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his month will see the fruition of months of planning as Your Shining Life Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, October 8. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I hope you’ll be there! In the six years that I’ve been publishing Natural Awakenings, I’ve met so many talented and passionate people and practitioners. Part of the impetus to create the expo was to bring together many of these people who I get to meet and work with in the capacity of publishing this magazine. I want to share who they are and what they do with all of our readers as well as the entire Twin Cities’ community. I have had the pleasure of visiting some of these exhibitors as a client, attending classes or workshops to enhance my life; working one-on-one with some to remove a limitation or add a missing element; and overall to learn, grow, remove pain and expand. • Amy Nesdahl helps heal childhood wounds with her reiki and massage. • Jennifer Salness shares her knowledge of gems and stones as well as her inner wisdom. • Annette Rugolo shares stories of how she has helped people, including children, overcome health issues and change the energy of their home and property through dousing (it’s amazing). • Dawn Stebbing educates and empowers women to become more confident. • Dr. Shanna Miller helps get to the root cause of physical and emotional issues. • Dr. Una Forde is truly a gentle chiropractor who utilizes adjustments, kinesiology, essential oils and acupuncture to help the body work at its optimal level. • Theodore Rick uses reflexology, massage and Active Isolated Stretching to help the body heal. • SchaOn Blodgett shares his vast knowledge of ayurvedic medicine, healing and caring. • Warren King with his multiple skills intuitively works to find the underlying causes that can block a person’s ideal health. • Laurie Wondra is a shaman and intuitive with truly astounding gifts. She will share her sound healing in a special room at the expo. • Nea Clare helps her clients awaken to their own Divinity. • Cindy Miller offers a variety of massage techniques that help a person relax and melt right into the table. • Cheryl Downey offers warmth and wisdom to help people organically heal through change and grief. Every time I’m around her, my soul expands. I can’t explain it; it just does. • Dr. Madelyn Pearson, DDS, and her team at Natural Smiles Dental Care impress me with their caring and gentle cleanings and exams every single time I go there. And the best part? They will all be participating at the expo. They’re not the only ones. Check out the special expo insert on pages 21 to 27 listing all of our exhibitors, speakers and topics. Plan your day accordingly. I hope to see you there!

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Pure Dental Adds Another Dental Chair for Growing Demand in Holistic Care


r. Amy Ha Truong, of Pure Dental, in Oakdale, is excited to add another dental chair to her office to meet the increased demand for holistic dental care. “The schedule has been full and we‘re happy to provide more options for new and existing patients,” says Truong. Pure Dental combines conventional and holistic health to guide their patients toward dental wellness. The additional chair will allow for more holistic care as well as flexibility to accommodate more patients. Truong has advanced training in holistic dental care and Dr. Amy Ha Truong is Minnesota’s first accredited dentist in safe amalgam/silver filling removal. She explains, “We take pride in providing each patient with the individual attention needed by practicing high-quality dental care.” Utilizing the most up-to-date technology, Pure Dental is continually seeking ways to incorporate educational opportunities to ensure they remain abreast of the latest techniques and treatment options in holistic and family dental care. Truong shares, “We are accepting new patients and look forward to building new relationships.” Location: 6230 10th St. N., Ste. 520, Oakdale. For more information, call 651-7313064, visit or See ad, page 29.

Kundalini Awakening Seminar and Gatherings in October


undalini Awakening Systems’ spiritual teacher, Chrism, will return to the Twin Cities in October for the fifth seminar in the past three years. This seminar is taking place in Mankato. In addition, prior to the seminar, Kundalini Gatherings are taking place in the Twin Cities and Mankato. The Kundalini seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 28 and 29, at the AmericInn Hotel & Conference CenChrism ter, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato, near the University campus. Participants will learn how to receive and experience this gift of grace, strengthening the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of their lives. Sacred transference is given at the completion of the seminar. One week prior to the seminar, Chrism will be speaking in the Twin Cities and Mankato: October 25, at St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and October 26, at the AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato, 7-9p.m. A Kundalini Gathering will take place 7 to 8:30 p.m., October 3, at TULA Yoga & Wellness, 99 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul; and 7:30 to 9 p.m., October 11, at Sattva Art of Wellness, 3200 Bryant Street, Minneapolis. In addition to the Kundalini Gatherings, the public can discuss Kundalini with members of the Minnesota Kundalini Community at the following events: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 8, at Your Shining Life Expo, at the Doubletree by Hilton, in St. Louis Park; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 21, at the Crystals Psychic and Healing Fair, at the Best Western Hotel, 1111 Range Street, North Mankato. To schedule a Kundalini Gathering in the Twin Cities or Mankato area, contact Rosemary Golias at 952-303-6438 or email For more information, visit See ad, page 12.


oga by Blisstopia is inviting everyone to their Grand Opening, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on October 6, at their new location, 10611 Baltimore Street Northeast, Suite 140, in Blaine. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Blaine mayor and the North Metro Chamber begins at noon. Co-owners, Lana AndersonKuchynski and Mark Royce, who opened the business in September, will be offering some delicious gourmet organic food, shakes from core nutrition, door prizes and giveaways as well as free classes, workshops and healing touch sessions. Anderson-Kuchynski brings her more than 20 years of yoga training and teaching to the studio and is a certified Chopra Center teacher. According to Royce, “Yoga by Blisstopia hopes to inspire the Blaine community and its neighbors to live empowered, creative, vibrant lives through the practices of yoga, meditation and ayurveda as well as other wellness practices. We are very excited to be a part of this beautiful community.” The studio offers a variety of yoga classes, including hot yoga, curvy yoga, prenatal, restorative, vinyasa and beginner’s yoga. Cost: Free. For more information, call /text 763-432-3242 or visit

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newsbriefs Find Relief from Control Dramas at this Workshop


r. Jody Janati presents Protect Yourself from Control Dramas (and Ultimately Find Your Conversation Peace), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on November 6, at the Mall of America. Janati is a trainer, speaker, conference facilitator and author with a degree in Organizational Leadership. She offers a variety of public and professional workshops on conflict Dr. Jody Janati reduction tactics and effective communication skills. During her academic career, she has worked in administration, taught for the Minnesota state prison system and consulted for numerous organizations throughout the U.S. She has also authored five books. Got conflict? Janati expresses, “Most people are good people and want to like themselves in the mirror at the end of the day. I have worked in higher education for more than 20 years and have come to understand that we teach what we need to learn. The more we understand someone, the more we can forgive them.” In the workshop, participants will learn to discern common control drama patterns, how to negate them and better understand themselves from a new point of view, and strategies to deal with difficult relationships in their life. They will leave the workshop with more than 101 ways to deal with difficult interactions and a better understanding of why people behave the way they do. What is a control drama? James Redfield, a friend of Janati’s and author with a new book coming out in early 2018, coined the term in his book, The Celestine Prophecy, in the early 1990s. Here is how Janati explains a control drama: People “get their way” with others by drawing a person’s attention to them, then they elicit a certain reaction from that person to make themselves feel fulfilled. Many of us engage in a control drama because it offers the ingredients all humans need—love, power, energy, attention, a sense of belonging, etc. However, the positive feelings gained at the expense of the other party are short-lived as this is not an even energetic exchange, but rather a deficit. It has a boomerang effect, rendering the interaction unhealthy for both parties. Often, neither party is aware of what is occurring. The energy exchanged during a control drama episode can cause imbalance and conflict in interpersonal relationships. Once aware of how these dramas play out, one is more likely to consciously choose their responses in a given situation. Cost: $197. Location: 60 Broadway E., Bloomington. Register at FindYour To learn more about Janati’s work, visit Communication See ad, page 14.

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he Massage School, in St. Paul, is now offering $33 (includes tax) one-hour student massages in their student clinic. Clinic hours for massages are on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. The Massage School offers a yearlong, 600-hour program in professional massage therapy. In addition to the St. Paul location, the school has two campuses in Massachusetts. Their mission is to provide outstanding massage education that is both practical and affordable. Their student clinic serves a threefold purpose in that it helps to provide an exceptional education at one of the lowest tuitions in the country; provides practice and experience for graduates to excel in the field; and offers affordable massage to the public. “We love the win-win-win design of our school,” says co-founder Alexei Levine. “It’s good for the community, good for the school and great for our students.” Location: 801 Front Ave., St. Paul. The next massage therapy program in St. Paul will begin on Feb. 6, 2018. To schedule a massage, call 651-280-7474 and leave a message. For overall information, visit See ad page 11.

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rom radon reduction to stress reduction, the 29th Healthy Life Expo offers many ways to improve health. The Midwest’s largest health and wellness expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 4 to 5, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nearly 200 exhibitors will be on hand to display the latest products and services for better health and fitness. Gluten-free foods will be available for sampling. The Back Road Kickers will demonstrate square dancing and USA Karate will hold a karate demo at 2 p.m. on November 4 and an all-day tournament on November 5, the latter benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will feature speakers on three stages. Sarah Routman will take show attendees through a session of Laughter Yoga at 10:30 a.m., November 5. The stress-relieving curriculum includes smile-ups and creative laughter exercise games to get people up and moving. A leadership instructor and wellness champion at the University of Minnesota, Routman has also published two laughter coloring books which she will talk about in a Sunday coloring session. Lynell Hage, RN, will present a demonstration of Bemer technology which increases blood flow and improves circulation, resulting in stress reduction and increased endurance and mental acuity. NASA used Bemer technology in its space suits. Hage, who has used the therapy for almost a decade, will speak at 11 a.m. on November 4. At noon, on November 4, Dr. Mark Steenerson of the Health Restoration Center will talk about the three secret causes of stress and how stress affects hormones, sleep, weight gain, chronic pain and blood sugar. Kayla O’Rourke, owner of the Bar Method, which is opening this fall in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, will demonstrate the Bar Method workout, at 1 p.m., November 4. The workout uses isometrics, interval training and dance conditioning while emphasizing sculpting more than other barre workouts by targeting the muscles that play the largest role in changing the shape of the body. Mike Thompson, from Midwest Radon Specialists, will take the stage at 2 p.m., November 5, to discuss and share health concerns regarding radon as well as common methods of reducing indoor radon levels. Garrett McCormick, Thirtytwo Degrees, LLC, takes the stage at 11 a.m., November 5, to discuss true probiotics and their importance in maintaining healthy body chemistry. Spruce Krause will take the stage at 2 p.m., on November 4, with tips and tools for Awakening Happiness and will also offer mini healing sessions at her booth. Not many grocery chains have on-staff dietitians, but Hy-Vee does. Meet registered dietitians Katie Mandell and Mary Brunner on stage at 3 p.m., November 4, and learn how they can provide nutrition counseling, lifestyle management programs and cooking classes, among other services. Rosaline Sterenborg is the sole American distributor of Curaloe Aloe Vera Juice. At 11 a.m., November 4, she will focus on the benefits of aloe vera in the diet, including fatigue and stress reduction, strengthening of the immune system and as a digestive aid. TV and radio personalities will also be on hand. The expo will award free goodie bags to the first 100 attendees.


aurie Wondra will host a Sound Healing & Energy Field Activation room at the expo. Many describe Wondra’s sound healing/activation events as magical. Some individuals experience floating “in healing and exLaurie Wondra panding energies.” These sessions are meant to release and activate our energies from old grids and patterns and help us prepare or plug into new patterns and grids. They help us on this journey and prepare us for energy surges and portals that will continue for the duration of 2017. Each session is 40 minutes.  Wondra begins with a brief overview of the Tibetan and crystal bowls, gongs and other instruments of healing, followed by the experience of the bowls as she works as a group and individuals as an activation of energy sources. Wondra will share any personal messages or information she channels during this time.  Cost: $10. Bring your yoga mat and enter the space that will provide deep meditation and activation of energy. See more information about Your Shining Life Expo on pages 21-27.

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ea Clare, channel of Divine Wisdom, is hosting a new transformational weekend experience called Flying Lessons: Overcoming Your Fear of Gravity, November 3 to 6, in Beaver Bay, Minnesota. “This has been a year of new, unprecedented experiences and transformation. Many people are feeling ready to take Nea Clare bold actions in their lives,” says Clare. The Flying Lessons workshop is designed to create the knowledge, support and capabilities to summon the willingness to allow people to step boldly into their dream. This workshop is for those who have been standing on the edge of their dreams ready to dive in, but feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about whether they can really do it. “This year has been one of tremendous and unprecedented change in our world, in our country, our communities and, of course, in our own lives,” says Clare. “It is time for bold action and to learn that you can fly!” Over the last few months, Clare has been receiving messages from her guides indicating that there is powerful energetic support for forward action and it is important to learn how to use this energy as momentum for what we want to create. The Flying Lessons workshop has been co-created with these masters to help people overcome the gravity of their thoughts, fears and doubts and provide them with the courage, skills and magic they need to take flight. “In Flying Lessons, we will unlock the powers of imagination, passion and faith to develop your ability to actively create a life you love,” explains Clare. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in guided meditations, energetic attunements and experiential activities. The workshop is co-created with Spirit to support attendees in stepping out in faith toward their dream. Some of the topics to be addressed include the weight and inertia of fear, doubt and worry and the physics required for flight: lift, drag and thrust. Clare is an experienced group facilitator, transformational life coach and retreat leader. Attendees from her recent Sound of Your Soul retreat shared that the work was transformational and life-changing and many have taken bold, powerful actions in their lives because of their experience. Cost: $555/per person. Use code: ICANFLY to save $55 when registering. Meals included. Lodging separate. Discounted rooms available. Location: Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay, MN. For more information and registration, visit See ad, page 6.

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olden Sun Chiropractic Wellness Center (GSCWC) and Healing Taj, located in Bloomington, are both offering $20 initial visit specials. For the chiropractic $20 special, new clients receive a chiropractic exam, consultation and a written report of exam findings by Dr. Una Forde, DC, owner of GSCWC. Known as “the gentle chiropractor”, Forde specializes in holistic chiropractic care and acupuncture. Massage therapist, Theodore Rick, owner of Healing Taj, is offering an initial 30-minute Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) session for first-time clients. AIS is a method of stretching often used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/ athletic trainers and professionals. AIS allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. Rick has recently begun offering an amazing soft tissue technique he developed called Taj Kinesiotherapy which is a passive, gentle relaxing therapy that helps the brain respond by relaxing in the tension and being gently worked in conjunction with sound therapy. According to Rick, “Some clients have said it works so well at softening the tissues that the body sometimes doesn’t know what’s really going on.” A second check of the range of motion has seen an increase of up to 30 degrees or more in flexibility. Location: International Village Arcade Bldg., 220 W. 98th St., Ste. 7, Bloomington. For more information, call 952-922-1478 or visit GoldenSun and See ad, page 15.

Dr. Meyding Lectures on Healing Through the Teachings of Bruno Groening by Susan Kailin


r. Ulrich Meyding, DDS, Ph.D., of Verden, Germany, presents in October, in St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Minneapolis, a series of lectures on a natural, cost-free way to attain help and healing through the teachings of Bruno Groening. Meyding holds a Ph.D. in dental medicine and has practiced dentistry and oral surgery for 41 years, working in private pracBruno Groening tice for the past 36 years. Embracing a holistic approach, he has advanced training in periodontology and has been licensed as a healing practitioner for 20 years, supporting his patients with naturopathy, osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, nosode therapy and kinesiology. For the past 24 years, Meyding has been a member of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, one of the largest organizations worldwide for healing on the spiritual path. He is a member of the Medical Scientific Group (MWF) of the Circle of Friends, made up of thousands of medical professionals. He is one of the many physicians in the MWF who documents and medically verifies healings that occur in the circle. Groening became widely known in 1950s Germany following mass healings that occurred after he spoke to crowds of people—the sick, wounded, crippled and those traumatized by war. Thousands—many of them deemed incurable or terminally ill by their doctors—walked away healthy from simply listening to his words. Groening implored the help-seekers to cast off hatred, worries and illness and take up the belief in God, in health and in love for one another. “God is the greatest physician,” he said, and “There is no incurable!” Groening taught about a natural, divine power that helps and heals, available

to everyone regardless of nationality or religion. “I never ask a person their nation or religion,” he stated. “Human being is human being.” Today, Bruno Groening Circle of Friends communities are active in over 90 countries and on all continents and include Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and followers of indigenous traditions. Healings continue to occur, even of long-standing illness, chronic pain, severe depression and drug addiction. Meyding will present some of these medically verified healings and give simple instructions on how to absorb the divine healing stream Groening taught about. Many experience the healing stream during the lecture. Like all Circle of Friends activities and events, the lecture is free; donations are appreciated.  October 3: Springhill Suites Minneapolis West, 5901 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park. October 4: Carondelet Center, Rm. 101, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. October 13: SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th St., Minneapolis. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 218-349-1571 or visit

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esearchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, followed 108,630 U.S. women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study between 2000 and 2008, comparing their mortality rates with the amount of vegetation around their homes. The researchers also accounted for related risk factors such as age, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and smoking behaviors. They concluded that subjects living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate than those living in the least lush areas during the study period.

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

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Wind turbines make cleaner energy, but are dangerous to birds and bats. According to a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, approximately 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats are killed annually by wind turbines, which are providing increased wind power capacity nationwide. At one solar power plant in California, an estimated 3,500 birds died in just the plant’s first year of operation. What would help most is offshore turbines and knowledge about migration routes. The safest place for wind turbines is in the ocean, because songbirds and bats don’t migrate over such waters. On land, many songbirds fly at night and can’t see the wind turbines until it’s too late. Once they’ve discovered the unsafe area, they avoid it. Because migration routes are based on availability of food, water and resting areas, birds are forced to fly around the turbines, adding miles to their trip and the burning of more calories. Estimates of just how many bats are dying each year range from the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Radar installations help to keep bats away from the deadly blades. Other remedies include slowing the blades at night to reduce collisions, which has proved to reduce overall wildlife deaths by 73 percent. In 2016 the American Wind Energy Association announced voluntary guidelines to halt turbines during low wind speeds, when bats are most active, to reduce bat fatalities by 30 percent. With two more industry changes, bat fatalities could drop 90 percent: feathering, or turning the blades parallel to the wind so the turbines don’t rotate; and higher cut-in speeds so they don’t rotate in light winds. Take action at

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he Rose is a symbol of love. That beautiful, rich red rose. Kundalini is all about love and the transformations that come from the multi aspects of love. The gentle yielding love and the unyielding love. The phenomena based love of the divine in action. The love of nurturing and the harsh love of lessons being given and received. The love of the Divine Mother as she guides and helps us to embrace our imperfections while transforming them in the process. The love of God upon the physical being. The gradual unfolding of the bud into the brilliant living flower of such aroma and beauty that it has held the five bodies of expression in humans spellbound and in love in its grace for thousands of millennia. The sharp thorns representing our ascension into our inner balance as we carefully grasp our issues and learn how to balance them through the grace of the Divine within us. The thorns of protection symbolizing the strength of the grace expressing through us as we learn to fearlessly “go and do” as we are guided from inner grace to go and do in the outer world of challenge. The rose captures us with its truth as the Romans understood; they would stand under the rose and obey its unspoken command to let truth be given and received in “subrosa” meaning truth under the rose.

The bloom is eaten and cherished and the petals strewn upon the ground by children and virgins as a marriage ceremony is about to proceed underscoring the sacred truth of the event. Kundalini is as much a rose at the heart as it is a lotus upon the fontanel. It is as these two forms of grace conspire upon and within us to assist our reach into the inner and outer heavens. Chrism is a California-based spiritual guide who assists people worldwide in the activation and awakening of Kundalini. He is returning to Minnesota, October 28 and 29, to present his fifth seminar in the upper Midwest, at the AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center, Mankato. For more information, call Rosemary Golias at 952-303-6438, email RosemaryG@ or visit See ad page 12.

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TRAVEL Outer Adventures, Inner Journeys by April Thompson

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

Declare Your Intentions

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

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


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

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

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

Move Beyond Comfort

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

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

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

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

Drive Home Transformation Adventure travelers named transformation and an expanded worldview as top motives for their explorations. ~Adventure Travel Trade Association but first wanted to see what was really needed by the community.” They went on to partner with local educational nonprofits and artisans to

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

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

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~Maya Angelou

The Benefits of a Good Travel Agent by Shannon Anderson


ravel agents enhance the travel experience. They know the right questions to ask to turn a trip into a dream instead of a nightmare. The better they get to know a person, the easier it is to match them with the proper destination, hotel, airline and excursion. People today are traveling for many reasons and a good travel agent will be able to decipher that before a quote is issued. Budget, type of travel, accommodation level and activities are the most important questions to ask to determine the perfect experience. The top five types of travel are leisure, adventure, volunteerism, event and business. Leisure is the most common type of travel—a vacation focused on relaxation, eating and enjoying time with friends and family. Your travel agent will want to know what type of accommodations you prefer. Do you want a five star with all the amenities or a budget hotel that has a good reputation for being clean and safe? The Caribbean and Mexico are the top leisure destinations in the world and many packages are all inclusive. This is a great option for families because you do not have to spend a dime when you get there and you do not have to leave the property. Adventure travel is becoming more popular than leisure travel. These travelers want excitement and lots of activities. They want to create an itinerary that they can brag to their friends about before they go and with photos when they return. Activities include mountain climbing, white water rafting, zip lines and shark diving. Costa Rica, Australia, Peru and Colorado are all perfect locations for adventure and can accommodate any level of excitement. The activities will set the itinerary and the hotels fill in around the activities. Volunteerism is a new type of travel popular with families who want to spend time together and make an impact in a community. This type of travel centers around volunteer options. We have options in the Caribbean and in the U.S. for this type of travel. Event travel is a favorite—wine tasting, the Olympics, a sporting event, a concert with your favorite band. This is the largest category with endless opportunities. Your favorite pastimes become a travel adventure. The destination and the itinerary are created around the event. Business travel is a daily event for a lot of people. “Bleisure” travel is a hot buzz word this year meaning a mixture of business and pleasure. Add in fun when you can. Your travel agent can provide you with a list of events, restaurants and sightseeing tours. Travel agents are a luxury that everyone should take advantage of; most agency fees are included in the package price. The price will be the same if you book with an agent or online and many times with an agent you get perks. You also have someone on your team to protect you and your travel rights. Travel agents can negotiate on your behalf. Call today to set up your next experience. Shannon Anderson has more than 25 years of travel research experience and loves to help her clients plan their perfect vacation. For more information, call 763-360-4642, email SAnderson@CarrouselTravel. com or visit See ad page 38. natural awakenings

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Live as an Everyday Mystic by Michele Rae


ow are you navigating these times of change and transformation? Many of us are finding the support and wisdom of spiritual practice and community to be invaluable. There seems to be a surge in feeling called to be love in action. We are invited to live full out and fearlessly from a sense of calm and joy; to live as everyday mystics. In my meditations and dreams, I see humanity waking up and shifting from an old era to a new era. New paradigms are emerging everywhere from healthcare and government to education and business. These new systems can have positive collective impact culturally, politically and economically. How are you participating in co-creating these shifts in your personal and professional lives as we usher in this new era?

Qualities of the Old Era • Depletion • Secrecy • Citizens with borders • Hidden information • Exclusivity • Self-serving • Despising differences • Separation • Blame • Win-Lose strategies • Alienate • External locus of power and responsibility • Scarcity • Deconstruction • Polarization • Greed • Antagonism • Violence • Entitlement • Agitation • Dominance • Breakdown • Discrimination • Communication requiring time and space

Qualities of the New Era • Sustainability • Transparency • Global/Universal citizens • Shared information • Inclusivity • Mutually beneficial • Honoring diversity • Interconnectedness • Responsibility • Win-Win strategies • Collaborate • Internal locus of power and responsibility • Abundance • Reconstruction • Common ground • Compassion • Solidarity • Peace • Mutual accountability • Equanimity • Freedom • Breakthrough • Equality • Instantaneous communication

How do we participate in this transformation individually and collectively with more ease, flow and grace? It starts with each of us finding our own inner peace, balance, tolerance and equanimity. I have found practices that expand my awareness, direct my attention and clarify my intentions cultivate openings to higher levels of consciousness. I have written more extensively about my experiences in my book, Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are 20

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Becoming. It is designed to be a transformational guide to empowered and mindful living. It shares many tools from the wisdom of ancient teaching and modern science. Each chapter provides invitations to daily transforming practices and reflection questions. We are being asked to step up, play big, take more risks and speak our truth. Let’s strengthen our connections to support and encourage each other. Through intentional living together from our center within, we harmonize our mind-body-heart, amplify our creativity, enhance our wellbeing and cultivate mindful living. Now is the time. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

Gift of Transformation

We are living amidst a transformative period in human development, experiencing dramatic paradigm shifts, exponential acceleration and leaps in human consciousness itself. It is exhilarating and it is terrifying. Humanity is at a crossroads. We must choose to cease our doing that fosters depletion, conflict, separation and scarcity and choose to support being sustainable, collaborative, inclusive and abundant. When in fear, we allow limiting ideas, beliefs, self-talk and disease generated from ourselves or others to direct our experience. When living from our gifts, talents, passions and strengths, we consciously co-create who we are becoming personally, interpersonally, professionally and collectively. Living in our power as the full expression of our true nature from our Center Within is a treasured gift to all beings. To continue this conversation, please join me at Your Shining Life Expo during my talk and at my exhibitor booth, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 8. Location: Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis, Park Place (west end), 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis. For more information, visit YourShining For more information about Michele Rae, visit or email Michele@ See ad page 5.

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Dara Beaves Wise Ink Creative Publishing is a boutique indie publishing agency partnering with authors to publish with quality, impact, and most of all, strategy. With backgrounds in both traditional and indie publishing, we see the values in both avenues and we bring our authors the best of both worlds. Our process is 100 percent custom—no templates or packages for the authors we work with, because no book fits perfectly in a one-sizefits-all publishing and marketing plan. We also bring editors and designers from the traditional publishing world and traditional distribution partners to give our authors the competitive edge they need to compete. Plus, our authors get to join our supportive author community—a network of likeminded authors who also believe that indie publishing doesn’t mean cutting corners.

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Amy Nesdahl Amy’s Bazaar

Feel like life is running you ragged and a deep sense of joy is nowwhere to be found? Join Amy Nesdahl for an empowering, interactive presentation that will help you say YES to life! Ideas, activities and action steps will be shared to charge your batteries and help you take action immediately to start enjoying a flow of health, happiness and abundance.



See speaker schedule for times and rooms for each presentation on page 27.

Resonating Well-BEing We all create our world from the inside out. Every person resonates with vibrational energy. Dianem and Jage share how intentionally acknowledging and designing your resonance brings expanded self-empowered well-being. Learn about aligning your vibration to co-create your fullest potential.

How are you navigating these uncertain times of change and transformation? Join us as we strengthen our capacity to be love in action through building community and practicing mindful living. These tools cultivate openings to higher levels of consciousness and enhance our inner peace, balance, tolerance and equanimity. Share your wisdom as we are invited to step up, play big, take more risks and speak our truth; to live as everyday mystics.

Cheryl Downey The Sacred Wheel Grief & Healing Center Grief LOVES a NATURE BATH!! In this quick, safe, interactive session, participants will engage in a journey around the ancient Sacred Wheel. All will engage the extraordinary powers of the four directions and the sometimes mysterious elements of Nature through brief teachings and guided imagery. Each will experience movement; and receive healing symbols or inspiring messages from within unique.

Cheryl Hiltibran CMH Healing Arts The Four Emotions: Secrets of Living Authentically Don’t let your emotions get the best of you! Do you sometimes react in ways you later regret? Are you ever stuck in Fear, Anger or Sadness and do not know how to break free? Learn to manage the Four Emotions of Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Joy. Discover how your core values are the Keys to Life and being happier and more authentic. This is a fun, interactive session with tools you can use immediately.

Cindy Miller Duir Massage AFT - Aroma Freedom Therapy Sessions -How to use essential oils to remove blockages that prevents you from achieving your goals Working as a massage therapist since 2008, Cindy finds that many of her clients suffer from stress and stress related ailments. Combining various massage techniques with Aromatherapy and Reiki she is able to address not only one’s physical health but also their mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Dr. Jody Janati Communication Innovation

Diane Miller Goddess Be Me

Dr. Tim O’Neil MN Wellness Connection

Balance Your Boundaries

Let Me Out!

The Big Shift

Choice, chance & change; the three C’s of effective communication. You must make a choice to take a chance or your communication with others will never change. Boundary setting is not about trying to change other people; it is about setting limits and deciding what you are willing to allow. It is your responsibility to communicate your boundary in a respectful manner that is firm and consistent, and be willing to enforce it when needed. Learn steps to cultivate healthy boundaries with others and stay on the “grow.” You can’t change people, but you can change your responses to them. May this process help you find your “conversation peace.”

Annette Rugolo Conscious Life Resources Your Home as an Energetic Springboard for Your Life Ancient civilizations knew how to create “Heaven on Earth”. Places such as Stonehenge, Avebury and the cathedrals of Europe were built knowing that the energy of the earth impacts our own individual energy fields. In this presentation, you will experience the transformation of the room as these ancient tools are used to again create “Heaven on Earth” and what it means for us now.

Jennifer Salness Crystalline Light Find Your Inner Sparkle Experience the grounded magic of crystals and stones! We all have a divine inner sparkle that is always perfect and connected to our innate wisdom. Learn how the crystal kingdom can teach us how to access that wisdom, work with crystals in our every day lives, and gain insight about energy tools to stay balanced and aligned during personal and global transformations.

Dawn Stebbing Dawn Stebbing Your Personal Brand, The Most Powerful Brand You Will Invest In What is your personal brand? In simple words, your personal brand is what people say about you when you’re not around. It’s how consistent, vibrant and authentic your reputation is. The better your reputation, and the more visible it is, the more powerful your personal brand.

Ann Aubitz FuzionPrint Book Panel We’re a printing and fulfillment company providing digital print services. With years of experience, we’re an excellent choice for presenters, businesses and authors because we’ve already heard the same questions—and we have the answers.

Let’s play with colors, textures, patterns and accessories! Let’s talk about our surroundings and how we accent our bodies. It’s all about yu and highlighting your inner goddess. Attendees will receive one free digital, social media image to be taken at the end of class.

Dr. Una Forde and Theodore Rick Golden Sun Chiropractic Wellness Center & Healing Taj

We no longer need access to the information that will keep us healthy to 100 years old, technology has given us that. We now need the actions steps to create the shift to get there. In this refreshingly honest presentation, Dr. Tim O’Neil will outline how to create a shift in your life to ‘make it happen’. If you are ready to the ‘shift’ and to stop the ‘should’, then get here and leave your excuses at the door.

Nancy Jambor Nancy Jambor Where is Your Life Out of Balance?

How to Stay Young for Your First 100 Years The most common cause of functional disability is spinal disorder. In this class we will teach you how to avoid and prevent spinal disorders so you can enjoy life to its fullest.

Cheryl Larson Healthy Journey Oils Boosting Wellness Naturally Are you tired of chasing dis-ease? Do you want something more? Something natural? Something to boost whole health? Join Cheryl for an amazing talk on antioxidants and essential oil infused wellness supplements. Learn the hows and whys of these amazing products. Learn why a western medicine provider no longer pushes pills and now has all four generations of her family on this same path with Ning Xia Red and other amazing supplements infused with essential oil goodness that comes only from Young Living.

Kim Kane Kim Kane Sparkling On… Living Life In Gratitude The “Sparkle On… Living In Gratitude” presentation will include delving into challenges and victories of an aging woman. Highlights will include encouraging women to pay attention, seek out the good and believe there is still much to do. Topics such as chin hair and naps will be discussed. Women will leave knowing they are not alone!

Rosemary Golias Kundalini Awakening Kundalini: The Powerful Divine Energy Within This presentation welcomes everyone: from those who have never heard the word Kundalini to those who have experienced a spinal sweep of this divine presence within us. People will hear the basics about Kundalini — what it is and what it is not, what can support and what can impede Kundalini expression. And most importantly they will leave knowing this divine presence resides within them, loving and supporting and guiding them.

Nancy Jambor, success coach and heart centered coach will be presenting on how to have more balance in your life. You will be given tools to help you identify where your life is out of balance and how to achieve a more balanced life. There will be an interactive exercise demonstrating how to accomplish this. Bring your sense of adventure, curiosity willingness and fun and you will be glad you chose my workshop!

Nea Clare Channel of Divine Wisdom Living Powerfully: Shine Your Light You have heard it. You know it. You believe in it. But when it comes to action, you pull back and say, “Maybe tomorrow.” You are not alone. Many struggle with the actions that follow our knowing.  In this mini workshop, I will help you jump into the deep end of the pool and experience what it is to live, “Turned On!” You are a divine being who was born to shine, you have simply forgotten your nature. Join me for this fun, dynamic and creative session - where we will embrace our light, and experience what it is to shine brightly.

Jennifer Rose & Kristine Nelson Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy Medicine Cabinet Makeover for Winter: Try Homeopathy Colds, coughs, sore throats, flu — have these ailments kept you from enjoying the holidays or winter activities in the past? Come and find out how homeopathy can help you recover and stay resistant through these cold months. This presentation will cover the homeopathic view of health and healing along with practical knowledge of several of these safe and effective remedies to use at home.

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Book Panel is Open to All


o many people want to write a book. But where to begin? Or where to go once the book is finished? There are more options today than at any other time. People can choose traditional publishing. Others may like the option to self-publish. One of the fastest growing publishing trends is to partner with a vanity publisher. Our book panel will consist of representatives from a different sources, plus a couple local authors who can share their publishing journey. FuzionPrint offers a full complement of services to authors of all genres. Their products are reasonably priced, wonderfully created by a company with years of printing and fulfillment experience. This is what makes FuzionPrint an excellent choice for presenters, businesses, and authors who have a challenging print project, because they’ve already heard the same questions—and have the answers. FuzionPrint’s goal is to listen to your request, offer options and deliver competitive services. Digital print is their core business. They provide the items you need such as books, postcards, bookmarks, banners, business cards, and rack cards. They also have resources; editors and proofreaders as well as interior designers, cover designers, illustrators and shipping specialists. Wise Ink Creative Publishing is a boutique indie publishing agency partnering with authors to publish with quality, impact, and most of all, strategy. With backgrounds in both traditional and indie publishing, we see the values in both avenues and we bring our authors the best of both worlds. Our process is 100 percent custom—no templates or packages for the authors we work with, because no book fits perfectly in a one-size-fits-all publishing and marketing plan. We also bring editors and designers from the traditional publishing world and traditional distribution partners to give our authors the competitive edge they need to compete. Plus, our authors get to join our supportive author community—a network of likeminded authors who also believe that indie publishing doesn’t mean cutting corners.

The Money Mountain

Creating a Healthy Energetic Environment

SchaOn Blodgett Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness Healing with Color, Light and Biophotons Learn about the foundations of Esogetics Holistic Medicine & Colorpuncture, a naturopathic system developed in Germany that combines “Old-World” knowledge with the modern sciences of today.

Mary Welch Serendipity Circles You are Already AWAKE! Now What! Do you ever feel like taking a ‘nap’ now that you are awake to deeper truths? In this workshop you will be reminded of the 7 C’s of being awake and staying awake. Experience simple moments of re-connecting to yourSelf and to other Awake! Women. Leave this brief workshop with brighter clarity around your passion and you will leave feeling re-committed to your personal vision. Come gather in Circle with other Awake! women ... it will feel soooo good!

Shannon Sondrol Spiritual Coach & Energy Healer The Spiritual Perspective of Mental Health Shannon is a Spiritual Coach and Energy Healer. She is a certified Mind, Body, Spirit Practitioner certified by Sunny Dawn Johnston/Sunlight Alliance. Eight years ago Shannon went through a mental health crisis which was the intense beginning of her clairvoyance opening and connection to the spiritual realm. After her hospitalization, Shannon embarked on a six-year spiritual healing journey and worked with spiritual healers and teachers who empowered her to discover her deeply buried healing gifts. During that journey, she was also healing herself, finding her true authenticity and stepping fully into her power as a spiritual being.

Lisa Irgens Soulfully Me!

Be the “Miracle” you have come here to be! Tips, Tools and Techniques to reach Outrageous Potential and live your highest and best life! MMM, Feels so Good! “Mind” = Know Your Mind! “Muscle” = Build Spiritual Muscle! “Miracles” = Create a Miraculous Life!

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Dr. Shanna Miller Total Health & Healing

The summit is only half the climb! By knowing your money mountain, you will walk away understanding that a solid foundation and guided approach to ascending your money mountain sets you up for a much more successful and prosperous descent into retirement. No journey is the same, so what does yours look like?

Michael Vukelic Outrageous Success


Celine Kitzenberg Promus Financial Group

Self-Discovery Through the Chakras and Essential Oils In this workshop Lisa will lead you in a meditative experience that allows you to name something ready for release or reclaiming. The tools we use are chakras and essential oils. In closing you will be given an opportunity to create an intention around your discovery and allow the flow of Reiki to assist you in releasing or reclaiming.

How do you get to the next level of your energectic practice? How do you come even more into alignment? What keeps sabatoging your creativity? Have you considered the products you use, the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the relationship you’re in or the state of your home? Is it possible these are creating disharmony or dissonance in your field? Join us to systematically address all areas of your environment to become the energetic person you’ve always wanted to be.

Warren King Warren King The Physical and Non-physical Causes of Illness Some illnesses have physical causes and that is route that is most often addressed with both modern medicine and natural healing as well, but even then many times the real cause is missed. But often there an non physical causes as well, whether emotional, mental or spiritual, and very few people are getting the help they need with these issues. Warren will speak from his vast experience on how to get the cause of health issues.

Laurie Wondra Your Life Core Sound Healing, Activation and Attunement of Energy Described as “Magical Energy” This event uses vibration and sound to clear, open and infuse us with light, love and the energy to move forward in our journey. Sound includes Tibetan, and crystal bowls, bells, gong and other sound tools that will release and elevate your energy. Laurie Wondra is joined by the energies of the universe to elevate frequencies. She is a conduit to portals of energy where she activates and moves energy.

Dara Beevas Wise Ink Publishing Book Panel Dara Beevas believes that books can save lives, open doors, and build bridges. As co-founder of the publishing company Wise Ink, she encourages authors to share powerful stories that ignite change, tolerance and growth. She believes that leadership comes down to a single virtue: courage. She’s currently a Bush Fellow where she will grow her abilities to be a bolder, braver, and more balanced leader. She has been involved in the publishing community for 15 years, acquiring manuscripts, managing projects, and creating marketing and sales strategies for authors and publishers.

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Expo Speaker Schedule Room 1 11:30 Jennifer Salness Crystalline Light Find Your Inner Sparkle

12:00 Cheryl Larson Healthy Journey Oils Boosting Wellness Naturally 12:30 Dr. Tim O'Neil MN Wellness Connection The Big Shift

1:00 SchaOn Blodgett Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness Healing with Color, Light and Biophotons 1:30 Cindy Miller Duir Massage AFT - Aroma Freedom Therapy Sessions - How to use essential oils to remove blockages that prevents you from achieving your goals 2:00 Shannon Sondrol Spiritual Coach & Energy Healer The Spiritual Perspective of Mental Health

2:30 Cheryl Downey The Sacred Wheel Grief & Healing Center Grief LOVES a NATURE BATH!! 3:00 Laurie Wondra Your Life Core Sound Healing, Activation and Attunement of Energy

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Lisa Irgens Soulfully Me!

Michael Vukelic Outrageous Success

Nancy Jambor Success Coach

Self-Discovery Through the Chakras and Essential Oils

Be the “Miracle” you have come here to be! Tips, Tools and Techniques to reach Outrageous Potential and live your highest and best life!

Where is Your Life Out of Balance?

Nea Clare Channel of Divine Wisdom

Michelle Kitsmiller Awakend Living

Amy Nesdahl Amy's Bazaar

Living Powerfully: Shine Your Light

What’s in a Face?

Break Free!

Dawn Stebbing Dawn Stebbing, Inc.

Dr. Shanna Miller Total Health & Healing

Dianem Blessed by Music

Your Personal Brand, The Most Powerful Brand You Will Invest In

Creating a Healthy Energetic Environment

Resonating Well-BEing

Diane Miller Goddess Be Me

Annette Rugolo Conscious Life Resources

Mary Welch Serend!p!ty Circles

Let Me Out!

Your Home as an Energetic Springboard for Your Life

You are Already AWAKE! Now What?

Warren King Warren King

Dr Jody Janati Communication Innovation

Kim Kane Living Life in Tandem

The Physical and Non-physical Causes of Illness

Balance Your Boundaries

Sparkling On… Living Life In Gratitude

Dr. Una Forde and Theodore Rick Golden Sun Chiropractic Wellness Center & Healing Taj

Cheryl Hiltibran CMH Healing Arts

Connie Bjerk Awakened Living

The Four Emotions: Secrets of Living Authentically

Untether Yourself… From What’s Holding You Back!

Jennifer Rose & Kristine Nelson Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy

Celine Kitzenberg Promus Financial Group

How to Stay Young for Your First 100 Years Michele Rae Center Within Live as an Everyday Mystic

Medicine Cabinet Makeover for Winter: Try Homeopathy

The Money Mountain

Rosemary Golias Kundalini Awakening Kundalini: The Powerful Divine Energy Within

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


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

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Clarifying the desired outcome is helpful, because some clients are just looking for a quick fix to reduce pain, while others may be seeking overall better health, lasting wellness and an improved quality of life. “Due to insurance issues, we’ve become known as pain doctors, but that’s not the full extent of chiropractic,” explains Dr. Michelle Robin, owner of Your Wellness Connection and the educational website, in Shawnee, Kansas. “Also, you can see more than one chiropractor, as each has their own strength.” Dr. Michael Aho, of Crosstown Chiropractic, in Chicago, agrees. “Chiropractic care encompasses many styles, so one of the biggest variables is the type of treatment the doctor uses. Most offices commonly treat neck, mid-back and low back pain. If you have a specific shoulder, knee or foot problem, you may want to find a doctor that frequently treats those issues. If you are pregnant, choose a chiropractor that has experience working with pregnant women.”

“There are more than 140 different chiropractic techniques. Some are light touch, while others are aggressive. Some are hands-on and some use instruments for adjusting. It’s important that the doctor’s approach resonates with your nature,” advises Dr. Jackie St.Cyr of the Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, in Houston. Robin advises that sitting in a doctor’s reception room to just observe and trusting our intuition is helpful before moving forward with a consultation.

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

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

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ome cats started their careers in barns with minimal job opportunities. With updated skills, they now boost office morale, encourage reading, promote products and provide therapy. Community cats even work in private security.

In the Office Millennials, now comprising a third of this country’s stressed-out labor force, according to the Pew Research Center and American Psychological Association, are among those that can benefit from having a cat around. Lowered blood pressure is one result, according to research by psychologist Karen Allen, Ph.D., conducted at the University at Buffalo. Even when comfort breaks are hard to schedule, insistent cats cannot be ignored. “Pompous Albert, a rejected show cat, works at SafeWise, in Salt Lake City,” relates Sage Singleton, who handles Albert’s Instagram account. “He boosts morale, reduces stress and provides entertainment.” Carlos, a former rescue kitten, greets employees at PetNovations, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, each morning. He’s the star of the corporate Instagram account and blog, and promotes the company’s eco-friendly Cat Genie litterless cat box. Smith’s Ace Hardware and Housewares, in Princeton, New Jersey, has Dusty patrol its 18,000-square-foot facility, often escorting customers along the aisles. At St. Augustine Health Ministries, in Cleveland, the furry receptionist is Oreo. This black-and-white stray claimed the job by installing herself at the front desk to welcome guests and visit with residents that miss having their own pet.



At the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, Duke Ellington Morris visits with patients while nurses check vital signs; he’s part of an animal-assisted therapy program through the city’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With the help of his humans, Jessica and Eric Hagan, of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Creek Township, Draven was certified through a local Love on a Leash chapter that qualifies pet-provided therapy animals. He showed My Cat From Hell host Jackson Galaxy his hospital routine for a segment called “My Cat From Heaven.” Draven regularly visits the Grove City Medical Center, in Pine Township, local nursing homes and service groups.


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 Cardamom Apple Pie Sampling – All day. Spoil your taste buds and indulge in fall flavors with this sweet, all-natural apple pie. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake.


savethedate “There is No Incurable” featuring Bruno Groening Brigitte Schneider,Licensed Healing Practitioner from Germany, speaks about a natural, cost-free way of attaining healing and help through the teachings of Bruno Groening. She will give simple instructions on how to absorb this healing streamwhich may be experienced during the lecture.

October 13 • 7-9pm


SpringHouse Ministry Center 610 W 28th St, Minneapolis

“There is No Incurable” featuring Bruno Groening

Admission is free, donations appreciated. Call for more info: 218-349-1571

Dr. Ulrich presents medically verified healings and gives simple instructions on how to absorb this healing stream which may be experienced during the lecture.

October 3 • 7-9pm Springhill Suites Mpls West 5901 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park

October 4 • 7-9pm Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., Rm 101, St. Paul Admission is free, donations appreciated. Call for more info: 218-349-1571

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 7-8:30pm. Class also meets 10/11. Understanding dreams, déjà vu, miraculous protection, coincidences or out-ofbody experiences can bring more love and mastery into your life. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen,

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 Midwest Women’s Herbal: Mycelium Mysteries: A Women’s Mushroom Retreat – Oct 6-8. Eugenia Bone, author and food journalist, will make the keynote address, “Mycophilia.” Other presenters: Sue Van Hook, Mara Penfil, Linda Conroy, Sarah Foltz and Carla Kramer. Retreat will focus on understanding fungi as the grandmothers of our ecosystems, with workshops at beginner through advanced levels. Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI. For more info and registration: Midwest

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 Traditional Chinese Medicine 101 – 1-5pm. This class includes a complete science of the physiology of the body and the relationship between the organs and the musculature of the body. $90. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Holistic Chamber of MN – 7-9pm. Business owners and practitioners meet monthly to listen to speakers, connect with other members, share resources and tools to grow and help others. Open to all. Meeting is free to first-time guests. No Knots Massage, 445 Broadway Ave, #100, St Paul Park.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 Massage Basics – 10am-5pm. Learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. $75. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. Hennepin County Fix–it Clinic – Noon-4pm. Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Free. Faith Lilac Way Lutheran Church, 5530 42nd Ave N, Robbinsdale. Bone Broth Sampling – 1-3pm. Learn about drinking broth and try Taking Stock Foods’ Classic Salted Bone Broth, Ginger Turmeric Bone Broth and Vegan Mushroom Ginger Broth. Free. Mastel’s Health Foods, 1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul. An Evening with the Archangels and Ascended Masters – 7-9pm. A group channeled reading with Nea Clare-Channel of Divine Wisdom. Messages for the group and for you. $30. Unity of the Valley, 4011 State Hwy 13, Savage.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 Experience the Sound of Soul – 10-10:30am. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen. Tai Chi Beginners Class – 12:30-1:30pm. Everyone is welcome in our community regardless of age, ability or current level of health. Our informal classes guide you step by step to learn, enjoy and benefit from this ancient wisdom tradition. Free. Register by email: Natural Step Tai Chi, 414 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis. Beginning Meditation: Enjoy the Silence with Nea Clare- Channel of Divine Wisdom – 1:30-3:30pm. Finding comfort and ease in the Silence is where we deepen our connection to Spirit. Ages 12+ welcome.

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$20 love offering. Unity of Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley. Free Clothing Swap – 2–4pm. Do It Green! Minnesota and the City of St. Louis Park are teaming up to sponsor a clothing swap. Bring any clothing items that are no longer right for you and trade them in for “new” ones. All styles, sizes and types of clothes, shoes and accessories welcome. Bring and take as many items as you’d like. Please bring items clean/washed, but don’t worry about folding or ironing. Worn/torn textiles will also be collected for recycling. Leftover items will be collected for charity, reuse or recycling. Free. St. Louis Park Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 Cobb Egg Salad Sampling – All day.Sample the new-and-improved Cobb Egg Salad, which adds bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, and green onions to an already flavorful mix. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Holistic Mom’s Open House – 7-9pm. Join us to find out more about our chapter and our organization. Our open house will feature food, fun, friends and prizes. Free. Think Bank Community Room, 3655 Hazelton Rd, Edina.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 Could it be Your Thyroid – 6-8pm. Dr. Russell will present the most scientifically advanced information and up-to-date treatment approaches for thyroid dysfunction. Free. Please call the store at 651-426-0101 or stop in to register. Seating is limited. Sassafras Health Food Store, 2186 Third St, White Bear Lake.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 How to Become the Awakened Soul – 8:30am9pm. Fri/Sat and 9-11am. Sun. Want to discover how to awaken to your full spiritual potential? You are invited to the 2017 ECK Worldwide Seminar. Hear featured speaker, Sri Harold Klemp. Also enjoy other dynamic speakers, creative arts and inspiring workshops. Program includes free events for those new to Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom. Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. 952380-2200. Temple of ECK Open House – Noon-4pm. Fri/ Sat. You are invited to an open house at the Temple of ECK, the worldwide center for the Eckankar teachings. Enjoy tours, live music, videos, spiritually inspired art and refreshments, or walk the contemplation trails that weave through the 174 acres of land. Open to people of all faiths. Free. 952380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen. Body Positive Yoga – 6:30-8pm. Come as you are and honor the body you bring to the mat today. Big bodies, creaky joints, non-yogis and beginners are welcome. Modifications will be offered for all bodies and ranges of bendy-ness. This is low-pressure, judgment-free yoga taught by a big yogi with a big heart. $15. Tula Yoga & Wellness, 99 Snelling Ave N, St Paul. Monthly Connection and Reading – 6:30-8:30pm. How are you navigating these uncertain times of


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change and transformation? Join us as Michele Rae facilitates teachings, mindfulness practice and conversation on the current shifts we are experiencing. Clarify and energize your intentions to be love in action. $25. Center Within, 8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 Ramsey County Fix–it Clinic – 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Free. Ramsey County Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr, Maplewood.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 Intro to Esogetics Crystals – 10am-6pm. Learn over 16 specific higher level therapies to manage stress, pain, tension and more. $64 to $120. 62-page manual included. Psinergy Natural Health, 1553 Como Ave, St Paul. Autumn Living – 1-4pm. With autumn upon us, the needs of your body and mind may begin to shift. With help from ancient ayurvedic wisdom, learn how to adjust your daily routine fits into the larger picture of seasonal routine. With greater awareness and support, you can improve your quality of sleep, steady your nervous system and balance your digestion. $45. Tula Yoga & Wellness, 99 Snelling Ave N, St Paul. 651-645-5551.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 Monthly Wisdom Collective – 7-9pm. Join Nea Clare, Michele Rae and Sarah Smriga as they combine their insights as The Wisdom Collective. You are invited to ask your questions as they arise on your spiritual path and to hear a group message and reading. Bring a friend for free. $30. Bhakti Wellness Center, 7550 France Ave S, Edina.


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Oct. 28-29 • 9am to 5 pm Registration fee: $270 Americinn Hotel & Conference Center 240 Stadium Road Mankato, MN 56001 Info: call Rosemary at 952-303-6438 or email: Seminar teacher, Chrism, will be here giving talks the week before the seminar.

Empowerment Concert for Transformations 7-9pm. Dianem and Jage share their message that co-creating your vibrational energy empowers you to expand well-being. They connect music and energy awareness (Music Energetics) through personal stories infused with uplifting live music. $22 in advance/$30 at the door. Bhakti Wellness Center, 7550 France Ave S, #220, Edina.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Essential Oils for Mood Shifting – 9am-3pm. Take this course to explore how to use your intuitive guidance for listening to the oils and learn to select essential oils from an intuitive yet educated viewpoint. Step up your self-care game through the soothing power of essential oils.$119 before 10/19 + $13.22 material/lab fees. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 Cardamom Apple Pie Sampling – All day. Spoil your taste buds and indulge in fall flavors with this sweet, allnatural apple pie. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake.

plan ahead WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Dreams, Soul Travel, and the Wonder of You – 7-8:30pm. Discover how dreams are a source of truth. Explore Soul Travel and improve the quality of your life. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen,

NOVEMBER 4-5 Healthy Life Expo – 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun). Annual healthy living event with vendors, samples, demonstrations, speakers and much more. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave St, Minneapolis. $6 entry (or free with ad found in Natural Awakenings).

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Past Lives, Heaven, and Soul’s Destiny – 7-8:30pm. For a happier life today, find out how to visit heaven now. Gain insights into past-life influences. Free. 952380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen,

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Taste of the Holidays – Noon-4pm. Learn to shop, cook and eat healthy at Mazopiya’s Taste of the Holidays event. Sample delicious gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian holiday fare. Don’t forget to stop by one of the many classes hosted in the Mazopiya Teaching Kitchen throughout the day. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Problem Solving, Prophecy, and Divine Love – 7-8:30pm. Find out how God speaks to you every day. Solve problems by tapping into the Supreme Creative Force. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen,



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sunday Gentle Flow Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Allows students of all levels to flow at a slower pace. Incorporating intentional movements paired with breath work to promote relaxation and re-connection of the mind and body. $18. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651-348-6216.

monday Lovingkindness Meditation Practice – 6-7pm. Through ancient, gentle and gradual practices, we learn to let go of fear and ill-will and to open our hearts to ourselves and to others, known and unknown. Our time together will include instruction, guided meditation and discussion. Donation based. River Garden, 455 7th St W, St Paul. Silent Meditation – 7-8pm. Meditators of all levels and approaches are welcome. A few grounding and centering exercises are offered to begin. Sign up in the foyer at the Center, contact the facilitator, Ingela at, or call the center between 11am-3pm T-Th (office hours). Donation based. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W Hwy 13, Savage.

tuesday Weekly Guided & Silent Meditation – 11-11:30am. Led by a Prayer Chaplain in the Meditation Room, this meditation is the same one going on concurrently at Unity Village. It alternates affirmative prayer and silence. Donation based. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W Hwy 13, Savage. Stress Busters Meditation – Noon-1pm. Join us when you can for a free meditation at the University of MN. Mayo Building, Third Fl. Meditation Space, Minneapolis.



Free Qigong Practice Session – 6-7:30pm. Rhonda Battisto leads practices of self-healing and empowerment every week. A healing meditation follows gentle guided healing movements. Donations accepted yet never expected. Peace of Mind Early Education Center, 9025 Tamarack Rd, Woodbury. Introductory Presentations on the Transcendental Meditation Program – 6:30-8pm. Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn and offers a lifetime of benefits for health, well-being and development of the human potential. Free. Twin Cities TM Center, 5215 Edina Industrial Blvd, #300, Edina.

“What is…” Series – 6:30-7:30pm. This free weekly series has a new topic and speaker each week. Visit the website for updated information. Free. Psinergy Natural Health, 1553 Como Ave, St Paul. Weekly Meditation – 7-8pm. This facilitated group meditation is offered each week with its own meditative focus: Chanting, HeartMath, Shamanic Drumming, Hope Wednesdays with the Y.O.U. and the Healing Drum Circle. Donation based. Unity North Spiritual Center, 11499 Martin St NW, Coon Rapids.


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Hatha for Everyone – 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome to this weekly drop-in class. All levels. Relieve stress, achy joints, improve balance at all levels and increase your sense of well-being. $10. Meditation Center, 631 University Ave NE, Minneapolis. Free Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Join us for a free weekly meditation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, Eden Prairie City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie. Contact or 651-730-2078.


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Gentle Yoga for Every Body – 10:30am-noon. A welcoming environment for students of all shapes and sizes. $15 drop-in. River Garden Yoga, 455 W 7th St, St. Paul. Drop-in Meditation – 5:15-6pm. A guided meditation presented through the lens of a Wisdom Practice (gratitude, compassion, and inquiry). $20 (or donation). Aslan Institute, 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan.

saturday Cardio Fitness Drumming – 8-8:30am. Burn calories in a fun way with this full-body workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Free. Nutrition Hub, 7880 University Ave NE, Fridley. Text or call to reserve your spot. 612-787-2582. Kemetic Yoga Class – 9-10am. Kemetic yoga is pure yoga and a healing regenerative system. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Free. Frogtown Farm and Park, 946 Minnehaha Ave, St. Paul.

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BREAST HEALTH AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474

PSINERGY TECHWARRIOR ST. PAUL 1553 Como Ave, St. Paul 612-234-7237 •

“Is your Computer being Crabby?” Onsite/In-Home or Office, Bringto-Us Computer Repair services. 2011-15 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Local • Affordable • Honest • Greener.

Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil when applied with a self-breast massage helps to balance, detoxify, soften breast tissue, improve lymphatic circulation and stimulate the immune system. Improved circulation helps your entire body! See ad, page 28.



Twin Cities Therapy and Counseling Associates 5851 Duluth St, #306, Golden Valley 612-434-6610 •

Nea Clare • 612-227-3854

Quality chiropractic care. You can have a personal audience with your guides and the Archangels and Ascended Masters. Get clarity. Take action. Feel connected. Book your session today and save 25%, using code: IAMWISE17. Or call Nea for a free consult. See ad, page 6.

Lura supports clients who are a d d r e s s i n g t h e e ff e c t s o f Depression, Anxiety and Life Challenges with counseling, art therapy and spiritual support. Serving adults and teens. Most insurances and HSA accepted. See ad, page 30.



Una Forde, DC International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington 952-922-1478 Quality chiropractic care. Experience holistic healing and gentle chiropractic adjustments that allow the nervous system to relieve such symptoms as headache, back, neck pain and numbness which allow your body to return to a state of balance and well-being. 25 years’ experience. See ad, page 15.

Una Forde, DC International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington 952-922-1478 Improved brain function can relieve symptoms like headache and fatigue and allow for better concentration and balance. Over 25 years of chiropractic experience. Quality, holistic care. See ad, page 15.

DENTIST HEALTH CENTERED DENTISTRY N7915-902 St River Falls, WI • 715-426-7777


420 Delaware Street S.E. Minneapolis, 612-624-9459 • The University of Minne

sota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing offers academic courses, a master’s degree in integrative health and wellbeing coaching, and various lectures and community classes - including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Inspired Cooking for Healthy Lives.


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Whole Person Dentistry observes and deals with the mind, body and spirit, not just your teeth. This approach to dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions in natural healing.

4700 Lexington Ave N, Suite D Shoreview 651-483-9800

We’re an integrative practice committed to promoting dental wellness and overall assistance to the whole person. We desire to participate in the creation of healthier lives, while being sensitive to physical, philosophical, emotional and financial concerns. See ad, page 10.


Dr. Amy Ha Truong 6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale 651-731-3064 • Pure Dental offers integrative, holistic, alternative and biological dentistry for your dental health. We take pride in providing quality, holistic dental care and service for our patients. See ad, page 29.


1401 Main St, Hopkins 952-475-1101 • We build a foundation of trust by treating our patients as individuals. Understanding how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, we make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. See ad, page 11.


Providing private in-home care to help you or your loved one live safely and comfortably at home. Six years of experience with private and home health care agencies, providing care for clients with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Macular Degeneration, Neurological Disorders and End of Life Hospice support. Nonmedical care includes bathing, meal prep, medication reminders, home cleaning, transfer assist, transportation, companionship and much more. Call today to discuss your private home health care needs. Work and personal references available. See Paula’s HHA/PCA profile at Account required to view profile.

ENERGY HEALING HEUPEL’S HEALING HANDS, INC. Teresa Heupel Maple Grove • 701-899-2548

Dealing with pain - whether physical, spiritual, emotional, psychic, psychological, PTSD, or trauma? I can help you alleviate your issue without prescription drugs. I am a Reiki Master and a Shamanic Healer.

QUANTUM TOUCH ENERGY HEALING Camille Bernards Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner 11417 NW Hanson Blvd, #101, Coon Rapids 612-599-1931 •

Quantum Touch is a method of natural healing that works with your body energy to promote optimal wellness. It can reduce pain, stress, inflammation - whatever your body needs. The energy goes to where it’s needed most. New client special, $50. See ad, page 29.

ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Essential Oils Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474

100% pure, quality essential oils, and ultrasonic diffusers available on my website. I offer essential oil classes online and in person. Sign up for an essential oil consultation and let me help you create a blend of essential oils that works synergistically for a wide range of health concerns. See ad, page 28.


Cheryl Larson 763-464-2754 • Natural-based wellness for body, spirit, home and pets (ask me how it has helped with my horses). Essential oils and essential oilinfused wellness products help take your wellness to the next level. Educating, enlightening, helping – I can meet you one-onone, or lead a class or workshop. Call or email for more information. See ad, page 31.




Sara Shrode, Graphic Designer Minneapolis, MN 612-554-6304 •


Ignite the possibilities of your next project by having Campfire Studio design it! Innovative, fullservice graphic design studio that takes the essence of a campfire—warmth, stories, community—and infuses it into every design project we do.


1206 Thomas Ave, St Paul, MN 651-307-8476 Marrá

612-605-8608 Keys to an Enlightened Life Annette offers transformation classes and personal sessions that help you and your home align with the highest energy of the universe. Classes will empower you to transform the energy in your home and personal energy field. Personal sessions will help you release karmic patterns, retrieve your soul pieces and align you with your soul purpose. See ad, page 31.


Marrák Hair Recovery Creme is the only all-natural and organic product clinically proven to recover hair, reduce scalp itch and dandruff, and improve overall hair and scalp health, with no side effects. See ad, page 13.


NORTHWESTERN ACADEMY OF HOMEOPATHY 7104 W. Lake Street, St. Louis Park 763-746-9242 •

Homeopathy is a safe, effective path to healing. We offer low-cost homeopathic care for everyone. Clinic is staffed by advanced students and supervised by faculty.

MASTEL’S HEALTH FOODS 1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul • 651-690-1692

Mastel’s Health Foods is Minnesota’s oldest health and wellness store. We carry a full line of vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs and more. We emphasize organic, biodynamic, biodegradable, holistic and hypoallergenic products and pride ourselves on stocking hard-to-find items. See ad, page 31.

SASSAFRAS HEALTH FOODS 2186 3rd St, White Bear Lake 651-426-0101

We carry over 3,500 products for your health and wellness including essential oils and diffusers, bone broth and so much more! We have nutritionists on hand to answer your questions and we offer $10 off with every $50 purchase (excluding food). See ad, page 29.


Cindy Miller • 952-334-7657 7362 University Ave, Ste 303, Fridley I offer massage, reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, hot stone massage and raindrop therapy for healing on all levels; physical, emotional, spiritual. New clients can receive a 60-minute massage for $40. Current/previous clients can ask about other special offers. See ad, page 13.


1103 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Ste 200, Burnsville • 319-535-2752 Is your body ready for a “Karla Massage?” Mention Natural Awakenings for $20 off your first massage (new clients only). I offer relaxation, rehab, sports, pre/post-natal, Aroma and more. Save even more when you sign up for a package.

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Theodore Rick Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington • 763-913-6722

8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington MN Michele Rae • 612-310-8876 • Are you ready to align your personal and professional life more fully with your inner essence and passion? Michele’s intuitive and mindful coaching will support, clarify and accelerate creating a life you love. Get started with a free 20-minute phone consultation. See ad, page 5.

“I love massage, but too often it feels good temporarily and then the pain and tightness comes back again. I have found with AIS that by stretching and lengthening the fibers, almost like a yoga/massage that the pain doesn’t come back again,” Warren King. See ad, page 15.




6420 W Lake St (Main screening location) St. Louis Park • 952-926-2511 See website for other locations Offering safe breast/fullbody screenings using Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging in more than 35 locations. Functional and physiological changes can be detected in early stages with no radiation and no touching. FDA cleared. Use HSA & FSA dollars. See ad, page 11.




Susan Swanson, D.V.M. 651-429-4153 • 1524 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi

2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake 952-233-9140 •

Offering a blend of Western and Eastern medicines including; nutritional counseling, behavior counseling, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, Western herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, flower essences, nutritional supplements, chiropractic, reiki and more. See ad, page 30.

Offering a variety of natural, organic, and local food and products—with a focus on Native American ven-aking control of your health through dors—Mazopiya is your ticket to healthy living. Stop by our reFresh Bar, grab a to-go meal or sign up for a class today. See ad, page 2.


Affiliate Agent, Carrousel Travel 763-360-4642

Let me help you find the best destination, location, hotel, flight, car, price and activities for a customized vacation experience and follow you from start to finish. If you have any problems along the way, call me, not an 800 number. See ad, page 38.



NUTRITION AMY NADEAU FOOD AND NUTRITION Nutritional Therapist, Caterer Personal Chef and Educator • 612-239-7525

Do you suffer from digestive discomfort, brain fog, or high blood sugar? Would you like to forge a new relationship with the food you eat? Call for a free consultation and start taking control of your health through real food!


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PSINERGY NATURAL HEALTH & HOLISTIC WELLNESS 1553 Como Ave, St. Paul 612-217-4325 •

We’re a printing and fulfillment company providing digital print services. With years of experience, we’re an excellent choice for presenters, businesses and authors because we’ve already heard the same questions—and we have the answers. In addition to books, postcards, bookmarks, banners, business cards and rack cards, we also offer resources: editors, proofreaders, interior designers, cover designers, illustrators and shipping specialists.

Utilizing well-defined natural wellness tools and therapies customized for you, we make holistic health easy, understandable and affordable. Our process is to help bring you back into balance while educate you along the way.

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WHATS NEW IN THE TRAVEL WORLD: • Wellness travel is a popular option for enjoying a healing Vacation - reboot, recharge and relax! • Voluntourism is an excellent option for families who want their kids to experience the culture of an area while giving back to the local community.

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Hear a God-Realized Teacher Speak Saturday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center 2017 ECK Worldwide Seminar, October 20–22 “How to Become the Awakened Soul”

Complimentary Admission! Dynamic workshops, discussions, and activities to advance your spiritual growth. “You are Soul. Special. One of a kind. So love yourself, love God, and love others.”

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