The Qi Activation Wellness Conference, formerly known as Qi Revolution, comes to the Houston Convention Center, July 20 to 23. Building upon 65 events and the experiences of 40,000 previous attendees, this fun, experiential and educational event includes food healing protocols; qigong foot reflexology for on-the-spot pain relief and endocrine-boosting effects; protocols for cancer, diabetes and heart disease; and a qigong/energy component.
Sponsored by Insight Events USA, neuroscientist, chiropractor, lecturer and author Dr. Joe Dispenza will present a lecture from 7 to 9:30 p.m., June 20, and a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 21 and 22 at the Unity Church of The Hills, in Austin.
Elizabeth and Neil Carman, authors of a new book, Cosmic Cradle: Spiritual Dimensions of Life before Birth, will conduct a book signing and talk at 4 p.m., June 1, at Book People, in Austin.
As Purple Penguin Cleaning Services, LLC, celebrates its first year of service, owner Yesenia Slater says, “Our Purple takes on a green cleaning hue—we continue to adopt products deemed environmentally safe and minimize the use of certain chemicals to provide a clean, green, germ-free cleaning experience for the benefit of our customers and our staff.”
Drawing from three decades of experience as a master meditation teacher, Susanna Bair, Huffington Post blogger, co-author of Living from the Heart and co-founder of Heart Rhythm Meditation, has embarked upon the Invincible Heart tour, which stops in Austin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1 and 2, at Casa de Luz, in Austin.
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.
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.