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recently spoke at Unity Spiritual Center on Spokane’s North side. During my talk, titled The Lies We Believe About God Lead to Truth, I shared that I, and virtually every person I know, grew up with a sense of being ‘not enough’ or ‘unworthy’ in the eyes of God. Or, at least the story we were told about God by the well-meaning adults and society around us. These lies about this ominous ‘man in the sky’ not only ignited fear within me to act and perform life in a certain way so as to not be ‘punished,’ it also informed me of who I believed I was in the world: A little, imperfect, powerless girl who was not worthy of God’s love. And so, as a young adult I exercised my emerging power of choice by putting all the religious beliefs, experiences, judgements, church sermons and teachings I experienced into a box and threw it all away. I remember thinking, “If this fear-mongering, sin-obsessed, external God is all there is, I want none of it. I can do this life more effectively on my own.” I continued with my life seemingly free of all ties and commitments to God or a belief system—that is, until my Brazil bathroom breakdown. I was 27 at the time, living and teaching English in Brazil, and because I couldn’t extend my visa, I had to return to the U.S. While packing my belongings the night before my flight, I completely lost it and found myself on the floor crying out, “What is the point of all of this? What is the purpose of even being here?” I seriously didn’t get it. And on that bathroom floor, I did something I hadn’t done in years—I prayed. With my ego offline, and my intellectual brain distracted by these sudden and strong emotions, praying felt like the only thing I could do. I asked— no, I begged God for help, for guidance, for something—anything! Not surprisingly, I got answers almost immediately. First, in the form of a book titled Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch, which serendipitously appeared at the moment I needed it most. This book was my first introduction to the God I had always believed to be true in my heart, but that I was never told existed. I honestly felt while reading those pages that God was talking directly to me, and that I did matter, and there was a purpose for my life (and for every life). That Brazil bathroom breakdown was the beginning of me reclaiming the power of choice to courageously live fully in the world through my own inner Spirit, and to help others do the same. It’s been an ongoing spiritual journey ever since… And it is on that note that I want to share a workshop I am co-teaching with Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons from Unity Spiritual Center that focuses on working with your shadow to reveal your light, called The Q Process. The class is being held on Saturday, February 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, located at 2900 South Bernard Street, in Spokane. If you’re interested, please reach out to me via email to learn more or sign up at ShadowAwakenings.com. I would love to see you there! Happy heart-centered February, Everyone! May your heart help guide you to your truth within the lies and the courage to live that truth fully in the world. We need you. With love,

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Traditional Drum and Rattle Workshop This May


hamanic Practitioner, Nona Lowe of Life Spring Awakening, is offering a traditional drum and rattle workshop on May 16 and May 30 in Spokane. “The drumbeat is the sacred heartbeat of the earth and can be a healing salve and visionary guide,” says Lowe. “In this sacred two-part workshop, I will teach participants how to make their own rawhide drum and rattle in accordance with traditional teachings.” Part one of the workshop includes a full day of teachings and the making of the drum and head of rattle. Part two focuses on awakening the drum as well as rattle completion. “In addition to leaving the workshop with your very own drum and rattle, participants learn the traditional ways to awaken, respect and care for their drum and rattle in keeping with sacred teachings,” shares Lowe. “This workshop will fill up fast, so I encourage anyone who is interested to register now to secure their spot.” Cost: $250 with a $125 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. Dates: May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, email Nona Lowe at: LifeSpringAwakening@gmail.com with the subject: Drum and Rattle Workshop. Detailed instructions will be emailed back. LifeSpringAwakening. com. See ad, page 18.

Wireless and 5G Technology Educational Forum


ocal citizen-based organization, Spokane Wired, is sponsoring a free educational event highlighting wireless and 5G technology on February 27 at 4 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center. “The intention of this educational forum is to increase awareness about the wireless technologies that surround us and to provide more information about their effects on cell phone users and those living near cell towers,” says Jennifer Crew of Spokane Wired. The event speakers include two professors from Washington State University, Dr. Robert Olsen, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and Dr. Martin Pall, professor emeritus of biochemisty and medical sciences. “Dr. Olsen will focus on the technical aspects of 5G technology and Dr. Pall will address the biological impact of these technologies and their current safety standards,” explains Crew. “This event is open to the public and will allow for questions from the audience. We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to attend.” Location: Gonzaga John J. Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet Ave. For more information, email jenncrews83@gmail.com. 6

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Heart Health the Focus at February’s Resources for Wellness Event


he Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is hosting a Resources for Wellness heart health educational event on February 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Spokane. “February is American Heart month, and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to sharing educational resources and information on how to naturally approach cardiovascular health,” shares Deborah Martinez, MD, and organizer of the event. “We are inviting anyone in the community interested in learning more about natural approaches to heart health to join us for this important educational event.” HCC presenters include a certified health and lifestyle coach, Katherine Hood of Power Up; occupational therapist, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage specialist, Dawn-Marie Hancock of Healing Hearts Together; and naturopath, Brooke Heather of Heather Holistics, who will also be offering heart sound recordings at the event. Additional HCC member businesses will have booths set up to answer questions and share heart health resources. “We will have raffle prizes that include complimentary services and products from our HCC members,” emphasizes Martinez. “This is a community event for those interested in natural approaches to heart health, so we hope to see Natural Awakenings readers there!” Cost: $5, includes raffle drawing. Location: 2020 E. 29th Ave., Spokane. RSVP to 509-869-4361 (text/call) or email Spokane@ HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com. See ad, page 11.

Medical Intuition Course Offered in March


n Introductory Course to the World of Medical Intuition is being offered March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Spokane. The course, offered through the Center for Intuitive Studies, is taught by medical intuitive, reiki master and shaman, Charles Lightwalker. “After being a medical intuitive for over 20 years, I saw the need for more professional medical intuitives in our healthcare system,” says Lightwalker. “I strongly believe it is the wave of the future.”   According to Lightwalker, the course is ideal for acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses, reiki masters, yoga therapists and others in healing professions who are interested in learning more about the field of medical intuition.    Cost: $75. Location: 3814 E. 9th Ave Spokane, WA. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact 509-389-7290. See ad, page 25.

Spiritual Travel Adventures with Dolphins


olphin Light Adventures is offering three unique Hawaii retreats that include swimming with wild dolphins near Kona, Hawaii. The first is an Animal Reiki I and II Practitioner Certificate Training, March 22 to 26; second is a Reiki Master Certificate Training, March 29 to April 2; and third is a Parent-Daughter Dolphin Light Adventure retreat, April 5 to 9. “The dolphins have been calling me since 1998 to swim with them in the open oceans of the world,” shares Dr. Linda Grace Kingsbury, owner of Dolphin Light Adventures. “My passion is sharing the wisdom of dolphins by offering spirit-filled nature immersions and certified reiki trainings where we live in collaboration with the natural pulse of the island from sunrise to sunset.” Kingsbury says she was inspired to share the messages she received from dolphins over 20 years ago to help humans take care of their ocean home. “Keeping my commitment, I created an interactive Dolphin Lessons of Light presentation for holistic health fairs and started offering spiritual travel adventures,” she explains. “I also learned to prepare the herbal remedies and offer healing techniques that the dolphins shared with me.” She goes on to say that allowing the island, natural elements and wildlife to be the teachers deepens each participants’ personal connection to the divine magic and mysteries in all creation. “During these trips, we are conscious students of life experiencing each day as a prayer without the distraction of media, technology, or one’s usual activities. The freedom of floating in the ocean surrounded by the playful movements, sound and sonic vibrations of the dolphins is truly life-changing.” Dr. Linda Grace Kingsbury is a reiki master and energy medicine teacher trained in clairvoyance, animal communication, sound vibrational healing, Kundalini yoga and herbal medicine. For more information on upcoming trips or to sign up, visit DolphinLightAdventures.com or call 208-883-9933. Mention Natural Awakenings for a trip discount. See Resource Guide listing, page 30.

Online Seminar by Local Doctor Offers Key Principles to Improved Health


nspired by four principles she learned on her own health journey, retired surgeon, Dr. Deborah Martinez, is offering an online seminar titled, Believe It’s Possible beginning in March. Participants can choose to take four consecutive Monday classes from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning March 2 or four Saturday classes from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning March 7. “After retiring from the practice of surgery, I began experiencing severe fatigue, troubles with my vision and difficulty walkDeborah Martinez ing,” explains Martinez. “I envisioned myself in retirement feeling chronically exhausted, blind and in a wheelchair—relying on friends and family to care for me.” As a result of her health difficulties and her perseverance to find reliable, sciencebacked solutions, Martinez says she was able to embrace four key principles that helped her body heal and restore her independence and quality of life. “Today, I feel energetic, active and my vision has greatly improved! I want to share these key principles with others, which is why I am offering this live, online seminar beginning in March,” she says. “Believe It’s Possible is ideal for anyone seeking improved health, quality of life or more energy to do the things they love.”

Psychic Energy Readings Offer Answers


elinda Bienkowski is a psychic, certified feng shui consultant, reiki master and owner of Element Intuitive where she offers psychic energy readings and reiki healings to clients

Melinda Bienkowski locally and worldwide. “Ninety-nine percent of my energy readings are offered over the phone,” shares Bienkowski. “It’s a very convenient way for clients to work with me and receive the answers and insights they’re looking for from the comfort of their own home.” According to her website, Bienkowski has had psychic abilities since childhood and began working with teachers and mentors as an adult to learn how to channel it effectively. “Simply put, I read energy, whether it be in your home or business, your marriage or the relationship with your child,” she explains. “I look at what is going on under the surface, and internally, and provide answers and insights that can bring fast and profound results.” She offers 30 and 60-minute energy readings, and says she appreciates when clients come to a session with specific questions. “Readings tend to go a lot better when clients tell me what areas they need more guidance and information on,” Bienkowski says. “I can pick up on 10 things at the beginning of a session, and some of those are not of interest to the client. It’s best when we can get to the heart of the matter and really zero in on what it is they want to know.” Cost: 30-minute energy reading, $60; 60-minute reading, $120. For more information or to book online, visit ElementIntuitive.com or call 970-210-3508. See Resource Guide listing, page 29.

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Somatics Offers a Message of Hope


tefani VanDeest was a movement educator, professional hoop dancer and hoop and yoga instructor for years before becoming a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE) following a hit and run accident that happened while riding her bike in 2015. While she didn’t incur any broken bones, VanDeest’s body experienced a trauma reflex leading to sensory-motor amnesia or a loss of voluntary control. “All the muscles on the left side of my Stefani VanDeest body contracted upon impact, and my brain held that pattern as the new normal for many months,” she explains. Although VanDeest tried hard to recover after the injury, her regular movement practices were inaccessible due to pain coupled with a limited range of motion. “I saw massage therapists and chiropractors and was told I needed to be adjusted manually two times a week indefinitely,” she recalls. Unsatisfied with the recovery advice she received, VanDeest began doing her own research and found YouTube videos offering gentle somatic yoga by a certified Hanna Somatic educator. “After doing only one of the videos, my pain was gone. Plus, my legs were the same length for the first time since the accident,” she says. “The instructor explained that we were working with our brains to reset the resting length of the muscles using a technique called pandiculation, which is a voluntary shortening contraction, followed by a slow, controlled, lengthening release. This was a huge ah-ha moment— manual adjustments weren’t working because I was experiencing a neuromuscular pattern that had developed as the result of trauma.” Inspired by her own transformation, VanDeest is passionate about helping others through their health journeys as a certified Hanna Somatic Educator and owner of Solful Somatics in downtown Spokane. “Somatics is a message of hope. I truly believe it’s the missing link in healthcare,” she says. “I’ve worked with people that have tried every other treatment or modality and were desperate for answers. I’ve seen these same people recover from debilitating pain and limitations of movement and return to activities they never thought possible. I’m so happy to be here sharing this gift with my clients.”  Location: 20 W. Main St., Spokane. Session cost: $100 for a 90-minute session or $450 for a six-session package. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 509-9790117 or visit SolfulSomatics.com. See Resource Guide listing, page 30.

Holistic Chamber Meeting Highlights Principles for Business Growth


he Spokane Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) will hold its February meeting on February 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Local chapter member, Deborah Martinez, MD, is giving a presentation titled: Is Inaction Impeding Your Ability to Grow Your Business? “Do you have a bias toward taking action in your business?” asks Martinez. “Then this meeting is for you. I will be presenting on the principles that helped me get over my own inaction so that I could take the authentic action necessary to relaunch my business successfully.” Meetings are open to local businesses and services providers interested in networking, referral opportunities and joining the HCC. Meeting location: Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard. Cost: Free for HCC members; $10 for visitors. RSVP to 509-869-4361 (call or text). For more information or to apply for membership, visit HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane. See ad, page 11.


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First Holistic Chamber of Commerce Chapter Launches in Post Falls


n an effort to connect the holistic business community in Post Falls and surrounding region, Kelsey Sims, owner of TakeControlNaturally.com, recently launched the Post Falls Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC), which is the first chapter in the state. “Post Falls is an ideal location for a Holistic Chamber of Commerce,” shares Sims, who is the Post Falls Chapter President. “We have a vibrant holistic commuKelsey Sims nity of businesses right here in North Idaho, and the HCC is the perfect place for us to all come together, connect and share our important work with each other and our community.” The Post Falls Chapter will hold its next meeting on February 11 and will then meet regularly on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greensferry Landing Community Center. The Chamber is part of an international organization encompassing cities nationwide including Spokane, Seattle and Portland as well as multiple cities in Canada. The Chamber’s chief aim is to connect member practitioners using holistic techniques, modalities and healing specialties, as well as providers of organic, eco-friendly and socially responsible products and services with the public. “I am excited to be leading this newest chapter of the HCC in Idaho,” says Sims, “I encourage any holistic business, practitioner or service provider in the area to attend our next meeting and see what we’re all about!” Next meeting: Tuesday, February 11. Location: 2554 East Ferry Landing, Post Falls, ID. Cost: Free. RSVP to 208-9160160 (call or text). For more information, visit HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/ PostFalls.

Souls Center Offers Spiritually Based Support Community


ulia Hayes, owner of Souls Center in Kendall Yards, is happy to announce the addition of SatiSeva, a spiritually minded support community for people who have friends or family suffering with addiction. The community meets on the third Sunday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Souls Center. “SatiSeva is a spiritual sanctuary where participants are encouraged to explore the emotional, spiritual and physical tolls caused by bearing witness to addiction,” shares Hayes. “The word SatiSeva means ‘Mindful Service.’ It’s in this spirit that we commit to cultivating a mindful approach to first care and understand ourselves in order to better support and be of service to others.” The monthly 90-minute meeting includes meditation, spiritual teachings on topics associated with addiction, and personal sharing. This is a dāna-based offering. Location: 707 N. Cedar, Ste. 2, Spokane. Cost: By donation. For more information, or to see a full schedule of classes and events, visit SoulsCenter.com. See Resource Guide listing, page 30.



he team at Natural Awakenings would like to offer kudos to DeFelice Dentistry for receiving the distinct honor of being voted topDentist by their peers in the dental profession. “It’s such a treat to see DeFelice Dentistry being recognized for their excellence in dentistry,” affirms Amber McKenzie, publisher. “Congratulations to your entire staff from all of us here at Natural Awakenings. Keep up the great work!” According to usaTopDentists.com, “Because dentists must be voted in strictly by their peers, and virtually every dentist is given an opportunity to participate, and listings cannot be purchased, inclusion in topDentists is considered to be a distinct honor.” DeFelice Dentistry is located at 4703 N. Maple St. in Spokane. For more information, call 509-850-0918 DeFeliceDentistry. com. See ad, page 11.

New Beginnings Offered at Holistic Fair


he Mind, Body, Spirit Holistic Fair is holding its first 2020 event on February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center on Spokane’s South Hill. “Our theme for February’s fair is New Beginnings,” says fair organizer, Linda Christine. “We have brought together over 40 holistic and metaphysical vendors and nine dynamic educational presentations this year.” The mission of this twice-yearly fair is to facilitate healing awareness in the community and offer education and resources to help people live a more holistic and sustainable life. “Our goal is to bring health professionals and conscious businesses together in one location twice a year to expand awareness around natural approaches to health, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, art, the environment and more,” explains Christine.   “We have a wide variety of vendor offerings this year, including medical intuitive readings, botanicals, chakra balancing, artists, life coaching, BEMER, massage, chiropractic, reiki, nutritional products, blue rune readings, crystals, astrology readings, tarot, homeopathy, sound healing, jewelry and much more.”   Admission: Free. Location: 2900 S. Bernard St., Spokane. For more information, contact 509-496-8138 or email LindaChristine@ LindaChristineStudios.com. February 2020


The Metaphysics of Chiropractic in Practice by Pat Dougherty


n the October issue of Natural Awakenings, I wrote about the metaphysics of chiropractic, introducing the historical concepts of Innate and Universal Intelligence, subluxation, vibration and tone, and the triad of health. The abbreviated version is that Universal Intelligence expressed as Innate Intelligence is always present at 100 percent in all living Pat Dougherty, DC systems. Subluxations cause reduced expression of that intelligence causing a suboptimal vibration of a person’s energy field/tone. Lower levels of vibration are caused by physical, chemical and emotional (the triad of health) traumas.

All disease and symptoms are biologically predictable reactions to the body’s changing tone which is based on vibration. This article explains how those concepts apply in a metaphysical chiropractor’s practice. After analysis of a person’s issues and a physical exam, a metaphysical chiropractor might explore the tone of their vibration with muscle testing. Muscle testing is an exchange of energy that allows expression of subconscious knowledge. Information is gleaned this way on the structural tone of the skeleton, but also the tone of organs, glands, buried cellular stress, deficiencies, excesses, toxins and more. Data from muscle testing suggests pathways to increase vibrational tone, allowing Innate Intelligence expression. The art of chiropractic is use of procedures to follow pathways to restored and expanded innate healing wisdom. Chiropractic reduction of subluxation via adjustments is the key. There are times, however, when the roots of a subluxation are too deep to be removed by just an adjustment. Then other pathways revealed by muscle testing are important. For example, in my practice I use muscle release techniques, lasers, supplementation and more to affect deeper roots. I figure out what modalities and techniques to use the same way the pathways to the roots of a distorted vibrational tone are found—through muscle testing. Practically every step of the way, the body is asked what intervention it needs next. A person’s treatment is always individualized, sometimes complex and sometimes straightforward. But their subconscious is always involved in the decision-making process. All disease and symptoms are biologically predictable reactions to the body’s changing tone which is based on vibration. Chiropractic seeks to change tone and restore the body’s innate healing wisdom, not treat conditions. Pat Dougherty, DC, is a holistic chiropractor at Chiropractic Lifecenter, Inc., located at 2110 N. Washington St., Ste. 1, in Spokane. For more information, call 509-327-4373, email clcpcd@outlook. com or visit Spokane-Chiropractic.com. See ad, same page.


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by Julie Peterson

hen people think about heart health, what generally comes to mind is the fist-sized muscle that pumps and oxygenates the body’s lifeblood. However, the heart of the matter is not the pump itself, but the vascular system—the network of veins, arteries and capillaries that distributes blood to every cell in the body, delivering nutrients and eliminating waste. Each human adult harbors an astonishing 60,000 miles of blood vessels—enough to wrap around the planet twice. Keeping these hard-working vessels supple and open is the key not only to avoiding disease, but also to ensuring a long and healthy life. The alternative—arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries—can slowly and silently bring on cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can result in a heart attack, stroke, vision loss and cognitive decline. CVD is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing one in four Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2035, nearly half the population—45 percent—is predicted to have some form of the disease. “A hundred years ago, we were farming the back 40 with a team of horses, eating what we grew. Kids don’t get out and ride bikes; they’re playing video games and eating crap. There’s very little doubt how we got to this problem,” says John Osborne, M.D., director of cardiology at State of the Heart Cardiology, near Dallas.


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Yet, the nation’s number one killer, which can fester for decades without symptoms, is largely preventable and reversible. Only 15 percent of CVD is related to genetics; the rest is attributed to lifestyle, and the right choices can make all the difference. The key is to adopt heart-healthy habits before the body delivers a potentially fatal warning. “The initial presentation of heart disease can be an acute catastrophic event that results in death in half the men and two-thirds of the women. That’s not treatable,” warns Osborne.

Know the Risk Factors

The first step toward cardiovascular health is awareness. Important indicators of CVD risk include: 4 High blood pressure (over 140/90) 4 High cholesterol (over 240 mg/dL) 4 High triglycerides (over 200 mg/dL) 4 High blood glucose (over 140 mg/dL) 4 Obesity (BMI over 30) 4 Inflammation (hsCRP test above 2 ml/dL) 4 Physical inactivity (less than 30 minutes a day) 4 Smoking or vaping (any at all) 4 Chronic stress 4 Loneliness Any of these factors can increase the risk of CVD, but possessing a cluster of the first five comprises a condition called metabolic syndrome, which significantly increases the potential for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes—itself a significant risk factor that can damage blood vessels, as well as the organs they support. “While diabetes is the seventh-lead-


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ing cause of death in the United States, this figure belies the fact that most people with diabetes die of heart disease, kidney failure and other complications,” says Brenda Davis, RD, of Alberta, Canada, author of Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide. Metabolic syndrome, like CVD, has few obvious symptoms and is on the rise: Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. have it, according to the CDC. The one distinct marker for the condition is an accumulation of fat around the waistline, characterized by a measurement of over 35 inches for women and 40 for men.

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“When a disease is lifestyle-induced, the only thing that can reverse it is a dramatic change in diet and lifestyle,” says Davis. “We’ve seen over and over again that it works.”

■ Know the Numbers

CVD flies under the radar even though it’s increasingly common at younger ages. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a study in December 2019 stating that about one in four young adults in the U.S. have pre-diabetes, putting them at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes and CVD. Lisa McDowell, director of clinical nutrition and wellness at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and team dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings, works with elite athletes of all ages and notes that they more likely know their favorite player’s jersey number than their own health numbers. “Learn what your blood pressure is, know your body mass index, get your cholesterol levels and triglycerides and your [hemoglobin] A1C. Know these numbers early on and, if there’s a problem, fix it,” she advises. While simple blood tests help monitor indicators for CVD, more sophisticated tests can be even more revealing. In 2018, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA) jointly issued new guidelines for patients over age 50 to get a computerized tomography (CT) scan to determine their calcium score. The procedure checks for hardening of the arteries and predicts the risk of a 10-year

future cardiovascular event. “This identifies people who have preclinical atherosclerosis, regardless of risk factors,” says Osborne. “It also helps people modify behaviors, because they are faced with a diagnosis.” Yale R. Smith, a Melbourne, Florida, M.D., who specializes in metabolic and functional medicine, utilizes the U.S. Food & Drug Administration-approved protein unstable lesion signature (PULS) blood test. Recommended for patients in their 40s, it measures inflammatory biomarkers for the body’s immune system response to arterial injury and provides a chronological heart age and risk of a CVD event. “If you can show someone the future, it’s a wake-up call to make lifestyle changes to increase longevity,” Smith says.

■ Eat for Heart Health

Perhaps the single most important change that people can make is diet. “But a lot of people don’t want lifestyle medicine— they’d rather take a statin with their Big Mac,” says McDowell. Preventing or reversing CVD requires diligence, but it’s largely about eating real, whole food—and mostly plants. This means avoiding processed foods and consuming less salt, trans fats, saturated fat and cholesterol; and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. “There’s not an excess of blueberries in the American diet; there’s an excess of

relatively inexpensive, highly processed junk foods in large containers,” says McDowell. Overcoming the urge to grab fast and easy foods requires education. “Everyone needs to learn how to read a food label and avoid foods linked to vascular disease,” she adds. Vegans have healthier cholesterol levels in their blood compared to vegetarians, which in turn have better levels than meat-eaters. Study-verified diets that lower CVD indicators also include the Mediterranean diet, as well as two developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, which also addresses exercise and weight control. “I don’t believe that one diet fits everybody, but there’s a preponderance of evidence that the more plant compounds you get, the better off you are,” says McDowell.

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Leafy greens flush out excess sodium and magnesium, and reduce inflammation. Berries improve circulation by boosting nitric oxide, which expands blood vessels. Pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure and reduces plaque formation. Walnuts, peanuts and almonds lower LDL, the “bad cholesterol”.

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Oily fish, chia and flax seeds with omega-3 fatty acids lower triglycerides. Soy with anti-inflammatory isoflavones helps dilate blood vessels. “We could eat tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame, soy beans or even organic soy ‘veggie meats’ in place of red meat,” says Davis. Yogurt, kefir and other fermented probiotic dairy products help improve glycemic control, blood lipids, cholesterol and blood pressure. Supplements can be very helpful: Red yeast rice extract, much like a statin, significantly lowers total cholesterol and LDL. Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant, lowers blood pressure and combats the side effects of statins. Omega-3s in fish oil supplements reduce heart risk in healthy people and those already diagnosed with CVD risk. Nicotinamide riboside improves blood pressure and arterial health in those with mild hypertension. Garlic, fresh or in capsules, can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

■ Move It

Sitting all day and then briefly exercising doesn’t provide the same benefit as moving periodically throughout the day. Take more frequent breaks from sitting, get up to move around for a couple of minutes every 30 minutes. Exercise strengthens the endothelium, the innermost of an artery’s three layers, and produces nitric oxide, which helps keep arteries open and healthy. Getting the blood moving lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases oxygen and nutrients to the body. Exercising outdoors provides additional benefits. Research from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that exposure to green spaces helped prevent metabolic syndrome.

■ Stress Less, Socialize More

Spending even 20 minutes outdoors in nature can do wonders for high blood pressure and cortisol levels, studies show. Walking or talking with a friend deepens social engagement, a key factor in

lowering CVD risk: “Having the right tribe is crucial,” says McDowell. “If you’re with people who support you and make you laugh, you feel less stress.” Walking a dog outdoors gets three cardiovascular pluses—exercise, nature and sociability, as dogs tend to be tail-wagging ice-breakers. Further, merely stroking a pet lowers blood pressure. Apps like Headspace and Insight Timer make it easy to do meditation, which studies suggest may reduce overall CVD risk.

■ Don’t Smoke

Not starting to smoke or vape at all is ideal for cardiovascular health, but quitting allows the body to begin to heal, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease after one year by 50 percent, reports the AHA; 14 years later, the risk is the same as a non-smoker’s. “It’s not intuitively easy to make healthy decisions,” says McDowell. “We have to learn how to make good choices.” Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin. Connect at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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ince the 1900’s, heart attacks and strokes have been the leading cause of death and disability. The only exception to this was in 1918 when influenza took that top honor. In the U.S., someone is having a heart attack or stroke every 40 seconds. What is driving this inflammation in our heart and blood vessels? We all know that cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity and smoking can affect our heart health. Research examining other co-factors also clearly shows that the leading cause of arterial inflammation is infections in the mouth. These infections can come from around the teeth and in the gum sockets (periodontal) or from within infected teeth (endodontic). Many studies done during the past decade have evolved from showing an association between dental disease and heart disease into studies which proved that inflammation and oral bacteria cause arterial vascular disease. Most people believe that the germs in our mouths stay in our mouths; however, that’s not true. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the body’s circulatory system directly and wreak havoc. In fact, oral bacteria are found in the blood clots of 78 percent of acute heart attack patients. Our bodies have over 30,000 miles of blood vessels—that’s equivalent to five tennis courts of surface area. If gram-negative bacteria from our mouths aren’t treated, they won’t stop replicating and breaking down the cell walls in our blood vessels, allowing toxins to race in. These bacteria can alter the genetics of smooth muscle which traps more plaque in our arteries.

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Healthy Oral Hygiene Tips

As with most diseases, prevention is the name of the game. Dental care and dental health are major elements in preventing heart attacks. The following tips can help: Good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day—once in the morning and once before going to bed. Floss your teeth at least once a day. A diligent home care program along with a personalized treatment plan from your dentist and dental hygienist are key to preventing dental disease. Regular dental visits: See your dentist and dental hygienist every six months. If you have risk factors for periodontal disease such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, or an autoimmune disease, you likely need treatment and monitoring every three months. Low Dose Cone Beam 3D x-ray evaluation: Get checked for hidden sources of infection at the tips of the teeth. Airway Evaluation: Your dentist is key in identifying and treating obstructive sleep apnea or airway disorders. Research is showing a strong correlation between airway disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Focus on nutrition. Aim to build resilience of your teeth and gums from the inside out. Specific dental nutraceutical formulations are designed to support the immune system and to promote normal gum and bone health. Often, dramatic improvements are achieved by synergistically balancing the correct ratio of vitamin C, D, E, Co Q10, calcium, magnesium, trace minerals and other high-quality ingredients with superior bioavailability (the body’s ability to absorb nutrients). Consider topical ozone therapy. Ozone gas applied directly into the sockets around the teeth is a potent healer and antiinflammatory. February 2020


HEALING JOINTS FROM WITHIN The Promise of Regenerative Medicine by Marlaina Donato


omeday, medical science will allow us to infuse damaged or aging organs with new cells, or to manufacture made-to-order organs on a 3-D printer. These emerging techniques to revitalize worn-out body parts are on the drawing board in the field of regenerative medicine.

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A type of regenerative medicine innovated by osteopathic physician Earl Gedney in the 1930s, prolotherapy induces lowgrade, temporary inflammation with the intention of triggering connective tissue cells called fibroblasts in and around the injection site. “If you cut your arm or twist your ankle, various immune cells rush to the area to begin the repair process. This is a very basic comparison of what prolotherapy does with injections directed to specific anatomical points,” says Ross A. Hauser, M.D., founder of Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, in Fort Myers, Florida, and Chicago. “Prolotherapy is used to treat


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osteoarthritis because it helps correct the underlying reason why it has occurred, which is joint instability. The body overgrows bone as a long-term response in an effort to stabilize an unstable joint,” Hauser says. Naturopathic physician Brent Cameron, of Aurora Natural Medicine, in Gilbert, Arizona, suggests individualized treatment plans for best results. “My recommendations are very patientspecific, which is an important piece in prolotherapy.” Cameron says his patients are likely to start seeing relief in the first week. “In many instances, they experience complete relief and mobility after a series of treatments.” While Cameron attests to the efficacy of dextrose prolotherapy, he is cautious with recommending it for people with systemic inflammatory conditions. “Someone with a history of joint-related autoimmune response tends to mount stronger inflammatory responses. Other forms of regenerative medicine can be helpful for rheumatoid arthritis [RA], but not in the inflammation-mediated way, like prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.” One option, according to the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, in Boca Raton, Florida, might be very small embryoniclike stem cells (VSELS), an emerging form of regenerative stem cell therapy. These have shown promise in dealing with RA and other autoimmune diseases. Meanwhile, the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is ramping up its research into approaches that stimulate the body to repair itself, with numerous ongoing clinical trials utilizing different injection therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

The Power of Platelets

PRP injections are similar to prolotherapy, using platelets from the patient’s body instead of dextrose. “As blood flows through an injury site, the inflammatory chemicals trigger the platelets to release growth factors, which causes the torn fibers of the damaged structures to heal,” says Fort Worth osteopath Gerald Harris, of Texas Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy. PRP is sometimes used in conjunction with stem cell therapy, which is typically applied in cases in which something needs to be replaced, to help fill in gaps in ligaments or tendons, Harris says. PRP injections have proven to be effective in easing chronic low back pain from damaged vertebral discs. An overview of research published in the Journal of Spine Surgery in 2018 found it to be safe, effective and feasible, with promising potential for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Harris says that people that wish to avoid surgery or cortisone injections can benefit from PRP, which can also be applied topically to treat non-healing wounds like bedsores and diabetic ulcers. Harris subscribes to the power of persistence. “Don’t give up. With proper treatment there is a strong likelihood that you can live a happy, healthy life free from chronic pain.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com. February 2020


CHOOSING LOVE How to Cope With Fearful Times by Scarlett Lewis


t’s hard to make sense of some of the troubling things we see on TV and read about in the news. Our kids ask us, “Why are these things happening?” It’s an important question and it all comes down to two competing feelings: fear versus love. When we see disturbing images such as school shootings or political opponents attacking one another, it cultivates anxiety, which is epidemic in our society. When left untreated, it can lead to negative outcomes including substance abuse, depression, suicide and violence. Often, we look to those in perceived power to solve these issues. Perhaps what we

haven’t considered is that these are not political issues; rather, they are issues of the heart and only we can solve them. So we continue to see pain and suffering played out before us. We feel powerless and this feeds our unease. Our personal safety is a priority and external safety measures sometimes fail. If we don’t feel safe, nothing else matters. There is a solution. The opposite of anxiety and fear is love. When we examine the trajectory of most societal ills, there is often an arc of loneliness, depression, isolation and often abuse. From a young age, we can learn to

choose love as a thoughtful response to any situation. When we do this, we take back our personal power. We become part of the solution to the issues we see, and science tells us that others will do the same. There is a formula for choosing love. It starts with courage. My son Jesse was a 6-year-old boy who stood up to the shooter that came into his first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School and saved nine of his classmates’ lives before losing his own. We all have that courage within us: the courage to be kind, to speak our truth, to do the right thing. We can only have one thought at a time, so we can shift our thinking by replacing a negative thought with a grateful one. Forgiving helps us to take back our personal power and is a gift we give ourselves. It is the foundation of healthy relationships that lead to greater happiness and connection in our lives. Compassion in action helps us step outside our own busyness, distraction and even pain to help others. When we do this, we’re choosing love and helping to create a safer, more peaceful and loving world. When we model the practice of these character values as a thoughtful response for our children, they grow up to do the same. Scarlett Lewis is the founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure every child has access to social and emotional education and support. Connect with her at Info@JesseLewisChooseLove.org.

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Linda Carroll on Skills That Make Love Last by Kajsa Nickels


sychotherapist Linda Carroll was drawn into the dynamics of couples’ counseling three decades ago when she saw how in her own marriage, petty disagreements could turn into fullblown arguments with the potential for deep wounds. She and her husband Tim worked on their issues by attending workshops across the country, including Imago therapy and PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), which were so effective that she developed a curriculum called Love Skills by combining those tools, her experience as a married person and counselor, personal training from consciousness pioneers and resources from ancient mythology and spiritual/

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religious traditions. She has cotaught the course with her husband for more than 25 years. Her first book, Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Everlasting Love, has been translated into several languages and details stages in romantic relationships. Her new book, Love Skills: The Key to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love, is a guide to developing a relationship toolkit.

What is the Love Cycles model? It is based on the fact that feelings of love are seasonal. Like the seasons of the year, they are a natural progression of a relationship. If you understand the seasons, you can pass through them. All

Each stage has its own unique challenges. For example, the first stage, the Merge, has a magic to it due to the chemical cocktail that floods your body when in the presence of your significant other. But this stage can be treacherous in that you can mistake your feelings for evidence that this is the “right” person for you. In the Power Struggle stage, feelings will have worn off and power struggles will start to show up. The third stage is Disillusionment. Differences between both of you really start to show up at this time. The fourth stage is the Decision stage. At this point, many couples find themselves wanting out. The key to making it through this stage is to remember that this, too, shall pass and to commit to working it out. It’s important to realize that life is not about getting an A+ at all times. Sometimes, we need to accept that a C- is okay; and if you do need to leave a relationship, it is possible to do it in a wholehearted way at best—at the least, to minimize damage. The fifth stage I call Wholehearted Love, a stage reached only through mindfulness and unconditional love. Because love has changing seasons, a couple will not stop at the fifth stage forever, but getting back to this state will become easier and easier as time goes on.

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What was your impetus for writing Love Skills?

I have been teaching the program for 25 years and drew from my almost 40 years as a couples therapist, many trainings all over the country and own life experiences in my relationship with my husband to compile the program. Most couples lack the skills to manage the troubles of life. There is a skill to every aspect of a relationship, especially in communication: listening, speaking, knowing when to speak and when to be silent.

Who is most likely to benefit?

The relationship you have with yourself is a core part of the Love Cycles model. If you do not have a good relationship with yourself, you cannot have a solid and meaningful relationship with another person. This is a couples’ book, although it can also be gone through by a single person if the partner is not interested in it. What I tell people is that you can only work on your part. If the other person doesn’t want to buy in or isn’t wholeheartedly on board—or at least partially willing—there is nothing that you can do about it. You need to be able to be okay and confident in yourself. You cannot change another person, but you can always change yourself.

What is one of the most important pieces of advice you have for couples?

I hope that couples come to realize that feelings of love are like clouds, always changing. A good relationship requires a skill set, which we practice whatever the feelings are. We are not born knowing how to love skillfully, but this skill set can be learned by anyone and will make you able to listen better and appreciate each other more. Kajsa Nickels is a freelance author who resides in northeastern Pennsylvania. Connect at FidelEterna45@gmail.com.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 The Q Process Workshop – 8:45am-3:30pm. The Q Process is based on brain science, adult development theory, Jungian psychology, quantum science and profound spiritual wisdom. Join Amber McKenzie and Dr. Jane Simmons to learn the tools necessary to befriend your shadow and unlock the wisdom of your heart! $100. Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S Bernard, Spokane. Info: 509-869-4361. Register: ShadowAwakenings.com. Everyday Wellness with Essential Oils – Make & Take – 12-2pm. Join Nicole from Exhale | Intuitive Wellness for this fun oil workshop! Create three of your own blends to take home. $25. Space is limited. Register: Nicole@ExhaleSpokane.com or 509-999-6333. ExhaleSpokane.com.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) Post Falls Chapter Meeting – 6-7:30pm. Join Chapter President, Kelsey Sims, for networking and connection as she works with the holistic community to launch the first HCC chapter in the state of Idaho. Free. 2544 E Ferry Landing, Post Falls, ID. RSVP: 208-916-0160. HolisticChamberOfCommerce. com/PostFalls.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Teacher Certificate Training – Feb15-17. 9am-6pm. The Holy Fire energy is highly transformative and very powerful. Must have Reiki I and II certification for six months. Tuition: $1025. A Spiritual Touch, 923 E Sherman Ave, Coeur d’ Alene. Register: 208-6918865. Facebook.com/HealingCenterOfLove. Partner Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Soundbath and Chocolate Experience – 3-5pm. Looking for decadent Valentine’s Day plans with or without a partner? Join us at the Lotus and bathe your energy body in healing soundwaves, chocolate, meditation and more. $65/couple; $35/individual. 225 E Sprague. Register: TheLotusSpokane.com.

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Sponsored by the Spokane Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC). This community event welcomes three dynamic HCC speakers presenting on holistic approaches to heart health. Raffle prizes, HCC informational booths and hands-on services available. $5. 2020 E 29th Ave, Spokane, lower conf room. RSVP: 509-869-4361 HolsticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane Mind, Body, Spirit Holistic Fair – 10am-5pm. Join for a variety of vendor offerings, including intuitive readings, massage, chiropractic, reiki, holistic products, crystals, astrology readings, tarot and more. Free. 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane. Info: 509-496-8138. Psychic Self Care – Chakra Awareness Course – Feb 22-23. 10am-5pm. Two-day workshop to learn more about Energy Anatomy and Medical Intuitive skills based on Berkeley Psychic Institute practices. Explore herbs, crystals and foods to balance your chakras. $350. Temple of Light Academy, Moscow, ID. Register: 208-883-9933. SpiritHerbs.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 New Moon Circle with the Healing Home – 6:30-8pm. Come home to yourself through energy healing, movement and meditation at the Lotus Spokane. $15. 225 E Sprague. Register: HealingHomeSpokane.com. Wireless and 5G Educational Forum – 4-6pm. Sponsored by Spokane Wired, this event highlights the impacts of 5G technology and current safety standards. Free. Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane. Info: JennCrews83@gmail.com.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21 Shamanic Practices Introduction – Spiritual Purification with the Elements – 10am-5pm. Learn and experience simple ways to celebrate life with the natural elements of air, earth, water and fire. Practice clearing aura and chakras with drumming and find your own rhythm. $350. Temple of Light Academy, Moscow, ID. Register: 208-883-9933. SpiritHerbs.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 Animal Reiki I & II Practitioner Certificate Training in Hawaii – Mar 22-26. Imagine receiving your reiki attunements on the Big Island of Hawaii. Includes swimming with wild dolphins, lava pools, wild turtles and more. $1755. Mention Natural Awakenings for a trip discount. Register: 208-8839933. DolphinLightAdventures.com.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29 Reiki Master Certificate Training in Hawaii – Mar 29-Apr 2. Nature immersion with the flora and fauna on the Big Island of Hawaii. $1755. Mention Natural Awakenings for a trip discount. Register: 208-883-9933. DolphinLightAdventures.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Dolphin Light Adventures Parent-Daughter Retreat in Hawaii – Apr 5-9. Allow the dolphins and natural elements of the Big Island of Hawaii to support the natural shift in the parent-child relationship dynamics as the daughter moves into womanhood. $1555. Mention Natural Awakenings for a trip discount. Register: 208-883-9933. DolphinLightAdventures.com.

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SATURDAY, MAY 16 Traditional Drum and Rattle Workshop with Nona Lowe – May 16, 10am-4pm; May 30, 10am3pm. Join Nona for this two-part workshop as she teaches participants how to make their own rawhide drum and rattle in accordance with traditional teachings. $250. Register: LifeSpringAwakening@gmail. com. LifeSpringAwakening.com.

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ongoing events

Church of Truth Service – 11am. We believe all people are filled with the Spirit of God, and our church helps people search for that connection within. 523 E Garden, CdA. IdahoChurchOfTruth.com.

sunday Unity Center of North Spokane Group Service – 8:45am & 11am. A contemplative meditation service at 8:45am and a more social celebration service at 11am. Youth services at 11am. 4123 E Lincoln Rd, Spokane. 509-489-6964. TheUnityCenter.org. Unity Spiritual Center Group Service – 9am & 11am. Join for joy-filled music that opens the heart; a time of stillness to quiet the mind and body, and dynamic messages that both uplift and challenge us to make our lives and our world better. Childcare available. 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane. UnitySpokane.org. Tsinta Mani Choling Buddhist Meditation and Cultural Center – 9-11am. Meditation, teachings and study lead by Lama Lakshey Zangpo. 2311 N Monroe, Spokane. 509-499-9829. TsintaMani.org. Unitarian Universalist Church – 9:15am & 11am. We have no dogma or creed and we are each free to seek inspiration from many sources. 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane. 509-325-6383. UUSpokane.org. Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho Group Service – 10am. Our Sunday services are a celebration of living with spirit. 4465 N 15th St, CdA, ID. 208-664-1125. UnityCenter.org. Spokane Buddhist Temple – 10:30am. Our main temple hall is called a Hondo where we gather for services. 927 S Perry St, Spokane. 509-534-7954. SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org.


Recovery Dharma Meeting – 6-7pm. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – 5:306:30pm. 12-step meeting. Free. Alanon Club, West 1700 7th Ave, Spokane.

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Recovery Dharma Meeting – 6-7pm. A Buddhistinspired approach to recovery from addition of all kinds. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane. Gathering of Like-Minded Souls Spiritual Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. 3rd Mon. Join to hold space and raise consciousness within by sharing your gifts and stories. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208-691-8865. Reiki Share – 6:30-8pm. 4th Mon. Come and relax as Holy Fire Reiki surrounds you in love. For everyone interested or practicing reiki. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208-691-8865. Open Mic Night at Calypsos Coffee Roasters – 6-8:30pm. Calypsos legendary Monday night open mic. Signups at 5:30, the fun starts at 6! Music, poetry, comedy, whatever. Come on down! 116 E Lakeside Ave, CdA, ID. CalypsosCoffee.com.

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2nd Tues. 6-7:30pm. Join local holistic practitioners and service providers for networking, meaningful connections and business building tools and guidance. $10/ visitors; Free/members. 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane RSVP: 509-869-4361 HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane Third Circle Wannabes – 6:30-7:30pm. 1st and 3rd Tues. This group is for the spiritual seeker willing to venture deeper and travel further along the spiritual path leading to Source. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/ text 208-691-8865. Holy Fire Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls – 6:30-8pm. 2nd Tues. Contact for details. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Call/text 208-691-8865.

Bring Balance Back to Your Life Smart Therapy offers natural, holistic therapies to balance your mind, body and spirit, including: Mental Health Counseling Chiropractic Care Massage Therapy Nutritional Supplements

For more information or to schedule, visit SmartTherapyGroup.net or call 509-466-0226 Smart Therapy “Spokane’s natural, holistic therapy option.” 9708 N Nevada St, # 205, Spokane, WA We accept most major insurance plans and offer flexible payment options

Oracle Vibrationz – 6:30-8pm. 4th Tues. Are you a card reader or interested in reading oracle cards? This is your place to have fun with the Oracle. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Call/text 208-691-8865. Casting Shadows – 7:30-9pm. 2nd & 3rd Tues. Exclusively designed for women, this unique candlelight gathering allows women the opportunity to go inward and allow darker aspects of the mind to spend time in the light. Threemonth commitment (one Tuesday per month). $75. Register: SoulsCenter.com.

wednesday Women’s Soul Circle – 9:30-11:30pm. Honoring the sacred feminine together in community. Grab a cup of coffee and join for the theme of the month. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com. Recovery Dharma Meeting – 1-2pm. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane. Wellness Wednesdays – 7-8pm. 2nd and 4th Wed. Join Infused Plant Based Wellness for their monthly education classes covering a variety of important health topics. Classes include a hot herbal tea and Infused Knowledge info card and coupon. $12. 413 W Hastings Rd, Spokane. Sign up and pay online: Infused-Wellness.com.



Inspired Dreamers Coffee Club – 10-11am. 2nd Thurs. A new community of inspired people! Join us for coffee or tea as we discuss dream fulfilment while encouraging and mentoring one another. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Free. Call/text 208-691-8865.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – 10-11am. 12-step meeting. Free. Alanon Club, West 1700 7th Ave, Spokane.

Recovery Dharma Meeting – 10:30-11:30am. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook. com/RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane.


friday HeartMind Meditations – 10-11am. What the mind knows. What the heart resists knowing. HeartMind meditations are designed to bring the mind and heart into more balance and harmony. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com. Recovery Dharma Meeting – 11:30am-12:30pm. See Monday listing. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane.

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Reiki Share – 6:30-8:30pm. 2nd Fri. See Monday description. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208-691-8865.

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Peony Acupuncture & Apothecary 302 N 5th St, Coeur d’Alene 208-292-4829 PeonyAcupuncture.com

Rivercreek Wellness 521 N Argonne Rd, Ste B105 Spokane Valley • 509-919-1385 RivercreekWellness.com

Find health, balance, and inner vibrancy through a range of holistic treatments including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Moxa, cupping, essential oil therapy, guasha and other modalities. Takashina is passionate about women’s health and holistic internal medicine including pain management, digestive health, and natural hormone regulation.

Dr. Julie George helps patients restore their health by utilizing naturopathic and environmental medicine protocols. She provides advanced testing, detoxification, supplementation, nutritional/ botanical treatments, and lifestyle education. See ad, page 21.


ADVANCED CLINICAL SKIN CARE 2020 E 29th Ave, Ste 215 Spokane • 509-951-0506 EuropeanDivaStudio.com European Diva Studio promotes youthful, healthy skin by using the latest in antiaging products and technologies, coupled with natural and noninvasive solutions. Internationally-trained, Master Aesthetician and Certified Aesthetic Consultant provides clients with high-quality, cutting-edge treatments and education on how to attain, preserve and maintain healthy skin on a daily basis.


Priest River, ID • 208-448-2093 Govinda@AstrologyWithGovinda.com AstrologyWithGovinda.com Govinda has more than 45 years’ experience as a professional spiritual astrologer and counselor. He is known internationally for his intuitive and compassionate guidance and remarkable accuracy. He offers a variety of astrological services to meet your specific needs. Available for in-person and phone appointments.


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BARTER & TRADE COMMUNITY PRIME TRADE NORTHWEST 1869 E Seltice Way, Ste 374 Post Falls • 208-699-9692 Arthur.Shaw@ITEX.net PrimeTradeNW.com

The goal at Prime Trade Northwest is to promote you and your business. Their team works hard to connect you with other members in need of your products and services. They also help find ways to offset your cash costs with other members in the ITEX community. See ad, page 17.


9708 N Nevada St, Ste 205 Spokane • 509-466-0226 SmartTherapyGroup.net Smart Therapy specializes in natural approaches to treat mental health issues, which may include a combination of talk therapy, nutritional supplements, diet, exercise and more. Their licensed therapists have a wide range of specialties and experience. Most major insurance plans accepted. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 24.



Dawn-Marie Hancock 9297 Government Way, Ste D Hayden, ID • 208-389-8234 HealingHeartsTogether.com

Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Drainage are gentle specialized full body tissue treatments that create positive healing by restoring pain free function and enhanced immune system. With 30 years of experience, your treatment is individualized for your body and wellness goals. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.


9619 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley • 509-413-2796 LocalsCannaHouse.com Featuring the highest quality CBD oils, capsules, tinctures and bath salts to help with inflammation, sore muscles, sleep, pain relief, relaxation and more. Allow the friendly Local’s staff to assist in finding the CBD products that are right for you! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 19.

CBD PRODUCTS (TERPENE-RICH) BLUEGRASS HEMP OIL (BHO) 101 N Argonne Rd, Ste G Spokane Valley • 509-590-8196 BluegrassHempOil.com

BHO started producing premium CBD products in 2014 as a result of their son’s health needs. They are dedicated to cultivating and producing superior quality, lab-certified, full-spectrum CBD for their family and yours. Make an appointment for a free consulation today! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 17.

NORTH SPOKANE HEMP CO. 9323 N Division St Spokane • 509-919-3759 NorthSpokaneCBD.com

North Spokane Hemp Co. offers organic, botanically-infused, terpene-rich CBD tincture blends that have been known to help with many physical, mental and emotional issues. Your favorite strains but without the THC. Visit us today! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 16.

CBD TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF & TINCTURES NAKED SCIENCE TOPICALS Timothy Hedrick Spokane • 509-362-6914 NakedScienceCBD.com

Naked Science Topicals creates CBD-infused skin care products and tinctures utilizing the highestquality natural ingredients and testing. Their products have been developed to help enhance the lives of those looking for a safe and healthy alternative to conventional over-the-counter prescription medications and steroid creams. Call for more information!

CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTIC THERAPEUTICS & MASSAGE 1104 N 4th St, Ste B CdA • 208-292-4873 cdaChirotx.com

N o r t h I d a h o ’s premier integrated chiropractic and massage clinic working as a team to create a patient-centered treatment program specifically for you. Chiropractic, functional movement rehabilitiation, therapeutic massage, deep tissue laser therapy and more! Preferred provider for most insurance companies. See ad, page 3.


2310 N Molter Rd, Ste 108 Liberty Lake • 509-924-4443 Info@IntelligentBalance.com IntelligentBalance.com Not all forms of chiropractic care are the same. Intelligent Balance treats patients using upper cervical chiropractic care by performing the QSM3 technique, which focuses on body balancing. They also specialize in a progression of the NUCCA chiropractic technique that achieves measurable results in a comfortable setting. Schedule a free consultation today. See ad, page 21.


CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE EMILY FARISH ACUPUNCTURE 400 S Jefferson, Ste 203 Spokane • 509-217-9262 Info@EmilyFarishAcupuncture.com EmilyFarishAcupuncture.com

Chinese herbal medicine can help you achieve optimal health by providing solutions to feeling better, rather than chasing or masking symptoms. Receive customized herbal formulas to address the root causes of your most troubling health concerns.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY DEBORAH A. MARTINEZ, MD, LLC 2020 E 29th Ave, Ste 225 Spokane • 509-724-3946 DrDebbie@CredibleComplementary Therapy.com CredibleComplementaryTherapy.com

Offering complementary therapy consultations, therapeutics and referrals - Created for individuals who want to take responsibility for their health and wellness using complementary therapy backed by science. Personalized program for health and wellness concerns and goals. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 24.


508 W 6th Ave, Spokane 509-455-9345 • 1-844-250-9007 SixthAvenuePharmacy.com A full-service medical pharmacy, providing custom compounded medications and traditional retail prescriptions. They use the finest, high quality ingredients to make each specially compounded medication, including bio-identical hormones, veterinary, dental, sports medicine, dermatology, chronic pain and more. See ad, page 25.


Healing Waters Center 101 N Evergreen Rd Spokane Valley • 509-879-3264 SusansEnergy@aol.com HealingWatersCenter.com Are you ready to experience more joy and purpose? Through energy balancing and healing, Susan hleps restore the balance and flow of energy in the body, release physical and emotional blocks, and activate the body’s natural ability to heal. Call for a free consultation.


J and Pancho Edler Coeur d’Alene, ID • 208-777-5367 PureOilOrder.com

J and Pancho Edler dealt with health issues for years and found a natural solution in 2014 when they were introduced to dōTERRA essential oils. The couple discovered long-lasting relief without side effects and now want to empower you! Call for a free wellness consultation Letor us help you with your to inquire about educational classes. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.

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Wayne Lindell, DC 9708 N Nevada St, Ste 205 Spokane • 509-466-0226 SmartTherapyGroup.net

Jennifer Burrows 319 W Hastings, Ste A112 Spokane • 509-242-0856 SpokaneBiofeedback.com

Dr. Wayne Lindell is an experienced chiropractor with more than 25 years’ serving the Inland Northwest. His specialties include accident and injury recovery, pain relief, sports performance, pre-natal, weight-loss management and overall wellness. Most major insurance plans accepted. Book online or call for an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 24.

Jennifer Burrows offers holistic stress reduction support that takes into account the whole person – mind, body, spirit. Learn how Emotion Code, HeartMath, integrative nutrition coaching and quantum biofeedback can transform your life. Call for a complimentary 30-minute wellness consultation. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 13.


Amy Maus Health Coach, Master Herbalist and Farmer FunctionalFamilyNutrition@gmail.com FunctionalFamilyNutrition.com

Specializing in helping people with chronic illness, including digestion issues, hormone imbalances, skin problems, autoimmunity, detox and more using dietary and lifestyle changes and targeted supplements. Amy’s virtual office enables her to work with your schedule. She helps families thrive!

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Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy 508 W 6th Ave, Spokane 509-455-9345 • 1-844-250-9007 SixthAvenuePharmacy.com

Katie Nelson specializes in nutrition counseling for optimal health, weight loss, sports performance, food allergies/sensitivities, ketogenic diets, anti-inflammatory diets and microbiome repair. She offers nutrient evaluations and supplement counseling and is available for speaking engagements and special events. See ad, page 25.


2838 N Ruby Spokane • 509-255-0505 SaltRoomOfSpokane.com

Dry saline aerosol or Halotherapy provides a gentle respiratory cleanse. Beneficial for relieving lung conditions like bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis and lingering cough. Helpful in treating skin problems like eczema and acne. If you are seeking non-invasive, relaxing, natural treatment consider Halotherapy. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.


Low Carb Health & Wellness Nurse 509-954-4244 AmyLove@CustomizedHealthAnd Wellness.com CustomizedHealthAndWellness.com Amy is a health and wellness nurse who educates and empowers clients seeking long-term solutions to their struggles with food, weight, and chronic metabolic illness. She helps clients reclaim their health using a low carb intermittent fasting approach. Contact today!

INFUSED PLANT BASED WELLNESS 413 W Hastings Rd Spokane • 509-863-9027 Infused-Wellness.com

Infused Wellness believes your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. They are a multifaceted health and wellness boutique offering organic herbs, teas, health products, support and education to help customers achieve optimal health. Visit website for upcoming classes! See ad, page 9.


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HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTIC LIFECENTER, INC. Dr. Patrick Dougherty 2110 N Washington St, Ste 1 Spokane • 509-327-4373 Spokane-Chiropractic.com

Chiropractors heal nothing. They align you with your innate healing abilities. Dr. Patrick Dougherty utilizes muscle testing to interpret your needs for adjustments, nutrition and more. Suffering from aches, pains, fatigue, brain fog, more? Dr. Pat can help! New patient special available. See ad, page 10.


Heidi Christina Hampe 88 Kirpals Way, Sagle, ID 208-610-4964 Anthrodynamic.com

Ready to retreat into a forest sanctuary and be cared for while you rejuvenate? This is the place to unwind and reset. Private lake, trails, hot tub, sauna, detox baths, CHT (open system), BioMat, classes, organic food and bodywork.

HYPNOTHERAPY JAMES BARFOOT, CHT Intentional Hypnosis 827 W 1st Ave, Ste 203 Spokane • 509-230-5035 IntentionalHypnosis.com

James Barfoot’s goal is to help you on your journey to a more productive and vital life. He uses personal hypnosis sessions and powerful personal coaching to permanently change undesired habits and behaviors on a conscious and subconscious level.

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC DENTISTRY DEFELICE DENTISTRY Dr. Louise DeFelice 4703 N Maple St Spokane • 509-850-0918 DeFeliceDentistry.com

At DeFelice Dentistry, the mission is to provide state-of-the-art conventional and holistic dental care in a warm and friendly environment. Their team is committed to safety and integrity in dentistry and to honoring the importance of every person they have the privilege to serve. See ad, page 11.



Chris Angell Chris@MyGroundswell.com GroundswellMethod.com

Without a marketing method that feels aligned to who you are, you’re stuck with the unpredictable nature of word-of-mouth and referral business. There is a better way to grow your business and Important Work in the world. Learn more at GroundswellMethod.com. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 19.


9708 N Nevada St, Ste 205 Spokane • 509-466-0226 SmartTherapyGroup.net Massage can alleviate pain, increase flexibility, improve immune function, decrease depression and anxiety, improve health and more. Their professional therapists have a wide range of specialties and experience. Most major insurance plans accepted. Book online or call for an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 24.

MINERAL THERAPY WONDERS OF THE WORLD Located in the Flour Mill 621 W Mallon Ave Spokane • 509-325-2867 WondersOfTheWorldInc.com

Ruby in Zoecite is a mineral that is said to help one focus on important health issues. It symbolizes doing what is needed to strengthen the heart. Visit Wonders of the World’s to check out their amazing selection of minerals, crystals and stones. See ad and coupon, page 14.


Amanda Drake Spokane, WA • 509-671-5775 (call/text) InlandNWGreenClean@Outlook.com Facebook.com/InlandNWGreenClean Bring clarity to your space! Busy? Want to create extra time for yourself? Let us help! Specializing in detail cleaning while using natural products to keep your environment free and clear of harsh toxins. Discounts for weekly clients.


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Amber McKenzie • 509-869-4361 Spokane@HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane The Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is an international trade organization for holistically-minded professionals, business owners, and resource providers. They are member-focused through their ever-expanding national online presence and network of local chapters. The Spokane Chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Join today! See ad, page 11.


Kristen Fuller 112 N Bowdish Rd Spokane Valley • 509-926-5392 KSalonOrganic.com

K Salon uses 100% pure, certified organic hair color, with no gluten, heavy metals or ammonia. Kristen Fuller is a licensed skin and hair expert, a wholistic body rejuvenist, and certified aroma-therapist who cares about each client’s health and wellness. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.

ORGANIC SKINCARE & MEDICAL AESTHETICS EMILY ELIZABETH SKINCARE STUDIO 30 E Sprague Ave, Ste C Spokane  • 509-475-3284 EmilyElizabethSkincare.com

Emily Elizabeth is a Medically Trained Master Aesthetician with more than 16 years experience in the spa industry. Her natural approach to skincare is complemented by high quality medical-grade and organic skincare products. Treat your skin to a luxury facial and book online today! See ad, page 25.


Rivercreek Wellness 521 N Argonne Rd, Ste B105 Spokane Valley • 509-919-1385 RivercreekWellness.com Are you having knee pain but fear surgery? Proliferative therapy is a non-surgical treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Joint pain, arthritis, sprains, strains, overuse injury, degeneration and/or inability to heal after surgery. Contact us to learn more. See ad, page 21.


Melinda Bienkowski Inland Northwest • 970-210-3508 MelindaBienkowski@gmail.com ElementIntuitive.com Melinda offers highly intuitive psychic energy readings and reiki. She provides a deeper perspective into each client’s life to help guide them in relationships, career, life purpose, relocation decisions, financial issues, spiritual gifts and more. Her services are offered by phone and remotely.


Cindy Gardner Nine Mile Falls, WA 509-468-9001 HolisticFestivals.com

Cindy Gardner is a gifted psychic known for her compassionate accurate readings, covering such topics as: love, career, pets, dreams, past lives, life goals and angels. Her helpful guidance and coaching empower people in making decisions and understanding their life situations.


RE/MAX Inland Empire 1311 N Washington St, Ste A Spokane • 509-499-0027 ShaneONeillSells@comcast.net

Shane O’Neill is a Spokane native with more than 40 years’ experience selling homes in the Spokane area. From estate sales to trendy condos, he enjoys the diversity in housing possibilities and guiding his clients to the home that is right for them. See ad, page 20.


Jennifer Brown 923 E Sherman • CdA 208-691-8865 Facebook.com/HealingCenterOfLove Through Reiki, aromatherapy and spiritual counseling, Jennifer helps clients relax, find balance, peace and manifest their true dreams, all at affordable rates. Experience the now moment and start your own healing journey with Jennifer today.

PAM FLOWERDAY INTUITIVE COUNSEL & HEALINGS 225 E Sprague Spokane • 510-701-0204 PamFlowerday.com

Wi t h m o r e t h a n 2 0 y e a r s experience as a clairvoyant and Reiki master, Pam offers a higher spir-itual perspective regarding clients’ issues and support moving forward. Hands-on energy work and Reiki releases stress and physical blocks, restoring balance and wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 22.


Jacob Deakins, MD 316 W Boone Ave, Ste 350 Rock Pointe Tower Spokane • 509-474-0145 Info@InlandWellnessAndVitality.com InlandWellnessAndVitality.com

Dr. Deakins recognizes sexual health is vital to a vibrant life. His clinic is dedicated to helping patients feel and look their best by offering multiple cutting-edge therapies that improve sexual function and physical appearance. See ad, page 3.

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SLEEP AND BACK PAIN PRODUCTS ADJUSTABLE SPINE ALIGNMENT PILLOW (ASAP) Jo@TherapeuritcSpinePillows.com 509-780-7836 TherapeuticSpinePillows.com

The Adjustable Spine Alignment Pillow (ASAP) is ergonomically designed to support and maintain proper curvature of the neck and cervical spine as you sleep. Ideal for back and side sleepers, the pillow is adjustable to each customer’s unique comfort needs. Order online today! See ad, page 23.


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Natural Awakenings INW February 2020 Issue  

This month features heart health, regenerative medicine, LOVE and lots of amazing local content from holistic practitioners across the North...

Natural Awakenings INW February 2020 Issue  

This month features heart health, regenerative medicine, LOVE and lots of amazing local content from holistic practitioners across the North...