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The 13th Annual Rockabilly Ruckus May 5, 20186:00 pm - 11:55 pm Hot music, swing dancers and a classic car show.  Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho–Devilles Rocket 88 Hot Rod Hornets Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots The Intoxicators Toro Jones Sara Rose Band (more…) Venue: Skipper’s Smokehouse 910 Skipper Rd., Tampa, Florida, 33613

Insight Wellness Works has acquired Enliven Wellness Works Tampa Bay Area, April 2018 -- Since 2010, Enliven Wellness Works has offered on-site wellness for local companies leading to increased employee morale and retention by providing health and wellness education programs, health coaching, group fitness and massage therapy. Deserie Valloreo, the new owner, is passionate about empowering people to take control of their health. When she heard that Enliven was being sold, she jumped at the opportunity to help more people live happier, healthier lives. Deserie is rebranding the company as Insight Wellness Works and intends to enhance the company’s workplace wellness offerings by adding holistic wellness education and services plus online content and services. She will also leverage technology to manage data tracking and reporting for Insight’s clients. “Many employers are realizing that the health and happiness of their employees directly affects the bottom line of their business.” Valloreo remarked when asked why a company would implement a workplace wellness program. “Workplace wellness programs boost morale and typically result in greater productivity, employee retention and reduced healthcare costs.” Deserie has over 20 years of experience in project management, training & development and designing and delivering wellness education programs. She is a certified clinical herbalist and yoga instructor armed with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from USF. She is also the founder of HolisticNetworkInternational.com. Insight Wellness Works provides workplace wellness programs to businesses.

WMNF presents the Improvaholics at Studio 620

May 17, 20187:00 pm - 9:00 pm WMNF presents the Improvaholics at Studio 620 in St. Petersburg on Thursday May 17th  @7PM. It’s a night of improvised comedy, impressions, songs and laughter to benefit both WMNF and Studio 620. The Improvaholics are a local Musical Improv troupe…  They are the House Improv team for The Studio@620 and one of the Indie Improv (more…) Venue: The Studio@620 - 620 1st Ave S, St Petersburg, Florida, 33701, United States

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May 22, 20186:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cheers to WMNF’s newest Community Partners Prost Kitchen + Bar, who is donating 10% of all food and beverages that night! There will also be craft beer tastings. Prost Kitchen and Bar, located on the corner of Bearss and Bruce B. Downs, offers an array of delicious creations served in a modern rustic setting. Offering (more…) Venue: Prost Kitchen + Bar - 2802 E Bearss Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33613, United States

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Nature’s Food Patch Joins Campaign to Feed Hungry Children CLEARWATER, Fla. – Your local natural foods grocer, Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café, has teamed up with Feeding Tampa Bay, All Faiths Food Bank and 10News WTSP to collect healthy breakfast items for Cereal for Summer. Children go hungry over the summer without the programs that feed them during the school year. The Patch is collecting breakfast items such as cereal bars, cereal, oatmeal and shelf-stable milk through May 13th at their Clearwater location. Customers can purchase any shelf-stable breakfast item at Nature’s Food Patch and drop it in the donation box at checkout. The store has partnered with Cascadian Farms for a “buy one, donate one” sale on all of their organic cereals (while supplies last). About Feeding Tampa Bay Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the more than 700,000 hungry in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. Their mission is to change lives one meal at a time by leading the community in the fight against hunger. About Nature’s Food Patch Nature‘s Food Patch Market & Café in Clearwater (est. 1987) is a 23,300 SF organic independent natural foods community grocery store & café. The store has been enthusiastically embraced by the health-minded community and is known for its commitment to organic foods, quality natural products, community involvement and health education. Their vision is to serve and inspire their community in order to build a healthier world. This spring, they will open their second store in Downtown Dunedin!

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The Pilates Philosophy

How To Visualize Better Health, Posture and Strength — Then Make It Happen!

By Emily Wenzel


e all know that exercise is good for our health. But few of us realize the benefits of incorporating your mind in these exercises. By incorporating the mind you use brain cells which keep them from dying and, in turn, enhances the activity of the mind. For example, many people today have transportation such as a car or bicycle. We maintain our vehicle by servicing, tune up’s, cleaning, washing, gas and more. If the vehicle suddenly makes a sound or runs in a different manner, we immediately take notice and usually bring it to a professional for correction/repair. But too often we receive signs from our bodies (our personal vehicle) and we choose to ignore them Then we wonder why we have chronic pain! It is imperative to be aware of your body, posture and alignment. It will benefit your overall health including body and mind. Joseph Pilates said “the balance of body and mind is the conscious control of ALL muscular movements of the body.” Joseph Pilates methods were originally called Contrology. He was born in Germany in 1880 and was a sickly child. He improved his health through physical activities like gymnastics, boxing and skiing. During WWI he worked as a nurse


in England. He provided exercises for the injured by utilizing springs from the hospital beds and other props to create resistance training, improve strength and flexibility. He later moved to New York and opened a studio. He built the equipment known today as the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Cadillac. The exercises may be performed on the Pilates equipment or on a ‘mat’ using your own body weight or simple props such as a ball and stretch band.

Here is what we have learned through the years from the Pilates philosophy: The Core Physically speaking, the stronger the ‘core’ of your body, the stronger (physically) will be your potential. Breath and posture have a major impact on how effective your fitness program is. Pilates exercises will give you a sense of energy and confidence by increasing your strength while becoming more flexible. These movements and principals encourages individual to have body awareness, obtain better posture and move more efficiently MAY 2018

within your own body. Moving freer in your body, lighter in your body and on the joints, creates a general positive effect on your well being and more energy for other activities! This sense of energy clears the brain and strengthens will power. The principals of Pilates include concentration, breathing, centering, control, precision, flowing movement, isolation, and routine.

Concentration Concentrate on mastering the relatively simply movements each time to a point of subconscious reaction. It won’t be dull; it will just happen. And that is how to progress from visualizing improvement to actually making it a part of your everyday life.

Breathing To breathe, oxygen is drawn into the lungs and entered into the blood stream throughout the body. An increase in the amount of oxygen will benefit the health of ALL your cells and make you more tranquil, improve brain function, blood circulation and physical coordination. Tampa Bay Wellness

As you inhale, inspire the body and feel a lengthening in your spine. The exhale comes from strength to force out toxins. Exhale and draw the transverse abdominis towards the midline of your body. Pull it back towards your spine and up towards your heart. Proper breathing is like “working out.” It does so much good and is so easy to learn and practice until it becomes automatic.

Centering Centering is finding your own ‘powerhouse’ which includes the abdominals, lower back, adductors (inner leg), hamstrings and buttocks. These muscle groups are important for stabilization (pelvic stability) and strength. Probably the most important activity which so many of us do not do properly is walking upright. Heads up, shoulders back—not head down, shoulders rounded! Simply “walking straight” is the best exercise you can do to achieve posture and strength. And you can do it anytime without an appointment!

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, from Mönchengladbach, Germany. His father was a gymnast and his mother a naturopath.

Control Better health is totally dependent on control and that requires you to focus on the purpose of the exercise, the goal, and breath of the movement. Precision is a component of control. More precision increases the quality of the movement. Flow through each movement to work each joint through a full range of motion. Controlled and flowing movement assist in focusing on flexibility and strength. Learn to isolate certain parts of the body with the mind. By strengthening the core first and then the limbs (arms/legs), this creates a more balanced body.


Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested.

Routine doesn’t mean boring but it does mean practice and practice. This is with anything in life! Practice and you will feel stronger from the inside out. Joseph Pilates said “we are as young as our spine is flexible.” Can you flex, extend, rotate and laterally bend the spine? As an athlete and fitness professional, I incorporate a variety of physical activities in my everyday life. I have certainly tested the limits of my body and crossed the line! Additionally, after suffering from a digestive disorder, my alignment was impacted due to chronic inflammation in the abdomen and intestines. This inflammation created scar tissue which pulled organs and facia “out of order” from the base of the spine. Personally, the Pilates principles made an incredible impact to my overall health. Watch TV for one evening including the commercials. It seems like everyone “needs” a perfect body. But we’re going about it backwards! We are trying to achieve so called perfection from the outside. And too many of us neglect the inside. Reverse the focus. That is what I’ve tried to cover in this brief summary. When you set a goal such as planning a trip, you’re mindful about saving money, visualizing the location and researching activities at the destination. Imagine being just as disciplined in the approach to your health. And—starting with the inside of your body-- visualize better posture and strength. Follow the basics we’ve just covered and YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! Emily Wenzel is the owner of Kapok Pilates & Wellness at 908 McMullen Booth Rd in Clearwater. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Pilates Instructor, President of the Florida Herb Society, Herbalist, Food Artist and Organic Gardener.

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Exploring the Divine Feminine/YIN & Masculine/YANG as Individuals & Universally By Kristin Geeslin, M.S


ine tuning your own naturally divine masculine and feminine energies can increase your vitality and bring more harmony into your life, your community, the planet and the universe! If you wish to study esoteric arts for catalyzing these “kundalini” energies, you certainly can. However, these energies have their own intelligence, and if treated with some degree of respect will skillfully express themselves in a way that is unique to your life, maximizing your joy and minimizing your challenges. When I first started to develop a valuable understanding of the premise of yin and yang, or an understanding of the “Devine Feminine & Masculine,” I was living in a Buddhist Center. One of my housemates had lived in China where he studied Chinese Medicine. Inquiries to him about my health actually paved my way into figuring out a “whole” new thinking style for

balance and synergy. I would ask health related questions about how specific foods might cause this or lead to that. I’d anticipate a Western diagnostic response confirming THIS would definitely lead to THAT! Instead, the responses I heard sounded more like “YES /AND”.... meaning “the answer” ultimately had something to do with synergy and dynamic equilibrium, rather than one simply defined cause and effect. Starting out I was frustrated by these answers but gradually became curious... I started to see that my thinking was linear, sequential and often black and white. Even though I was raised pretty much secularly with humanistic tendencies, I started to realize my way of “seeing” had been seriously influenced by some of the less evolved aspects of the predominant Judeo Christian culture. I was in the habit of thinking in a dualistic way; good or

bad, above and below, yes or no..leaning toward judgment rather than discerning. As I stretched to get my mind around a YES, AND way of thinking instead of THIS or THAT...the book the “Web That Has No Weaver,” by Ted Kaptchuck was recommended to me. What I read encouraged me to see “causality” as a having multiple points connected by invisible energies or flows. I was being asked to step away from a culture driven by the idea of the existence of a single point of creation. As time passed I started looking more closely at the relationships between “things” as much as the “things” or ideas themselves... my ability to “see” in a more balanced and dynamic way started to grow! I was naturally more able to guide or work with the masculine and feminine energies within myself. When we think of the flow of electricity we know that the unseen force moves between a pole that is referred to as positive and another that is referred to as negative. Positive and negative are simply a description of a certain direction of energy, they are not meant to be seen in a framework of good or bad. Each person is naturally able to access both feminine and masculine energy. Surely, accepting what each energy offers to our ever present divine nature is an excellent start in allowing them to serve us on our path to full realization.

Yin or Feminine Energy can be associated with: Resting, relaxation, receiving, waiting, stillness, acceptance, qualitative measurement, circular or curved forms, inward turning energy, left side of the body, moisture, slowness

Yang or Masculine Energy can be associated with:

Action, movement, quantitative measurement, linear, outward moving energy, right side of the body, hardness, fire, dryness (Plenty more of this easily referenced by google) 12

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When asked to write this article I quickly jumped to the “explanation” that most folks in the U.S., (and some other folks even in traditionally Eastern cultures) have lost sight of the need for, or how to practice a dynamic equilibrium between Yin & Yang energies. Many people worldwide have been hypnotized into infatuation with YANG energy. To some extent I credit “Madison Avenue” with this accomplishment, but ultimately unaddressed spiritual ignorance fuels this flame. This MORE culture often supports the good of the few at the cost of the many. As individuals we are trying to live in this predominant culture, but often are not sure how to stay balanced under the pressures it presents. We suffer from adrenal fatigue/exhaustion and other imbalances that stem from the MORE, or out of balance toward YANG culture! As individuals our natural need for balance often finds us turning to apparently expedient ways to feel the balance of yin...so we go for sugar and alcohol. What we really need is more meditation and less medication. Less screen time and more serene time. YANG energy taken to an extreme has resulted in a definition of “progress” or success that is often short


sighted and ultimately destructive in individual lives and to the planet as a whole. Over working, over developing natural habitats, over producing goods, all without regard for the longterm consequences on the quality of individual and collective life. During the past few years many consciousness focused folks have come into the understanding that it is time for the DEVINE FEMININE to gain back dominion. There is a critical need to prioritize the balance between humans, animals and plants, the very eco-system upon which all life depends over what used to be called “progress,” on planet EARTH. This shift has been indicated in many wisdom traditions and is underway; being ushered in through a variety of disturbing appearances, political change makers and many spiritual or ritual practices. By paying attention to what our inner voice tells us we need to be doing with our life mission in any given moment: rest, healthy food, affection, creative expression, exercise or quiet time, etc. We support our higher self’s ability to arrange our internal Devine Masculine & Feminine energies in ways that are life catalyzing for all! You are fully capable of tuning in to the wisdom contained in your

DEVINE Masculine & Feminine energies, moment by moment. All the best to you, in your practice! And a little note: All of the services and healing modalities here at the Zen Zone Experience are intended to foster balance in your life...whether that be mental, physical, spiritual or any combination there of: Everyone here is committed to to best outcomes for your health, happiness and development. Of course some of our products are health related and many just for fun, which is also important! Come visit and “Get Your Zen On” ! KRISTIN GEESLIN, M.S.

Kristin is a Clairactivated WorkLife Coach with 3 decades of expereince offering catalytic or stabalizing energy to people and organizations planning their future or in transition. As a long time practitioner of meditation, she enjoys sharing mindfulness and intuitive awareness. She offers individual consultations and workshops as well as presentations for business or service groups. Certified in: ThetaHealing (Transformational Belief Changes) Voyager Tarot (Intutive Readings w/Clairs) PREP Relationship Education (Coaching)Workforce Development (Coaching)

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f you follow natural health and wellness trends, then chances are, you’re already hip to reishi, ashwaganda, and of course our beloved ginseng. What do all these have in common? They’re a class of plants, known as adaptogens. And in the next few months and years, you’re probably going to hear a lot more about them. That’s because adaptogens aren’t just now trending; they’re a tenet of Ayurveda and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and they’re here to help our body’s ability to adapt (hence the name). Adapt to what? Chiefly, to manage change and stress, and to allow for a normalizing effect upon each of our bodily systems. Rather than a quick hit burst of support (like caffeine), adaptogens provide more long-term, foundational changes that affect your body on a cellular level – so overall, you have more energy and vitality. It seems like as a culture, we’re all waking up to them, and that’s wonderful news. But there’s a multi-performing adaptogen you may not have heard about yet, one that I just love: the Schisandra Berry. I first learned about this plant while studying herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies in Sebastopol California, founded by Rosemary Gladstar, the mother of Western herbalism. There, I slowly started to familiarize myself with adaptogens, intrigued by their long history of use and their ability to activate immune cells and tonify different organ systems that restore balance, and help the body cope with stress. I’ll never forget the first time our instructor passed around the dried berries of Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) for us to taste and experience: it was such a complex, intriguing plant. As it turned out, this little berry is known for possessing all flavors, all at once (sour, salty, sweet, bitter and pungent), is uniquely healing for women, and offers a balancing, whole body support that has been used in TCM for over 2,000 years. Schisandra Berry provides adaptogenic support to manage stress, combat fatigue, and revive energy without over stimulation, and is a wonderful adrenal and liver-supporting ingredient. The body is built to survive in times of stress, but elevated and prolonged chronic stress levels (which too many of us experience!) 14

can affect every organ system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands that so many people are talking about these days. During my studies, along with tinctures and tea blends I started making adaptogenic, herbal versions of the modern-day energy bar – only these were made with nut butters, honey, medicinal herbs, and spices. After eating one in particular for about 3 months (3-4 a day), my Schisandra Berry Bites, I noticed something pretty profound. Even though I was working as a natural products consultant and in school full-time with 2 kids and a long, 2-hour commute every day, I had energy galore, my mental outlook was better than ever, and surprisingly I felt calm and in control of every area of my life. I also did not have one illness or cold sore outbreak! (Something that has plagued my poor nose since the age of 10 - anytime I’m overly stressed). Years later with two teenagers and a full-time job as a busy CEO, my love for adaptogens and Schisandra Berry has only grown. I see every day that my overall health is very strong and that my body, mind and spirit are better handling their daily stresses – even the constant barrage of endocrine disrupting ingredients - of this modern age. Now of course I am exercising and eating very well; sleeping and practicing mindfulness, but I am healthier and more resilient than ever before (even with perimenopause) and my chronic health issues are a thing of the past. That’s largely because of the gently supportive and balancing qualities of the intriguing and complex Schisandra Berry. So here is one recipe I suggest to anyone who is stressed, tired, or simply wants to support their body in a quest for balance and energized living. Enjoy! MAY 2018

These Bake-Free Schisandra Orange Almond Butter Coconut Bites are: blood sugar stabilizing (critical for adrenal health and hormone balance) adaptogenic , energizing without over-stimulating, easy to make and affordable. Made with simple ingredients. Easy to carry wherever you go vegan and gluten free, packed with healthy protein, fiber, and fats INGREDIENTS Dry ¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes ¾ cup coconut flour ¼ cup ground flaxseed 5 tsp schisandra berry powder 2 tbsp grated orange zest 3 tbsp bittersweet chopped chocolate chips (optional but so good) Wet ¾ cup natural, unsalted almond or macadamia butter ¼ cup MCT oil, melted butter, coconut or avocado oil ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or honey, xylitol, stevia – amount adjusted to taste) INSTRUCTIONS: In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients: coconut shreds and flour, schisandra berry powder, orange zest, flax, almonds and chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: almond butter and maple syrup (or honey, xylitol, stevia). Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Using a large spoon fold together ingredients until well incorporated or simply use your hands like I enjoy doing. Scoop about 1tbsp of mixture into hands and roll and form into small balls. If the mixture is a little dry, add in more coconut, butter, or avocado. Roll in dried unsweetened coconut flakes to finish or extra bittersweet chips if you are not overly sensitive to caffeine.

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Hypnotherapy Training as a Life or Career Path By Matthew Brownstein, CCHt Many of us know of the power of the mind, yet few may be aware of how powerful a training in Hypnotherapy can be.

What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy? What Credentials are Involved in Becoming a Hypnotherapist? Is Hypnotherapy Training the right fit for me?

What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy? Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of mind, where we have communication with the subconscious mind and where powerful change can occur through properly worded suggestions that influence our emotions, behaviors and even physiology. Hypnotherapy expands upon the use of the altered state to use powerful transformational modalities that quickly find the root cause of problems, transform deep-seated personal blockages, and unleash the full potential of who we really are.

What Credentials are involved in Becoming a Hypnotherapist? Hypnotherapy has been acknowledged by the Federal Government as a true occupation, therefore, schools that offer career diplomas in the field are required to be licensed by their respective State’s Department of Education. Anyone looking into hypnotherapy training is encouraged to research State-Licensed Schools that offer legitimate diplomas in this occupation. The Commission for Independent Education is the branch of the Florida Department of Education that monitors and licenses schools of this nature. This is the primary qualification of a true educational institute offering certifications in this field. Beyond State-Licensure, there are many certifying bodies for hypnotists and hypnotherapists. It is important to know that these are independent (not Federal or State) organizations and that membership in them is not required. They are easy to join, and many require a low number of hours of training and do not require that their schools are State-Licensed. We therefore encourage you to look for schools and/or associations that:

Therefore, if you are considering training in hypnosis and/ or hypnotherapy, you might want to consider the following: 1. Are you already in a care-giving profession where you want to expand your skillsets and credentials? 2. Are you looking for a profession where you can be your own boss, make your own hours, and create a safe and transformative space for your clients? 3. Are you looking for profound personal and spiritual growth that helps you to transform your life from the inside out? The path of hypnotherapy can offer personal and/or professional rewards that are beyond measure. Many graduates explore the following: 1. A full-time or part-time private practice with their own office 2. Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to an existing profession 3. Hypnotherapy training for personal growth and spiritual development. When we learn comprehensive methods and protocols that transform our minds and the minds of others, then we tap into a force that can work for good in so many ways. Finding a path that is heart-centered and rooted in Spirit, where higheducational standards are met, and where global change begins with each individual is certainly something worth looking into. However, as this profession is gaining in momentum and slowly establishing itself with more credibility, we always encourage that you do your research and look into schools that offer 500+ hours of training with State-Licensed diplomas backed the Florida Department of Education and where the best of both inhouse and eLearning are utilized to help you to get the most out of your journey. Hypnotherapy changes lives and as a path that truly touches the heart, it is a path that many follow leading to significant personal and professional accomplishments. Matthew Jason Brownstein, CCHt has been in the field of hypnosis and hypnotherapy for over 20 years. He opened Florida’s first, and currently only, State-Licensed school for hypnotherapy training through the Department of Education in 2006. Matthew is the author of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment. He is the Founder of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists and teaches all over the country. Matthew is very active in law and legislative efforts that protect the profession of hypnotherapy as he continues to work to raise the standards of hypnotherapy training and credentialing. For more information call 800-551-9247 or visit www.InstituteofHypnotherapy.com.

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by LJ Kunkel Not a morning person? Give yourself a jumpstart with this invigorating 5-minute sequence you can do in bed. If prying yourself off those perfect pillows first thing in the morning puts you straight into a grump funk, this routine is your new best friend! These energizing dynamic stretches will wake up your body and brain gradually and gently, so you can say bye-bye to your usual frazzled jolt out of bed.


Perform each move for about one minute each (time it or just estimate). You can do this in bed as soon as you wake up, or set up with a mat on the floor if your bedmate wakes easily. Enjoy the positive caffeine-like effect (but feel free to still enjoy some coffee after)!

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1. Deep Breathing Lie on your back with knees bent and hands on your stomach. Breathe deeply and slowly, feeling your belly rise and fall with each breath. Imagine you are inhaling energy and exhaling grogginess. (Keep your eyes open so you’re not tempted to fall back to sleep!) 2. Knee Hug Circles Bring your knees up towards your chest and hold with your hands. Rotate at the hips to move your knees around in a circle, first dropping to one side, then out in front, then to the other side, then back to chest. Try to inhale when moving your knees away and exhale when hugging them in. Complete 5 circles, then switch direction for 5 the other way. (Keep switching every 5 for the duration of the interval.) 3. Bicycle Legs Warm up your legs by moving them upward, forward, and back in a circular motion, like pedaling a bicycle. Stay controlled and slow. 4. Arm Swings Sit up and cross your legs. Raise your arms up and out to the sides, in line with your shoulders. Swing your arms forward so they cross and then bring them back out. Repeat, warming up your upper body and shaking out any tightness. 5. Straddle Reach Extend your legs out to each side. Reach your left arm up over your head and lean sideways over your right leg, reaching for your toes. Make sure to keep both butt bones planted so you feel a stretch in your left side and hip. Hold briefly, then bend forward and swing your arms in front of you to repeat on the other side. Keep alternating sides, exhaling on the swing and inhaling during the hold to the side. LJ is a certified personal trainer and mom of three boys. She’s an ever-adjusting night owl among a bunch of early birds. See more from her at fitmixmom.com. 18

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theme Numerology: Yin-Yang & Three The Tao begot one. One begot two. Two begot three. And three begot the ten-thousand things. The ten-thousand things carry yin and embrace yang. -Lao Zu The theory of Yin and Yang is often thought of as consisting of two opposites and within those opposites each has the energy of the other. The Book of Changes (change is process), while commonly used by some as a divination tool, is really about how to handle change. The advanced perspective is to spiritually and holistically understand the essence of situations, take action and make the best decisions for our lives. Yin and Yang, is a Daoist theory, in which all arose from the void, and was in perfect harmony. From that, the opposite energies of Yin and Yang arose, and became 68 energies.

This discussion will center on the first three numbers. Heaven is seen as the number 1 . It is seen as the energy of initiation, creation, Nature (pure Yang). The Chinese pictograph ( pinyin) shows the sun rising giving energy (chi); also shown is a shoot of grass with roots deep in the earth. Heaven (qian) is the same word as health and vitality. Qian took the active initiating role providing the purest yang energy, the healthiest action, and the most powerful strength for Kun (Earth and the number 2), to receive. Thus we see the the strongest masculine energy (Heaven) provided to the most feminine, recessive aspect (Earth). Interestingly, the number one in Pythagorean numerology is seen as a strong, masculine number, concerned with the individual maturing strongly. Similar energies but slightly different meaning. Earth (Kun) in the I Ching is the number 2 and is the energy of Responding. The pinyin shows Earth and a stroke of energy through a field- meaning extension or a reception or submission by Earth to Heaven. It is prosperous and smooth and steadfast. Illustratively, those on the Earth have to be submissive and responsive to heaven’s energies. Kun (Earth) can neither create nor develop, however with Qian (Heaven’s yang) both create and then Kun is able to produce the myriad of beings between Heaven and Earth. In the numerology of the west, two is seen as responsive and

recessive, working to create ties through cooperation and teamwork. Very similar potential energy to the I Ching. Creation and reception, initiation and submission, yang and yin, should unite into one and complement each other , this is the Dao of I (Path/Way of the Universe). 3 is known as Beginnings (tun or zhun), new life. The pictograph for this energy is a tiny sprout with massive amounts of energy (chi) ready to move up and develop; it is strong, healthy and shows potential for abundance of life force for growth. It shows the symbols of Clouds over Thunder. It is seen as auspicious although difficulties (birthing pains) will be present initially. Being steadfast, serious, and upright ensures success. Confucius said that one must know 1 and 2, for as 3 is created, this is the gate to understanding the rest of the I Ching’s processes of change and ultimately decisions for right action. As noted above, in the quote by Lao Tzu, three begets the ten thousand things. The number three is seen as creation in the Kabbalah and correspondingly the Tarot. The three closes the Kabbalistic Supernal triangle within the realm of the Creative. In Tarot, it is creation taking place or the beginnings of growth or maturation of efforts and abundance yields. An example of the veracity of the numerology of the I Ching, is when the first Communist ruler of China, Mao Tse-tung received a reading. Based on his name, date and location of birth, the critical numbers were 8341. He did not receive an interpretation from the numerologist who said what it meant was a “divine and inexplicable number”. Mao later passed in 1976, the numbers meant his age, at which he passed, 83, and 41 years was his time as dictator. Small wonder the numerologist was afraid to forecast the dictator’s death. What is the real application of all of this? Self- development and empowerment through developing the inner self. One can see the essence of situations from all angles and take the highest and best action. Enjoy life !

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acred Fire of the I AM Rays contain the mastery, wholeness of the Divine Masculine and Feminine Energies, as well as the Creator Energies. This is the time of the Awakening and a return to the non-separate or non-dualistic way, toward a whole and complete reality and more unification in the world. This process requires letting go of the old patterning, programming, and outmoded thinking and habits, and opening up to the new energies and stepping up your self-empowerment, self-sovereignty and remembering how to be the creator that you are at your I AM level. We have had and have experiences of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine to gain experiences and develop more of the vast array, true brilliance of qualities, along with humility when balanced. Divine masculine qualities of pure essence include action, power, boldness, bravery, strength, protecting, guiding, leading and trustworthiness. Divine Feminine qualities of pure essence include compassion, caring, nurturing, flowing, gentleness, kindness, beauty and gracefulness. Can you bring in more and all of the Divine Masculine and Feminine qualities that you can connect to from your I AM into you? Certainly. Ask and receive it. Ask for the quality that you need to enhance, to make you more whole and complete. Ask for more bravery and receive it during your meditation time. Ask until you feel full of that energy, that quality. Ask for more compassion and receive it. Continue until you feel more fullness of the qualities that make you self-sovereign, to be able to better lead yourself to new heights, in the direction of your visions, with actions, communication, know how, understanding and wisdom, manifesting and fulfilling true purpose, which is the journey of actualizing your destiny. As your self-sovereign soul, you will be able to feel uplifted, secure, empowered, whole and complete, plus excited, for you will be able to see the world with new enlightened perspective and potential, leading you to experience a new path in life, creating your life’s reality, connecting with other like-minded people. Together, you can co-partner, share, uplift and create what is needed in this new world. As a self-sovereign soul, you will be co-creating and fulfilling destiny. A self-sovereign you makes for a new reality which leads to a www.tampabaywellness.com

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Horoscopes ARIES March 21st – April 19th It’s a great time to look at financial issues, especially impulse spending. Find a trusted advisor to help with budgeting and planning. Be sure to include a little allowance for “fun money”, or you’ll rebel! Have a friend join forces in upholding each other’s accountability. Also, seek out information on spiritual approaches to abundance. When you can’t spend, anxiety issues can surface. Meditation reveals self-worth issues to heal. You’ll find a surprising inner safety developing that brings deep peace.

LEO July 23 – August 22 Uranus opens the door for a seven year highpoint in career; it only does this every 84 years! Take opportunities for trainings, new projects, and innovative risks. You’ve got a genius mind right now and people respond with excitement. In your personal life, remember you don’t have to be who you’ve always been. Even if you have “bad patterns” from negative family history, break free by wiring healthy thoughts into your brain. Forge new habits that open the door to a life you never thought possible. Check out ideas about neuroplasticity and epigenetics

Astrology TAURUS


April 20th – May 20th

May 21st– June 20th

Happy birthday Taurus! Uranus moves into your sign for the first time in 84 years! The next seven years are about personal freedom, breakthrough ideas and spiritual enthusiasm. You don’t like change, but you’ll be surprised how fun it feels to take a leap of faith and life becomes incredibly awesome! List what you would do or who you’d be like if you could do anything or be anyone. Meditate about how it feels when you envision that reality. Follow your intuition to bring that possibility to life. The impossible is possible right now!!

Uranus changing signs ushers in a seven year period of heightened intuition. Ask for guidance in dreams and meditations, and believe answers will come. Your mind can get over-excited with “new vibes”, so instead of thinking of guidance from your head, focus on opening your heart to receive wisdom. Calming your breath quiets your heart and soothes your busy brain. Active forms of meditation like yoga, Tai Chi or even contemplative walking are great. Also be ready for money breakthroughs!



August 23 to September 22

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 22nd

You’ll have a revitalization in your spiritual life! Inspirational Uranus changes signs and awakens a curiosity in you that ’s greater than any fears. Use meditation to break free from negative or limiting thought patterns. Find friends who help you reinforce your new thinking. Connect with a spiritual philosophy that makes you feel alive and connected to the Universe in an exciting way. Also, imagine where you’d like to travel and make plans to make that dream journey reality!

Relationships are a prime focus for you. With Uranus moving into Taurus for the next seven years, you’ll have breakthroughs with intimacy. Meditation reveals obstacles to closeness and also gives inventive solutions to remove those blocks. Lifelong patterns of anxiety, rejection, co-dependence and other issues can be healed quickly. Once you see it clearly, it can’t be unseen, and it disintegrates in the light of your courageous awareness! You can also have a job offer this month, or get a raise/bonus!

MAY 2018 CANCER June 21st – July 22nd It’s a great relationship month. You can have breakthroughs about trust and intimacy. Meditate on forgiveness and healing old wounds of betrayal. You’re coming from a solid, new place and partnerships will reflect your internal connection. Gain fresh enthusiasm from hobbies and cool people you meet who are out in the world doing fun things! Be vigilant about ruminating or dwelling on the past. Instead, get up, be active and reach out to upbeat friends.

SCORPIO October 23 to November 21 Uranus enters Taurus for a seven year stay, revolutionizing relationships! Since it has an 84-year orbit, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to completely shift how you view partnerships. Themes emerge about intimacy vs. individuality. Do you fear abandonment? Or engulfment? Even healthy bonds can get rocky as new ways of connecting are negotiated. Don’t make sudden changes from a reactionary place. Current bonds can revitalize, so be patient and open. Enjoy getting to know new parts of yourself!





Nov. 22nd – Dec. 21st

Dec. 22nd – Jan. 19th

Jan. 20th – Feb. 18th

Feb. 19th – March 20th

Watch for jumping to conclusions. Your mind is super active and you might not be seeing things clearly. Even a few minutes of meditation each day gives enough “space” around thoughts so you aren’t as impulsive. On the other hand, you can have flashes of insight that supply answers to work or health issues. The more peaceful you are inside, the more easily the breakthroughs come. Relationships deepen, which is great, but can also make you vulnerable. Don’t subconsciously start fights to create distance if you feel “trapped” by love.

Uranus moves into Taurus, bringing exciting relationship for the next seven years! You can start a passionate romance; or make radical shifts in a current connection that revitalize your heart. If any bonds are truly unhealthy and resist change, you can let go in an empowered way. Most importantly, you’ll be falling in love with life! Make it a priority to have fun, play and laugh. You’ll be healthier and more prosperous. Meditate on releasing expectations so you can enjoy people and situations as they are. Less control or worry means more joy. Also meditate on abundance and watch your prosperity flow!

Empowered, exciting Mars is in your sign for six months! You can get tons accomplished. List goals and dates by which you can accomplish them. You can focus on fitness. You can move toward a promotion at work. You can start a new relationship. You can be more direct in all your interactions, trusting that others can solve their own problems, leaving more energy for your own life! Meditation brings breakthroughs in deep-seated childhood issues — and you can heal them once and for all. Your heart will open in exciting ways!

In the next six months you’ll find your true feelings and have courage to explore them. It’s been said, “Pisces is either the guppy or the shark” — yet this time period ushers in a seven year growth cycle to find the middle ground. Meditate when your feel your “inner shark” surfacing, not to squash your feelings, but to see when and why you became a guppy. As you take responsibility for your patterns, you’ll also create strong and clear, yet permeable, boundaries. All relationships and circumstances become harmonious as your self-worth grows.

Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com 24

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Benefits of Hemp CBD oil for Dogs


atural medicines and essential oils are very popular these days and, believe it or not, your pets can benefit from some of the same all-natural supplements as humans do. All-natural Hemp CBD oil for dogs is one of the latest methods pet owners are using to help treat or prevent numerous pet ailments. Cannabidiol (CBD) for pets is derived from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant species, yet contains less than 1% of the psychoactive properties commonly associated with cannabis. Instead, it contains compounds that interact naturally with your dog’s immune, nerve and endocannabinoid systems.

Why Dogs Need Hemp/CBD Oil Unlike fish oil, hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids, meaning dogs can’t produce them, and need to get them as a part of their diet. A good balance of these Omega oils is critical to your dog’s health because they work synergistically in the body. Hemp seeds are also high in an essential plantderived Omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). And CBD oil contains cannabinoids (CBD, CBDA, CBN, CBG, and terpenes) which are proven to both treat and prevent several common pet health concerns.

Fights Cancer and Shrinks Tumors Researchers at the American Cancer Society say there’s evidence that people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies don’t produce enough GLA; these issues have proven to be incredibly common in dogs too. While GLA is considered a conditionally essential fatty acid (most dogs can make enough of it, most of the time), there are many circumstances like hard exercise or stress in which dogs can’t produce enough GLA—making it extremely important for you to provide it as a nutritional supplement. Finally, because GLA is perfectly balanced with www.tampabaywellness.com

Omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed oil will help reduce inflammation in your dog and strengthen his or her immune system. I’ve even administered CBD oil on a daily basis, to treat a small fatty tumor on my Doberman’s eye; within a matter of weeks the tumor had nearly disappeared!

Reduces Joint Pain and Inflammation The Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology has reported that the GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25%, compared to a placebo at 4%. There are two main cannabinoid receptors in both human and canine nervous systems, known as CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are more affected by the presence of THC—controlling perception, memory, mood, sleep and appetite—while CB2 receptors affect the immune system. The compounds in the plant that play a role in inhibiting inflammation are the substances that activate the CB2 receptors, as inflammation is an immune response. GLA is not the only compound in cannabis that activates the CB2 receptor. A terpenoid known as betacaryophyllene is found in hemp extract, and also activates this receptor with no psychoactive effect. In addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, CBD Oil has also been shown to have anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory effects.

Improves Skin and Coat Hemp seed has long been used in cosmetic products and soaps because the oil can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cellular growth. The balanced fatty acids also play an important role in reducing the inflammation associated with common pet skin issues, including yeast infections, hot-spots, itching and dermatitis. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD oil can relieve systemic inflammation that causes hives, blisters and whole-body itching. And it MAY 2018

helps fight skin allergies by promoting healthy cell growth.

Helps Relieve Anxiety Does your dog become frantic when you leave, or when a thunderstorm is approaching? CBD oil can also help with depression and anxiety by playing in a role in the serotonin pathways. I give CBD oil to my dogs during every thunderstorm and it calms them down, almost instantly, after ingestion. Hemp CBD oil has also proven to calm anxiety and reduce obsessive behaviors in dogs, like chewing and licking.

Where to get it? The Pet Pharma line of Hemp CBD oil products are sold online at and at Beautify the Beast in Lutz Florida. These vegan hemp oil spray/tinctures are made from non-GMO hemp grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. These all-natural formulas contain hemp CBD complex, hemp seed oil, terpenes, and coconut oil. They are also high in essential fatty acids, offering the perfect ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6, and contain a full spectrum hemp oil with CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBDA. These ingredients come together for synergistic, long-lasting beneficial effects for your dogs.

ANGIE ARDOLINO pictured with her 10 year old, mini schnauzer Odie, is co-owner of Beautify the Beast. She has a Professional Certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine. She has been caring and working with animals for over 25 years and has a rescue farm in Lutz, Florida. She administers Hemp CBD oil to herself and her four dogs every day. Angie Ardolino, 813-949-1288 Beautify the Beast, www. BeautifytheBeast.com Please like us at: https://www.facebook. com/beautifythebeastfl/




Traditional Chinese Medicine And Yin/Yang

n Traditional Chinses Medicine (TCM) the basis of all disease is caused by emotional trauma. This is a Yang energy, eliminate this Yang energy and we have harmony which is Yin. Thus, Yin/ Yang are the balance that cures all dis-harmony and brings you to a state of normalcy, here at the Sentient Temple we teach and guide any patient in a Yang state how to harmonize their life through Prescription Exercises into a state of harmony which promotes wellbeing and eliminates disease.

A Theory Fundamental to TCM Practice The theory of Yin and Yang is fundamental to the practice of TCM in terms of understanding, diagnosing, and treating health issues. At the most basic and deep level, TCM treatment seeks to balance Yin and Yang in each person. One ancient TCM text expressed the power and importance of Yin and Yang this way: “If you can understand Yin and Yang you can hold the universe in your hands.”

How Yin and Yang Apply to You and Your Life

You might be wondering how Yin and Yang apply to you and your life, and to any health issues you might have. Theories are interesting, but unless they have some meaning to your own experience, what’s the point? First, the theory of Yin-Yang tells us that at the macro level— the largest scale imaginable—all things are always balancing and rebalancing into a state of perfect harmony. Yes, there is ceaseless change, yet this movement and flux, at its deepest level, is creating harmony, is perfect harmony. Yin and Yang are the two energies that embody Universal law, which ensures that all things remain in harmony. It’s often difficult to actually see this harmony on a smaller scale, in the world around us, for instance. It isn’t always apparent in the world humans have created and especially in our busy, frequently complicated modern lives. But think about it: if you really understand and believe in Yin and Yang, harmony is the Universal architectural framework that underlies and impacts this reality. So in essence, harmony is the only ground we walk on and is the very air we breathe. How can you apply this awareness to your life? A great part of TCM’s healing approach is to help you step back from your life and look at where your life might actually be creating health issues for you. For most people, this is a process that happens over time. For some, it comes in a moment of great insight. From the TCM perspective, what is the point of continually treating symptoms that are caused by emotions, patterns of thought, belief systems, or a lifestyle that is out of balance? Truly, isn’t it better to understand and work to change the root cause (or causes) of the problem? But what if you don’t know the root cause. Here at the Sentient Temple we uncover the root cause and correct it by evaluating your Yin/Yang structure. The entire Universal pattern is one of establishing balance and harmony. This perspective can help you more peacefully view the world and your role in it. Most people have heard the saying, “As above, so below.” If Universal law is all about creating and maintaining harmony, wouldn’t the limitless power of that energy force support in some 26

way your own efforts to create harmony in your own body and being? As a deep and authentic healing system, TCM understands and applies Yin and Yang to help you harmonize your body, mind, emotions, and spirit, and then harmonize your individual energy with nature.

Yin and Yang Qualities: In a typically poetic way, the Chinese characters for Yin and Yang reveal something about their respective qualities. For example, the character for Yin can represent the shady side of a hill, while the one for Yang can indicate the sunny side of a hill. Below are Yin-Yang Pairs Exemplifying Two Universal Energies: Yang / Yin Heaven / Earth Sun / Moon Light / Darkness Fire / Water Time / Space Energy / Matter Activity / Rest Generates / Grows Expansion / Contraction Round / Flat Rising / Descending Above / Below East / West South / North Left / Right Male / Female Yin-Yang Pairs in Your Body Yang / Yin Exterior / Interior Back / Front Head / Body Above the Waist / Below the Waist Function / Structure Qi (energy) / Blood and bodily fluids Here at the Sentient Temple we teach and guide you to recognize and establish a Yin/Yang balance thus creating a life of harmony, balance and good health. We challenge the most impossible diseases and have a 100% cure rate with patients who follow our precepts exactly as prescribed, no matter what the dis-harmony is.

DR REV DENNIS ALEXANDER is the founder of the Sentient Temple Healing Center, the College of Alternative Medicine and the National College of Medical Qigong. He is an Ascended Shaman of the Maya community. He uses energy modalities, natural remedies and disease prevention to successfully treat cancer, hard to treat health issues, or health issues that western medicine finds difficult to treat. 727-323-2793 www.alexanderhealing.com

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rganized in May 2004, Operation Helping Hand is a special project of the Tampa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Launched by its deceased Captain Robert J. Silah USN (Ret), their effort is dedicated specifically to supporting and enhancing the lives patients and their families. Currently the chairman of the organization is Lieutenant Colonel James Griffin, USA RET. Since the start of the War on Terror, there has been a steady flow of wounded and injured receiving treatment at the Tampa Veterans’ Hospital. Many arrive here with debilitating wounds, including blast injuries, amputations, burns, blindness, brain and spinal cord damage or a combination of these injuries referred to as Polytrauma. They recognize that the most important part of rehabilitation for those wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan is having the love and support of their family. That’s why their assistance ranges from roundtrip commercial air travel for immediate family members to be with their injured loved ones to paying for rental cars, prepaid cell phones, comfort items and many other helpful gestures. They also host monthly dinners at the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the James Haley VA Hospital to honor the injured and wounded. It’s a chance for the community, including military from MacDill Air Force Base. To offer their thanks to these brave soldiers who have given so much for our country. The International Coalition Countries work


closely with U. S. Central Command and lend a hand at these functions. The organization does not have any paid staff, it is comprised of a large network of dedicated volunteers, including retired military, who take great pride in accomplishing all the work with no compensation. A six member Executive Council administers activities and oversees everything, ensuring that the funds are properly handled. OVER 96.5% of contributions goes directly to helping our wounded soldiers and their families. Over the years the ongoing work of Operation Helping Hand has achieved high praise and numerous distinguished honors from renowned organizations, including “Newman’s Own”, national competition; the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Tampa Bay; the Mayor’s Alliance; the Governor’s Point of Light Award, the President’s call to service Award, the 2012 Tampa Bay Lighting Community Hero Award and the 2013 ASAE Gold Award. For more information or donation information, Lt. Colonel Griffin may be contacted at Operation Helping Hand INC., P. O. Box 270246, Tampa, FL 33688-0246. The Cheval Women’s Club, Inc., (who also takes no remuneration) has the third year running chosen Operation Helping Hand as One of their chosen charities if you would like to become a part of our club in supporting local charities, you may e mail rbyers16@tampabay.rr.com Submitted by: Billie Byers, President Cheval Women’s Club, Inc.,

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Tuesday, May 1st 2018. Dr. Minkoff from LifeWorks Wellness Center, will discuss Lyme Disease: Silent Epidemic. Free. Nature’s Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

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Healthy Happy Hour Free Event Thursday May 10, at 630-830pm. With Special Guest Speaker Dr Dana McGrady who will show you innovative ways to elevate your health using certified organic super food nutrition. At Zen Zone Experience, 3964 Tampa Rd Oldsmar Fl 34677 727-798-3964

Intro to Kundalini Yoga. May 27, Sunday, 1-2pm, Nature’s Food Patch,. Learn how to awaken & access your Kundalini energy! Carolyn will bring forth knowledge to help expand & integrate your chakras. She will also guide you through a few components of this ancient yogic practice. with Carolyn Puckett PT, Bliss Myofascial Release ______________________________

ONGOING Monday Meditation with Michele 6:307:30 $15 Come enjoy a relaxing guided meditation to chase the days away! The Zen Zone Experience 3964 Tampa Rd Oldsmar Fl 34677

May 2018 Pinellas Park 33782. General meeting $10 cash; special events start at $15. www.facebook.com/ AASP is now SPICA : St. Petersburg International Community of Astrologers 727-347-4737.

Intro to Meditation Series: Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, 4/2 – 4/30 at Asana Yoga of Brandon, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico. Appropriate for beginners, experienced yogis and anyone seeking the deeper focus, stillness and peace that meditation brings. $60 www.asanayogaofbrandon.com Essentrics/Aging program - Would you



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Wednesday April 4 & 11 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You are not alone, nor have you been since your life began on Earth. TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD - 1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 822-8628 Info: templeofthelivinggod.org

Saturday April 28 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. The healing power of your past. TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD - 1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 822-8628 Info: templeofthelivinggod.org

Vibrational Attunement

Wednesdays 11am-1pm: by Angie Castillo, balancing the 10 chakras for our wellbeing. Donation accepted. Unity North Tampa, www.unitynorthtampa.org


Hypnotherapy Certification Training – Thursday, June 7 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Caramico, Learn the basics in a calm and serene place $15, Thursdays 4-515 at Zen Zone Experience, 3964 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Tampa 34677

Join Matthew Brownstein, CCHt, for the first class in a 500+ hour journey into State-Licensed Hypnotherapy Diplomas and Certifications. Tampa Bay Area classes begin online and pre-registration is required. Reserve your space with a $300 deposit. Learn more about profound personal and spiritual growth, as well as a possible new career path by calling 800-551-9247 or visit www.InstituteOfHypnotherapy.com

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Vibrational Attunement by Angie Castillo, to balance our 10 chakras for well being: Classes, Wednesdays 11am-1pm, donation accepted. Unity North Tampa, 13540 N. Florida Ave. 813-962-4361.

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Sunday May 13, 11 a.m., The Eternal Mystery of Motherhood TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD - 1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 822-8628 Info: templeofthelivinggod.org

MAY 15-21 with Tina Tricoli Sunday May 20 from 1-4 $35 A 3 hour comprehensive workshop designed to activate and harness the power of deliberate creation. Pls bring a journal or a writing pad. Zen Zone Experience, 3964 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar fl 34677 -#727-798-3964

May 22 thru June 26 on Tuesdays at 1 PM to 3 PM or 6 PM to 8 PM Learn the secret knowledge of the Major Arcana with the Rider-Waite deck. This 6 week course will cover the Dignified and Ill-dignified meanings of the first 22 cards. Instructor is Carla Beetar who is a Tarot Reader and Teacher with 40 yrs. experience. Cost is $22 per class. Held at Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd. #1 Largo, Florida 33774. RSVP: Carla (727) 460-7656 or carla.beetar@gmail.com.

MAY 22-31 Reiki 1: May 27 from 11 AM till 5 PM. Begin your training to by completing this Reiki 1 class. This Healing course will be taught by Howard who is a true Reiki Master. Cost $135. Held at Spiritual Guidance & Learning 11580 Oakhurst Rd. #1 Largo, Florida 33774. RSVP: Carla at (727) 460-7656 or carla.beetar@gmail.com. 28

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Across 1. Extreme work out regime 5. Slender 8. Aromatic drink 9. Ointment 10. Rot 11. Wound cover (2 words) 13. Wear away 14. Possess 15. Lie down 18. Apply force 20. Physique, slangily 21. Poisonous plant, in some varieties 23. Nut follower? 25. Enjoyment 26. Overtime, briefly 28. Femur, for example 29. Caesar or Waldorf 31. Leaves for dinner 32. Downhill sport 33. Blue Ridge Mountains locale 34. Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra 35. Orange/yellow colored fruits


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9 Ointment

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10 Rot

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15 Lie down

Down 1. Omega 3 filled fruits 2. Most healthy when it comes to food 3. Method of removing harmful metals from the bloodstream 4. Was introduced to 5. Observe 6. Milk sugar 7. Noncommittal response 8. Football score 12 Bambi’s mom 13. Vigorous 16. Weight measurement 17. Bismarck locale 19. Nervous 22. Egg center 23. Tooth 24. Wind dir. 25. Bananas, oranges, apples etc. 27. Food fish of Japan 30. Gray shade 33. Exec title


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