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Attend Wisconsin’s Largest Gluten Free Food Expo! Saturday, September 26 · 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center 3000 Pleasant Valley Road · West Bend, WI

Everyone is welcome! Come sample and purchase gluten free products. The gluten free lifestyle or having food allergies can be challenging. Attend educational classes available throughout the day to expand your knowledge. Visit with exhibitors and connect with others living the gluten free lifestyle.





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Join us on October 25th and attend a wellness Expo featuring the best advances in alternative health, exhibits, and speakers—all joined together to promote the importance of balance in your life, through mind, body and spirit. Dianne Bischoff James, author of award-winning book, The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now, will be presenting a workshop on Midlife Reboot: Living the Life you Love. READINGS (11 a.m.-6 p.m) $25 for 15 minutes and $45 for 30 minutes. Connect face-to-face with the best astrologers, tarot readers, psychics, mediums, and more. View their websites on Appointments required in advance by calling (414) 349-4932 or sign up day of event. n Psychics, Mediums & Palmistry n Aura Photography n Astrologers & Numerology n Gemstones, Crystals & Rocks n Artists & Craftsmen n Essential Oils & Blends n Skin & Body Care Products

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few weeks ago, as my son, Yonatan, and I were driving to his school to register him for sixth grade, he let out a big sigh and said, “I bet my nemesis will be there.” Yonatan’s nemesis is a boy in his grade who used to be a friend, but over the past year, as my son describes it, has become so mean as to border on bullying. Many times, Yonatan has expressed frustration at having to regularly deal with this difficult kid who makes him feel bad. Making matters worse, the two boys seem to get placed together in every class and group project. “He’s always around, no matter what I’m doing or where I am. I have the worst luck,” my 11-year-old complained. As a parent, it’s hard to allow your child to experience any form of emotional pain. While my initial instinct was to sugarcoat the situation to make him feel better, it occurred to me, as a parent still learning the ropes, that this was a perfect opportunity to encourage a life lesson in resiliency, finding the good in every experience life throws at us, and choosing happiness and empowerment over victimization. So I asked my son if he could think of any benefit to this situation. Upon his resounding, “No!” I asked if he had grown or changed in any way as a result of this challenging experience. He thought for a moment, and then replied, “I used to be sensitive, and would cry if a kid or teacher said something a bit hurtful to me; but now I feel strong and not as sensitive. I believe I can handle anything from anyone.” I smiled and said, “Now do you see why life has put this boy constantly in your way? Do you see the benefit? You are so lucky to know him.” Yonatan laughed and agreed that he is a much stronger person because of it. Then we talked about how important it is to learn the skills needed to deal with difficult people because life can be full of them, whether at school now or at work later in life. We discussed the role of gratitude; being grateful for all our life experiences and all the people we encounter along the way. I also explained to him the importance of having compassion for people whom we perceive to be challenging. More often than not, their behavior towards us is not personal; rather, it is often a manifestation of their own struggles and challenges. I appreciate the wisdom reflected in Linda Joy’s article, “Choose Happiness: Four Tips to Flip the Joy Switch.” It’s taken me many years to learn that the victory of happiness is a choice, just as victimization is a choice. I am finally relishing the freedom found in discerning inherent blessings. As a mother, I can’t always be present to help my child navigate life experiences. My hope is that I am able to share with him some hard-won words of wisdom that will help ease his way forward. In gratitude and joy,

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newsbriefs Dr. Neal Pollack Accepting New Patients


eal Pollack, a M.D. board-certified osteopathic neurologist and pain specialist, is accepting new patients at his practice, Clinic of Neurology, Ltd., in Milwaukee. The clinic specializes in neurology, pain treatment and musculoskeletal medicine, while providing traditional and alternative regenerative therapies to help patients to avoid Dr. Neal Pollack surgery, reduce medications and relieve their pain. Pollack says he believes in taking his time with patients by listening carefully, providing thorough examinations and combining alternative and conventional treatments. Through prolotherapy, neural therapy, spinal decompression and osteopathic manipulation, he aims to provide hope and help for patients. Pollack holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the University of New Mexico, where he was chief resident. He is currently an emeritus staff member at St. Luke’s Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital, both in Milwaukee. Location: 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., Ste. 1120, Mayfair N. Tower, Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-453-7780 or visit See ad, page 25.

New Local Resource for High-Quality Outdoor Gear


ellow Wood, a new store located at 401 East Silver Spring Drive, in Whitefish Bay, specializing in apparel and equipment for camping, hiking and outdoor sports, is committed to offering “gear with a conscious”—highquality functional outdoor products such as hats, gloves, backpacks, sleeping bags and more, manufactured by small companies. A one-day value purchase opportunity will be offered during the grand opening on October 1. The ethically conscious owners plan to focus on building relationships with their customers and the community, as well as supporting and fostering partnerships with local charities and organizations. The name Yellow Wood is taken from the Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

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Victory Garden Initiative Celebrates Community Bonds and Urban Agriculture


ictory Garden Initiative (VGI), a nonprofit that empowers communities to grow their own food and promotes socially just food systems, will hold its second Community FarmRaiser, beginning at 4 p.m., September 19, at Concordia Gardens. The community celebration of neighborhood bonds and urban agriculture will include Amilinda, Braise and other community restaurants. New Age Narcissism and other local bands will perform, and VGI Executive Director Gretchen Mead will lead garden tours. Community FarmRaiser began last year, when more than 250 guests turned out for the event. Admission is free. Location: Concordia Gardens, intersection of Concordia and Palmer, Harambee. For more information or to register, visit See ad, page 11.

Gold in September to Hold Celebration of Hope


old in September, also known as G9, an organization dedicated to raising awareness, creating hope and finding cures to defeat cancer, will hold the Green and Gold Golden Celebration of Hope on September 25 at The Grain Exchange, in Milwaukee. The Green Bay Packers Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association is sponsoring the event and will feature players from the first Packers NFL Championship game. During the event, Packers alumni will hold a panel discussion and be seated with first-tier sponsors as special guests for an elegant dinner. Event attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from G9 founder Annie Bartosz, who founded the organization when she was only 11 years old. Her twin brother, Jack, battled cancer for seven years. After Jack lost his fight, Bartosz became determined to take action to bring an end to childhood cancer. “I believe my brother would be proud of me, and though he may not be by my side, he will be in my heart forever,� says Bartosz. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit



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amie Durner, a professional life coach and owner of Ayurveda Wellness, in Brookfield, has introduced a new service, Abundant You Coaching. The program is designed to support individuals seeking more from life in the areas of personal fulfillment, prosperity, optimal health, relationship harmony and business growth. Sessions are available at the office, as well as virtually via telephone, Skype or FaceTime. Jamie Durner Durner has been providing coaching services through Ayurveda Wellness and MindBody Coaching for over eight years. Her clients can choose from a one-month Exploring the Power of Coaching adventure, committed individual monthly sessions, or participation in small group coaching through the Abundant Coaching Success Circles.

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THRIVE! Life Services Welcomes Jill Baake


ill Baake, formerly of The Atrium and Vision Point Coaching, has joined Patty Jackson as co-owner at THRIVE! Life Services, LLC. With the merger, one-on-one coaching has expanded to include six certified life coaches with various specialties. The THRIVE! Training L-R: Patty Jackson, Jill Baake and Life Coach Certification Program is now accepting registrations for three unique formats: an eight-month, inperson intensive in Brookfield beginning in October; a winter retreat-style program in Tampa, Florida; and online learning starting in January. THRIVE is also offering corporate training and personal development classes. “THRIVE meets a substantial need in the community by offering communication, relationship and personal awareness training,” says Baake. “I’m really excited to be part of an organization that forwards the movement of positive influence.”

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newsbriefs Angel Light Center Expands Program Offerings


he instructors at Art of Healing School of Energy Medicine, at Angel Light Center, have developed an array of new Energy Medicine and Consciousness Expanding classes and certificate programs. Certificate series offered in the fall of 2015 include Mind/ Body Medicine; Shamanic Healing; Healing your Karmic Blueprint; Energy Medicine for Women; and an Expanding Consciousness series that includes the study of cosmology, quantum consciousness and love as the pathway to enlightenment. These new classes were formed with a goal to aid in the pursuit of understanding shifting consciousness—grasping national and global events when viewed from a cosmological and spiritual perspective. Enrollment for the fall 2015 classes and class series is now open to all students. The Art of Healing School at Angel Light offers other programs and courses, including crystal therapy, Reiki healing, Crystal Reiki, chakra studies and mindfulness and meditation classes. Location: 13300 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove. For more information, call 262787-3001 or visit See ad, page 14.

Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo Highlights Natural Options


he 2015 Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 11, at American Serb Hall. The event provides opportunities for people to learn more about natural health techniques and allows practitioners to connect with those that need their services. The expo is also raising money for local organizations that are making strides in promoting good health. Attendees will be able to sample products, receive chair massages and talk to vendors offering essential oils, natural cleaning, wellness, raw foods, organic farming, probiotics and more. “Awareness is huge. We increase knowledge of the healthy alternatives that are available, which many people do not know about,” says event organizer Karin Conway. The Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo began in 2011 when a small group of holistic-minded women got together to find a way to make a difference in the health of the community. Cost: $5 donation, with door prizes. Location: 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. For more information and to register, email or visit See ad, page 2.

East-West Whole Health Expo


ore than 20 vendors offering whole health information in Eastern and Western medicine will be present at the East-West Whole Health Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 26, at East-West Healing Arts Institute. Attendees can enjoy complimentary on-site chair massages and 30-minute lectures throughout the day with topics such as Top Eight Ancient Eastern Health Secrets for Optimal Health; Seacrets: Anti-Aging Skin Care from the Dead Sea; Nutrition Solutions from Isotonix Nutraceuticals; Top 10 Powerful Acupressure Points for Body-Mind Balance; Thai Massage for Structural Healing and more. Participants can also experience acupuncture and fire cupping demonstration, yoga and fitness exploration and Chinese Lion Dance. Representatives from EastWest Healing Arts Institute will be on site to help people learn about natural healing career opportunities. Healthy snacks and refreshments will also be available. Location: 2949 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa. For more information, call 414-312-7607 or email Bruce. or visit See ad, page 39.

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Indian Summer Festival Celebrates Rich and Diverse Culture


he 2015 Indian Summer Festival, the largest in North America, will take place September 11 through 13 at Maier Festival Park, in Milwaukee. The theme for this year’s festival is “Gathering of the Clans,” and examines the social and political systems of the Great Lakes tribes. Indian Summer Festival highlights traditional and contemporary American Indian music and dance, lifestyle and customs. The Living Cultures area will feature clan-based programming with storytelling, dance, artisan demonstrations, games and dance performances. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funding by the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Festival favorites returning this year include contest Pow Wow; lacrosse demonstrations; music and dance; traditional villages showcasing tribe culture and diversity; traditional foods such as frybread, Indian tacos, bison burgers and wild rice; and grilling demonstrations using Native American foods. Cost: $15 adults; $12 for 60 and up; free for children under 12. Free admission promotions apply on certain days—check website for details. For more information, call 414-604-1000 or visit

Lotus Be Well Spa Grand Opening


otus Be Well, a new wellness spa located at 75 North Main Street, in downtown Hartford, will hold a grand opening event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 3, to coincide with downtown Hartford’s Autumn Fest. The interactive gala will allow attendees to experience some spa services firsthand, such as the oxygen bar, essential oils and the Biomat, a therapeutic device that features deep penetrating infrared heat, negative ions and the balancing effects of amethyst crystals. The Lotus Be Well staff includes a nurse, a wellness/ nutritional consultant, an esthetician and an occupational therapist/energy medicine practitioner. They will offer innovative wellness and spa services and educational classes.

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Wisconsin’s Largest Gluten-Free Expo


hose who wish to reduce gluten in their diet or who are suffering from celiac disease will have the opportunity to sample and purchase an array of gluten-free products at the Wisconsin Gluten Free Expo, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 26. The event will be held at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, in West Bend, and will feature vendors offering gluten-free pizza, beverages, snacks, desserts and more. Educational classes will be offered throughout the day. Participants have the opportunity to network with other people suffering from gluten allergies and sensitivities.

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esearch from the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University Medical Center has found that a regular hatha yoga practice increases gray matter within the brain, reversing the loss found among those with chronic pain. The researchers tested seven hatha yoga meditation practitioners and seven non-practitioners. Each of the subjects underwent tests for depression, anxiety, moods and cognition levels, along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans. The scientists found that the brains of the yoga meditation practitioners contained significantly greater gray matter by volume in key brain regions, including the frontal, temporal and occipital cortices, plus the cerebellum and the hippocampus, compared to the non-yoga subjects. The yoga meditation practitioners also had more gray area in the prefrontal cortex regions that are involved in decision-making, reward/consequence, control and coordination.



esearch published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research has found a new mechanism that may provide the key to why some foods are particularly healthy. The researchers found that epigallocatechin gallates, a class of polyphenols contained in green tea, apples, cocoa and other herbs and foods, blocks vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF, which is implicated in the buildup of plaque in the arteries, as well as cancer growth. Blocking VEGF helps prevent angiogenesis—when tumors form new blood vessels that help them grow. The researchers, from the Institute of Food Research, in Norwich, in the United Kingdom, tested the polyphenols, as well as human cells, in the laboratory.


esearch published this year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has determined that just 30 minutes of exercise, six days a week, can result in a reduced risk of early death by 40 percent, regardless of the intensity of the exercise. The researchers followed nearly 15,000 men born between 1923 and 1932. The men’s exercise and sedentary levels were measured along with the number of deaths that occurred during two 12-year study periods. In the second 12-year period, the researchers followed almost 6,000 of the surviving men. The researchers compared those men that were sedentary with those that exercised either moderately or intensely and found that moderate to intense exercise increased their average lifespan by five years. This improvement was comparable to the difference between smoking and nonsmoking, according to the researchers. The data comes from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, in Oslo. The scientists’ finding confirms that public health practices for elderly men should include efforts to increase physical activity, along with efforts to reduce smoking.

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Online Summer of Peace Program Continues Designed by The Shift Network as “the largest virtual peace event on the planet,” a free, online threemonth global movement program, The Summer of Peace, continues through September 21. It promises to inspire participants by teaching ways to heal conflicts within oneself, in relationships and in the world using peace, instead of conflict, as the new baseline. Featured thought leaders include Deepak Chopra, Ervin Laszlo, Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim, Karen Armstrong, Lisa Garr and Congressman Tim Ryan, plus messages from the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Jane Goodall. Programs include The Subtle Activism Summit: Inner Dimensions of Peace Building from September 8 to 10, and 11 Ways to Transform Your World from September 11 to 21, concluding on the United Nations International Day of Peace. “You’ll discover more personal ease, joy and well-being with techniques to connect more profoundly to the deep peace within yourself and the latest in the science of compassion,” says Garr, host of The Aware Show and Being Aware and bestselling author of Becoming Aware. She also attests that participants will find the best practices for citizen engagement and conscious activism to help accelerate the shift to a world of peace. For more information or to register, visit

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De-Salting Water Could Help Drought-Stricken Areas A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jain Irrigation Systems has devised a method of turning brackish water into drinking water using renewable energy. This solar-powered machine is able to pull salt out of water and disinfect it with ultraviolet rays, making it suitable for both irrigation and drinking. Electrodialysis works by passing a stream of water between two electrodes with opposite charges. Because the salt dissolved in water consists of positive and negative ions, the electrodes pull the ions out of the water, leaving fresher water at the center of the flow. A series of membranes separate the freshwater stream from increasingly salty ones. The photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis reversal system recently won the top $140,000 Desal Prize from the U.S. Department of Interior. “This technology has the potential to bring agriculture to vast barren lands using brackish water,” says Richard Restuccia, Jain’s vice president of landscape solutions. The prize was developed to supply catalytic funding to capture and support innovative ideas and new technologies that could have a significant impact on resolving global water demand. Among 13 desalination projects under consideration along the California coast, the Carlsbad Desalination Project will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere once it is completed in the fall. Source:

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Rethinking the Balance of Nature

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book, The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature’s Salvation, traveled across six continents and ecosystems from remote Pacific islands to the United Kingdom and the Great Lakes to reveal some outdated scientific ideas about invasive species and the balance of nature. Pearce argues that mainstream environmentalists are correct that we need a rewilding of the Earth, but they are wrong if they believe it can be achieved by reengineering ecosystems. He thinks that humans have changed the planet too much, and nature never goes backward. But a growing group of scientists is taking a fresh look at how species interact in the wild. According to these new ecologists, we should applaud the dynamism of alien species and the new ecosystems they create. In an era of climate change and widespread ecological damage, it’s crucial that we find ways to help nature regenerate. Embracing this new ecology, Pearce proposes, is our best chance, maintaining, “To be an environmentalist in the 21st century means celebrating nature’s wildness and capacity for change.” Source:

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helley Carpenter, ments to be too founder of Pure advanced. “I was Energy Yoga, concerned about the discovered the benefits possibility of reinjuring of yoga after she injured my back, so I created her back in 1999. Yoga modified versions of not only helped relieve the poses. As a physical her pain, but she was therapist, I knew how to also captivated by how do that,” she explains. it brought the mind, In addition to pain rebody and spirit into lief, Carpenter’s regular harmony. Carpenter practice of yoga gave wanted to share the gift her increased energy, of yoga with others, and an elevated mood and a Shelley Carpenter she used her training calm mind. in physical therapy to create her own When Carpenter’s patients began unique programs that make yoga apasking questions about how they could proachable for everyone. get started with yoga, she decided to Carpenter is from Little Chute, help others experience the physical and Wisconsin, near Appleton, and she mental healing benefits of yoga. She had considered several professions attended yoga teacher training classes at that involved helping people. She felt Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Welldrawn to physical therapy and attended ness Center, in Glendale, and, in 2006, Marquette University, where she earned she became a registered yoga teacher her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree and formed Pure Energy Yoga. During in 1992. Carpenter’s yoga teacher training at After college, Carpenter began a Kanyakumari, she was introduced to the rewarding career as a physical therapist. concept of prana, the life energy that “I was able to help empower people in flows through the body. This eventually their own healing process,” she says. led her to learn Reiki energy healing. While pregnant with her second child, Carpenter’s specialty is a gentle Carpenter injured her back, misaligning form of hatha yoga, which focuses the sacroiliac joint, and she endured on movement and breath. She incorrecurring pain. A friend, who was also a porates her physical therapy training physical therapist, suggested yoga. into her classes and uses props like Carpenter began watching some chairs for balance; blankets; yoga yoga videos but found certain moveblocks; and straps to help clients keep their bodies aligned. Carpenter observes how yoga empowers individuals to notice things about the body that they hadn’t noticed before. “Once we are paying attention to what our bodies are feeling, we

learn to work with our bodies instead of pushing or forcing beyond our capabilities, which often causes injury. We let go of judging ourselves and instead, honor the wisdom of our bodies,” she explains. “When we truly honor and respect the body, it starts to let go of the guarding and protecting. The body is able to soften and release in a deeper way, knowing that we won’t push too far, or cause injury and harm.” She holds two classes at Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine, in Pewaukee, for beginner and intermediate levels. She also works one-on-one with individuals, and offers Reiki healing sessions. Additionally, Carpenter teaches a beginner’s class at Heritage Presbyterian Church, in Muskego; a Gentle Healing Yoga class at YogAsana, in Muskego; and the Beat Cancer Yoga class through ProHealth Care, where she still works as a physical therapist two days a week. “The Beat Cancer Yoga is for cancer survivors, their caregivers, families and friends, or anyone that wants a gentle class,” Carpenter says. She notes how within the last couple of years she’s getting more calls from people whose doctors are recommending yoga to complement their treatments. Carpenter says she occasionally hears misconceptions from people who are intimidated by yoga because they think they lack flexibility. She believes that is the precise reason people should give it a try. “It’s very focused on alignment and honoring inner wisdom, focusing on breath and meditative practice,” she says. While there are many classes for young and fit people, Carpenter stresses that she offers gentle yoga classes for all ages. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” Carpenter says of her journey. “I’m so grateful to have these tools to promote my own healing and to share with others, including those dealing with major illness or chronic pain.” For more information about Pure Energy Yoga, call 414-217-4185 or visit See ad, page 13. Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.

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AGELESS BEING Staying Vibrant in Mind, Body and Spirit by Kathleen Barnes

Agelessness: Engaging in and experiencing life without fear of falling, failing or falling apart.


n a nutshell, that’s the philosophy of visionary women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, of Yarmouth, Maine, as explored in her latest book, Goddesses Never Age. “We’re long overdue for a paradigm shift about how we feel about growing older,” says Northrup. “You can change your future by adopting a new, ageless attitude that will help you flourish physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We don’t have to buy into modern medicine’s promotion of the idea of the pathology of aging.” One of Northrup’s primary admonitions: “Don’t tell anyone how old you are. Another birthday means nothing.”

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Our Western society fosters a belief system that we will become decrepit, frail



and mentally feeble at a certain age. “When my mother turned 50, her mailbox suddenly filled with ads for adult diapers, walkers and long-term care insurance,” Northrup quips. The point is well taken. Think vibrant, healthy, gorgeous and yes, sexy Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Chris Rock and Brooke Shields—all 50 or older—as the targets of ads for Depend. We’re living and working longer, and many of us are feeling, looking and staying young longer. So is 60 the new 40? Yes, say State University of New York at Stony Brook researchers, and further note that we’re generally leading longer and healthier lives. Centenarians are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. In the 2010 census, 53,364 people had surpassed their 100th year, an increase

of 40 percent over the 1980 census, and more than 80 percent of them are women. The National Institute on Aging projects that this number could increase tenfold or more by 2050. What we think of as “old” has changed. Many baby boomers refuse to buy into the mythology of aging, bristle at being called senior citizens and especially dislike being called elderly. Their position is backed by science. Stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of Biology of Belief and currently a visiting professor at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, in Auckland, is best known for promoting the concept that DNA can be changed by belief, for good or ill. Lipton explains that we all have billions of stem cells designed to repair or replace damaged—and aging—tissues and organs. “[These cells] are profoundly influenced by our thoughts and perceptions about the environment,” Lipton explains. “Hence our beliefs about aging can either interfere with or enhance stem cell function, causing our physiological regeneration or decline.” “Yes, we are destined to grow older, but decrepitude and what we call aging is an optional state,” Northrup adds. “Our genes, nutrition and environment are under our control far more than we may have thought.” More, she says, “Words are powerful. Don’t talk yourself into believing your brain is turning to mush just because you are over 40.”

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“Manage the four horsemen of the aging apocalypse,” encourages nutrition and longevity expert Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., a Los Angeles board-certified nutritionist and author of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer. He says the aging process, including disease, loss of physical or mental function and the general breakdown of systems, is caused by one or more of four factors: oxidative damage (literally rusty cells); inflammation; glycation (excess sugar, metabolic syndrome); and stress. “Collectively, they damage cells and DNA, wear down organs and systems, deeply damage the vascular pathways that deliver blood and oxygen to the entire body, and even shrink brain size,” explains Bowden.

While it may seem like a tall order to make lifestyle changes that vanquish these four horsemen, Bowden says they can be broken into manageable elements by employing an arsenal of healthful weapons: whole foods, nutrients, stress-reduction techniques, exercise, detoxification and relationship improvement. “All of these actually do double duty, battling more than one of the four processes that can effectively shorten your life,” he reports, based on his 25 years of study.

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Consider what rust does to metal. That’s what free radical oxygen molecules do to cells. Over time, they damage them and cause aging from within. “Oxidative damage plays a major role in virtually every degenerative disease of aging, from Alzheimer’s to cancer to heart disease and diabetes, even immune dysfunction,” says Bowden. His recommended key to destroying free radicals is a diet rich in antioxidants, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats, nuts, grassfed meats and organic dairy products. Avoid environmental free radicals that show up in toxic chemicals by eating as much organic food as possible and avidly avoiding residues of the poisonous pesticides and herbicides sprayed on crops eaten by people and livestock.


Long-term inflammation is a silent killer because it operates beneath the radar, often unnoticed, damaging blood vessel walls. Like oxidative damage, inflammation is a factor in all the degenerative diseases associated with aging, says Bowden. His suggestion: First, get a Creactive protein (CRP) test to determine the levels of inflammation in our body. A CRP level over 3 milligrams/liter indicates a high risk of a heart attack. Antiinflammatory foods like onions, garlic, leafy greens, tomatoes, beans, nuts and seeds have all been widely scientifically proven to reduce chronic inflammation.


This is the result of excessive sugar that glues itself to protein or fat molecules, leaving a sticky mess that creates ad-

vanced glycation end (AGE) products that damage all body systems and are acknowledged culprits in the dreaded diseases associated with aging. Bowden’s basic answer is to minimize intake of sugar and simple carbs; anything made with white flour or white rice. Also avoid fried dishes and any foods cooked at high temperatures that actually skip the glycation production in the body and deliver harmful AGEs directly from the food. He advises taking 1,000 mg of carnosine (available in health food stores) daily to prevent glycation.


The long-term effects of physical, mental or emotional stress are tremendously damaging to the human physiology. Sustained exposure to the stress hormone cortisol can shrink parts of the brain, damage blood vessels, increase blood sugar levels, heart rate and blood

pressure and contribute to chronic inflammation, according to wellestablished science recorded in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Bowden warns, “Stress management is not a luxury.” In its many forms, including prayer, meditation and breathing exercises, it should be part of any agelessness program. Deep, restful sleep is as vital a component as ending toxic relationships, having a nurturing circle of friends and doing familiar, gentle exercise such as yoga or tai chi. Overall, Bowden adds, “Rather than thinking of such endeavors as antiaging, I strive to embody the concept of age independence. I admire former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who resigned from the court when he reached age 90 because he wanted to play more tennis.” Bowden recommends embracing the concept of “squaring the curve”, meaning that instead of anticipating and experiencing a long downhill slope of poor health leading to death, “I look at a long plateau of health, with a steep drop-off at the end.” Wellness guru Dr. Michael Roizen, chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, contends that although our chronological age can’t be changed, “Your ‘real age’ [calculated from data he collected from 60 million people] is the result of a wide variety of factors that are within your control. Dietary choices alone can make you

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“If you don’t have some kind of spiritual foundation, literally, God help you,” says Northrup. “God isn’t confined to a book or a church, mosque or synagogue. Divinity is the creative loving, vital flow of life force that we’re all part of and connected to. Our bodies are exquisite expressions meant to embody, not deny our spirits.” Touch, pleasure and sex can be part of it, too. Individuals that have the most fulfilling sex lives live the longest, according to researchers conducting the University of California, Riverside’s Longevity Project. “Pleasure comes in infinite forms,” says Northrup. “It can mean the exquisite taste of a pear or the sound of an angelic symphony, the kiss of sun on skin, the laughter of a child, spending time with friends or creating a pastel landscape. When you experience pleasure, God comes through and you become aware of your divine nature.

You’ll find that joy comes in ways that are unique to you.” Connection with the natural world is an essential element of agelessness, says Northrup. “The human body evolved to walk on the Earth, drinking its water, breathing its air and basking in its sunlight.” The bottom line is, “Agelessness is all about vitality. Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure isn’t the prescription for antiaging,” says this renowned physician. “It’s ageless living that brings back a sense of vibrancy and youthfulness.” We could live to be well over 100 years old and, as Northrup likes to paraphrase Abraham Hicks, of The Law of Attraction fame, “Wouldn’t you rather have your life end something like this: ‘Happy-healthy, happy-healthy, happy-healthy, dead.’ Isn’t that a lot better than suffering sickness, decrepitude and frailty for years?” Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, her latest being Food Is Medicine: 101 Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at

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fter practicing internal medicine for 10 years in Boston, Dr. Timothy McCall became a full-time writer, exploring the health benefits of yoga. As the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, he says, “In the late 90s, the conveyor belt of patient care continued to speed up and I got frustrated. There was less time to form relationships with patients, which is essential to providing quality care without excessive tests and drugs.” Initially, McCall found that most of the documented research on yoga was from India, and notes it was low in quality from a Western perspective (though it is now excellent). In the West, the first notable scientific yoga article was published in 1973 in The Lancet on combining yoga and biofeedback to manage hypertension. According to the International Journal of Yoga, the surge in yoga’s popularity here finally gained academic interest in 2007, and there are now more than 2,000

yoga titles in the National Institutes of Health database, with 200 added annually. Initially, yoga teacher and economist Rajan Narayanan, Ph.D., founded the nonprofit Life in Yoga Foundation and Institute to offer free teacher training. Within a couple of years, the foundation’s focus shifted to integrating yoga into the mainstream healthcare system. “We realized that to make a real difference, we needed to teach doctors about yoga and its scientifically proven effects,” he says. Medical providers can earn credits to keep their licenses current by attending courses by Life in Yoga, the only yoga institution independently certified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Currently, even if physicians don’t practice yoga, it’s likely that many of their patients do. “You now see it everywhere from major medical centers to mainstream advertising,” says McCall, who notes an increase in doctors, nurses and therapists attending the Yoga as

Any physical exercise done with breath awareness Mounting Evidence becomes yoga; “Yoga may help prevent diseases across the board be- anything done cause the root cause of 70 to without the 90 percent of all disorders is stress,” says Narayanan. Yoga breath is just a increases the body’s ability to physical practice. Medicine seminars he and his wife Eliana teach internationally and from their Simply Yoga Institute studio, in Summit, New Jersey.

therapy like there are for pharmaceuticals,” remarks Narayanan, and until yoga is funded by health insurance, it will be challenging to gain full acceptance in mainstream medicine. Another barrier is certification standards. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (iayt. org) and the Council for Yoga Accreditation Intersuccessfully respond to stress national ( are both by activating the parasympa- ~Rajan Narayaran beginning to offer certificathetic nervous system, which tions for therapy training slows the heart and lowers blood presprograms and therapists. Narayanan is sure. That in turn suppresses sympathetic hopeful that certification could lead to activity, reducing the amount of stress yoga being covered by insurance. hormones in the body. Medical school curricula have Studies collected on started shifting to embrace complemendemonstrate that yoga has been found to tary approaches to wellness, with many help manage hypertension, osteoporosis, textbooks now including information body weight, physical fitness, anxiety, on mind/body therapies. The Principles depression, diabetes, reproductive and Practices of Yoga in Healthcare, cofunctions and pregnancy, among other edited by Sat Bir Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen, issues. Studies at California’s PrevenMcCall and Shirley Telles and due out tive Medicine Research Institute have in 2016, is the first professional-level, tracked amelioration of heart disease. medical textbook on yoga therapy. A growing body of research is validat “Yoga has been proven to treat ing yoga’s benefits for cancer patients, many conditions, yet yoga teachers including at the University of Texas M.D. don’t treat conditions, we treat individAnderson Cancer Center. A small study uals,” says McCall. “Yoga therapy is not at Norway’s University of Oslo suggests a one-size-fits-all prescription because that yoga even alters gene expression, different bodies and minds, with differindicating it may induce health benefits ent abilities and weaknesses, require on a molecular level. individualized approaches.” While medical research is working Cultural Challenges to grant yoga more legitimacy among “For yoga to be effective, a regular doctors, policymakers and the public, practice must be implemented, which  McCall says, “I believe these studies is challenging in a culture where are systematically underestimating people can’t sit for long without an how powerful yoga can be. Scielectronic device. It’s more than ence may tell us that it decreases just popping pills,” says Narayanan. systolic blood pressure and corti McCall says, “Even if people sol secretion and increases lung can commit to just a few mincapacity and serotonin levels, utes of yoga practice a day, if but that doesn’t begin to they keep it up the benefits capture the totality of what can be enormous.” yoga is.” “There are no sales reps Meredith Montgomery, a telling doctors to use yoga registered yoga teacher, publishes Natural September is Awakenings of National Yoga Mobile/Baldwin, Month AL (Healthy LivingHealthy

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SURF TO TURF U.S. Farmed Seafood That’s Safe and Sustainable by Judith Fertig

Wild-caught fish from pure waters is the gold standard of seafood, but sustainable populations from healthy waters are shrinking. That’s one reason why fish farms are appearing in unusual places—barramundi flourish on a Nebraska cattle ranch, shrimp in chilly Massachusetts and inland tilapia in Southern California.


ith the demand for seafood outpacing what can safely be harvested in the wild, half the seafood we eat comes from aquaculture, says Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Yet, farmed seafood has a reputation for uneven quality and questionable farming practices. A primary reason is that much of what Americans buy comes from Asia, where aquaculture is less stringently managed. Meanwhile, domestic aquaculture provides only about 5 percent of the seafood consumed here, according to NOAA.

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If we want to eat safer, sustainable, farmed seafood, there are two solutions. One is to purchase farmed fish raised in the U.S., says Sullivan. The agency’s FishWatch consumer informa-



tion service assures: “If it’s harvested in the United States, it’s inherently sustainable as a result of the rigorous U.S. management process that ensures fisheries are continuously monitored, improved and sustainable.” Whole Foods Markets have found that farming seafood (aquaculture) can provide a consistent, high-quality, year-round supply of healthy and delicious protein. Accordingly, “When it’s done right, aquaculture can be environmentally friendly and offer a crucial way to supplement wild-caught fish supplies. On the other hand, poor farming practices such as the overuse of chemicals and antibiotics and those that cause water pollution and other negative impacts on the environment are bad news.” A second solution is to consult with a trusted fishmonger that has high standards for flavor, health, safety, sustainability and environmental concerns.

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Chefs like Rick Moonen, who owns RM Seafood, in Las Vegas, are getting behind U.S. aquaculture farms that do it right, raising healthy, sustainable and delicious fish. Moonen recently became a brand ambassador for True North Salmon, a farm system that integrates the way nature keeps fish healthy and fresh. “They have a salmon farm near a mussel farm near a kelp farm, mimicking the way these three species interact in the wild,” says Moonen. The best seafood farms take what geography and climate offer—ocean inlets, a natural spring and a natural depression in the land or indoor controlled freshwater tanks—and use clean feed. With no antibiotics, non-GMO food (free of genetic modification) in the right ratio, good water quality and creative ways to use the effluent, they employ green farming practices to raise fish and shellfish that, in turn, are healthy to eat. The Atlantic coasts of Maine and Canada are where families have been making their living from the sea for centuries, says Alan Craig, of Canada’s True North Salmon Company. “The fish are fed pellets made from all-natural, nonGMO sources with no dyes, chemicals or growth hormones added. Underwater cameras monitor the health of the fish to prevent overfeeding.” True North Salmon follows a threebay system, similar to crop rotation on land. Each bay is designated for a particular age of fish: young salmon, market-ready fish and a fallow, or empty, bay, breaking the cycle of any naturally occurring diseases and parasites. Robin Hills Farm, near Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers vegetable, meat, egg and fruit community supported agriculture, U-pick fruit and a pair of stocked farm ponds. Farm Manager Mitzi Koors explains that the ponds are a way to leverage natural resources, add another income stream and attract visitors. “We first discovered a lowlying area that would become a beautiful pond with a little work,” Koors relates. “We then expanded to two close ponds that don’t connect, to keep the older fish raised

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The Hidden Deficiency Having the proper amount of iodine in our system at all times is critical to overall health, yet the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that iodine deficiency is increasing drastically in light of an increasingly anemic national diet of unpronounceable additives and secret, unlabeled ingredients. This deficit now affects nearly three-quarters of the population.

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aniel Sperry, a “couchsurfer” in his late 50s, decided a few years ago to quit his day job and make a living by performing cello music and reciting poetry in living rooms across the country. “I didn’t know it would become a catalyst for bringing communities of local people together,” he says, but his first gig, a “little shotgun shack” in Elko, Nevada, became more than a once in a lifetime experience. Years later, his Elko host remains a close friend and hosts a regular (and lucrative) stop on his cross-country tours. Not only does creating connections with strangers make us happier—as University of Chicago social scientists have proven—it leads to fun travel stories. If we choose to see the world via the decade-old organization

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Open House: Become a Holistic Healer – 5-8pm. Live your dream with a career in massage, esthetics, ayurveda or nails with Aveda. Tour the state-of-theart facilities, meet current students and experience a mini service. Free. The Institute of Beauty & Wellness, 327 East St. Paul Ave, Milwaukee. 414227-2889.

Chakra Healing: Creating Balance with Oils, Crystals and Stones – 6:30-8:30pm. First of an eight-part series: learn to balance and create a more energetic chakra system using essential oils and stones. Stone healings and layouts for each chakra. $50. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748.



Circle of the Goddess – 7pm. Learn how, or share how, to raise your vibration in circle. Through this process we will raise the vibration of the planet. All are welcome. Free will donation. Bradford Beach (concession stand side of the building), Lake Drive, Milwaukee. 414-326-5932.

Indian Summer Festival: Gathering of Clans – Sept 11-13. The festival is North America’s largest American Indian festival and provides an entertaining and educational experience with American Indian traditions joined by contemporary features. Check website for updates and information. Maier Festival Park, lakefront, Milwaukee.

World Day of Prayer – Sep 9 & 10. Wed, 6-9pm; Thu, 9am-7:30. Chapel is open for prayer at listed times, and the interfaith prayer service begins Thu at 7pm. Theme for this year is Pray up your Life, Pray up the World. All are welcome. This is Unity Worldwide Ministries day concentrating on praying for the well-being of our planet and peace on Earth. Unity Church in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Spirit and Wellness Fair-Lake Country – 11am4pm. 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. 262367-0607.


Animal Communication with Stacy Krafczyk – 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. RSVP: 262-5480923.

Less Stress Yoga+ for Kids: Intro Workshop – Sep 10, 15. Tue, 6:30-7:30pm; Thu, 6-7pm. Ashley, of Conscious Kids, blends mindfulness lessons and discussions taught through yoga, games and crafts for ages 7-12 in her yoga classes for kids. Free. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland.

Sound Healing and Meditation: Connect with your Spirit Guide – 4-5pm. Meditate with the healing sounds of crystal singing bowls and vocal toning, awaken pure consciousness and activate cellular healing. $30. Ascended Gifts, 6728 W Morgan Ave, Milwaukee. Celia Meisel: 262-825-7481.

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.


Applying Anthroposophy to Daily Living – 7-8:30pm. Sharleen Leonard shares the wisdom of Rudolf Steiner in her own life. Donation. Theosophical Society, 1718 E Geneva Pl, Milwaukee. 414-745-9297.

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Reveal Your Voice: Personal Empowerment Through Verbal Expression – Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6. 12:30-1:30pm. Life coach, Dawn Riesing, combines voice work and personalized coaching to help you find, listen and confidently express your authentic inner-self to others. $98/full series. THRIVE! Life Services, 240 Regency Court, Brookfield. 262364-9095.


Twelve World Teachers: Padmasambhava – 7-8:30pm. Jean Dean will review the life of this guru-warrior-teacher, also known as Guru Rinpoche, who founded the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism and brought Buddhism to Tibet. Donation. Theosophical Society, 1718 E Geneva Pl, Milwaukee. 414-745-9297.



Open Studio with Art Coach – Sep 14, 28. 1-3pm. Further your creative expression with other selfmotivated 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: 262367-0607. Beginning Crystal Healing Class – Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5. 6:30-9pm. Learn the fine art of healing with stones and crystals in this comprehensive, entertaining class; the properties of stones and how to use them. $35/per class. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748. FreeSpiritSchool@

Reconnective Healing – 7-8:30pm. Terri Humphrey will introduce reconnective healing, which in conjunction with her psychic ability, she uses to facilitate healing in sensitive and autistic individuals. Donation. Theosophical Society, 1718 E Geneva Pl, Milwaukee. 414-745-9297.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Eating with the Seasons Cooking Class: Kale, Fennel, Garlic – 5:30-7:30pm. Learn to select, cook and enjoy the flavors of produce in peak season. Demonstrations, group meal and recipes to take home. $45 suggested donation. NuGenesis, N68 W33208 County Rd K, Oconomowoc. 800-9693588. Reiki 1 Attunement – 6-9pm. Learn the Japanese tradition of healing based on the flow of Universal Life Force energy. Class includes attunement and practice. $60. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748. FreeSpiritSchool@ Creating Health & Harmony – Through Nov 5. 6:30-8:30pm. Enhance understanding and effective integration of the wellness tools through an accessible and usable learning format, self-exploratory activities, life coaching and your resource workbook for improved health and harmony. $299, $99/ optional ayurveda assessment. Knapp Chiropractic, 17800 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield. Register: 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, SEPTEMBER 19 Planetary Evolution and the Origins of Man: William Meader – 9:30am-4:30pm. Explore the Earth as a living entity and its spiritual evolution through various nature kingdoms, including humanity. Man’s evolution from Atlantis to the present. $70/preregistered, $75/day of; lunch included. Unity Church, 1717 N 73 St, Wauwatosa. 414-322-6552. Advanced Animal Communication Workshop – Sep 19-20. 10am-4pm both days. Learning from animal teachers, connect with spirits that have transitioned and release old habits or wounds to hear

more accurately. Animals present for this workshop. Basic Communication Class required. $300/in advance, $325/day of. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. RSVP: 262-548-0923.

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Cosolargy: Working With the Heart of the Sun – 7-8:30pm.Peig Myota shares information on ancient solar cultures and how we can use the limitless energy of the Sun to enhance our own health and well-being. Donation. Theosophical Society, 1718 E Geneva Pl, Milwaukee. 414-745-9297.


markyourcalendar Wellness & Metaphysical Fair – Sept 20. 10am-4pm. Includes a silent auction with proceeds going to help MS families pay medical bills. Visit a variety of gifted energy workers and outstanding readers – laying on of hands, reiki masters, massage, reflexologists, mediums, clairvoyants, animal communicators, numerologist, tarot cards, soul portraits. Healthy body products and one-of-a-kind items available. Admission free. American Legion Post 449, 3245 N124th St, Brookfield.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Introduction to Dowsing – 6:30-8:30pm. The history, uses, theories and techniques of dowsing. Learn to select dowsing tools while concentrating on the pendulum, a personal pendulum language and code, 3-fold permissions, shielding, and formulating questions. $40/preregistered. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

Reiki I – 10am-4pm. Be attuned to Reiki, a form of healing not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability, in a comfortable safe sanctuary. Use Reiki for self-healing and to help others. $150. White Sage Spa, 10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon.

Exploring the 14 Chakras – 10am-6pm. Learn the 14 chakras; the energy flow of the 7 chakras, the energy flow of the 14 chakras. Understand yourself on a deeper level. $125. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748. FreeSpiritSchool@


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Fall Equinox Sound Healing and Meditation – 4-5pm. Meditate with the healing sounds of crystal singing bowls and vocal toning; set and manifest intentions for the fall season. $30. Ascended Gifts, 6728 W Morgan Ave, Milwaukee. Celia Meisel: 262-825-7481. Mind/Body Medicine Series – Sep 23, 29, Oct 14, 21, Nov 11, 18. 5:30-9pm.Each class presents a different mind/body technique and the theory and research behind it. Students experience the technique then use/perform it. Complete 6 classes, homework and reading for Mind/Body Medicine certificate. $60/per class including materials; 10% series discount. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. Killing Cancer with Food – 6:30-7:30pm. Feed your good cells and not your cancer cells. Your nutrition and environment are critical factors in avoiding and treating cancer. $10. Greensquare Center, Lower Education Center, 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale. 414-446-5389. The Value of Hypnotherapy – 6:30pm. An informational evening looking at some extraordinary

Wisconsin Gluten Free Expo – 10am-3pm. Sample and purchase gluten-free products. Expand your knowledge through educational classes throughout the day. Connect with others living with the same challenges. $7, $5/ages 4-12. Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend. 262-297-2445. WiGluten Reiki I for Animals & People – 10am-4pm. Reiki is a hands-on energy treatment that preserves and improves health, reduces stress and promotes overall wellbeing for animals and humans. Includes attunement and certification. $150. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. RSVP: 262-548-0923.

Energy Medicine for Women – 12-2:30pm. Learn techniques to create a simple healing daily practice: removing toxins from the body, self-lymphatic massage, balancing the hemispheres of body and brain, overcoming anxiety and flowing more easily through menopause. $40/preregistered. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. Mindfulness Intensive Yoga Camp – Sept 21-25. 6-7am. Commit one morning a day for five days, immersing yourself in mindfulness techniques and awareness-building. Some gentle yoga and guided meditation. $45. 262-337-9065.

Ferment and Forage Homesteading Weekend – Sep 26, 27. Learn the importance and ease of ferments and foraging. Saturday, Fermentation for Digestive Health; Sunday, Wild Edibles. Take both or individually; overnight accommodations available. $90/both, $60/fermentation, $50/wild edibles. Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm, 4382 Hickory Rd, West Bend. 414-522-6989.

Crystal Skulls: Tools to Expand Consciousness – 7-9pm. Jaap Van Etten will talk about his experiences with the skulls and how they can assist you in your own expansion; stimulate and activate your awareness. $50. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748. FreeSpiritSchool@

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Introduction to Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel – 12-3pm. Explore shamanism including purpose, the three journey worlds, states of consciousness, journeying, healing, spirit guides and power animals. Includes an overview of sound induction, drumming and vocalizing and of the traditional Peruvian shaman’s mesa and working with power objects. $50. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001. Happy Feet – 6-8pm. This active class, by a physical therapist and Pilates expert, offers ways to activate ankle, foot and toe muscles to improve function or recover from injury. All ages/levels welcome. Bring yoga mat. $12. Brookfield. 414-405-3956. Intuitive healer, Laura Day – 6:30pm. Day will be leading a laying on of hands healing evening. Author of Practical Intuition and The Circle – how the power of a single wish can change your life – she has spent decades helping companies and individu-

Fall Mandala: Gratitude and Grace – 1-3pm. Celebrate fall bounty in nature and your inner spirit by creating a personal shrine mandala with artist Molly Groshek. No experience needed. $35; supplies provided. Center for Well-Being Lake Country LLC, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. RSVP: 262367-0607.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Healing with Earth Energies – 10am-6pm. Experience the power of earth energies as well as feel how they support us by healing and balancing our systems. Held near Holy Hill. $125. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Spiritus Breath Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. Class looks at ways to nourish souls and through the sacredness of breath, touch our higher self and the spark of divine within. The class concludes with a guided meditation experience to re-establish a connection with the divine. $20/preregistered. Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. Register: 262-787-3001.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Occult Chemistry: A Primer – 7-8:30pm. Stephen Dicke points out the in’s and out’s of occult chemistry as it relates to modern science especially the divergent concepts. This is an open dialogue on the topic. Donation. Theosophical Society, 1718 E Geneva Pl, Milwaukee. 414-745-9297.

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in refining skills. Inquire about accommodations if needed. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. 920-609-8277. Holistic Health Expo – Oct 11. 10am-3pm. Sharing knowledge of products/services related to holistic health. Bringing together the practitioners and people who need and want to learn about sustainable health practices. $5/donation to charity of choice. American Serb Hall, 5101 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee. Lucas Robak: 414-520-5163. Reiki II – Oct 11. 10am-4pm. Expand your Reiki knowledge and energy, and practice sending Reiki to a distant person or situation. Allow the energy to evolve in all areas of your life. $175. White Sage Spa, 10040 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon. THRIVE Training and Certification Program: Oct 17. 11am-4pm. This 8-month interactive program provides in-depth communication, relationship and awareness training, as well as full Life Coaching Certification. $11,800/rock star, super coach option, $4,800/standard option; payment plans available. THRIVE! Life Services, 240 Regency Court, Brookfield. 414-858-0262. Peru Spiritual Journey – Oct 17-31. Explore the Andes from Machu Picchu—the city in the clouds— to Lake Titicaca—The Birthplace Of The Incas. You Will Be Immersed In Teachings And Healing Ceremonies With Native Medicine People. Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277. Wellness Body, Mind Spirit Expo – 11am-6pm. Discover The Latest In New Thought Presentations, The Best Advances In Alternative Health, Reiki Masters, Fitness Experts, And The Nation’s Finest Psychics & Mediums. Preregistration For Some Psychics And Dianne Bischoff James Required. $5, Free/Children under 10. Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee-Northshore, 8900 N Kildeer Ct, Brown Deer. 414-349-4932.

NOVEMBER 2015 THRIVE Training and Certification Program: Retreat-Style Program: Nov 2-6 and Feb15-19, 2016. This 10-day intensive program will help you expand your self-awareness, communication skills, personal tool box and confidence, and teach you the empowering skill of life coaching. $12,900/rock star, super coach option, $5,900/standard option; payment plans available. Beachside house near Tampa, FL. 414-858-0262. Lifting Throughout Your Life – Nov 12. 6:307:30pm. Are you lifting properly for all life’s activities? This active learning workshop will help you to keep lifting properly, comfortably, and independently throughout your life. $12. 1212 Bodyworks, 19601 W Bluemound Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield. 414-405-3956.

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Creating Health & Harmony – Sep 17 through Nov 5. 6:30-8:30pm. Program makes learning basic ayurveda lifestyle and diet tools easy. Group structure, handbook modules, and weekly format lets you learn, try on and integrate tools in a supported process. $299, optional $99 assessment. Knapp Chiropractic, 17800 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield. Virtual attendance option with class recordings portal.

sunday Eat, Breathe, Thrive – Oct 4-Nov 8. 3-5pm. This program is designed to support people in their recovery from disordered eating and negative body image using research-backed practices of yoga, community-building and service. See website for pricing. 262-337-9065.


monday Coffee & Essential Oils – Thru Aug. 6-7:30pm. Learn what essential oils are, how to safely use them for increased immunity and wellness, and why choosing certified pure therapeutic grade oils is important. Free. Collectivo, 9125 W North Ave, Wauwatosa. 920-918-6291. TeamBergersen@ 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 – 7pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT. $40/4 weeks, $12/class. Heritage Presbyterian Church, S63W13761 College Ave, Muskego. Register, Shelley: 414-217-4185.

tuesday Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 9-10am or 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. Integrating Your Balanced Lifestyle Coaching Success Circle – Starts Sep 22, through Apr. 5:157:15pm. 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: Meditation for World Peace & Enlightenment – 7:30-8:15pm. Self-Realization Yoga/Meditation Center, 2418 Mangold Ave, Milwaukee. More info: 414-444-2012. Architecture of All Abundance Personal Renaissance Circle – 8:10-9:10pm. Phone reading and

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.

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 – Starts Oct 7, through 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. Apply: Mom & Baby Yoga Workshop Series – 4-5pm. This workshop will help mom integrate back into a yoga practice while incorporating their babies, ideally up to 8 months/pre-crawling, into poses. $65. Invivo Wellness, 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee. 414-265-5606. 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. Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung – 6:30-8:30pm. Internal arts increase balance, strength and flexibility. Regular practice can reduce stress, reduce joint and muscle pain, increase bone density and increase energy levels. Chinese Kung Fu Center, 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. YogAsana Studio, S75 W17315 Janesville Rd, Muskego. Shelley: 414-217-4185.

Summer Beach Group – Thru Sep 11. 10am – noon. Traveling at the Speed of Love. A book and a beach are a backdrop for women spirit connecting and sharing; a Wonder Spirit Creating a Simpler Spirituality and Life series with Anne Wondra. $60, $10/single day, time exchange. Register by August 5. Pewaukee Beach. Details: 262-544-4310. 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.

saturday 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. Developing Consciousness Class – Sep 19 through Dec 13. 9am-3:30pm. Sat/Sun. Weekend Series encourages students to identify emotional and behavioral patterns that inhibit their growth. The classes focus on developing self-awareness and breaking patterns. $250/per weekend. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-790-0748. 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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September 2015



communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural health care and green living in our community. To be included in the Community Resource Guide, email to request our media kit.


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 39.


Love and Light


6619 W Mequon Rd, Mequon 262-242-4190 • Protect your family from allergies and asthma with the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier, the #1-rated air purifier in the world, proven to filter the smallest, most harmful particles. See ad, page 5.

Tiffany Seiler Cover artist Tiffany Seiler works in mixed media, including watercolors, acrylics, papers and objects like buttons to create whimsical, stylized portraits of girls that express delight and innocence. The cover work Love and Light was inspired by Seiler’s daily yoga practice. “I was raised in a family of all girls,” says Seiler. “My art is deeply rooted in positive female images surrounded by the things I love, like flowers, trees, the ocean and yoga.” Seiler is a self-taught artist, having returned to her childhood love of drawing and painting after working as a hairdresser and makeup artist for 20 years. Seiler’s works, many of which bear inspirational messages, have been reproduced for greeting cards found in national stores such as Trader Joe’s. Her art has also graced the pages of magazines such as Somerset Studio. Seiler currently lives, works and paints in Independence, Kentucky, joined by her husband and six rescued animals—three dogs and three cats.


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

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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.


Jamie Durner, CAP 240 Regency Ct, Ste 201, Brookfield 262-389-5835 Natural health for chronic conditions including digestive disorders, women’s issues, aging with ease, and brain longevity. Personalized programs, detoxification, hands-on therapies and corporate wellness. 20+ years holistic health experience.

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

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, n e w b o r n t o a d u l t . See ad, page 24.


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.


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 12.


Bryan Schwartz DDS Steve Carini DDS 222 N Franklin St, Port Washington 262-284-2662 We specialize in Biomimetic (tooth conservation) Dentistry and natural/ holistic dental care. Committed to informing, educating, and supporting each client, empowering them to be their own healthcare advocate. See ad, page 7.

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 5.


Meredith Bergersen 920-918-6291 d ō T E R R A G o l d We l l n e s s Advocate. Natural Solutions Instructor who is on a mission to empower a healer in every home. Enjoy physical, emotional & financial healing through essential oils.

HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER FOR WELL-BEING Sandra Anderson, MIN 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 13.


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


MYOM WELLBEING 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 23.

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 20.



The Atrium 6169B Industrial Ct, Greendale 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

THRIVE! LIFE SERVICES 240 Regency Ct, Brookfield 262-364-9095

Our five coaches are ready to help you take Seven Steps to Positive Change or develop healthy habits and boundaries with our Energy Bubbles 101. See ad, page 24.


Anne Wondra • 262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha Spiritual awakenings, leavings, belief-shiftings, private fears and freedom; self-spirit-soul-and-selfworth empowering services; high-level wellness coach, wise woman, spirit worker, writer. See ad, page 25.

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 12.


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




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 12.


Rebecca deVogel, LMT 414-839-0242 Sussex/Lisbon & Brookfield/Elm Grove

Ecologically minded, full-service landscape company servicing SE Wisconsin. Specializing in sustainable ideas and low-maintenance solutions. Professional Craftsmanship Inspired by Nature. See ad, page 9.

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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.

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

17585 W North Ave, #160 262-784-5300 •

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 25 and 27.


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 11.

4433 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-939-8748

Dr. Sarah Axtell is a board-certified naturopathic physician with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine conditions, cancer, anxiety and weight loss.


333 Bishops Way, Ste 121, Brookfield 414-350-8279


Nataliya Runtova, MSOM, BSN, Lc. acupuncturist, specializes in fatigue, stress, emotional wellbeing, chronic illness. Integrates ancient Oriental Medicine with contemporary Nutritional Balancing Science based on hair test analysis.

Sharon K Thurow, FNP, BC 216 N Green Bay Rd, Thiensville 262-242-3966



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 21.

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

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 25.



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 15.


414-369-3685 4532 N Oakland Ave, Whitefish Bay

Our philosophy is to treat our patients as we would want ourselves and our families treated through holistic, evidence-based medicine.




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.


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.


Handmade, chemicalfree, vegan soap sold in uncut loaves or by the slice. Inquire about wholesale pricing for retailers. Created by a licensed massage therapist. See ad, page 12.


121 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay 414-243-9851 • Terri Humphrey, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, provides non-invasive, powerful healing for the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Works with infants, children, and adults. Helps with chronic illness, infertility, emotional issues, and more.

REFLEXOLOGY MOBILE REFLEXOLOGY THERAPY Jamal Toliver Certified Reflexologist 414-672-2594

Through stimulation of reflex areas, reflexology will relieve mental stress and bodily tension, improve nerve and blood supply and facilitate homeostasis. All in the comfort your home.


Lynn Cohen 414-477-1033 • Rolfing is a holistic system of neuromuscular manual therapy and re-education in service of pain relief, freedom of movement and improved coordination. See ad, page 9.


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.

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

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


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 39.


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 8.



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 15.

Rev Mari Gabrielson 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.



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.

Celia Faye Meisel, multdimensional sound healer, offers individual and group healing sessions for those seeking relief from emotional and physical pain associated with chronic conditions.




SPIRITUAL LIVING OF GREATER MILWAUKEE 3211 S Lake Dr, St Francis • 414-659-7849

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 22

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-de Snoo & Rev Scott de Snoo. See ad, page 20.


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 16.

THRIVE! LIFE SERVICES 240 Regency Ct, Brookfield 262-364-9095

Find and share your authentic message. Develop your ability to influence positive change through our personal growth, stress reduction and life coach certification classes. See ad, page 24.

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