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February 2014

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Motivation Central Station Opens in West Allis

Motivation Central Station Opens in West Allis

Jim Rauth, a wellness consultant and student in the Milwaukee Area Technical College Human Services Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions Counselor program, has opened a new business, Motivation Central Station, in West Allis.

A Journey to Empowering People Through Ayurveda

A Journey to Empowering People Through Ayurveda

Certified ayurvedic practitioner Jamie Durner owns Ayurveda Wellness, a company that provides and integrates diverse wellness services and individual ayurvedic and wellness education.

Eric Utne on Education and Parenting the Waldorf Way

Eric Utne on Education and Parenting the Waldorf Way

Eric Utne will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Community Education Conference, titled Weaving a New Web: Education and Parenting in an Era of Technological Change. The fifth annual event, to be held at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, March 1, is a collaboration between Madison Waldorf School, Tamarack Waldorf School, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, the Great Lakes Waldorf Institute and LifeWays Early Childhood Center–Milwaukee.

February Kudos

February Kudos

Joyful Heart Wellness & Spirit, founded by Sara Joy, has received the 2013 Best of Waukesha Award in the Counselor category.

More Gluten-Free Food Options In Wisconsin

More Gluten-Free Food Options In Wisconsin

A new company, poSaNa Organics, is bringing gluten-free, low-glycemic and non-GMO products to the Milwaukee area.

Midwest BikeShare to Launch in Milwaukee

Midwest BikeShare to Launch in Milwaukee

Midwest BikeShare, a short-term bicycle sharing system, is a step closer to fruition in Milwaukee.

Victory Garden Initiative’s Annual Fruity Nutty Contest Winners

Victory Garden Initiative’s Annual Fruity Nutty Contest Winners

Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) will hold the fourth annual Fruity Nutty Affair, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., February 22, at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, in Milwaukee.

Ayurveda Wellness Expands Services

Ayurveda Wellness Expands Services

Ayurveda Wellness, in Brookfield, offers four new ayurvedic treatments that will be incorporated into combination spa packages and consultations with company owner Jamie Durner, a certified ayurvedic practitioner and wellness educator, and Margaret Regan, an ayurvedic health counselor and panchakarma intern.

New West Allis Venue Houses Art and Theater

New West Allis Venue Houses Art and Theater

Inspiration Studios, a new venue in West Allis that will house the Village Playhouse and Erico’s Gallery, as well as space for art exhibits and performance art, will hold its grand opening at 3 p.m., March 1.

Art Exhibit to Feature Works by Riverwest Elders

Art Exhibit to Feature Works by Riverwest Elders

The Riverwest Elders, a diverse group of neighbors over 50 in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, will exhibit their artwork in the Creative Expressions exhibit, which runs from February 8 to March 8 at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts. An artists’ reception takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., February 8.

Celtic Spirituality Workshop at Golden Light Healing

Celtic Spirituality Workshop at Golden Light Healing

Mary Meighan, who speaks and conducts seminars worldwide about Celtic spirituality, will lead a One-Day Celtic Soul Retreat, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 8, at Golden Light Healing, in Sobieski, north of Green Bay.

AromaWellness Introduces Stress-Relieving Essential Oils Blend

AromaWellness Introduces Stress-Relieving Essential Oils Blend

Uma Bagadia, owner of AromaWellness, in Brookfield, has created Pain Soother, an essential oils blend designed to help manage and relieve stress.

Yoga Talk at The Ommani Center

Yoga Talk at The Ommani Center

Shelley Carpenter, a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher and Reiki master, will give an educational talk, Yoga for Vitality, from 6 to 7 p.m., February 20, at The Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine, in Pewaukee.

Online Radio Show Emphasizes Role of Natural Health Care

Online Radio Show Emphasizes Role of Natural Health Care

A special Rethinking Health Matters online radio show, hosted by Natural Awakenings National Editor Linda Sechrist from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST, February 7, will highlight the importance of independent media in informing the public about natural health care options.

Dr. John Whitcomb Launches Cutting-Edge Wellness University

Dr. John Whitcomb Launches Cutting-Edge Wellness University

Dr. John Whitcomb, the owner of Brookfield Longevity Clinic, is starting Wellness University, an innovative, comprehensive lecture series that covers self-care concepts based on the principles used in anti-aging, functional, holistic, integrative and wellness medicines. The series comprises 12 core lectures, plus 20 electives. Wellness University will meet at Boerner Botanical Gardens, in Hales Corners, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., February 21, April 4, May 30, August 29, October 17 and December 5, and will continue in 2015.

February 2014 Publisher Letter

February 2014 Publisher Letter

It just makes sense that loving and being loved is vital to our happiness.