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utumn is upon us and signs of the season are abundant. The days are growing shorter, the cooling air smells light and crisp, kids bundled in jackets are seen boarding yellow school buses, and this year, election signs are dotting every corner. A couple weeks ago we received an email from a reader asking us to consider including an article which would address the concerns of conscious voters. He wrote, “I was thinking maybe someone in your circle of writers might have some advice for those of us who want to make a difference and want to vote and don’t want to get sucked into the anger, hate and misinformation. How do we stay centered or “on course” when the rest of the world is becoming so polarized?” A fabulous question and one certainly worth addressing. I’m asking all our readers to weigh in on the topic. Please email email@example.com with your thoughts and we’ll post some of the responses we receive in the NovDec issue which will hit stands on November 1st just prior to the election on Tuesday, November 6th. As I ponder this dilemma for myself, I find relevant a recent topic discussed on Open-Line Tuesday during the weekly radio na more tha
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by Dr. Terry A. Gordon
s a cardiologist for over a quarter century, I dealt with life and death circumstances on a daily basis. I came to fully appreciate how precious and tenuous life can be; it can change in an instant. On June 30th of 2009 such a dramatic shift occurred in our family when our son, Tyler, was involved in an automobile accident sustaining a severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” In a nano-second, our entire family was thrust into the midst of one of the fiercest storms imaginable. Why do disruptive, terrible things like this happen? Why must there be such anguish? Does it serve any purpose? These were questions that had answers . . . but it would take quite some time for me to sift through the quagmire in order to uncover them. There were three things that helped me navigate the storm:
1. Journaling became the vehicle of my delivery from the abyss. After the
accident occurred I initially found it extremely difficult to talk about. I needed the time in order to allow the experience to be absorbed into the deepest recesses of my soul, where it would be pondered over and over again. It would be in that silent space that I began my search for meaning. Journaling allowed me to distill my ideas down to the most elemental level, then to expand on them, exploring places deep within that I had never before recognized. It provided me with incredible clarity in the midst of the chaos I was experiencing.
2. Yielding to a higher power offered me the strength to endure the ravaging storm. Letting go of my false
egoic belief that I must handle this alone enabled me to find an unfathomable peace within the quagmire. Ultimately I came to see, to truly visualize the beauty that hid within the belly of the beast. On this path through hell, my mantra became: “I can’t but we can!”
3. Changing the thought made all the difference. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says:
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I came to understand that that everything is in perfect order . . . even this. It’s all in one’s perspective. Even in the midst of such profound sadness, I found that if I allowed myself to look around, I could focus instead on the beauty before my eyes; it was there right alongside the suffering. There must be this maintenance of equilibrium in our lives, a balance that is manifested in the apparent dualities of life. After all, the monsoon is countered by a calm, sunny day; perfect health is balanced by life-threatening disease or injury, good by evil, and darkness by illumination. These perceived opposites are in truth conjoined with one another. What I ultimately came to appreciate was that this human realm represents a perfect circumstance in which one can approach transformative enlightenment. I have learned that all the pain and turmoil of this existence, those things that cause us to suffer, are beautifully balanced and coupled with those things that bring us pleasure. It is because of that symbiotic relationship that we do not become overly burdened with the negative aspects of any experience. Through this heart wrenching experience, I have learned that when adversity comes our way, it is how we respond to that difficulty that determines who we become. Note: Tara L. Robinson will interview Dr. Gordon Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3:30-4:30pm on WAIF Cincinnati 88.3FM or www.waif883.org.
About the author: Dr. Terry A. Gordon, a Cleveland Clinic– trained cardiologist, practiced in mainstream medicine for over two decades and was named the American Heart Association’s National Physician of the Year in 2002. As a motivational speaker, he has shared the stage with Dr. Wayne Dyer; as a musician, he is the co-host of Docs Who Rock, a United Way event. He is currently spearheading a national campaign called The Josh Miller HEARTS Act, which will place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in every school in the country. www.drterrygordon.com. (See Book Review on page 25.)
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espite all the advantages of technology, we are too often living in a mentally created world. In our busy lives, our thinking minds are filled with ruminations about the past, or worries about the future. More and more, people are rediscovering the value of ancient practices like mindfulness, which helps us to tune into what is happening right now, in this very moment. Author Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as â€œthe awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.â€? You can directly experience mindfulness, even right now. As you are reading this, pay attention to your physical body. Most people only notice what they are feeling physically at certain moments, like when they are in pain, or when they are experiencing a particularly pleasurable sensation. Except for those practicing such things as dance, yoga, or martial arts, most of us tend to ignore the continuous signals our bodies send us. So right now, see if you can sense a particular part of your body, such as the right toe. Do you notice any sensations of pain, any tingling, any warmth, any
moisture, any numbness? Is your foot making contact with a sock, shoe, or the floor? Notice if you are making any judgments or thoughts about what you are experiencing, and bring your awareness back to noticing just what is there, as best you can. You can shift this type of attention to any point in your body or do a quick scan of the entire body to see what you notice. Eventually, you can learn to hold an awareness of your entire body at the same time, rather than looking at it piece by piece. Next, see if you can shift your awareness to any type of feelings or emotions that are present. Are you feeling a little happy, do you feel a sense of stress, feel any sadness, any sense of boredom, any excitement, or are you not noticing any particular emotion? Many people only notice their feelings when they are particularly strong, not realizing that emotions come and go continuously throughout any given day, any given hour, any given moment. One way of preventing problems is to notice emotions as they rise and fall, rather than pushing down negative feelings until they become overwhelming. Lastly, even right now in this moment, can you notice your own thoughts? Often we identify ourselves with our thoughts, so this may be more subtle and difficult to observe, but can you detect what thoughts are present in your mind? (If you have the thought that you are not thinking right now, that itself is a thought.) As you gain practice in this, you will begin to notice that you rarely
have complete thoughts. Most people do not talk to themselves in complete dialogues. Thoughts come and go in bits and pieces, sometimes in images and impressions. However, all of these thoughts have an impact on your feelings, and even on your physical body, which may show up as a tendency to hold tension in certain areas. By paying attention moment to moment, we break through the automatic pilot mode we so often live in. By noticing our sensations, feelings, and thoughts, we allow ourselves more space to work wisely with them. While mindfulness is simple, it can also be quite subtle, and not necessarily easy. It takes practice to be able to sustain this type of attention, and to engage it even in difficult situations. However, it also allows us to be more fully present to enjoy the beauty in each moment as well. Note: Tara L. Robinson will interview Dr. Richard Sears Tuesday, October 9, 3:30-4:30pm on WAIF Cincinnati 88.3FM or www.waif883.org.
About the author: Richard Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in private practice and core faculty at Union Institute & University. He is author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice and runs mindfulness groups at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine. www.psych-insights.com.
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love it when Sianna Sherman comes to town. She is my favorite traveling yoga teacher. I consciously save money to take her classes and rearrange anything short of a wedding or a funeral to make sure I can attend. The mental preparation is as important as the physical, but somehow I was mentally unprepared for the classes I took during her February visit to Shine Yoga Studio in Hyde Park. I showed up to class, new mat in hand, ready to learn so I could pass the wisdom on to my students. The classes were packed. There were two additional dedicated teachers there to help adjust the numerous students. The first afternoon was devoted to therapeutics. We worked with partners, each giving and receiving guidance and therapy. I enjoyed working with my new friend, learning many different ways to help my students and clients release the tensions within the body. Our teacher called it “clearing,” which was familiar because we talk about clearing blocks in reiki, the hands-on healing technique I practice. On the way home, I realized something embarrassing. One of the teachers who had been adjusting posture had really got on my nerves. I had even told her “I can’t” twice, but I hadn’t noticed it at the time. There is no “I can’t” in my vocabulary! Or maybe there is, but it’s not something I want in there. I didn’t want to miss the next class, but the teacher would be there again so I needed to figure something out to fix my issue. In any relationship there are two or more people. Unfortunately the only one I can fix is me. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone else would just accommodate me? Not gonna happen. As I started to ruminate on the problem, I just couldn’t get a handle on what was going on. In a blinding flash of the obvious, I realized I didn’t have to.
This is one of the true gifts of reiki. In reiki we are taught to use the universal life force energy that is all around us. We can use the energy to heal body and mind. But my favorite part is that there is no diagnosing. There is no need to figure things out. Just send reiki to “whatever is the cause of the behavior I don’t like (insert the name here).” So, I spent some time Friday night, then Saturday on the ride back to the studio, sending reiki to whatever was blocking my reception of her gift of teaching. The transformation was nothing short of miraculous. What a great class. My body has had many falls and minor car accidents. This makes it hard to find the yoga motions within my own body, even though I can see and find them easily in others when I teach. Now I have a template within my body for the actions I create in others. There was so much energy moving in my body, I had a hard time speaking for several days after class. My thanks to my guides and all the experiences that brought me here.
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o you know what is going on inside your body? Based on the immune system you inherited from your parents, you’ve been equipped to fight disease and aging with a natural antioxidant called superoxide dismutase. But for many of us, it’s not enough. That’s why we need new antioxidant formulas in our daily regimens to compensate for any deficiency. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that can rob us of a long life. So, why and how are free radicals formed in the first place? The by-product of energy use is oxidation. Our normal metabolic processes and exposure to the environment creates free radicals through oxidation. Everything we do, each breath, each meal, even the sun causes oxidation within our bodies. Oxidation causes free radical formation, in the same way a car will oxidize and rust when exposed to the elements. Instead of rust, we experience deterioration of our bones, joints and connective tissue, our organs wear out and our immune system breaks down. It’s harder to fight off disease and all the visible effects of the aging process. Unless cells are repaired as quickly as they are damaged, the body accumulates more damage than it can repair, and critical cell damage can begin to occur.
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Spinal Hygiene Important as Brushing Your Teeth by Dr. Michael Nichols
f I asked you whether or not you brushed and flossed your teeth, you might think it an odd question. I mean, everyone knows that brushing and flossing are necessary to keep teeth healthy. In fact, studies have shown that up to 94% of people state that they brush their teeth regularly. As a society, we have been taught that regular up-keep of our body is essential for good health. We schedule mammograms, colonoscopies and other regular check-ups with our medical doctor. We have been taught that we should exercise regularly and eat healthy foods. We are also told to see our dentist for yearly check-ups. We do all of this because we know that prevention is the key to living a long vibrant life. However, if I asked about spinal hygiene I would most likely get a confused look from most people. Unfortunately, the care and maintenance of our spine is not something that our society teaches as part of this concept of preventative health. Why is maintaining the health of your spine so incredibly important? The simple answer is that the spine protects the health of the nervous system. The spinal cord and the nerve roots that exit from it are both housed and protected by the spinal column. Distortions in the alignment of the vertebra of the spine can create interference to the functioning of the nervous system, which can present as back and neck pain, headaches, muscle fatigue and weakness and much more. These misalignments of the vertebra over time lead to degeneration and deterioration of the spinal column and, just like teeth, the spine is supposed to be in a particular alignment. The big difference between maintaining the health of your teeth and maintaining the health of your spine is that if your teeth fall apart you can get dentures and never miss a bite; if your spine falls apart your entire health can be affected and there is no spinal replacement to keep you going. In 1921, a medical doctor named Winsor set out to prove that chiropractic practice was based on false ideas. What he discovered, however, validated everything chiropractors had been
talking about for decades. According to Dr. Winsor, “The object of these necropsies [dissections] was to determine whether any connection existed between abnormal curvatures of the spine, and diseased organs; or whether the two were entirely independent of each other.” Dr. Winsor dissected 75 human and 22 cat cadavers. What he found was a nearly 100% correlation between distortions of the spine and diseased organs. In other words, wherever he found problems in the spine, the nerves that exited that problem area lead directly to diseased internal organs. Need more reasons to take care of the health of your spine? Dr. Roger Sperry, 1981 Nobel Prize winner for brain research states, “Movement of the joints of the spine is analogous to a windmill generating electricity to run a power plant. Therefore, the more mechanically distorted a person becomes, the less energy there is for healing, metabolism and thinking.” More misalignments in the spine equal lesser quality of life, less vitality, and overall less potential for living the best life possible. Just as a dentist can see the effects of teeth that have not been taken care of properly, so, too, can a chiropractor see the effects of a spine that has been neglected. Over the past 12 years I have seen literally thousands of people who are suffering from not properly taking care of their spines. This is extremely unfortunate as it is preventable through proper spinal hygiene. Normal spinal curves and alignment can be maintained through specific exercises and stretches. These stretches and exercises can be performed in ten minutes a day and can give you a spine that can weather the storms of life. It is important to note that while these exercises and stretches are excellent for maintaining the health of your spine, just as brushing your teeth will not repair a cavity, neither will these exercises repair long standing damage to your spinal column. This is where a chiropractor comes into play. A chiropractor’s role is to fix the misalignments so that you can function at your highest potential. Once the chiropractor creates a healthy spine, maintaining it in that state becomes much easier.
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reens come in many forms, both the kind you cook and those best eaten raw. We love them all, and have become especially enamored with the darker greens that taste great when steamed, sautéed or braised. But most Americans shy away from virtually every green thing except basic, iceberg lettuce, and that’s a shame, given not only the nutritional benefits of these foods but also their ready availability, modest caloric count and low cost. What makes dark, leafy greens so good for us? Short answer: they are loaded with vitamins and minerals. According to nutritionist Laura Dolson, writing on About.com, “Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food.” They are loaded with
flavonoids, carotenoids and other antioxidants – meaning that they contain powerful protection against many forms of cancer, including breast, skin and stomach. They have substances that help keep our eyes healthy and ward off macular degeneration and are rich in magnesium, iron and calcium. Dolson believes that their greatest benefit may be in their abundance of Vitamin K, which protects against osteoporosis, artery deterioration and arthritis, among others. We should be eating these foods several times a week. Try the following recipe for braised greens, which makes enough to keep leftovers in the fridge so that you can chow down on this good stuff all week.
Recipe: Braised Southern Greens (Serves 8)
Ingredients: 2 T olive or canola oil 2 c finely chopped aromatic vegetables (a mix of onion, celery, carrots and bell peppers) 1-2 T minced garlic 1 10-12-oz package sliced mushrooms 11/2 c broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 lb. rinsed, chopped Southern greens (collard, mustard, turnip) ¼ c balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper, to taste 2 T toasted nuts (such as pine nuts, almonds or pumpkin seeds, or a mix) Shredded mozzarella cheese, to taste (optional)
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Instructions: Heat oil in a large, deep bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add vegetables and stir well. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until vegetables soften, about 3-4 minutes. Uncover and stir in garlic, then add mushrooms. Add a little broth if the pan seems too dry. Cover again and let mushrooms soften, about 3-4 minutes. Increase heat to medium, uncover and add the rest of the broth and one-
third of the greens along with salt and pepper. Keep adding greens a little at a time while their volume reduces. Once all the greens are in the pan, cover and cook on low for 25-30 minutes, until the greens are tender. Remove from heat, adjust seasonings as needed, and stir in vinegar. Ladle into a serving bowl, sprinkle with nuts and (if using) cheese.
Ad Proof Mon petit chou Literally translated as ‘my little cabbage,’ this endearing French term inspires chuckles in aspiring language scholars. In addition to the smiles, this humble leafy vegetable has remarkably few calories considering its richness in other nutrients. Cabbage has lots of Vitamins B, K and C, and surprising levels of alphalinoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. The fiber in the plant helps reduce cholesterol by binding bile acids in the gut. Lightly cooking the vegetable improves the bioavailability of the fiber. However, if cabbage is overcooked, the fiber is degraded and this benefit is dramatically reduced. Cabbage, another leafy green, is a great source of antioxidants, including polyphenols and isothiocyanates. The latter are largely responsible for the impressive reduction in cancer risk that comes with cabbage consumption. These beneficial compounds are better preserved if cabbage is consumed raw, or only lightly cooked. We have included a tasty cole slaw recipe in this issue. The addition of the marinated baked tofu makes this a one-dish meal!
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Ingredients: 1 T sugar 6 T lime juice 1 t minced garlic 2 t chili garlic sauce 6 T low-sodium soy sauce 1 T orange marmalade ¼ c dark sesame oil 4 oz tofu, drained and cubed 5 c shredded Napa cabbage 1 bunch watercress, trimmed and coarsely chopped 1 ½ c shredded carrots ½ c chopped fresh cilantro ½ c chopped fresh mint 2 T toasted sesame seeds
Instructions: Combine first 7 ingredients and a medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Add tofu cubes and marinate for 4 hours, tossing occasionally to saturate tofu evenly. Remove tofu with a slotted spoon and place on a baking pan lined with foil. Reserve marinade. Preheat broiler to high. Broil tofu for 2 – 3 minutes, or until browned, turning occasionally. Set aside. Combine cabbage, watercress, carrots, cilantro and mint. Add reserved marinade, tossing until well coated. Spoon tofu on top and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
About the Healthy Foodies: Pama Mitchell (right) is a journalist and associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Mary Ann Barnes, M.D., practices family and complementary medicine, and teaches nutrition, at St. Elizabeth Family Practice Center in Edgewood, KY. Please visit www.healthyfoodie.com and Pama’s blog at www.healthyfoodies.blogspot.com.
Records an eternal field of consciousness in which everything exists
by Rev. Louisa A. Dyer, MA
verything you want to know about your life, body, soul, relationships – all of it can be deeply explored: How do I change negative thought patterns or self-sabotaging behaviors? What’s my life’s purpose? How do I heal this problem? What’s the root of this illness? Should I stay in or leave this job/relationship/home/group/project, and why? These are specific questions I’ve heard asked of the Records whose answers generated profoundly positive changes. The Akashic Records, another name for the field of consciousness flowing through all life forms and being imprinted by everything that occurs, contain answers to any question. They also offer unconditional love and spiritual renewal. It’s like the DNA of the universe, plus each soul’s journey – every thought, word, feeling, action and interaction is imprinted for all time. Every soul has its own record; there are also collective records for all souls, groups, cultures, organizations, and every global or cosmic event throughout time. Last spring, I wrote about kinesiology (muscle testing) for Whole Living Journal (“Knowing the Truth is Easy” MarApr ‘12), explaining how the field of consciousness surrounding each living thing holds an imprint of every experience throughout its existence. That field can be accessed to discover the truth about anything. Using kinesiology, both the question and questioner must embody integrity and only “yes or no” answers are available. It is this same field of consciousness that has traditionally been referred to as the Akashic Records. Most spiritual traditions refer to this omnipresent field of consciousness. The Old Testament calls it The Book of Life that holds an account of all our deeds. Jesus spoke of it when declaring that everything, down to the hairs on your head, are counted and known forever. The Records were first mentioned in ancient Hindu philosophy and Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “the energetic substance from which all life is formed.” Those exploring this dimension, either accidentally or deliberately, perceived it as holding the complete record of a soul’s experience, thus the name “Akashic Records.” Reading the Records is both easier and more difficult than using kinesiology. Easier because questions are not limited to yes/no answers and much relevant information is usually given - and when you open the Records, or someone opens them for you, Grace is immediately bestowed. Overall purpose and life patterns – within an individual or group – can easily be ex-
plored. One may also ask any type of question without regard for the protocols so vital in kinesiology. One way that reading the Akashic Records proves more difficult than kinesiology is paying for classes to learn how – first for yourself, and then for others if desired. Anyone who is able and willing to know the truth and ask questions appropriately can learn kinesiology – no cost involved. When yes or no answers are what you’re looking for, it is much faster. Either requires willingness to know the truth with no attachment to particular answers. To access truth instead of subconscious programming also requires devotional practice to remain both confident and humble enough to do it well. Numerous avenues exist for learning to read your own Records. Many claim the ability to read them for you. I would personally use kinesiology, or ask someone who does it if I didn’t know how, to test the integrity, clarity, and compassion of the reader, teacher, and method. To be trusting of goodness raises our vibration; to be gullible lowers our energy level and can be costly in terms of time, money, and serenity. When genuinely in the Records, we can quickly identify and potentially release anything that blocks forward movement. We can discover how to finally relieve our suffering, let go what doesn’t work, embrace joy, vitality, and peacefulness in mind, body, and spirit. Loving guidance and healing grace flow freely through this eternal field of consciousness. Allowing your Records to be opened offers an opportunity to have your most pressing questions lovingly answered. They give you the big picture, along with any needed details, to make sense of confusing or overwhelming issues. No longer must humans remain in the dark, vainly wishing for help or healing. The eternal field of consciousness in which you live, also called the Akashic Records, holds all the answers, awaiting only your questions. About the author: Rev. Louisa offers Wholistic Intuitive Services nationally by phone and has been reading the Akashic Records since 2003. Her websites are filled with free compassionate and enlightening tools, including numerous archived radio shows on personal growth and spiritual topics. She can be contacted through www.louisadyer.com, www.louisadyer.net, or www.theprocess.com, or by calling 513.248.0069. (See ad on page 25.)
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yam what I yam,” says Popeye the Sailor Man of comics and movie fame. Who would have thought he was such a realist and forward thinking guy? He was truly ahead of his time. Popeye realized that there’s no time like the present. He chose to live in the moment and be true to himself and his beliefs. We can all learn from that. Today, there is a big push to get back to this “I am” concept and to once again live in the present. What was done in the past is over. It can’t be changed. Instead of worrying about it, we can note the lesson learned and apply it to our current situation. The goal is to live each moment to the fullest and enjoy the process. In today’s world, we have all kinds of tools, such as calendars and schedulers that sync to our iPhones, tablets and all our other electronic devices and programs which help anticipate the probability of future situations. But what good will these tools do if we don’t take care of the present situation? A traditional Reiki precept seems to capture the right idea – “Just for today, I will…” Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program suggests a similar approach to handle life’s issues. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed when we look at the big picture and our perception of what the future holds for us. It is much easier and manageable to break it up into smaller daily pieces, and just get through this day first. Then the next one and the next. So how do we do that? How do we stay in the present moment? Well…it’s a brain issue so we need to find a way to shift the focus. When you begin to build a worst case scenario for something going on tomorrow, or next week, or just create a cascade of overwhelming thoughts, consciously put another picture in your mind. See the trip you and the kids took to Washington Park to play in the water. Breathe it in and feel the fun.
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Then get back to the task at hand. Not the entire event you’ve volunteered to organize for your church, but just the right-this-minute task of figuring out the timeline for that day, so other volunteers can start working on their assignments. Follow this with a small pat on the back for yourself, and maybe a cupcake to celebrate. Putting things in perspective can help, too. Looking at the night sky has a way of reminding us that the universe is working, without us being responsible for it. Choose the joy in this present moment, not the misery. So the dishwasher has decided to malfunction. But the lights are on and the air conditioning is running. Your heart can fill with gratitude for all the beauty in your life. Right now is actually pretty great!
About the authors: Francine Haydon is an intuitive tarot and palm reader, energy worker, teacher, and owner of Sea Angels Cruise and Inner Wellness Conference. She helps people reclaim their personal power. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 513.248.8772 and www.foresthouseofhealing.com. Patricia Garry is a spiritual reader, teacher, healer, and writer. She has been on her path and sharing her gifts since 1985, holding the vision of all of us as peaceful and powerful lightworkers. Contact her at 513.281.6864, patricia@patriciagarry. com and www.patriciagarry.com.
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Spotlight Dr. Patel of The Living Proof Institute introduces HealthPrintTM, a six-month program designed to uncover the root cause of a patient’s chronic health issues through advanced laboratory testing and in-depth consultation. HealthPrint restores optimum health through education, dietary and lifestyle modifications and customized nutraceuticals. The program addresses chronic fatigue or pain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and many more. Seminars outlining the program will be held on Wed., Sept. 19 and Wed., Oct. 17 at 6pm at The Living Proof Institute, 9277 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 350, West Chester, Ohio, 45069. RSVP at 513.785.0686 or email@example.com. Brenda Gearhart healer-practitioner is pleased to announce that she is now offering healing services at WholeCare in Blue Ash. Gearhart will be available to facilitate Access Consciousness, reiki, and Theta healing. Gearhart is also practicing Theta and energy healing for animals through house calls or long distance healing. “Energy healing is a great way to dissipate some of the mental, emotional and physical blockages that are keeping you stuck,” says Gearhart. Introductory specials for Sept/Oct are 50% off all Theta sessions. 513.568.1614. creatorhealing@ gmail.com.
Suzanne Singh, owner of Merlin’s Wellspring, a center for medical massage and wellbeing in Cincinnati, has been offering energy and bodywork for people and animals for several years. Now she has added medical massage to her eclectic brew of techniques for improving quality of life. “Everyone deserves some time to be nurtured, and experience the magic. I encourage everyone to come discover what Merlin’s Wellspring can do for them,” says Singh. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.merlinswellspring.com. Program director, Aaron Fleming, is pleased to introduce College Hill Yoga. Housed in Grace Episcopal Church in the diverse College Hill neighborhood, CHY offers a fun and challenging Iyengar Yoga program. Fleming is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor who has been practicing since 1999. Passionate about the Iyengar method, he has traveled to India twice to study directly with the Iyengar family. Two free informational classes are being offered Tuesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 6th, 6:30-7:30pm. There will be an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-4pm. A new session begins Sept. 11. email@example.com. www.collegehillyoga.com. Save the date! Learn how to optimize your personal wellness plan with cutting-edge, all natural, nutritional supplements, weight loss and skin care products based on YOUR individual DNA. Kristy Hayes, RN will explain how this revolutionary technology can help you live your best life. Free samples will be available. Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30-8pm, free, at WholeCare in Blue Ash. Reg. 513.254.5612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBS NOVA Films Local Laughter Yoga Club Laughter yoga is a mind-body exercise which counteracts the negative effects of stress by combining simulated laughter exercises with yoga breathing. Science has determined that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter; the same physiological and psychological benefits are experienced either way. Laughter yoga lifts the spirit, oxygenates the body, strengthens the immune system, reduces blood pressure, improves attitude and behavior, and helps create peace within oneself and the world. Local laughter yoga instructor, Judi Winall, received a call from Katie Bauer who was working on a documentary for a PBS NOVA Science Now show with the theme, “What Makes Us Human.”
The show’s focus is on the evolution of language, Neanderthal and laughter. Katie and Judi enjoyed a long, laughterfilled conversation about laughter yoga and the question arose about coming to Cincinnati to film Judi’s Laughter Yoga class. Judi enthusiastically said, “Yes!” and the excitement grew as the date of the filming got closer. In April of this year the production company arrived at the Sharonville Library to film the Joyful Healing Laughter Yoga Club. Everyone participating was excited and came wearing their playful, colorful socks, which is encouraged in this LY club. Throughout the filming everyone was affected by the contagious laughter, even the film crew. The show will air in October 2012. The date and
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My Journey Vitamin Moon by Veronica Farren Through legend and lore, the full moon has long been regarded as a powerful and potent stimulus. The English adjective pertaining to the moon is lunar, derived from the Latin Luna. So it’s no coincidence that the term lunacy, which implies wild foolishness and folly, is derived from the intermittent insanity that is believed to be related to particular lunar phases. In some Middle Eastern countries, it is said that judges tend to be more forgiving of criminals who have committed crimes during the period of a full moon. In a similar way, parents keep special watch for their children’s seemingly inevitable mischievous cavorting, and commuters prepare for the uncanny bouts of road rage that rise significantly on these specific days. Though the peculiar qualities of a full moon are widely agreed upon, the reasons behind the strange phenomenon and its technical validity cause a confusing debate.
The powerful tidal pull that the moon exhibits on the vast waters of the earth is considered when contemplating the notoriously bizarre happenings that occur during its full state. More than half of a human being’s biological makeup is comprised of water. The great lunar impact on our individual oceans, as the theory goes, would have a considerably different pattern when the governing moon is full. Unusual monthly occurrences have also been attributed to the high atmospherical concentration of positive ions associated with the full moon. An imbalance of this sort can potentially constitute for hormonal shifts that easily cause temporary phases of depression, lethargy, violent tendencies, tension, stress, and anger; all symptoms that have been easily identifiable during the full moon throughout history. Bodies with the ability to produce enough adrenaline to compensate for the over-abundance of these ominous ions might experience hyperactivity and slight madness, also notable indications that the lunar orbit is at its pinnacle of eccentricity.
Despite the captivating mythology and mystifying beauty of the lunar sphere, studies have failed to find scientific evidence to prove its influence over the behavior of civilization. Nevertheless, our sky is dominated by both a sun and a moon, two celestial bodies that indisputably guide our sleeping patterns, harvest, work schedules, and moods. Whether a product of fairy tales or chemical shifts, when the night sky is illuminated by the wise old man in a way that can only been seen once a month, something magical and spiritual clicks inside of me. I call it vitamin moon. I take a long, introspective walk underneath each waxing gibbous as it completes itself, soak in the atmosphere’s uniquely captivating energies, and go to sleep fully charged and equipped for the cycle to come. journal
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September 6: Venus in Leo. Social skills put you at the center of attention on the job. The need to stabilize a project gets a lift from ambitious, innovative thinking and communication. September 8: Fourth Quarter Moon. Reboot a project by helping to resolve someone’s emotional block. A member of the team has likely come up with one idea too many. Success comes through the hard work of finding the right idea and working on the details. Remember to take frequent breaks though. September 15: New Moon. An explosive idea could emerge today. Trust a friend’s suggestion; it could lead to an important breakthrough for success. September 16: Mercury in Libra. Those closest to you have important new ideas to communicate. One problem: Their ambitions for the future could be too fantastic. Planning is everything; frustrations arise without it. September 18: Pluto Direct. There’s a tremendous thrust for going forward with projects. Sudden insights clear obstacles from the path and your leadership skills emerge with gusto. People will follow your lead. Words are all you need.
September 22: Sun in Libra and First Quarter Moon. Manners help navigate a challenging social situation. People with strong emotional charges come at you from all angles. Best way to avoid the trap of overreacting is to bend a bit to their will. This avoids the conflict. Although you feel a need to be right, diplomacy is the only tool that will work. Be a people manager today. September 29: Full Moon. Leadership qualities command the day as sudden developments set off a mini revolution. Everyone is excited and relationships become passionate. Fuses are short. Risks are attractive. The mind is a solid ally—conservative thinking and communication will preserve order and balance. October 3: Venus in Virgo. The need for personal security within relationships can be addressed with clarifying insight. A muchneeded breakthrough pleases all and upholds an important ideal. October 4: Jupiter Retrograde. It’s back to the drawing board to work out some glitches. It’s clear that success is around the corner but not quite in hand. Some serious thinking could inspire a higher vision for the project. October 5: Mercury in Scorpio and Saturn in Scorpio. The revolution gets two powerful allies with these planets entering Scorpio. The mind is able to grasp very deep and intense ideas and concepts that, combined with hard work, will bring about important changes in the next few years. There’s a relentless drive to become the person you want to be. Risks are necessary but use caution and planning in the execution. Sudden and dramatic changes are possible.
October 6: Mars in Scorpio. Social gatherings are best when FINAL the purpose is to give shape to a dream. People are ready to give of themselves on all levels. Clarifying what is expected yields magnificent results. October 8: Fourth Quarter Moon. We’re still hard at work planning to bring the dream into reality. All goes well with relationships--people will be generally in a good mood. Pleasing and caring abound in the community. October 15: New Moon. People feel the need to assert themselves in the pursuit of a new idea. Tantrums could arise from power struggles. Go with the flow because passions will cool soon enough. Then you can work out differences in perspective. October 21: First Quarter Moon. Something overlooked needs attention. All goes well, though, as channels of communication support an important change that was probably why you overlooked the thing in the first place. Everything flows smoothly and cooperation abounds. October 22: Sun in Scorpio. Energy is focused today. Communications are very succinct to the point of overbearing intensity. By setting an example and lending a helping hand, the situation lightens up considerably. October 28: Venus in Libra. Check the facts in all communications. Someone is so determined to be at the front of the line that they could break rules to get there. October 29: Mercury in Sagittarius and Full Moon. A sudden surge of ambition overwhelms consciousness. A new project needs to embody this new awareness of one’s path. Building towards this transformative vision could require enormous extra effort if your plan is not well conceived. About the author: Diane Samsel is a practicing astrologer with over 10 years experience and trained by Noel Tyl. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.859.5912. Consultations: $125. Follow-ups: $50/half hour. All major credit cards accepted. Please visit www.DianeSamsel.com.
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Book Review No Storm Last Forever: Transforming Suffering Into Insight by Dr. Terry A. Gordon (Hay House, 2012)
As a world–renowned cardiologist and health activist, Dr. Terry Gordon understands that life can change in the blink of an eye. However, nothing could have prepared him for the fateful phone call he received that his son Tyler was involved in a near fatal car accident, sustaining a severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. Dr. Gordon’s journey resulted in a spiritual awakening and a clearer understanding of life and the truths it has to offer. This compelling and emotional true story of surviving the fiercest of life’s storm and finding the rainbow through the clouds is documented in his inspiring new memoir. “It was my dear friend Dr. Wayne Dyer who inspired me to write this book, his unconditional friendship and support has changed my life,” shares Dr. Gordon. He adds, “Through this heart wrenching experience for myself and my family, I have learned that when adversity comes our way, it is how we respond to that difficulty that determines who we become. Life experiences become calamities only if we make the conscious decision to make tragedies out of them, we have a choice.” In his new book, Dr. Gordon contends that rather than lamenting so-called adversities in our lives, we can choose to be grateful for them. We can embrace them and accept them as gifts from the Divine. They can provide fertile soil for growth and enlightenment. He offers refreshing insights that can help us realize the “bigger picture” of life; and how a so-called tragedy can actually be a blessing in disguise. Note: Tara L. Robinson will interview Dr. Gordon on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 3:30-4:30pm on WAIF 88.3FM or www.waif883.org.
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by Jonathan Goldman (2012) What was the sound of creation like? What if this original primordial sound were a hum? What would it feel like to hear that sound? That is a question contemplated by sound healing pioneer Jonathan Goldman and answered with his latest CD. An international authority on the uses of sound and music for health and transformation, he is the creator of numerous cutting edge books and recordings including, The Divine Name, winner of the 2011 Visionary Award for “Best Alternative Health” book and “2012: Ascension Harmonics,” winner of the 2010 Visionary Award for “Best Meditation” recording. Note: Jonathan Goldman will be presenting a workshop and concert on April 12th and 13th, 2013 at St. John's Unitarian Church in Cincinnati. www.healingsounds.com. For info contact Joan at email@example.com.
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Transformational Bodywork Acupuncture Craniosacral Therapy
MIMI TAGHER, LAc, LMT
SPACE AVAILABLE BEAUTIFUL, ENERGIZED SPACE FOR RENT. $15/hour for lovely consult room, classroom and therapy rooms at WholeCare. www.wholecarechiropractic. 513.489.9515. email@example.com.
COLONICS COLONICS OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY. Tired, bloated, constipated? Certified Colon Hydrotherapists. 859.344.9997. www.colonicsofnky.com.
Mindfulness Meditation Introductory Workshops Weekly Practice Group Individual Coaching
INNER COMPASS. Workshops, group circles, events. Joanne Franchina, guest instructors. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com. C. PIC MICHEL. Art and Creative Practice. 513.549.4607. www.enlightenmeant.com.
859.466.4900 859.525.5000 www.synergyholistichealth.com www.innerbridges.com
ENERGY HEALERS & HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS ALL TRUTH IS KNOWABLE. For help in knowing yours, visit www.louisadyer. com and www.thewowprocess.com or call Rev. Louisa Dyer, MA, Metaphysical Minister/Coach, 513.248.0069. (See ad on page 25.) ANDREA CIAFARDINI. EPT Practitioner. Kundalini Yoga Instructor. 513.257.6391. HolistiConnections.com. CINCINNATI HEALING CLINIC. Energy Healing. Monthly Clinic. Appointments and Walk-ins Welcome. Donation based fee. For dates and information: cincinnatihealingclinic.org, 513.426.6075. CAROL SUE FLOWERS. Transformational Healer. Inspirational Speaker. Integrated Ascension. 513.706.2966. carolsueflowers.com. CONSCIOUS HOLISTIC HEALING, LLC. Regina Viars, Advanced Emotional Polarity Technique Practitioner (EPT). Gently eliminate that which no longer serves you. 513.520.6300, www.consciousholistichealing.com. REV. FRANCINE HAYDON. Reiki, Kolaimni, Crystal Energy Work. 513.248.8772, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.foresthouseofhealing.com.
LIVING VIBRATIONS. Reiki, Pranic Healing, Healing Touch, Tibetan Weaving crystals. 513.696.6199.
Fitness, Nutrition and Massage also available. 157 Lloyd Ave, Florence, 41042. 859.282.0022. email@example.com. www.significanthealing.com.
TARA L. ROBINSON. 513.752.9288.
STILLPOINT CENTER FOR HEALING ARTS. Massage Therapy, Yoga, Shamanism, Counseling. Size Cornell Park Drive, Suite 302. 11223 513.489.5302. www.stillpointtherapy.com.
VISIONS OF SUCCESS COACHING. Raise the bar on excellence. Enhance your personal organization and improve your business writing and speaking skills. Judy Durham. 513.233.8514. www.vis-success.com.
DAVID WETMORE. Transformative Life Coaching.513.543.6596. Dave@davidwetmore.com.
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SHELTON HENDRIEX, Herbalist ND. The Herb Shop. 513.451.9176. herbshopcincy.com.
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TESS OLSON. EFT. 513.860.3156. www.teresaolson.com. PAMELA PARKER. Psychic healer. Reiki, readings, channeling. 513.520.3365. BRADEN TRAUTH. Offering Physical, Emotional and Soul healings through India’s hidden Dattatreya tradition and practices. Donation basis. 513.569.2579.
HOLISTIC COUNSELING PURPLE PHOENIX. Individual Counseling, Gender Identity, Self Development, Acupressure, Energy Work and Yoga. Candace Aulick, L.P.C.C, 859.653.1320, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HYPNOTHERAPY Mary Ellen Moore, CCHt. Clinical Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing®
TESS OLSON, CCHT. 513.860.3156. www.teresaolson.com.
FENG SHUI CONSULTANT
INTEGRATIVE LIFE HEALING
A CHANGE OF CHI. Feng Shui Seminars, Parties or Consultations. 513.625.8888.
JUDI A. WINALL, M.Div., CIH, CLYT. Awaken to the divine presence within you. 513.899.3115. www.SoulEmpowerment.com.
FINANCIAL SERVICES DIANA HOOKER. Keeping you financially healthy! 513.374.8135. email@example.com.
FItness POUNDS AND INCHES WEIGHT LOSS CENTER. Certified personal trainers, nutrition and supplement consults. 157 Lloyd Ave, Florence, 41042. 859.282.0022. piweightloss.com.
HEALING CENTERS SIGNIFICANT HEALING Holistic Well Care Practice: Victoria Smith, Board Certified Holistic Practitioner, Iridologist.
LIFE COACH RON ESPOSITO. Certified life coach. Enneagram teacher/trainer. Addiction recovery facilitator. 513.621.3600. www.GoConscious.com. INNER COMPASS. Intuitive life coaching, business coaching. Joanne Franchina. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com. (See ad on page 11.) C. PIC MICHEL. Creative Intuitive, Toltec Master Teacher. 513.549.4607. enlightenmeant.com.
SIGNIFICANT HEALING / POUNDS AND INCHES WEIGHT LOSS CENTER. Medical massage, cranial sacral, deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish, relaxation massages and Reiki. 157 Lloyd Ave, Florence, 41042. 859.282.0022. piweightloss.com. ANDREW LANVERMAN, Licensed Massage Therapist, Jane Lanverman, Certified Reflexologist, Peaceful Gardens Massage & Reflexologysm Cincinnati, OH. www.peaceful-gardens.com. 513.325.1772. KENDRA NIESE, LMT. Holistic, rejuvenating, deep, yet gentle. Blue Ash, OH. 513.646.3689. STEPHANIE PERRY, LMT. Rehabilitation and relaxation work. 513.404.2455. REV. BAREFOOT. Thai massage. Dimdem. 513.485.5965. ROSE POGGIOLI, LMT, DOULA. Intuitive massage releases muscle tension and emotional pain, specializing in fertility and pregnancy. Blue Ash. 513.886.2347.
PALMISTRY PATTI LIGHTFLOWER. Palmistry. Tarot. www.iReadHands.com. 513.836.3853. journal
PATTI KESSLER. TRUEHEART ESSENCES. 513.240.1602. PattiKessler.com.
MARY WHALEN LMT. 513.561.8246.
PSYCHICS & CLAIRVOYANTS
CARING TO HEAL. Carol Keeney, RN, Reiki Master/Teacher. Reiki sessions, classes. 513.256.5886.
REIKI INNER COMPASS. Readings, development circles, parties. Joanne Franchina. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com.
PEACEFUL SPIRIT. Reiki, Biogenesis, Hanna Kroeger. Pam Doremus. 859.750.4720. Peacefulspirit2@gmail.com.
Psychic Medium “Accurate & compelling readings” -Cincinnati Magazine 513-929-0406 VictoryofLight.com
TESS OLSON. RMT. 513.860.3156. www.teresaolson.com.
J. CLARK ECHOLS, JR., licensed therapist. Mindfulness and archetypes workshops, anxiety, PTSD, anger, coping with change, mindfulness training, couples/premarital counseling, cognitive therapies, and support for one's spiritual journey. 513.284.1236. clarkechols.com. JUDY HARRISON, LISW. Licensed Independent Social Worker. Treating adolescents and adults. Evening and Weekend hours. 513.378.9561. Judyharrison2356@yahoo.com TERESA OLSON, PSY.D. 513.860.3156. www.teresaolson.com. CAROLYN ZAHNER, MSW, LISW. 513.697.0260. Integrative Psychotherapy, Systemic Constellation Work, Mediation Services. www.carolynzahner.com.
POUNDS & INCHES WEIGHT LOSS CENTER, offering holistic well care, massage, fitness and nutrition programs. 157 Lloyd Ave, Florence, 41042. 859.282.0022. piweightloss.com.
WEDDINGS REV. ANNE BECKER. Weddings, blessing ceremonies. 513.591.2942. ceremonies-familyconstellations.com.
ANNE STEFFEN-RUSSO. Readings, Intuitive energy practitioner, 513.473.7447, by appointment. www.EnergeticAnswers.com.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT DR. MARYANN BARNES. Offering a holistic approach to weight management and nutrition. www.maryannbarnes.com.
SHAMANISM GARY MATTHEWS. Counseling, journey, soul retrieval, empowerment, bodywork. Call 513.722.1917 for appointment. www.ShamanicCounselor.com. ALISON VODNOY WOLF. Ordained Shamanic Priestess and Registered Yoga Teacher offering bodywork, counseling, breathwork, and shamanic journey. 219.928.8685. www.alisonvodnoy.com.
REV. MARY LYNN CRAWFORD. Custom weddings and commitment ceremonies, blessings, other ceremonies. 513.648.9892. www.customwedorcommit.webs.com. REV. TERI DODD. Any size wedding. Available also at my home. Ceremonies personalized to the couple. 513.625.8888. REV. FRIEDA HUGHES. Prayer support, weddings, baby blessings, life celebrations. 513.621.2060. www.greatweddingofficiant.com. www.marriagechaplain.com.
STRUCTURAL BODYWORK KELLY CHADWICK, LMT. KMI Structural Integration, Stillpoint Center. 513.582.5713.
SPIRITUAL CENTERS GARDEN PARK UNITY CHURCH. Rev. Kathy Engelhardt. 3581 W. Galbraith Rd. 45239. ALL ARE WELCOME. Sundays at 11am. 513.385.8889.
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TAROT CARD READINGS RADIO PROGRAMS VOICES4theSoul-WNKU. 89.7-104.1105.9FM. 7AM Sundays. email@example.com. WAVES OF THE NEW AGE, WAIF 88.3FM. Hosted by Tara L. Robinson and Judy Peace. Tuesdays, 3-5pm on WAIF 88.3FM or listen live via streaming audio at www.waif883.org. Soul-filled sounds and conscious conversation. Interviews with Gregg Braden, Arielle Ford, and more!What radio is meant to be! Archived shows at www.wholelivingjournal.com.
TAROT CARD READINGS & SEA SHELL READING. Rev. Lilly DelValle. 513.696.6199. CELTIC TAROT CARD & PALM READINGS/PARTIES. Francine Haydon. 513.248.8772, francine.haydon@ fuse.net, www.foresthouseofhealing.com.
VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE TRACY DAVIS, DVM, MMSc, CVA. Acupuncture, TCVM. Northern KY, Cinti. 859.866.3683. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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calendar of Events ONGOING EVERY MONDAY
Kundalini Yoga, w/Catherine Skyrm, 10am. Florence/Union. 859.384.4476. firstname.lastname@example.org. Kundalini Yoga, w/Pat Schultz, 6:308pm, $12/$54/6 weeks. Alexandria, KY. 859.781.6505. email@example.com. My Powerful Choices Show, w/Larkin Sell, 6-7pm, free. Living beyond struggle/empowerment w/LOA. http://blogtalkradio.com/larkinsell. Yoga, w/BevySue, 10-11:15am. Fitton Cntr for Creative Arts, 101 Monument, Hamilton, OH. 513.863.8873. Yoga, w/Julie Lusk, M.Ed, R/CYT, 7-8:30pm. Anderson Sr. Cntr. 513.576.6662. WholesomeResources.com.
Gentle, Healing, Kripalu Yoga, w/Melisa Lindsay, 9:30-11am.Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale 45246. 513.307.3132. Kundalini Yoga, w/Catherine Skyrm, 7pm. Baker Hunt, Covington. 859.384.4476. firstname.lastname@example.org. Pilates, w/Heather, 5:30-6:30pm, $20/ single session/$90/6. Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246. Heather Sommer 858.752.7578. True Movement, w/Heather, 6:30-7:30pm, $20/single session/$90/6. Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246. Heather Sommer, 858.752.7578. Waves of the New Age, WAIF/88.3FM, w/ Tara L. Robinson & Judy Peace, 3-5pm. Soulfilled sounds and conscious conversation. Listen online: www.WAIF883.org. Yoga, w/BevySue, 6-7:15pm, 1st class free, 1/$9, 3/25, 6/50 to be used anytime. Mother Earth, 5158 Plesant Ave. Fairfield, OH 513.894.1131. Yoga, w/Julie Lusk, M.Ed, R/CYT, 1011:30am. Miami Township. 513.576.6662. WholesomeResources.com. Yoga, w/Julie Lusk, M.Ed, RYT, 7-8:30pm. Milford. 513.576.6662. WholesomeResources.com.
EVERY TUES, THUR & SAT
Living an Authentic Spiritual Life, find out how. Local information & visit times 513.484.4731. www.sukyomahikari.org.
Gentle, Healing, Kripalu Yoga, w/Melisa Lindsay, 9:30-11am. Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale 45246. 513.307.3132. Introspective Perspectives Show, w/ Larkin Sell, 6-7pm, free. Living beyond struggle/empowerment w/LOA. http:// blogtalkradio.com/larkinsell. Kundalini Yoga, w/Catherine Skyrm, 7pm. Florence/Union. 859.384.4476. email@example.com. Radio Show-Inner Divinity/Tapping Into Source Within, w/Rev. Louisa Dyer, MA, 2-3pm. Empower yourself. 88.3 FM. 513.248.0069. www.waif883.org. www.louisadyer.com. Yoga for Everyone, w/Monique, 6-7:30pm, $12/session/$60/10. Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale 45246. 513.503.4770. Yoga, w/BevySue, 6:30-7:30pm. Ellijah Morgan Mansion in Gilbert Farms Park, Ross Rd, Fairfield, OH. 513.867.5348. Yoga, w/Julie Lusk, M.Ed, R/CYT, 1011:30am. Milford & Miami Township. 513.576.6662. WholesomeResources.com. Yoga, w/Julie Lusk, M.Ed, R/CYT, 5:30â€“7pm & 7-8:30pm. Miami Township. 513.576.6662. WholesomeResources.com.
Kundalini Yoga, w/Catherine Skyrm, 9:30am. Baker Hunt, Covington. 859.384.4476. firstname.lastname@example.org. Square Dance Classes, first class September 27, 6:30pm, free, then $5/class thereafter. Wyoming Civic Cntr. JoAnne 513.860.0747. Yoga, w/BevySue Hammons, 6-7:15pm. Mother Earth, 5158 Pleasant Ave. Fairfield, OH. 513.894.1131.
Let Go & Hold On Radio Show, w/M.K. Meier, 12-1pm, WAIF Cincinnati 88.3 FM. Embracing change & empowering you. www.waif883.org.
Transmission Meditation/The Great Invocation, w/Linda Fulton, 9:30-10:30am, love donation. New Thought Unity Cntr, 1401 E. McMillan St. 513.688.1171. email@example.com. Yoga, w/BevySue, 10-11:15am. Fitton Cntr for Creative Arts, 101 S Monument Ave. Hamilton, OH. 513.863.8873.
Center for Spiritual Living Greater Cinti, 10:30am. See ad. 5701 Murray Ave, 45227. 513.218.2128. www.cslgc.org. Center for Spiritual Living, WRRJ internet radio. Sunday celebration services/music &
inspirational programming. http://wrrj.hopto.org. Garden Park Unity Church, w/Rev. Kathy Engelhardt, 11am. All are welcome. See ad. 3581 W. Galbraith Rd, 45239. 513.385.8889. www.GardenParkUnity.org. New Thought Unity, 9 & 11am. All welcome. 1401 E. McMillan, E. Walnut Hills 513.961.2527. ntunity.org. Teens Expressing Spirit, 11-12pm. Center for Spiritual Living's teen group. Positive teen discussions. 4100 Benfield Dr. Kettering, OH. USCL, United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church, 9:50-10:20am/healing, 10:30am/ service. 9772 Princeton - Glendale Rd. Cinci, Ohio 45246. www.uscl.org. Voices4theSoul Radio, WNKU/ 89.7FM, 104.1FM, 105.9FM, w/Lori Holladay, 7am. Featuring songs expressing a more spiritual side of life. firstname.lastname@example.org. Worship, w/Clark Echols, Preacher, Christian Swedenborgian, All Welcome. Glendale New Church, 845 Congress. 513.772.1478.
1ST & 3RD THURSDAY
Series of Aromatherapy Classes, 7-8:30pm, $10 ea/class. Health, Wellness & Energy Work. Living Vibrations, 7577 Central Parke blvd. Mason. RSVP. 513.696.6199. The Pink Tent, supportive, fun enlivening gathering for women. Info@LightNightoftheSoul.com.
Laughter Yoga/Joyful Healing LY Club, w/ Judi A.Winall & Pam Hall, 7pm, free. Sharonville Library. 513.899.3115. www.laughteryoga.org. www.joyfulhealinglaughter.com.
2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY
A Course in Miracles Study Group, w/ Jeanne Uhl & Mary Claybon, 6-7:30pm, love offering. Montgomery area. For info. 309.8377.
Meditation class, w/Gary Matthews, 7-8:30pm, $20/class, $30/incl. 2nd Fri. Shamanic Journey class. Stillpoint, 11223 Cornell Park Dr. Ste 302, Blue Ash 513.489.5302. StillpointTherapy.com.
Friday Night Lecture, Check topics: http:// www.uscl.org/ , love donation. United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. 9772 Princeton - Glendale Rd. Cinci. OH. 45246. Shamanic Journey class, w/Gary Matthews, 6:30-8:30pm, $20/class, $30/incl. 2nd Thurs. Meditation class. Stillpoint, Blue Ash 513.489.5302. www.StillpointTherapy.com. journal
2ND & 4TH SATURDAY
Series of Aromatherapy Classes, 10:3012pm, $10 ea/class. Health, Wellness & Energy Work. Living Vibrations, 7577 Central Parke Blvd. Mason. RSVP. 513.696.6199.
All Message Service, $10 Messages from the Spirit World. United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. 9772 Princeton - Glendale Rd. Cinci. OH. 45246. http://www.uscl.org/.
Read-N-Feed, 12:30-2:30pm, $10 lunchreading/$5 additional reading. United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. 9772 Princeton - Glendale Rd. Cinci. OH. 45246. http://www.uscl.org/.
SEPTEMBER SAT • SEPT 1
Gee your Band Smells Terrific, 10pm, Pirates Den.
TUES • SEPT 4 & OCT 2
Pet Loss Support Group - Adults, w/ Tammy Wynn, 6-7:30pm, free. Angel's Paws, 11341 Grooms Rd. Blue Ash. RSVP. 513.489.7297.www.angelspaws.com.
FRI • SEPT 7
Delicious Education, 3 Course Wellness Meal/Lecture, w/Chef Jonas Armstrong, Logan Brookbank, Dr. Jack Armstrong, 6:30, $45.Essencha Tea House, RSVP reqd. 513.489.9515. email@example.com.
FRI-SUN • SEPT 7-9
Nzuzu’s Feminine Wisdom Retreat, w/ Quanita Munday, $300-$200 incl lodgings/ meals. Grailville Retreat & Program Cntr, 932 O’Bannonville Rd. Loveland, OH. RSVP 513.683.2340. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT • SEPT 8
Stress Be Gone, w/Laura Read, 10-11:30am, $20. Healing Session. Radiant Beginnings, 2501 Norwood Ave. 45212. 513.223.7608. Laura@RadiantBeginnings.com.
SUN • SEPT 9
Armand & Angelina Concert, w/ Armand & Angelina, 1-3pm, love offering. Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 West Galbraith Rd, Cinci. OH 45239. 513.385.8889. www.gardenparkunity.org. email@example.com.
SUN • SEPT 9 & OCT 14
Cincinnati Spiritual Cinema Circle, 5-7pm, free will offering. Glendale New church, 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246. Clark Echols 513.284.1236. http:// cincyspiritcinemacircle.blogspot.com/.
MONS • SEPT 10 - OCT 8
I Need Your Love, w/Sandy Malloy, 7-9pm, love offering. Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 West Galbraith Rd. Cinci. OH 45239. 513.385.8889. www.gardenparkunity.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES • SEPT 11
foru International Radio Interview, w/host Tara L. Robinson & guests Gil Peter and John Payne, 3:30-4:30pm, WAIF 88.3FM. Revolutionary company producing cuttingedge, all natural nutrition, weight loss and skin care products based on individual DNA. Listen live at www.waif883.org.
TUES • SEPT 11 & OCT 9
Meditation & Pranic Healing Clinic, w/ Joanne Miller, 6:30-9pm, free/donations accepted. St Paul's UMC, 8221 Miami Rd. Madeira. 513.687.7465. email@example.com. Pet Hospice Support Group - Adults, w/ Tammy Wynn, 6-7:30pm, free. Angel's Paws, 11341 Grooms Rd. Blue Ash. RSVP. 513.489.7297.www.angelspaws.com.
SAT • SEPT 15
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing Dream Symposium, 9:30-2:30pm, $25 incl lunch. Grailville Retreat & Program Cntr, 932 O’Bannonville Rd. Loveland, OH. RSVP 513.683.2340. firstname.lastname@example.org. Share the Health Fair, The Vitamin Shoppe, free. Information, samples, and giveaways. 5 East Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH. 45246. The Now of Music, w/Keith Vanden Eynden, 1-5pm, $60 by Sept. 8/ $70 after. Blue Ash. 513.405.1626. www.vandeneynden.biz.
SAT-SUN • SEPT 15-16
Usui Reiki I & II, w/JoAnn Utley, 10-6pm, I-$135, II-$185. Louisville. 8 Nursing contact hours daily. 502.777.3865.
SUN • SEPT 16
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Vitality Cincinnati, only $75 ($3000 value), meets Sunday afternoons. email@example.com. www.vitalitycincinnati.org.
Mediumship 102/Spirit Communication Workouts, w/Joanne Franchina, 1-4pm, $190. 4 sessions: 9/16-10/7-10/21 & 11/4. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman, Blue Ash. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com.
TUES • SEPT 18
Mediumship 101/Everyday Intuition/Spirit Communication, w/Joanne Franchina. 7-9:30pm, $160. 4 sessions: 9/18-10/210/16-10/30. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman, Blue Ash. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com.
TUES • SEPT 18 & OCT 16
Pet Loss: Mid-month Social Gathering, w/ Tammy Wynn, 6-7:30pm, activity cost. Doing life/dinner/movie, etc. RSVP. 513.489.7297. www.angelspaws.com.
WED • SEPT 19
HealthPrint, w/Dr. Patel, free. Workshop on restoring health. 9277 Centre Point Dr. West Chester. RSVP. 513.785.0686. drpatel@ becomeproof.com. How to Eat for Optimal Wellness, w/Dr. Jack Armstrong, 7-9, free lecture. RSVP. WholeCare 489-9515.
THUR • SEPT 20
Learn to Use the Pendulum to Check Energy/Dowse, w/JoAnn Utley, 7-9pm, $25. Louisville. 502.777.3865, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI • SEPT 21
Pain Control & Stress Reduction, w/ Bill Flocco, 6-9pm, $60. Columbus, OH. Info. Jane Lanverman, 513.708.6014. email@example.com.
SAT • SEPT 22
Psychic Fair, 10-6pm, $3. Lectures, vendors, readers, healers. United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church, 9772 Princeton - Glendale Rd. Cinci. OH. 45246. http://www.uscl.org/. Releasing Pain & Resentment, w/Laura Read, 10-11:30am, $20. Healing Session. Radiant Beginnings, 2501 Norwood Ave. 45212. 513.223.7608. Laura@ RadiantBeginnings.com.
SAT-SUN • SEPT 22-23
Great Outdoor Weekend, all events free. 50 locations in the 8 counties around Cincinnati. www.GreatOutdoorWeekend.org.
Hand & Ear Reflexology Intensive, w/ Bill Flocco, 9-5:30pm, $350. Columbus, OH. Info. Jane Lanverman, 513.708.6014. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUN • SEPT 23
Farm to Fork/Celebration of Women Farmers, 5pm, $35 incl hors’ devours/dinner. Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Rd. Loveland, OH. RSVP 513.683.2340. email@example.com.
MON • SEPT 24
Global Meditation, 7-9pm, $10. Tools for Inner Peace & Joy, basic psychic development. Cntr for Contemporary Therapies. 513.473.7447. www.EnergeticAnswers.com. Women Singing In Sacred Circle, w/ Shelley Graff, 7pm, free. First Unitarian Church, Linton Street. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUE • SEPT 25
Group Hypnotherapy-Stop Smoking, w/ Laura Read, Mht, 7-9pm, $50. Radiant Beginnings, 2501 Norwood Ave. 45212. 513.223.7608. Laura@RadiantBeginnings.com. Laughter Yoga/Best Medicine for Body, Mind & Spirit, wJudi A. Winall, 7pm, free. Warren County Career Cntr. South Campus, Kings Mill. 513.899.3115. www.joyfulhealinglaughter.com, www.mywccc.org.
THUR • SEPT 27
Group Hypnotherapy-Weight Loss, w/ Laura Read, Mht, 7-9pm, $50. Radiant Beginnings, 2501 Norwood Ave. 45212. 513.223.7608. Laura@RadiantBeginnings.com.
SAT • SEPT 29
Course Crafting/Teach Others What You Know, w/Neil Weinberg, Joanne Franchina, 10-5pm, $145. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman, Blue Ash. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com. Usui Reiki Master IIIa, w/JoAnn Utley, 10-6pm, $225. Louisville. 8 Nursing contact hours. 502.777.3865. www.joannutley.byregion.net.
SUN • SEPT 30
Children’s Service, 11-12pm. Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 West Galbraith Rd, Cinci 45239. 513.385.8889. www.gardenparkunity. org, email@example.com. Healing on the Spiritual Path/Medically Verifiable/Introduction, 2pm, free.Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati. Joy 859.816.8918. www.bruno-groening.org/english.
OCTOBER MON • OCT 1 - NOV 5
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, w/ Sophia Paparodis, LPCC, 6:30-8pm, Free Intro 9/24, Class begins 10/1. $150/ members, $180/non-members. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn & MBSR. Cincinnati Sports Club. 513.936.8444. www.awarewithin.com.
TUES • OCT 2 - 30
Laughter Yoga/Best Medicine for Body, Mind & Spirit, wJudi A. Winall, 7pm, $65. Warren County Career Cntr. South Campus, Kings Mill. 513.899.3115. www. joyfulhealinglaughter.com, www.mywccc.org.
FRI • OCT 5
Mystic Message Event, w/Joanne Franchina, Rose Vanden Eynden, 7-9pm, $15. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman, Blue Ash. 513.587.9855. www.YourInnerCompass.com.
FRI • OCT 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ghost Walks of Historic Milford, w/Enchanted Moments Staff, 8:30pm, $13/person. Enchanted Moments, 127 Main, Milford 45150. 513.831.5508.
SAT • OCT 6
Exploring Your Dreams, w/Susan Mellott, 10-5pm, $80 by Sept. 22/$100 after, Blue Ash. 513.405.1626. www.vandeneynden.biz. Private Palm Reading, w/Mike Mellott, 10-5pm, $50/30 min. session. Blue Ash. Schedule appt/513.405.1626.
SAT • OCT 6 & 13
Reiki Level I, w/Linda Neumaier, Tess Olson, Elizabeth Tait, 1-4pm, $150. Women Writing for a Change. Pre-reg reqd. www. womenwriting.org. Questions 513.860.3156. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUN • OCT 7
Enneagram Workshop, w/Tricia Smith, 1pm. Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 West Galbraith Rd. Cinci, OH 45239. 513.385.8889. www.gardenparkunity.org. email@example.com.
WED • OCT 10
foru International, w/Kristy Hayes, 6:308pm, free, WholeCare in Blue Ash. Reg. 513.254.5612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how to optimize your personal wellness plan with cutting-edge, all natural nutrition, weight
loss and skin care products formulated specifically for YOU based on your individual DNA. Samples will be available. (Article on page 13, ads on pages 3 & 13.)
SAT & SUN • OCT 13 & 14
Universal Light Expo. Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-6, $10. 300 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH. www.UniverseExpo.com.
WED • OCT 17
Are Immunizations Right for my Child, w/ Dr. Jack Armstrong, 7-9, free lecture. RSVP. WholeCare at 489-9515. HealthPrint, w/Dr. Patel, free. Workshop on restoring health. 9277 Centre Point Dr. West Chester. RSVP. 513.785.0686. drpatel@ becomeproof.com.
SAT • OCT 20
Introduction to Working with Crystals/ Stones, w/Becky McCleery, 1-5pm, $60. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman, Blue Ash. 513.587.9855. www. YourInnerCompass.com.
MON • OCT 22
Women Singing In Sacred Circle, w/ Shelley Graff, 7pm, free. First Unitarian Church, Linton Street. email@example.com.
SAT • OCT 27
Fall Day of Quiet, w/Grail member Joy France, 10-3pm, $20 incl lunch. Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Rd. Loveland, OH. RSVP 513.683.2340. firstname.lastname@example.org. Natural Dye, w/Susan Gilbert, 10-4pm, $50, incl lunch, plus $10 materials fee. Grailville Retreat & Program Cntr, 932 O’Bannonville Rd., Loveland, OH. RSVP 513.683.2340. email@example.com. Trunk or Treat, 3-5pm, all are welcome. Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 West Galbraith Rd. Cinci. OH 45239. 513.385.8889. www.gardenparkunity.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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