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amilies are invited to visit Tamarack Waldorf School’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m., January 31, to learn more about the unique Waldorf method of education offered for children in pre-kindergarten through high school. Visitors can tour classrooms, meet teachers and enjoy presentations by students. Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education designed to inspire lifelong learning and enable each student to fully develop their capacities. Tamarack educates the whole child—head, heart and hands—through a curriculum that integrates strong academics with the arts. The home-like environment of the kindergarten classroom encourages imaginative play and gently prepares children for grade school through storytelling, games, singing and crafts. Tamarack, a private school established in 1996, is one of more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide. The institution is affiliated with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Location: 1150 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-277-0009, email or visit See ad, page 25.

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tacy Krafczyk, a psychic medium, Reiki master teacher and animal communicator, will lead her Envision Your Life workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 16. As people ring in the new year, Krafczyk notes that it is a perfect time to begin to see, feel and envision not only 2016, but one’s whole life. The day will cover affirmations, mantras and Stacy Krafczyk vision boards, as well as a meditation. The class is designed to help participants determine their deepest desires and wants, identify and express goals, visualize dreams and make them become a reality. “Perhaps you’re on the right track, but just need time and motivation to ‘just do it,’” says Krafczyk. “We’ll go into details of particular areas you need extra help in individually and use the good juju of the group to magnify it. Sometimes it helps to just sit down and make time for yourself.” Cost: $70; registration required. Location: 2314 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha. For more information, call 414-4604781 or visit See ad, page 26.

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t. Ann’s Interdenominational Church has recently reopened as Light of Grace, a center focused on advancing each person on his or her spiritual journey. Senior Pastor Thomas Sherbrook, along with Associate Pastor Kris A. Nelsen, are the presiding spiritual leaders. “Our message and lessons are focused around A Course in Miracles, which we believe is a true path to Rev. Thomas Sherbrook the divine,” Nelsen says. “We offer classes, study groups, counseling and healing that assist individuals in taking the next step on their spiritual journey.” Two classes in January comprise the 12-hour Usui Holy Fire Reiki training, a master Reiki class led by Dic Paitrick, one of the few trained holy fire masters in Wisconsin. Additionally, longtime St. Ann’s teacher and healer Beverly Koglin will teach What Are Power Words?, focusing on the power of thoughts and words and how they can change lives. Light of Grace offers wedding services and will soon launch a separate wedding website with a variety of package options for couples. Nelsen notes that Light of Grace is nontraditional and LGBT-friendly. Location: 5806 W. National Ave., West Allis. For more information, call 414-258-5555 or visit LightOfGrace.Church. See ad, page 25.

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Playing Outside Before Lunch Spurs Kids to Eat Healthier


esearchers from Brigham Young University and Cornell University have determined that simply moving recess to precede lunch significantly increases students’ consumption of fruits and vegetables at lunch. The researchers tested first- through sixth-graders from seven schools in Utah for 14 school days. In three schools, recess was switched from after to just before lunch. In the other four schools, recess still followed lunch. Published in the journal Preventative Medicine, research found that when recess was just prior to lunch, students ate 54 percent more fruits and vegetables. Moving recess also resulted in 45 percent more kids eating at least one serving of fruits and vegetables during school-provided lunches. The researchers concluded that results show the benefits of holding recess before lunch and suggest that if more schools did this, there would be significant increases in fruit and vegetable consumption, particularly among students that eat school lunch as part of the National School Lunch Program.

Vitamin E and D Supplements Hinder Alzheimer’s and Falls Among Elderly


wo common vitamins are making headlines in medical research. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that supplementation with vitamin E may reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The five-year study followed 561 Alzheimer’s patients and included a placebo and the pharmaceutical drug memantine. Those that took vitamin E had a reduced progression of the disease compared to both a placebo group and the memantine group. Also, researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of falling for elderly folks. The study had a vitamin D supplement or a placebo delivered through a Meals-on-Wheels program to 68 people. The subjects were given blood tests and their history of falls was measured. Diaries revealed that the individuals taking vitamin D supplements fell less than half the number of times than the placebo group.

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Leave Them at the Door: Shoe Soles Harbor Risky Bacteria


esearch from the University of Houston has determined that a species of bacteria that has become resistant to many antibiotics might be tracking into homes on the soles of shoes. More than a third of randomly tested homes were contaminated with Clostridium difficile bacteria, and 40 percent of doorsteps were also infected with the bacteria. Depending upon the strain, C. difficile can cause intestinal infections, inflammation and severe diarrhea. Study author M. Jahangir Alam, Ph.D., comments, “Shoes are contaminated from diverse sources, and we are regularly contaminating our doorsteps by shoes.” The researchers tested three to five household items within 30 houses in Houston, Texas. They collected 127 environmental samples— from 63 shoe bottoms, 15 bathroom surface samples, 12 house floor dusts and 37 other household surfaces They found that 41 of them harbored C. difficile and nearly 40 percent of the shoes were positive for the bacteria. They also found that a third of the bathroom surfaces harbored the bacteria, a third of house dust and 19 percent of other surfaces maintained the bacteria. The cause of many intestinal disorders, this bacteria species has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics and many household cleaning products.

Scientists Urge Ban on Non-Stick Pan Coatings


new paper published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal warns of the continued health risks of chemicals used for non-stick pan coatings and water repellents on clothing. The chemical is being found in some municipalities’ drinking water. More than 200 scientists signed the statement, which presents the dangers of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals are persistently used as pan coatings, despite more than a decade of research showing associations with liver toxicity, neurological disorders, cancers of different organs and types, and heart conditions. The paper noted that many manufacturers have discontinued long-chain PFAS production and substituted shorter-chain PFAS. The scientists caution that these shorter-chain PFAS may not effectively reduce PFAS exposure because more has to be used to achieve the same effectiveness, maintaining PFAS in the environment with exposure levels relatively unchanged. It calls for scientists, governments, chemical manufacturers and consumer product manufacturers to participate in halting all PFAS production.

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he UK’s University of East Anglia and the University of Stirling conducted a study of individuals with autistic traits among 312 people recruited through social media, including 75 diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. Each of the subjects completed a series of creativity tests in which they determined uses of mundane objects. Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the study found that while the autistic people chose fewer uses for each object, their choices were significantly more original and creative. The subjects developed a greater range of “divergent thinking”. Martin Doherty, Ph.D., co-author of the study, confirms, “People with high autistic traits can have less quantity, but greater quality of creative ideas. They are typically considered to be more rigid in their thinking, so the fact that the ideas they have are more unusual or rare is surprising. This difference may have positive implications for creative problem solving.” The researchers found that while the average person will utilize simple mental strategies to produce more obvious answers first, autistic people tend to first utilize more demanding strategies during their processing, thus producing the more creative result.

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Beaming Solar Power to Earth from Space A great deal of solar power falls on our planet, but a lot more misses us and goes off into space. Scientists at JAXA, Japan’s space administration, have made a major breakthrough in accurate wireless power transmission on Earth that bodes well for solar space technology. The team beamed 1.8 kilowatts of power, enough to power an electric tea kettle, more than 50 meters to a small receiver without any wires whatsoever. The researchers were able to accomplish this task by first converting the electrical energy to microwaves, and then beaming them to a remote receiver before converting them back into electrons. The program’s goal is to harness a constant supply of solar energy directly from space using orbital solar farms, and then beam that energy for use on Earth. Solar power generation in space has many advantages over current technology, including the constant availability of energy regardless of the weather or time of day. Source:

Marine Life Drops by Half since 1970

The nonprofit World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London have jointly determined that industrial-scale overfishing, pollution and climate change have killed half of all marine life over the last 40 years. The Living Blue Planet Report cites that species essential to the global food supply are among the hardest hit, partially due to humans catching them faster than they can reproduce. Large swaths of coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses have also died, further decimating fish populations. Statistics show that the family of fish that includes tuna and mackerel has declined by 75 percent since 1970. The number of species is also declining; a quarter of all shark and ray species face extinction. Half of all coral has already disappeared, and the rest will vanish by 2050 if temperatures continue to rise at current rates. “Coral reefs occupy less than 1 percent of the ocean surface, but they harbor a third of ocean species,” says French biologist Gilles Boeuf. The WWF report argues that protected global ocean area should be tripled by 2020 and fish retailers should source from companies that follow certified best practice standards. Source: PlanetReport

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anglois’ Vital lor’s degree in business Nutrition Center, administration. While in Wauwatosa, is a pursuing a master’s pioneer in Milwaukee’s degree in business, natural health movehis grandmother died. ment. Health vision“Grandma was the aries Les and Bertha heart of the business,” Langlois, who founded Langlois reflects. With the store in 1946 as his persistent health Langlois’ Health Food issues, along with Marts, were followknowing that relatives ers of nutritionist Paul were going to sell the Bragg (of the Bragg live family business, he foods line). returned to Milwaukee The couple began in 1983 and purchased Jeffrey Langlois by selling natural remthe store from his edies such as liver tablets, dehydrated grandfather and his aunt. beet tablets, alfalfa pills, herbal teas, For the first 15 years, Langlois sugar-free foods, salt-free foods, many diligently researched vitamins, supplevarieties of honey, sprouted bread and ments and healthy foods, and tried gluten-free products at their store. most of them. “I experimented on myToday, Les and Bertha’s grandson Jeffrey self,” he says, laughing. “I tried every Langlois, a certified nutritionist, tradidiet and all different vitamins, and I tional doctor of naturopathy and certifinally got better. I decided to go back fied nutritional consultant, continues to school.” In May 2000 he became a their mission of offering healthy products certified nutritional consultant, and in to the community, as well as nutrition 2002, a certified nutritionist. consultations and health education. Still thirsty for knowledge, Langlois Growing up, Langlois occasionally earned more wellness certifications over helped his grandparents at the store. the years and became a traditional doctor Despite the exposure to the health food of naturopathy in 2010, which he notes industry, he experienced hereditary is different than a naturopathic physician medical problems and often had colds that can diagnose, draw blood and do and other illnesses. He failed to get anminor surgery. “Doctor means teacher,” swers from doctors, and his poor health he says. “What I am is a teacher of health. continued into adulthood. I teach how to build health. We don’t Jeffrey attended The University of treat any diseases, but we teach health so Wisconsin-Madison, earning a bachethe body can fix itself.” Langlois now offers nutritional consulting as part of the retail business. Along with Certified Nutritional Consultant Drew Detzner, who joined Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center in 2005, they offer people a chance to improve

their health through diet and individualized nutritional programs addressed to each person’s needs. In his 32 years in the business, Langlois has seen many changes, particularly fad supplements and vitamins, as well as slick marketing that can confuse people. “Just because you label something as an energy pill doesn’t mean it’s going to give you energy,” he notes. “There are a lot of people looking for magic bullets, and there are a lot of great supplements, but the bottom line is that everybody is unique. To self-diagnose and blindly start taking supplements is wasting money. One needs to know his or her own biochemical individuality.” Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center helps people make better choices pertaining to their own individual health improvement goals. “We carry things that we’d take ourselves; products that have a therapeutic or health enhancing effect,” Langlois says. “We do a lot of research about the products we carry.” In the store, customers will find unusual supplements, healthy snacks, pure skin care products and books, with attentive service from the staff. Langlois provides nutrition education through an informative blog on the website and he and Detzner give monthly talks covering different health topics. Langlois is inspired when he hears people tell him in person or in written testimonials that they have more energy, sleep better and notice improved mood due to his guidance. “Good health has a wide range of impact, because it not only effects the person, but also people in their immediate family. If someone is sleeping better and has more energy, they’re going to have better relationships.” The Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center retail store is located at 8843 W. North Ave., in Wauwatosa; office at 8841 W. North Ave. For more information, call 414-453-8289 (retail) or 414-453-4070 (office) or visit See ad, back page. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine.

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y the end of 2014, Trina Mills, of Parker, Arizona, had given up on conventional medicine. She’d been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder 17 years earlier and taken medication ever since without feeling her symptoms of fatigue, muscle aches and stomach problems ever fully subside. She’d visited endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and a half-dozen other specialists, each of which offered a different diagnosis and prescribed a different drug. At one point, she had her gallbladder removed. At another, her doctor suspected she had bleeding in her brain and sent her for a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan. Some thought she was a hypochondriac; others said she was depressed. “I would tell them, ‘I’m just depressed that you can’t figure out why I’m so sick,’” she says.



Weighing a skeletal 82 pounds, the 54-year-old mother of three finally wrote out a living will and braced for the inevitable. Then she heard of a new Center for Functional Medicine opening at the prestigious, century-old Cleveland Clinic. As the first clinic of its kind to open at an academic medical center, it promised to look at the underlying causes of disease, while focusing on the whole person, rather than isolated symptoms. Intrigued, Mills caught a flight to Ohio and soon was offering up 30 tubes of blood, stool and saliva samples, as well as an exhaustive life history. One year later, thanks to a series of personalized diet and lifestyle changes, she’s 10 pounds heavier and feels better than she has in decades. “I spent a lot of years and money in the traditional

In the 25 years since nutritional biochemist Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., of Gig Harbor, Washington, coined the term, this science-based, whole-body approach to addressing chronic disease has gained widespread traction. More than 100,000 physicians—60 percent of them medical doctors—have trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine he founded in Washington and New Mexico, and numerous medical schools have added its tenets to their curricula. More naturopaths and chiropractors are also distinguishing themselves with a functional medicine emphasis. “It is not alternative medicine at all,” stresses Bland, whose latest book, The Disease Delusion, details how functional medicine can curb chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, dementia, and heart disease, which constitute 78 percent of U.S. health care costs. “It’s the basis of 21st-century health care,” he says. For most of the 20th century, conventional medicine centered on a singular objective: Arrive at a diagnosis and treat it with drugs or surgery. Then, the alternative medicine movement proffered a toolbox of more natural therapies, including acupuncture, herbs and massage to address these same diagnoses. The 1990s brought integrative medicine, a best-of-both-worlds approach. “While all of the above have merit, they lack the necessary guidance to help practitioners determine which tools work best for which patient,” says Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. “Alternative therapies and conventional treatments are tools. We need a new map that can teach us how to skillfully use those tools,” maintains Hyman. “That map is functional medicine.” Because one chronic disease such as diabetes can have dozens of underlying causes, or one culprit such as a genetic predisposition or exposure to toxins can lead to multiple chronic conditions, functional medicine focuses on systems, rather than organs, and origins, rather than diseases. “It’s about listening

to the patient’s story in a different way, where the objective is not simply about arriving at a diagnosis,” explains Bland.

Ferreting Out Key Clues

Key to discovering the underlying origins of a health issue are a host of new gene, blood and gut health tests. “They allow us to look under the patient’s ‘metabolic hood’ at the genetic and biochemical factors influencing health,” says Naturopathic Doctor Kara Fitzgerald, who heads up a functional medicine clinic in Newtown, Connecticut. For instance, certain genes influence how a person burns and stores fat. Depending on which variant a patient has, based on a genetic test, they might be guided toward a higheror lower-fat diet. Those genetically prone to difficulty in metabolizing the amino acid homocysteine (an excess of which can raise the risk of heart disease) might be advised to take folic acid supplements. If a patient displays intractable gut problems, rather than simply look for blood or pathogens in the stool, Fitzgerald also looks at the DNA of their gut microbiome, mapping out which strains of good bacteria are present or absent and prescribing prebiotics, probiotics or whole foods to promote a healthful balance. For another patient with thinning hair and aching joints, she might use specialized blood tests to look for micronutrient deficiencies, signs of allergies or certain autoantibodies—proteins produced by the immune system that mistakenly attack one’s own tissues—

that might herald a brewing autoimmune disorder. “Research shows that predictive autoantibodies can show up in the blood 10 or even 20 years before an autoimmune disease such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis makes itself known,” says Fitzgerald, pointing to a seminal review published in 2007 in Scientific American: “If a patient with mild, early-stage symptoms is proactive with diet and lifestyle changes, they may be able to fend it off.” High-tech tests aside, Bland stresses that what’s most important is “a tool that has been largely lost in medicine today: Knowing how to listen to the patient.” In a typical exam, Fitzgerald thoroughly inspects often neglected body parts, including the tongue and fingernails, which can hold important clues to underlying health. She asks about past emotional trauma which might trigger chronic disease, and inquires about what environmental toxins and harmful chemicals both the patient and their birth parents may have been exposed to. One example might be a patient exposed to cigarette smoking in utero having a bias toward an allergic disease. If their parents grew up in a period of famine, they might have inherited a genetic disposition for rapid weight gain. “She spent two-and-a-half hours with me,” in her initial consultation, recalls 52-year-old Lauren Zambrelli, of Long Island, New York, who credits Fitzgerald for helping her tame her multiple sclerosis into remission. “It was like having a sister for a doctor.”

Lobby for Change To lobby for consistent insurance coverage of more complementary therapies, check out these resources. CoverMyCare ( This national grassroots advocacy campaign, a project of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium, aims to support the proper full implementation of Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act, which states that insurers cannot leave licensed practitioners like naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists or Oriental medicine practitioners out of their provider networks. It still lacks enforcement at the state level, although Oregon and Rhode Island recently passed legislation to fix the existing loophole; California, Hawaii, Minnesota and New Mexico are working to do the same. American Sustainable Business Council ( Reimbursement). The organization recently launched a campaign to urge insurers to cover integrative practices.

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hile most practitioners recommend that patients consult with a physician to interpret their test results, several companies offer gene, blood and microbiome lab testing directly to consumers. Here are a few options to consider. uBiome, Inc. ( Send in swab samples from gut, mouth, nose, genitals and/or skin and the company will genetically sequence the DNA of resident bacteria and send findings back within six weeks, identifying good and bad varieties present, deficiencies, and how that personal microbiome compares to others with similar lifestyles, such as smokers, vegans, meat-eaters, etc. It’s also possible to test a client’s microbiome over time to see if dietary changes implemented to change gut health are working. WellnessFX ( Visit an affiliated diagnostic lab to submit blood samples with results posted within a week on a secure website. Different packages targeting weight loss, sports performance, heart health or women’s health issues look at different biomarkers in the blood, such as levels of certain micronutrients, hormones or signs of inflammation. Clients can request an online consultation with a doctor or dietitian to interpret the results. Pathway Genomics (Pathway. com): The company’s DNA Insight Genetic Health and Wellness Tests use genetic material taken from saliva to analyze genetic markers. Ordered via a licensed practitioner, online or through a smartphone app, clients receive a kit, send in a sample and get results within three weeks. The Pathway Fit tests snapshot 75 genetic markers related to metabolism and sports performance. Others look for genes that influence nutrient absorption, heart health or hormonal function.

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Functional medicine doctors don’t shy away from prescription drugs when necessary, but they do lean decidedly toward the lower-tech modalities, using dietary supplements, allergen-free diets, exercise, mind-body practices and toxin avoidance as their primary tools. “We basically take out the bad stuff from the body and put in the good stuff,” says Hyman. Maintaining good health is priceless, but without conventional insurance coverage, it can be expensive. While Mills’ doctor visits were covered by insurance (which is rare), she spends roughly $1,000 a month on supplements to address her diagnosed leaky gut syndrome, nutrient deficiencies and mercury poisoning. Zambrelli has paid thousands out of her own pocket, too. Some people worry that, like most conventional physicians, some functional medicine practitioners place too much emphasis on expensive tests and too little on the most crucial and affordable remedy—self-care. “Functional medicine as a concept is an important step forward,” says integrative medicine pioneer Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. “However, some practitioners do a lot of tests and prescribe a lot of supplements and work on cleaning out the gut, but neglect the psychological, spiritual and social issues. That concerns me.” Bland and Hyman concede that some practitioners overtest, but say that will fade over time as they learn to better discriminate which ones are useful for specific patients. Several efforts also are underway to get more functional medicine providers and the acupuncturists, massage therapists and nutritionists they work with covered under the Affordable Care Act, which expressly emphasizes a need for more preventive medicine. Viewing the big picture, Bland believes that functional medicine is just what the country needs to save on exploding healthcare costs. Rather than spending dollars on extraordinary measures to save heart attack victims or diabetics in emergencies, we can prevent such dire situations by identifying underlying problems sooner and halting their progression. In the meantime, some patients are finding priceless relief. “Am I poorer right now? Yes,” says Mills. “Am I healthier? Way. It’s been so worth it.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO, who specializes in health care. Connect at

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e regularly upgrade the software and hardware of our phones, computers and televisions to keep pace with the latest technology. But can we do something to upgrade our body’s internal hardware and software—the nervous system? The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every cell. It senses changes in our internal and external environments and responds with an appropriate action, such as digesting food, tensing a muscle or marshalling resources to heal a cut. Our nervous system processes more than 1 million bits of information every second we are awake. When our bodies are not able to efficiently process all that information, it accumulates as tension in the spinal cord and surrounding structures, which can lead to health problems and/or pain. The information comes in many forms: what we eat, what we think, what we see and what we physically do or do not do for our bodies. When we are unable to process all of that information, our nervous system gets overloaded and tension accumulates. We are constantly bombarded with physical, chemical and emotional stressors—the kids need to get to a sporting event; the project needs to be done for work; we must be vigilant to check email, stream videos online, drive in traffic and much more. Just as computers process increasing amounts of data, life is much more complex for people now than just a few decades ago. Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) chiropractic care upgrades the nervous system to help the body heal from the inside out. In 1970, people viewed an average of 2,000 advertisements per day. Today, the number is closer to 5,000. That’s more than twice as much information that our nervous system is trying to

When the spinal cord, the link between brain and body, is subjected to physical, chemical and emotional stressors, the entire body suffers. process and integrate. Meanwhile, there are new chemicals in our food, medications, the air that we breathe and lotions we put on our skin to consider. Physical stressors include a fall on the ice, an automobile accident or even sitting at a computer all day. Emotional stressors such as worrying about family and self-doubt are also powerful sources of tension. The increased tension in our spinal cord and nervous system decreases the efficiency of communication between the brain and the rest of the body—a communication that is essential for vibrant health. When the spinal cord, the link between brain and body, is under excessive tension, this can result in low energy, high blood pressure, digestive problems, headaches, back pain and more. People associate chiropractors with positioning the spine—and they are right, but chiropractic care is much more than that. NSA focuses specifically on the nerves within the spine to help the body release its own tension, thus upgrading and reorganizing the nervous system. An NSA chiropractor uses a series of precise, light touches applied to specific locations along the spine. As a person experiences NSA chiropractic care, their nervous system is upgraded, causing enhanced communication between their brain and body. This aids in reorganization of the body, the development of new strategies to

handle tension within their body, and eventually a change in the structure of the spine. With a stronger connection between the brain and body, the body starts to spontaneously release tension in the spine and surrounding structures. When we upgrade our nervous system, our bodies function at a higher level because our nervous system is in the best possible position to regulate the body more efficiently and handle all the stressors and information we process on a daily basis. The NSA approach to wellness promotes reorganizational healing in the body and helps manage stress and tension more effectively. NSA chiropractic care helps our body handle the information overload and can relieve the symptoms that result from tension in the body, such as poor digestion and pain. Dr. Rebecca Eberle is a chiropractor in the Milwaukee area specializing in Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic care. Eberle is passionate about helping people achieve maximum health through chiropractic care. Connect with her at 414-852-1330 or WiderHorizons See ad, page 7.

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he ancient Chinese art of acuchemical serotonin and relieving inflampuncture is gaining popularity mation, as well as bringing many other in modern Western medicine for body processes into normal function. many reasons. “There’s lots of research Brevard, North Carolina, licensed to support the effectiveness of acupuncmaster acupuncturist Paul Buchman, ture for a wide variety of conditions,� adds, “Acupuncture differs from consays Thomas Burgoon, a medical doctor ventional Western medicine in many who practices internal medicine in West ways, primarily in that when it treats Chester, Pennsylvania, and is president a disease on the physical level, it also of the American Academy of Medical has far-reaching effects on our mental, Acupuncture, an asemotional and spiriThe U.S. Library of sociation of doctors of tual aspects.� medicine and osteoChronic back Medicine database pathic medicine that pain: Chronic low back lists more than 23,000 pain affects 80 percent use acupuncture in conjunction with conus at some time and studies on acupuncture. of ventional treatments. is the second-most Acupuncture treatments typically common cause of disability in Ameriinvolve the nearly painless insertion of can adults, according to a University very thin needles to stimulate the body’s of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study natural repair and regulation mechanisms published in the Journal of the American based on the fundamental Chinese medi- Medical Association. cine principle that the inside of the body A recent study of Australian can often be treated from the outside. patients arriving in Melbourne hospital Burgoon explains that acupuncture works emergency rooms complaining of low by stimulating and releasing the body’s back pain found that those treated with natural pain relievers, including endoracupuncture experienced as much pain phins, producing the feel-good brain relief in an hour as those given drugs.

“When I treat a Find an acupuncturist at at the Pacific College person for low back of Oriental Medicine. “If we can catch an pain, I always take pulses in several parts FindAnAcupuncturist illness in a child’s first of the body, and then seven or eight years, and we may be able to pretake into account many factors, including FindAPractitioner.aspx vent it from becoming age, gender and life chronic in adulthood.” situation,” says Buchman. “The underly Digestive problems: Acupuncture ing causes of the pain may be different has been found to be effective for in a 20-something student with a stresstreating colic in babies, irritable bowel ful academic load than a 50-something syndrome, morning sickness and postwoman that’s a recent empty nester operative nausea caused by anesthesia redefining her future,” he explains. and chemotherapy treatments, verified When researchers at China’s Cenin research from Australia’s University by Kathleen Barnes tral South University reviewed 13 studof Sydney on patients after surgery for ies on acupuncture and low back pain, metastatic liver cancer. Several other cupuncture can be helpful for they concluded that comprehensive studies, including one from the Milwauchildren, especially in treating treatment plans that involve acupunckee’s Medical College of Wisconsin, asthma, allergies and childhood ture are urgently needed. show that acupuncture rebalances the digestive disorders, including colic, Headache: Acupuncture has long nervous system and restores proper says Melanie Katin, a licensed acubeen used to relieve the pain of midigestive function, while relieving pain. puncturist who specializes in treating graines and tension headaches. Aus The World Health Organization children in New York City. tralian research published in Evidencereview of research notes how acupunc “Acupuncture for children rarely Based Complementary and Alternative ture relieved gastrointestinal (GI) spasms involves the use of needles. Since their Medicine found that 16 acupuncture better than atropine injections, and also qi (life force) flows very close to the sessions cut in half the number of days recommends acupuncture for relief of surface of their skin, it doesn’t require that patients experienced migraines, nausea. “Acupuncture helps calm down a lot of movement to get things flowing significantly reducing pain. an overactive GI tract and stimulates an in the right direction,” she explains. “Acupuncture is a must-try therapy underactive one,” explains Burgoon. Acupuncture for kids typically for anyone with migraines or chronic or Acupuncture is a non-pharmaceuinvolves light, fast brushing of the tension-type headaches,” says Burgoon. tical remedy for many health problems, skin to encourage a healing circulaHe notes that Aetna Insurance CompaBurgoon says. “I fell in love with acution of energy. Katin teaches parents ny policy considers acupuncture among puncture when I discovered I could use to continue treatments at home. accepted, medically necessary treatit to treat some problems that nothing She explains that it’s still technically ments for migraines, chronic low back else helped. I almost never prescribe acupuncture, not acupressure, which pain, knee osteoarthritis, postoperative any medications. Instead, I help people would involve prolonged stimuladental pain and nausea associated with get off pharmaceuticals.” tion of the body’s energy meridian surgery, pregnancy and chemotherapy. sites. Sometimes she includes the Asthma and allergies: More than 25 Kathleen Barnes is author of many natural use of small instruments for tapping million Americans have asthma, includhealth books, including The Calcium or brushing the skin and tuning forks ing 6.8 million children. Danish research Lie 2: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t to stimulate the meridian points. She published in the journal Alternative TherKnow, with Dr. Robert Thompson. remarks, “The kids love it.” apies in Health and Medicine showed Connect at that 10 acupuncture sessions given over a three-month period reduced asthma symptoms and use of inhaled steroids, Stuck on Autopilot? but only when acupuncture was ongoing. Benefits diminished when treatments were discontinued. German researchers Life Coaching • The Reconnection™ at Berlin’s Charité University Medical Center found similar effects for seasonal Personal Transformation and Empowerment allergies by comparing it with the effects Children • Teens • Adults of antihistamines and sham acupuncture. Terri Humphrey, RN “Patterns of bad health get more ingrained in our body systems as we get Life Coaching and Healing older,” says Melanie Katin, a licensed 121 E. Silver Spring Dr, Ste 204, Whitefish Bay acupuncturist specializing in treating 414-243-9851 • children in New York City and professor

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on the low setting for 24 hours. Then she ladles the broth through a coffee strainer into another container, refreshes the slow cooker with more water and simmers the bones and seasonings for another 24 hours. Eventually, the broth will have less flavor and color, and that’s when McGruther starts all over again. “I call this perpetual soup,” she says. She blogs at Slowing it down. With homemade broth on hand, it’s easy to make the Italian winter staple of Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup. Cookbook authors and slow cooker experts Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, love to make this when they’re working on a cookbook deadline. They simply use what they have in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry. “With a soup like this you can always substitute one vegetable for

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another, adjusting the recipe to what you enjoy and have on hand,” advises Moore. The pair blogs at PluggedInto Speeding it up. Sometimes, we need a single serving of homemade soup fast. Award-winning recipe developer and cookbook author Camilla Saulsbury, of Nacogdoches, Texas, whips up a Pumpkin Sage Soup that can simmer in a saucepan within minutes, ready to be enjoyed in a mug. Saulsbury uses organic canned pumpkin, full of vitamins, which can vary in sweetness. “If needed,” she suggests, “add a drizzle of maple syrup to enhance the flavor of the soup.” Making “bisque” in a high-speed blender. Karen Adler is an avid grower of organic tomatoes in her Kansas City garden. When the seasonal harvest comes to an end, Adler grills or oven roasts the tomatoes, along with organic peppers and onions, and then freezes them, ready to make Roasted Tomato Bisque any time of the year. “My secret to a light bisque without using cream is to blend all the roasted vegetables together with a high-speed blender to give it body. A swirl of extra-virgin olive oil at the end finishes ensuring the satisfying flavor,” she says. Going cold. Douglas McNish, head chef at Toronto’s raw and vegan restaurant Raw Aura, serves a popular Lemon, Cucumber and Dill Soup, which is easy to make in a food processor. “This soup is amazing this time of year, when most of our diets may be lacking in healthy fats and trace minerals,” says McNish.   Warming up. Two cookbook authors teamed up across many miles to write 300 Sensational Soups. Meredith Deeds lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while Carla Snyder resides in Cleveland, Ohio. They’ve mutually discovered the naturally warming properties of curry powder in Curried Coconut Chickpea Soup. Snyder observes, “A good soup nourishes the heart, as well as the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment.” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood from Overland Park, KS.

SOUP’S ON! Tasty Recipes for Winter Meals with grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish if desired with additional minced basil. Adapted from, by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss

Pumpkin Sage Soup Yields: 1 serving

Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup Yields: 6 servings 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 cup frozen, cut green beans 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (14.5 oz, BPA-free) diced tomatoes, with liquid 4 cups bone broth or 1 carton (32 oz) vegetable broth 2 tsp Italian seasoning 1 /8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli 1 can (15 oz, BPA-free) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil, plus additional for garnish Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

¾ cup ready-to-use chicken or vegetable broth 2 /3 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) ¼ tsp dried rubbed sage 3 Tbsp half-and-half, whole milk or coconut creamer Salt and freshly ground black pepper In a saucepan, bring the broth, pumpkin and sage to a simmer over medium-high heat. In the mug, stir broth, pumpkin and sage until blended. Stir in cream and heat for 1 minute more. Season it to taste with salt and pepper before pouring into a mug. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds. Adapted from 250 Best Meals in a Mug, by Camilla V. Saulsbury

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions, carrot and celery and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in the green beans and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Heat, covered, until boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in broccoli, cannellini beans and minced basil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are as tender as desired. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle natural awakenings

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Lemon, Cucumber and Dill Soup Yields: 2 servings

Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the tomatoes, bell peppers and onion on the baking sheets and drizzle with the two tablespoons of olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes or until soft and browned at the edges.

2 cups chopped peeled, seeded cucumber ½ cup chopped romaine lettuce ¼ cup filtered water ¼ cup chopped fresh dill fronds 1 clove garlic 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp fine sea salt

Transfer to a Vitamix or similar blender. Add the remaining half-cup olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and hot pepper sauce and blend until smooth. Add a little bone broth or vegetable broth if the soup is too thick. Serve each bowl with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs and thinly sliced green onion.

In a food processor fitted with its metal blade, process cucumber, lettuce, water, dill, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours. Serve garnished with a dollop of vegan sour cream, if preferred, and additional dill.

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Coconut Curried Chickpea Soup Yields: 6 servings 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 lb small, red-skinned potatoes, ½-inch diced 4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ½ tsp salt 2 cans (each 14 to 19 oz, BPA-free) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 zucchini, ½-inch diced 1 Tbsp packed light brown or date sugar



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1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups (about 3 oz) packed baby spinach Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Toasted shredded coconut for garnish In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add curry powder and sauté another 10 seconds. Add potatoes and stir to coat. Add stock and coconut milk; cook for 10 minutes. Add chickpeas and zucchini; cook another 10 minutes, or until potatoes and zucchini are tender. Stir in brown sugar and lime juice. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with coconut.

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ost are familiar with the performance or competitive dance world of learned steps. Conscious dance is a non-competitive, body-based way of raising consciousness. There’s no wrong way to move and your shape and measurements don’t matter,” says Mark Metz, of Berkley, California, founder and executive director of the Dance First Association (DFA) and publisher of the Conscious Dancer Magazine and UpShift Guide. The group identifies more than 100 forms of conscious dance, ranging from ecstatic dance to somatic movement therapy. Commonalities include body awareness, barefoot movement, inspiring global music and minimal structure facilitated by leaders. With 1,000 DFA studio locations, many are finding the power of

conscious dance suits their search for movement with purpose beyond improved fitness as it’s practiced in drug- and alcohol-free club-style events and ecstatic dance experiences, as well as dance fitness programs. “It’s about honoring body intelligence and paying attention to the body and mind-body connection,” says Metz. “The modalities mentioned most often are 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Open Floor, JourneyDance, and the Nia Technique,” says Metz. A brief look at three of them shows how each has its own style.

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Connecting “within” through free and inspired body movement is the power of conscious dance. the late Gabrielle Roth. “Find your flow. Feel your connection to the Earth through your feet and release your head,” guides facilitator Amber Ryan, of New York City, who travels the world for dance sessions. “Use your body as a gateway into the now.” For two hours, dancers move freely and individually, swaying, sensing and interacting in an experience called “the wave”, intended to move energy through the body, release emotions and heal the psyche. It’s based on Roth’s premise that, “Each of us is a moving center, a space of divine mystery. Though we spend most of our time on the surface in daily ordinary existence, most of us hunger to connect to this space within, to break through to bliss, to be swept into something bigger.”

JourneyDance Toni Bergins, from the Massachusetts Berkshires, is a frequent presenter at the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. After years of studying and teaching movement, drama, creative visualization and gestalt techniques, she combined them in creating JourneyDance. More than 400 trained facilitators now offer it in 60- or 90-minute classes worldwide based on the philosophy, “Move into a new story!” Every class includes visualization, creative movement, affirmations and evocative music, all working together to release emotions and connect with spirit. “You learn to love your body, expand your emotional intelligence, clear your mind and connect with your inner source,” explains Bergins. “You express yourself, infuse life with creativity and connect with a dancing community.” Participants engage in a ritual journey of physical transformation, cleansing the body through breath, sweat and expression. In this safe space, “Dancers discover their power and personal heart medicine, their true essence,” says Bergins.

Nia Technique For those that prefer more structure, the Nia Technique is the original barefoot mind-body-spirit fitness practice, activating sensation and awareness in a workout adaptable for everybody. More than 2,600 instructors in 51 countries offer 60-minute classes where enthusiasts move the way the body is built to move, reaping cardiovascular fitness and therapeutic benefits while having joyful fun. Dancers, guided by instructor’s moves, feel the rhythm of the music and ground themselves in spirit, equipping themselves to take the selfhealing experience into everyday life. “Nia has always blended form and freedom,” says Debbie Rosas, of Portland, Oregon, co-founder and creator of the technique. “We are now introducing new FreeDance classes to bring what we have learned through Nia to embody consciousness in new ways, conditioning the whole body and nervous system. It’s an invitation to move in free, unbound, unstructured ways to offset the tendency we have to move less as we age.” Dancers move to music designed to animate each chakra through an eight-stage process via a Nia DJ. They’re guided to listen to body feedback through sensation, release emotions and relish being in the present moment. “Regardless of how you act, dress or

Dance Sites think, the way you feel inside reveals the most accurate truth of oneself and this is reflected in dance,” says Rosas. “Moving without interference allows your unconscious creative self to shine. You can connect to the sacred artist within; the one that holds a palette with endless colors, shapes and possibilities.” She sees life as ultimately a free-style dance into the self that supports a philosophy of “Love your body, love your life”. “Dance is in everyone’s family tree, a universal message,” says Metz. “In conscious dance, you disconnect from gadgets and reconnect with yourself and others around you. People need that.” Gail Condrick is a Nia faculty member, retreat leader and archetypal soul coach in Sarasota, FL. Connect at

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ruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect, is a stem cell biologist and internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He is a visiting fellow lecturer on immunology at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and participated in the Foundation for Conscious Evolution’s seventh Worldwide Meeting on Human Values, in Mexico. His research explains the interplay between individual consciousness and body biology.

Why do you start with epigenetics as a foundation for health? Many people, programmed with the concept of genetic determinism, believe that genes in the fertilized egg at conception determine character and fate. Unable to pick our DNA genes, we are powerless to control our life, so that the only option is seeking help from someone in the biomedical community to fix our genes. I introduced a new vision about the understanding of genes a half-century ago that is now the new science of epigenetics. Epi- means “above”. Here, we can realize control by regulating the environment in which we live and our perception of it, making us the master of our own genetics rather than a victim of heredity.

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Epigenetics is a revolution in our knowledge and awareness of heredity. This new concept of biology is so big that

it promises radical change capable of revolutionizing civilization. Its dynamics are equivalent to the leap from Newtonian physics to quantum physics, which led to everything from computers and cell phones to Martian rovers. We are freed to abandon the belief that genes cause cancer, for instance. In changing our lifestyle, beliefs and perceptions, we also change our genetic expression. Remember, this works because how we individually interpret our world is translated by the brain into chemical information that adjusts the behavior and genetics of cells to complement our perception. We could live in the healthiest environment, but if our mind perceives it as threatening and non-supportive, our biology will become less healthy and can generate disease. The cells’ response is based on the brain’s information, which actually is only an interpretation. Personal perceptions and the way we live, including our spiritual nature, adjust genes to manifest either a functional state of health or one of dysfunction.

Where is the “self” that makes people different? No two people are the same biologically. If I inject my cells into another human, their immune system will recognize it as “not-self” and begin to eliminate them. On the surface of virtually all our cells are thousands of protein receptors that function like miniature antennae. They read and respond to environmental signals similar to the larger receptors on the skin’s surface, such as the eyes, ears and nose.

Each human also possesses a unique set of “identity” receptors, a subset of which are called “self-receptors” by the biomedical community, found on nearly all of our cells, with the primary exception of red blood cells. Self-receptors are unrelated to the cell’s function contributing to muscle, bone, brain or heart. Conventional medicine studies the physical aspect of self-receptors as being the source of “self” but overlook the environmental signals they receive. In other words, individual identity is linked to the signals received by the antennae. When I reached this point in my research, I realized that we can’t die, because our real identity is represented by the invisible environment-derived “broadcast”, which might legitimately be referred to as spirit. My personal identity signal is received by each of my 50 trillion cells endowed with the unique set of “Bruce” self-receptors. While my physical body is like a TV, the “spiritual broadcast” representing the Bruce Show is an eternal, energetic element of the environment.

What is entrainment and why is it important today? A group of heart cells in a Petri dish will each beat to its own vibrational frequency. After a couple of days, they start beating in synchrony, because the stronger heart cells control the tempo. The other cells organize their behavior to entrain with the more powerful one. This happens in women’s college dormitories when residents start the school year with different menstrual cycles, but later experience entrainment, with their cycles beginning and ending about the same time. They link to a pulse and a beat, just like the heart cells. Humans become entrained to a higher force that’s an invisible broadcast of energy in harmony or in discordance. As more of us hold the intention for living a life of love and peace, the broadcast of that harmonic energy amplifies and those not yet there will eventually entrain to the stronger signal. This is the shift we need to make for conscious evolution to occur. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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Envision Your Life Workshop –11am-4pm. Empower yourself for 2016 with mantras, a statement board and a vision board; end with a meditation to turn it all into a reality and call on the magic of the new year. W/Stacy Krafczyk. 2314 N Grandview Blvd, Waukesha. RSVP: 414-460-4781.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 Animal Communication – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or a picture and find out thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues, or what they like. $55/20 minute session. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Register: 414-4444110.

Your New Private Member Health Association – 12-1pm. Lotus Be Well is becoming a PMHA. Come learn what a private member health association is and how you can benefit from the advantages. Lotus Be Well, 75 N Main St, Hartford. 262-457-2222.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 White Stone Sunday – 10am. A ceremony wherein each person receives a white stone. After meditation, they write what their new name will be, or their intention for the New Year. Youth education and nursery care provided. Free will offering. Unity Church of Milwaukee, 1717 N 73 St, Wauwatosa. 415-475-0105.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4 World Hypnotism Day – 6:30-8:30pm. Hypnosis is a proven, safe and effective way to get you where you want to be in life. There will be information, presentations and professional hypnotists to answer questions regarding hypnosis for weight loss, stress management, smoking cessation, etc. Free. HK Hypnosis, 4650 N Port Washington Rd, Glendale. 414-241-2563.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 Creating an Altar of Crystals & Stones – 6:30-9pm. A sacred space can be beneficial to creating a peaceful atmosphere. Learn what could, possibly should, be placed on an altar to manifest a Zen feeling. Create an altar with the instructor’s guidance. $45 with preregistration. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 Animals and Essential Oils Workshop – 6:308pm. Essential oils can positively affect your pet’s health and behavior, in turn helping the entire family’s wellness. Learn to use them safely: make a therapeutic mister to take home. $30 including materials. Lower Level Studio, GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts, 6789 N Green Bay Rd, Glendale. RSVP by Jan 2: 262-506-4960.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 Spirit Message Circle – 6:30-8:45pm. After a meditation to awaken intuitive guidance, attendees will be guided to give and receive messages from the angelic kingdom. No experience necessary. $20. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262787-3001.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. An informal vision/dream board workshop at the perfect time of year to set goals and dream big for the future. $30, supplies and champagne punch provided. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243.



a Reiki blessing. $20, $15member; preregistration discount. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon. 262-5180173.

Lotus Coco Keto Accelerated Weight Loss Plan – 1-2pm. Ready to throw in the New Year’s resolution towel already? Tired of the usual futile and grueling diet that adds misery with only marginal results? Lotus Be Well, N 75 Main St, Hartford. 262-457-2222.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 Animal Communication – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or a picture and find out thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues, or what they like. $55/20-minute session. Petlicious 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Register: 262-548-0923 or

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 What Are Power Words – 4-6pm. Learn the power of our words and thoughts; how we use them can transform our lives. $35. Light of Grace, 5806 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 Experiencing Crystal Layouts – 6:30-9pm. Learn the 5Ws of crystal layouts as you are guided to tap into your creativity to develop a crystal layout for a classmate – a relaxing and rewarding experience. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262787-3001.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 Introduction to Reiki Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. Questions such as “How can I use Reiki in my home, career and life?” will be answered. Experience your energy field and that of fellow students. $15/preregistered. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 Reiki Level 1 – Use this relaxation modality to restore health and balance your whole body, mind and spirit. Learn hands-on techniques to use immediately for the well-being of your entire family. Certificate upon completion. $100, including materials. Lower Level Studio, GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts, 6789 N Green Bay Rd, Glendale. RSVP by Jan 9: 262-506-4960. Reiki Talk – 10-11:30am. An introduction to the healing practice and spiritual discipline of Reiki by Reiki master Dina Gruber. Participants also receive

markyourcalendar JANUARY 17 Wellness & Metaphysical Fair – 11am-4pm. Explore your body, mind and spirit: energy workers, healers, readers, mediums, clairvoyants, numerologists; Tarot, angel card readers; animal communicators. One of a kind items, healthy body products, lunch menu. Spirit message circle, healing circle or tri-fecta readings. Free. The American Legion 449, 3245 N 124th St, Brookfield. Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Training – Jan 17, 24, 31. 12:30-4:30pm. A class for Reiki Masters. This is an attunement delivered directly by spirit and is said to be life changing. For further information please website. $600. Light of Grace, 5806 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555. LightOf Reiki Level l Workshop and Candlelight Attunement – 12:30-5:30pm. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the principles of healing; the Reiki attunement and the 21-day cleanse process. Students will become first degree Reiki practitioners and earn a Reiki certificate upon completion of the class. $140. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 SomatoRespiratory Integration – 6:30pm. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, and learn how to connect with your body through breathing. $15 at the door. Wider Horizons Chiropractic, 12750 W North Ave, Brookfield. 414-852-1330. Introduction to the Chakra Energy System – 6:30-8:45pm. Learn how the chakras help to maintain health and heal disease. Learn mudras for meditation as well as a basic energy sensing technique. Students meet Chakra Charlie and play the chakra game during this interactive workshop. $45. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262787-3001.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 Take a Stand Against Sitting – 10-11am. Sitting may be the new smoking. Learn to keep your body functioning well at work and home. Emily Yenor shares strategies and exercises to avoid the negative effects of sitting. Free. Good Harvest Market, Waukesha. Register, Emily: 414-405-3956. or Animals and Crystals Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Learn to use the power of crystals to help pets and ourselves to better mental, physical and spiritual balance. Make and take a crystal elixir for the whole family. $30 including materials. Lower Level Studio, GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts, 6789 N Green Bay Rd, Glendale. RSVP by Jan 16: 262506-4960. Laser Alternative: New Skin for You – 7-8pm. Learn about the latest technology to gently resurface your skin at a fraction of the cost of laser treatments. See the RejuvaPen Micro-Channeling tool in action. Julie Bernarde. Lotus Be Well, N 75 Main St, Hartford. 262-457-2222.


each chakra via basic muscle testing; how to remove stagnant energy from a chakra, sweep the energetic field, and release the flow of energy during a treatment session. $50. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

the dimensions that lie beyond ordinary reality. Learn to better understand who you are and what your purpose is. $65. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. AngelLightLLC. com.


Try-It Mini-Sessions – 1-4pm. Opportunity to try out wellness services with mini-sessions in a lighthearted atmosphere; auricular acupuncture, chair massage, craniosacral therapy, somatic movement, advanced energy work. $20, includes entrance fee and mini sessions. The Center for Well-Being, Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-3670607.

Whispers on the Wind: Shamanic Training – January 27-31. A year-long program in shamanism, energy medicine and self-transformation. Meets 4 times over 12 months. Learn core energy healing techniques including past life and ancestral imprints, ceremony and ritual, more. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, Green Bay. RSVP: 920-609-8277. What are the Astrological Signs and What Do They Mean – 6:30-8pm. Astrology considers your sun sign, but also the placements of celestial bodies in the solar system in relation to your time of birth. Learn how astrology can influence your life-path. $30. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262787-3001.

Cosmology and Life: A Grander Perspective – 10:30am-2:30pm. Why isn’t it “business as usual” anymore? Often referred to as the shift in consciousness or the ascension process, it all makes sense when viewed from a cosmological, spiritual perspective. The three-part series offers a grander, more optimistic perspective of what’s happening. $65. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262787-3001.

Transformation & New Year Blessings Ceremony – 12-1:30pm. Start the new year with hopes of change and letting go of old habits and behaviors. Participating in ceremony and ritual can clear out the old and give purpose and intentions for 2016. Donations please. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 Intuitive Development: Telepathy – 6:30-8pm. Did you ever think of someone, or know when they needed your help, just before you heard from them? Enhance this telepathic skill and delve into this subject at a deeper level in this class. $30. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Sugar Blues Got You Down? – 6:30pm. Health talk by Judy Hahn presented at Wider Horizons Chiropractic. Free. Wider Horizons Chiropractic, 12750 W North Ave, Brookfield. 414-852-1330. Chakra Healing 101: The Root & Earth Star Chakras – 6:30-8:45pm. Learn to test the health of

Waldorf Open House – 1-4pm. Learn about Waldorf education for pre-K through high school by taking a school tour, meeting teachers and enjoying presentations by students. Tamarack Waldorf School. 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee. 414-2770009.

plan ahead FEBRUARY Increase Your Energy – Feb 3. 6:45pm. Healthcare talk, Discover Three Surefire Ways to Increase Your Energy Now, is presented by Judy Hahn. Free. Wider Horizons Chiropractic, 12750 W North Ave, Brookfield. 414-852-1330. WiderHorizons

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 Reiki 2 Workshop & Attunement – 9am-3pm. For those who are attuned to Reiki 1 and drawn to level 2. Class, casual but a sacred event, includes Reiki 2 manual, attunement, music CD and instruction. $200, $50/deposit with registration. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 Informational Dinner – 6:45pm. Dr Rebecca Eberle of Wider Horizons Chiropractic talks about upgrading your nervous system and wellness. Free. Location is TBD. RSVP, info: 414-852-1330. Nature’s Antibiotics & Antivirals – 7-9:30pm. Antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Workshop discusses ways to improve your immune system and make your own herbal antibiotics from nature. Class includes instructions, hand-outs, 12oz of herbal tincture. $50. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243.


markyourcalendar JANUARY 30-31 Holistic Healing/Aromatherapy Certification – A 100-hour level-one aromatherapy certification in the foundations and theory of aromatherapy with holistic health psychologist Dr Christina Wilke-Burbach, Aromatherapist and NAHA member. Hampton Inn and Suites, Grafton. Register: 608-393-7353 or More info: Quantum Consciousness: You Are More Than You Think You Are – 10:30am-2:30pm. Delve into the world of Quantum Consciousness to study

Mediumship Training – February 27, 28. 9am4pm. Learn a variety of techniques to connect with souls who have passed on. This highly experiential class will offer you the opportunity to give and receive crossing over readings. Appropriate for those just starting out or those who are interested in refining their intuitive and mediumship skills. More info, Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277. Golden

APRIL Conscious Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Apr 6-10, May 25-29, Jul 7-11, Sep 14-18. Accredited 200-hour kundalini yoga teacher training – the first of its kind in the area. Deepen into your dharma through exploring your yogic path. See website for hours, meal service, etc. $3459. Blossom into Wholeness Studio. Jenna: 262-696-9255 or Tara: 760-617-2502.

MAY Peru Spiritual Journey – May 7-20. Explore the Andes with native shamans. From Machu Picchu— the city in the clouds—to the holy mountains of Peru, be immersed in teachings and healing ceremonies. More info, Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277.

SEPTEMBER Scotland Journey – Journey to Scotland with experienced spiritual tour guides. Immerse yourself in the lore and legend of the Scottish Highlands and Isles. Stay overnight in a castle while meeting with local guides in ancient stone circles and ruins. More information: 920-609-8277.

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Oconomowoc Winter Farmers’ Market – Thru Mar 20. 9:30am-1pm. The indoor winter market features local seasonally grown produce like carrots, beets, broccoli, potatoes etc., farm-raised items like eggs, trout and grass-fed meats, artisan food products, prepared foods and local seafood. Also available are a range of handmade, upcycled and recycled items, art and other gift ideas. Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center Greenhouses, N68 W37850 County Trunk K, Oconomowoc. 262-567-2666.

Guided Meditation – 10am. The focus of this guided meditation with Ann Marie Arvoy is developing increased mindfulness. Open for beginner to advanced practice. $15, free/members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon. 262-518-0173

monday Open Studio with Teacher & Art Coach – 1-3pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Further your creative expression with other self-motivated artists, under the guidance of a master teacher. Bring your own supplies. Open to your inner creativity. $35. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262-367-0607. Crystal Healing Series – 6:30-9pm. Learn the basic of crystal/stone healing, how to use two crystal wands for healing, rules of thumb for stone/crystal layouts and more. $35. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. RSVP: 262-790-0748. FreeSpirit Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 7-8pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. Heritage Presbyterian Church, S63 W13761 College Avenue, Muskego. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga. 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, RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Court, Suite 210, Pewaukee. Register:



Gentle Yoga – 6pm. Gentle Yoga is designed to improve core strength, flexibility and balance. $10. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Avenue, Hartland. RSVP: 414-8818005. 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, RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Ct, #210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185.


Unity Center of Light Sunday Service – 10am. Inspirational message from Rev Sue Ellen Kelly, enhanced by the music of George Busateri and John Zaffiro with various soloists. Also youth Sunday School. 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield. 262-641-7558.

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414-217-4185. Joy of Learning Playgroup. Jan 19 through late April. 9–11am. Experience the warmth of the Waldorf environment during 10 weeks of activities with the teacher. For children ages 2 to 4 years old, accompanied by a parent. $160. Tamarack Waldorf School. 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414277-0009. Gentle Yoga: Unified Body Method – 9:30am. Discover how to move your body with ease and fluidity. Practice quieting your mind and feeling sensations. $15, $10/members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon. More info, Susie Raymond: 414-352-6550. Integrating Your Balanced Lifestyle Coaching Success Circle – Thru Apr. 5:15-7:15pm. 4th Tue. A supportive space to stay on track with your highest self-care, receive 1:1 guidance, and learn from others. Monthly two-hour group session and 30-minute individual coaching included for six months via tele-conference call. $125. Jamie Durner, coach and practitioner: 262-389-5835. Apply: Ayurveda Architecture of All Abundance Personal Renaissance Circle – 8:10-9:10pm. Phone reading and conversation circle. Life wisdom, feminine-spiritcentered sessions led by Anne Wondra. $10, $27/ monthly. Register, Anne Wondra: 262-544-4310.

wednesday Prosperity & Abundance Coaching Success Circle – Thru Apr. 9-11am. 1st Wed. Group meets via tele-conference for two-hour group session. $125, includes group and 30-minute individual coaching, pertinent materials and an optional prosperity meditation. Facilitated by Jamie Durner, coach and practitioner: 262-389-5835. Register, info: Aveda Mixer – 5-8pm. 1st Wed. Take time to replenish and experience Aveda with a night of free miniservices and Aveda savings. Free. The Institute of

Chi Kung & Tai Chi Chuan – Chi Kung, 6:30pm; Tai Chi, 7:30pm. Regular practice increases balance, strength and flexibility. These gentle moving meditations have many health benefits and can reduce stress and joint/muscle pain. $10/each, $17/both; monthly rates available. ChineseKungFuCenter, 2120 W Clybourn St, Milwaukee. 414-933-7355.

thursday Gentle Healing Yoga - 10-11am. Gentle, individualized class ideal for those with chronic aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, cancer, postinjury, health conditions, or interested in gentle yoga. Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT. $38/4 weeks, $11/class. Heritage Presbyterian Church, S63w13761College Avenue, Muskego. Register: 414-217-4185. Silent Unity Prayer Circle – 11am. This is a prayer time in conjunction with the service being said at Unity’s World Headquarters. Submit your prayer requests if you are unable to be present. Unity in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. RSVP: 414-475-0105. Guided Meditation – 6:30pm. The focus of this guided meditation with Michael Bootzin is developing increased mindfulness. Open for beginner to advanced practice. $15, free/members. Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon. 262-518-0173 Dragonfly

friday Joy of Learning Playgroup. Jan 15 through late April. 9–11am. Experience the warmth of the Waldorf environment during ten weeks of activities with the teacher. For children ages 2 to 4 years old, accompanied by a parent. $160. Tamarack Waldorf School. 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414277-0009. A Course in Miracles – 10am-12pm. Facilitated study groups that assist individuals in understanding and integrating the material. Open to the public. Donations appreciated. Light of Grace, 5806 W National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. LightOf Eating Disorders and Yoga – 6:30pm. Eat, Breathe, Thrive pairs yoga teachers with group facilitators

for a 6-week educational series integrating yoga, community building, mindfulness meditation and service work. The result is a Thrive Tribe and healthy habits of body and mind. Santosha, RidgePoint Center, W307 N1497 Golf Rd, Ste 102, Delafield. Be Open to Believe – 7-9pm. 3rd Fri. Come together in a safe and confidential environment with like-minded people to explore, open and develop your intuitive capabilities. $20, drop-ins welcome, preregistration preferred. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. Mary: 920-737-9626 or Noel: 262-719-5560.

saturday Balancing the Me in We Coaching Success Circle – 8-9:30am. 3rd Sat. Small group couple’s coaching to support the honoring, balance and communication of an individual in relation to your relationship partner. Group meets via tele-conference for a 90min group session and 30-min individual coaching. $215/couple. Facilitated by Jamie Durner, coach and practitioner: 262-389-5835. Register, info:


Gentle Yoga – 8:30am. Gentle Yoga is designed to improve core strength, flexibility and balance. $10. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 414-881-8005. Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market – Thru Apr 9. 9am-12:30pm. Farmer’s market offering local growers and producers the opportunity to sell their products – including honey; grass fed meat and poultry; produce and herbs; cheese; eggs; bakery goods and more – to county residents throughout the winter in a climate-controlled greenhouse. Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee. 262366-7530. A Course in Miracles – 10am-12pm. Facilitated study groups that assist individuals in understanding and integrating the material. Open to the public. Donations appreciated. Light of Grace, 5806 W National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. LightOf Spirit and Wellness Fair-Lake Country – 11am4pm. 2nd Sat. Experience uplifting shifts in your awareness, guidance and wellness through services offered. Visit our website for complete listing and details to receive $10 Gift Card. $20/15-minute increment for readings and healings. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. SpiritFair-Lake Astrology Basics for Fun – Jan 9 through Feb 20. 1-3pm. Learn the basics of astrology, how to read a chart, and for understanding of others, and self. Each class builds on the previous class. $170. Unity Church of Milwaukee, 1717 N 73 St, Wauwatosa. 415-475-0105. Healing Spirit Flute Circle – 1-3pm. 2nd Sat. Come to play or just enjoy the soothing sounds of the traditional Native American flute. No musical experience or flute required. All ages welcome. Tippecanoe Church, 125 W Saveland Ave, Bay View. More info, Glen: 262-794-2315. gdprun@

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4528 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-791-0303 Our focus is adult and pediatric acupuncture with supporting services including reiki, moxibustion, guasha, aromatherapy consultations along with aura and chakra diagnostics, herbal, homeopathic and nutritional consultations. See ad, page 20.


4601 Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-962-5249 2949 N Mayfair Rd, Ste 300, Wauwatosa 414-312-7607 • Specializing in pain management, women’s health, and body-mind integration. See ad, page 12.


Stacy Krafczyk • 414-460-4781 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.


Aimee Lawent Beach 414-732-9860 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.

BICYCLE REPAIR MOBILE BIKE WERX 414-915-9686 Eliminate the hassle. Full-service certified bicycle repair shop on wheels. Pick-up and delivery. Emergency and on-site repair. Convenient, competitive pricing, guaranteed. Servicing all types and brands.

CHIROPRACTIC WIDER HORIZONS CHIROPRACTIC 12750 W North Ave, Brookfield 414-852-1330

DENTISTRY INTEGRATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS N35 W23770 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee 262-691-4555 •

“…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.

WHOLE HEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGICAL FAMILY DENTISTRY Bryan Schwartz, DDS Steve Carini, DDS 125 W Wisconsin Ave, Pewaukee 262-737-4004

We specialize in Biomimetic and Biological family dentistry. Highquality holistic dentistry for you and your family. We inform, educate, support and empower you to be your own healthcare advocate. See ad, page 9.


D r. R e b e c c a E b e r l e i s a chiropractor specializing in Natural Spinal Analysis (NSA) chiropractic care, a gentle approach safe for all ages, newborn to adult.


13000 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • Our Crystal Emporium features unique and exquisite crystals, stones and natural stone jewelry at affordable prices. Crystal Workshops and therapeutic Crystal Healing sessions also available. See ad, page 22.


4763 N 124 St, Butler • 262-790-0748 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 29.

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS Anne Wondra 262-544-4310

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240 Regency Ct., Ste. 201, Brookfield 262-389-5835 Jamie Durner helps you get more of what you want in health, life & business with Ayurvedic lifestyle plans, abundance-focused coaching, and business support for the holistic soloprenuer.


414-241-2563 4650 N Port Washington Rd With the powerful tool of hypnosis, therapist Heddy Keith, M.ED CH, helps alter behavioral patterns to release irrational fears and phobias, suppressed emotions, mental blockages and negative thought patterns.

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

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 20.


Amy Wilinski, Shamanic Energy Practitioner/ Reiki Master • 920-609-8277


Reiki healing sessions and instruction, yoga classes for all in Pewaukee, Muskego, Greendale. Restore balance, health and wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. 414-405-3556 7963 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point 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. See ad, page 28.


Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek 414-651-2243 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.

PURBALANCE YOGA THERAPY Janet Golownia 414-254-7889

As a 30-year multiple sclerosis thriver, Janet brings her personal experience as a certified yoga therapist and health coach to guide others in their own personal healing journey. See ad, page 33.

Rebecca deVogel, LMT 414-839-0242 Sussex/Lisbon & Brookfield/Elm Grove Energy-rich, intuitive bodywork embraces the more of you, bringing ease and vibrant health to every aspect of life. Specializing in relaxation, lomi lomi, deep tissue and therapeutic massage.


Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 262-506-4960 Experiencing stress, anxiety, insomnia? Tiffany Kneeland, R e i k i M a s t e r / Te a c h e r a n d Integrative Healing Practitioner for the whole family provides Reiki sessions, training, aromatherapy, and wellness classes.

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.



Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher • 414-217-4185


Diane Olson-Schmidt • 414-793-3652 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 39.


Anne Wondra • 262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha Wisewoman spirituality, supporting spiritual expandings, new thought explorings, afterlife concerns, life and soul awakenings, a spirituality that feeds your soul and spirit and you. See ad, page 29.

MEDICINE – FUNCTIONAL & INTEGRATIVE ALLEXI CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE • 262-323-2925 813 Fox Ln, Ste D, Waterford Specializing in functional medicine married with the energetic body. Options for pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastro-intestinal, thyroid and brain health with acupuncture, chiropractic, emotional repatterning, botanical light, allergy NAET, herbs and energy medicine.


Specializing in Anti-Aging Medicine. Board certified, fellowship trained. Combining the best of traditional medicine with a holistic approach to weight loss using hormone balancing, detoxification and control of inflammation. IV therapies including Myer’s, glutathione, vitamins and minerals. See ads, pages 27 and 33 .

BYERS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE 414-369-3685 4532 N Oakland Ave, Whitefish Bay

Holistic medical care that integrates personalized, natural health solutions with diet, lifestyle and supplements and the latest technology in lab testing and evidence-based medicine.


Rob Reader, LMT: 414-721-6942 Wendy Halfpap, LMT: 414-839-7688 909 W Mequon Rd, Mequon Let your body play to its full potential with the benefits of therapeutic massage. Relieve chronic and acute pain, accelerate recovery time, and experience the benefits of postural alignment. See ad, page 33.

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Dr. Sarah Axtell and Dr. Diana Milling are board-certified naturopathic physicians with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine conditions, cancer, anxiety, and weight loss. See ad, page 12.


Specializing in neurology, pain treatment, and musculoskeletal medicine, we provide traditional and alternative regenerative therapies that have enabled thousands of patients to avoid surgery, reduce medications, and relieve their pain. See ad, page 33.


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11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon 262-518-0173 • 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 29.


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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.


Bay View, Brown Deer, Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa locations 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 5.


262-334-2068 • Karen’s Energy, 1427 W Washington Ave, West Bend At Karen’s Energy Superfood Store and Wellness Center, learn about the importance of water and how H2O Energy Flow combined flow is an essential energy source. See ad, page 2.

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

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.


401 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay 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 14.


Dragonfly Meditation Studio, 11649 N Port Washington Rd, Ste 225, Mequon 414-627-2513 Healing sessions to promote personal growth, spiritual awareness and healing on physical, mental and emotional levels. Professional massage services also available $60/hr.


13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • 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. See ad, page 22.

AVEDA INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS 327 E St Paul Ave, Milwaukee 414-227-2889 •


Susie Raymond, Esthetician, Life Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher • 414-352-6550 Rest your concerns in Susie’s soothing hands. Experience transformation within your skin, energy, or life purpose when you connect and express your inner desires. See ad, page 28.


Located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is a leading Aveda school with multiple beauty and wellness programs.

We inspire a positive approach to a lifetime of spiritual growth. We celebrate our diversity and recognize our unity. Be the One who makes a difference. Rev Lisa Stewart, D.D., Pastor. See ad, page 24.



2949 N Mayfair Rd, Ste 306, Wauwatosa 414-312-7929 A national leader in complete Eastern and Western massage therapy training. 800-hour Asian bodywork and therapeutic massage program. Day, evening and weekend classes; part-/full-time options available. See ad, page 12.


6232 Bankers Rd, Racine • 800-593-2320 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 18.

SKIN CARE SKIN AND ACNE SPECIALIST Hartford and Sussex Locations 920-210-0370

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.


75 N Main St., Hartford Innovative wellness spa featuring: aromatherapy, oxygen bar, rejuvenating multi-sensory power nap area, unique therapeutic and spa services, nutrition and lifestyle re-design, and interactive, educational classes. See ad, page 14.


W307 N1497 Golf Rd, Ste 102, Delafield 262-337-9065 • We offer affordable, enjoyable yoga for everyone in an intimate, calming space that specializes in yoga, fitness and mindfulness; also have a certified ayurvedic practitioner on staff. See ad, page 13.

Rev Mari Gabriels on 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa • 414-475-0105 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 8.


121 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay 414-243-9851 • Terri Humphrey, RN, facilitates Personal Transformation and Empowerment through The Reconnection, healing services, and life coaching. Healing of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All ages.


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


Gardening & Consulting Services Home-based in NW Milwaukee Garden Consultation • Instruction • Design Wildflowers & Woodland Gardens Organic Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance Prairies, small ponds, rain gardens Creating habitat gardens that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinators, thus adding more diversity to the ecosystem. Environmentally sustainable landscape practice in all areas/habitats. Winter Services Landscaping Design Thinning & Renewal Pruning Garden talks to groups on various organic garden topics & lifestyle.

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