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Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet
21 BE HEARD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
22 A GAME CHANGER RESPECTING ALL
24 HEALING OUR KIDS
Reversing a Rising Tide of Chronic Conditions
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s we head into autumn with the changing leaves, Mother Nature starting her resting phase and school activities beginning to find their rhythm, it’s time to focus on our personal needs. So many of us don’t think twice about spending any amount of money and time to meet the needs of our children, spouse or friends, yet we won’t do the same when it comes to our own well-being. This month’s theme is Game Changers, which is defined by the dictionary as “an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant Candi Broeffle shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.” Making a small investment in ourselves can create a significant shift not only in our own well-being, but in the well-being of those around us. To support others, we need to have the energy to do so. Think about the different areas in your life that might need work in order to increase your energy levels: • Physical Health – We cannot take care of others if we are not taking care of ourselves. Make your appointment for your annual exams, get the colonoscopy, mammogram and/or prostate exam. See your dentist for your exams and teeth cleaning and consider removing your mercury fillings. Contact your chiropractor for an assessment and adjustment. Schedule yourself for body and energy work— now is the perfect time to prepare your body to fend off illness and the germs we are exposed to as the weather drives us indoors. Invest in a nutritionist and personal trainer to help you meet your physical goals.
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Awakened Living Announces Weekly Radio Show Awakened Living Infusion
wakened Living announces a new weekly radio show, Awakened Living Infusion, to air at 10 a.m., Saturdays, on AM950. The owners of Awakened Living, Connie Bjerk and Michelle Kitsmiller, will host the hour-long show which Michelle Kitsmiller begins October 6. & Connie Bjerk Awakened Living Infusion will cover topics that are current and of personal interest as well as those that help people engage within communities. Weekly discussions will give information and practical tips that can be used immediately to begin change, growth and expansion in the areas of life that encompass well-being and happiness. Topics will deal with issues that everyone faces and two shows will deal with the timely topic of stress which touches lives daily, lurking in corners of life unexpectedly and unnoticed. Other topics will range from relationships to self-care, fear, happiness, beliefs, communication, joy, pain and more. They will introduce methods of healing (non-medicated) that may not be familiar and the science behind them. It is a place to discuss new ideas and ways to heal ourselves and our world. Activities and classes that Awakened Living have going on at the clinic will be announced, and they plan to create special events for their listeners. Awakened Living is an integrated health clinic in Bloomington and focuses on all aspects of health, wellness, spirituality and growth. They treat each person from a mind-body-spirit perspective and their radio show will reflect that as well. They have a wide range of services and also hold classes in their office on many topics, viewed from a different perspective. They have successfully taken their work into the corporate arena as well as the healthcare system where it has been well received. Location: 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 825, Bloomington. For more information, call 952-452-8583 or visit AwakenedLivingInfusion.com. See ad page 13.
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Nutrition Response Testing Seminar for Beginners
ichole Hirsch Kuechle will lead an introductory Nutrition Response Testing Seminar, on December 8, at My Healthy Beginning Long Lake Natural Health Center, in Long Lake. Kuechle recently graduated as a Clinical Master in Nutrtion Response Testing and is committed to this noninvasive means of finding the underlying causes for what she and her practice members were dealing with that weren’t getting resolved any other way. Nutrition Response Testing, developed by Dr. Freddie Nichole Hirsch Ulan, is a noninvasive system of analyzing the body through the Kuechle autonomic nervous system to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself to attain and maintain optimum health. Participants will learn a powerful tool to add to their already growing kit to share with practice members. This work is easy to learn and apply in your current practice. Attendees will achieve better results with fewer products with this modality and have the ability to identify the five key resistance factors (or stressors) to provide support in solving the toughest cases. Kuechle came to this work after serving clients as a birth/postpartum doula, craniosacral therapist and lifestyle educator for the past 20 years and finding roadblock after roadblock. She was looking for something to use to gain more specific insight into the underlying causes of indigestion, headaches, thyroid issues, skin concerns and infertility. This system has provided her with one breakthrough after another in getting people back to real health, including herself. After years of struggling with multiple miscarriages, recurring UTIs, cystic acne, stomach pain, awful cycles and emotional stress, Nutrition Response Testing was the only modality that not only made the difference for her, but continues to do so over time. Getting her health back in 2014 allowed her to sustain another pregnancy and deliver their first son at home in 2015. She now shares these experiences with her loved ones and clients. Cost: $99 for the full-day Introductory Nutrition Response Testing seminar, includes a Nutrition Response Testing health check ($120 value) and take-home manual with diagrams and instructions on the 13-step technique. Location: 520 Tamarack Ave., Long Lake. To register, call 866-418-4801 or visit unsinc.info/OneDayNow. See ad page 27.
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Psinergy Opens New Office
ntering their tenth year in business, Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness and Psinergy Tech are happy to announce that they have opened their new office near the borders of Roseville, Maplewood, St. Paul and Shoreview, at 80 County Road C West, Suite 802, in Little Canada. Psinergy is a dual-sided company, with one branch offering holistic medicine services under MN Statute 146a specializing in Esogetic Holistic Medicine/Colorpuncture, and the other branch specializing in Windows PC computer repair services for residential and small business users. Both owners are excited to start this next chapter. André Thomas, owner and lead Windows PC therapist, is excited with the new Computer Rehab Center and Holistic Wellness Center as it “offers a better, more functional layout while still inviting people into a relaxing environment— not something many people expect when going to get their computer worked on.” SchaOn Blodgett, owner and holistic health professional, is excited as his new therapy rooms will have windows and are slightly larger than the previous therapy rooms. Psinergy will be hosting an Open House to show off the new space (hopefully in November), featuring new local products. Watch the calendar for updates. For more information on Psinergy Tech, go to PsinergyTech.com. For more information on Psinergy Natural Health, go to PsinergyHealth.com
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PEC Coaching has opened registration for their three-day transformational weekend, Life and Leadership Potentials Training, to be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., November 16 to 18, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott, in Bloomington. iPEC is one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools globally. Their mission of helping raise the consciousness of the world, one person at a time, is evidenced through the experiences of their students who share how they are awakened to their own passion, purpose and potential. “In Life & Leadership Potentials, I experienced an awakening like never before,” says Ashley Colvin, Bareroots Coaching, LLC. “My self-awareness increased tremendously to reveal my gifts and inner blocks. I also learned how to identify and shift my energy to be more productive and find alignment with what I really want in my personal and professional life.” Participants will learn to consciously recognize when they’re reacting to life’s circumstances, even in the most challenging moments, and learn to choose exactly how they want to respond. They’ll also discover how to listen to others in a new way so as to create understanding, quickly build connection and rapport and minimize resistance and conflict as a result. “What I learned through my iPEC journey has put me on a path of discovery and transformation,” states Donnie Boroff, Everdad Coaching. “I now understand how I show up and the type of energy I’m using, and how that directly impacts what I attract into my life.” Thirty core coaching skills will be taught throughout the weekend. Participants are encouraged to bring a guest (complimentary) to share the experience. Tuition: $1,995. Location: 2020 American Blvd. E., Bloomington. For more information and to enroll, call 866-722-6224 or visit ThreeDayExperience.com. See ad, page 26.
he Minnesota Black Author’s Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on October 27, in Minneapolis. The event is hosted by authors De’Vonna Pittman and Jasmine Boudah who recognized that other expos didn’t cater to black literature and felt it was very necessary to create their own space. In 2017, the duo hosted the first annual Minnesota Black Author’s Expo with an overwhelming response from authors and community. Roxanne Battle “Jasmine Boudah approached me about the idea of hosting a Black Author’s Expo in North Minneapolis,” Pittman states. “We both have a strong passion to ensure North Minneapolis residents have the same opportunities to purchase black literature and to sell it, as other communities across the state.” The expo will give black authors an opportunity to sell their books, promote literacy, display their talents, network and meet other authors. Community members will have a chance to meet, greet, buy books and get them signed from a diverse pool of black authors. There will be a wide selection of genres to choose from, including non-fiction, self-help, urban fiction, Christian fiction, empowerment, hip-hop love stories, coming-of-age and children’s books. In addition, the authors are hosting a boot camp for those who need help getting started. The writer’s boot camp is a 90-minute crash course for individuals who want to write a book and haven’t had the confidence or direction to do so. Attendees will hear about editing, marketing, how to write and sell a book and how to publish their work. Pittman and Boudah have recruited a team of experts to coach emerging authors to the finish line. The writer’s boot camp is scheduled to be held the morning of the expo. Space is limited. The expo will also feature award-winning author Roxanne Battle, saxophonist Antonio Jackson, face painting by Deidra Gross along with other activities for children, live readings and a panel discussion which takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 147 Holden St. N., Minneapolis. For more information, visit MNBlackAuthorsExpo.com.
Registration Open for New Online Wellness Program
eresa Brenke, of Embrace Health, announces the launch of her new online program, Create Health On the Go, designed to help people understand how their thoughts and behaviors are keeping them in destructive patterns with their health. This interactive online nutrition program helps reveal what most programs do not address: How to transform the mind to create ideal health. Teresa Brenke “We are constantly on the go and this program was designed to fit healthy nutrition and fitness into this busy world we live in today,” shares Brenke. “It includes the basics on nutrition and fitness but really addresses how we change our thoughts leading us into making a lasting lifestyle change.” Once registered, participants receive online learning modules and support to guide them to their health goals, including webinars focused on nutrition, fitness and creating lasting change in healthy living. They also receive a 45-minute strategy session with Brenke to help set them up for success. Brenke has owned Embrace Health for more than 25 years and has helped over 10,000 adults and 500,000 children learn how to become consciously aware of their health in order to create lasting change. Utilizing simple changes in perspective, she helps people to experience weight loss as a way of being rather than an overwhelming task that needs to be done. “I believe our thoughts create feelings leading us to behavior patterns,” states Brenke. “If these thoughts are healthy, we are in the flow and things magically just happen to work in our favor. But if those thoughts create feelings leading to destructive behavior patterns, we get stuck. Change your thoughts, change your words, change your life.” Cost: $249. Use promo code NaturalAwakening for $100 off the introductory price (ends December 31.) For more information, visit CLDCoaching.com. October 2018
Mastel’s Health Foods Celebrating 50 Years of Service
ohn Mastel founded Mastel’s Health Foods in 1968 after having suffered the effects of an experimental antibiotic he received while attending college. “I spent 54 days in the hospital with stomach issues brought on from the treatment I received,” states Mastel. “Back then no one was talking about gut health or the need John Mastel for probiotics.” It wasn’t until he read an article in Prevention magazine that he started to see hope in his situation. After following a strict diet and adding quality supplements to his regime, he was finally on his way to better health. Having identified the need to provide a place where people could purchase supplements, Mastel opened his doors in December 1968. For the first eight years, he ran the store part time while holding a full-time job at the Highway Department. His sister was his only employee, opening the store every day and helping customers until he could be there after work. When the store first opened, it was stocked with a variety of vitamins and minerals, including multivitamins, Vitamins C and E and aloe vera as well as herbal teas, granola and farm fresh eggs. There have been many changes since the inception. Today, the company has grown to over 15 employees and is known throughout the Twin Cities for its hard-to-find products and well-educated staff. The store boasts over 4,000 individual products including a full line of supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs, and the latest in clean personal care products and cosmetics, books, household goods and pet products. They also carry a variety of locally made products and still sell over 130 dozen farm fresh eggs every week. “We are a small neighborhood store competing with mass market and online stores,” says Lauren Gaffney, buyer for Mastel’s. “Products carried in our store go through a stringent vetting process. Nearly everything we carry has passed the Good Manufacturing Products (GMP) standards and is analyzed by third-party independent labs.” Mastel’s is known as a destination for those interested in health and wellness. By attending yearly international trade shows and following social media, they stay ahead of the trends. Through this brand-spotting process, they are often one of the first in the Twin Cities to carry trendy products, most recently the Coconut Cult Probiotic Yogurt which is popular with Millennials. “Our demographics are younger and savvier these days. Our customers are more educated, do their research and are searching for quality products,” says Theresa Goddard, an employee for the past 22 years. “It’s important that we stay on the cutting edge of what is available while staying true to our standards of quality and integrity.” Mastel’s Health Food is celebrating 50 years of service to the Twin Cities with an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 6. Meet the founder and join in product demos, prize giveaways and games for the kids. The Med Box Grill food truck will offer Turkish food for purchase and there will be live music by Jim Kirkendall. Cost: Free. Location: 1526 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul. For more information, visit Mastels.com. See ad, page 20.
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Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that receiving music therapy can significantly lessen a patientâ€™s need for opioids and other painkillers after invasive surgery. The researchers tested 161 patients; 49 in the music group and 112 in a control group. After their surgery, both groups were offered painkillers intravenously at dosesÂ requested by the patient. Of those engaged in music therapy, 86 percent avoided the painkillers, compared to only 26 percent of the control group.
Knitting Releases the Blues Knitting can alleviate the blues, slow the onset of dementia and distract from chronic pain, according to a survey published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Eighty-one percent of respondents described feeling happier after a session of needlework. In another study, researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital found that the act of knitting lowers heart rates by an average of 11 beats per minute, eliciting a state of relaxation similar to that of yoga. A Mayo Clinic study found that crafts like knitting and crocheting also reduce the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment by 28 percent. In a University of British Columbia study, 74 percent of 38 women with the eating disorder anorexia reported that it lessened the intensity of their fears and thoughts and cleared their minds of eating disorder preoccupations. In a survey of 1,000 members of the British group Knit for Peace, one in five respondents reported that knitting reduced their arthritic pain.
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Music Lessons Make Kids Smarter Structured music lessons significantly enhance childrenâ€™s cognitive abilities, including language-based reasoning, short-term memory and planning, while reducing inhibition, leading to improved academic performance, report researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In the study, 147 Dutch 6-year-olds were divided into music, visual arts and control groups, and monitored for two-and-a-half years. The children in the music group sang, listened to music and played an instrument of their choice one to two hours a week during regular classroom time. Compared to the control group, they demonstrated improved verbal IQ and reasoning skills, and a greater ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved academic achievement. Children given structured visual arts lessons showed improvements in visual and spatial memory compared to the control group.
Tocotrienols are a natural form of vitamin E found in a number of foods, including wheat, barley, corn, rice and palm fruit. A recent meta-review of clinical research finds that tocotrienols can decrease heartrelated health risks in seniors such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
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Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety, which can produce dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties in 4 to 30 percent of patients worldwide, may be relieved by acupuncture, according to research from the University of York, in the UK. Analyzing six studies of 800 patients, researchers found that acupuncture reduced anxiety by an average of eight points on an 80-point scale, a level considered clinically significant.
Vitamin D Supplements Ease Irritable Bowels Oncology researchers from the University of Sheffield, in the UK, report that people with irritable bowel syndrome tend to be low in vitamin D. In a review of research, they found that supplemental vitamin D tends to ease associated symptoms such as bloating, stomach cramps and constipation, and improve quality of life.
Calorie Restriction Slows Aging Thirty-seven healthy, non-obese adults between 21 and 50 years old put on a calorie restriction diet for two years showed reduced systemic oxidative stress, indicating greater protection against age-related neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as cancer and diabetes. Participants in this research, conducted by Pennington Biomedical Research, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, cut their calories by 15 percent and lost an average of 20 pounds without experiencing anemia, excessive bone loss or menstrual disorders. Their metabolism also slowed, indicating that they burned energy more efficiently, a factor that may be linked to longevity.
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By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to hit 10 billion, and food production will need to increase by 70 percent. Traditional farming won’t be able to keep up. Lisa Dyson, who holds three degrees in physics, including a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston, knows the reason: ubiquitous carbon dioxide. This byproduct of burning fossil fuels is a known culprit in the pace of climate change. Dyson is revolutionizing the way protein is made. Several years ago, she and colleague John Reed came across NASA reports from the 1960s and ’70s that discussed using microbes to recycle carbon dioxide aboard spacecraft. “We were fascinated by their research. We wondered if we could develop a similar technology that would enable us to recycle carbon dioxide into valuable products here on Earth,” Dyson says. Their startup, Kiverdi, uses microbes to transform carbon into bio-based products in special bio-reactors similar to the giant urns used to brew beer. This year, they’re commercializing a new process to transform CO2 into protein powder. The end product, Planet+Protein, is packed with essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. 14
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UK Banning Both Legal and Illegal Trade
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is in the process of implementing a neartotal ivory ban. It can’t happen soon enough because elephant populations continue to dramatically decline. As recognized by the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species last September, “Countries with domestic ivory markets that contribute to elephant poaching or the illegal ivory trade should take all necessary legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to close such markets as a matter of urgency.” Any legal ivory market leads to a parallel illegal market because ivory from recently killed elephants can be made to look like old ivory, which is legal in many countries, through processes like chipping, staining and cracking. The UK has long played a role in the international ivory trade. During the colonial era, more than a million elephants were killed to feed British demand for everything from ivory ornaments and piano keys to billiard balls and cutlery. Much of that material remains in the UK today, fueling the market. Trade data indicates that the UK is still the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory, most of which goes to Asian destinations like China and Hong Kong.
Serious concerns have surfaced about food transparency, and people are asking questions. Documentaries like Rotten urge consumers to think twice about the origins and ingredients of their food, but answers are not always readily available. In addition to environmental concerns like long-distance transportation, people are worried about food recalls and safety. FoodLogiQ’s software solution creates “farm to fork traceability”, welcoming companies across the industry to participate, with approximately 7,000 having registered so far in some 100 countries—including Whole Foods, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Carl’s Jr., Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Panda Restaurant Group. Information provides useful details such as where the food was harvested, whether pesticides were used, where the food traveled and how it was processed. FoodLogiQ Chief Marketing Officer Katy Jones suggests this is an important moment of change in the food industry, saying, “Food companies are embracing global standards to increase efficiencies and build a foundation for traceability and supply chain visibility.”
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Leading Food Companies Aim to Slash Energy Footprints
McDonald’s plans to reduce greenhouse emissions from their restaurants, corporate offices and supply chain by more than 30 percent by 2030. They’re the first restaurant chain with goals backed by the Science Based Targets initiative. The company expects to decrease its total emissions by more than 150 million tons. AB InBev, the parent company of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser beer, has ambitious plans to purchase electricity only from renewable sources for its worldwide operations in seven years. The first step includes Bud Light. The goal is for all operations in the company’s 12 Budweiser breweries across the U.S. to be powered by renewable energy. Budweiser plants outside the U.S. will also switch to all-renewable energy, with all products planned to transition by 2025. The new status will be denoted by the label “100% Renewable Energy”.
Oil Giant to Invest in Renewable Energies Project
Saudi Arabia intends to host the world’s largest solar project. “It’s a huge step in human history,” says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. “It’s bold, risky and we hope we succeed in doing that.” Solar power is a logical choice for the country. Its capital, Riyadh, averages 8.9 hours of sunshine a day. The nation is also projected to be severely impacted if climate change raises global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. According to Climate Action Tracker, if the global temperature rises 3 to 4 degrees Celsius, 75 percent of the country would be excessively arid by the end of the century. According to the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia produces 13 percent of the world’s oil and currently obtains 60 percent of its electric energy from petroleum.
Turtle Turnaround Hatchlings Return to Mumbai Beach After 20 Years
At Versova Beach, in the Indian coastal city of Mumbai, local volunteers have stepped up to finally clean up a shore covered in ankledeep trash and waste. The United Nations described the transformation as the world’s largest beach cleanup project ever, and the work has been rewarded with serious environmental progress. For the first time in 20 years, Olive Ridley sea turtles have hatched at Versova. The turtle is currently classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because of environmental pollution. They’re the smallest and most common sea turtle, but all species are threatened by human encroachment and pollution. Lawyer and conservationist Afroz Shah says, “I had tears in my eyes when I saw them walking towards the ocean.” Local ecologists say it’s possible the Olive Ridley turtles have been nesting on the beach without anyone noticing, but capturing this momentous occasion is a huge boon to the volunteers, which have encountered some resistance via harassment and bureaucracy.
Plastic Bag Deterrents Working in European Waters
A new study shows that there are significantly fewer plastic bags on the seafloor since a number of European countries introduced fees on them, according to a 25-year study from the UK government’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). Researchers saw an estimated 30 percent drop in the number of plastic bags in waters around Norway, Germany, northern France and Ireland. “It is encouraging to see that efforts by all of society, whether the public, industry, non-government organizations or government, to reduce plastic bags are having an effect,” says Thomas Maes, a marine litter scientist at CEFAS. “We also observed sharp declines in the percentage of plastic bags captured by fishing nets trawling the seafloor around the UK compared to 2010, and this research suggests that by working together, we can reduce, reuse and recycle to tackle the marine litter problem.” October 2018
Groups Work to Make U.S. Go Strawless
About 500 million plastic straws are discarded daily in America, reports the U.S. National Park Service. Plastic that reaches waterways is ingested by marine life and our food chain. Individuals and municipalities are taking action to support options, including going strawless. n The Last Plastic Straw (TheLastPlasticStraw.org), a project of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, has a worldwide map locator that pinpoints restaurants that have ceased using plastic straws. n Milo Cress, who launched the Be Straw Free (BeStrawFree.org) campaign in 2011 when he was 9, is again speaking to school students this fall, primarily via Skype. “It’s exciting to inspire them to know that they can do something in their community,” says the senior high school student in Shelburne, Vermont. n Strawfree.org, a Southern California volunteer-driven organization, offers kits that include bamboo straws, carrying holders and cleaning brushes. n McDonald’s has announced it will transition from plastic to paper straws in its U.S., UK and Ireland restaurants
beginning this year, and subsequently expand the switch to other countries. n In May, New York City lawmakers introduced a bill banning plastic straws in all bars and restaurants in the Big Apple, and Seattle has banned the use of single-use plastic straws, thanks to the Strawless in Seattle movement. Eco-Cycle, Inc. (EcoCycle.org) and the Inland Ocean Coalition, both in Boulder, Colorado, are asking restaurants citywide not to use them. In July, Starbucks announced plans to eliminate straw use globally by 2020. n StrawlessOcean.org offers straw alternatives made of paper by Aardvark, steel and silicone by Klean Kanteen, metal by Steelys Drinkware and bamboo by StrawFree. n EcoWatch.com suggests, “Unlike metal or glass, soft and bendable silicone straws don’t clink your teeth, making them ideal for kids and straw-biters” and that such products made by Softy Straws work with hot drinks and withstand dishwashers. It also recommends wheat stems, corn bioplastic and bucatini pasta, a spaghettilike noodle with a hole in the middle.
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Running for Governor
Ethan Sonneborn, 13, has a comprehensive policy platform and a spot on the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary ballot in Vermont. In an early campaign speech, the Bristol resident and Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School student smiled at the crowd’s applause for his message:
Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet by Linda Sechrist
ecognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics. Initiatives include creating solutions for the global water crisis, serving as global ambassadors, training for public speaking and leadership, organizing youth summits, marching for causes, planting a trillion trees, participating in United Nations (UN) programs, inventing a new educational system, lobbying legislators and seeking political office. 18
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Angie Jiang, a 2018 graduate of Madison West High School, in Wisconsin, is a first-year student at Columbia University, in New York. Deploying her social impact and debating skills, this Chinese-American woman articulates her opinions on sustainability, environmental awareness, immigration and gender issues in public radio interviews and lobbies for policy changes in Washington, D.C. She’s one of 80,000 girls in some 100 countries that have been trained by the UN Foundation’s Girl Up initiative to help lead the movement for gender equality; Jiang currently serves as its 2017-2018 teen advisor. “Within our current political climate, it is
“To everyone here today, know this. We are America’s future… So let’s not be afraid to shape it… We must be the voices of a generation, leaders for others and advocates for ourselves. Why shouldn’t we be the ones to end worldwide hunger, to make a breakthrough in medical science, to protect world peace or to put people on another planet? We are the generation that will do all these things. Why not start now?” In addressing environmental issues, Sonneborn supports a tax on carbon emissions, Vermont’s commitment to uphold the standards of the Paris climate agreement and renewable energy incentives. In Kansas, where six teenagers are running for governor, Tyler Ruzich’s campaign theme is, “A Republican for the Next Generation.” This Shawnee Mission North
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High School senior has serious concerns and ideas to make his state a better place to live, learn and work. A well-prepared orator committed to public service, Ruzich is reaching younger voters on issues of voter registration, school funding, taxation, guns, immigration, agriculture, equal rights and job growth. On the Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien syndicated TV show, Ruzich said he believes his campaign is stimulating 18-to-25-yearolds to get involved in mid-term elections, which typically draw fewer voters.
global youth to engage with sustainability issues. Today, the New Jersey resident serves as its president, and is passionate about why investing in the education of children is significant. As just one example, “Amazonian children are teaching their parents about how deforestation impacts climate change,” says Patel. A degree in environmental law and policy at Vermont Law School, in South Royalton, and expertise in environmental education, curriculum development, field research and community outreach has helped Patel to assist in developing lesson plans for ECI Water Schools. Community groups and schools are mobilized to evaluate the health of rivers and provide basic training in good health habits.
Brandi Kneip’s family in Stuart, Florida, didn’t object when the 18-year-old decided to spend her college savings establishing a JAR dry goods store that fosters reusing and recycling materials to decrease or eliminate trash. Customers can buy what they need by dispensing pasta, herbs, spices, flour and other products into their own reusable jars or purchase glass containers to take home. JAR also carries eco-friendly household items. “I want my impact on this Earth to be like footprints in the sand. For a second, the Earth knows you are there, and when you move along, the waves wash them out or the wind blows them away. I’m so thankful for this big, green-blue planet, and I’ll strive every day to make more people notice the beauty it holds,” says Kneip.
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Arati Patel was just 24 when she began serving as an intern with Earth Child Institute (ECI), a nonprofit that empowers
Felix Finkbeiner, a German student, started Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007, when he was only 9. “It’s an amazing organization run by young people,” says Patel. Inspired by the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, Finkbeiner expanded Maathai’s original concept of a billion plantings to the Trillion Tree Campaign. To date, it’s seen 15 billion new trees in 190 countries under the guidance of the U.N. Environment Programme. Speaking at an Environmental Systems Research Institute Conference, Finkbeiner said that beyond planting trees, children involved in the initiative have delivered presentations in schools and rotary clubs, and engineered sit-down meetings with mayors, local government officials and even presidents of countries. Several have spoken
before the UN General Assembly and national parliaments, urging them to address the climate crisis.
A Revolution in Education
After graduating from Beijing University Affiliated High School, Jason Wang, 18, postponed college for a year and visited the U.S. and Europe looking for the best practices in education. When he returned, he was in no hurry to enter college, but rather to develop the curriculum for Beijing’s Moonshot Academy, which opened in January with 30 students from 14 to 16 years old. Turning traditional methods of education on its ear, Moonshot Academy students are accepted based on their learning ability, independent thinking skills and capacity to turn ideas into action, rather than standardized test scores. Students learn through personalized experiences that enable them to practice and demonstrate core competencies to face the challenges of the future. “Research shows that by the age of 39, today’s average high school graduate will have had nine different jobs, half of which have not been invented yet. Artificial intelligence has changed the playing field. We can’t keep educating kids in the same way,” says Nancy Riehle, executive director of the Creative Academic Network Scholastic Foundation that supports the academy.
Inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March, Jamie Margolin, a 16-year-old student at Seattle’s Holy Names Academy, launched Zero Hour, a movement for October 2018
If not us, then who; if not me and you Right now, it’s time for us to do something. ~Do Something by Matthew West, singer/songwriter Maryland; Zanagee Artis, 18, a logistics director from Clinton, Connecticut; and Kibiriti Majuto, 20, of Charlottesville, Virginia, originally from the Democratic
Republic of the Congo. They jointly developed the organization’s platform. “It’s our generation that is going to be impacted the most by the effects of accelerated climate change that we are causing. This march is a launch. We’re not done,” says Margolin. At a pivotal time in which many theorize that our nation lacks the ability to coalesce around a great enterprise to solve existing problems, it appears that those doing the calculating have not factored in the millions of motivated young people as critical decision makers. It may be that their imagination, energetic drive, passionate self-confidence and “no borders” cooperation paves the way to a brighter future for all. Not waiting for the torch to be passed, young people are seizing it and acting now, no longer naively thinking that there will always be enough time tomorrow. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com.
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youth rights and action on climate change. Margolin and her teammates have formed a nationwide coalition that inspires and mobilizes students throughout the U.S. and in London, England. They took to the streets on July 21 to march for environmental justice as social justice. Zero Hour activities supporting the Washington, D.C., march included meeting with nearly 40 federal lawmakers and presenting a manifesto of demands. It calls for governments and companies to take action on all climate change and environmental issues, including divesting from fossil fuels; increasing investment in renewable energy; legislating strict carbon reduction targets; encouraging plant-based lifestyles; schooling youth on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint; reducing excessive use of single-use plastic; ending rainforest deforestation; halting all animal cruelty; and preventing loss of biodiversity and species extinctions. Margolin and other Zero Hour members agree, including Nadia Nazar, 16, an art director from Baltimore,
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Be Heard and Make a Difference
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s young adults and teens, we need to start taking action on issues where we want to see something changed. We can’t just look at these issues and say someone else will do it. We were given a voice and now, as teens, need to use it, especially on issues that affect us more than they affect adults such as school shootings. We have to stop school shootings nationwide because we are the ones sitting in the classrooms not knowing if we are safe. We are the ones that go to school every day to get a good education. We don’t go to school to worry about whether or not we will come home that day or see our parents again. We are the ones in the classrooms so we need to be the ones to make the change. There are so many things that you can do on the school safety issue in your community such as starting a Dream Team club for school safety in your own school by going to MakeOur SchoolsSafe.org/dream-team. This organization was started by my cousin’s mom after my cousin Alyssa was killed in the Parkland shooting. In Rockland County, you can join Youth Against Gun Violence (Students Demand Action). Established organizations can help you work toward school safety just by going to the meetings and sharing your opinions. Another super easy thing that you can do is talk to your friends and spread the word on issues that are important to you. We need to use our voices and be heard. Speak out or get on the computer. There are so many ways that you can be part of the change for whatever you feel needs to be fixed in this world. We have the power to change the world with one click or post. It’s so easy for you to make your opinion heard loud and clear but you have to be willing to share. Once you share what you think, people will start to ask questions and you can help them to understand, as educating people is the first step to change. If you don’t know a lot about something that you are interested in seeing changed, then ask or look it up so you can start being part of the solution. Whether you are interested in the environment, gun control, poverty or school safety, we all have the power to make a difference. So go out and change the world. When we speak in numbers, adults will listen.
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A GAME CHANGER Respecting All
by Vajracharya ZhiChan, Charlotte M. Steen
f you haven’t yet tried the 30-day challenge of only speaking positively for 30 days, here are the details: You are challenged to only speak (and think, in the advanced version) positively 24 hours a day for 30 days in a row—no snide comments, no yucky yammering—only pure positivity. If you mess up, you have to start your 30-day count all over again. For those of you who have tried this, think of how long it took you to get to 30 days in a row. Did it take 35, 60, 90 days or even a year? The fact that you didn’t give up is impressive. If you haven’t yet tried the experiment, I urge you to test for yourself your positivity and negativity output. You can consciously become someone whose only focus is uplifting and supporting others. Speaking and thinking positively about others is one way to begin consciously respecting everyone. As we practice speaking and thinking only positively, we are also practicing how to express disagreement in a way that is respectful to others. When we can disagree with one another in a respectful way, we can shift our energies to the possibility of a transformation—not just upset and anger. Think of how the lack of respect, or the perceived lack of respect, has felt injurious to you as you have been in disagreement with others. Think, if there was no lack of respect, what a game changer that could be.
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Of course, being positive is not the only way to show respect. Listening to one another is also important. That is, we need to listen to one another beyond hearing the words. We need to listen for the meanings of the words, and we need to listen for the wisdom of what is being shared. Think how powerful this would be for you, if others really heard you and listened to your wisdom. Listening with respect means we understand there can be more perspectives than ours that have validity. There is an old Chinese story about the four blind men who were asked to describe an elephant. The man who was by the elephant’s trunk said it was like a big snake. The man who was by its leg talked about a strong tree. The man who was by the elephant’s tail talked about a tough rope. The man by its stomach talked about a robust boat. Each man was correct, but alone they did not give a complete picture of the elephant. We miss out on much wisdom if we do not listen to others’ perspectives with respect. If you still wonder what a difference it can make for you to consciously choose to respect all, think about your own experiences again as well as looking farther out into the world at others’ exchanges. Adding respect to any of these situations would have shifted and upgraded the experience. How nice it would be if others finally started respecting you and your wisdom all the time and what a gift it would be for others to receive your respect all the time as well. If you try this experiment of respecting all, you will be able to witness for yourself what a game changer it can be—as your choice also shines in and washes over your life. I challenge us all to a 30-day respect-all diet. Try it out. See what 30 days in a row of positive thoughts and words and true listening are like. If you mess up, forgive yourself and start the 30 days over again. 30 days. Respect-all. Are you in? Vajracharya ZhiChan, Charlotte M. Steen, is a Buddhist nun ordained in the Chinese Esoteric (Hanmi) Buddhist lineage. Founder of the Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association, she works to help you be your peace, joy and radiant health through offering Hanmi Buddhist spiritual healing, teaching Hanmi meditations, and conducting Buddhist prayer services (dharma rites) to relieve suffering. For more information, call 651-278-0697, email SteenC108@gmail.com or visit MN-HanmiBuddhism.. See ad, page 21.
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autism diagnoses have increased at least 10fold, to affect one in 50 (one in 31 boys). “It’s literally an epidemic of chronic childhood disease,” says Beth Lambert, of Charlotte, North Carolina, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children and executive director of the nonprofit EpidemicAnswers.org. “Our children, with their little bodies and immature immune systems, can’t tolerate the toxic environments we’re all exposed to. They’re the canaries in the coal mine that show us that the way we are living today is not sustainable.”
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Healing Our Kids Reversing a Rising Tide of Chronic Conditions by Ronica A. O’Hara
he statistics are startling—as many as a quarter to one half of American children now have a diagnosed chronic condition, according to studies that include one in Academic Pediatrics that
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includes obesity. Over the last few decades, the number of children with asthma has tripled to affect one in eight; those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have doubled to one in 10; and
As scientists pinpoint the causes of conditions, parents, researchers and healthcare practitioners are discovering, Lambert says, that many of the youngsters’ chronic illnesses share a “perfect storm” of factors, including pharmaceutical overuse, toxic or nutritionally poor diets, exposure to toxins and other environmental stressors. “Many factors contribute to these chronic disorders; one size or one treatment doesn’t fit all,” says Dr. Kenneth Bock, of Red Hook, New York, an integrative medicine practitioner who has helped more than 3,000 chronically ill children and authored Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies. “But if children with one or more of the disorders are treated with a fully integrative medicine approach, the vast
More Help for Healing EWG.org – the go-to website of the Environmental Working Group for information about toxicity in food, products and the environment Why It Matters – video accounts from doctors; parents and recovered children; DocumentingHope.com majority show some improvement, many significantly, and increasing numbers may recover to a point where they even lose their diagnosis.” Effective integrative applications often change the child’s diet to nutrient-dense, additive-free foods and supplements for gut and brain health; employ allergy testing and elimination, detoxification and behavioral and physical therapies; vet household contaminants; target medications like antifungals and anti-inflammatories; and use homeopathy and acupuncture.
Maria O’Neil’s firstborn son, Connor, had a perfect Apgar score (newborn health
status) at birth and appeared healthy to everyone until after immunization at 15 months, when he became withdrawn and vacant, with head-banging and hand-flapping. A pediatrician diagnosed moderately severe autism and advised, “Accept your new normal. Your son was born this way.” O’Neil exclaimed, “I will not let this disease take my child!” After she replaced processed foods, sugar, dairy and gluten with organics in his diet, he became calmer and “more here”. Tests by another pediatrician, Dr. Bob Sears, showed Connor had gut damage, mitochondrial issues, a high viral load, a low white cell count and a deficiency in basic vitamins and minerals. “Now I had a game plan,” says O’Neil, of Joshua Tree, California. Connor was given fish oil, B12 shots, juices, targeted herbs, Epsom salt baths, hyperbaric oxygen, a mitochondrial cocktail of nutraceuticals, medication with the antifungal fluconazole (Diflucan), the antiviral valacyclovir (Valtrex) and the immunity-enhancing naltrexone (Revia), plus acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic. Over time, Connor’s eyes brightened, his language “burst forth” and he became social and loving. By age 5, educators took him off his individualized learning program because he had no relevant symptoms. Today, at 9, he’s a popular fourth-grade kid that loves swimming, soccer and art, and wants to become a scientist or engineer. “The future is limitless for Connor,” O’Neil reports. “He can do anything he sets his mind to.”
“Once you have addressed the root causes, you can optimize healing by using the additional integrative modalities to help prevent chronic illnesses now and in years to come,” explains family physician Madiha Saeed, of Naperville, Illinois, author of The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease. The multipronged integrative approach is supported by studies that link poor gastrointestinal health to childhood diseases, notes Lambert. Italian researchers found a greater prevalence of “bad” gut bacteria in autistic children. In New Zealand, it was shown that those with ADHD have gut bacteria that reduces dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s reward center. At EpidemicAnswers.org, medical professionals and parents have created a comprehensive database of resources, studies, strategies and health coaches to help realize a child’s full potential. It plans to follow 14 children with chronic conditions through 18 months of healing and recovery therapeutic services to be documented in a film titled Canary Kids. “We want to show parents that there’s hope—because then they can take the next step and move forward,” says Lambert. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based freelance health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.
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REBOOTING LIBIDO Exercise Rekindles Desire by Maya Whitman
ecause exercise delivers so many benefits, it’s not surprising that one of them is increased libido. A low sex drive can affect either gender at any age, and contributing factors include hormonal changes, daily stressors and certain prescription drugs. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, shortduration bursts of exercise work to increase circulation and heart rate, thus amping up physiological arousal in women. Sexual
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performance is enhanced in men by exercising three to five times a week, according to a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. “Eating right and being committed to a daily exercise regimen that includes strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training is key to maintaining a great libido and continual excellence in sexual function,” affirms Dr. Jeffry Life, author of The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body and owner
Exercise increases testosterone, endorphins and adrenal hormones, all of which are essential to a satisfying sex life. Studies from the University of Texas at Austin show premenopausal women experience increased sexual response with exercise, including individuals with diminished sex drives due to the use of antidepressants. “Stress is one of the biggest libidokillers in women, and endorphins released during exercise can reduce stress, improve libido and increase arousal,” maintains Stephanie Mansour, fitness expert and CEO of Step It Up with Steph, in Chicago, Illinois. “Adding 30 minutes of exercise a few times a week can increase endorphins, blood flow and testosterone.”
The inevitable hormonal changes of menopause and beyond can dampen a woman’s sex life, but it doesn’t have to become a way of life. “Women can experience side effects of shifting hormonal levels which cause libido to vanish and the vagina to become dry, making us feel anything but empowered,” explains Ellen Dolgen, the Coronado, California, author of Menopause Mondays: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause. “Exercise, along with the guidance of a menopause specialist to help manage those hormonal changes, is a winning ticket. Life in our 40s, 50s and beyond can be wonderful!”
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem for many men, and can result from sedentary lifestyles, certain medications and cardiovascular issues. “ED is a huge problem worldwide, and vascular disease is one of the major causes,” says Life. “This can be avoided by eating properly and making exercise an essential part of everyday life, which can also reduce the need for prescription drugs that are another major cause of the problem.”
Strength Training and Yoga
Testosterone—a hormone that plays a significant role in lighting our “fire” and keeping it lit—can be enhanced by adding workouts with weights. “Strength training can boost testosterone, which may boost sex drive in both women and men. For men, I recommend lifting weights and doing push-ups. However, it’s important to note that too much intense exercise or strength training may have the opposite effect, and actually reduce the desire to have sex,” says Mansour. In addition to a daily exercise program that includes cardio and flexibility exercises, Life concurs, “Thirty to 60 minutes of strength training three to four times a week is ideal.” According to a review published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, yoga may increase both male endurance and female response. “Yoga turns off our sympathetic nervous system, the part that keeps us in ‘fight-or-flight’ response. Inversions like the shoulder stand help to harmonize hormones, supporting a wellbalanced sex drive,” explains Pam Medina, owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park, New York. “We need to feel attractive, and yoga can help us to accept the body as a sacred vehicle for the soul.” No matter the age or condition of the body, a more satisfying sex life and better self-image is possible through feeling fit. Life reminds us, “Check with your doctor before taking up an exercise regimen, and know that maintaining a healthy body can give us essential ingredients for a great sex life well into our 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.” Maya Whitman is certified in bodywork and clinical essential oil therapy.
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Chiropractic Michael Herb, of the Absolute Wellness Center, in Eugene, Oregon. “We must complete extensive training not only on the musculoskeletal system, but also on managing various internal medical pathologies such as those related to the cardiovascular system, genitourinary conditions, obstetrics and gynecology. We also learn to perform minor surgical procedures.” Chiropractor Tom Hyland Robertson, of Whole Chiropractic Healthcare, in Odenton, Maryland, notes, “To limit chiropractic to two categories of traditional and integrative isn’t accurate. There are almost as many specialists among doctors of chiropractic (DC) as among medical doctors (M.D.). There are chiropractors that specialize in pediatrics, veterinary, orthopedics, internal medicine, neurology, radiology and other areas. Integrative chiropractic uses as many tools as possible from the realm of each doctor’s training.”
Integrative Well-Being The world of chiropractic is diverse and growing to meet patient needs. Many chiropractors offer several healing modalities in-house that are geared to take whole-person care to an integrated harmonious level. “Research shows that patient outcomes are far better with a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare needs,” says Herb. “Offering a variety of specialties like physical therapy, sports medicine, nutrition and natural pain relief in my practice means patients receive the care and amount of time they need. They are not limited by what I personally can offer or have time to provide.”
Many chiropractic facilities nationwide employ acupuncturists and therapeutic massage therapists, offering diverse treatment options like functional medicine and cryotherapy—ice therapy— versus traditional heat therapy. Robertson provides complementary treatments ranging from nutrition to physical therapy and yoga because he has found it is important to incorporate multiple treatment philosophies, examining the same problem from different angles, saying, “Chiropractic integrates many safe modalities found to be more effective than opioids, for instance.” He notes that early chiropractic was actually integrative, with its founder, Daniel David Palmer, promoting a healthy diet and calmer lifestyle a century ago.
Collaborative Options Progressive chiropractic now includes innovative approaches to treat the nervous system. The cutting-edge field of functional (or chiropractic) neurology, which reactivates partially nonfunctional neural pathways, is employed in cases like concussions, vertigo, migraines, pain syndromes, neuropathy and attentiondeficit disorders. Massage modalities, combined with chiropractic, are widely recognized to significantly increase circulation and improve range of motion. Acupuncture, when used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment, enhances muscle relaxation and fosters easier adjustments.
Chiropractor Kody R. Johnson, of the Johnson Chiropractic and Holistic Health Center, in Columbia, Missouri, is board certified in acupuncture and employs dry needling to target trigger points in tight muscles. He also specializes in functional medicine. Hormone balance, nutritional inadequacies, the presence of heavy metals and genetic markers for disease are all considered in determining a patient’s overall health. “Chiropractic treatment addresses results of physical stress. Functional medicine looks at emotional and biochemical stress,” says Johnson. “The chiropractic paradigm is based on the premise that the body has an inborn ability to heal itself. If the only method a provider has to offer is chiropractic adjustments, then they’ll have cases where the patient’s condition doesn’t fully improve because there might be other factors at play, including nutritional deficiencies, toxicities and emotional stress. When we address other relevant issues, we find that patients ‘hold’ their adjustments longer.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, multimedia artist and author of books in the spirituality and alternative health genres. She lives in Hawley, PA. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein
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Three Simple Ways to Get Started With Social Marketing
By Dan Stocke
s small business owners, operators or managers, our lives involve non-stop, on-thejob training. Sometimes it seems we’re running fast just to stand still and sadly lose sight of the amazing learning opportunities granted to us each day (You may be thinking there aren’t enough hours in the day; I don’t have time to think about the lesson learned; this pile of work isn’t going to do itself, so please don’t give me one more thing to do.) Calm down. Breathe deep. This will only take a few moments and will be well worth the time. We are going to take a look at three really important marketing lessons that are pretty simple but far too often lost in our day-to-day fracas and, most importantly, you already know the answers. You’re probably just too busy to remember. We will focus primarily on digital/social marketing because it often feels overwhelming but is the simplest place to start, gives the most bang for your buck and therefore will cause you far less agita. People already care about your business. Your product or service actually does address specific needs or wants (it’s why you started the business in the first place). And, through social media, it’s easier than ever to stay in front of customers so they are more likely to think of your business when they need it. Facebook is the big player in the social world (yes, even still) and they make it very easy to target customers who have already shown an interest in what you are selling. When advertising in social media, make sure to dig into the targeting to find people who have already liked “massage”, “yoga” or “essential oils”. There are literally thousands of ways to hone in on your customers and advertise specifically to them. Also, for many of us, our customers are physically close by—within a 10-mile radius of our business. Make sure to set your advertising to run within that area; this way you aren’t wasting money advertising for people who are not in your range. There is no need to advertise in St. Cloud when your customers are in Edina. You are already endlessly fascinating. The only reason people find marketing to be intimidating is because everyone thinks they have to have the “perfect” ad or the most compelling post in the history of Facebook to get attention. Truth is... just tell your story. Be you. You are a business owner, for crying out loud. Your day is filled with stories. Put one of them up on Facebook. The simplest Facebook posts often draw great attention. Post about something happening in your store, or how you make stuff, or what a customer just bought. Your post won’t interest every single person—it doesn’t have to—but it will interest some. Then your next post
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might interest a few more and a few more and a few more. Think of it this way: If you post nothing, how much information will people see about you? Yep... nothing. But if you flip the notion and begin to make posts of even the simplest things, people will start to see you and will likely be more inclined to do business with you. You are already a good marketer. Probably the most important thing small businesses should know about marketing, particularly those early in their journey, is to not overthink it. Too often, small biz people go to an advanced marketing workshop, get overwhelmed, then don’t know where to start. Deep-in-the-weeds marketing should be left to the marketing pros. You don’t need to go into the weeds. Learn a few tools, be yourself and talk to your customers. People check Facebook a lot (like several times a day). By being in their social feeds, people are much more likely to spot you right about the time they need you. It’s almost freaky. Hunched over their phone, they see a simple post from a nearby chiropractor and they connect—“my neck hurts.” While it’s not always that simple, being present in customers’ lives matters. Social media offers astonishing power to get your message in front of the right people at the right time. Never before have we been able to be our own ad agency, creating content on the fly, shooting a quick video or writing a witty Facebook post. Understanding customers, getting in front of them and giving them reason to pause to see what you have to offer may seem really difficult. Facebook has functionality that makes it practically seamless to craft content and serve it up on a platter to the right people. Running a business is complicated enough. Marketing shouldn’t be. The beautiful thing about social media is that it is all about you being you. You already do that; it is what your customers expect. So give them what they want: You!
Dan Stocke is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Buzz Frenzy, a web-based software that automates Facebook advertising. For more information, call 218-461-9454, email Dan@BuzzFrenzy.com or visit BuzzFrenzy. com. See ad, page 4.
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Free Lecture: A Natural, Cost-Free Way to Attain Help and Healing through the Teachings of Bruno Groening –7-8:30pm. Speaker: Brigitte Schneider, Licensed Healing Practitioner from Germany, will give simple instructions on how to connect to this natural healing energy. Free (donations appreciated). Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 952-649-1978. Bruno-Groening.org/English.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Free Lecture: A Natural, Cost-Free Way to Attain Help and Healing through the Teachings of Bruno Groening –7-8:30pm. Speaker: Brigitte Schneider, Licensed Healing Practitioner from Germany, will give simple instructions on how to connect to this natural healing energy. Free (donations appreciated). Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 952-649-1978. Bruno-Groening.org/English.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Essential Oils 101 – 5:30-7pm. This class is for setting the foundation for understanding the organic essential oil world. Participants will learn how Pranarōm’s top five organic essential oils can impact their daily lives. $5. Mazopiya, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake. Mazopiya.com. Sound Healing and Energy Activation – 7-8pm. Laurie Wondra is joined by the energies of the universe to elevate frequencies. $20. Lake Harriet Spiritual Center, 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis. YourLifeCore.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 The Gift of a Year – 6:30-8pm. Looking to live life more fully, joyfully and consciously? This program delves into your life, helping you create a life beyond your wildest dreams. We meet the first Thursday each month and share tools that have a permanent effect on the way you live. $50. Awakened Living, 3601 Minnesota Dr, #825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Meals in Minutes – 5:30-7pm. Being prepared is critical to healthy eating. In this class, we will discuss how to plan and prep your meals for the week. Carla will share some timesaving tips in the kitchen so you can enjoy healthy and delicious meals no
Meditation with Oneness Blessings: Discover Your Freedom – 11am-noon. Be guided through a powerful meditation followed by the Oneness Blessings, which will be given with the intention of awakening more freedom within you and permanently upgrading your connection to the cosmic flow of freedom that is ready and waiting for you. $7-$25. Sacred Space Yoga + Meditation, 1955 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. DiscoverYourFreedom.Eventbrite.com. The Faerie Realm: Shamanic Journeying Monthly Series – 12:30-1:30pm. There are many beautiful stewards of the Earth that tend to all the plants and animals ensuring that the planet and all life upon it is continuously supported. In this journey you’ll be able to explore the magic and wisdom of these beings that come from the Faerie Realm. You will be guided to this magical realm in order to experience the personalized gifts and insights that the Faeries wish to offer you. $7-$25. Sacred Space Yoga + Meditation, 1955 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. FaerieRealm.Eventbrite.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 Spring Forest Qigong Level One – 10am-noon. Meets the second and fourth Mondays each month. Learn to use the power of your breath, mind and easy movements to enhance and balance the flow of energy in your body for natural, holistic healing. $15. Holistic Gateway, 1415 6th Street NE, Second Floor, Minneapolis. TheWonderHorse.biz.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 Living from Your Authentic Self – 6:30-8pm. What might life look like if you could live daily from your authentic self? The part of you that knows what you stand for and lives from that space. $50. Awakened Living, 3601 Minnesota Dr, #825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Inner Diamond Basic Meditation Seminar – 9am5pm on both days 10/12 and 10/13. The Inner Diamond connects you with these qualities and provides tools to use these light frequencies to protect and enhance your energy and the energy of those around you. $298 (one person) or $398 for two attendees. Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 7800 Bloomington Ave S, Bloomington. AnnetteRugolo.com.
IntraAwareness: Crystal Grid Experience – 6:307:30pm. During this Crystal Healing class you will experience a customized crystal healing with a crystal grid set up in the room, as well as on and around each individual participant. Your instructors will be guided to which crystals want to work with you at each event, so each monthly experience is unique and customized. $7-$25. Sacred Space Yoga + Meditation, 1955 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. CrystalGridMpls.eventbrite.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 OnenessNLP Summer Webinar Series (Zoom Live) –7am. Our summer webinar series is a place where you’ll gain insights into the world of NLP, but more importantly, OnenessNLP, the 3rd Generation of NLP, where higher consciousness and technology of the mind connect for permanent positive change that resonates with anyone looking to heal on all levels. TinyUrl.com/OnenessNLP-Techniques. Sound Healing with Laurie Wondra – 7-9pm. Described as ‘Magical Healing’ this event uses vibration and sound to clear, open and infuse us with light, love and the energy to move forward in our journey. $35 must pre-register. Metamorphosis Center, 8646 Eagle Creek Pkwy, # 101, Savage. YourLifeCore.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 Free Lecture: A Natural, Cost-Free Way to Attain Help and Healing through the Teachings of Bruno Groening –7-8:30pm. Speaker: Brigitte Schneider, Licensed Healing Practitioner from Germany, will give simple instructions on how to connect to this natural healing energy. Free (donations appreciated). Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 952-649-1978. Bruno-Groening.org/English.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Fall Soups – 5:30-7pm. Nothing says fall like a warm bowl of soup. In this class, Carla will capture the essence of fall veggies to make delicious hearty soups for those chilly fall evenings. $5. Mazopiya, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake. Mazopiya.com. Light Being Tribe Gathering: Online – 6-7pm. Join our monthly Light Being Tribe Gatherings online occurring every Third Wednesday. These events are live and interactive. Come with your questions and curiosity, and continue your journey of expansion in a like-hearted worldwide community. All answers are channeled and custom for the group that has gathered online. Register in advance: TinyUrl.com/LightBeingTribeGathering.
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Hanmi Buddhist Meditation Retreat (October 1821) – Be the peace, the joy, the radiant health that you seek. Must pre-book October 13. Space is limited. Led by Vajracharya ZhiChan and Charlotte M. Steen. More information and registration: MN-Hanmi-Buddhism. org. SteenC108@gmail.com, or call 651-278-0697. Metta Meditation Center, Janesville, MN.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Drum Circle – 7-8:30pm. Join us around the Sacred Buffalo drum and experience the magnificence of the Buffalo energy led by Laurie Wondra. Bring your own drum and play in the rhythm of mother earth, or just be in the beat of the energy and drum blessing. Extra drums will also be available to play. $15. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis. YourLifeCore.com.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Massage Basics – 10am-5pm. Designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. $75. CenterPoint Massage School, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. CenterPointMN.com.
OnenessNLP Practitioner Training in London – 9:30am-6:30pm. Meets daily Nov 3-18 (break on Nov 11). This in-person intensive training is the first time we’ll be offering Spiritual & Psychological Certification Training in one fully integrated program. Explore how Neuro-Linguistic Psychology changes your un-conscious inner dialogue through upgrading your Mental Operating System. Dive deep into the experiential learning of the Oneness Phenomenon that is the fastest path to raise your level of consciousness. LondonOnenessNLP2018. Eventbrite.com.
Holistic Healing & Spiritual Wellness Expo & Symposium – 11am-6pm. Join us for a day of enlightenment, learning and fun the metaphysical way. Find psychics and tarot readers, energy healers, natural skin care products, essential oils and sage, crystals, stones, jewelry and more. $5 admission includes hourly workshops. Kids 12 and under free. Wahpeton Community Center 350 5th St S, Wahpeton, ND. KarmikChannels.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Soul Speak Circle: What Do I Want My Life to Be About? – 6-7pm. Jenner Linden believes by connecting to your heart and welcoming your shadow you will create real change in your life and the world around you will follow. $10 + suggested donation. WeWork Capella Tower, 225 S Sixth St, Minneapolis. JennerLinden.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Connection & Attunement Monthly Gathering – 6:30-8:30pm. Michele Rae facilitates this evening with teachings on observations of current energetic shifts, paradigms, understandings and structures in our personal, interpersonal and professional lives. This month features Frank DiCristina. $25. Center Within, 8120 Penn Ave S, Southtown Office Park Conference Rooms 135/145. Bloomington. CenterWithin.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 Promises to Keep – 6:30-8pm. This class is key for the new direction it can give your life. Based off agreements you make with yourself, we’ll take you on a step by step journey of self-discovery. Find the freedom and knowledge of your true beliefs. $50. Awakened Living, 3601 Minnesota Dr, #825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 How to Become the Loving Heart – 8:30am-9pm. Fri/Sat. and 9-11am. Sun. Want to discover how to awaken to your full spiritual potential? You are invited to the 2018 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. 952-380-2200. ECKSeminars.org. Temple of ECK Open House – Noon-4pm. Fri/ Sat. You’re 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. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen. TempleOfECK.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Illuminating Conscious Leadership: An Introductory Workshop – 9am-noon. Join Lora Matz and Michele Rae and explore being a change agent living from a place of wholeness and personal balance to increase the health and well-being of organizations and communities. $35. Center Within, 8100 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington. CenterWithin.com. Fall Festival Psychic Fair – 10am-6pm. Features the area’s top psychics and mediums, free workshops every hour, aura photographs, chair massage, food truck on site and vendors offering unique products and services. Free. Lake Harriet Spiritual Center, 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis. For a list of psychic mediums and their cost for a reading, visit LakeHarrietSpiritualCommunity.org.
plan ahead THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 The Gift of a Year – 6:30-8pm. Looking to live life more fully, joyfully and consciously? This program delves into your life, helping you create a life beyond your wildest dreams. We meet the first Thursday each month and share tools that have a permanent effect on the way you live. $50. Awakened Living, 3601 Minnesota Dr, #825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
Meditation with Oneness Blessings: Discovering Your Purpose – 11am-noon. Do you feel a calling from within that there is something more that you are meant to do in this life, something you haven’t quite put your finger on just yet? Join us for an insightful meditation and oneness blessings for illuminating a clearer picture of what you really came here to do. $7-$25. Sacred Space Yoga + Meditation, 1955 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. DiscoverYourPurposeMLPS.eventbrite.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Crystal Grid Experience – 6:30-7:30pm. During this Crystal Healing class you’ll experience a customized crystal healing with a crystal grid set up in the room, as well as on and around each individual participant. Your instructors will be guided to which crystals want to work with you at each event, so each monthly experience is unique and customized. $7-$25. Sacred Space Yoga + Meditation, 1955 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. NovCrystalGridExperience.Eventbrite.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Your Shining Life Expo – 9am-4:30pm. The 2nd annual expo features a variety of health and wellness vendors, speakers, workshops and more. If you’d like to speak, lead a workshop or be a vendor, contact Candi at Candi@NAtwincities.com. $5 online and $10 at the door. Radisson Hotel, 2540 N Cleveland, Ave, Roseville. YourShiningLifeExpo.com.
NOVEMBER 17 & 18 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). MediaMaxEvents.com.
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MEDIA INTERN DO IT GREEN! Minnesota is seeking a media intern to assist in planning, creating and producing promotional media for organization and the Green Gifts Fair. This unpaid volunteer position will be responsible for photography/videography, post-production and graphic design for social media and events. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud preferred. 5-10 hours/month September-December. For more information, go to DoItGreen.org/Join-Our-Team.
Free Online Classes – The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. Class-Central.com/University/Minnesota. Midtown Global Market – Mon-Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 10am-6pm. If you’re looking for a more unique shopping experience, head to the Midtown Global Market, where more than 50 vendors sell food and trinkets ranging from local produce to Somalian Pastries, Middle Eastern olives and Asian spices. There are also cultural events–from musical performances to Irish step-dancing lessons. Free. 920 East Lake St., Minneapolis. MidtownGlobalMarket.org.
sunday Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside.
Wish them healing. That’s what they need. ~Najwa Zebian
Restorative Flow Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so students can hold poses for a longer period of time, allowing the body to open through passive stretching. Restorative yoga is a very relaxing and rejuvenating practice. The focus is slowing down and calming the mind and body. $18. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651348-6216. HealingElementsWellness.com. Sunday Salsa Dancing – 10:30-11:30am. If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head to the Midtown Global Market, where more than 50 vendors sell food and trinkets ranging from local produce to Somalian Pastries, Middle Eastern olives and Asian spices. Join Rene Dennis Thompson for Sunday Salsa Dancing. Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St., Minneapolis. Free. Midtown GlobalMarket.org/events.
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. RiverGardenYoga.com.
tuesday Weekly Guided & Silent Meditation – 11-11:30am. Led by a Prayer Chaplain in the Meditation Room,
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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. UnityOfTheValleyMN.org. 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. CSH.umn.edu.
Max Meditation Technique – 6:30-7:30pm. Experience a guided meditation, combining ancient meditation techniques with modern Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help both beginning and experienced meditators quiet the mind and connect for a relaxing and meaningful meditation. This weekly class is designed to support you in cultivating a meditation practice no matter your experience level. $15. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651-348-6216. HealingElementsWellness.com.
thursday 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. TheMeditationCenter.org. 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 JPatpatia@gmail.com or 651-730-2078. FreeMeditation.com.
friday 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. RiverGardenYoga.com. 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. AslanInst.com. Friday Chat & Play Social – 7-9pm. Let’s get to know each other and talk about energy, holistic health, psychic abilities, spirituality and much more. Free. J & S Bean Factory, 1518 Randolph Ave, St Paul. Hosted by SchaOn at Psinergy. Meetup.com/ TC-Energy.
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. Facebook.com/ TheNutritionHub.Fridley.
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ACUPUNCTURE AWAKENED LIVING
Michelle Kitsmiller 3601 Minnesota Dr. Suite 825, Bloomington Michelle@AwakenedLivingInfusion.com 952-452-8583 • AwakenedLivingInfusion.com Michelle assists you in healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level via acupuncture and herbal medicine in conjunction with other therapies at Awakened Living. The clinic offers over 36 therapies and services to give clients the most beneficial healing protocol possible. See ad, page 13.
BODY WORK MYOFASCIAL RELEASE & CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Barb Ryan, LMT • 612-922-2389 Bhakti Wellness Center 7550 France Avenue S, #220, Edina Specializing in persistent, chronic pain relief and mysteries of the body. Serving clients covered by auto insurance and worker’s compensation with a doctor’s referral. Also serving clients seeking the experience of deep relaxation and more selfconnection. Skilled and compassionate care. See ad, page 21.
BREAST HEALTH AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com
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 13.
CHANNEL FOR SPIRIT CHANNEL OF DIVINE WISDOM Nea Clare NeaClare.com Nea@NeaClare.com • 612-227-3854
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 32.
CHIROPRACTIC GOLDEN SUN CHIROPRACTIC
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.
Dr. Aleshka Calderon-Santini 6409 City W Pkwy, #105, Eden Prairie 952-855-7656 • CadenceChiroMN.com We’re dedicated to improving your health with natural, effective and safe chiropractic care. Utilizing the Pierce Results System, we provide contemporary testing and imaging to understand the root cause of health challenges and create a plan to help you get better. See ad, page 10.
Dr. Amanda Haeg 6409 City W Pkwy, #105, Eden Prairie 952-855-7656 - CadenceChiroMN.com We’re dedicated to improving your health with natural, effective and safe chiropractic care. Utilizing the Pierce Results System, we provide contemporary testing and imaging to understand the root cause of health challenges and create a plan to help you get better. See ad, page 10.
APPLE A DAY WELLNESS
Patty Kelley • 651-492-1752 PKelley@AppleADayWellness.com AppleADayWellness.com Together we’ll create a plan to reach your nutritional goals, whether they are identifying food sensitivities, tackling weight control, or feeding a finicky family. I have been there. I provide personal coaching sessions, recipes & meal plans. First session free.
Candi Broeffle, MBA, CPC Candi@ComposureCoaching.com 218-590-2539 ComposureCoaching.com Master your business so you can practice your passion. Business coaching for purpose-driven entrepreneurs to clarify your vision, build your confidence and create a soul-centered strategy. Call today for a free Discovery Session and get on your path to business success. See ad, page 27.
THE CENTER WITHIN
8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington MN Michele Rae • Michele@CenterWithin.com 612-310-8876 • CenterWithin.com 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 7.
COACH TRAINING THE INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN COACHING (iPEC) iPECCoaching.com • 866-722-6224 Admissions@iPECCoaching.com
iPEC is the only professional coach training school with an energybased approach. Our inspiring graduates go on to assume prominent roles within their organizations, start successful coaching businesses, and become everyday leaders. See ad, page 26.
COMPUTER REPAIR PSINERGY TECH
André Thomas - A+ Certified 80 County Rd. C West - Ste. 802 Little Canada/Roseville 612-234-7237 • PsinergyTech.com
DENTIST PURE DENTAL
Dr. Amy Ha Truong 6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale 651-731-3064 • PureDentalMN.com 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 33.
“Do you have a sick Computer?” We Keep Computer Repair Simple. Onsite/In-Home or Office, Bring-to-Us Computer Repair Services. 2011-17 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Local • Greener • Highly Rated.
TOOTH BY THE LAKE
COUNSELING LURA SMEDSTAD, M.S., LPC
Twin Cities Therapy and Counseling Associates 5851 Duluth St, #306, Golden Valley 612-434-6610 • Lura.Smedstad@tctca.com Lura supports clients who are addressing the effects of Depression, Anxiety and Life Challenges with counseling, art therapy and spiritual support. Serving adults and teens. Most insurances and HSA accepted.
DENTIST HEALTH CENTERED DENTISTRY N7915-902 St River Falls, WI • 715-426-7777 HealthCenteredDentistry.com
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. See ad, page 24.
DENTIST NATURAL SMILES DENTAL CARE 4700 Lexington Ave N, Suite D Shoreview 651-483-9800 NaturalSmilesDental.com
We ’ r e a n i n t e g r a t i v e 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.
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1401 Main St, Hopkins 952-475-1101 • ToothByTheLake.net 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 22.
ENERGY HEALING EMOTION CODE HEALING
Master Hong Certified Emotion Code Practitioner 9672 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove 763-208-4246 or 914-708-9463 Chronic pain? Suffering from emotions? Relationship problems? Life not going as planned? The Emotion Code is a tool I use to help you break through any emotional and spiritual blocks so you can live your best life. Trial session only $35.
GRACE, LOVE AND LIGHT
Camille Bernards Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner 11417 NW Hanson Blvd, #101, Coon Rapids 612-599-1931 • GraceLoveLight.com Quantum Touch is a method of natural healing that works with your body’s energy to promote optimal wellness. It can reduce pain, stress, inflammation and so much more. New client special $45. See ad, page 16.
CARRIGAN CURTIS DESIGN BUILD, LLC CarriganCurtis.com • 612-282-3470 Carrigan@CarriganCurtis.com
Specializing in creating homes that support the next step in optimal health. Carrigan Curtis Design Build, LLC uses a combination of Building Biology principles, green building techniques and BioGeometry design concepts to design, remodel & build new homes that support the health and well-being of the home’s occupants, the Earth and each part of the team that works on your home. See ad, page 8.
EDUCATION NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
Office of Admissions 2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55431 Admit@NWHealth.edu • 952-885-5409 Discover a challenging curriculum that blends evidenceinformed study with a foundation in philosophy. Study chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, post-bac pre-health/ pre-med or complete your B.S. in human biology. See ad, page 28.
ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Essential Oils Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com
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 13.
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPFIRE STUDIO
Sara Shrode, Graphic Designer Minneapolis, MN 612-554-6304 • CampfireStudio.net Sara@CampfireStudio.net 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.
HEALTH FOOD STORES MASTEL’S HEALTH FOODS 1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul Mastels.com • 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 20.
MAZOPIYA NATURAL FOOD MARKET
2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake 952-233-9140 • Mazopiya.com Offering a variety of natural, organic, and local food and products—with a focus on Native American vendors— 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 40.
HOLISTIC THERAPY AWAKENED LIVING
Connie Bjerk 3601 Minnesota Dr. Suite 825, Bloomington Connie@AwakenedLivingInfusion.com 952-452-8583 • AwakenedLivingInfusion.com Connie assists you in healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level via Guided Imagery Therapy and spiritual and life coaching in conjunction with other therapies at Awakened Living. The clinic offers over 36 therapies and services to give clients the most beneficial healing protocol possible. See ad, page 13.
HOMEOPATHY NORTHWESTERN ACADEMY OF HOMEOPATHY 7104 W. Lake Street, St. Louis Park 763-746-9242 • HomeoVista.org
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.
INTEGRATED MASSAGE MYSTICAL MASSAGETM WITH IAN SOMERVILLE
IntarAwareness Energy Healing, Massage & Bodywork Minneapolis, MN • Ian@Intrawareness.com Have your own Mystical Bodywork + Energy Work + Spiritual Coaching experience with Ian while lulling into a peaceful trance where clients have been known to communicate with ancestors, angels & guides, while honoring their body and detoxifying unwanted baggage. See ad, page 3.
MARKETING BUZZ FRENZY Dan Stocke, CEO BuzzFrenzy.com
Experience super-simple automated social media marketing. Buzz Frenzy is the most efficient, automated, Facebook advertising tool for small business. See ad, page 2.
NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING
Theodore Rick Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Ste. 7, Bloomington HealingTaj.com • 763-913-6722
MY HEALTHY BEGINNINGS
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle 520 Tamarack Ave., Long Lake 612-418-3801 • MyHealthyBeginning.com
“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.
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive protocol of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of less than optimal health by looking at how well each organ, gland or set of tissues is functioning. Within two visits, we’ll discover what areas of your body are lacking support and determine what it needs to heal itself at a cellular level. See ad, page 25.
UPPER MIDWEST HANMI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION Vajracharya Charlotte M. Steen SteenC108@gmail.com 651-278-0697 • MN-Hanmi-Buddhism.org
Let me help you be the peace, the radiant health, the abundance, and the joy that you seek. Receive Hanmi Buddhist spiritual healing. Learn a Hanmi Buddhist meditation for your daily practice. Request prayer services for yourself & loved ones. All are welcome. Sign up today! See ad, page 21.
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KetoneZone contains a better ketone. Patented Pure D-BHB is a form of Beta Hydroxy Butyrate that is completely identical to the ketone that the human body is capable of making. This makes for a more effective and high-quality exogenous ketone supplement. Independent Distributor. See ad, page 25.
CAT CARE CLINIC
2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake 952-233-9140 • Mazopiya.com Offering a variety of natural, organic, and local food and products—with a focus on Native American vendors— 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 40.
Susan Swanson, D.V.M. 651-429-4153 • HolisticCatClinic.com 1524 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi 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 16.
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ECKANKAR TEMPLE OF ECK 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen 952-380-2200 • Eckankar.org
Are you looking for the personal experience of God? Eckankar can help you fulfill your dream. We offer ways to explore your own unique and natural relationship with the Divine through personalized study to apply in your everyday life. See ads, pages 13 & 17.
WELLNESS CENTERS PSINERGY NATURAL HEALTH & HOLISTIC WELLNESS SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT 80 County Rd. C West - Ste. 802 Little Canada/Roseville 612-217-4325 • PsinergyHealth.com
Offering empirical & sciencebased natural health therapies including Esogetics/Colorpuncture, basic Ayurvedic Medicine, as well as spiritual/energybased therapies like Access Consciousness Bars, I-Ching, reiki and more.
KetoneZone • 763-600-7325 KetoneZone.com/FreeAndFit
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WELLNESS PRODUCTS FREE AND FIT HEALTH AND WELLNESS Vollara Products 763-600-7325 MyVollara.com/FreeAndFit
From the Space Station to your space, Vollara’s ActivePure products utilize technology originally developed for space travel and adapted for use in your home. Products include LivingWater treatment system for ionized, alkaline and healthier water; FreshAir Surround air and surface treatment; and LaundryPure for detergent-free, cold water care of your clothes. Independent Dististributor. See ad, page 25.
Natural Twin Cities 612-520-7095 NewULife.com/NaturalTwinCities New U Life’s Homeopathic SomaDerm Gel is the only transdermal, FDA registered human growth hormone (HGH) product available without a prescription. Independent Distributor. See ad, page 21.
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