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Now, I realize the stigma attached to tanning is akin to admitting you smoke, but hear me out. I’m no “tanorexic.” I’m religious about applying sunscreen and I try not to overdo being out in the sun for long periods of time. Still, tans do happen and, like many people, I feel I look better with a little color. We all have our weaknesses. But after talking to Dr. Victoria Negrete this month for our cover feature, I am resolving to be even more sun smart. Skin cancer cases are on the increase and while survival rates also increase when the skin cancer is detected early, I don’t want to be another statistic. Another part of it is, frankly, vanity. At my age, there’s no reason to tempt fate in terms of wrinkles, sun spots and the like. Be sure to read our feature article and all the great sun-smart tips Dr. Negrete has to offer. They’re easy to do and they could save your life. Of course, there are tons of other great articles in this month’s issue of Nature’s Pathways: Think your dog or cat can communicate with humans? Then check out Average Jane’s recounting of the exchange between her dogs and a respected animal communicator. Do you equate childhood obesity with child abuse? If you see a child who’s severely overweight, does it anger you? Make you sad? Make you blame the child’s parents for supporting unhealthy eating habits and an inactive lifestyle? Or is it none of your business? It’s a compelling subject that Tony Bednarowski addresses this month. Let us know what you think. Do you have arthritis? Even if you don’t, you probably know someone who’s affected by it. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, as designated by The Arthritis Foundation, the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the

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By Trish Poole What is the “little voice” inside? Is it intuition? Your spirit guide or guardian angel? God’s voice? Perhaps it’s all of that. It is definitely instinctual and more perceptive than our regular conscious, logical and thinking mind. As we enter into times of stress and trouble (Egypt and the Mideast uprisings, domestic political issues, Japan’s tsunami and nuclear crisis, potential spread of radiation, 2012) it’s a good time to listen to the inner voice for it always guides you to the highest expression of your life. Einstein commented on intuition and the matters of heart, God and intuition frequently. For example: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” “The only real, valuable thing is intuition.” “Indeed, it is not intellect, (book knowledge and empiricism), but intuition which advances humanity. Intuition tells man his real purpose in this life...” It can take some time to get good at understanding the little voice inside; especially if you’ve been through any circumstance that somehow broke your trust with your little inner voice. But you know that the little inner voice is so doggone smart! It’s the one that says, “Take your umbrella it’s going to rain,” when the morning sky is clear and sure enough later in the day it is raining. The voice that tells you, “Call your friend – she’d really like to hear from you today” and you call her and find out she has been struggling with some issue and is so happy to hear from you. It’s the same one that sometimes will send you to take a new way home and you end up avoiding a traffic jam. So the inner voice guides from a place of love, peace and wellbeing which is directly opposite the voice of fear (which we all have as well). Understanding the little voice inside is much about trust, trusting that illogical prompting. Each time you do trust that little

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voice and the result is positive it strengthens your ability to “hear” it. Sometimes we might ignore that little voice, even when the promptings are very strong. If we do, and there is a negative consequence, it can be very motivating to listen more carefully. And sometimes we have to forgive ourselves for not listening to earlier promptings from the inner voice in order for the messages to become clear once again. Some activities that can strengthen a more conscious connection with the inner voice are meditation, spending time in nature, journaling, yoga, guided meditation, etc. That little voice works hard but has so much fun! One time my little inner voice told me to go grocery shopping at a store I seldom go to. I fought it, but why? I said, “Why go to that grocery store?! It’s farther away than my regular one. Can’t I just go to the one that is close and easy?” As you can imagine, my little voice was insistent, so I went to the grocery store I was directed to. When I arrived, I got a happy surprise. While walking down an aisle, I ran into an old friend who was in town for a short time. This friend had wanted to get in touch with

me but didn’t think it’d be ok to call on such short notice, especially since he planned to leave again soon. That little voice solved the problem for both of us; like a spontaneous adventure and treasure hunt, getting me there serendipitously so I could connect with my friend. And my friend and I are both better for it! I think it’s fair to say that if the “inner voice” could explain its job to us it would sound something like this: “It is impossible to put me in a box, so do not attempt it. Let me grow and become all I am meant to be. My mission is to insure you fulfill your purpose, that you as a soul thrives and completes all your soul contracts. It’s a hard job, you see, getting you to pay attention to me. I help you in the small things and I help you with the big things. You are so easily distracted, not just by outside goings-on but also by your multitude of inane thoughts. I am here for you to hear me. So you can act upon my wisdom. Take some time to hear me. Listen. I will give you insights and intuitions to facilitate the joy in your life.” If you are working on strengthening your connection with your inner voice, I

recommend keeping a journal of all your intuitive “hits” (i.e., when you listened and the little voice guided you correctly). Be sure to date when the hits occurred. This running journal of intuitive “hits” becomes like an intuitive muscle, getting stronger and stronger as you recognize and exercise it. Also, it is great to reflect back on the journal when you feel disconnected to the “little voice.” It reminds you of just how well guided you are. It would be great if our little voice could tell us all things and help us to avoid painful situations but sometimes its job is to simply give us a mental heads up as to an upcoming event. Life is life, with all the ups and downs of a roller coaster ride. These experiences ideally help us get closer to being all that we can be as a soul. So whether the intuitive promptings come from angels or some beautiful soul quality within you, it is there to help and guide you in the big and the small things of life.
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Are your pet’s flea treatments safe for the family?


By Vicki Rabe Harrison ost of us believe that commercially-available pesticides, such as those found in pet products like flea and tick powders and flea collars, are tightly regulated by the government and safe. In fact, they are neither. According to a report published by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization that is calling for the government to completely ban the use of many chemicals that are used in flea control products, pets, children and

adults are all at risk of becoming poisoned from the types of pesticides found in common store bought and veterinary-approved flea control products. It is believed the young children, who touch and play with pets treated with these chemicals are at the greatest risk of damage to their health as a result of the use of these flea control products. Cats are also at special risk of serious side effects, including convulsions and even death, from some chemicals in many flea and tick treatments. Flea collars seem harmless enough, but it has been reported that: According to the EPA, toddlers exposed to pets wearing flea collars containing a chemical called dichlorvos would be exposed to 21 times the safe level just from inhalation of the insecticide emitted from the collar. Adults exposed to the same product would experience exposures ten times greater than safe levels. The EPA found no uses of flea collars

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“The ePA found no uses of flea collars that contain a chemical called naled that are safe for children ages eight and under. Toddlers’ exposures to naled were calculated to be as much as ten times more than ePA’s safe level.”
that contain a chemical called naled that are safe for children ages eight and under. Toddlers’ exposures to naled were calculated to be as much as ten times more than EPA’s safe level. EPA estimates that a toddler exposed to a dog wearing dog flea collars containing chlorpyrifos could get more than seven times the level it considers to be safe merely from hugging or petting their dog. Toddlers who pet a large dog the day of its phosmet (a tick/ flea dipping treatment) dipping and then put their fingers in their mouths will receive more than 500 times the safe level of this chemical, according to EPA estimates. EPA finds that toddlers exposed to medium- or large-sized dogs that have been sprayed or dusted with tetrachlorvinphos products could face exposures nearly twice as high as EPA’s safe level. EPA determines that powdering or dipping a single pet with tetrachlorvinphos just twice a year would, over the course of a lifetime, pose a risk of cancer to the person dipping the pet nearly six

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By Jennifer Culver As a personal mantra, I spell gentle with a “j” as J-e-n-t-l-e. It’s a personal reminder, based on my name and my coaching practice, to be Jentle with myself and others: family, friends, clients, strangers, nature, political figures, etc. Being Jentle can bring you the same effectiveness, if not more so, in personal and professional success, than its opposite. Additionally, the word success is open for individual interpretation; we each have our own definition of success and it’s often directly connected with our internal radar — our compass. This internal directional is easily influenced by external factors and vice versa. I’ve learned through trial and error, corporate responsibilities, personal sacrifices, and eventually (and repeatedly) learning to let go that I am most at peace with myself and others when I take a Jentle approach to life and success. It encapsulates intuition, spirituality, happiness, love and joy as my compass. It’s less about personal recognition, the “That’a girl!” and proverbial pats on the back. It’s

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“Hostile work environments have key performance indicators that call for action. But, every organization and person can benefit from a ‘Jentle’ existence.”
more about doing the right thing – for the betterment of the organization, universe and self. You can still have triggers and agitated states, but overall you can be kind and tender. This approach increases your effectiveness and “success” personally and professionally. In my corporate days, I was easily swayed and led by my and others’ egos. My “Ah-ha!” day came when my Jentle mind and body could no longer live together with my egoic mind and body. Intuitively, I was led to follow the Jentle mind and body. Today, I again step into a corporate capacity as an independent professional who coaches managers within organizations. My approach isn’t much different than years earlier, but as a certified professional coach with a business process background and specialty in spirituality and holistic care, I’m more organic and Jentle with my clients and myself. I am a goodwill ambassador and motivator, and both my clients and I benefit from this Jentle approach. Hostile work environments have key performance indicators that call for action. But, every organization and person can benefit from a Jentle existence.

Key role models who made a difference in my personal and professional experiences encouraged me, empowered me and cared about my success as much as, if not more than, their own. Those are vital ingredients in a successful coaching/mentoring/leadership recipe. People and organizations grow through innovation, which begins with the seedlings of organizational philosophy and mission, positive and effective communication, personnel development and trust, and organizational structure. By fertilizing and watering the seeds regularly, and providing the warming sunshine (a.k.a. Jentle coaching/leadership) the garden is likely to be abundant and prosperous. Weeds interrupt flow and growth, and occasionally need to be removed (destructive employees and/or business partners) to make room for the garden to blossom into an abundant harvest. Consider where less-desirable plants may be transplanted, either within or outside the current environment, to improve the likelihood of their personal and professional success and happiness. Definition of gentle: soft and mild; not harsh, stern, nor severe. Go in peace to love and serve yourself and your organization in a Jentle manner.

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Interview conducted by Nancy Freier Following her life-long path of listening to her inner voice, Mary Lelle has become a Transformational Intuitive Energy Healer. She reports helping facilitate remarkable healings in people and also in animals. Her story is an inspiration and I hope you will enjoy this conversation she and I had recently. For more information, please visit or e-mail: Nancy: How did you become interested in healing work? Mary: When I was about 5 years old I heard voices. Whenever I was asked what I was going to do for my work as an adult, I heard, “You will heal the world with love.” People and animals, including injured wild ones always seem to gravitate toward me. Once when I was at a garage sale I heard, “Help me!” There was a bird at my feet – a grackle with an injured eye that let me pick it up. Over time, there were many injured gophers, birds and mice. N: That’s amazing! Growing up with this intuitive ability, did you ever think it odd? M: At first it felt natural, but when I’d share things with my family, like what my dog Penny said, they’d tease me. I knew then that not everyone could hear these voices, so I kept it to myself. That was a

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very sad and confusing time for me for many years. I eventually shut it off in order to survive. I mean, I could even hear and feel peoples’ thoughts and emotions. After I had shut off my gift, for years I had depression and manifested a lot of illnesses. There were times I couldn’t get out of bed. My cat, Brianna, would ‘scream’ at me and knock things off my headboard onto my head to get me up. N: I’ve always felt that our animals are like angels on Earth to help us heal and to teach us love. Your story proves that. Can you describe the energy work you do? M: I call it ‘Transformational Intuitive Energy Healing.’ I’ve learned many modalities and I use whichever one I am guided to at the time. Beyond this, though, because of all the illnesses I used to experience, and then healed myself from them, I have a very deep belief system that we are healthy at our core. When I am with clients, I look beyond Nancy Freier, their symptoms and see them in their healed Intuitive Feng Shui state. I don’t try to make anyone well, I see Consultant who they really are and draw them toward themselves. N: That’s true healing... ‘A Course In Miracles’ in a nutshell. What miracles have you seen happen? M: One of my clients was a woman in a nursing home. She’d been incontinent for 25 years; had a very deep and painful pressure sore that was not healing, she had a drop foot, and she had injured her knee 35 years earlier which had been extremely swollen since. I worked with her seven times. Her incontinence went away, her knee went back

to its normal size, her drop foot improved dramatically and her pressure sore completely healed. She was able to leave the nursing home. I also worked with a dog that wasn’t able to walk because of a progressive neurological disease. After three sessions, he was walking again. Another dog did not want to be petted. He would shy away when someone reached for him. During his session, I saw little circleshaped objects under his skin that disappeared. Later, when talking with his owner, she told me he had been shot with a BB gun! While the BBs remained in him, the emotional charge left and he now loves to be petted! A few diabetic clients have been able to decrease their insulin significantly. One gentleman is about to go off his insulin completely. A lot of my clients have been to doctors (or vets), who say there’s no hope, but I believe there always is. Everything is made of energy: you, me, the trees, Fido. Illness or injury has a lower energy or vibration. Healing energy has a higher vibration. Something of a lower vibration cannot live in a higher vibrational environment. N: You’re speaking my language! In feng shui, we also understand that everything is energy. The work I do involves moving the energy through the environment to create change and healing for the inhabitants of the space. M: I worked with a woman with fibromyalgia who was in pain. After one session, her pain was gone, but it returned later. So, part of my job is to help people shift their patterns of thought that created the illness/pain in the first place. That’s where true healing happens.

Sometimes I move the energy. Sometimes I simply let it flow and let it do the work. I believe that this energy has its own intelligence. Our higher selves, angels, guides know what to do. In a nutshell, our bodies naturally want to be in a state of health. N: In closing, do the animals have a message for us? M: They want us to slow down and live in the moment – to “follow our bliss”, as Author Joseph Campbell said. N: Thank you, I really appreciate your healing work. M: Thank you, this was fun!
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Average Jane meets with an animal communicator
Because I had a traditional upbringing, I am often challenged to remain open-minded about things. Needless to say, the possibility that humans can truly communicate with animals was never something that I gave much thought. But, as an animal lover, I’ve always wondered whether it was possible. What would my own dogs and cats say to me if they could? I was talking with Sandy White, the owner of Botanical Indulgence someday so I had to correct Louis on that thinking. Louis then in Neenah, who convinced me to contact Asia Voight to find out. asked questions about our yard. Although Asia lives in South Central Wisconsin, she grew up in He said he wanted more trees near our house. Well, indeed he Neenah and visits Sandy’s store frequently setting up appointments. is always going over to the neighbors to use the bottom of their Asia has been communicating with animals since she was a child evergreens as a bathroom! And every day I call him over to our and has worked internationally as an animal communicator, teacher evergreen-less yard watching him sulk the entire walk back. and healer for the past 14 years. She has been featured in news Louis went on to ask why my boyfriend comes home smelling programs seen on ABC, NBC, and Fox TV. Speaking in front of thou- of dust or a “bad smell” (at the time he was working moving boxes sands of animal lovers as a keynote speaker for events like the Midwest on a truck all day long). Horse Fair in Madison, Asia amazes audiences with her on-the-spot He also stated that he is always on the lookout as we have many personal readings. It’s incredible to hear about her many experiences, animals in our yard (deer and other small animals) and he showed and the work she is doing on her whale and dolphin trips. Asia a picture of a possum he went after, which was true! Asia and I set up our phone interview. We had never met before, After Louis finally allowed Vera to talk (Louis is the boss nor did she know anything about my animals or me. She asked between the two) Vera asked for more food. Coincidentally, we me to send her a photo of my animals, their names, sex and ages were contemplating giving her more as she has gotten bigger and along with a photo of anyone else that is close to them before the we didn’t think we were giving her enough. She also cleared up call. Because I wanted to mainly work with my dogs, I sent her a why she doesn’t come inside until Louis is in, stating he needs photo of our 1-year-old adopted Husky mix Vera, and my 5-year- to come in first because he is the boss. She wanted to be sure we old long-haired Chihuahua, Louis (Louie). love her and she wasn’t going anywhere as she told After giving me some information about the Asia she is afraid of being abandoned again. She also format of the call, Asia communicated with Louis stated that our black cat does not like her and talks and Vera. to her like a mean character from Harry Potter (the She began by telling me that Louis was jumping at black cat is constantly hissing at Vera). Vera’s ears and chewing on them as she was talking This was such a fun experience and I couldn’t wait to me while Vera just sat and took it, which is very to write about it. Even though my friends and family typical daily behavior for my dogs. We started out think I’m crazy, I can see they are curious and want talking with Louis who truly has been my “baby” his to try it. I also understand some readers may think whole life going through many difficult challenges this is a little “out there,” but I would encourage you Asia Voight with me. I have much respect for this little dog. to keep an open mind. If you have animals, give it a Asia confirmed that Louis knows he is my “baby” shot. Let them tell you what they need. What have by stating, “I know I am your baby and I hope this you got to lose? 608.438.ASiA (2742) means you are not having a human baby.” I was Some people have special gifts to help others and I Po Box 220 shocked to hear this as Asia did not know if I had truly believe Asia is one of them. I am grateful for the Brooklyn, Wi 53521 children. Needless to say, I do want to have children experience and impressed by her gifts.
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Many people don’t get the probiotics they need from diet alone, or are ingesting a lot of sugary flavored yogurt just to get a very small probiotic reward. Getting these beneficial bacteria in supplemental form is a much better bet for beneficial results. In the digestive system, probiotics stop the growth of pathogenic bacteria, release short-chain fatty acids that balance pH and limit the production of probiotic harming proteins, and as they ferment fiber ingredients, they create butyric acid, which helps strengthens gastric mucosa – the lining of the stomach and intestines. The best success comes from combinations of probiotic species and strains. So, getting a variety of well-tested probiotics, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, a fairly common probiotic with decades of research supporting its digestive benefits, and Bifidobacterium longum, bifidum, and lactis, is a good bet to include with any regimen. Refresh your probiotic intake often and combine it with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that act as a “food” for the beneficial bacteria to help them grow and colonize faster, and perform more vigorously. There are some lifestyle tips that can help. First, consider keeping a food journal to note each instance of symptoms. You’re likely to see some patterns in food or behavior that add up to digestive discomfort and stress. • Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Sodas, coffee and tea can make your emotions feel “revved up” and begin the spiral of anxiety

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Hair transplantation a permanent solution to hair loss
By Mark P. Brettingen In previous articles, I have talked about the many options available for those of us in search of a solution for thinning hair. Thinning hair affects the majority of us at some point in our lives — some sooner than later — and can bring with it psychological discomfort and stress. It is human nature that we all want to feel and look our best and hair (or lack thereof) plays an

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hairline placement and an artistic ability in positioning the new hair grafts. Changing Headlines is affiliated with an elite hair restoration facility, where the physician has performed more than 15,000 surgical hair restoration procedures and personally trained other internationally known hair transplant surgeons. A hair transplant is similar to going to a dentist in terms of discomfort. You are awake during the entire procedure, which usually lasts between 4 and 6 hours depending upon the number of hair grafts moved. Not everyone is a good candidate for surgical hair restoration. It depends upon the extent of the hair loss, the density of hair on the sides and back of the scalp, and also the end-result expectations. As with many things in life, surgical hair restoration has evolved to a level making it a terrific solution for many with a desire for additional, fuller hair.
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Ignorance is the ultimate disability
By Troy Reissmann The rate of autism in America is on the rise. The latest research shows that 1.1 percent (or 1 out of 91 children) born today will be diagnosed with some form of autism by age 3. This rate has doubled since 2003. It affects boys four times more than girls. This is a wide spectrum disorder, and affects children and adults in a variety of ways. It is a disorder that affects the central nervous system and causes many types of behavior

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visitors that an autistic child lives in the area. That sign, by the way, is the only one of its kind in Wisconsin and we need more. Around Christmas, one of the neighbors even stole the sign! While I hope these types of situations are rare, they happen. Grayson looks like a

“Where we used to look away when someone said or did something rude because of the behaviors of autism, we now need to speak up.”
healthy, happy 17-year-old. Fourteen years ago, autism was not very well known. If people stared because a child was doing something out of the ordinary, it was understandable. It is not understandable today. It is ignorant, rude, and just plain mean. If a

sign alerting you to an autistic child in the vicinity bothers you, then guess what? You have the problem. There is no known cause for autism, but much speculation. I believe it is a combination of things, including the use of chemicals on our lawns and in our food. This is why I started my company, Valley Organics. There is no cure for autism. For now, we all need to empathize with the people it affects, including families and caregivers. Where we used to look away when someone said or did something rude because of the behaviors of autism, we now need to speak up. Autism is a terrible affliction that is getting worse by the day. Ignorant people, like the few in my neighborhood, add to the problem. Autism isn’t a disability. Ignorance is the ultimate disability.
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By Karmen Nenahlo Question: A friend of mine has been following a gluten-free diet, and is losing weight and feeling more energetic than she has in awhile. That said, she is not gluten intolerant and doesn’t have celiac disease. Is this diet recommended for weight loss and general health? Answer: This diet is not intended for presumably healthy individuals, and there isn’t any research to indicate that it helps with anything other than gluten intolerance or celiac disease. There are many so-called “experts” out there that attribute the inability to lose weight, or a lack of energy, to any number of dietary factors, including gluten. Unfortunately, they can’t point to any studies indicating that gluten is the problem, and if that’s the case, a lack of gluten is unlikely to be the solution. Celiac disease is diagnosed with a blood test and an intestinal biopsy, and gluten intolerance is typically diagnosed if gastrointestinal symptoms persist in the absence of a clinical diagnosis. Your friend is likely experiencing weight loss as the result of following a more restrictive, lower-calorie diet, and this probably explains her renewed energy level as well. If she wants to continue the diet, that’s completely fine, but it probably isn’t necessary to reach her health and wellness goals. Question: I just started lifting weights and noticed that I have some significant muscular imbalances when it comes to strength. Is this normal, and if so, what can I do about it? Answer: This is completely normal, and is something that most people deal with when they start a strength training program. Most of us have a dominant side that becomes
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stronger as we age, thanks to repetitive use. This leaves us with a weaker side that can make strength training more challenging. Luckily, these weaknesses can be overcome. If you engage in a regular lifting program, your weaker side will gradually catch up over time. You don’t even need to focus specifically on your weaker areas, though many people do, in order to balance things out a bit faster. Bottom line — consistent training and time will create a balanced and strong body, so just stick with it! Question: I heard that adding wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio will increase my calorie burn significantly. Sound like a good idea? Answer: In a word, no! Adding these types of weights can increase the calories burned during your exercise sessions, but only to a very modest degree. In addition, they can throw off the biomechanics of your movements, and potentially cause injuries to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles. They’re simply not worth it. You can get a much more effective workout by simply increasing the intensity and/or duration of your cardiovascular exercise. Or better yet, throw in some occasional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions… that will really crank up the calorie burn!
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“Abundance to me is the love and support i feel from my family and friends — it is limitless!”
My feeling was that the meaning will be very personal so I was interested in the diverse responses. For me, the meaning of abundance has evolved through my life, so I thought it would be interesting to hear what others had to say. At the base level, abundance seems to represent the “plenty” around us. One of my friends defines it as, “what we give thanks for at Thanksgiving,” shelter, food, clothing, having essentials without need for more. For others it may take on a more spiritually-minded light as described by a few of my friends. Here is a nice response from Colleen: “Abundance to me is the love and support I feel from my family and friends — it is limitless! Abundance is also the opportunities I have and the freedom I have in choosing which opportunities to take.” Janette replied saying, “Abundance to me means health, joy, well-being, money, great relationships, a solid relationship with God, great opportunities/experiences, a constant flow of all of the positive things that make life so enjoyable. It is all important because it is of my own development so it is an exemplification of my higher self…especially when I do it consciously!” A friend of mine who loves the outdoors, healthy eating and exercise responded that she feels that abundance represents living a carefree lifestyle and “to have the ability to go anywhere and do anything I want when I want.” Deb feels that, “Abundance for me is having enough with enough left over to share. So it can be having an abundance of money, food, time, etc. On a more spiritual level and an abundance of love for me is the natural flow of the Universe that fills us up with love (when we are open to receive) and spills out with abundance as we share our love with others.” Sharron adds, “Abundance to me is an awareness that there is enough ... plenty to

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Is this a good time to buy a home?
By Charles Schmalz home has always represented security in an uncertain world. It’s a haven of refuge and the center of family life. It’s nice to be able to entertain friends and relatives in your own home. There’s just no place like a home of your own. However, the age old question still remains, “Is this the right time to buy a home?” For the young buyer, the question of timing, and the actual process of finding and buying that first home, can be especially daunting. Ultimately you are the only person to answer the question of affordability and timing. However, coming to grips with how and when to purchase a home isn’t something you have to face alone. There are well qualified local bank professionals that would be happy to help you with the





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Oncoplastic reconstructive breast surgery is unique because it frequently includes removing tissue and reconstructing the breast in the same procedure. The board-certified plastic surgeon may also perform a procedure to the opposite breast in order to give the best overall aesthetic result. These may include breast reduction, augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift) or a combination of these procedures. Insurance covers procedures performed for symmetry in cancer patients. Traditional treatments for breast cancer patients are a mastectomy that removes the entire breast, and a lumpectomy that removes the tumor. If a lumpectomy is chosen, reconstruction must wait until radiation is completed. Each option is dependent on the situation of each patient and is discussed in detail with a surgeon and oncologist. Oncoplastic surgery can reconstruct the breast immediately after a mastectomy is performed. In addition, women with cancer frequently choose prophylactic mastectomy (removal of opposite breast not affected by cancer) with total reconstruction as a proactive measure to remain healthy and cancer-free. Following a mastectomy, the board-certified plastic surgeon can perform a total reconstruction with a combination of implants or expanders and acellular dermal matrix such as Alloderm®. The final result looks like a natural breast rather than a breast reconstruction. The most natural cosmetic results are obtained when reshaping of the breast is done immediately after cancer removal. If bilateral mastectomies and reconstruction are completed in one stage, the time for follow-up care is reduced, with patients regaining confidence and worrying less. Oncoplastic breast reconstruction is healthier on your body, as a second operation and general anesthesia is frequently eliminated. In specific situations, intense radiation therapy can be avoided. On the East and West coasts, surgeons and patients with cancerous tumors are discussing these benefits and choosing bilateral oncoplastic solutions. With proper education and awareness, patients living in our region will embrace and select these healthier options as well.
Dr. David Janssen is a board-certified plastic surgeon with Fox Valley Plastic Surgery, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The practice, co-owned by Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek, offers facial aesthetics, breast surgery, body contouring, advanced laser services, vein care, medical weight loss and MediSpa services. Since 1993, Fox Valley Plastic Surgery has been dedicated to patient education and care. For more information, visit

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Exploring the gentle energy of Herkimer diamonds
By Jane Hamilton Manifestation crystal has a perfect triangle with rainbows and occlusions. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Diamond in the rough. Diamonds are forever. It doesn’t matter which clique is your favorite, you will love Herkimer diamonds. exquisite clarity as the diamond does, but Herkimers may also be Herkimer diamonds are actually not diamonds, but a unique found with occlusions or rainbows. form of quartz in which the configuration of crystallization is A “real” Herkimer diamond is found in New York State. They a double-terminated crystal. This pseudo-diamond may have were discovered in the late 1800s in Herkimer, N.Y. There are other locations that “Herkimer diamonds” are now mined to include Arkansas (many beautiful crystals in general are also found here.), West Virginia, Mexico, Spain, Tanzania and Pakistan. Depending upon the local of the mine various diamonds have modified names. Although these stones are almost as hard as a diamond, they omit a gentle energy. The radiation of this energy helps one to recognize the essential being in one’s self. It allows one to “be” and recognize the essence of being without effort, as opposed to striving to “be.” You need not struggle or attempt to find the essential self to become who you are. The self you seek is already there and accessible. Herkimers can stimulate the conscious attunement to those higher spiritual levels. On a psychic level the Herkimer can offer the seeker aid in obtaining guidance from higher dimensions. It can stimulate Herkimer found in natural state, embedded in rock formation.
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the psychic abilities of clairvoyance, vision and telepathy. Dreams may be recalled more easily and with a greater understanding of the dream elements. The size of the specimen does not relate to the power of the energy omitted. Many times those stones that are smaller with better clarity are more power- Middle pendant Herkimer diamond is set ful than their larger in natural state; flanked by pendants with counterparts. Herkim- faceted Herkimer. ers are powerful crystals for attunement, aiding in one to obtain greater personal potential. These stones will energize and liven up one. Many times they enhance the creative process at many levels aiding the user in their imagination and inspiration. On a healing level, Herkimer diamonds will clears the chakras opening the seeker to changes allowing the spiritual energy to flow. Then once recognized through the attributers of the Herkimer the seeker may recognize, and then remove blockages that may be interfering with optimum health. These are also among the best stone to use in the cleansing of electromagnetic pollution or radioactivity. They also aid in the relief of insomnia, correction of the DNA, healing of cellular disorders, and aids in the balancing of the metabolic systems. Herkimer also eliminates stress and tension from the physical body. Herkimer Diamonds are anything but cliché.
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers a healing environment
By Angela Saunders Hyperbaric oxygen treatments have definitely evolved over the past 50 years. Originally used to treat deep-sea divers in their recovery from “the bends,” today patients are even seeing benefits with allergies, autism, arthritis, stroke, cancer and more. Scientists have learned that the dramatic increase in blood oxygen levels during the therapy create an environment that can help patients heal faster and become more alert. Green Bay Hyperbarics’ experience over the past 10 years has given us a glimpse of the modern day medical “miracles” seen everyday around the globe in this rapidly growing field.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can offer relief from a variety of conditions, including decrompression sickness,

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oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. You may consider hyperbaric oxygen therapy if you have one of the following conditions: • Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism) • Decompression sickness • Carbon monoxide poisoning • A wound that won’t heal • A crush injury • Lyme Disease • Brain abscess • Skin or bone infection that causes tissue death • Radiation injuries • Burns • Skin grafts or skin flaps at risk of tissue death • Severe anemia

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By Dan Davies This month I was going to talk about my workout in great detail but I’d like to switch that up by talking about the benefits of fasting. Fasting has been around for thousands of years and has been used for spiritual clarity, overall health, mental acuity and sometimes as a survival mechanism. For thousands of years man would stalk and hunt his prey. Once the elk, deer or mastodon was befallen it was feast time for his family and friends. “Ugh, Meeco you cook good mastodon please pass oregano.” The only problem was their meat would go bad within a few days. So a day or so without food inevitably followed it. Their bodies started to thrive on this routine. Early man, according to most anthropologists, was quite trim with an appreciable amount of muscle mass. He also was short, had oily skin and a sloping forehead. Imagine me at 14 years of age. Their physical activity had a lot to do with their fitness but scientists wanted to know all of the reasons. One of the major reasons they postured was the feast/famine routine. During times of famine, our bodies would produce more HGH (Human Growth Hormone). HGH regulates how strong and muscular we are, among other things. It also regulates how we use and burn our calories. For example, if you know of any young people ages 15-20, do you ever wonder how the majority of them can eat tons of junk food, do very little physical activity and Get $3 off of any yet remain fit and FOUR (mix or match) trim? It’s the abunsix-packs of Craft Beer- dance of the HGH in their systems. After Domestic or Import about age 35 we start Offer expires 5/31/11 losing this valuable commodity on a yearly basis. But the good news is, we can naturally increase our reserve no matter what our age, through N1788 Lily of the Valley Drive #3 fasting and exercise. Greenville, WI 54952 Increased HGH also 920-757-9270 keeps you looking
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When fasting, it’s important to drink extra water to stay hydrated.

younger, gives you more energy and increases your sex drive. Now obviously if you are diabetic, hypoglycemic or you have other medical problems that preclude this type of activity, do not attempt this. I believe anyone who is medically able and fit should gradually work up to one full day of fasting a week. This is usually followed up by the previous night’s feast meal, but we’ll talk about that later in upcoming articles. When I first tried this, during my first week I skipped one meal a day. The next week it was two meals and by the third week I was up to the full day. That day should probably not be on a day off. Pick a day that you would be pretty busy anyway. Some people pick Mondays, but why make a bad day worse? I like Thursdays or Fridays. Most people are gearing up toward the weekend and spirits are naturally pretty high. It is important to hydrate yourself liberally throughout the day with water. Your goal should be 10-12 glasses. The rest of the week aim for 8-10 glasses per day. Water is filling and one of the best ways to keep you healthy. Don’t forget to take your multi-vitamin. Find one that fits you and your pocketbook. Fasting has been thoroughly studied the past 50 years and has helped increase muscle mass, brain clarity and has decreased and maintained body weight. Just by doing it one day a week you naturally decrease your caloric intake by over 15 percent. Taken over a full year, that is quite a number of pounds. The reality is, it’s tough, especially the first couple of times you do it. Here are some helpful hints. Misery loves company. Enlist a friend or family member to fast with you on the same day. Pray for each other for willpower and complain to each other about the hunger pangs, but more importantly praise each other, congratulate each other and tell each other how unabashedly proud you are of them. If it gets too demanding send me an email at and cuss me out or send me a prayer that uplifts and inspires. Get up in the morning with a smile on your face and make yourself look forward to it with a glad and joyful heart. Most importantly, use it as a day of praise and thanksgiving to count your blessings, by realizing that almost one-third of the world’s population goes through this almost on a daily basis, not by choice, but by circumstance. I know some people that figure out what they may have spent that day on food or what they may have spent going out for lunch and then they give that amount to their favorite food pantry or to famine relief. You will be amazed at how much fortitude and willpower you have once you

realize that you are helping a human life. A good fast will help you last, put wind in your mast, give you class, fill your glass and help you kick some...butt. Wow, that wasn’t that funny or original. I promise to do better. I’m sorry.
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Pain and my Rolfing® Journey


By Victoria L. Huss remember vividly that day in 2001 that I sat in the exam room in my grubby construction clothes. I had been swinging a hammer for eight hours every day as a laborer on a bridgebuilding crew. Two months into the job, my hands had stopped functioning properly. I was terrified. This was only supposed to be a transition job until I saved up enough funds to return to school to figure out what it was that I truly wanted in life. Through tears, I begged the doctor to help me — I needed my hands. A child of a dairy farmer, I grew up knowing my value through hard work. If I could not work, I was nothing.

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I continued on, plugging through life and not listening to my body. I switched from a job in the field to a job at a desk. I squinted for long hours under fluorescent lights in a windowless office. I wore uncomfortable shoes and scratchy clothes that suffocated me on the drive home on a hot summer’s day. I had it all: job security, retirement savings, full health care coverage, three weeks of paid vacation and sick leave. I even had respect in my job. But neither benefits nor status insured against the loss of my soul. I was dying on the inside while waiting for my life’s calling. My body screamed for attention. The tension in my neck and shoulders and pain in my lower back was not enough. It took a bout with the flu, subsequent bronchitis and a resulting cough that led to a herniated disc in my lumbar spine. The pain was unimaginable. I could no longer dance and move freely. I could no longer work. I did what I was supposed to. I used the benefits that were supposed to take care of my health. I listened to my doctor as well as I could through the recommendations of my health insurance plan. I swallowed pain pills. The conventional route to finding a cure for my pain failed me. I was a partially disabled and fully miserable 32-year-old woman. It was a fluke that I discovered Rolfing® Structural Integration. I had heard rumors that it hurt but that it was helpful for hopeless cases like mine. I decided to give it a try. Before my first session, my Rolfer™ asked me if I was ready for change. My pain was forcing me to change. But little did I know what ‘change’ actually meant. The first session was really interesting. It wasn’t as painful as I thought and I found that I could breathe with more ease. After the second session, I found my feet and began to relax into my body instead of

holding it up. By the third session, I knew I was on to something. My back pain eased and I found greater flexibility, bodily awareness and increased mobility. I finished the rest of the 10 sessions and aligned my body. In the process, I aligned my life. It is now three years later from the day that I realized that I had to change. I am a Rolfer™ and have found my calling. I now work in a sunny, window-filled office. I can open a window for access to fresh air. I work barefoot and wear comfortable clothes. I listen to my body and I positively affect people who choose to heal their bodies naturally outside the institution of conventional medicine. I work with my hands. I am joyful. I am forever changed. What change do you need in your life?
Victoria L. Huss is a Certified Rolfer™ and owner of New Possibilities Integration, LLC, located inside the Zuelke Building in downtown Appleton. She finds joy in helping people unfold and find freedom from rigidity and chronic pain. Victoria offers free 30-minute consultations. For more information, contact her via phone at 920.427.7653 or on the Internet at Rolfing® is a registered trademark of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration.


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By JoEllen Wollangk he BBB constantly gets calls from consumers about problems with the purchase of used cars. When buying a used car, you must know what you can and cannot expect in order to protect yourself. The first step is to always check out the dealer at! Most complaints concern warranties. There is no requirement that used cars are warrantied or guaranteed. You should assume that the car is being purchased “as is” unless you are given a warranty in writing. This is especially true if the “as is” box on the Buyers’ Guide is checked. If the salesperson tells you they will take care of any problems, make sure you have that in writing. It is nearly impossible to prove a verbal promise. When you get that warranty, read it. What does it cover? Does it cover labor and parts? Are there exceptions? Ask questions and make sure you understand all of the details. Again, make sure it is clear and in writing. Are there conditions (such as all oil changes must be done at certain times and by the dealer) that you must meet in order to keep the warranty in effect? Are there deductibles? Breakdowns that occur after the sale don’t prove the seller breached the warranty unless the buyer can prove that a defect existed at the time of sale. This can get complicated and will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Drive the car in a variety of conditions; on hills, on the highway and in stop-and-go traffic. We have heard of a dealer that didn’t allow

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By Jennifer Walla ith warmer weather and days of fun in the sun ahead, many of us are anticipating the summer months. But increased sun exposure also brings an increased risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer can be divided into three types: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most serious form. Melanoma accounts for approximately 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). In fact, one American dies from melanoma almost every hour. But there is good news.

“Melanoma is one of the most easily preventable types of cancer,” says Victoria Negrete, M.D., a board certified dermatologist with Dermatology Associates, Neenah. “But people need to be smart about sun exposure. There are many things we can do to lessen our chances for developing this devastating disease. We just need to know what they are.” To understand skin cancer prevention, one must navigate the sometimes confusing jargon associated with the subject. Sunlight consists of ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. “UVA rays can cause premature aging, seen as wrinkles and age spots, and UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn,” Negrete says. “Both UVA and UVB rays are linked to the development of skin cancer.” One of the best things you can do to prevent skin cancer is to wear sunscreen. “Using sunscreen daily can reduce a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent,” Negrete says. When purchasing sunscreen, look for one that provides broad-spectrum coverage (UVA and UVB protection) with an SPF of 30 or higher. SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, refers to the sunscreen’s ability to provide protection from UVB rays, which helps prevent sunburn. The higher the SPF, the more UVB protection, but the level of protection does not increase proportionately with the SPF value. SPF 15 screens out 93 percent of UVB rays; SPF 30 screens out 97 percent of UVB rays; SPF 50 screens out 98 percent of UVB rays. There currently are no systems for rating a sunscreen’s level of UVA protection. “Sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors to all sun exposed skin and you should reapply sunscreen every two hours, even on cloudy days, since up to 80 percent of ultraviolet rays can penetrate through the clouds,” Negrete says. Sunscreens should be reapplied after swimming or

sweating. Be sure to coat all exposed skin liberally, paying particular attention to the face, ears, hands and arms, and rub it in thoroughly. “One good way to describe the amount of sunscreen needed to cover the exposed areas of the body properly is to compare it to a shot glass,” she adds. “One ounce fills a shot glass and that’s how much you should be using. Most people apply only 25-50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen.” You should also use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the sun’s rays, which can increase a person’s chance of sunburn, and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible. Negrete says one of the worst things you can do is visit a tanning bed. “Many people think that getting a ‘base’ tan in anticipation of a trip or special event is a safe way to avoid sun damage, but there are no ‘safe’ tans,” she says. “A safer alternative is to use one of the sunless or selftanning creams on the market. The technology has advanced so much with these products that they give the effect of a natural looking tan without the harmful side effects of wrinkles and skin cancer.” The best way to check for skin cancer is to be familiar with your skin, Negrete says, taking note of all the spots on the body from moles to freckles and age spots. The AAD advises “checking your birthday suit on your birthday” as one way to remember the self-check each year. Ask someone for help when checking your skin, especially in hard to see places. If you notice a mole on your skin, you should follow the simple ABCDE rule, which outlines the warning signs of melanoma: • Asymmetry: One half does not match the other half. • Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred. • Color: The pigmentation is not uniform. Different shades of tan, brown, or black are often present. Dashes of red, white, and blue can add to the mottled appearance. • Diameter: Melanomas usually are greater than 6mm in diameter when diagnosed, but they can be smaller. • evolving: A mole or skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or color. For more information on If you observe any of these signs, you should see a dermatologist. skin cancer prevention and “There’s no reason to panic if detection, visit the American you see something has changed,” Academy of dermatology’s Negrete says. “When detected in its web site at or earliest stages, melanoma is highly dermatology Associates at curable. It’s better to be preventive than reactive.”

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this landmark eatery and came away more than a little thrilled about her experience. “I must admit I was very surprised to hear the Stone Cellar Brew Pub has so many vegetarian, natural and organic options, including an organic salad bar for lunch!” she says. “I have always loved going to eat at this beautiful restaurant with amazing food but I usually only visited on my “cheat” days to enjoy their amazing fresh pizza or the Mac and Beer cheese, which there are no words for.”

On their lunch visit, our diner and her vegetarian friend began their experience by trying a soft pretzel with beer mustard, which is a tangy compliment. When it was time to order lunch, our diner struggled with all the choices because everything looked delicious. The portabella mushroom melt and the hummus and veggie wrap were appealing, but in the end two pasta dishes won out: Grecian Pasta Linguini and Pasta Fresco. “Both were amazing, she said. “I very much enjoyed the portabella mushrooms and the fresh taste of olive oil and

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as different fresh vegetables come in and out of season. Seventy-five to 80 percent of the items will be 100 percent organic. This fresh take on lunch costs only $6.99. Buoyed by their positive experience, our diners made a date for the following week to try the Baja Fish Tacos and Tri-Colored Fresh Salmon. Other options from the restaurant’s diverse menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and a signature “Pub Favorites” section featuring such succulent dinners as pot roast, chicken pot pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and pub curry. Of course no visit would be complete

without sampling the beer. The pub features 6 full-time beers, two specialty beers that change regularly and a guest tap featuring a beer from another small craft brewery. The pub also offers a line of gourmet sodas made on site. The wine list offers many choices by the glass or bottle. Enjoy your beer or wine in the beer garden which opened this month. Live music on Tuesday nights, as well as an “open mic on Monday nights are two fun events many people look forward to. There truly is an option for anyone at The Stone Cellar which is a big supporter of providing healthy, sustainable local foods for its patrons.

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By Danette McMurran It seems that the news has been filled with issues of food contamination, cases of salmonella poisoning or e-coli infected produce, increasing the demand for locally grown food. The local farmer’s market is a good source for obtaining locally-grown produce, but there is so much satisfaction in growing fruits and vegetables in your own garden, both for the palate and the gardener’s soul. Nothing has as much flavor as a freshly picked tomato right off of the vine or an apple picked right from the tree. So instead of relying on your local grocery store, whose sources are located either across state lines or perhaps even across national borders, why not rely on your own backyard to supply you with the nutrient rich fruits and vegetables you crave. Now I know some people might be intimidated by the thought of vegetable gardening, but you know the old saying “Don’t make it harder than it has to be?” Well, that is what we will be discussing here. You don’t need a huge gardening plot, a bunch of fancy tools or expensive containers; all you need is soil, some items that can easily be found around the house, and a little confidence and faith. If you are an avid flower gardener, but find yourself limited on space, try incorporating fruits and vegetables into your flower gardens. It’s simple, the beds are already established and many varieties of vegetables have interesting foliage and beautiful fragrant flowers. Putting a trellis in can increase your growing


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Danette McMurran is the botanical garden manager at Gardens of the Fox Cities, a 39-acre public botanical garden in Appleton, Wis. McMurran earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in botany from UW–Stevens Point. McMurran and Steven R. Manchester co-authored “Lagokarpos Lacustris, A New Winged Fruit from the Paleogene of Western North America,” for the International Journal of Plant Sciences: 171(2):227-234. 2010. For more information on Gardens of the Fox Cities visit Admission is free.

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Understanding the options for arthritis sufferers
Preventative Measures:

By Jane Hestnes, LMT, APP “Few inflammatory joint disorders cause more pain and suffering than arthritis. The term ‘arthritis’ describes over 100 different inflammatory or degenerative diseases that damage the joints.” “Arthritis” means “joint inflammation.” Though resources differ as to what joints are commonly affected, most agree that cervical vertebrae, hips, knees and finger joints are among the most common. Arthritis though is not prejudiced and has the potential to affect any joint in the body. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is defined specifically as “a type of arthritis marked by progressive cartilage deterioration in synovial joints [free-moving joints containing synovial fluid, such as hips and knees] and vertebrae”. From this definition, OA has become more commonly known as “Degenerative Arthritis.” For years the cited etiology of OA had been “wear and tear [with] the aging process.” OA was then tagged respectively as “Wear and Tear Arthritis.” This stands to reason that, as with any kind of mechanical part, over time and with extended use “wear and tear” will occur. However, not everyone who performs repetitive-use tasks over extended periods of time is diagnosed with OA. The real question then is what causes cartilage to deteriorate for some? The answer is yet a process-in-progress and to date remains as “exact cause unknown.” A significant point to note within the definition of OA is what OA is not. Taber’s definition further states, “Osteoarthritis increases in incidence with age, but is not considered a part of normal aging.” Understandably it has become an accepted myth by many that aches and pains within joints are inevitable with aging. That’s simply not true. Though age is viewed as a possible “risk factor” (“conditions that make a negative event more likely” ), age in and of itself is not the cause of this disease. So when one more birthday rolls around be cautious not to make a hasty selfdiagnosis of this malady. Just cut the cake and count your blessings, (not the candles).
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• A healthy-for-you weight minimizes physical stress on joints, allowing more ease of movement and less of that “wear and tear” on joints concept. • Move your body with your mind. Being mindful of how you transition from a squatting or kneeling position to a standing position, for example, will help minimize unnecessary torque on joints. • Move it or lose it. Keeping active on a consistent basis reduces joint stiffness and keeps muscles doing what they were intended to do – move. • Be an informed consumer. When you understand the disease and treatment options you’ll be equipped to set goals knowledgably with your medical practitioner. This is tremendously empowering, transforming you from a “victim of the disease” to a survivor. • Resources: • •, “National Institutes of Health,” provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services •, “National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine” also by U.S. Dept. of H & HS • Alternative options from historic practices are worth investigating further. Discuss your findings with your healthcare practitioner. Alternative options are not intended to replace your healthcare practitioner but are designed to complement their recommendations: • Acupuncture: Effective for reducing pain by stimulating the release of endorphins and other hormones helpful for pain management. • Essential Oils: Works at the cellular level as anti-inflammatories, analgesics, vasodilators (dilates blood vessels significantly, increasing circulation) – to be administered knowledgably and

Maintenance of OA:

with caution due to potential drug interactions and complications of other existing conditions.

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• Conventional massage - an effective option for pain management particularly for physical fatigue when compensating for the inflicted area • Energy-based massage therapies - (such as Reiki, Polarity therapy, reflexology and the like) provide the ease of remaining fully clothed during a session. Energy-based massage therapies use gentle, point-specific hand placement and may be more soothing when pain is present. • Gemstone Therapy: Works on a vibrational frequency level and can gradually assist with improved joint alignment, circulation, and minimize pain. • Magnets: Assists pain relief by increasing circulation and realigning the body’s electromagnetic field. The bottom line is we have great reassurance from what medicine provides coupled with the powerful potential of body, mind, and spirit. The options available today are only as limited as one allows. Here and now is the opportunity to stand in the balance of, and gain from, the best of both worlds – old and new.


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Non-medication treatment of headaches
By Cheryl Conard Haight, PT According to the World Health Organization, Tension Type Headache alone, not counting migraine and cluster headaches, affects two-thirds of adult males and over 80% of adult females in developed countries. Up to 1 adult in 20 has headaches every or nearly every day. On the World Health Organization’s ranking of causes for disability, headaches are in the top 10 most disabling for both genders, and in the top 5 for women. The National Headache Foundation estimates that time lost due to headaches costs the United States up to 17 billion dollars yearly in absenteeism, lost productivity and medical expenses. Despite the huge numbers suffering and the huge toll this suffering takes, most people think nothing much can be done. Headache

sufferers often self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen, Excedrin or Tylenol, or take stronger medications prescribed by their physicians. And while the headache symptoms may leave temporarily, the reasons the headaches exist aren’t addressed. Physical therapy, the right kind of physical therapy, can often deal with the root causes and bring lasting relief. I’d like to share parts of a letter I received from Jennifer, a past patient and ex-headache

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sufferer, who eloquently describes how relief is possible. For many years I had been getting headaches. I would take the typical ibuprofen or Tylenol, which would work—sometimes. Recently, these headaches were getting more frequent and more intense. I would usually attribute it to stress, take more ibuprofen and just try to ignore them. As a 40+ yr old woman, you start to think it is just part of the natural cycle of things – just deal with it and move on. Finally, I was introduced to a nurse practitioner who told me there is something that can be done, a specific kind of Physical Therapy. I was skeptical that this would work, but I was at a breaking point. The therapy itself was gentle and usually painless. Some potential sources of my headaches were quickly pin-pointed. There was a good deal of education, including awareness of my body habits and we worked on the tightness surrounding my head and neck. Soon, I absolutely had my headaches under control, and 6 months later I still do. Because of the educating philosophy I am so aware of what is going on with the headaches that when I feel even the slightest one coming on, I evaluate what my body is doing, adjust, and the pain goes away. I have not had to take drugs for a headache in months. If I could help anyone with what I learned, it would be to not give up. You do not have to accept headaches as just another part of going through hormonal changes, or even stress. There are solutions. (To read the complete version of Jennifer’s letter, please go to and click on Testimonials.) This is not to imply that headache treatment is simple. It is not enough to merely address neck muscle tightness. The treatment of headaches is actually quite complex, so please seek out a physical therapist with the knowledge and experience to treat all the variables involved. With my headache patients, I evaluate and work on neck and upper back issues, jaw issues, sleep problems and autonomic imbalance. The problem is often some combination of all of these and the solution always lies in increased awareness and recognition of pain-relieving movement. You can learn to positively influence aspects of your body’s function that you may have been completely unaware of. Most importantly, remember that non-medication headache relief is possible, so seek help and feel better!

Maybe you don’t “just have to live with” pain.

It feels wonderful to be able to do things I haven’t done for a long time …without the pain I was so used to.” Cheryl, De Pere, WI


Options for choosing senior care
By Desiree Janelle As Americans age, more people will require senior care. There are many options available but it is essential you educate yourself on the pros and cons of each option. The following tips can help: • Involve the senior in the selection process, if possible. It can alleviate anxiety and make them feel that their wishes and needs are respected. • Listen to the concerns and fears of the senior and address them. Major life changes can be scary, no matter what your age. • Let the senior involved know they are NOT losing control. • Create a pro’s & con’s list of each facility or option you consider. Being organized helps in the selection process. • Go through some “what if ’s” and keep the end goal in mind. • Try to make sure everyone in the family is on the same “team.” • Realize that if you wait, your selection may be limited, especially if a crisis occurs. • Visit the community as much as possible before the move to meet residents and staff, try the food and even participate in some of the activities offered.

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• Before signing a contract, review it contract carefully. • Read resident rights and know the process for voicing complaints, compliments or concerns. • Walk the building to get a feel for where everything is before you move and review activity schedules to plan ahead and have events to look forward to. • Allow as much time as possible before the move to prepare, but don’t put it off. • Don’t schedule the move-in for the weekend; try to move during the week when the community is fully staffed. • Be sure to complete the resident history questionnaires before moving in as it helps the staff in the building become even more involved with the new resident if they already know their history, likes and dislikes. • If you are out of town and need to fly in to help with the move, inquire about a guest apartment at the community. They are usually at a rate much lower than a hotel, and you will get to spend more quality time with your loved one during this transition.
Desiree Janelle is president and founder of The White Hare, a free assisted living referral service dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your retirement needs. From assisted living, home health care, memory care and independent living options, The White Hare is available seven days a week to assist you by eliminating the confusion and time-consuming process of locating senior care options. For more information, call 920.883.9590, e-mail thewhitehare@live. com or visit A hare symbolizes a service to others, good listener, moving forward, good luck and prosperity.

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Your feet are your foundation
By Stacy Parish Zola Budd, the South African runner, is famous for her middledistance running record, but she’s even more famous for something else: running barefoot! According to Dr. Steven Robbins, a Montreal internist, Zola’s got it right. The surprising truth is that running injuries are actually more common in runners who wear shoes than in those who don’t. In reality, the “benefits” to footwear are mostly ornamental. Dr. Robbins states on his web site that those from developing countries who were recently equipped with footwear “….Are under no such delusions about the benefits of footwear. They know that diseases acquired by being barefoot are rare and are not communicable. Whereas their feet feel fine when they are barefoot, they are painful when they wear shoes, and they remain so after they are removed. They find them unsafe because shoes cause them to trip and fall. They note that it is more tiring to walk and run wearing them. They may not know that the plantar surface has the highest density of sweat glands of any body part, but they notice foot stench for the first time in their lives when they remove their initial shoes, and wonder why people in the developed world tolerate this disgusting condition of keeping their feet perpetually bathed in sweat through footwear use. “They avoid them when they are not required. They dismiss shoe wearing as a purely illogical price that must be paid for entry into the colonialist created educational system, administration and industry — simply another mandated change in a sensible traditional practice required to escape from poverty.” To be sure, feet are an amazing part of the human anatomy. They each have 26 bones and three arches: two longitudinal arches (from heel to toe) and a transverse arch (bridging from left to right). Together with your ankles, your feet are the foundation you walk on, the base that connects your whole body to the earth. Each foot has 7,000 nerve endings that communicate with you through sensation, through the voices of pleasure and pain. When you receive a signal of pain, your feet are asking you to pay attention and adjust something. You may need to change the way you are moving, such as leading with your heal and rolling all the way
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through your whole foot to your toes. Perhaps your foot just needs some time to get stronger. The design of the feet reminds us that feet are designed to move freely. The 19 muscles in each foot naturally maintain flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability through the very movement they create. Moving your feet as if they are your hands - wiggling and spreading your toes, grabbing with your toes to pick something up, yawning and stretching your whole foot- keeps your feet healthy and sensory smart. Getting to know your feet is the first step toward creating a loving relationship with your body from the ground up! To get started, tune into your feet and answer the following questions: 1. Are your feet happy? 2. Do you sense pleasure in your feet when you stand? 3. Do you sense pleasure in your feet when you walk, run and dance? 4. Do your feet support you in moving powerfully and gracefully? 5. What do you do to take care of your feet on a daily basis? Those 26 bones, 19 muscles, 3 arches and 7,000 nerve endings form the feet, our foundation. An intimate relationship with the feet begins with a simple introduction. A good place to start is to take off your shoes and move.
Stacy Parish is a certified Nia Blue Belt instructor, active older adult educator, and broadcast professional from Neenah. Born and raised in Menomonee Falls, she earned her B.S. in art education from Mankato State in 1992. For more information on Nia classes with Stacy, email or call 920.251.8341. For more information about the Nia technique, log onto

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Are you tired all the time?
By Randi Mann, WHNP-BC, CNMP Have you heard about a controversial syndrome called adrenal fatigue that has been getting media attention recently? If you are suffering from unrelenting fatigue could you have it? If you are constantly tired or experiencing irregular energy patterns (i.e., very low energy in the morning and high energy at night), then perhaps your adrenal glands may be exhausted or working suboptimally. The adrenal glands, which sit on top of each kidney, produce many hormones that help keep us healthy, both physically and emotionally. They produce cortisol to help us respond to the stress in our daily lives. As per the theory of adrenal fatigue, when a person is

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faced with long-term stress, their adrenal glands cannot keep making the needed hormones and symptoms of adrenal fatigue may arise. The Endocrine Society has called adrenal fatigue a ‘fictitious disease.” Many conventional medicine providers may not know about it (or the controversy over it) or if they are aware of the term they may not believe that the condition exists. This may be due in part because it is difficult to diagnose through any conventional lab test. There are two adrenal conditions: Addison’s

disease (an underproduction of cortisol) and Cushing’s Syndrome (an overproduction of cortisol). A diagnosis can be made using accepted conventional testing methods, but there is no accepted test that can help to diagnosis adrenal fatigue. There is a movement by the Endocrine Society presently to discourage the use of supplements for fatigue that are a waste of money or are potentially harmful and for patients to not waste time accepting an unproven diagnosis if they feel tired, weak or depressed. They are encouraging all patients with symptoms of fatigue to “get a real diagnosis” in order to feel better. A medical evaluation should be performed to identify the reason for the fatigue. Conditions such as sleep apnea, depression and many other metabolic orders can often cause this vague and common complaint. I feel especially sorry for the women who come to see me for help as many have already tried to obtain a real diagnosis from their mainstream medicine providers without success and they are left feeling miserable. Some complementary practitioners believe that adrenal fatigue is invisible to modern medicine because there is no prescription drug required to treat it. Since many medical conferences are sponsored and controlled by the pharmaceutical industry, it doesn’t make sense to discuss a condition that has no drug treatments. Is it possible that “when the medication is ready the disease and the


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patients will appear,” as stated by medical writer Martha Rosenberg? Functional medicine providers believe that adrenal fatigue does exist and can come on slowly or suddenly depending upon your circumstances. It can be brought on by a single event such as a serious accident, illness, shock or life crisis. It can also be brought on gradually, generally from leading a very stressful lifestyle and/or too many stressful events in a short period of time. In terms of physiology, it simply means your adrenal glands are too tired to continue to produce adequate amounts of hormones such as cortisol to meet your body’s demands. The following symptoms are commonly reported by many of the patients in my practice. Do you have any of these signs or symptoms? • Still tired even after a good eight hours of sleep and have difficulty getting up in the morning • Sleep is not refreshing • Need coffee, colas or other sources of caffeine or sugar to function – to get going in the morning or keep going throughout the day • Experience a mid-morning lull and an even worse mid-afternoon lull – want to sit and do nothing or want to lie down and feel the need to rest for 15-90 minutes • Feel slightly better after lunch • Feel better again after dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. • Get a second wind after 9 p.m. and instead of going to bed use that energy doing activities for the next several hours and go to bed late • If able to sleep in 1-2 hours later the next morning may feel more refreshed than if got up at usual time • Cravings for salt or salty foods • Everything seems a chore and seems to require 10 times more energy than it should • Decreased sex drive • Decreased ability to handle stress • Increased recover time from sickness, trauma or injury • Feel light-headed if stand up too quickly • Feel mildly depressed • Less joy or happiness in work and relationships • More PMS or hormonal imbalance

symptoms such as bloating, cramps, cravings for chocolate • Symptoms increase if you miss a meal or eat poor quality food • Foggy thinking and difficulty making decisions – even simple ones • Poor memory • Irritable and less tolerance for people than previously • Decreased productivity and takes longer to finish tasks The treatment for adrenal fatigue is to modify an overly full lifestyle and to remove or minimize the things that cause you to feel stressed. For some patients, it starts with a belief that they can and will get better. Learning to eat the right foods, getting a minimum of eight to 10 hours of sleep per night, stopping pushing to accomplish too much each day and taking appropriate supplements daily such as a high quality multi-vitamin with minerals, Vitamin B Complex and plenty of Vitamin C is very helpful. Other suggestions include eating some type of protein with every meal or snack, and eating six times a day instead of two or three larger meals. Decrease your exercise if you presently exercise frequently or begin a very gentle program of simply walking and stretching daily until your energy comes back. If you exercise too much it will cause you to feel sicker. Rest is absolutely essential so allow yourself to take some time off, sleep in on the

weekends and nap when you can. If you can get to bed earlier for several weeks in a row, you will be surprised how helpful this can be. So whatever we call the diagnosis, many of my very tired patients feel much better after they make the connection between how their stress and their lifestyle choices have caused their fatigue. The good news is that with proper female hormone balance, high quality nutrition, moderate exercise, lowering stress and adequate rest, you will recover. Better yet, if you are noticing that you are starting to get tired more often, you can make real changes in your life to support your adrenal glands before you get miserable! Please consider attending one of our Women Only educational seminars - “What Wise Women Know – Balanced Hormones are Key to Feeling Great – learn About Options to Feel Your Best Through Midlife and Beyond” to learn more about hormone changes and ways to get and stay healthy throughout midlife. If you are a woman suffering from fatigue, PMS, are in perimenopause or menopause, you may also wish to consider having your female hormone levels tested and consider the use of low dose, customized, bioidentical hormones to alleviate your symptoms. Individualized dosed, bioidentical progesterone and estrogen often helps women in their 30s, 73 40s and 50s to feel and sleep better.

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How to keep your skin healthy this summer
By Caitlyn Brotz Well, it’s finally here. Spring has sprung and we are on our way to summer. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to get out there and enjoy it. Whether it is hitting the beach, gardening or strolling the gorgeous scenery, you are going to want to keep your skin protected from damage. Now that we have fully embraced that natural is a great way to live, we are faced with the daunting decision on which sunscreens to use. Long-term sun exposure has been associated with premature aging of the skin, malignant changes in the skin, and development of lip cancer and corneal opacities. Skin cancer is the most rapidly increasing form of cancer in the U.S. One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. There are many things you can do to reduce the chances of developing skin cancer, but certainly monitoring any unusual bumps on your skin, talking to your doctor and using a good quality sunscreen come out on top. So, with so many sunscreens on the market, what sunscreens come most recommended? No matter how you slice it, the answer comes up repeatedly that any sunscreen should contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are two natural ingredients that filter out both UVA and UVB radiation. There are many other sunscreens that use chemical ingredients to fight the rays, but let’s compare the two for a better understanding.

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Some of the most widely used chemical groups that block UVB radiation are PABA, cinnimates, salicylates and anthranilates. While these all block UVB radiation, the chemical known as bezophenone provides protection against both UVA and UVB radiation. According to studies performed by the Environmental Working Group, consumers who use sunscreens without zinc and titanium are likely exposed to more UV radiation and greater numbers of hazardous ingredients than consumers who use sunscreens zinc and titanium dioxide products for protection against the sun. Using sunscreens that don’t include these two vital ingredients increases your exposure by an average of 20 percent. It is important to read labels closely, as many sunscreens claim to be ‘natural’ but really aren’t. Natural sunscreens should contain only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as their sun filtering agents. Natural sunscreens use a physical barrier such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Chemical

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sunscreens actually absorb UV rays and neutralize them in the skin tissues. While chemical sunscreens are more easily made into bases and cosmetics, natural sunscreens are generally less irritating and less allergenic as chemical agents are often irritating to the skin and toxic to the body. Natural sunscreens that use titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are better for both health and beauty. Besides being naturally waterproof, they do not need to be reapplied like their chemical counter-parts. Zinc, in addition to its sunscreen benefits, is a natural anti-viral and displays natural healing properties. Many chemical sunscreens clog the pores, while natural sunscreens actually soothe, nourish and protect the skin. Now that you are aware of what to look for in a sunscreen, making an informed decision about which products to purchase should be easier. There are a lot of good companies out there, just make sure you pick a good one. Enjoy your summer. Have fun grilling, relaxing strolling and soaking up the sun.
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Is childhood obesity child abuse?
By Tony Bednarowski Since 1980, childhood obesity in our country has more than doubled. In adolescents, instances of obesity have more than tripled. Overweight children and adolescents are at increased risk for several health related conditions. During their youth, for example, they are more likely to exhibit risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 Diabetes compared with normal weight individuals. Additional health conditions associated with overweight children include sleep apnea, asthma, and liver damage. Furthermore, overweight children and adolescents are far more likely to become obese as adults. Studies have found that approximately 80 percent of children who were overweight at the ages of 10 to 15 were obese by the time they hit 25. Other studies have found that more than 25 percent of obese adults were overweight as children. As you can see, there is a direct correlation between children/adolescents being overweight and adult obesity. Equally so, it may be easier to see how this is being passed on from parents to their children. I personally believe that much of this is the result of our nation’s irresponsibility when it comes to educating people on what constitutes

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a healthy lifestyle, beginning with the basics of good nutrition and physical activity. However, I also believe each of us has a personal responsibility to educate ourselves and be accountable for our health and wellbeing. The inadequacy as parents to understand, live and pass down by example the importance of good nutritional choices along with physical activity is setting our youth up for troubling times ahead. When a child is overweight, he or she is not only at risk for many deadly but preventable chronic health issues, but the huge psychological and emotional consequences that also come along with it. Sadly, the evidence on the psychological consequences of obesity for teens is mounting. A recent survey reveals that obese children rate their quality of life as low as those of young cancer patients undergoing A comprehensive online weight loss system chemotherapy. developed to help you look and feel your best. Other studies report increased rates of depression, low self-esteem and social isolayou’ll receive... tion, which are then manifested in signifi• Your very own Personal Homepage cant behavioral problems. As these children • Inter-changeable Daily and Weekly grow up, they are less likely to be accepted Meal Plans into college, less likely to get married, and • Printable Weekly Shopping List more likely to occupy a lower socioeconomic status. • Full Food Breakdown List Much more relevant is the teasing, taun• An Array of Message Boards ting and poor treatment they receive from • Plenty of Helpful Tips other children at school and in the community. And for many, it’s not only how others think of them, but how they think of themselves. A sizable percentage of overweight kids — particularly girls — are clinically Email or depressed as a result of a preoccupation with being overweight.

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It is a parent’s obligation to not only educate and lead their children by example but to also understand how and why children become obese or overweight in the first place as well as taking the important step to breaking the cycle. Most cases of childhood obesity are caused by poor eating habits, eating too much and exercising too little. Children need enough food to support healthy growth and development. But when they take in more calories than they burn throughout the day, the result is weight gain. Many factors contribute to this growing imbalance between calories in and calories out: • Busy families are cooking less and eating out more. • There is easy access to cheap, high-calorie fast food and junk food. • Food portions are bigger than they used to be, both in restaurants and at home. • Kids spend less time actively playing outside, and more time watching TV, playing video games and sitting at the computer. • Many schools are eliminating or cutting back their physical education programs. There are many myths about weight problems and obesity in children. But then there are the cold, hard facts. Myth: Childhood obesity is genetic, so there’s nothing you can do about it. While a person’s genes do influence weight, they are only one small part of the equation. Although some children are more prone to gaining weight than others, that doesn’t mean they’re destined for weight problems. Most kids can maintain a healthy weight if they eat right and exercise. Myth: Children who are obese or overweight should be put on a diet. Unless directed by your child’s doctor otherwise, the treatment for childhood obesity is not weight loss. The goal should be to slow or stop weight gain, allowing your child to grow into his or her ideal weight. Myth: it’s just baby fat. Children will outgrow the weight. Childhood obesity doesn’t always lead to obesity in adulthood, but it does raise the risks dramatically. The majority of children who are overweight at any time during the preschool or elementary school are still overweight as they enter their teens. Most kids do not outgrow the problem.

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Try Cuong Nhu for overall health and wellness
By Parnee Paras Looking for a cardiovascular workout? Want to gain self-confidence in your physical abilities? Do you want to increase your awareness, gain self-protection skills, increase your coordination and improve your leadership skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, spring into action with Cuong Nhu, a Vietnamese-based form of martial arts. Cuong Nhu (pronounced Kung New) was founded in 1965 in Hue, Vietnam, by Dong Ngo, who personally believed in selfimprovement, love and respect for others and community service. In Vietnam, after the Tet Offensive destruction, Dong created the People’s Self-Defense Forces of Hue, an organization to help protect people from indiscriminate war violence. The group involved about 25,000 people in karate and friendly competition to increase their morale and spirit during a time of uncertainty and trauma. In 1971, Dong traveled to the University of Florida, Gainesville, to obtain a Ph.D. in entomology. That same year he created the first United States Cuong Nhu Karate Club. After obtaining his doctorate degree, he returned to Vietnam in 1974. Because he openly opposed the Vietnam War, he was placed under house arrest in 1975. He later escaped with his wife and four children and returned to Florida in 1977. Today, there are Cuong Nhu dojos throughout the United States. They also thrive in Germany, Venezuela and Paris, France. The first Cuong Nhu dojo in Wisconsin has just opened up in Kimberly.

Cuong (hard) Nhu (soft) is rooted in Shotokan Karate and integrates the hard and soft elements of six styles: Aikido, boxing, judo, Tai Chi Chuan, Vovinam and Wing Chun. Philosophy is an important aspect of Cuong Nhu, which is touched upon frequently. The focus is on self-defense, helping each other learn and support one other. The kids and adult classes emphasize self-respect, respect for others, self-protection, self-control, discipline, learning when to fight and when not to fight, getting a great workout, gaining selfconfidence, coordination, awareness, patience and having fun. If you feel too old to start a martial art, consider this: a Sensei (teacher) of mine, who is now in his 60s, joined Cuong Nhu in his 40s and is a fifth degree black belt. If you don’t think you can be a martial artist or learn martial arts, I’ve seen people with physical disabilities earn their black belt and become incredible teachers. Cuong Nhu is about doing the best we can to our own abilities and not comparing ourselves to others. Children as young as 5 and

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The relationship between arthritis and water
By Lani Herner Rheumatoid Arthritis: Occurs when your immune system, which normally protects your body from infection, attacks your body’s own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of this kind of arthritis. Water: A clear, colorless, and tasteless liquid, H2O, essential for most plant and animal life. Why did I define Arthritis and water? I am a firm believer that water is directly connected to the healing and control of Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as other disorders and conditions that plague our lives and our society. About 50 million Americans (200,000 of them children) are said to suffer some sort of arthritis pain. We become concerned, we find a specialist to treat the symptoms but really what does the specialist prescribe? Medicine in one form or another. What do we gain by this? Pain management rather than a cure. This is a subject/topic that is very close to my heart. If you read my February article in Nature’s Pathways, you know that I have been managing the condition for over a decade and a half. I can tell you that when you take medication you are not correcting the problem, you are managing the pain. At the end of the day, you still have the condition, but you have added to the list of side effects that come with the prescribed medication. Don’t misunderstand me. I am not against medication and some need it. But if you could find a way of turning around your arthritis, whether it is Osteoarthritis or the most damaging of the auto immunes, Rheumatoid, with no medication, no side effects and at very little cost, would you do it? Have I got your attention? Good. I believe the secret formula for turning arthritis around and being able to manage it is not expensive and it really is not a secret at all, it is literally under your nose and you don’t even know it. The one simple thing is good clean water. A chronically painful joint condition located in the joints and hands, the actual reoccurring pain is a signal of water deficiency in the area where the pain is felt. It is the body crying out that it is dehydrated and needs to be rehydrated. Where the pain is is where the localized drought has settled in. When cartilage is dehydrated, its gliding ability is severely decreased. The cartilage cells sense their dehydration and send out alarm signals of pain because they would soon die and peel off from their contact surfaces of the bone if used in their dehydrated state. The normal environment of the cartilage is alkaline. In dehydration, it becomes acidic. This acidity sensitizes the nerve endings that register pain. This pain needs to be treated with water and enough water on a regular basis so the cartilage is fully hydrated once again and washed of the acidity

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and toxins. I believe food and water can correct and reverse many, if not all, forms of disease, conditions and disorders. The formula that I use in my program is that water is the most important element in the health and healing process and I am a firm believer that when you have a regular daily water intake (throughout the day, not just one or two glasses a day), you will see tremendous changes in your body’s defenses and will allow for the healing process to begin. One question that I do get is, “Is tea, coffee or soda good ways of getting my water?” I answer that with a resounding NO! Those things do have water in them, or they wouldn’t be considered a drink. But these so-called beverages do the exact opposite. They dehydrate, which means they draw out the moisture in the body and joints bringing them from an alkaline state to acidic state. The takeaway here is you need to increase your intake of good pure water. It’s simple and inexpensive to get. Eliminate the intake of sugary and caffeinated beverages. If you do want to drink a beverage besides water, an organic herbal tea with raw honey is good for the soul and health. Many thanks to F. Batmanghelidji, M.D., who opened my eyes and convinced me to drink more water. I recommend his books “Water For Health, For Healing, For Life: “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty” and “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.”
Lani Herner is proprietor of Your Best Health Ever. She received her formal training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition located in New York City. She is board certified with the American Association of the Drugless Practitioners. For information about her program and to schedule a consultation, visit her at www. or contact her directly at 920.378.3335.

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By Shelley Riutta We each have a special life purpose, something that we are called to do. When you are aware of it, you feel a sense of peace. When you aren’t, you feel restless and feel something is missing. If you don’t take steps to gain clarity about your life purpose, you will increasingly feel stuck. Sometimes this will lead to depression and anxiety. Despite these uncomfortable feelings, many people still won’t take action. Why? Many people avoid discovering their life purpose because they fear the changes they may need to make. They fear rocking the boat and stepping out into the unknown. I believe the epidemic use of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication is directly related to being disconnected from one’s true self and purpose. When you stifle and suppress who you really are, you can feel despair, hopelessness and anxiety. Our true self is filled with passion, creativity and a purpose that desires to be fully expressed. Are you following the path of your life purpose? Do you feel alive and excited about your life? Are you taking risks to discover your life purpose and pursue it? What are the consequences of NOT doing it? When I talk to people about finding their life purpose I get a lot of questions. Here is a sampling:

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Will it be easy? It will take hard work, but you won’t mind because you will enjoy what you are doing. Passion will carry you a long way. It will allow you to persevere in the face of the hard work and challenges. Will I feel uncomfortable? You’ll be challenged to move beyond your comfort zone. You may need to learn new skills. But just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean it’s not your life purpose or you can’t be successful. A willingness to go through the learning process is an important part of pursuing your life purpose. What if the people in my life don’t support me? Some people will be able to support you wholeheartedly and others, because of their own fears, won’t be as supportive. Trust that as you move forward the support will show up for you, reminding you that you are on track and not alone. Look for a support group of like-minded people who are also pursuing their passions. You can give and receive support from people who really understand what you are going through. What if I don’t have a life purpose? You cannot NOT have a life purpose. Your life purpose will look different from someone else’s life purpose. Let go of thinking it has to look a certain way. People who struggle with figuring it out have not connected deeply enough with themselves to gain the clarity they need. You will find your purpose by getting to know the authentic you. What if I fail? The only thing that can block you is your own negativity and limited thinking. The more you operate from your authentic self, you will succeed. Will I be able to make money at my life purpose? For some professions, the path to making money is pretty straightforward. For others, it’s not as clear. Find someone who is doing something similar to what you want to do and learn from them. Connect with a business development program that supports people starting businesses. They can be great resources on how to translate what your passion is into a money-making business. What if my relationships change as I follow my purpose? Your relationships will change. Trust that the relationships that are meant to be long term will adapt and grow with the change. What if I don’t have the talents or skills to do my life purpose? Trust that you have all that you need to fulfill your life purpose. It wouldn’t be a desire if you didn’t have the capability to do it. Release false beliefs about yourself. You may not be viewing your capabilities accurately. Clear these distortions away and you’ll be amazed at how much you are truly capable of. Are you ready to take the leap? See if you can identify one small step to move toward finding and pursuing your life purpose. It might be something like setting aside a few hours of quiet time for you to journal and connect with yourself. Or it might mean doing research on an area that is of interest to you. Write down what step you would like to take and make a promise to yourself to follow through and do it.
Shelley Riutta MSE, LPC is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice specializing in Transformational individual counseling, presentations, groups and Workshops. To get her free workbook “What Do You REALLY Want: Finding Purpose and Passion in Your Life,” visit or call 920.265.2627.

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Experience a rebirth through emotion
By Bob Reber ‘The person that angers you the most is the person that you have the most to learn from.’ This pearl of wisdom was passed onto me almost 20 years ago by an elderly friend of mine in Ohio. Over the years I’ve understood the meaning these words, yet it is only recently that I’ve been forced to take them to heart. This is due in a large part to my sister-in-law. Having choices and a semblance of control in life allows us to physically separate ourselves from the more uncomfortable emotions and situations of life. It’s natural to assume that this is a good thing, since we have eliminated the discomfort, avoided the confrontation and distracted ourselves from the inner tension that has arisen. Even in our society we are allowed to blame others for our emotional discomfort, as opposed to having to accept it as our own, take responsibility for it and resolve it within ourselves. In other words, we do everything within our power to avoid and distract ourselves from the emotions that allow us to grow. I’m not speaking of growing intellectually or in life’s natural maturation process; although those do happen when we embrace the opportunities that are brought to the surface through our emotions. It is the growth of our heart and soul that diving deeper into the emotional upheavals in our lives brings about. Fortunately, I’ve had this opportunity recently with my sister-in-law. Not only did she move in with my wife and me, she is my wife’s twin sister. Because they are twins, they have a strong relational bond, intuitive sharing and deep connection in their relationship. Yet this is not the only thing that has brought about emotional tensions in me. When your sister-in-law has many of the same personality traits as you, there is never going to be anything but opportunities for emotional tension and greater growth when the emotional upheavals are embraced. To understand this deeper let’s look at the writings of the Essene’s, a Jewish group that lived at the same time as Jesus. They saw life as a set of mirrors that were always reflecting our innermost selves back to us so that


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we would have the opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves, others and spirit. Another way of understanding this idea is, ‘as within, so without.’ Our relationships with others, our environment and the situations of our lives give us the opportunity to look into the mirror of who we are. When we do this, we have the ability to see our fears, coping patterns, thoughts and beliefs that are manifesting in our life. If we are willing, we can follow the emotions inward and discover the obstacles within ourselves that are keeping us from being genuinely who we are, then we can remove them and live more fully from our hearts. The key to this process is having willingness to move inward when we are feeling angered, disrespected, unloved, lost, despairing, etc. When we allow ourselves to question where these feelings are arising within ourselves, look honestly at our thoughts, fears and ego attachments, some amazing things are revealed. The addictive patterns of thought, behavior and emotion that have unconsciously ruled our lives start to come to light and unravel. This conscious unraveling can be unnerving. For, me it comes with a unique blend of kicking and screaming, whining and complaining, and other displays of the adult temper tantrum. This is a part of the normal process for all of us. After all, the reasons for the emotions have been unveiled and the conscious ego mind has been stripped of the normal rationalizations. In other words, the excuses are gone, the conscious mind is naked, and the emotions are tender and raw. This is not a time to judge what is

exposed. It is also not a time to resist the changes, insights and new beginnings that are happening. Instead, it is a time to nurture, comfort and console this part of you that is being born anew, encouraging its growth, for this is a part of who you genuinely are. In a way, we are experiencing a death without dying for we are being born again from the patterns of thought, emotion and behavior that have ruled our lives; and there is always the opportunity to follow the next emotion inward to discover more. Thus we truly are born again and again and again as the layers of the conscious mind peel back, allowing us to live more genuinely from our soul being which dwells within our heart. Not everyone is graced with a sister-inlaw in their life that mirrors them so acutely. Yet, none of us have to search far to find those on our path that ‘push our buttons’ and show us who we are in the moment so that we can look within and find out who we truly are.
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styles and colors, making them an attractive investment. But before you invest in a metal roof (which can cost 2 to 4 times more than that of an average asphalt roof), several items should be considered. The attic should be inspected by a professional using the proper tools to measure the insulation for moisture levels and the recommended insulation levels. The temperature in the attic area will help determine if you have adequate air movement. An attic inspection report should be completed and discussed with the homeowner to address any possible concerns. If concerns are noted, it is important that solutions are implemented to ensure a healthy breathing attic. Your roofing expert should inform you of the proper temperatures, moisture levels and insulation levels that exist. Another important factor to be considered prior to investing in a metal roof is the underlayment. Not all underlayment are equal. Some underlayment are made to last the life of your metal roof. Others will wear out prematurely causing potential leaks in the future. To ensure your investment will last a lifetime, a premium synthetic underlayment should be used. Be sure to discuss all underlayment options with your roofer. The metal and style that you choose will offer many years of maintenance-free years. Your options are copper, aluminum and steel. Each metal comes in many styles that resemble cedar shake, tile, slate, and the traditional standing-seam products.

Each type of metal and style is chosen by the homeowner that best meets their performance and personal preferences. Metal coatings are another important factor to consider. Each metal provides options that include coatings that are high reflective, which can save you valuable energy dollars. Energy Star credits are available for certain colors. Another option is a coating that contains stone granules. The coatings give the appearance of an asphalt roof while providing the strength and durability of a metal roof. Each coating comes with its own warranty and limitations. Doing your homework will ensure your decision to install a metal roof will meet your expectations. As the market continues to move from asphalt to metal roofing, we will continue to see less asphalt filling our landfills. With high reflective metal coatings applied to the shingles, we will continue to see reduced amounts of energy consumed to heat and cool our homes. Purchasing a metal roof will add value to your home and will also increase the chances of your home selling before others on the market that do not have a metal roof.
Ray Farmer is president and owner of American Metal Roofs of Northern Wisconsin, LLC, a dealer of Classic Metal Roof Systems. For information, call 920.434.4200. To learn more about the company’s green products, visit these web sites:, or

Techno stress
By Christine Riemer “Today, some 93 percent of teenagers are online and 75 percent use cell phones, according to 2010 figures from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Marketing data show 92 percent of teens own an iPod or MP3 Player, while upward of twothirds own their own computer… Kids aged 8 to 18 had increased their screen time to... the equivalent of an average working day seven days a week... Add time spent texting and talking on cell phones...the picture gets downright radioactive.” (Susan Maushart) to chemicals, light, electricity and/or wireless radiation. Environmental illnesses are known by names such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sick Building Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or Electro-Hypersensitivity. Pioneers in the electronics industry, many with university degrees, saw their careers go up in smoke when their hypersensitivity(s) broke out. “It has to be cold and cloudy, otherwise I can’t come to meet you,” uttered a Swedish journalist/artist. She was hypersensitive to light and electricity and has become successively sensitive to a number of chemicals as well. (Invisible Disease, 2004)

A story

Social stress

“The Winter of Our Disconnect” (2010) is a humor-filled tale of a family that was drifting apart because of rampant use of modern technology and how a mother, during a 6-month “disconnect,” was able to bring everyone back together as a stronger family unit. Maushart writes, “As a social scientist, journalist and mother, I’ve always been an enthusiastic user of information technology... But I was also growing skeptical of the redemptive power of media to improve our lives – let alone to make them ‘easier’ or simplify them. Like many other parents, I’d noticed that the more we seemed to communicate as individuals, the less we seemed to cohere as a family. (Talk about disconnect!)... In the end, our family’s self-imposed exile from the Information Age changed our lives indelibly – and infinitely for the better.” Millions of people today know they are ill even though their doctors can’t make a proper diagnosis. They may be extra sensitive

Chemicals and radiation

Biological stress

“Low-dose exposure to chemicals and electromagnetic radiation from increasingly advanced electronic equipment is apparently one of the work environment risks in offices in the 21st century. How great the health hazards are is not yet known. Researchers who want to find out are kept back by constant lack of funding,” writes Swedish investigative journalist Gunni Nordstrom, author of “Invisible Disease.” She quotes Yvonne Thunell: “Chemicals and radiation are two factors that have had an explosive development in our environment. All kinds of chemicals as well as what we call electrosmog, in the form of radio waves, microwaves (cell phones), and also low frequency fields in our homes and at work have increased. It is important to know that there is no research into the biological effects of the combination of chemicals and radiation.”

“I came into early contact with people who aroused suspicions that radio frequencies and chemicals could have interactive effects,” writes Nordstrom. “One of them was Bertil Arting, a teacher and radio ham who lives (near) Stockholm. He became so hypersensitive to electromagnetic fields that he could sense DVUs (computers) and TVs through walls and floors. Earlier he had been the amateur radio champion in Sweden; now he can no longer stand being close to any kind of radio transmitter, wireless microphone, cellular phone, electric tool or domestic machine. He and his wife live in a highly adapted house in a forest, far away from neighbors.” Nordstrom writes further, “Repeated studies over almost a decade show that microwaves similar to those in mobile phones open the blood-brain barrier of rats so that proteins carrying poisons can enter the brain. Researchers claim that there is good reason to assume that the same happens in the human brain. We know, in addition, that microwaves can increase the speed of chemical reactions.”

Cell phone connection

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The importance of higher



By Joan M. Ek here is no one amongst us who isn’t aware of the challenges the state of Wisconsin is up against, and in particular the plight of our educational system. Perhaps we’re looking at education from a very limited viewpoint. Let me go on the record and say that I value education, and believe that great teachers can make a huge difference in the lives of their students, in a way that state-of-the-art facilities, new computers, and the latest and greatest lesson plans never will. Deriving much joy in learning all my life, and having had many extraordinary teachers along the way, I have to tell you that while I had some incredible teachers in the classroom, not all of them were located there. Some of the best lessons were not learned there, either. My “best” teachers challenged me beyond what I believed were my limitations, and oddly enough, I found that I could rise to the challenge. If I missed the mark on the first attempt (and sometimes a second, third and fourth), I learned to take another look at the challenge and rethink my approach. Sometimes that meant I needed to keep practicing; other times it meant I needed to ask for feedback or abandon my approach altogether and do something entirely different. The “best” teachers kept their expectations high, and encouraged me to keep going when I wanted to give up. “Can’t” just wasn’t a word in their vocabulary, and I learned to remove it from mine. Instead, I learned to tell the truth to myself, and use the words “I will” and “I won’t” (denoting personal responsibility) when they were needed. They inspired me to love learning for the sake of learning and growing, and when self-doubt started creeping in, voiced, “you’ll never know unless you try.” They also helped me to find my voice, consider other perspectives and trust myself along the way. They made me think for myself, and as a
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result, I became an independent thinker. Most importantly, they walked their talk. I recently ran across some wonderful points taken from John Taylor Gatto’s latest book, “Weapons of Mass Instruction.” Gatto taught in New York City schools for 30 years, and was named New York State’s Teacher of the year. His experience convinced him that what students need is less time in classrooms and more time out in the world. He argues that building character and community is more valuable than learning from tired textbooks and lesson plans. He also states that you won’t find “takes honors classes,” “gets good grades,” or “attends only Ivy League schools” on his list of qualities of an educated person. Here is Gatto’s list of “Qualities of an Educated Person: 12 Things You Might Not Have Learned in the Classroom” Really educated people: 1. Establish an individual set of values but recognize those of the surrounding community and of the various cultures in the world; 2. Explore their own ancestry, culture, and place; 3. Are comfortable with being alone, yet understand dynamics between people and form healthy relationships; 4. Accept mortality, knowing that every choice affects the generations to come; 5. Create new things and find new experiences; 6. Think for themselves; observe, analyze, and discover truth without relying on the opinions of others; 7. Favor love, curiosity, reverence, and empathy rather than material wealth; 8. Choose a vocation that contributes to the common good; 9. Enjoy a variety of new places and experiences but identify

“once a person learns how to learn, they can teach themselves and others anything, and adapt well through all life’s changes.”
and cherish a place to call home; 10. Express their own voice with confidence; 11. Add value to every encounter and every group of which they are a part; 12. Always ask, “Who am I? Where are my limits? What are my possibilities?” As children, we have a natural curiosity about the world. We ask “Why?” more times than our parents want to hear it. We question things that either don’t make sense or don’t align with what we’ve been taught. We see things as they are and as they could be. We enjoy every moment as it unfolds. Having grown up in a time where the 3 R’s (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic) were drilled into us, I have seen how a basic education combined with the skills of an inspiring and highly-principled teacher modeling the way to success in life makes all the difference. Once a person learns how to learn, they can teach themselves and others anything, and adapt well through all life’s changes.

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Joan M. Ek, owner of Life Spectrums, LLC, is a professionallytrained life coach, Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui/Tibetan and Karuna™ methods, and a certified yoga teacher. With nearly 25 years in the field of health care, she is passionate about the mind/ body/spirit connection. She works to help empower individuals to reach their innate potential through life coaching, Reiki therapy and teaching, and facilitates seminars and workshops on topics relating to quality of life. She also provides resource and referral services to clients. Contact her via phone at 920.733.9793 or visit


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How to develop a healthy financial self esteem


By Diane Beatty hat are your beliefs about money? Are they really your beliefs? What did you learn or decide about money as a child? Did you repeatedly hear, “Money doesn’t grow on trees?” Whether or not your parents had the money did you often hear, “We can’t afford that?” Did you learn if you were a good boy or girl you deserved money, or if you were a bad boy or girl you didn’t? Do you believe if you work hard you will have money, and therefore associate money with work or labor? Do you carry cash with you on a daily basis? If not do you continually tell yourself I don’t have any cash with me? Do you constantly worry about never having enough money?

Think about the answers to these questions. Some of them will be familiar and others won’t apply to you at all. Many beliefs as witnessed by these questions affect your financial esteem. Interesting to note your beliefs and how they correlate to where you are in your life right now with finances. At your core, what do you really believe about money? When you are honest with yourself can you connect your thoughts about money to the actual amount of financial wealth you experience? Are you in scarcity mode? Do you believe…are you absolutely convinced that there will never

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be enough money for you and that money is the root of all evil? Do you believe that it is selfish to want more money? Like anything that you chose, can you consider the possibility that money is good or that there is more than enough money? Say these statements to yourself and notice what comes up: Money is good. There is more than enough money. What do you feel? This will give you a good idea of how healthy your financial self-esteem is. The good news is that right here, right now, it is a great place to create change or improve your financial self-esteem! You can start by developing your intention. Your intention is the honest truth about what change you want to happen in your life. There are several unwritten rules to developing intentions: • Always positive • Always in the future • Realistic • If it is a larger goal, break it down into increments • Never state what you don’t want • State what you will experience (have, be or do) soon • Add positive emotion and energy • Make every word a positive one • Include a time limit 89

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Diva Demo Day

Just in time for all the special mom’s, daughters, grandmoms, sisters, friends or anyone for that matter! Treat them to 15-minute sessions in Healing Touch, Biomat, Reflexology, Chakra Alignment, and something fun, for an experience of relaxation and bliss. Join us at Heaven On Earth Healing Alternatives, in Fond du Lac and call or email for more info: Linda 920.948.2100; Friday, May 13 • 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Heirloom Plant Sale

Saturday, May 14 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Event attendees will find a wide variety of plants to buy for their own garden. Choose from 49 varieties of tomatoes, 20 varieties of peppers – plus eggplants, cucumbers and beets along with many other vegetables. More than 20 varieties of flowers will also be available. Admission is free. All plants are $2.50 unless otherwise marked. Gardens of the Fox Cities, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton. 920.993.1900, Tuesday, May 17 • 6-7:30 pm

Wine, Tea, and Visions (board) Workshop

Express yourself – visualize yourself. Bring your dreams, creativity, and social spirit for the evening. Create your destiny in warm, welcoming company. Jennifer Culver, Certified Professional Coach, Intuitive and Spiritual Business Woman, and Holistic Healer is facilitating the workshop at Retirement Income Designs, 315 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma. Fee $25. RSVP by May 10 via 920.570.1704 or More information: Friday, May 6 · 9 am - 5 pm

National Public Gardens Day

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd Annual National Public Gardens Day! Free admission for all! Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, 920.491.3691,

Join mushroom enthusiast, Matt Welter, Curator of Education at Neville Public Museum, as he discusses the mushrooms found in early spring. Learn what beautiful and unusual fungus can be found in wood chips, along a nature trail or even in your lawn. Welter will have samples of some of the spring mushrooms. Participants can bring in mushrooms before the program to have them identified. After the presentation join Welter in a walk in the Garden to find mushrooms. Class will be held in GBBG’s Volunteer Center. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 24. Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, 920.491.3691, Wednesday, May 18 • 6-7:30 p.m.

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• How do they work? • History of Flower Essences • Learn about the 18 Combination Essences and how they can assist you • How can Flower Essences benefit you, your family and your pets? • Opportunity to learn more about the College Course For thousands of years, flower essences have been used all over the world to heal emotional & spiritual imbalances, physical issues & injuries and for psychic & spiritual development. They enhance every other modality and encourage better healing outcomes. The Australian Bush Flower Essences professional range of pure botanical Flower Essences are used all over the world to help manage the many demands of everyday life. Flower Essences can be used by the whole family including your pets – they are pure, natural, safe and easy to use. Discover just how easy it is to incorporate the healing power of flower essences into your daily life! RSVP by May 10th. Cost: $55 To Register: Call 715.823.6040 or email Jen at: Please park and enter in the back of the building. Jen’s Natural Remedies, 47 S. Main St., Clintonville

Lullaby Restorative Yoga

Monday, May 23 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Unwind and dream away in this restorative yoga class where your breath will flow just like a lullaby. Dorothy Zerbe, whose pure voice is like an angel, will sing to us lullabies LIVE from her collection! Cost: $14 Adult, $10 Student/Senior. Inner Sun Yoga Studio, 146 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh 920.651.1279. Tuesday, May 24 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Gardening with Kids

A Gardener’s Guide to Soil with Vijai Pandian UW Extension Horticulture Educator

Saturday, May 7 · 10:30-12 pm

Soil is a complex system that supports the life of our planet. Understanding how this living system functions is important to the health of all plants. This session will provide an overview of the soil structure and composition, functions, soil fertility, soil test and ways to improve your soil. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 Sunday, May 8 · 9 am - 5 pm

Nicole Leitermann, owner of Impressions Family Childcare, will lead a demonstration of practical gardening methods that help teach children about plants. She will discuss tips and ideas that she has learned over multiple summers of gardening with young children. This class is for adult participants who are interested in learning new ways to incorporate gardening into their children’s lives in a fun and family-friendly manner. Members $6; Nonmembers $10. Gardens of the Fox Cities, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton. 920.993.1900, Thursday, May 19 · 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Phenology – The Best Kept Secret in Plant Health Care

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Treat mom to the beauty of Green Bay Botanical Garden’s spring gardens. All moms receive free admission. Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, 920.491.3691,

Rolfing® Structural Integration Open House

Thursday, May 12 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sacred Sound: Chants to the Divine Mother in honor of Mother’s Day

Mantra Yoga is a tool for connecting us with the spiritual wisdom and the energy of consciousness. It is a celebration of spirit in which we experience our essence as joy. You are invited to chant or just relax and loose yourself in the sacred sound. Cost: $5 individual, $10 family. Inner Sun Yoga Studio, 146 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh 920.651.1279. www.

In celebration of Rolfing® Structural Integration National Awareness Week and Dr. Ida Rolf’s 115th birthday, Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer™ of New Possibilities Integration LLC is hosting an Open House. While enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, learn more about this transformative bodywork system and register to win a complimentary Rolfing® Structural Integration session. This Open House is held in the Zuelke Building (6th floor) located at 103 W College Ave, downtown Appleton. For more information or to RSVP, please call 920.427.7653 or email

Dan Traas – Ranger Services; Adjunct NWTC Horticulture Instructor With so many insects and disease problems how can a person remember them all? When to treat, when are they active, or how to combat their damage is often a mystery or a losing battle. Learn about Phenology: the study of plant and animal life cycles and their relationship to weather. Caring for the whole plant is a way to a healthier, more sustainable landscape. GBBG Members: $7; NonMembers: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30. Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, 920.491.3691,

Willow Plant Stand Workshop

Tuesday, May 24 • 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Introduction to the Australian Bush Flower Essences

Join Brenda Birno, Australian Bush Flower Essence Teacher and Practitioner, for an informative exploration into the amazing world of the Australian Bush Flower Essences. • What are Flower Essences?

Clyde Druckrey, Willow Woods Home Furnishings - handcrafted furniture can add both functionality and interest to any garden, especially when you’ve crafted it yourself! Clyde will share his talent and lead participants through this make-and-take workshop. All supplies included, just bring a hammer and a battery operated hand drill. Limit eight participants per session. Members $45; Non-members $55. Gardens of the Fox Cities, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton. 920.993.1900,


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Monday, May 30 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate Memorial Day with a visit to Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay. All veterans receive free admission. 920.491.3691, Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13

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Fun in the Sun Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Camp Lakotah, Wautoma. Contact Inner Sun Yoga Studio at 920.651.1279 or for details. Saturday, June 18 • 2-4 p.m. To which spiritual group you belong to? Coming from Switzerland, Dr. Marie-Louise Francke is on the cutting edge of astrological access to health, wellness and power. You’ve got to check out her stuff, it’s fascinating! Meet Dr. Marie-Louise, learn the intuitive gifts of your astrological sign, check out her book ‘The Universe In Our Body’. Call Linda at Heaven On Earth Healing Alternatives, W2289 Poplar Rd., Fond du Lac at 920.948.2100 to register. Love offering appreciated. Advertise your event in the Community Calendar

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Once you have created your intention, read it out loud. Notice your feelings. Is it a good fit? Tweak it until it is not only believable but has positive influence — until you are inspired and motivated — until you really experience it as your heart’s desire! Now that you have the perfect intention, write it first thing in the morning 10 times for 30 days. When you practice this process first thing in the morning you are setting your intention for the day. As you change, as you experience the realization of your goal, continue to tweak it adding in new thoughts and ideas. In addition to creating and writing your intention, you may choose to create a written financial plan for yourself outlining not only your goal, time frame and actions steps, but also a personal mission statement that defines why you value this goal, what it will mean and how it will feel once achieved. • Create a circle of people that support you in your goal • Leave the naysayers behind • Express gratitude every single day

(even if it’s just the breath you take) • Surround yourself with the positive • Be careful as to what thoughts you allow yourself to entertain • Immediately eliminate the negative selftalk by saying to yourself. Stop, that’s a lie, the truth is (reinforce your goal) • See yourself as already being there • Engage and be your best advocate (you) • Believe!!! If you are unaware of the negative beliefs that you may have around money and wealth, hypnotherapy can be very affective! Not only to uncover the “stinking thinking,” but also process and allow new and more appropriate beliefs that support your goals. The world is yours for the taking – take the first step toward a richer life!
Diane Beatty is a board-certified clinical hypnotherapist and neuro linguistic practitioner. She received her formal training and practicum at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, N.M. She received her board certification from the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Diane owns the Hypnotherapy Center of Wisconsin, LLC, in Appleton. For more information, visit www. or call 920.475.7383

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our communities and share their unique personalities with our members. Membership is open to everyone who lives or works in Outagamie, Waushara, Waupaca or Winnebago counties. NCUA insured.

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 Blue Sky strives to inspire and challenge our students as they become professional massage therapists. We integrate community outreach, holistic practices and wellness into our massage therapy program. We have full- and part-time options. Financial aid available for those who qualify. Open houses year round! Touch the lives of others, become a massage therapist! Call today! Growing Our Future, LLC 1164 Westowne Drive, Neenah 920.886.6600 Growing Our Future LLC is an environmental preschool located in Neenah. We provide a quality early education for students ages 2 ½ to 5. Our daily schedule includes activities such as learning centers, music, yoga, gardening, snacks, field trips and free exploration time. Call to set up a tour at 920.886.6600, or visit us at

Peddler, LLC Michael M. Soletski (Contact) 3225 Finger Road, Suite C, Green Bay 920.884.2190 • Fax 920.965. 0041 • Peddler, LLC is the manufacturer and main distributor of the PEDDLER, the only portable, onepiece, lower-leg exercise device designed for use as a lower-extremity flexibility strengthening and circulation device. The PEDDLER should be considered for Gastroc Tightening, Achilles Disorder, Ankle Sprain, Plantar Faciitis, Post Foot and Ankle Surgery and Circulation Issues. Use at your desk, on a plane, riding in a car, on a bus or any time you are in a restricted motion environment. Made in the USA and a green product.

Twohig Dental William J. Twohig, DDS 417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega 920.867.3101 • Twohig Dental wants you to experience a natural and holistic approach to dentistry. Our practice is a mercury-free, health-centered office. We believe in treating patients as individuals. We are dedicated to advanced education in traditional and non-traditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. Manitowoc: 1515 Randolph Ct. • 920.683.5278 Green Bay: 1525 Park Place • 920.498.7546 Bellevue: 2617 Development Dr. • 920.336.8197 De Pere: 1400 Scheuring Road • 920.964.0229 Appleton: 2700 E. Enterprise Ave. • 920.968.1790 Fond du Lac: 111 Wisconsin American Dr. • 920.923.0788 Marinette: 3515 Murray St. • 715.732.0699 Sturgeon Bay: 33 Green Bay Road• 920.746.4434 Neenah: 188 Rockwood Ln. • 920.725.4100 New London: 1620 N. Shawano St. • 920.982.3870 Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is an independent dermatology practice priding itself on the use of the latest technology and treatment protocols for optimal surgical and treatment outcomes for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. We also offer state of the art Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Trust your skin care to the leader in dermatology. Call today to schedule an appointment.

The Chimney Guy, LLC 680 Valley Road, Menasha 920.830.1920 (Fox Cities) • 920.455.1920 (Green Bay) The Chimney Guy provides you with the very best in chimney and hearth appliance services and products. Our certified technicians have the professional training and knowhow to keep fireplaces and chimneys in the best working condition. If it has anything to do with a fireplace or chimney, we can provide you with the proper professional services. We pride ourselves on our No Mess GuaranteeTM. “No Mess” is more than a guarantee - it’s a promise.

QE Therapy 103 W. College Ave., Suite 602-604, Appleton 920.832.1077 • Receive energy work using AK to find energetic disturbances and facilitate clearing blocks to trigger healing from within. Elizabeth Tomboulian, Quantum Energetics Structured TherapyTM Practitioner, also offers CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger), breathwork, sound energy and reflexology. May improve digestion, back and neck pain, inflammation, neuropathy, immune function, anxiety and pain from trauma.

New Balance Fox Valley 1861 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton 920.882.8585 New Balance Fox Valley has been providing the Fox Cities with its athletic footwear needs since 2003. NBFV allows you to experience shoe shopping the way it should be with one-on-one customer service provided by the fully-trained sales staff. NBFV carries running, walking, cross training, kids’ shoes and more in a large variety of widths and sizes. Shop New Balance Fox Valley…Where You Will FIT Right In!

Santal Solutions, LLC 866.726.8251 Dr. Arun Chatterji has created a dietary supplement to be used as part of your diet to help maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within the normal range. The product, “OmSanA®” requires only one third the normal dosage compared to other brands on the market, due to its unique “less is more” property. Recent cellular research at King’s College London has shown OmSanA® to be up to 400% more active than leading Gymnema sylvestre-based products.

Funset Boulevard 3916 W. College Ave., Appleton 920.993.0909 Funset Boulevard is an amazing Hollywood-themed restaurant and entertainment center with attractions for everyone in the family. Our “best-in-the-Midwest” family entertainment center includes: 14-screen movie theatre, Funset Grill Restaurant featuring the best pizza in the area, laser tag, outdoor mini-golf and batting cages, bumper cars, train ride, carousel, giant kids playroom and over 100 arcade games. Birthday party packages available.

Fox Valley Birkenstock 2476 S. Oneida St., Green Bay • 920.498.2497 4760 Integrity Way, Appleton • 920.882.3989 Fox Valley Birkenstock offers a huge selection of Birkenstock, Papillio, Tatami, Footprints, Birki, Alpro, Newalk shoes and sandals at great prices.

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Crystal Pathway 1106 Washington St., Manitowoc 920.682.8680 • Open: Mon. – Fri. 11 – 6, Sat. 10 – 4 Crystal Pathway, in downtown Manitowoc, opened in 2002. As you walk in, crystals and gemstones from around the world greet you. Many are tumbled, polished and raw; others are set in sterling silver jewelry including pendants, earrings, and rings. We also offer books, candles, smudge sticks, fairies and more. Come in and experience the world of crystals for balancing mind, body and spirit. Druidic Gems 242 E. 2nd St., Fond du Lac 920.960.8816 Healing the relationships in our lives through Pet Communication, Intuitive and Akashic Record Readings. Healing our spirits, minds, emotions and body with Reiki and unique writings that invoke thought, change perspectives and alter our expressions of living. Precious stones & minerals designed into jewelry through divine inspiration and so much more.

Heaven on Earth Healing Alternatives Rev. Linda Heimermann, CHTP W2289 Poplar Road, Fond du Lac 920.948.2100 Linda Heimermann is a certified Healing Touch and Reiki 2 Practitioner. She facilitates ‘Self Healing Methods’ classes using her Capacitar training, which specializes in relaxation techniques such as Tai Chi meditation, visualization, breathwork, EFT, emotional finger holds, etc. Linda also holds a certificate for Lymphatic massage. A holistic approach to healing the body, mind and spirit in a natural habitat through the power of touch and the heart of compassion. Recently Ordained Interfaith Angel Minister, for your wedding, baptism or special, sacred occasion.

GIA Wellness Christine Riemer 920.468.5212 Despite consuming good nutrition and water, Chris experienced insomnia, stomach aches, tooth sensitivity, sluggish metabolism, compromised immunity, a stubborn bruise, etc. She got relief using GIA’s products (pendant, cell guard, iH20-intelligent water 400-500 times more liquid), etc., all powered by GIAplex™ for enhanced absorption and hydration. Try GIA products for the health boost we need in our modern wireless world. Midwest Macrobiotics Shaun McMonigal 773.988.6876 • Midwest Macrobiotics is dedicated to the common dream of health and harmony. Whether in the kitchen, consultation or class, Shaun offers lessons on balancing food energy to help you create your own health and sense of balance. Medicinal cooking services are available, along with holistic health consultations to transition to a whole foods diet. Menu planning is based on the time your have available for cooking and to address the specific health needs and goals of the client. Simply Herbs Cheryl Hosmer, Naturopath, CNHP Certified Biofeedback Specialist Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center N1739 Lily of the Valley Dr., Suite 7, Greenville 920.757.6440 • Cheryl has been coaching clients on lifestyle changes for over 10 years. She uses several holistic techniques including iridology, clinical kinesiology, and Quantum LIFE Biofeedback to help clients regain balanced energy allowing them to self heal. Simply Herbs also carries professional products including herbs, supplements, homeopathics, essential oils and Bach flower remedies to support optimal health.

Anytime Fitness For a location near you, see our ad on pg. 100 Anytime Fitness is open 24/7/364 to provide you with the essential elements of a great workout, such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes - all with flatscreen TVs - and both free weights and circuit weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning, personal training and private restrooms and showers. Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more than 1,000 clubs worldwide. Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC 730 Lake Park Road, Menasha 920.882.8900 • See our ad on pg. 15. Lake Park Swim & Fitness is the Fox Valley’s newest and most refreshing health club. Locally owned and operated, we have combined the latest in equipment, classes, club amenities and more to give our members an unparalleled experience. Customer service and building a sense of community is our main focus - be a part of the LPSF family and experience the difference! Premier Fitness of Appleton 2408 W. Nordale Dr., Appleton 920.735.4995 Premier Fitness of Appleton, a 24-hour/365-day training facility, has a reputation as the friendliest fitness center around. At over 6,000 square feet, our club provides some of the latest cardio and weight training equipment on the market today. Our mission is to educate our members on safe and effective exercise to reduce frustrations and increase personal development. We pride ourselves on maintaining our high retention rate, providing you the highest quality services and encouraging active lifestyles.

The Wire Whisk 767 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton 920.739.3663 We are the store for all cooks offering cookware, bakeware, serveware, barware, cutlery, gadgets, tableware, glassware, kitchen electrics, specialty foods and kitchen housewares. Professional knife sharpening services are also available. Our family, serving your family for over 33 years! Gift cards available. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Plant Station Greenhouse 1746 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.735.3655 The Plant Station is your landscape design specialist carrying a complete line of annuals, perennials & nursery house plants. We have seasonal items, chemicals, nature & garden gifts along with indoor & outdoor living decor. Now open for the 2011 season.

Your Best Health Ever Lani Herner 920.378.3335 • Lani Herner became an Integrative Health Counselor to fulfill her passion of working with women, children and parents to improve their health and family life. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Lani leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition to parents and families.


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Oakridge Farms 125 Cty Rd CB, Neenah 920.725.1541 Family farm offering fresh produce, pasture fed eggs, and honey. We offer u-pick strawberries in June, u-pick raspberries in July and various vegetables, May-October. Our crops are grown using sustainable methods of farming building soil health and minimizing the use of chemicals. Retail farm stands, farmers markets and u-pick. Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems 3976 W. Mason St., Oneida 920.869.4530 Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems provides the Oneida people and surrounding communities with natural and fresh meats, poultry, buffalo, fruits and vegetables as well as health and wellness products. Our Farmer’s Market is held Thursdays at the Oneida One Stop at Hwy 54 and Seminary Road in Oneida. The Apple Orchard offers pick-your-own apples. Please call or e-mail for varieties and picking hours. The Free Market 1000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.968.1260 • 877.FRE.MRKT The Free Market is a natural food grocery store for those who choose a more healthy way to eat. We carry a large selection of glutenfree products as well as chemical- and GMOfree, wheat-, peanut-, dairy- and meat-free items. Whether you’re a vegetarian, are on a restricted diet, want to lose weight or prefer food that is organically grown, you’ll find plenty of options at The Free Market.

Peace and Wellness Center Patricia Poole 920.819.3774 • Patricia Poole has been providing hypnosis and energy healing private sessions and classes for 10 years. She offers information on hypnosis, Reiki, Reconnective healing and soon EFT. Educational and life-changing classes are offered regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you started in making positive changes today! Call or email today to set up your appointment.

Hypnotherapy Center of Wisconsin, LLC Diane J. Beatty, CHT, NLP Appleton • 920.475.7383 Hypnosis is the most powerful selfhelp system available to humanity. The use of hypnotherapy to create change has been around for thousands of years helping people to solve problems and reach goals. Diane Beatty, CHT, NLP, owner/operator, has sought out the most extensive training and board certification available. “Every single one of us has the ability to create the life we want. The mind is a very powerful tool to make that happen”.

Radiant Life Counseling Shelley Riutta MSE, LPC Holistic Psychotherapist Green Bay • 920.265.2627 Feeling stuck in your life or one of your relationships? Want to transform your personal or professional life? I use the most effective holistic psychotherapy methods to help you get unstuck and moving forward in your life with joy. Visit www.RadiantLifeCounseling. com for the free workbook “What Do You Really Want: Finding Passion and Purpose in Your Life,” based on my popular workshop. The site also lists upcoming presentations, workshops and groups, plus information on individual and couples counseling.

Intuitive Art and Consultation Nannette Champeau 920.839.5343 Angel Healings • Workshop Facilitator • Angel, Soul & Children’s Portraits Do you believe in Angels or invisible helpers? Learn to trust your feelings and hunches and listen to the ‘still voice within.’ Nannette has been helping people understand themselves for 20 years through one-on-one personal consultations, workshops, study groups and portraits. Call 920.839.5343 or email for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Bill-Ray Home Mobility, LLC 3800 N. Providence Ave., Suite A, Appleton 920.257.4001 Bill-Ray Home Mobility offers its innovative new product, Friendly BedsTM as well as other products that help the elderly and disabled stay in the home setting longer. Friendly BedsTM improves independence and quality of life by offering mobility, safety, and comfort components in the bed area. The showroom is open Monday through Friday from 11am-5pm. Come visit us and test drive our models.

Jentle Wellness, LLC Jennifer D. Culver, Certified Professional Coach, Reiki Master, Business Consultant, Writer 920.570.1704 • Blog: Website: Jennifer globally supports you, incorporating her spiritual and holistic healing practices into coaching. She teams with you to live and work simply, gently, and happily. Listen to her weekly on Radio Therapy Online. With over fifteen years of consulting experience, she conducts seminars on taking a zen approach to productivity. She also co-creates marketing strategies for small companies. Jennifer attracts clients seeking to simplify their overactive life, live their true passion, have fun, and incorporate holistic wellness into their life expedition.

Christensen & Wisnet, Inc. 4450 W. Greenville Dr., Appleton 920.734.1436 We know that there are many choices out there for Heating & Cooling needs, but with our level of expertise, dedication to quality service on your equipment, and exceptional customer service, just one call to us and you can rest assured you chose the “Good Guys.” We offer many services from annual safety & efficiency tune-ups, repairs, duct cleaning, estimates and installation on our top brands.

Capital Hypnosis 6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 104, Madison 608.288.9800 Whether you seek to improve your personal influence or professional communication ability through Basic Hypnosis Training or skills through Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training, Capital Hypnosis provides programs that fit your schedule and intensive workshops in a professional hypnosis clinic setting around real people. Can’t decide where to begin? Just call 608.288.9800 today! We will discuss your goals and situation and make the recommendation that best fits your circumstances.

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Life Spectrums, LLC Joan M. Ek Professional Life Coach/Reiki Master 920.733.9793 With over 20 years experience in several areas of health care, Life Spectrums specializes in providing a safe, honest, nurturing, challenging (yet fun!) environment for individuals to explore their innate potential to heal and live the quality life of their choosing. We offer professional Life Coaching services, Reiki therapy and teaching, aromatherapy, resource and referral services, seminars and workshops to empower each person on an integrative basis. WillowTree Life Coaching Barbra Krummel, Certified Personal Life Coach 920.323.7058 • Not only can we create the lives we dream of, this is our purpose and reason for being. I can help you turn that dream into reality. I will hold sacred space to facilitate the journey in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Together we will work towards empowering you with the tools, knowledge and intention to invite the joy, abundance and wonder back into your life.

Revolution Healing & Martial Arts, LLC 939 W Kennedy Ave, Kimberly 920.224.3006 Parnee Paras, owner of Revolution Healing, offers her clients Massage Therapy and Breathwork healing along with Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts for children and adults. She also has a Botanical Sanctuary Store featuring Recycled Paper Products and Sustainable Skin Care. Call or go online to schedule your appointment.

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Olivü 426 511 N. 8th St., Sheboygan 920.783.0809 • Beauty from earth to body. Olivü 426 features the freshest ingredients from around the world. Olivü’s all natural beauty line offers personalized customization to achieve desired results. Featuring anti-aging serums, lotions, massage oils, body mists, salt and sugar scrubs, lip balms, eye shadows, an all natural baby care line and much more, Olivü’s products offer world class personal care. Visit Olivü and get creative designing your own personalized products or shop online at

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery & Renaissance MediSpa Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek 2400 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh 920.233.1540 • The team at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery and the Renaissance Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, provide advanced laser center services, facial aesthetics, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, total vein care and medical weight loss. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek, have cared for more than 27,000 patients since 1993. For more information, visit or call 920.233.1540. Rejuvenessence MediSpa Kenneth Pechman, MD, PhD Board Certified Dermatologist 2201 East Enterprise Ave., Ste. 104, Appleton 920.574.3577 • The Mission of Rejuvenessence MediSpa is to restore, revitalize and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance, health and function. We strive to improve our client’s skin through our professional services and high-quality products and thus, enhance our patients self esteem and self image. We are proud to offer free consultations on all of our services!

Shapin’ It Up Nutrition 184 Main St., Menasha 920.268.3272 or 920.915.6343 Shapin’ It Up Nutrition focuses on weight loss, health and well-being. Join our 9-week weight loss challenge. Receive personal coaching, a free metabolism test, learn to lose weight & keep it off and group support & nutrition education. Be the biggest loser and win cash! $49.95 for the 9-week program – bring a friend and get a discount! Call today to sign-up and start changing your life!

“A Tension” Deficit Massage Therapy, LLC Jane Hestnes, LMT, APP (WI Cert. #3443-146) Providing services at Panache Image Consulting 110 S. Joseph St., Appleton 920.358.7059 Stress / Pain / Fatigue: There are no “magic bean” shortcuts where chronic issues exist. But there is hope and help with a holistic approach. Individual or integrated, various conventional massage techniques and energy-based Polarity Therapy protocols are available for you to create “a tension” deficit from long-term symptoms.
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Park Ridge Organics N8410 Abler Road, Fond du Lac 920-979-9658 Be a locavore, eat healthier, get to know your farmer and your food. Park Ridge Organics is a certified Organic farm growing seasonal produce. They sell their produce through a Vegetable Share Program (CSA concept) at the Downtown Appleton Farmers Market and at their on-farm store. Now taking members for the 2011 Vegetable Share Program.

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 Blue Sky’s massage clinic is a teaching facility. Massages are performed by students who have not yet graduated but have completed the educational requirements to enter student clinic. A great opportunity for our students to complete state required massage hours while offering professional quality massages at a discount to the public! Make an appointment today!

Wise Woman Wellness 1480 Swan Road, De Pere 920.339.5252 Women age 30-64 suffering with menopause, peri-menopause, PMS or sexual dysfunction symptoms are invited to NE WI’s first menopause and wellness center. Hormone testing, customized bio-identical hormones, supplements, fitness, nutrition and stress reduction plans are tailored for each woman. Owner Randi Mann, Women’s Health NP and menopause expert (one of 13 Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioners in WI), provides integrative medicine options to help each woman feel vital, healthy, sensual and energetic. Attend our introductory hormone seminars offered three times each month to learn

Current Physical Therapy 1480 Swan Road, De Pere • 920.615.6055 516 Brazeau Avenue, Oconto • 920.835.1551 Headaches? Chronic pain? Maybe you don’t “just have to live with it.” At Current Physical Therapy you will receive the most up-to-date and effective treatment in a comfortable, private setting. Learn to facilitate your body’s own efficient pain-relieving mechanisms. Be free from chronic pain and from the need for continuing treatment.



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Quality Therapy 311 Reaume Ave., Kaukauna 920.462.4583 • Serving the Fox Valley Quality Therapy is client-centered and focused on predictable outcomes. We strive to uphold the dignity of patients, accommodating schedule, allowing recovery in your own home. Our specialized programs include: chronic pain program, back pain program and digestinal disorder program. We also offer Cranio-Sacral, Visual Manipulation, Lymphedema with vaso-pneumatic pump and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation. Don’t put it off any longer. The more you wait the more serious your problem may become.

Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center and Boutique 14 N. Main St., Fond du Lac 920.923.1991 We carry all-natural pet health products for your dogs and cats including natural treats, herbs and supplements used for health problems such as canine and feline liver and kidney disease, pet allergies, cancer in dogs and cats, arthritis, dental, ear problems and diabetes. We also carry pet gifts including dog and cat socks, breed-specific pillows, videos and Dog- and Cat-opoly.

Nakashima of Japan • Katsu-Ya of Japan 4100 W. Pine St., Appleton • 920.739.6057 2200 Holmgren Way, Green Bay • 920.494.4103 511 W. College Ave., Appleton • 920.882.4183 Nakashima Sushi is your healthy alternative to dining out. We take the freshest fish or vegetable, wrap it in vinegar rice and roasted seaweed for a taste that is simple satori (enlightenment). We feature Avocado, Asparagus, and Spinach Salad, Tofu Salad, Ceviches, Grilled Salmon, and many more healthy selections! Stone Cellar Brewpub and Restaurant 1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton Restaurant Phone: 920.731.3322 Brewery Phone: 920.735.0507 Father and son partners Tom and Steve Lonsway opened Stone Cellar in 2004, offering hand-crafted FRESH AND NATURAL beer and tasty cuisine. Stone Cellar is a restaurant, pub, and beer garden, and also a brewery, brewing their own set of beers and gourmet sodas! Stone Cellar has a completely private dining and party room available! Located in the 150-year-old “Between the Locks” building. Come enjoy a novel experience in an historical place.

Wellness Essentials, LLC 456 N. Main St., Oshkosh Located at the Harmony Wellness Center 920.410.4022 • Dr. Kari Uselman, Ph.D., is a certified Biofeedback Specialist and HomeoTherapeutic Consultant. She has an extensive background in wellness and works with all ages in detoxifying, rejuvenating and restoring the body. Dr. Kari offers multiple techniques that help with chronic fatigue, allergies, weight loss, addictions, ADD, head/neck/back pain, depression, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, trauma and more. Sessions blend craniosacral therapy, Semato-Emotional Release, energy and light therapies, and biofeedback using the INDIGO, the most accurate cellular stress reduction device available today.

Botanical Indulgence Sandy White 1162 Westowne Drive, Neenah 920.725.1380 • The success of a business comes from more than just the owner. A truly successful business will have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff hand chosen by the owner. Here at Botanical Indulgence, Sandy has a staff that loves the business as much as she does, and it shows when you walk into the store. Located 5 minutes from Fox River Mall; take the Winneconne exit in Neenah and turn left at Culvers. Natural Healthy Concepts Theresa Groskopp, CN 1620 Appleton Road, Shopko Plaza, Menasha 920.886.7500 Located in the Shopko Plaza, Menasha, right off Hwy. 441, Natural Healthy Concepts offers Nutrition Counseling by Theresa Groskopp, Certified Nutritionist, and a variety of natural health products. We also offer Ionic Detox Footbaths, Ear Candling, along with a large variety of vitamins and nutrition supplements, and homeopathic remedies. Our natural skin and hair care, cosmetics and personal hygiene products are free of parabens and SLS.

All Around Roofing and Siding Josh Ostrowski, owner 920.422.2799 All Around Roofing and Siding is a locally owned and operated company serving the Fox Valley and surrounding areas. For all your roofing and siding needs including flatroofs, reroofs, and repairs from small repairs to complete roof replacement. From the start of the job all the way to cleanup, including recycling of roofing materials, we strive to provide high-quality service to our customers.

GingeRootz Asian Grille 2920 N. Ballard Road, Appleton 920.738.9688 GingeRootz invites you to discover the origin of Asian cuisine through award-winning, traditional recipes fused with today’s trend. Known for our expertise in Chinese cuisine, contemporary surroundings and friendly staff. As one of the few elegant Asian restaurants in the Fox Valley, GingeRootz has an extensive catering menu and can accommodate private parties. Johnathan’s Bistro 1910 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton 920.882.7876 • www. Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Johnathan’s extensive menu offers tantalizing tastes featuring traditional and contemporary Italian-American cuisine with a focus on local, fresh & organic high-quality ingredients. We feature fresh daily house-made pasta, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches & pizzas prepared simply yet sumptuously. For the vegetarian, we offer multiple vegetarian options including protein substitutes! We are also proud to feature a full beer, wine, and liquor list.

Changing Headlines Mark P. Brettingen 2631 N. Meade St., Appleton 920.731.7780 Are you concerned about thinning hair? In addition to offering services to those with their own natural growing hair, Changing Headlines, founded in March 1982, specializes in helping those that need or desire additional hair. We understand that hair loss can affect your selfesteem and confidence and we are able to provide many alternatives. We offer nonsurgical options as well as consultations regarding surgical hair restoration. Call today to schedule a complimentary, private consultation.

Something to Howl About Homemade, handmade all natural dog products designed with love for your pet. Our products include herbal shield dog collars, first aid salves, calming drops, toothpaste, various shampoos and kooling gel bandanas. Our goal is to create products that will make your pet healthier and happier.

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The White Hare 920.883.9590 The White Hare is a FREE Assisted Living Referral Service, dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your retirement needs. We eliminate the confusion and time-consuming process of locating senior care options. Our recommendations are based on the standards, needs and wants of the senior. Our options include Assisted Living, Home Health Care, Memory Care and Independent Living. We will do everything possible to save money, time, energy, and help you make the right decision. Available 7 days a week. A hare symbolizes service to others, good listener, moving forward, good luck and prosperity.

The Planted Seed 1310 Cherry St., Wausau 715.675.7216 Your neighborhood bulk food market on Wausau’s Northwest side, featuring an ever-growing selection of bulk spices, baking ingredients, gluten-free products, organic grains, soup and dip mixes. Oven fresh gluten-free breads and local, naturally raised poultry, beef, lamb and pork are also available.

Nature’s Best 837 Riverfront Drive, Suite #100, Sheboygan 920.452.6176 • M-F 9am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm We are a natural foods store specializing in natural and specialty foods, supplements, grains, and more. We have our own private label supplements and most of our ingredients are patented, clinically studied and of the highest standards. We have a large assortment of fresh and frozen glutenfree items. We carry over 250 bulk herbs, spices, and teas as well as many grains, flours, bulk baking items and low-carb dieting products.

Spiritual Direction Judy Owen, Life Coach, Spiritual Director 920.540.6852 or Kathy Welhouse 920.284.6125 or Spiritual Direction is a one-on-one meeting with a trained spiritual director about what is most important to you. We believe God is in our everyday experiences. Whether you are wondering where God is in your life or if you desire a deeper relationship with the Divine, spiritual direction can be an important tool. Call for more information or to set up an appointment. We are also available for retreats, workshops, or presentations.

Lamers Dairy & Country Store Off Hwys. 441 & CE N410 Speel School Road, Appleton 920.830.0980 • Taste the Difference…Experience milk the way it was meant to be! Reusable glass bottles give our milk a cleaner, fresher taste, and lessen environmental impact. Lamers Dairy–Dairyland’s Best—serving Northeast Wisconsin since 1913. Farmer certified to contain no artificial hormones. Find glass bottles at many retail locations, or visit Lamers Country Store. The Bulk-Priced Food Shoppe W6482 Greenville Drive, Greenville 920.757.9905 • M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-5 The freshest food at the best possible price! We buy in bulk, simply repackage it into smaller amounts and pass the “bulk price” on to you. Our 3,100-sq.-ft. expanded store also offers specialty items including sugar-free, gluten-free and organic products. The Bulk-Priced Food Shoppe... the store where YOU bag the savings! The Olive Cellar 277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.574.2361 Discover the difference quality makes with small batch world class extra virgin olive oils and an exquisite variety of aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy with all products available for you to sample prior to bottling. Also offering pastas and spices, sea salts, truffle oils, chocolate sauces and the world’s best peanut brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.

WEIGHT LOSS Good Food, Better Health 920.850.9983 The Get Your Lean On System is designed to make you aware of and teach you the process of making healthier and wiser decisions when it comes to eating and meal planning. You will not only lose the weight you are seeking to lose, but it is so successful, you will make a life-long commitment to keeping it off.

Inspirit Therapy Associates 3208 East River Drive, Green Bay 920.338.9670 With over 50 years of combined therapist experience, Inspirit Therapy Associates’ therapists have developed a unique approach to pain management. All aspects of life and health are addressed in order to provide the highest quality, most comprehensive treatment possible to our clients. We focus on providing as many non-pharmaceutical options to our patients as possible.

Nell’s Wigs 930 W. Mason St., Green Bay 920.227.7525 • Nell’s Wigs is a full service, licensed wig salon dedicated to discreet and personable service. Whether you need a wig for medical hair loss, fashion, cosmetic, work, travel or fun, our mission is to make you feel comfortable and confident in your style. We carry the largest inventory of designer wigs in Wisconsin!

Inner Sun Yoga Studio 146 Algoma Blvd, Ste F, Oshkosh 929-651-1279 Explore your breath, slow movement, postures, relaxation and meditation in the inviting atmosphere of Inner Sun Yoga! Founded in 2004, we offer a variety of drop-in classes, sound healing, private instruction and events. Instructors are experienced and certified in yoga traditions including Vinyasa, Dharma Mittra, Kripalu, and Himalayan. Come and be inspired!

Valley Transit 801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton 920.832.5800

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Think outside the car. lic transportation to the many communities that comprise the Fox Cities. Whether you’re in Appleton, Buchanan, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, city of Menasha, town of Menasha, or Neenah, you can use Valley Transit to get where you need to go. Service hours: 5:45 a.m. 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Midwest Power Yoga 2416 West Nordale Drive, Appleton 920.475.5405 Midwest Power Yoga offers quality instruction to people of all ages and fitness levels through yoga privates, classes and workshops in a friendly and welcoming environment. We help clients recover from injuries, improve athletic performance and increase general wellbeing, energy and joy. Drop-in rates and class packages are available for every budget. For info, visit

Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG) City Center Plaza 10 College Ave, Suite 112B, Appleton 920.993.1122 • Zenith, a healing art form, succinctly stated removes the blockages which stop the seeker from their path and assists in the healing process of the body, mind and spirit. Using sacred geometry, color-vibration light and incorporating his own techniques, honed after over 30 years of healing, Master Teacher Jesse will develop a program to help you in the unfolding of your individual self.

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Half an avocado sliced and three stalks of asparagus served with a bed of baby spinach salad with a miso yuzu dressing.

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