can remind us of the struggles for civil rights, labor rights and voting equality, and embolden us to keep fighting against modern threats to those sacred human rights that were bitterly fought over. Volunteer vacations allow us to turn a regular vacation into a unique adventure, one in which we gain skills while experiencing the satisfaction of helping others. Assisting rural farmers in underprivileged countries to plant or harvest their crops, conducting archeological surveys that help with trail maintenance in U.S. national forests and organizing health events with our Native American tribes are all win-win transformative travel options. Turning vacation goals more inward, immersing oneself in sacred sites can instill deeper passions to search for spiritual satisfaction. Golden Light Healing’s Amy Wilinski, featured in this month’s Community Spotlight, leads spiritual journeys to Peru, Ireland, Scotland and other places to help us find that serenity in the soul that we sometimes can’t find in routine Western culture. Whatever our reason for vacationing, travel can open our souls and transform us in unexpected ways. Once we step off of a plane or train, or out of an automobile, unplug from the electronic leashes that tether us to the modern world, and allow ourselves to dive into local cultures, our primitive, intuitive spirit takes over. It is possible to truly feel nature’s power while standing in awe of the mountains, lakes, greenery, plains and deserts that inform our rich cultures and make up our wonderful world. Happy trails! Gabriella Buchnik, publisher

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esearchers from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City, studied the impact of music therapy on 60 patients that had undergone spinal fusion surgery. Half received a 30-minute music therapy session, along with standard postoperative care, within 72 hours of surgery. The other half received only standard care. The scientists used the visual analog scale to measure pain before and after music therapy in both groups concurrently. The patients receiving music therapy experienced average pain level reductions from 6.2 to 5.09, while the control group averaged slight increases in pain, from 5.2 to 5.87. “The degree of change in the music group is notable for having been achieved by non-pharmacologic means, with little chance of adverse effects,” explains Center Director and study co-author Joanne Loewy. “Pain is subjective and personal, and warrants an individualized approach to care. Certified, licensed music therapists can tailor treatment to each patient’s musical preferences and address their pain level.”

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esveratrol is a natural substance found in grapes, peanuts, blueberries and other foods that’s known for its heart-protective nature. Researchers believe it may also help promote eye health, including prevention of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, but not much is known about its presence in the eyes. Scientists from Tongji Medical College, in China, set out to measure the concentration of trans-resveratrol in the eyes after oral supplementation. Three daily doses of Longevinex, an oral trans-resveratrol-based capsule supplement, was administered to 35 adults prior to eye surgery on one of their eyes, and tissue samples of the conjunctiva, aqueous humor and vitreous humor were taken. Researchers measured the tissues for resveratrol concentration to determine how much of the supplement penetrated the eyes. Resveratrol metabolites were detected in the conjunctiva of 25 of the eyes, indicating that the beneficial substance does pass through the brain.

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A legal challenge in Washington state may require spending nearly $2 billion to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2013 ruling Forests Shift West with Climate Change ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of The consequences of climate change are impacting plant species culverts that allow streams to pass beneath roads, in unanticipated, but logical ways; for instance, conifers and but block the salmon. other needle trees are moving northward because they are more Lorraine Loomis, chair of the Northwest Indian sensitive to temperature than flowering, deciduous trees. They Fisheries Commission, states, “This is a win for salmon, treaty already populate the boreal forest of eastern North America, so rights and everyone that lives here.” The group represents 21 they’re well-adapted to expand into colder, drier conditions. tribes in western Washington that challenged the state over Individual trees can’t move, but populations can shift the culverts in 2001, part of decades-long litigation over tribal over time as saplings expand into a new region while older fishing rights. She advises, “Fixing fish-blocking culverts under growth dies in another. A new study published in state roads will open up hundreds of miles of habitat and Science Advances also shows that about threeresult in more salmon.” quarters of tree species common to eastern American forests, including white oaks, sugar maples and American holly, have shifted their population centers westward since 1980 due to drier conditions in the East. Global warming has significantly altered rainfall totals. Songlin Fei, a professor of Innovative Building Material Trumps Concrete forestry at Purdue University, in West LafayConcrete and steel allow us to build immense houses, ette, Indiana, and one of the study authors, skyscrapers and dams, but in 2012, the U.S. Energy observes, “Different species are responding Information Administration determined that cement to climate change differently. Most of the manufacturing uses more energy than any other industry. broadleaf species of deciduous trees are A new substitute process of growing biodegradable following moisture that’s moving westward.” bricks via millions of bacteria-depositing chemicals, Changes in land use, conservation similar to the way coral grows, is now coming into use. efforts, wildfire frequency and the arrival The bacteria are injected into a brick mold with of pests and blights all play parts in an aggregate material such as sand. After a short time, shifting populations. Forest ecosystems the bacteria turn it into a solid brick. Not only is this a are defined as much by the mix of renewable resource, it uses relatively little energy and is species and the interaction between a viable option for future methods of construction, them as by the simple presence including terraforming other planets (Tinyurl.com/ of many trees. If different species BiodegradableBuildingMaterials). migrate in different directions, then ecological communities could eventually collapse. WathanyuSowong/Shutterstock.com

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Golden Light Healing’s Spiritual Journeys Find the Heartbeat of Mother Earth by Sheila Julson

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hen Amy Wilinski, co-owner of Golden Light Healing with husband David, first ventured on a spiritual journey to Peru in 2007 in order to work with the high shamans, the country’s mystical archeological sites and the warm cultural traditions of the Peruvian peoples seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Amy divulges, “I didn’t think I would be able to go back, as it was one of the most intense experiences of my life. But while I was there, one of the medicine men did a little reading on me and said, ‘You’re going to come back next year, and you will bring a group of your shaman students.’ And I thought, ‘This guy doesn’t have any idea what he’s talking about,’” Amy reflects with a laugh. “‘I don’t have any shaman students, and I’m not coming back.’” That following year, Amy began teaching shamanism at Golden Light, and she did indeed return to Peru with her first-year shaman students. She’s been sharing those spiritual experiences with others for 10 years now, leading treks not

just to Peru, but also to Ireland, Scotland and sacred Native American sites in the United States, such as the Black Hills of South Dakota—original home of the Lakota tribe. “There are so many beautiful places around the Earth that have such rich spiritual traditions,” Amy says. Being of Celtic descent, she decided to explore Ireland’s sacred sites and participate in that country’s rituals in an attempt to delve into her Celtic heritage and heal ancestral wounds. That experience led to her first group tour of Ireland. “I never thought leading trips would be part of my job, but I see them as spiritual journeys.” Despite our efforts to find solace in our own backyards, Amy believes we don’t always allow ourselves to escape—the business of everyday life gets in the way and we get sucked back into regular routines. “We’re such a fastpaced culture, but when you go on a spiritual journey and you’re hiking up a 15,000-foot mountain, it forces you to slow down,” she says. “Then you can tune into the stillness of the

soul, which is difficult to do in Western culture.” The Golden Light trips are spiritual and don’t focus on any particular religion; instead, they aim to help one’s own connection with the divine. Amy arranges for local guides to accompany her small intimate groups, and participants meet different spiritual practitioners at each stop on the itinerary, allowing complete immersion in local cultures. Through “praying and playing,” Amy says travel can best transform people when they remain open to whatever the locals provide, be it the country’s traditional food or music, or stories told by the land’s inhabitants. “Because we’ve become so disconnected, a spiritual journey helps us learn how to find that rhythm embedded within all of us—the heartbeat of Mother Earth,” she says. “When we return, we’re more mindful of that rhythm in our everyday lives. Things become easier, since we’re walking with spirit as opposed to walking with our left-brain.” Although experiencing the sights and sounds of other cultures abroad can be transformative, there’s plenty of tranquil beauty right in our own state. Experiencing Wisconsin’s lush forests, shimmering lakes, rivers and prairies can help heal hectic souls. Golden Light’s new retreat center is on 200 acres of nature, and Amy says that people come for private and personal retreats in order to absorb the peace and wonder of the nightly celestial skies, and to watch sandhill cranes, bears, coyotes, trees, dragonflies and more. “There are so many beautiful places all over the United States and the world,” Amy enthuses. “I don’t think there’s a bad place; everywhere has something wonderful to offer.” Upcoming Golden Light spiritual journeys include The Way of the Altomesayok, in Peru, January 15 through 26, and The Mists of Ireland, anticipated for the fall of 2018. Golden Light Healing is located at 7102 Sundew Rd., Sobieski (north of Green Bay). For more information, call 920-6098277 or visit GoldenLightHealing.net. See ad, page 7. Sheila Julson is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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TRAVEL Outer Adventures, Inner Journeys by April Thompson

An open-hearted journey can take unexpected paths. More travelers today are searching for deep and lasting changes in their view of themselves and the world.

Declare Your Intentions

Cousineau suggests that travelers prepare to open their thinking by reading about the history, culture and geography of a place, and then continue to learn en route by talking to locals for insight rather than relying only on a guidebook. “Make yourself vulnerable. Ask questions and be humble. Talk to your waiter or cab driver about their lives and conditions in their country. Those that become most delighted and transformed by their experiences are the most curious,” observes Cousineau. Anna Pollock, of London, England, founder of Conscious Travel and a sustainable travel expert, elaborates on potential results. “Travelers may see the world and their part in it differently or feel greater clarity, peace, freedom or hope. For some, it’s about insights into their personal purpose. Others may return with a deeper sense of connectedness or feeling of mastery that comes from trying something completely new.” Jake Haupert, of Seattle, owner of Evergreen Escapes International, co-founded the Transformational Travel Council to help people embark on such life-altering journeys, and translate “Aha!” moments on the road into meaningful changes back home. He has witnessed individuals undergo radical shifts from changing careers to becoming parents. One couple was so moved by their experiences on an African safari that they adopted their first child from Kenya.

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Attention and intention are the main ingredients for transformative travel for Phil Cousineau, acclaimed author of The Art of Pilgrimage. “Ask yourself what is motivating the journey: Are you going just to check something off your bucket list because you read about it or are you going because your grandma told you how magical her visit there was in the 1920s? Are you going because you’re at a crossroads in your life, marriage or work?” queries Cousineau. Naming your intention helps open up the heart and psyche for transformation. Cousineau recommends sharing our choice beforehand with a friend or even a casual acquaintance. Writing it down can also unpack those yearnings and understand the pull to a place.

Part of the intention setting is clarifying what we hope to accomplish through making a journey, suggests Nathaniel Boyle, creator of The Travelers podcast and the travel platform Holocene that facilitates community among transformation-seeking travelers. It might be climbing a mountain with our spouse to strengthen a marriage, or taking a cooking class in Italy or a basket weaving workshop in Indonesia to rekindle a sense of fresh input and creative expression.

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times, and some travelers feel unhappy, unprepared, bored or disappointed,” remarks Cousineau. “But the flip side is that travels can stretch us, just like a medieval rack.” If you have stretch goals, you can build them into an itinerary, advises Haupert, whether it’s getting up the courage to skydive or negotiating a purchase in a foreign street market.

Do Less, Experience More If we truly want to know the secret of soulful traveling, we need to believe there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey. ~Phil Cousineau

Move Beyond Comfort

“Travel can serve as a vehicle for expansive personal growth. Through it, we learn to explore the world and ourselves,” Boyle observes. “When you venture outside the controlled environment of prepackaged trips for tourists to face difficult decisions and confusing and chaotic situations that require problem solving, that’s where real change can occur,” says Haupert. “My 12,000-mile journey from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica was transformative in so many ways,” says journalist Andrew Evans, author of The Black Penguin memoir. “I’m a geographer by training and spent four years studying maps, but I never understood the true size of the world until I traveled across it on a Greyhound bus. I now see the world as much smaller and much more accessible. The trip made me a stronger, more confident person, and less afraid of what other people think of me; it also made me want to keep traveling.” “Travel comes from the word travail, to labor, and trip from tripalium, Latin for a medieval torture rack. Metaphorically, travel can feel like torture at

To heighten experiential awareness while traveling, build fewer to-dos into an itinerary, the experts recommend. “Immerse yourself in a place. Leave time for unplanned explorations, rather than bouncing between destinations without space for spontaneity and restful reflection,” says Haupert. “Also build in time for meditation, yoga, simple relaxation or other intentionally restorative moments in-between the high-intensity peak experiences.” Haupert suggests staging a ceremonial start to a journey, such as a special dinner or bike ride upon arrival. Similarly, Cousineau recommends starting a new journal on every journey, to ceremoniously start anew in one’s thinking. Engaging in ritual can also help awaken the traveler, says Cousineau. He suggests walking in silence as we approach a sacred site, or physically engaging with it, as pilgrims might do when they palm the feet of a Buddha statue or press their forehead to the Wailing Wall. Sacred sites are fertile ground for transformative experiences, says Lori Erickson, an Episcopal deacon, travel writer and author of Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God, a memoir of her trips to a dozen of the world’s holy sites. “So many people have prayed and opened their hearts in a holy place that you can feel the energy,” she says. Erickson suggests that travelers seek out hallowed ground from different traditions, which can help heal divides among people of divergent faiths. “The art and architecture of holy sites are beautiful manifestations of spiritual longing and human creativity. These places have the power to move you, regardless of your own spiritual background.”

Journey Jump-Offs Here’s a short list of resources to inspire transformative adventuring. n The blog at AyanaJourneys.com explores Cambodia’s sacred Buddhist sites.   n Evergreen Escapes at Evergreen EscapesIntl.com specializes in unforgettable locales tailored to the traveler’s inner calling.   n “The Travelers” podcast via Holocene.io/travelers features stories and advice from 200-plus changemakers on topics ranging from creativity, fear and gratitude to travel-related careers.   n Muddy Shoe Adventures at MuddyShoeAdventures.com offers small-group trips that challenge participants with combinations of physical activities and cultural experiences.   n OuterTravelsInnerJourneys.com connects people through shared spiritual adventures like mind-body healing and immersion in nature.   n Phil Cousineau (PhilCousineau.net) hosts writer’s retreats, literary tours and pilgrimages to historic sacred sites.   n Responsible Travel at Responsible Travel.com offers socially and environmentally conscious tours to all seven continents, including small-ship cruises to more authentic, lesserknown ports of call.   n Transformational Travel Council’s website Transformational.travel conveys uplifting stories, a travelers’ forum and other tools for changeseekers.                                                                                 n World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (wwoof.net) links volunteers with organic farmers to help build a sustainable global community.

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When you give while traveling, you often get back even more, says Cousineau. “A pilgrim never travels empty-handed. Bring gifts; even postcards from home can make a meaningful connection.” He recently brought baseball equipment along on a group tour he led to give to kids in baseball-crazed Cuba. Giving appreciation is as important as tangible mementos, he notes. “Gratitude makes transformation possible; that’s what modern people are longing for, to be touched.” Boyle suggests that finding ways to give back can unlock unique opportunities. Quinn Vanderberg and Jonathon Button, guests on Boyle’s podcast, left stable lives and jobs in California for Nicaragua in 2012 with only their travel bags and a shared dream. Brainstorming a vision for a new life together, the 25-year-old pair had realized, “We wanted life to be filled with travel, culture and people, and to make an impact along the way,” says Vanderburg. “We went knowing we wanted to create a social venture, but first wanted to see what was really needed by the community.” They went on to partner with local educational nonprofits and artisans to launch Life Out of the Box, a line of

clothing and accessories modeled after Toms’ “Buy one, give one” business model. For every product sold, the entrepreneurs donate school supplies to a child in need. Since 2012, the project has expanded to also support kids in Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico and Morocco.

Drive Home Transformation

Starting with a moment of reflection before departing a place, take advantage of a trip’s afterglow to recall insights learned, gel memories, share insights and move to make changes stick. Haupert sees this as a good time to develop an action plan to “express gratitude for the journey and create a framework for your homecoming.” Then, take a day to reflect upon returning home before jumping back into work or other obligations, internalizing your experience and integrating your “traveler self” back into normalcy. It might involve a trip to the spa, an afternoon of journaling or organizing trip photos, suggests Haupert. “Resist the urge to check emails the minute the plane touches down or start planning the next trip. Take time to remember the journey and see your home turf with fresh eyes,” adds Cousineau.

Close Encounters Eager for a transformative adventure without traveling afar? Here are some ideas for exploring cultures and connecting with others closer to home. 4 Attend festivals celebrating varied cultures in your local community. Every spring in Washington, D.C., embassies showcase the cuisine, art and history of 70 countries. Frackville, Pennsylvania’s 103-year-old Lithuanian Days is the oldest ethnic festival in the country. 4 Host a traveling cyclist and hear tales from the trails via WarmShowers.org, a hospitality exchange for 90,000 touring cyclists and hosts. 4 Take advantage of local, state and national parks, including 88 ocean and coastal parks within the National Park Service (nps.gov). Along with wilderness sites, the service also stewards important cultural heritage sites nationwide. 4 Find a spiritual retreat center at RetreatFinder.com. 4 Overnight on an organic farm. Visit FarmStayUS.com to sample what’s in season in the region. 4 Meet and host individual travelers via CouchSurfing.com, a network of 11 million globetrotters in 150,000 cities.

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Adventure travelers named transformation and an expanded worldview as top motives for their explorations. ~Adventure Travel Trade Association The returned pilgrim has a responsibility to memorialize the journey, an ancient tradition of Judeo-Christian and Islamic faiths, advises Cousineau. The San Francisco writer traveled with a group on foot from Louisville, Kentucky, to Thomas Merton’s Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky, to celebrate the legacy of Merton and Mahatma Gandhi. One of the women inked a footprint from each of 100-plus travelers, sewing them into a quilt to commemorate the pilgrimage. Chronicling the journey can be as simple as a dinner party with friends to share what we have learned, says Cousineau, but suggests that travelers engage attendees to also contribute their own stories and reflections. “We have a choice upon returning; do nothing and just let that experience fade or own it for ourselves,” concurs Boyle. “It’s incumbent to extract the meaning of our experiences and find a way to express them, whether through a photo series, article, painting or video. The traveler’s ‘third act’ of creativity after preparation and execution is how we process change.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.


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Choosing a Chiropractor How to Find the Best One by Marlaina Donato

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hiropractic medicine is known for its non-surgical approach to chronic pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, but also has much more to offer. However, finding the right doctor can be as daunting as shopping for a comfortable pair of shoes. Here, three reputable practitioners talk about securing individualized care and getting the most out of chiropractic.

Address Specific Needs

Clarifying the desired outcome is helpful, because some clients are just looking for a quick fix to reduce pain, while others may be seeking overall better health, lasting wellness and an improved quality of life. “Due to insurance issues, we’ve become known as pain doctors, but that’s not the full extent of chiropractic,” explains Dr. Michelle Robin, owner of Your Wellness Connection and the educational DrMichelleRobin.com website, in Shawnee, Kansas. “Also, you can see more than one chiropractor, as each has their own strength.” Dr. Michael Aho, of Crosstown Chiropractic, in Chicago, agrees. “Chiropractic care encompasses many

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styles, so one of the biggest variables is the type of treatment the doctor uses. Most offices commonly treat neck, mid-back and low back pain. If you have a specific shoulder, knee or foot problem, you may want to find a doctor that frequently treats those issues. If you are pregnant, choose a chiropractor that has experience working with pregnant women.” “There are more than 140 different chiropractic techniques. Some are light touch, while others are aggressive. Some are hands-on and some use instruments for adjusting. It’s important that the doctor’s approach resonates with your nature,” advises Dr. Jackie St.Cyr of the Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, in Houston. Robin advises that sitting in a doctor’s reception room to just observe and trusting our intuition is helpful before moving forward with a consultation.

Ask Questions

First, find out if a chiropractor has embraced either a conventional medical or holistic model, and then delve more deeply to find the right approach and level of care. “Ask how long a doctor

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has practiced and their governing philosophy. Do they treat the full spine or focus on the point of pain, and what range of techniques do they apply? You want them to know your spine before they adjust it; make sure they conduct a new patient exam,” suggests St.Cyr. An exam may include a thermography scan and X-rays. Helpful questions include what to expect during the initial visit, recommended frequency of treatment, the desired doctor’s office hours and how treatment might benefit a particular condition. Because most chiropractic offices offer compatible treatments, also ask about complementary modalities such as acupuncture, massage therapy, heat therapy, and interferential current therapy using minute electrical pulses for deep tissue pain relief.

Be Consistent

“You shouldn’t expect instant results,” says Aho. “You’ll benefit the most if you don’t wait too long after first experiencing symptoms of a problem before starting treatment, and are consistent with your treatment.” Being proactive can foster good results. St.Cyr concurs, stating, “When patients follow their chiropractor’s recommended routine of regular corrective care, they get the best results. Be consistent with visits and do your customized spinal exercises; they’ve been proven to work.” Robin expounds that not following through with homecare is a common pitfall for patients. “Like dental care, you always need to do something for your spine every day, be it stretching, other exercise or good nutrition.” She notes that everyone’s response to chiropractic is different. “Be realistic. If you’ve experienced injuries or accidents, it will take longer, and your healing might look different from that of someone else that is free of injuries and follows a healthier diet. Sometimes people give up on chiropractic instead of finding a chiropractor that is good for them. You wouldn’t give up going to the dentist, and the same should apply to chiropractic care.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.

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Kinesiology – This common diagnostic technique—often for sports-related injuries—targets specific muscle groups via massage and pressure points to gauge overall body functioning. Logan Basic Technique – A low-force way to realign bones via gentle, sustained pressure at the base of the spine, it’s considered beneficial for headaches, including migraine, neck and low back pain and stress. A safe form of physical rehabilitation that’s considered effective for all ages. Myofascial Technique – This soft tissue therapy resolves trigger points deep within muscles and joints. Beneficial for muscle spasms, it’s thought to be useful for sciatica and piriformis syndrome. It’s also used by massage therapists.

Chiropractic Techniques Sampler Activator Method – A small, handheld instrument is used to gently address targeted areas for many conditions, especially low back pain and specific types of headaches including migraine. It’s considered safe for children and patients with severe arthritis and osteoporosis. Active Release Technique – This approach is used for soft tissue conditions, both acute and from repetitive motion, or recurring injuries such as those experienced by athletes. It targets adhesions in muscles and connective tissues that tighten around nerves to limit joint mobility. Atlas Orthogonal Method – Adjustment of the atlas—the first spine vertebra that supports the skull and provides a path for the spinal cord—helps reduce stress in the brain stem and nervous system. Blair Technique – Adjustment of the upper cervical (neck) area, especially the first two vertebrae, is especially beneficial for nerve function. Directional Non-Force Technique – This gentle method stimulates reflex reactions to determine potential discrepancy in leg lengths and corrective measures. It improves structural alignment and function and aids natural healing responses. Diversified Technique – Widely used among chiropractors to generally improve neurological function, reduce neck, back and leg pain, especially from

herniated disks, this technique may also be helpful for carpal tunnel syndrome. Extremity Manipulation FlexionDistraction – This involves manipulation of the extremities (arm/shoulder, leg/hip). It helps improve joint mobility and reduce stress along the spine and is especially useful for carpal tunnel syndrome and problems with posture and gait. Flexion-Distraction (Cox Method) – Mechanical and hands-on adjustment aids in stretching of the back. This method is especially beneficial for degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, neck and back pain and restricted spinal joints. Gonstead Technique – The most recognizable form of chiropractic manipulation and similar to Diversified Technique, this approach addresses misalignment and involves variable-pressure spine adjustment and realignment. It includes X-ray analysis to pinpoint problem areas and is deemed safe for children, pregnant women and the elderly. Graston Technique – Instrumentassisted, soft tissue mobilization helps reduce scar tissue and persistent pain from acute and old injuries, as well as resolve longstanding trigger points in muscles and joints. It promotes circulation in affected areas to reduce pain and inflammation. It also may allay non-systemic causes of fibromyalgia.

Network Spinal Analysis (network chiropractic) – This low-force technique addresses the entire body to improve communication between the brain and nerves via points along the spine and is suited to all ages. Pettibon System – Based on a total body assessment, both structural and nutritional, this system focuses on posture correction and spinal alignment, diet and muscle development. Sacro-Occipital Technique – Focused on the relationship between the bases of the spine and skull, it employs triangular-shaped blocks under the pelvis to target lower back issues; low-force adjustments include slow pressure to address issues related to the skull. It is considered especially beneficial for hiatal hernia and gastro-esophageal reflux. Somato Respiratory Integration – Special exercises leverage the body-breath connection to assist stress management, tension release and whole body awareness. It employs focus, breath work, touch and movement. Compatible with other treatments, it can also be done at home. Thompson Drop Technique – Employed via a “drop table” and thrust of the chiropractor’s hands. It can help determine discrepancies in leg lengths. Benefits include improved posture, flexibility and sleep, and decreased pain.

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“Peak bone strength is reached by the age of 30, so it’s vital for young people to engage in dynamic impact movement through their teen years and 20s,” says Sherri Betz, chair of the American Physical Therapy Association bone health group, a doctor of physical therapy and geriatric-certified specialist with a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. Engaging in sports during our youthful developing years helps build strong, wide and dense bones that will carry us well into old age, literally giving us a firmer base to stand on. It’s paramount to encourage children and young people to be physically active and for us all to continue with athletic activities throughout adulthood to preserve the bone health peak we reach at age 30.

Optimal Bone Exercises

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little bit less,” says Steven A. Hawkins, Ph.D., a professor of exercise science at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks. “Bone responds to exercise much like muscle,” explains Larry Tucker, Ph.D., professor of exercise sciences at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. “Bone doesn’t grow, per se, but like muscle, it does get denser and stronger according to the stresses and strains put on it.” “The key is to put a heavy load on bones to stimulate them to grow,” Hawkins notes. Standing exercises are recommended, because the bones most likely to benefit from strengthening exercise are 30 targeted leg and hip bones, says Tucker. “Surprising the bone is your best bet,” points out Betz. “Don’t do the same things over and over again at the same time, either repetitive exercises like running or weight lifting or consistent combinations; even high-intensity exercise can diminish the effects.” The most highly recommended exer-

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cises involve those that require changing directions, bouncing and leaping—from basketball to lively dances, and even some intense yoga postures. Hopping and jumping are probably the best way to strengthen bones, but must be done in the proper way, according to Tucker and others. Research by Tucker’s team published in the American Journal of Health Promotion studied the effects of jumping on hip bone density in premenopausal women. It may seem counterintuitive, but Tucker reports that most benefits are gained from jumping as high as possible, resting 30 seconds and repeating up to 10 times twice a day in intervals at least eight hours apart. “If you jump continuously, the exercise loses effectiveness pretty quickly,” he says. Those that enjoy circuit training should do something else during the 30-second rests between repetitions, Tucker advises. Because it’s the jolt of jumping that stimulates bone strength, using a mini-trampoline or another cushioning device to lessen impact on the body won’t increase bone density. Betz cautions against starting a jumping program too quickly. “Proper alignment, balance and body awareness come first,” she says. “Do 20 to 25 heel raises in a row, a full squat with good alignment and a full lunge to ready the body for a jumping program.” Such strengthening safeguards against falling and injury.

Walking Isn’t It

Walking, running, weight training and other repetitive exercises don’t improve bone density, says Hawkins. “Walk and do other repetitive exercises for cardiovascular health and

Yoga for Bones Yoga doesn’t involve bouncing or jumping for the most part, but it can be helpful in maintaining strong bones, says Sherri Betz, a Santa Cruz, California, physical therapist and Pilates and yoga instructor. “Poses, including the tree, chair, warrior, triangle, half moon and sun salute, need to be as dynamic as possible and focus on leg strengthening and spine extension.

general fitness. While these might help maintain current bone strength, they won’t improve bone density.” Walking reduced the risk of hip fracture by 41 percent for postmenopausal women walking four hours a week, with fewer falls due to improved strength, balance and other factors per the Journal of the American Medical Association. Numerous studies confirm that exercise of any kind keeps us healthy, but for bone health, the answer is to start weight-bearing exercises early and sustain the practice for a lifetime. Kathleen Barnes is a health writer and author of The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know, with Dr. Robert Thompson. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.

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choolchildren are learning the calming effect of tuning into their minds and bodies through a pioneering program in Baltimore, Maryland, that’s replacing time outs and school detentions with mindful moments. Trained staff—including many former students—teach yoga, mindfulness practices, meditation, centering and breath work that empower kids to resolve conflicts peacefully. Brothers Atman and Ali Smith and friend Andres Gonzalez founded the nonprofit Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in 2001 in response to the pressing need to help kids living in challenging urban environments better manage stress, anger and other heightened emotions. Today, the organization is sowing the seeds of mindfulness with some 7,500 students a week across 18 Baltimore-area schools, usually beginning through daylong, school-wide interventions and afterschool programs supporting targeted populations. Frustrated kids cool off and center themselves through breathing exercises and meditation in the Mindful Moment Room in the HLF flagship Robert W. Coleman Elementary

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School. “Sometimes when I get mad, I just breathe deep. I picture being in a certain place I like and I just stop being mad… I think of being a bigger person and doing something maybe a wise man would do,” advises one fifth-grade participant. “When we had to take a big test, before I took it and in the middle, I took deep breaths to stay calm and finish the test. When everybody around you is making a lot of noises, you just try to tune them out and be yourself, do your breathing,” says another fifth-grader. The training starts with educators learning mindfulness techniques both to help their students and also manage their own stress in the classroom. “The program was a fantastic experience,” says Lori Gustovson, a teacher at Baltimore’s Lincoln Elementary School. “We integrated the exercises into our daily schedules, helping many students and teachers focus their attention and regulate emotions such as anxiety, anger and frustration. We are a better school because of the time they spent in our classrooms teaching us the beauty of paying attention to breath, movement and each other,” she observes.


These are tools kids can rely on for the rest of their lives, and use them to get back to their center. ~Ali Smith Participating schools have reported fewer fights, better attendance and higher grades, among other benefits, according to Ali Smith, all results backed by independent research. Recent studies in schools from San Francisco to Columbus, Ohio, have shown that teaching kids mindfulness practices can heighten attentiveness, self-control and empathy, while reducing stress, hyperactivity and depression, and improving academic performance. The kids also apply their newfound skills at home. “To take ownership of the practice and understand the benefits, you have to know how to explain it, so we use a reciprocal teaching model,” says Ali. “We teach the kids to say, ‘Mom, Dad, you look stressed; can you take a breather with me?’” Martin, a Lincoln Elementary student, was pleased to report, “I went to my house and taught my mom how to do all the things you guys taught us.” Virginia, another student, noted, “This

morning I got mad at my dad, but then I remembered to breathe, and then I didn’t shout.” Other schools are following suit. Mindful Schools began in 2007 as a single-school program in Oakland, California, and then expanded to support online and in-person courses and a network of mindful educators spanning all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The David Lynch Foundation funds efforts to bring transcendental meditation to underserved kids in classrooms like the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School, in Queens, New York; Wilson High School, in Portland, Oregon; and Wayzata West Middle School, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, among others. Find easy instruction at Tinyurl.com/ MindfulnessStarterLesson. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

Mindful Exercises This meditation exercise is recommended by the Holistic Life Foundation to help kids slow down, relax, de-stress or clear their heads: Sit comfortably with one hand on your belly, with your head, neck and spine in alignment. Breathe through your nose. As you inhale, feel your belly expand and pause for a second. Then, exhale and feel the belly fall. Repeat for 10 breaths.

This mindfulness instruction is excerpted from a starter lesson at MindfulSchools.org:

Mindfulness is noticing what is happening in the present moment. It can help calm us when we are angry, sad or frustrated. It can help us notice when we are happy or grateful and also to focus, whether in school or in sports. It’s important to let our bodies be very still. When that happens, it gets very quiet. When we have still and quiet bodies, that’s what we call our mindful bodies. Now, let’s close our eyes and just sit like this for one minute.

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If you’re consuming a diet rich in fermented foods, you’re essentially bathing your GI tract in healthy, food-related organisms, while also possibly improving your brain function. ers’ market every Saturday before spending Sunday prepping foods for the rest of the week. “Traditional foods like fermented vegetables, yogurt or kombucha don’t take long to prepare; they take time to culture, but it’s so rewarding,” she says.

Fermented Foods Revival Rediscover Probiotic-Rich Foods by Judith Fertig

Colorful jars of fermented Korean kimchee, Indian chutney, German sauerkraut and bottles of kombucha line many grocery store shelves today. We’re in the midst of a fermented food revival.

Grassroots Groundswell

“I grew up in New York City as the grandson of immigrants from Belarus, and sauerkraut and pickles were common foods I always loved, but neither my grandparents nor anyone else I knew made them,” says Sandor Katz. This Woodbury, Tennessee, writer who travels the world giving related workshops is credited with bringing fermented foods back into the limelight. He explains, “I am self-taught and learned to ferment by experimentation. It was that first successful batch of sauerkraut that sparked my obsession. I also love eating cheese, beer, chocolate, coffee, yogurt and many other products of fermentation.” Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, the authors of Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64

Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes, homestead in Oregon’s Jackson Valley. “A fateful Christmas gift—a ceramic crock full of bubbling, fermenting cabbage under the tree, funky fermenty smell and all,” first piqued their interest, Kirsten recalls. “Eventually, we started our own small farmstead fermentation company.” Christopher explains that the combination of salt and shredded or chopped vegetables can launch the production of probiotic lactic acid bacteria that preserves the food and drives off “bad bacteria”. Jennifer McGruther, who lives in the Pacific Northwest, is the author of The Nourished Kitchen cookbook, an offshoot of her blog of the same name. Her first batch of fermented food was yogurt. Now she visits her local farm-

Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.

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Fermented foods offer a variety of positive effects on health. “If you’re consuming a diet rich in fermented foods, you’re essentially bathing your GI tract in healthy, food-related organisms,” says food research scientist Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fermented foods with live probiotics can also improve brain function, according to a study in the journal Gastroenterology. Fermented foods are meant to be eaten as condiments, not consumed in large quantities. Overdoing such intake might cause bloating, cramping and other digestion problems. Dr. Leonard Smith, a gastrointestinal and vascular surgeon and medical advisor for the University of Miami Department of Integrative Medicine, recommends “a half-cup of cultured vegetables or two ounces of your favorite probiotic liquid per day to start.” He says it’s possible to eventually work up to having a serving of cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids at every meal, or possibly as a between-meal snack. Christopher Shockey adds, “We don’t see these foods as a ‘medicine’ to be eaten daily because you have to force yourself; instead, we see it as a fun, delicious, easy, healthful addition to mealtime.” Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).

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A Few Fermented Recipes to Start by Judith Fertig

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ermented foods are well known for building gut health. Now a growing body of research shows that they improve immunity, brain and heart functions,” says Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D. The board-certified doctor of natural medicine, certified herbalist and author blogs from Vancouver, Canada. Get started with these simple, plant-based recipes from her latest book, The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life.

Use a food processor with a coarse grating blade to shred the cabbage, carrots, apple, ginger, chili, onion and turmeric. (Consider wearing food-safe gloves to avoid touching the chili.) Transfer to a crock or a large glass or ceramic bowl, and mix well. In a pitcher or large measuring cup, dissolve the salt in the water, stirring if necessary to dissolve the salt. Pour the saltwater over the salsa mixture until all ingredients are submerged, leaving a couple of inches at the top for expansion. Place a snug-fitting plate inside the crock or bowl over the salsa-water mixture; then weigh it down with food-safe weights or a bowl or jar of water, so the vegetables remain submerged under the brine as they ferment. Cover with a lid or a cloth, and allow it to ferment five to seven days, checking periodically to ensure the salsa is still submerged below the water line.

Salvadoran Salsa Yields: about 1 quart This gingery and spicy salsa, also known as curtido, is a traditional Salvadoran food. The twist here is added turmeric and green apple. Serve on its own, as a condiment with chips, on sausages or over salad. Maybe mix a couple of heaping spoonfuls with freshly mashed avocado for a fresh take on guacamole. ½ green cabbage 1 to 2 carrots 1 green apple, cored and quartered One 2-inch piece fresh ginger ½ cayenne chili ½ small purple or red onion One 2-inch piece fresh turmeric 3 Tbsp unrefined fine or 6 Tbsp unrefined coarse sea salt 1 quart (or liter) filtered water

3 small apples, chopped into ½-inch chunks Handful of green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths 1 rutabaga, chopped into ½-inch chunks 1 to 2 grape leaves, kale leaves or other large leafy greens (optional) 3 Tbsp unrefined fine or 6 Tbsp unrefined coarse sea salt 1 quart (or liter) filtered water In a medium bowl, mix the radish, onion, turnip, carrot, apples, green beans and rutabaga; then transfer to a small crock.

If any mold forms on the surface, simply scoop it out. It won’t spoil the salsa unless it gets deeper inside the crock. (It may form where the mixture meets the air, but it rarely forms deeper.)

Place the grape leaves or other leafy greens on top of the chopped ingredients to help hold them under the brine; then weigh the mix down with foodsafe weights or a jar or bowl of water.

After one week, put the salsa in jars or a bowl, cover and place in the fridge, where it usually lasts up to a year.

In a pitcher or large measuring cup, dissolve the salt in the water, stirring if necessary to dissolve the salt.

Fermented Chopped Salad

Pour the brine over the salad, cover with a lid or cloth, and let ferment for one week.

Yields: about 6 cups Unlike other salads, this version stores for many months in the fridge. Serve on its own or toss it in vinaigrette and serve over brown rice for a quick and nutritious rice bowl dinner. 1 radish, finely chopped ½ small onion, finely chopped 1 turnip, chopped into ½-inch chunks 1 carrot, chopped into ½-inch chunks

Remove the covering, weights and grape leaves or other leafy greens. Dish out into jars or a bowl, cover and refrigerate, where the salad should last six to 12 months. Recipes and photos are courtesy of Michelle Schoffro Cook and New World Library; visit DrMichelleCook.com.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Prana Experiential Workshops – Oct 4, 5, 6, 8. Learn to use Prana to transform your life. Boost vitality, remove stress and increase the rate of healing; w/Rhonda Steinke. Free. Oct 4, Mukwonago; Oct 5, East Troy; Oct 6, Pewaukee; Oct 8, Big Bend. More info and register: PranicHealing.com/Events.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 Spirit Message Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. After a meditation to awaken intuitive guidance, attendees will be guided to give & receive messages from spirit. For anyone interested in increasing intuitive abilities or wanting guidance from realms beyond: w/ Ginny Clark. No experience necessary. $20. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

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plus optional supplements; space limited. Superb Health Milwaukee, 2625 South Greeley St, Ste 120, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414-939-8748. LakesideNatural Medicine.com/events/. Posture Workshop – 2-4pm. Participants will learn a posture assessment that can be used to address painful conditions related to work postures and more activity related injuries. Free. PhysioBin, 11820 W Ripley Ave, Wauwatosa. 414-459-1224. PhysioBin. com/Events. Reiki I Class – 10am-4pm. Add the touch of reiki, a pure form of healing, to your life for yourself and others. Open to all individuals, no previous experience necessary; w/Susie Raymond. $199. White Sage Spa, 10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon. 414-352-6550. Register: Susie@WhiteSageSpa.com.

Certificate in Sound Therapy – Oct 6-8. Fourteen instructors, 43 courses, 114 hours of instruction; study the effect of sound on human beings physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. Learn tuning forks, singing bowls, drums, toning, chants, whistling vessels, gongs, low level laser therapy, and light and color frequency healing. View entire curriculum on line. Six-weekend program completes in Mar, 2018. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Info: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC. com/cdSound.htm.

Text Neck and Tight Shoulders: Build Strength and Erase Tension – 1-3pm. Overuse of the neck and shoulder muscles leads to gripping in the neck, jaw and upper back. Learn to create strength and support in the shoulders, providing movement and ease in the body; w/Alicia Wright. $30. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Fall Cleanse: Nutrition and Detoxification Workshop – 1-3pm. Workshop, led by Dr. Joanne Aponte, ND, teaches a whole-body, non-fasting, approach to detoxification. Benefits include increased energy & vitality, better digestion and weight loss. $50,

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

What is an Ayurvedic Consultation – 6:30-8pm. Learn about the oldest system of natural medicine; w/Nikki Estes. Understand how this practice helps to heal the root cause of disease, heals mind, body and spirit and treats the unique qualities of each individual. Free. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. Santosha YogaAyurveda.com.

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Healing Through Past Lives – 12pm. Barret Hedeen will lead participants through a healing journey looking at our individual past lives. $30 suggested offering; no one turned away. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. RSVP: 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Intuitive Development – Level I, Oct 11; Level II, Oct 25. 6:30-9pm. Learn about energy and start sensing energy fields; explore different methods to receive messages from the etheric world; determine their strongest intuitive channels; learn to draw auras using different perceptual levels; w/Kristina Nez Begay. $50. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 Crystal Healer Experiential Series Class 1 – 6:308:30pm. For everyone beginning their crystal healing journey or for crystal enthusiasts: how crystals work for healing; a brief history; crystal shapes and formations; benefits of crystal healing; a chakra healing layout and more; w/Sheri Bauer. $45, series discount available. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. Living as a Peaceful Warrior in Today’s World – Oct 12 & 19. 6:30-8:30pm. Class based on The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, with exercises and discussion on integrating these truths into your life. Read before class. $15. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 Holy Fire Master Teacher Training – Oct 13-15. Fri, 5-8pm; Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm. Become a Holy Fire master teacher as introduced through ICRT. Must be level III or current RMT. Sixteen CEUs. $600. Class held in Mukwonago. Register: 262-4984162 or BeReiki1@gmail.com. Metaphysical Movie Night – 6:30-9pm. Featuring Heaven is Real, a true story of a small-town father who must find the courage to share his son’s extraordinary visit to heaven during a near-death experience. Discussion follows. Popcorn will be served. Love offering. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 A.R.E. Edgar Casey Study – Oct 14, 21. 8am-5pm. Group will be meeting at Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Register, Kevin Reger: 262-547-3262. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Extended Practice Day – 9:30am-2:30pm. The day consists of sitting meditation, mindful movement, mindful walking, loving kindness meditation, and discussion; w/Ann Marie Arvoy. Lunch in silence. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. $65, $55/members; register on line. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-5180173. DragonflyMeditation.com. So You’ve Got a Journal – Now What – 10am12pm. Explore spiritual and automatic writing, as well as dialogues within personality aspects, problemsolving writing and twilight imagery, the domain of deep imagery. For beginners, dabblers or lifelong journal keepers. $25. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. Info@LightOfGrace.church. Nine Rites of the Munay Ki – Oct 14, 15. 123pm both days. W/Dr Sally Stanton. Students will receive a brief overview of shamanic beliefs and learn why the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki are so important. Each student will learn about and receive the Healer’s Rite and be taught how to transmit the rite. On Oct 15 students will learn the Seer’s Rite and the Bands of Power Rite. $75 per class. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 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

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 David Roth In Concert – David, one of the headliners among Unity and New Thought ministries, will be back for a special performance. $15, $25/ for two if purchased by Oct 15. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Dowsing with the Pendulum Part I – 6:30-8:30pm. Topics: a history of pendulum use; theories about how it works to give voice to intuition; selecting the first pendulum; developing a pendulum language and code; 3-fold permissions; shielding; and formulating questions; w/Kathryn Rambo. Series continues on Oct 18, 25 and Nov 7. $45, series discount available. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Aveda IBW Mixer – 5-8pm. Get connected to Aveda with an express service and shop Aveda at a savings. Free; reservations limited. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, 327 East St Paul Ave, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414-227-2889. IBW.edu.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 Clear Quartz Crystals: Everything You Wanted To Know and More – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about the anatomy of a quartz crystal and to recognize the different types; get tips on selecting quartz crystals, and to merge with the crystals; w/Kathryn Rambo. An experiential exercise will use two crystal points to balance the energy field. $45 per class, with series discount. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com. Living as a Peaceful Warrior in Today’s World – 6:30-8:30pm. See Oct 12 listing. $15. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 Sacred Women’s Circle – 7-9:30pm. Gathering in circle with intention is powerful. We come together to honor, listen and share our hearts fully with one another; w/Julie Szyba. Meditate. Share. Listen. Grow. $25. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. Santosha YogaAyurveda.com.

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Tea with Natalie – 9-11:30am. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and a health chat with a holistic wellness expert. $10. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-6512243. InspirationWellnessGroup.com. Chakras & Archetypes Workshop – 9am-4pm. Learn, experience, and transform your own beliefs through the knowledge and language of the emotions tied to each chakra. Create self-awareness tools and experience practices to increase joy. All students receive a Catalyst Coaching session with Susie. $99. White Sage Spa, 10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon. 414-352-6550. Register: Susie@ whitesagespa.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. $65/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. Preregister: 262-548-0923 Petlicious.com.

savethedate OCTOBER 21 DOCUMENTARY FILM: THE PHENOMENON BRUNO GROENING – 1-7pm (incl. 2 breaks). Film contains archival footage and eye-witness interviews about “Miracle Healer” Bruno Groening, and the healings that occurred in 1950s Germany after he simply spoke to crowds of help seekers, many deemed incurable. Healings, medically verified by physicians, continue to occur today in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. Some viewers report being freed of pain or other ailments while attending the film showing. Free, donations welcome. Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 E Olive St, Shorewood. 414-213-0113. Info: Bruno-Groening-Film.org. BGMilwaukee@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 Reiki 1 Workshop & Attunement – 9am-3pm. Have healing energy in your hands, forever. No experience required. Reiki 1 manual, instruction and certificate of completion. $250 prepayment to register. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. MilwaukeeReiki.MassagePlanet.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Natural Healing/Disease Reversal – 6:30-9:30pm. Learn steps to heal from chronic, even life threatening diseases. If you’ve been praying for answers for healing, this class is for you. Information for


a lifetime of wellness. $100 prepayment to register. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. MilwaukeeReiki.MassagePlanet.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 BioMat Sessions & Reiki – See Oct 10 listing. $50/30 min session. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. InspirationWellnessGroup.com. Getting Serious About Essential Oils – 1011:30am. Topic: Living Green. What’s under your sink and in your body? Health & wellness community classes; w/Barb Lemke. $5/Young Living members, free/non-members. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262-367-0607. C4WB.com. Intention, Manifesting and Magick with Quartz Crystals – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the importance of setting a clear intention and how to incorporate quartz crystals in their work for protection, cleansing and blessing space, directing energy and holding intentions and prayers, and deepening meditation and trance work. Specific quartz crystals will be discussed; w/Kathryn Rambo. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

Introductory Cranial Sacral Applications – 9am6:30pm. Part 2 of the Healing Class Collection. Learn the part of CranioSacral Therapy that can be easily used with energy-based therapy or massage. Prerequisite: background in energy therapy. $170, $495/full series. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. RSVP, Pam Goodwill: SacredTrees LLC@gmail.com. LightOfGrace.Church. Reiki II for Animals & People – 10am-4pm. Learn the hands-on energy treatment that promotes overall wellbeing for animals and humans. Learn all 3 reiki symbols and how to send reiki from a distance. Includes attunement and certification. Prerequisite: Reiki I. $150. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Preregister: 414-444-4110. BarkNScratchOutpost.com. Big Halloween Bash – 12-4pm. Participate in one or more events including a smudging and blessings ceremony, Tibetan singing bowl sound bath, spiritual traditions of Halloween workshop, and blessings of the season kirtan. Prize drawings and readers all day. Preregistration for all events required. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Lupus Support Group Meeting – 6-8pm. Lupus support group meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month to provide support to Lupus patients and their families. Free. 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Atrium level, basement conference room, Milwaukee. Info: 414-443-6400. Betsey@LupusWI.org.

plan ahead NOVEMBER Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Training – Nov 1-5, Apr 11-15, Jul & Oct/2018. Intensive training program in shamanism, energy medicine and selftransformation, 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. Golden LightHealing.net.

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Reiki Level One Training – Nov 4. 9am-4pm. Learn reiki and activate your energy to align the mind, body, and spirit. Reiki heals: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 8CEUs. $200. Class held in Mukwonago. Register: 262-498-4162 or BeReiki1@gmail.com.

Allergy Treatments for Healers – 9am-6:30pm. Part 1 of the Healing Class Collection. Learn to identify allergens by energy assessment and muscle testing, and different energy treatment approaches. Prerequisite: background in energy therapy. $180, $495/full series. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. RSVP, Pam Goodwill: SacredTrees LLC@gmail.com. LightOfGrace.Church.

Open House at Trinergy and Santhigram Ayurveda – Nov 11. 3-7pm. All are welcome. Learn how Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry and Santhigram Wellness Ayurveda Spa can help your health. Meet, network and mingle. Enjoy healthy sweet/savory treats, and maybe win a prize in the raffle. Free. Santhigram Wellness Ayurveda Spa, 12800 W National Ave, New Berlin. 262-955-6600. TrinergyHealth.com.

Autumn Despacho Ceremony – 7-8:30pm. Ancient ceremony from the Andes used to create and restore harmony and balance. Create symbolic offerings that become a living prayer to bring about energy shifts and healing; w/Julie Szyba. Pre-registration required. $20. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. Santosha YogaAyurveda.com.

Aveda IBW Mixer – Nov 15. 5-8pm. Get connected to Aveda with an express service and shop Aveda at a savings. Free; reservations limited. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, 327 East St Paul Ave, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414-227-2889. IBW.edu.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 MCKS Pranic Healing: Full Training – Oct 28-30. Use Prana to transform your life. Prana can boost vitality, remove stress and increase the rate of healing; w/Chandan Parameswara. Milwaukee. For more info and to register: PranicHealing.com/Events. Pranayama Class: Yogic Breathing Exercise – 8-9am. Pranayama (Prana = life energy; Yama = exercise). Learn four fall/winter exercises that will balance Doshas and warm your core. Class ends with silent meditation. $15, registration required by Oct 26. Santhigram Wellness Ayurveda Spa, 12800 W National Ave, New Berlin. 262-955-6600. TrinergyHealth.com. Paleo & Essential Oil-Infused Cooking Class – 9-10:30am. With Emily Newell; learn to make savory turkey burger with chipotle mayo, and pumpkin pie, all gluten/dairy-free. Then you get to savor these delicacies. $30, registration required by Oct 26. Santhigram Wellness Ayurveda Spa, 12800 W National Ave, New Berlin. 262-955-6600. TrinergyHealth.com.

Acu-Gong: Acupuncture + Gong Bath Meditation – 4-5:15pm. Acu-Gong Meditation combines the power of gong meditation with community style acupuncture. No previous acupuncture or meditation experience required. $40. Royal Road Clinic: mind body care, 1841 N Prospect Ave, 2nd fl, Milwaukee. 414-377-3898. RoyalRoadMKE.com/MeditationMilwaukee/.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Vibratory Grid Activation – 9am-5:30pm. Part 3 of the Healing Class Collection. Workshop teaches energy workers a powerful way to reconnect with universal grids that relate to the body’s meridian system. Prerequisite: background in energy therapy. $170, $495/full series. Light of Grace Healing & Education Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. RSVP, Pam Goodwill: SacredTrees LLC@gmail.com. LightOfGrace.Church. Introduction to Aromatherapy: Incorporating Essential Oils Into Your Life – 12-3:30pm. Learn the basics of eleven commonly used essential oils: why and when to use, how to use safely, and what to look for when selecting. Attendees will have the opportunity to create an aromatherapy product personalized for their own special benefit. $50. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC.com.

Lupus Support Group Meeting – Nov 28, Jan 30. 6-8pm. Lupus support group meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month to provide support to Lupus patients and their families. Free. 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Atrium level, basement conference room, Milwaukee. Info: 414-443-6400. Betsey@ LupusWI.org.

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Guided Meditation – 9-9:40am. A guided mindfulness meditation with a focus on the breath to develop increased awareness and presence; with Ann Marie Arvoy, certified meditation instructor. Open for beginner to advanced practice. $15, free/ members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-5180173. RSVP: DragonflyMeditation.com.

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

sunday Friendship and Potluck – Last Sun. Celebrate with a spiritual community; messages and music during the service followed by food and fellowship. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. 12 Powers of Man – Through Nov 19. 7:30-9:15am. Class on this teaching by Unity’s co-founder, Charles Fillmore, will be before Sunday celebration; w/Rev Brian Griffin. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Sunday Gathering: Light of Grace – 10am. Come for meditation, soul-filled music and an inspiring spiritual message to uplift and motivate you. Light of Grace, 5806 W. National Ave, West Allis. 414258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church. Unity Church of Light Sunday Service – 10am. Sunday service with Rev Sue Ellen Kelly and the amazing music of George Busateri, John Zaffiro and various soloists. Children’s Sunday school at same time. Unity Church of Light, 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield (in Bishop’s Woods West 1). 262-641-7558. UnityChurchOfLight.com.

Minister’s Book Study – 9:15-10:45am. This is an open discussion group; currently discussing The Untethered Soul, The Journey Beyond Yourself. Free. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@ wi.rr.com.

Guided Meditation – 6-6:45pm. As a reiki practitioner, Dawn Weberg, certified meditation instructor, brings a healing presence along with nature visualizations to her meditations. Open to beginner and more experienced practitioners. $15, free/members; registration on line. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262518-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com.

tuesday Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 9-10am. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Court, Ste 210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com.

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.

friday Community Drumming Circle – 6:30-8pm. 1st Fri. Bring your friends and drums and sink into a smooth flow. Release the stress of daily life; w/Tom Kotlarek. No experience necessary. Drums available. Donation; preregistration encouraged. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. Sandra@c4wb.com.

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Caravan of Remembering: Book Club – 6:308pm. 3rd Tue. Sandra Zwirlein facilitates. The group works together to discover and empower our personal life mission’s work. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

Yoga w/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. 414-4750105. UCIM@WI.RR.com.

Coloring and Crafting Club – 12pm. 2nd Sun. This is a quiet time of fellowship and creative expression. Meets in the fireside room following fellowship and service. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

Hatha Restorative Fusion Yoga – 6:45-7:45pm. This all levels mindful, meditative yoga class moves from hatha into restorative to first build strength and flexibility and then ground and deepen body inquiry. $12, $50/5 class pass, $10/member, $45/member 5 class pass; registration on line. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, #225, Mequon. 262-518-0173. DragonflyMeditation.com.

Mindfulness Meditation – Through Oct. 9-10:30am. 2nd & 4th Sat. Mindfulness Meditation is based on the teachings of Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Cornelia Beilke, who has taught this technique for over a year. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

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Oneness Café – A Drop in Gathering of Spiritual Adventurers – Through Oct. 9-11:30am. A time to gather, enjoy goodies, share topics of interest presented by group. Not sure you’re a Spiritual Warrior? Join us - discover your passion. $5 suggested donation. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 6-7pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Ct, #210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com.

Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle – 11:30am. 3rd Sun. Meets following fellowship and service. Please bring your drum, some available for use. Group led by Dennis Clark, president, board of trustees. $10 suggested offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

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Sangha/Mindfulness Meditation – 9-10:30am. The sangha includes sitting and walking mindfulness meditations and Dharma talks in the tradition of the Insight Meditation Society; facilitated by Hal Dessel and Joe Wittig. Unity Church Of Light, 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield (in Bishop’s Woods West 1). 262-641-7558. Info: UnityChurchOfLight.com. Citizens Climate Lobby – 10am-2pm. 2nd Sat. This is a non-partisan group dedicated to finding effective ways to preserving and protecting our planet from further climate change. Unity Center in Milwaukee, Wedding Suite, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.


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ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE BY ALANA

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

ANANDA ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING CENTER

4528 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-791-0303 AnandaAcupuncture.com Emotional disharmonies are oftentimes the root cause of many physical dysfunctions, such as; adrenal, sinus, hormonal and digestive issues, chronic inflammation and pain, headaches, insomnia and more. See ad, page 25.

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

A 501c3 nonprofit, fullservice acupuncture care center, we offer excellence in pain management, oncology support, and stress insomnia treatment in our beautiful West Allis clinic. See ad, page 24.

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 39.

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.

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 26.

BODYWORK 1212 BODYWORKS

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 38.

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 9.

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

SETTIMI CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

17280 W North Ave, Ste G-102, Brookfield 262-789-0576 SettimiChiropractic.com Special focus on women and children, Dr. Settimi has been providing exceptional wellness care to our community for over 27 years. Our natural approach addresses common healthcare concerns in a warm and welcoming environment. See ad, page 10.

CRYSTALS ANGEL LIGHT CENTER FOR THE HEALING ARTS

13000 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com

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FREE SPIRIT CRYSTALS

GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS

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 13.

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.

EXTREME ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.

ECO HARMONY LANDSCAPE

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

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 14.

info@ExtremeKleaner.com ExtremeKleaner.com 800-337-8326

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 24.

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.

GOLDEN LIGHT HEALING

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

WHOLEHEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGIC FAMILY DENTISTRY

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

NATALIE BENOIT

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

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

PURE ENERGY YOGA

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

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Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher PureEnergyYoga.com • 414-217-4185

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Reiki healing sessions and instruction, yoga classes for all in Pewaukee, Muskego, Greendale. Restore balance, health and wellbeing in mind, body and spirit.

414-810-5858 Info@EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Mike.EcoHarmony@gmail.com EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com

LACEWING

Diane Olson-Schmidt • 414-793-3652 LaceWingGdcs@att.net Garden consultation, instruction, landscape design, wildflowers and woodland gardens, prairies, small ponds, rain gardens, landscape maintenance, organic lawn care. Organic landscape practices in all habitats. See ad, page 26.

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 10.

LIFE COACH WONDERSPIRIT

262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha WonderSpirit.com Need a reminder you’re a goddess? Spiritual life coach, goddess of greatness growing, feminine spirit arts and sciences, spiritual exploring, self-worth, relationship rules, and energy medicine. See ad, page 13.

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

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


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

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

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

Dagmara Beine blends Western medicine with Integrative/ Functional medicine to empower your whole family with knowledge and the right tools to make the most informed decisions for your health. See ad, page 8.

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 25.

MEDITATION DRAGONFLY MEDITATION STUDIO

11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon 262-518-0173 • DragonflyMeditation.com Dragonfly Meditation is a secular (non-religious) mindfulnessb a s e d s t u d i o w h i c h o ff e r s meditation instruction, special workshops, retreats, massage, reiki and yoga classes. See ad, page 15.

MENTAL HEALTH

OUTDOOR GEAR YELLOW WOOD GEAR

BLUE STONE COUNSELING

10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon BlueStoneCounselingLLC.com 262-241-5604

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 7.

My mission is to provide personal, compassionate counseling that transforms the human experience to one of joy and hope by optimizing each client’s potential.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

TRINERGY CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY

PHYSIOBIN

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

414-459-1224 Wauwatosa and Walker’s Point Locations PhysioBin.com Doctors of Physical Therapy Daniel Schumann and Rachel Thiel offer unique techniques to eliminate pain and limitations and bring you to better movement for a better life. See ad, page 16.

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

REIKI ANGELIK HANDS

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.

Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-429-5117 Reiki-AngelikHands.com Offering reiki therapy, intuitive readings, spiritual guidance & more. Ann Miller is a certified reiki master and psychic medium. Start your journey to wellness today!

NATURAL FOODS BE REIKI

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 16.

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

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

CINDY CARLSON REIKI AND ENERGY HEALING

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

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.

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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 8.

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ROLFING KEVIN MCCOY ROLFING

262-337-1530 KevinMcCoyRolfing.com Brookfield and Glendale locations

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 15.

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 8.

SCHOOLS/TRAINING ART OF HEALING SCHOOL OF ENERGY MEDICINE

13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com

SKIN CARE

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

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

Rev Mari Gabriels on 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa • 414-475-0105 UnityChurchInMilwaukee.org

682 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger 920-210-0370 SkinAndAcneSpecialist.com

INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

LIGHT OF GRACE

UNITY CHURCH

SKIN AND ACNE SPECIALIST

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.

SPIRITUAL

Rachel Geschke is a Face Reality Acne Specialist and holistic esthetician. She specializes in acne treatment and prevention, along with reiki-infused facials, peels and waxing.

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 11.

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.

Learn to use Prana to Transform your Life! Boost Vitality, Remove Stress & Increase the rate of Healing Free Experiential Workshops! with Rhonda Steinke Oct. 4th Mukwonago, WI Oct. 5th East Troy, WI Oct. 6th Pewaukee, WI Oct. 8th Big Bend, WI

October 28-30, Milwaukee: MCKS Pranic Healing® Full Training with Chandan Parameswara

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A holistic approach to mental wellness EVALUATION OF:

Focus on mental wellness, not illness Comprehensive whole body approach Safe and effective treatments Root cause psychiatry Self-empowering

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Book an Integrative Psychiatry consultation w/ Dr Tummala and receive a complimentary Consultation (30 min session) with the Ayurvedic doctor at Santhigram.

“We now know that mental illness can be a result of many different physiological imbalances, such as nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalances, digestive system health. At Trinergy Health, we address these root causes to heal the body and help you achieve mental wellness and balance.” Dr. Aruna Tummala, MD, AIHM (Integrative Psychiatrist)

12800 W National Ave, New Berlin

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Genetics Nutritional status Gut Function Hormones, etc

INTERVENTION:

• Addressing biochemical individuality through diet, lifestyle & medicines • Detox/cleanse treatments • Psychotherapy

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Santhigram Wellness & Ayurveda Spa Authentic Ayurvedic Services for your Health & Vitality!!! New Membership Programs

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Why Diet Alone Will Not Vastly Increase Your Energy Improving your diet is always a good idea. Improving your diet will usually increase your energy. But improving your diet will generally NOT give you vast and long-lasting increases in energy. Why? The answer is that diet is TOO RANDOM an approach to BREAK a deeply set mineral pattern. You can’t really control the minerals in your diet. You can’t really put all your foods on a scale and measure out the exact portions to the gram before eating. Diet alone is not organized enough to give the body the guidance it needs. You must measure and test the body to more scientifically improve your health. Watch the videos on our website.

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