The Bastrop Healing Arts Fair will offer the public an opportunity to meet local alternative health and energy medicine practitioners from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 18, at the Bastrop Producers Market. While shopping for their weekly supply of vegetables, meats and eggs from local farmers, people will be able to have their aura photo taken, bring their dog in for a massage or get a palm reading. On display will be wellness products and technologies, organic meals and treats, beauty products, gifts, herbs, handcrafted gemstone jewelry, artwork and more. Free presentations will be offered all day, including a qigong class and crystal bowl meditation.
The event is sponsored by Living Natural magazine, Austin Natural Awakenings, The Healing River Alliance, and Yoga on the Go. Admission: one canned good (preferably peanut butter and jelly) for the Bastrop Food Pantry. Location: 977 Hwy. 71 W., Bastrop. For more information, call Susan Hikel at 512-367-3965, email Biomats2012@gmail.com or visit Tinyurl.com/cgo67a4.
The Sustainable Food Center (SFC) will hold its sixth annual Farm to Plate event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 9, at the historic Barr Mansion, in Austin. Featured chefs are Jesse Griffiths, of Dai Due; Sonya Cote, of Hillside Farmacy and the Homegrown Revival; and Andrew Wiseheart, of Contigo. More than 25 top Central Texas chefs with a demonstrated commitment to sourcing locally will participate.
After A While
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today. Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers And you learn that you really can endure… that you really are strong. And you really do have worth. And you learn and learn… With every goodbye you learn."
by Sandra Yeyati
Born in Taiwan to a big family, Lisa Lin knows firsthand what it’s like to be a middle child. “The big sister you love. The youngest brother you love. But I was in the middle, number five, so I learned to do things for myself,” she says. As a child, she always liked to know what was going on around her and in the world. She watched the news and listened to the radio. She also liked to help people. “If anyone had a problem, I tried to help them, and if I saw anything that was unfair, I always liked to jump in.”
by Stacy D. Hunter, Ph.D.
Twenty-six postures, 90 minutes and 105-degree heat and humidity have people flocking into Bikram yoga studios worldwide. This mindbody practice has amassed a following of tens of thousands, with more than 300 studios operating in the U.S. and hundreds more spanning six continents.
After more than 10 years of holding Metaphysical Life Fairs at the Holiday Inn Midtown, Spiritual Life Productions is moving to a new location at Marchesa Hall and Theatre, 56406 North IH35, Suite 310, in the Lincoln Village.
The Metaphysical Life Fairs are the oldest and largest metaphysical events in Austin, featuring psychics, astrologers, readers, energy workers, lectures, crystals, jewelry and unique gifts. Dates for 2013 fairs are April 27 and 28; June 29 and 30; and Sept 21 and 22.
Austin Earth Day Festival 2013 is set to return to the Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller Development from noon to 7 p.m., April 20. Produced by Texas Green Network, in partnership with Mueller Development and the city of Austin, the event will work to build on an inspiring 2012 festival that held a drum jam for 1,000 participants and produced a record-setting aerial photo of people spelling out “Austin Beyond Coal.”
Learn how to change lives while becoming a top income earner by attending a Higher Brain Living presentation, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 18, at the Austin Marriot South, in Austin.
Developed by Dr. Michael Cotton, this system creates a clear channel and powerful energy surge to the higher brain that opens a gateway to true, lasting, limitless and expansive higher living like no psychological, spiritual or physical healing modality on the planet.
From 9 to 11 a.m., April 13, Keep Austin Beautiful will host Clean Sweep, an annual citywide cleanup day spanning 140 sites in 31 ZIP codes all over Austin. More than 5,000 individuals are expected to donate 11,000 volunteer hours in the removal of 29 tons of trash.
“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
Spring’s annual orchestra of nature’s magnificent creatures pulls at my heartstrings and prompts me to seek anew great outdoor adventures. Throughout the ages, mystics, philosophers, poets, scientists and Native Americans have been among those believing that all of the answers to life’s questions can be found in nature.