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HOLISTIC NETWORKER®

SPRING 2010

your guide to wellness

Acupuncture for Arthritis Massaging Pre-Term Infants Enhances Growth Your Spring Astrology The Most Benevolent Outcome

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Publishers Tony Cecala, Ph.D. Felicia Weiss, Ph.D. Holistic Networker® is DFW’s guide for holistic health and personal growth. 28,000 copies are printed quarterly and distributed freely at health food stores, bookstores, cafés, wellness centers and selected retail outlets.

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Contents Holistic Forum ............................................4 Massaging Pre-Term Infants Enhances Growth .....................................13 Wellness Expo Program Guide..................15 Review: One Soul, One Love, One Heart ..24 Review: Beyond Tolerance........................24 Review: The Five Ways We Grieve.............24 Acupuncture for Arthritis ..........................27 Your Spring Stars......................................28 Events/Classifieds .....................................30 Advertising Rates ......................................31

Directory Alternative Healing.......12 Iridology.......................20 Astrology ......................12 Macrobiotics ................20 Bodywork.....................12 Meditation ...................20 Bookstores/Gifts ...........12 Metaphysical Arts & Sciences....................20

Colonics........................19 Computer Services.......19 Dance/Movement .......19 Dentistry.......................19

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hile watching Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie, I marvelled at the creative genius behind the original story by Charles Dodgson (pen name, Lewis Carroll). A mathematician, Dodgson toys with logical and illogical notions in his timeless tale of imagination and fantasy. He forces the reader to abandon assumptions about what makes sense in the real world. Dodgson’s illogical prose redefines what is “real”, what is “imaginary”, and what is utter “jabberwocky”. Creative thinkers choose to venture beyond logic and embrace non-logical possibilities. A creative mind is comfortable thinking logically and illogically; it can adopt multiple viewpoints and integrate challenging situations without judgement or emotional reaction. Professor Robert Sternberg, renowned psychologist in the field of human intelligence, recently visited UTD and spoke on the topic of creativity. Sternberg believes that creativity is not some innate mental gift, but rather, a conscious skill to create novel and useful ideas. Sternberg suggests that creativity begins with a decision. I also believe that anyone can think creatively. Once you master the skills needed you’ll find that, with practice, it becomes second nature. The first step in creative thinking is to discover the edges of your ideas—what assumptions and limits are you placing on the problem? Now you are ready to redefine the problem. When you can turn the problem around in your mind and see it from all viewpoints, you will uncover new possibilities that previously did not exist in the landscape of your mind. When a new viewpoint reveals a solution that is both novel and useful, then your creative solution has been “discovered”.

Naturopathic Medicine ......................22

Training and fostering your creative mind is the path to both success and happiness.

Osteopathy ..................22

Happy creating,

Personal Caregiver .......22 Education/ Pilates ...........................22 Personal Growth ..........19 Products .......................22 Holistic Centers ............19 Reiki/Energy Healing....22 Holistic Dentistry..........19 Spiritual Organizations.22 Holistic Medicine..........19 Tai Chi / Qigong...........23 Holistic Veterinary ........20 Vedic Astrology ............23 Homeopathy................20 Yoga .............................23 Hypnotherapy..............20

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❧ Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

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few months ago I was reading an article about the importance of asking for the most benevolent outcome. I was familiar with this concept and vowed to do a better job of asking for this. Almost immediately I began to see positive results and my life began to unfold in more joyful and fulfilling ways. I found it especially important to do this when facing challenging situations. Recently, my husband Tony and I were headed to the airport with our son where we were returning from a family trip. We had not given ourselves much time to return our rental car and get to our gate before our plane took off. We knew the rental place was a little bit away from the airport and assumed there would be good signage to guide us. However, as we approached the airport, we did not see any signs indicating where we had to go. We passed the airport and decided to take the next exit, do a u-turn and approach the airport from the oppositve direction. As we did this we saw a sign that read, “Rental Car return next exit”. When we approached the exit, at the last second Tony did not turn off, saying that he thought this was not really an exit. I immediately felt concern about how little time we had and I was fairly certain that we were supposed to have turned off there. However, instead of becoming upset, I remembered my vow to myself and silently asked for the most benevolent outcome for all concerned. I remained calm and told Tony what I had asked for. Just then we saw another sign that said, “Rental car return exit here”. We managed to quickly return our rental car, catch a waiting bus back to the airport, pass rapidly through security and arrive at our gate just as our section was boarding the plane. I marvelled at how much smoother things had gone by my staying focused in a positive direction. I hope you will join me in asking for the most benevolent outcome for all concerned and that your life will also become more joyful and fulfilling as a result. Love & Light, Felicia Weiss

❧ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, comitted citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Meade


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Holistic Forum What is a naturopathic doctor (ND or NMD)? Doctors of naturopathic medicine (ND/NMDs) are trained as primary care physicians and have attended a four-year naturopathic medical school. Their training is based on the same basic science and clinical biomedical instruction allopathic medicine (MD); however, natural medicines are emphasized. This rigorous medical training differentiates ND/NMDs from other self-taught alternative practitioners. Naturopathic doctors assist patients by using mostly integrative and holistic modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and counseling. This approach has proven successful in helping both chronic and acute conditions. To determine if a doctor is trained and licensed as an ND/NMD, go to www.naturopathic.org or www.txanp.org. Dr. Kimberly Wilson, NMD, Vice President of the Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, sees patients at Innovations Wellness Center, 6545 Preston Rd., Plano, TX, and 4230 Avondale Ave., Dallas, TX www.InnovationsWellness.com (972) 608-0100.

What is Iridology and how can it help me? It has been said that the eye is the mirror of the soul, and that it discloses the different mental and physical conditions of the body; we generally speak of the ‘vivid clear eye’ of the well person, of the ‘anguishing, glaring eye’ of the consumptive; of the ‘broken eye’ of the dead-sick. Various nervous diseases are disclosed by the decreased mobility of the pupil; frequent disturbances of the sight point to diseases of the kidneys (diabetes), as does also the falling out of the eye-lashes. By analyzing the iris of the eye, it is possible to determine the condition of your body by reflex markings found in the corresponding fibers of the iris. Iridology analyzes the iris of the eye to determine the cause of your ill health, in what state it is in, how it arrived there, how to free your body of it, and most of all, when you have freed it. To help you find out the root of your health problem call Iridologist, Edna Craven, DC, BCNP, BCI at 972-256-0004 / dreecraven@earthlink.net (29 yrs. experience). 10% discount with this ad.

How do I become more passionate and joyful? We’re so easily distracted by technology and the business of life that we are becoming less and less in touch with our bodies. Bioenergetics helps us to be aware of our bodies, our breathing, our grounding so that we can make more conscious choices about what we want in our lives as well as what we don’t want.

Sherri Lackman is a Master’s Level Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds membership in the American Counseling Association, the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, the Dallas Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, and the Heart-Centered Therapies Association. Sherri treats Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders. Her office is located in Richardson, 972-231-4466.

How can CranioSacral Therapy help my life? Whether your problems are structural, organic, emotional or neurological, this powerful therapy can facilitate your healing on all levels at once. Its many modes include gentle manipulation of the cranio-sacral system surrounding the central nervous system, including membranes of the skull to relieve any compressions that can cause a myriad of symptoms in the head; using energy via the fascia to restore structural integrity of the body and unwind tension patterns; and using energy combined with positioning and dialoguing to release stored energy from physical and emotional traumas. Best of all, most clients enjoy a much deeper relaxation than with massage. Sandy Hanne, R.M.T, has helped thousands of clients change their lives using CranioSacral Therapy. An advanced practitioner, she has studied extensively with Dr. John Upledger, founder of the technique. 469-438-8634.

Is there a Divine Design for me? Yes, most everyone wishes there is something special for he/she to do in life, but feel that they have been left out. No one has been left out. We each hold a very special piece to something better. Do we need to remove the glop that filters us from seeing the bigger and much more beautiful picture? Yes! We will remove the glop, open the heart, move into forgiveness and live a better life for it. Beth Carpenter, N.D. loves intuitively guiding God’s children in health and happiness. She is a traditional naturopath, medical intuitive, Reiki Master, author, public speaker, psychic and angel communicator with over 20 years experience. Beth works full-time in natural, complementary and energy medicine. She has helped thousands achieve health, balance, peace, abundance and understanding in their life and directions. Will you say YES to permitting Beth to help you too? www.healthyhelp4u.com, 512-707-9886

What is CranioFascial Integrative Therapy? This therapy recognizes the importance of the integration of the fascial and CranioSacral systems and works to gently release restrictions that may be causing pain, or problems in the immune, nervous, digestive, endocrine or other body systems. Using a very light touch the therapist works to correct the origin of the pain. It has been used to successfully correct infertility, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, ADD/ADHD, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, arthritis, and pain in any area of the body, including migraines. Frankie Burget is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Fellow with the American College of Wellness who has practiced in the DFW area for over 20 years. She has extensive training including Barnes Myofascial Release Centers and Upledger Institute. You may view her curriculum vitae on the About Us page of her website, www.windsongtherapy.com. Please contact her at 817571-8135 or frankie@windsongtherapy.com. Please see bodywork section for more information.

What is Reconnective Healing? Reconnective Healing is a form of healing that is here on the planet for the very first time. It reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are. It is considered to be able to reconnect us to the universe and to our very essence not just through a new set of healing frequencies, but through possibly an entirely new bandwidth. The reality of its existence has demonstrated itself clearly in practice as well as in science laboratories.

Jim Nippert, Reconnective Healing Practitioner™, was trained personally by Dr. Eric Pearl, the founder of the technique. Please contact Jim at 469-877-6578 or email: jim@jwnippert.com Learn more at www.TheReconnection.com

How can I help my psychic child? My 9 y.o. daughter wants to learn more about psychic ability. She can see colors around people, she dreams things that seem to come true. Handle her with intuitive care. You are the home school psychic teacher. Your daughter will lead with questions or offering you information from her dreams. Stay open to listening without doubting you daughter. Never turn your daughter over to anyone to teach her something you do not yet understand. She is the leader and you are the teacher. The word talent reflects a great gift. Psychic talent is a natural instinct we are born with and like anything if nurtured with love and kindness the intuitive vine of life will grow. Keep it fun, bring her to the Fort Worth Wellness Expo. Sandy Winnette 817-268-5544, Hurst Texas, Readings, Hypnosis CD’S EbookStore. CRN Radio Host On The Robin Zodiac Show, Fort Worth Wellness Expo Speaker Aug 14th, 4pm, Topic: Psychic Development, the vine of life. www.PsychicVoiceRadio.com

Why is it important to receive Thai Massage from a certified master level practitioner? Finding a practitioner who has studied extensively the art of Thai Massage assures that you will receive the most optimum experience during a session. As a master level practitioner with over 8 years experience, I have chosen to specialize in Thai Massage. Each session is unique and matched with how your body is doing/feeling/being that day. I have trained in the US, Thailand, and England where I learned techniques being created worldwide and utilized by master level Thai Massage therapists. I would be honored to share with you my joy and passion for this amazing bodywork.

Suzanne Miller is a LMT and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She can be reached at 972-319-3661.


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A Natural Approach to Healing All Aspects of Adult Care

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Spring 2010 The Trinity Centre of Dallas, located at 3628 Vintage Place, Dallas, TX 75214, is a holistic center offering complementary modalities of healing. Margaret Clench, PhD, RN, Director of the Trinity Centre, has received her PhD in Energy Medicine and Spiritual Healing and has pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Caroline Myss. Dr. Clench draws upon these studies and her background of over thirty years working in the healing profession to help her clients through spiritual counseling and education and energy balancing.

Modalities offered by Dr. Clench at the Trinity Centre include: The Trinity Table: A hand-crafted oak bed that rotates slowly and comfortably offering a deep state of relaxation and shifts in brain waves and deepening levels of consciousness. Scientific research conducted by Dr. Clench and others suggest that this experience is effective in lowering levels of pain, stress, fatigue, depression, anger and anxiety. Spiritual Growth classes and seminars: • Sacred Contracts classes, based on the work of Dr. Caroline Myss, lead you through a detailed exploration of your archetypes and your soul’s contract. • Awakening to Your Inner Voice – an Intuition class • Nurture Your Soul Weekend • Exploring the Woman Within Workshop • Deepening to Spirit, a weekend retreat for women. Contact Dr. Clench at 214 754 8080 • TrinityDallas1@aol.com • TrinityTables.org

Healing with Sound A Language of Light cellular healing session begins with Nancy Byers helping you to determine your heart’s desire for your life at this time. The goal is to align your heart’s desire with your soul purpose. During her expression of the Language of Light, Nancy is able to “catch” the sound current and to “tune into” the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound-carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy records her private sessions in order to provide you with a custom audio tape to aid you in manifesting your heart’s desire. Nancy’s sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. The Language of Light is an invitation for us to access that deep heart space of knowing who we already are - multi-faceted, spiritual beings. Nancy is available for individual, group or couples sessions.

Call today and begin living your dreams!

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Offering: Acupuncture Massage Reiki Infrared Sauna Reflexology Herbal Therapy Barbara Borchardt, LAc Kim McLaughlin, LAc Ramona Perez, LMT 312 West Leuda Street Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-882-9750 www.centerforthehealingarts.net

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Quantum Touch® Basic Workshop Offered by Quantum Touch Practitioner/Instructor Rev. Pat Moore CNE Provider & approved by NCBTMB (12 Nursing CNE’s available for an additional fee of $30.00 Massage therapist receive 13 continuing education hours.)

Saturdays and Sundays May 1 & 2 All Classes 9:30am - 5:00pm 8720 Township Ct., Fort Worth, Texas 76179 To register: contact pkokemoore@aol.com

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Pre-registration $295.00 (7 or more business days before the workshop)

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www.quantumtouch.com “While observing Pat perform a healing on my son, I saw with my inner sight that she was encased in this brilliant ‘pillar’ of white light, and I gained a new insight into what makes her such a powerful healer.” Mark Youngblood, Founder - Institute of Subtle Energy Education (ISEE)

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Alternative Healing Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Sandy Hanne, RMT, Reiki Master Arapaho Gardens 1131 Rockingham, Suite 126 Richardson, TX 75080  469-438-8634  www.healingdallas.com

Get vacation-quality relaxation while healing even old and deep body issues, acute or chronic. Bring your biggest challenges, from TMJ, carpal tunnel, whiplash and migraines, to thyroid, female problems and fibromyalgia, injuries, etc. This gentle, warm, fully-clothed technique restores flow and balance, promotes healing, resets the nervous system, enhances flow of CSF, relieves cranial compressions implicated in many disorders, even releases emotional tissue memory from old traumas. Trained directly by Dr. John Upledger, Sandy needs only this versatile work to achieve favorable outcomes for most people. Lives transform in her office; let yours be one of them. Infra-red Suana for clients. Luxurious, relaxing & rapid detox.

Chair Massage at Central Market

Coit & George Bush Turnpike (190) Plano, TX  www.dfwchairmassage.com

7 days/week. 10am until 9pm. Come relax with us in the upstairs café.

Healing with Sound

Nancy Byers  972-424-1217  www.soundSOULutions.com

Nancy's Language of Light cellular healing sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. While expressing the Language of Light, Nancy is able to "catch" the sound current and to "tune into" the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy is also available for ceremonies and groups. Call today and begin living your dreams!

Ion Cleansing Foot Bath Rosemary McCoy, RMT Linda Weisiger, RMT, MTI  214-460-8112

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Moon Healing Arts

Jana Moon, LMT, CST, Reiki Master/ Teacher, Theta Healing Practitioner 621 North Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051  www.moonhealingarts.com

Bringing balance to the physical, emotional and energy bodies. CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Theta Healing, Angel Readings, Chakra Balance. Also, Reiki training classes for laypeople and practitioners. Help heal yourself, loved ones, pets, and our planet.

Astrology HERMETIC ASTROLOGER R.W. Baldwin  214-642-7787  www.rogerastrology.com

Over 40 years of experience. Consulting and Instruction.

Bodywork Balanced Energy

Nancy Caponi, RMT, NMT, Reiki Master Locations in Plano and Double Oak, TX  214-668-5620  ncaponi@balanced-energy.com  www.balanced-energy.com

Feel better today! Relieve stress and pain through Therapeutic massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, cranio-sacral, chakra balancing and Reiki in a tranquil environment. Pregnancy and corporate chair massage also available. Nancy is a Tibetan/Usui Reiki Master and enjoys helping both People and Animals. Reiki and meditation Workshops available. If you're suffering from back/neck pain, stress, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, sciatica, painful joints or headaches, call now and get relief.

Frankie Burget, OTR, RMT, CNDT www.windsongtherapy.com Dallas / Fort Worth Area  817-571-8135

Water can relieve pain and soothe the body. Aqua Chi technology revolutionizes hydrotherapy by energizing water with healthful negative ions. During your hydrotherapy session, your cells receive bio-energy from the energized water, starting a whole-body releasing/ balancing process.

Myofascial Release Mastery Level Therapist and Licensed Occupational Therapist. Also skilled in craniosacral, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, therapeutic massage, QiGong, neuro-developmental treatment, and functional spine stabilization. Providing care for myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ, carpal tunnel, headaches, cumulative trauma disorder, pregnancy, and stress. Compassionate care for children with ADD, birth defects, failure to thrive, and special needs.

Massage Therapy

Kneading Massage

Linda Weisiger, RMT, MTI, Reiki Master  214-460-8112

Offering therapeutic massage specializing in Deep Tissue, Reiki, Healing Touch, Sound Wave Therapy, Psycho/Physical Re-education, Neurovascular Balancing, Ion Cleasing Hand/Feet Foot Bath. Corporate Chair Massage Coordination available.

"Need to be Kneaded" *NEW LOCATION* Beltline and Central at the Chase Bank Bldg Outcalls Available  972-890-2144  itsmetrish@hotmail.com  www.kneadingmassage.net

Reiki • Deep Tissue • Stretching • Swedish & Chair Massage

Living Balanced

Suzanne Miller, RMT, CYT, APP Richardson, TX  972-319-3661

Thai Massage master level practitioner; On-site chair massage; Pregnancy massage; Polarity Energy work practitioner.

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Massaging Preterm Infants Enhances Growth A

fter over two decades of research, experts have concluded that massaging stable preterm infants leads to greater weight gains and earlier discharge. There appears to be a biological cause and effect between stroking, massaging, and grooming infants and their growth. Studies show that massage stimulates growth-promoting hormones. Massage therapy also increases the enzymes that make the cells of an infant’s vital organs more responsive to the growth-promoting effects of these hormones. Conversely, researchers have discovered that infants deprived of massage therapy showed lower levels of growth hormone. Even when infants were given injections of growth hormone, they failed to grow at a rate comparable to massaged infants.

This suggests that massage impacts infants at the cellular level.

Other studies specifically show that massage therapy has consistently led to increased weight gains in preterm infants. While massaged infants do not consume or retain more formula, weight gains are believed to be due to better conversion of food into growth. Some believe this to be due to a reduced adverse reaction to stress. It has also been suggested that an infant’s energy expenditure drops considerably after several days of massage therapy. This drop in expended energy may be partly responsible for the enhanced growth caused by massage therapy. In a study conducted by Dr. Frank Scafidi that won the NIMH Research Science Award #MH00331, 40 medically

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stable preterm infants were assigned to treatment and control groups. The treated infants received tactile/kinesthetic stimulation for three 15-minute periods during three consecutive hours per day for a 10-day period. Sleep/wake behavior was monitored and the infants were evaluated at the beginning and at the end of the treatment period. The treated infants averaged a 21% greater weight gain per day. Be sure to consult a trained medical professional before beginning massage therapy on preterm infants.

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Wellness Expo April 17-18, 11am-6pm • Addison Conference Centre

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Partial Exhibitor List (as of mid-March) A Helping Hand

Coyote Sisters

Isagenix

RichHeart Music

Psychic counseling Tarot & Astrology services

Unique walking sticks & creekbed glass mobiles.

Nutritional Cleansing/Weight Loss. Visit: www:4-morehealth.com

Music for healing, meditation and enlightenment.

Cathy Battle ..................................214-507-3636

Stacie Stokes-Willuhn ...................817-851-9987

Advanced Diabetic Solutions

Crazy Cruizers

English/Spanish Monitors & Diabetic Shoes

3-wheeled, human powered scooter. www.crazycruizers.com

Ira L. Nunley, III.............................469-363-6914

Amazon Herb Company

Ron Bond......................................281-363-2001 Pure Wildcrafted Herbal Foods from the Amazon Rainforest.

Amega Global

Bob Hydeman ...............................972-672-3100 Return to zero point energy w/ our wand.

Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center

Sue Chadwick ...............................972-248-9126 Classes, Workshops, Group Meditations, & Spiritual Fellowship

Maura Young.................................214-727-6828

Crystal Ball Lady

JoAnne Christine Helmer ..............214-477-7292 Crystal Ball & Relationship Readings in English or Spanish. Healer-Teacher

Ardyss International

Rochelle Ware ..............................972-743-4612 Get healthier with Ardyss Nutritional Products!

Ava Anderson- Non Toxic Makeup

Belinda LaCoste, C.N.C. ...............972-965-6533

Cyberwize

Becky Cummins ............................940-224-5881 visit: www.cyberwize.com/4403226

Free electronic health scan

Carolyn Ann O’Riley, CHt

......................................................214-232-7199 Hypnotist, Archangel Michael Channel

Carolyn P. Little

......................................................469-867-0676 Clairvoyant, Inner Child Counselor, Medium

Catalize

Melissa Cantrelle ..........................214-717-3321 Upgrade Your Life: Self-Esteem, Coaching & Superfoods

Ceres Living

Alison Thomas ..............................214-335-3044 www.stemcellhealthtoday.com

CieAura

Lifestyle Pathways

Sharon Coody ...............................972-414-5996 Intuitive Coaching; Readings; Hypnosis; Subliminal CDs

Medium, Intuitive Angel Readings, Channel. www.palaceofangels.com

Dr. Joseph Dennis, DC..................972-801-9992 Chiropractic, Massage & Hypnotherapy. Visit: www.PlanoChiropractor.net

DFW Metaphysical Chamber of Commerce

Laura Rose ...................................817-456-3191 Helping local metpahysical businesses grow. www.dfwmetaphysicalcoc.org

Bio-Energetic Jewelry, Weight-loss equipment & Supplements

Dr. Aaron Gumm, DC ....................214-514-8766

Trish Daniel...................................972-890-2144

Dennis Family Wellness Center

Beth Carpenter, ND

BluePrint to Wellness

Fruit & vegetable capsules & chewables

David Shapley...............................972-680-5200

Dr. LaMar’s Products Co.

Psychic, Tarot, Angels, Past Lives

Nolan Rawle..................................940-393-0789

Lisa Cannon-Psychic Medium

Visit: www.AvaAndersonnontoxic.com/BeMadeWhole

......................................................512-707-9886

Juice Plus+

Reiki • Deep Tissue • Stretching • Swedish & Chair Massage

David Provides Classical Homeopathic Consultation

Health & Wellness Products

Meditation, Cosmology, Healing & Eastern Philosophy

Crystals, minerals, tingshas, statues, jewelry

Intuitive Medium, Life Coach & Energy Healer

Nell Hollingsworth .........................903-553-1622

Kyung hee Lee..............................469-230-1702

Kneading Massage

Wayne Darling ..............................210-867-5680

David Shapley, Classical Homeopath

Arbonne International

Jeung San Do

Crystal Quartz Depot, Inc.

Angel Reader

Yanie Brewer.................................512-451-2823

Kathy LaMarr ................................702-610-6967

Claudia Diltz.... 620-343-8222/620-481-0209-cell

Dr. Rita Louise, ND, PhD

......................................................972-475-3393 Medical Intuitive Evaluations

Eckankar of Dallas

Lisa Cannon..................................469-865-4559

Max International

Lorraine Boyden.512-249-5055 or 512-917-5123

Sheryl Cash/Nikki Davis ...............................214-557-8805/225-223-7446 Healthy Coffee-A Good Addiction.

Healing with Sound

Nancy Byers..................................972-424-1217

Dr. Ray Nannis..............................972-671-2225 Wellness Chiropractic Care for Children and Adults.

North Dallas Therapeutic Center

Pam Stevens.................................972-458-8300

Carol Taylor...................................214-883-7270

Nutritional Healing Center of Dallas

Dr. Lewis Cone, DC ......................972-880-8541 Detox support, allergy testing, hormone balancing

People’s Chiropractic & Wellness Ctr

Free guide to wellness & personal growth

Compass for Life .com

Holographic Sound Healing

Paul Hubbert, PhD ........................512-891-7887

Chris & Ginger Pennell..................832-797-1888 Kinetic Chromotherapy, Himalayan Salt Lamps & Jewelry

Sweet Stella Organics

Rhiannon Robles ..........................832-588-7222 Certified Organic Beauty/Personal Care Products

Beltline @ Montfort .......................972-233-3958

Tara Martinez ................................214-837-5650

Thomas Nolan, III, Ph.D................405-360-1700

The Vibrant U

Rachael ........................................972-824-5054 Unique- Energetically Enhanced Jewelry

uniteforlife.org & The Indiana Star Foundation

Amy Philo......................................817-793-8028 Preventing infant deaths from psychotropic drugs.

Van Family Chiropractic

Dr. Erin .........................................214-952-3933 Optimizing the communication between the brain & spine.

Velocity International Marketing

Brian Bibb .............................. 817-915-0767 cell Highest Nutrition Product on Earth. (Maqui Berry Juice)

Vemma

Positive Touch

Vitamins, essential minerals, mangosteen, aloe vera, green tea

Come visit us at: www.positivetouch.org

Wellness for Life, Inc.

Stainless Steel Portable Filtered Water Bottle

Iridology

Crystals, Gems, Minerals & Jewelry. www.powerrainbow.com

www.HolisticNetworker.com .........972-403-0940

Spirit Quest Associates

Dr. Edna Craven ...........................972-256-0004

Visit: Http://HealthTalk88.blogspot.com & www.ForeverLiving.com

Aura Photos, Color Therapy Products, Wellness Equipment, Simply Intuitive® Cards

Intuitive Astrology, Tarot & Past Life Consultations

Readings, Energy Balancing, Dream Interpretation

Colonics, Kangen Water, Nutra-Metrix neutraceuticals WWW.MYCOLONIC.COM

Donna Reis ...................................817-788-9451

Julie W. Reeves ............................512-694-7406

The Holistic Warrior

Power of the Rainbow

Holistic Networker

Sighted Astrology

Nannis Chiropractic Family Health Center

Health Products

Color Vision

Energy Healing, Mantra Classes & More! www:schoolofmysticalawakening.com

Workshops and presentations for personal growth.

Colonics by Sakinah @ SA-KEE-NA.COM

Liming Guo ...................................972-618-8736

Jennifer Laing, MD........................903-821-4001

Handcrafted Designer Jewelry & Eclectic Gifts

Sandi Morscheck ...972-234-8007/972-740-2734

The Language of Light-A vibrational healing technique.

Sakinah James-Tahir.....................817-829-0636

School of Mystical Awakening

Morscheck’s Workbench

Holographic Chips for pain, energy, sleep

Vara Kantipong, M.D. ....................972-377-8966

Advanced Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Massage

The Gypsy Wagon

We stop aging at the source.

Foresight Marketing Group

......................................................469-438-8634

Metaphysical Products of All Kinds.

Multi-Dimensional Transformational Healing

Essential Oils, Nutritional & Personal Care Products

Sandy Hanne, RMT, Reiki Master

For a location near you, visit: GreatOutdoorSubs.com

Joy Kauf........................................972-221-8080

Energy Dynamics

Eldon Knittle..................................972-442-7388

Wholistic Chiropractic, Emotional Clearing & Zerona Lipolaser

Messages of Joy

NuSkin Enterprises

Essential Solutions

Julie Royal, DC .............................214-324-5800

The Great Outdoors®

Religion of the Light and Sound of God

Cynthia Shaw................................972-991-2097

Royal Wellness Center

Life does NOT have to hurt.

Craniosacral-Experience this Technique & let your body heal itself.

Austin Audu...................................972-820-0530

Richard Shulman ..........................888-699-3682

Mary Ellen Terlikowski...................972-480-0678

Pat, Tray or Fall ..................817-261-6300 metro

Premier Health Clinic Chiropractic & Wellness

Christina Fain, Office Mgr..............972-713-9355 Improve posture by stabilizing your arches.

Psychic Readers

Cathryn Kolker ..............................214-417-6808

Donna Williams .............................972-306-1400

Wellness Pro Electro Medicine

June Trezza .......505-867-6842 or 505-321-2781 “The Future of Electro Medicine is Here”

Windsong Therapy & Wellness, Inc.

Frankie L. Burget, OTR, RMT, Ml, CNDT, FAc ......................................................817-571-8135 Fascial Integrative Therapy

LaQuitta & Cindy .......................... 817-705-5611

Wyldewood Cellars

Cosmic Counselor

Inspired-Nutrition

Pure Dental

Pure Elderberry Juice /Nature’s Sunshine/Orange Stuff

Feng Shui/Law of Attraction Coach

Discover health, hope & prosperity. www.sozolife.com/inspired-nutrition

Eco-Conscious, Patient-centric Dental office

Specializiing in digestive & hormonal disorders.

Crystal Bowls, CDs, Egyptian Jewelry & Workshops. HolographicSound.com

Dr. Dennis Black, ND ....................214-704-3338

Bod Dahdaleh ...............................214-538-2735

Couture Allure Jeans & more

Deanna Townsend ........................972-712-0793 junior & womens clothing & accessories

Angela Alsup .................................512-626-7075

Spiritual counselors, intuitive channelers & teachers.

Sara Marshall..............................214-824-PURE

Rain Fresh Water

www.rainfreshwater.com ..............972-271-2060 Purified, Structured, Oxygen Rich Bottled Water

David Ross ....................... 877-67-Elder (35337)


HolisticNetworker.com

Colonics Alazan Care

Lala Nurulina & Neko Otzizul 17810 Davenport Rd Ste 108 Dallas, TX 75252  972-380-4845  AlazanCare.com

COLON HYDROTHERAPY & MASSAGE THERAPY. I-ACT Certified Intermediate Level - Female & Male Colon Hydrotherapists. FDA Approved Equipment Disposable Sterile Nozzles. Special package of Three Colonics or Massage sessions, $165. Packages must be used Within 31 Days & Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Special Package for One Hour Massage & Colonic only $110.00 - Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 2:00pm - Call about our weekly Colonic and Massage specials

Colonics by Sakinah @SA-KEE-NA.COM

Ms. Sakinah James-Tahir  817-224-2258  mycolonic@gmail.com  www.mycolonic.com I-Act Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist Instructor Level National Board Certified FDA Registered Equipment. OPEN SYSTEM. Your MODESTY and DIGNITY are maintained AT ALL TIMES. Sterile single-use disposable rectal tubes. Multi-stage water purification (Filtered & Ultraviolet). Colonic Ozone (Oxygen 3) Water Purification available. Other Services: nutraMetrix Isotonic Vitamins, “Transitions Lifestyle System” Weight Loss (Adults, Teens and Youth Program), Far Infra Red Sauna, the Original “ChiMachine” (one (1) free “Chi” session with ANY treatment, if you mention the Holistic Networker), CranioSacral Therapy, “ERE” Foot Reflexology, OPTIMUM FOCUS™ “Detox” Footbaths, Enjoy FREE “Kangen Water” with each Colonic or Sauna session. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diner’s (American Express accepted online @www.colonic.nutrametrix.com

GENESIS

Karen Fahey, Certified Colon Therapist 3626 North Hall St @ Welborn Oakwood Tower #818 Dallas, TX 75219  214-821-5703  cleanbodies.com  genesisclosedsystemcolonics.com

GENESIS: COLON IRRIGATION AND HERBS: FDA registered equipment. Oxygen and ozone available, clean and sterile facility at all times. Sessions by appointment only. Hours Monday-Saturday. Over 20 years of experience. Visa/Mastercard accepted.

Healthside

Lila Meyers, CNHP, RMT, CCT Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Natural Health Professional 5510 Abrams Rd Suite 125 Dallas, TX 75214  214-288-(HEAL) 4325  www.healthsidetherapycenter.com

Gentle, safe colon cleansing with multi-filtration and pressure regulation. Disposable instruments, and a Closed System insures your personal comfort and safety. Abdominal massage, acupressure and nutritional guidance with each session. Package Discounts. Also Offered: Oriental Therapy, Iridology, Ion Cleanse, Body Wraps, Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, RainForest Herbs. Open Tues-Sat By Appointment. Visa, Master Card.

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Computer Services

Education/Personal Growth

Geek On The Go

Food for Thought CDs

Computer Repairs, Training, Shopping assistance. Setup Computers, Internet, Networks, Other electronics. Specialize in serving the Holistic community. Top rated by Angie's List, The Underground Shopper

When you listen to these CDs through stereo headphones, the soothing music and nature sounds, in combination with the binaural effect, induce sympathetic frequencies of desired brainwave activity. This helps you quickly reach a peaceful and receptive state in which your subconscious mind is most open to new ideas, new insights and positive change.

James Duncan  214-766-9208  tech@DFWGeekOnTheGo.com  www.DFWGeekOnTheGo.com

Dance/Movement MoveStudio

Move and be moved! 17062 Preston Rd. Suite 108, at Campbell Dallas, TX 75248  972-732-0206  staff@movestudio.com  www.movestudio.com

Ready for a new fitness alternative? Engage, challenge and inspire your mind, spirit and body! Bellydance, Nia, Zumba, Hip Hop, Latin, Ecstatic dance and more.

Nia Technique

Sherri Lackman, MA, LPC, Cht 304 S. Cottonwood #D Richardson, TX 75080  972-231-4466  sherrilackman@msn.com  www.sherrilackman.com

Experience the joy of movement and the benefits of moving your body! Combining selected movements and concepts from Martial Arts, Dance, and other movement forms, Nia classes offer total body conditioning and joyful expression at the same time. Find out what everyone's talking about! Incredible therapy for chronic pain sufferers. Private sessions available.

Dentistry Dallas Dental Spa

Lorin Berland, D.D.S. Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Sarah Kim Kong, D.D.S. Diana O'Quinn D.D.S. Mark Margolin, D.D.S., Periodontist 2100 Ross, Suite 960 Dallas, TX 75201  214-999-0110  www.berlanddentalarts.com

We use only the most biocompatible materials to preserve the natural dentition, digital radiography to reduce radiation, and distilled water to prevent contamination. We employ a full-time licensed massage therapist to reduce stress for our patients. Dr. Berland is one of the most published dental authorities in the world and has dedicated his practice to providing the best care for his patients. Dr. Berland's unique approach to cosmetic dentistry has been featured on 20/20, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Distributed by Shifting Frequencies  972-378-1211  www.ShiftingFrequencies.com

Holistic Centers Abundant Life Wellness Center Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath 520 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 102 Grapevine, TX 76051  817-328-1921  abundantlifewellnesscenter.com

We offer thermography which can detect the formation of breast cancer up to 8 years before other devices. There is no exposure to radiation and no compression. We also offer BioSET which locates and corrects imbalances in the body with the use of enzymes, homeopathic remedies and acupressure. Other services include natural hormone and thyroid balancing naturally. IonCleanse foot detox and oxygen steam sauna.

Trinity Centre of Dallas, Inc. Margaret Clench, RN, PhD, ThD 3628 Vintage Place Dallas, TX 75214  214-754-8080  TrinityDallas1@aol.com  TrinityTables.org

Dr. Clench offers complementary modalities of healing and facilitates clients' growth through the use of the Trinity Table™, Korotkov Camera Energy Field Analysis, and Bio-Energy Work. In addition to these modalities, she now offers corporate and individual archetype analysis utilizing the techniques developed by Dr. Caroline Myss in her groundbreaking book, Sacred Contracts. Dr. Clench has been certified by Dr. Myss to teach these exciting and insightful techniques.

Holistic Dentistry Health Centered Dentistry Henry Guy, DDS 2701 Osler Drive, Suite 10 Grand Prairie, TX 75051  972-647-4300  henryguydds.com

Mercury-free dental care since 1983. Alternative root canal treatment. Biocompatible, metal-free materials.

Holistic Medicine Alex Bekker, M.D.

Homoeopathy General Practice 6500 E. Mockingbird Ln. Suite 115 Dallas, TX 75214-2483  214-821-3133  a.bekker@sbcglobal.net  www.AlexBekkerMD.com

Dr. Bekker is a physician with extensive homoeopathic clinical experience. Proper homoeopathic treatment is according to principles based on a holistic understanding of health and disease. Medical insurance covered - out of network provider.


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Karen S. Asbury, MD

Integrative Medicine PO Box 863568 Plano, TX 75086  972-867-7790  www.KarenAsburyMD.com

Dr. Asbury has had extensive training in both Internal Medicine and Alternative Care. Excellence is emphasized in providing personalized care in a warm, compassionate atmosphere. Without the constraints of insurance, Dr. Asbury is able to spend more time with each patient doing a comprehensive health evaluation and individualizing their therapy program with the goal of restoring optimum health. Visit the website at www.KarenAsburyMD.com.

Holistic Veterinary Paws & Claws Animal Hospital Dr. Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M. 2145 West Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75075  972-867-8800

Acupuncture and Holistic Animal Health Care Center. Dr. Shawn Messonnier is a nationally known veterinarian, author, and pet care advocate. Through the use of acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutrition, we can treat a variety of conditions that are often considered “hopeless” by conventional medicine. Chronic problems including allergies, cancer, skin infections, and arthritis often respond well to holistic therapies. Visit our website at www.petcarenaturally.com.

Homeopathy Advanced Homeopathy

Glenda Stroup Malone, dht 2060 North Collins Suite 109 Richardson, TX 75080  972-889-1010

Glenda has been in practice for 27 years. Specializing in chronic disease, adults and children. She teaches you how to stay healthy using homeopathy. Call for appointment.

Alex Bekker, M.D.

Homoeopathy General Practice 6500 E. Mockingbird Ln. Suite 115 Dallas, TX 75214-2483  214-821-3133  a.bekker@sbcglobal.net  www.AlexBekkerMD.com

Dr. Bekker is a physician with extensive homoeopathic clinical experience. Proper homoeopathic treatment is according to principles based on a holistic understanding of health and disease. Medical insurance covered - out of network provider.

Holistic Center of Dallas Regina Edwards, BA, RMT 4144 N. Central Expy Suite 630 Dallas, TX 75204  214-824-4949

Regina Edwards provides Classical Homeopathy consultations. Homeopathy is a form of complimentary medicine using highly diluted natural products to gently enhance healing. The selection of the single remedy is based on unique symptoms, physical sensations and emotional reactions of each individual. Additionally available: Cranio-sacral Therapy, Esoteric Healing and Therapeutic Touch.

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Hypnotherapy ALPHA-HYPNOSIS

Nadine Romain, Ph.D., Certified Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Office in Dallas Lakewood Area  214-796-5327  www.alphahypnosis.biz

Looking for the Life you were meant to live? Let me help you help yourself and regain control for life-long changes! Releasing habit patterns - Stress, Fear, Anxiety release - Metaphysical Counseling - Abundance - and much more... Available for corporate group. Call for an appointment today!

Counseling Services

Sherri Lackman, MA, LPC, Cht 304 S. Cottonwood #D Richardson, TX 75080  972-231-4466  sherrilackman@msn.com  www.sherrilackman.com

Discover how hypnotherapy can gently explore issues that have caused unhealthy behavior and poor decisions in the past. Hypnosis allows access to the unconscious in the altered state so that issues can be resolved more quickly and efficiently than with talk therapy.

Journey Between Lives

Carole Layman, LMSW, CHt PO Box 171102 Arlington, TX 76003-1102  817-557-0008  www.journeybetweenlives.com

SPIRITUAL REGRESSIONS. Past Life AND Life Between Lives Therapy. Stop guessing and visit the Spirit World for definitive answers regarding your current life as well as your Soul Life! Discover your Guides, Soul Group, Life Purpose and more!

Iridology The People’s Chiropractic Clinic Edna Craven, D.C., BCNP, BCI 3200 N MacArthur Blvd Ste 105 Irving, TX 75062  972-256-0004

29 years experience. Jensonian and Holistic Iridology. Accurate iris reading. Complete written Report Of Finding with pictures. Nutritional Consultation. See ad for additional services.

Macrobiotics Macrobiotic Center

Margaret Lawson PO Box 79-6731 Dallas, TX 75379  903-786-9100  macrobioticteacher@gmail.com  www.MacrobioticCenter.com

Macrobiotic Cooking Classes • Macrobiotic Counseling • Books and Supplies • Macrobiotic bed and breakfast now open! Email macrobioticteacher@gmail.com for brochure.

Natural Health Care Services

S.V. "Ami" Amagna, MSc, RMT, CNHP Carrollton, TX (Marsh/Rosemeade Area)  972-492-6651

Macrobiotic counseling to develop a dietary program for overcoming your health problems • Shiatsu-based energetic bodywork to relieve stress/pain and restore good health by revitalizing organs and systems • Medical Qi Gong self-healing exercises • External Qi therapy (palm healing) • Guidance on supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies.

Meditation Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center Sue Chadwick 4901 Keller Springs Rd. #103 Addison, TX 75001  972-248-9126

Beginning Meditation 5-week class series - learn to calm your mind, develop concentration, access inner peace. Simple, effective, proven techniques based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Visit www.anandadallas.org for details and current schedule.

IGS Explorations

13604 Midway @ Alpha Suite 161  www.igsx.org

See our website for times for both guided and silent meditation.

Metaphysical Arts & Sciences Dallas Psychic Fair

Holiday Inn Select - North Dallas (LBJ West bound access road just past Josey Ln)  469-463-1810  dallaspsychicfair@gmail.com  dallaspsychicfair.com Over 50 professional psychic readers, vendors and wellness practitioners. Held the 1st Sunday of every month 12 - 6 pm. Admission - $7.00, all readings $10.00 ea.

IGS Explorations

13604 Midway @ Alpha Suite 161  www.igsx.org

We provide a safe space, unconnected in any way to any organized religion, where philosophical and spiritual ideas and practices can be explored in depth.

Intuitive Astrologer and Tarot Reader Cynthia Novak  metro 817-261-2984

Intuitive astrologer and Tarot reader, Cynthia Novak provides detailed, informative, tape-recorded sessions. All are heart-centered and process oriented.


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Learn to meditate 5-week series Ananda Yoga® classes “Yoga Sampler” classes Sunday meditation, 9 am Sunday service, 10 am • Restorative & Chakras Workshops For a current class schedule, visit www.anandadallas.org or call 972-248-9126 for a free calendar.

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• Past Life Regressions • Life-Between-Lives Therapy • Connecting With Your Guides www.journeybetweenlives.com Carole Layman, LMSW Certified Hypnotherapist (817) 557-0008 or (817) 455-6642

Meditation & Yoga Center 4901 Keller Springs Rd #103, Addison, TX 75001

Cynthia Novak Intuitive * Astrologer * Tarot-Reader Readings from the Heart

Providing Detailed, Personal and Predictive Information Remind you why you are here Help you plan where you are going www.cynthianovak.com

metro (817) 261-2984 New! Classes in VEDIC Astrology and Tarot

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Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Kimberly Wilson, NMD 6545 Preston Road, Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024 4230 Avondale Avenue, Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75219  972-608-0100  www.InnovationsWellness.com

Dr. Wilson is a licensed, board certified naturopathic doctor providing naturopathic alternatives to conventional medicine for the ENTIRE family, including anti-aging and preventative care, as well as options for chronic conditions such as cancer, endocrine and hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, fatigue, and obesity.

Osteopathy Cranial Osteopath

Liz Chapek, D.O. 6760 Abrams Road @ Skillman, Suite 203 Dallas, TX 75231  214-341-8742  www.do-online.org/chapek

Hands-on evaluation of body and head- to help Optimize internal & external functioning & healing: NEWBORN, BABY, YOUNG CHILD; FEMALE troubles; ALL AGES. For information call us or check website's "Home", "Practice news" and (#1&#3 on) "Links" pages.

Personal Caregiver Citywide Services

Ed Morzak, B.A. , C.N.A.  214-207-4103  Premierecare2009-cna@yahoo.com

Geriatric, handicapped and infirmed non-medical assistance and care. Transportation, shopping, errands, light cleaning, cooking, clerical paperwork, pet care. Premium service, great references. $17/hour.

Pilates MoveStudio

Move and be moved! 17062 Preston Rd. Suite 108, at Campbell Dallas, TX 75248  972-732-0206  staff@movestudio.com  www.movestudio.com

Stretch, strengthen, improve posture and alleviate back pain with intelligent, holistic Pilates exercise. Group, semi-private and private instruction with certified, experienced teachers. Full equipment studio.

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Products Dr. David R. Hawkins' books

Distributed by Shifting Frequencies  972-378-1211  www.ShiftingFrequencies.com

Dr. Hawkins has devoted his life to the spiritual evolution of mankind. His books utilize muscle testing, as this well-established science provides an objective basis for distinguishing truth from falsehood. Now available: Dr. Hawkins' newest book, "Healing and Recovery".

Go Green Energy Savers Christi Roberts  972-838-7383  www.energysaver.tv

Save up to 25% on your electric bill, while helping to save the environment. KVAR® EC fine tunes electrical systems to reduce non-productive and wasted electricity, giving you cost-effective energy! Give discount code: SF444 to get special pricing.

WHISPERING WINDS REIKI

Wendy Herb, Usui and Organic Reiki Master-Teacher Dallas, TX Metroplex  214-906-2992  WhisperingWindsReiki@yahoo.com

All dis-ease within is calling out for transformation as all energy seeks balance and resolution. Reiki is handson healing that renders profound effects in reducing stress and pain, providing relaxation to promote healing on all levels, strengthening and normalizing the vital energy fields of the body. As a conduit for the God/ Universal Life Energy, Wendy assists you in returning to that HeartSpace of balance, wholeness and healing.

Spiritual Organizations Earth Rhythms

"Healing Music"

Amy Martin 381 Casa Linda Plaza #137 Dallas, TX 75218  info@EarthRhythms.org  www.earthrhythms.org

Alan's music has been scientifically tested and endorsed by Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of the "Messages from Water" books. Alan's CDs are used for pain and anxiety relief, as well as assisting the human immune system.

St. Clement of Alexandria Liberal Catholic Church

By Alan Roubik Distributed by Shifting Frequencies  972-378-1211  www.ShiftingFrequencies.com

Reiki/Energy Healing Ascension Healing

Pamela Mauras, Reiki Master-Teacher, Divinity Graduate of Accelerated Creative Force-Quan Yin Creation Center, Hawaii Fort Worth, TX  817-721-0901  Divinitygoddess333@yahoo.com

During this miraculous time, humanity is undergoing a divine process of Ascension. A time of deep healing, releasing, change & transformation. It is my deepest honor & purest intention to support your personal process with energy work grounded in 5th-12th Dimensional Ascension energy structures & the blessed support of Quan Yin & her powerful Creative Force energies. These energies deeply heal, release all disruption & align us in higher frequencies of love, enjoyment & creation. Among other services (see ad) I provide Reiki Sessions, Aura Clearing, Shaman Drum Healing Sessions, Sacred Healing Meditations & offer Medicine Wheel Ceremonies, Full Moon/Goddess Rituals, Handfasting ceremonies, Motherpeace Readings & more. I teach all levels of Usui Reiki, offer classes on the Ascension Process & Quan Yin & Creative Force: working with Creation

Presenting experiential events, preserving natural places, and providing help to those in need in North Texas. Events include Winter SolstiCelebrations, Moonlady Nights, and talks and concerts by national spiritual leaders. A green cemetery is being planned. Monthly e-newletter with seasonal/lunar dates, features, more.

Fr. Tony J. Howard, Pastor 202 North Allen Dr., Suite E-114 Allen, TX 75002  972-377-3828  pastor@scalcc.org  www.scalcc.org

"Liberal" means "free"; "Catholic" means "universal." Bells and Smells, Mystical Theology, Open Communion every Sunday at 11am. Liberal Catholic: a relief, not an oxymoron.

Universal Light of Christ Church

Rev. Pat Raimondo 6117 Graham St. Lake Worth, TX 76135  817-237-7840  ULCCPatRaimondo@yahoo.com  www.UniversalLightofChristChurch.org

Sunday Service: 11:00am • Classes: The Teachings of Light • Two locations: Florida / Texas • Intuitive Consultations Available


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Tai Chi / Qigong Ranjana's Yoga and Bodyworks Ranjana Pallana 13614 Midway Rd @ Alpha Suite 101 Dallas  972-233-4377  yogagani@swbell.net î Ł www.ranjanasyoga.com

Hatha yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, massages & waxing.

Vedic Astrology Intuitive Astrologer and Tarot Reader Cynthia Novak  metro 817-261-2984

Intuitive astrologer and Tarot reader, Cynthia Novak provides detailed, informative, tape-recorded sessions. All are heart-centered and process oriented.

Yoga AWAKEN WITH YOGA

Carol A. Stall, MA, E-RYT-500 Richardson, North Dallas and Plano  469-441-7064  shantishanti@verizon.net î Ł www.awakenwithyoga.us

Experience Hatha Yoga to unify body, mind, and spirit. Grow stronger, more flexible, more balanced. Awaken inner awareness. Improve breathing patterns, and experience deep, restorative relaxation. Classes, workshops and retreats.

MoveStudio

Move and be moved! 17062 Preston Rd. Suite 108, at Campbell Dallas, TX 75248  972-732-0206  staff@movestudio.com î Ł www.movestudio.com

Improve physical fitness, flexibility, mental clarity, relaxation, stress management, and well-being at any age. Hatha, restorative, prenatal and more. Group, semi-private and private instruction available.

Ranjana’s Yoga & Bodyworks

Ranjana - RYT 500 - 60 years Exp. Enjoy classic Hatha Yoga Meditation Massages with Reflexology - Shirodhara Ear Candling & Waxing

972-233-4377

www.ranjanasyoga.com 13614 Midway Rd, Ste 101 ¡ Dallas, TX 75244

Ascension Healing

Natural healing for body, mind & spirit

Pamela Mauras Usui Reiki Master-Teacher Conduit of Creative Force & Ascension Energies

(817) 721-0901 Fort Worth TX

Reiki - Distance Healing - Reiki for Pets Creative Force Energy Attunements Chakra Balancing - Aromatherapy Bach Flower Remedies - Native & Full Moon Ceremonies, Readings & more

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f we’re not getting along with the people in our lives, what good is all our spiritual ‘progress’? Demonstrating the interconnection between our spirituality and our relationships, John E. Welshons begins his One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships with a parable: a yogi meditates in his mountaintop hermitage for many years, eventually reaching the pinnacle of enlightenment, radiating an aura of peace and wisdom. That is, until he goes down to the nearby village and is accidentally shoved by a peasant, at which point he loses his hard-won serenity and explodes at the poor fellow. Therefore, no matter what spiritual path we follow, our first priority is maintaining good relationships, whether romantic, familial, professional, or casual. Synthesizing many spiritual traditions, including elements of Buddhist, yogic, and western psychology, as well as his own experience as a counselor and workshop leader, Welshons constructs a broad threepoint plan for relationship repair, ‘Seeing the Light,’ ‘Freeing the Light,’ and ‘Being the Light,’ that easily resonates no matter our background or beliefs. Endeavoring to cover the entire spectrum of human relationships, from the difficulties of caring for an aging parent to the lessons we can learn from our pets, Welshons’ advice remains sound, even when resorting to speaking in generalities. Writing in a gentle, even playful tone, he never allows the enormity of the task—the reform of all our interpersonal relationships—to feel overwhelming. For as Welshons points out, the path to healing our relationships is not to dwell on the problems that beset us, but to see the opportunities for greater love that surround us.

One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships by John E. Welshons, New World Library, Novato CA, 2009.

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hough warriors of peace are certainly not hiding in the shadows, it often seems as though they are because of the media attention to those who preach and practice intolerance. To help shine a light on this important and inspirational work, Gustav Niebuhr in Beyond Tolerance profiles the efforts of organizations and individuals rooted in different faiths, but working together to build their communities and help those in need. Through their cooperative labor they not only create a better life for themselves and those of their faith, but along the way they discover the essential ties of love and compassion connecting every faith. Niebuhr echoes Martin Luther King, Jr. in calling this a “Hindu-Moslem-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief.” Niebuhr eagerly notes that many interfaith groups came together in response to 9/11, dispelling the mis-belief of the time that ecumenicism was impossible. Writing in spare, direct prose, Niebuhr argues that in this time of continued strained interfaith relations, an ecumenical spirit is not only possible, but essential: “We can hardly discount the possibility,” he writes, “that a single individual emerging from an encounter with someone of a different faith convinced that they share a common humanity might make a difference. Occasionally, one person can stop a mob.” Whether the individuals profiled in Beyond Tolerance will indeed stem the rising tide of intolerance remains to be seen, but their efforts and Niebuhr’s sentiments deserve a fervent “amen.”

Beyond Tolerance: How People Across America Are Building Bridges Between Faiths by Gustav Niebuhr, Penguin Books, New York NY, 2008.

Alec Franklor owns RetreatFinder.com, an online directory of spiritual and healing retreats. She can be reached at: books@retreatfinder.com.

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urrent pop psychology in America tells us that grief proceeds in five specific stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. But how do we make sense of things when our grief does not follow the rules? How does this help us move forward in life after a loss that radically changes our view of the world? Following the loss of her parents and friends, Susan Berger, found that her own grieving process failed to follow this rote progression and that she needed additional tools to move beyond her loss. Through research and ten years of working with the bereaved Berger, a counselor and hospice volunteer, found that while people move through their grief in unique ways, they appear to follow five main archetypes: the Nomad, who wanders with unresolved grief and fails to establish a new identity; the Memorialist, who focuses on honoring the deceased; the Normalizer, who works to recreate the life they lost; the Activist, who helps others dealing with similar issues; and the Seeker, who explores philosophy in an attempt to reestablish meaning in life. Within each type Berger gives numerous and varied profiles to illustrate the coping pattern along with its advantages and disadvantages, strategies for healing and growth, and questions for further exploration. Thus, finding ourselves in these archetypes assists not only in giving meaning to loss, but also allows us to grow and create a new healthy direction and worldview. Often heartbreakingly direct, but always gentle and respectful, The Five Ways We Grieve speaks frankly and refreshingly about the diverse impacts of death and loss. Endeavoring to connect each person to assistance appropriate for their grieving, Berger concludes the book with an appendix of resources for self-help, while acknowledging that any advice from others can only play a part in our healing. Ultimately it is we who must journey through our grief, to find hope and re-embrace the fullness of life. The Five Ways We Grieve: Finding Your Personal Path to Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Susan Berger, Trumpeter Books, Boston MA, 2009.


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Acupuncture for Arthritis

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illions of Americans report that they cannot perform simple everyday tasks such as tying a tie or opening a jar, because of the debilitating pain of arthritis. Twenty percent of all Americans say that their arthritis symptoms are so severe that it has affected their job performance and their general ability to enjoy life. Despite what one may think, arthritis is not just an “old persons” disease. In fact, almost two-thirds of those with some form of arthritis are younger than age 65. There are two main forms of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. In recent studies, acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of both.

A study conducted in Germany looked at over 300,000 people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Participants in the study received 15 sessions of acupuncture combined with their usual medical care. During the study, those that had the treatments reported less pain and stiffness, improved function, and better quality of life, than those who had received routine medical care alone. Interestingly enough, those that had the acupuncture treatments, also reported less severity of their symptoms for three months after the study, when they were not receiving acupuncture at all. Another study was conducted in China on victims of rheumatoid arthritis. Here, participants were treated with traditional acupuncture as well as another technique

called electroacupuncture, which uses minute bursts of electricity to stimulate the acupressure points. Participants receiving both the traditional and the electroacupuncture reported significant decreases in the severity of their symptoms. As when it is used to treat any condition, according to TCM, acupuncture relieves the symptoms associated with arthritis by improving blood and qi flow to the affected areas.

Acupuncture decreases the pain associated with arthritis by increasing the release of neurotransmitters that block pain. The meridians or acu-points that are located along nerve pathways are stimulated by the needles and then send signals to the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that are very similar

in nature to morphine that are released in the body during times of pain or stress. The painless acupressure needles “fool” the nerves into thinking they are in pain, and the brain releases the chemicals in response.

Today, acupuncture is so widely accepted as a treatment for arthritis that it is even covered by some health insurance companies. So if one is suffering from any form of arthritis, always consult a doctor first, and if acupuncture is recommended, be sure to check and see if the treatment is covered by insurance. For more information on acupuncture, please contact Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at (800) 729-0941, or visit www.PacificCollege.edu


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elcome spring with exciting new growth and purposeful action. Winter is over or on its final glacial gusts. We are on time to break out of heavy layers, and shake ourselves free. Nature bursts out of dormant branches into buds. She has to push out of buds into blooms. Finally she calls the bees and butterflies to pollinate and set fruit. It all happens in a few months. There is nothing quite as tenacious and determined as a chick pecking its way out of the egg: Or as patient as a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Slow down and watch. Prepare to do what is needed to transform your own life. We are one of Earth's creatures and like the rest, we are compelled in one way or another to break free and embrace the gift of birth. Perhaps the powerful Mars transits are the push you need to start pecking free. Perhaps you are waiting for the kiss of sunshine to emerge and stretch your wings. There is no guarantee except that the process is part of us. It will be a mix of pain, joy, struggle and ease. It is filled with opportunity. Some will fall into change, while many more are compelled to move out of the womb into action. Just like the beginning of all life, it is natural. No matter how you emerge; You are right on time. Mars, the planet of action and energy, is moving forward. There is no better use of Mars' momentum than purposeful action. In many ways, nature's creatures only know purposeful action. They have work to do and emerge with the assignment to live, play, procreate, protect, and enjoy food. Often they have loads of fun in the midst of very busy lives. They do not feel sorry for themselves. Two years ago my dear husband suffered a crippling stroke. Since that time it's been a daily—even hourly—commitment by both of us to regain his speech, cognition, mobility and use of his right arm. One day I asked him why he didn't feel sorry for himself. He said that he has much to do to recover, and that if he did that, he wouldn't be able to do what it takes to heal. This was such a gift to me. I was

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Your Spring Stars feeling sorry for myself and it literally sapped my energy and joy. Mars is now moving forward.

April: Mars is moving and we are emerging. Mars is all about activity. "Let's do it my way now!" "Are you with me or against me?" The desire for purposeful action is strong. Watch as properties move on the market and economic news tentatively gets stronger. Think of Mars as the Market. When Mars gains momentum after a lull, folks stop worrying about risk as much as they worry about missing an opportunity. Take care of the details. Get your taxes or extension done. Mars is moving forward and while Mercury goes retrograde this month, it doesn't confuse communication until the 17th. Retrograde Mercury is good for mental rest and miscommunication until May 11th. April is more than taxes and duty; she brings a lovely transit of Venus, the planet of love and money. In Vedic astrology Venus is happy in Taurus from April 20th until May 15th. There is action, play and romantic potential everywhere. Get on out of that chrysalis and spread your gossamer wings! It's what's natural. May: May begins with Venus at her best. That means spending more to get the very best she can almost afford. This should be good for retail. If you are on a budget, then you had better be creative or shop resale. Think of it as recycled style. If you're holding onto that cocoon, then it's time to push on out. You could change your image with a makeover. Saturn, as structure, faces Uranus, the planet of change. They started their dance last year. Now they are facing each other again. Their push isn't just seen in society...it is also evident in appearance and abundance and maybe even a big change in work or residence. Would you like to change your abundance? Jupiter joins Uranus: Jupiter's lessons are about excess. What do you do with your cash? What brings you freedom and what holds you down? What did you learn from the last boom and bust? Think of Jupiter as your personal guru and Uranus as ways to set yourself free. Jupiter is in a constellation he enjoys: Pisces. However, he will teach

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us in some manner through excess. It could be through excessive fear or doubts. It might be through excessive caution, eating or spending. Venus is in the lunar mansion Rohini which means "the most beloved wife." Venus here likes nice things. It doesn't mean lots of them. It just means the ones you really like. President Obama has his Moon there. He likes to look good in his well-tailored suits. He didn't get them until he made the money. We can learn from him there. Indulge where we can, appreciate and nurture what we've planted, and learn what fits us well.

June: Jupiter and Uranus spend the month together. We continue to learn: What liberates you and when do you feel trapped? I expect plenty of weddings. Commitment can liberate you when you've worked to develop a relationship. I expect plenty of mergers in the corporate world, too. The Uranus knot to untie is how to balance commitment and freedom: Is the notion that sharing life or debt or a name will cost you your individuality true for you? Or is that union what might just free you to evolve and grow through love and the desire to be protected or the strength to be the protector? Yes, there will be plenty of second thoughts. Some "mergers" might be delayed until the beginning of 2011. But overall, Saturn is the wisdom of age and time. He shows you the joy of simple daily experience and the truth that we will all age and ultimately die. Saturn facing the Jupiter-Uranus union reminds us that there is strength in commitment and there is value in being there for another. This might be a friend, a colleague, an acquaintance, family member or even a stranger. It is valuable to be there for another person and that investment will cost you some of your own freedom. Jupiter reminds us that it is a joyful investment, Uranus reminds us that it is ultimate liberation to give and Saturn shows us how we are more like the old folks than we could have ever imagined. It's a good time to enjoy each hour of each day...Even if they look like a burden.


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How the Love Grows: It grows cautiously. Planets in opposition are like a great scale weighing and assessing. Fortunately, Venus and Mars are both moving ahead. Venus is ready to love again and Mars is finally ready to lead her on the dance floor of romance. The only question for you: Who wears the Mars in your relationship? Where the Money Flows: It too moves. Wise investors look at many different areas. The Mars momentum is actually good for risk. A busy Mars is often an indicator that more investors are in. Real estate and energy are gaining strength. I'm not a financial person, but I do know that when the economy makes an adjustment more people and businesses move to Texas. In general, money and risk are on again. Those powerful opposition planets indicate caution and ups, downs then ups again. Growth is everywhere, it's just doing a shuffle rather than running a sprint. Something old is New Again: The big transit this season is Saturn, the planet of structure and form, opposing Uranus, the planet of change. We all talk about change, but like a chick that suddenly outgrows his egg; we wait until the familiar no longer fits. In terms of the outer planets, the change is a long process. Uranus often brings a situation that looks crazy or people who seem to act out in odd ways. The balance with Saturn structure and Uranus change is to build something more useful rather than simply destroy something old. The "Tea party" movement is a great example of the Saturn-Uranus dance. In May, Jupiter, the politician of the heavens, joins Uranus. Watch faces in the news and in

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this movement. Sara Palin is its darling now. She'll have plenty of competition for that spot this summer. Jupiter takes the Uranus-Saturn dilemma and turns it into a political platform. The hope of change is met with fear in all of life. But Jupiter steps onto the platform and says the hope of political power comes from the power to persuade and because “We the People” are what “they the candidates” need.

The Obama Presidency: Mars or action was stymied earlier this year. On March 11th, Mars finally started to move forward. In Vedic astrology, there are planets that can bring great success and those that could bring us down. Mars' nature is to be of service: to push forward in the face of opposition and to take risks. In the President's chart, Mars is in a very stressful position: At the very last degree of a constellation. As a candidate for the Democratic nomination, President Obama moved slowly and carefully. He allowed his opponents to charge ahead. He was the wise one with insight, tolerance and patience. His message was simple and spoke to the desire of many for vision and change within the structure. These traits are Saturn's virtues with Jupiter's enthusiasm. He has a beautiful Saturn in his chart. Saturn is uplifted by Jupiter's optimism and they are both at the very front of his chart. They represent birth and faith in the process. As I write this, I don't know what happened with the Healthcare vote. I know that the President at least appears to be pushing ahead. I know that he must be impatient and frustrated. I would like to remind him of his Saturn gifts and of the potential for folly if he charges into battle without enough troops or

experience. I know that this legislation will only succeed if he finds a way to bring the opposition to the table: Some way to convert them to the purpose and value of change without destroying the system that exists. Mars isn't his friend. I suspect that there is much personal frustration behind the scenes. As the captain of this country, this legislation could be his albatross, and could ultimately pull his presidency down. I expect him to simplify the legislation and start with a foundation for success: To work with the planets and not against them. If not, it could turn his legacy into a sinking ship. Mars charges ahead and he will be tempted to push it through if possible. But that will not warrant success. It could be just the distraction the opposition needs. What I want personally isn't the issue here. It's which planets bring him success. I ask for wisdom and cooperation to restructure rather than destroy. President Obama has the lovely Venus on his Moon in May. That should bring cooperation, charisma and charm through him. Throughout the year, the First Lady continues to enjoy lovely Jupiter transits without the Mars distractions. Her popularity will continue to grow and she will have measurable success with her campaign to stop childhood obesity. She is a rising star. Her husband is obviously successful, but he is at the end of a major cycle in his life. For any person it is filled with crossroads: It could lead to a one term Presidency or failure. I do expect some sort of bill to pass. Will it thrive and be a success or will it be mired in bureaucracy? That is the question.

Cynthia Novak is a professional astrologer. She can be contacted at metro 817-261-2984. Read Cynthia’s daily astrological message at www.HolisticNetworker.com/dailymessage/ or see www.CynthiaNovak.com Come hear Cynthia’s talk at the Wellness Expo in Addison on Sunday, April 18 at 11:30am entitled “Astrology & You”.


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VISIT OVER 100 EXHIBIT BOOTHS HEAR 24 WELLNESS SPEAKERS EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON DEMOS SHOP, DINE, MINGLE, LEARN, PLAY ENJOY MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY, & ENERGY HEALING EXPERIENCE AN INTUITIVE CONSULTATION

DIRECTIONS

to the Addison Conference Centre

• I-635 to the North Dallas Tollway, • go North, exit Beltline Rd, • go West 2 blocks to Addison Rd, • go 3 blocks north to Addison Circle. under the Addison Water Tower at 15650 Addison Road

SEE PAGES 15-18 FOR EXPO PROGRAM GUIDE WITH A LIST OF SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS

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Spring in Addison April 17-18 Summer in Fort Worth August 14-15 (see page 2 for details)

ADMISSION ONLY $7/day

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 972-378-3770

Adults over 65 FREE PRODUCED BY: Children under 12 FREE Holistic Networker FREE Parking SAVE $2 or more DOWNLOAD A VENDOR BUY TICKETS ONLINE REGISTRATION KIT

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Holistic Networker : Spring 2010