Raindrop Technique Can Help Relieve Pain and Disease


According to a recent Chronic Pain Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, 76.5 million Americans reported a problem with pain that persisted for more than 24 hours. More than 51 percent of the respondents felt that they had little or no control over their pain, and 60 percent admitted that they experienced the intensity of pain one or more times each day, severely impacting the quality of their life and overall well-being.

After suffering a crippling accident while building a successful ranching and logging operation, Dr. Gary Young was informed by specialists that he would be paralyzed for life. After two years of intense pain and dedicated personal research into acupressure, herbalism, nutrition and aromatherapy, he discovered the innate power of essential oils to combat disease, preserve health and promote natural and healthy lifestyles.

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Hay House Offers a Life-Changing Conference in Austin

I Can Do It

For those searching for the inspiration and guidance needed to face today’s personal, political and financial challenges, Hay House’s annual I Can Do It! Conference, from June 7 to 8 at the Bass Concert Hall, in Austin, may be the answer. This transformational summit is an opportunity to revitalize the soul, enlighten the mind and spirit and obtain creative strategies for prospering and thriving in the current world climate.

Featuring many of today’s most life-changing and powerful motivational authors, attendees will spend the weekend listening to such headliners as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Doreen Virtue, Immaculée Ilibagiza, Kris Carr and Robert Holden, along with many other bestselling authors and acclaimed speakers.

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Austin’s Voice & Exit: A Flourish for All the Senses


The Voice & Exit event returns to the Austin Music Hall and Ballet Austin on June 21 after a successful 2013 debut. Billed as a celebration of “human flourishing”, the event includes short talks, interactive breakouts and a festival designed to inspire people about radical innovation and alternative ways of living.

Some have referred to the event as mix of TED, Cirque du Soleil and a sprinkling of Burning Man. “We start with the idea that people want to find well-being, life meaning and personal fulfillment,” says cofounder Max Borders, “Then we move outward from there to community and to the wider world.”

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Yoga Teachers From Around the World Unite, in Austin


The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) presents its annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR), from June 5 to 8, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.

A professional association for yoga teachers and therapists worldwide, IAYT’s mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. This year’s SYTAR is dedicated to professional education, research and practice and policy issues for yoga therapy. The symposium welcomes yoga teachers and experienced practitioners, including those considering training in yoga therapy.

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Sip and Stroll for Sustainable Food

Farm to Plate (SFC)

Building upon the success of six sold-out years with enhancements such as VIP options and an award honoring a local food scene hero, more than 25 local chefs will create the food for The Land of Green, the seventh annual Farm to Plate Sustainable Food Center (SFC) event, from 6: 30 to 9:30 p.m., May 8, at the historic Barr Mansion.

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Community Spotlight – Formula for Health


by Sandra Yeyati

When Trina Sims was in her 20s, she had a touring theatrical company that performed in regional theaters and schools around the country. She was the director, producer and de facto healthcare provider. “Nobody had money for doctors, but the show must go on. We couldn’t have someone out sick,” she says.

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Celebrate Mother Earth

Austin Earth Day 2014

Austin’s Day to Rally for the Earth—Celebrating and Uniting our Diversity of Austin Culture, is the theme for this year’s Austin Earth Day Festival, to be held from noon to 6 p.m., April 26, at the historic Browning Hangar at Mueller.

To celebrate Austin’s cultural diversity, t he day features a Bollywood performance, African drumming, Flamenco dancers, influential lawmakers, expert environmental speakers and an array of vendors and exhibitors. Other highlights include live music, a 3-D art mural using recycled materials, face painting in the Kids’ Zone, local magicians, food and electronics recycling.

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The Iceman Returneth


Experienced teacher, 21- plus Guiness World Record holder and daredevil adventurer Wim Hof will be offering his Innerfire workshop from from 2 to 8 p.m., June 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 15, at Eastside Austin Elite. Participants will learn the Wim Hof Method (WHM) to control the autonomic nervous system, allowing them to influence their immune system, improve blood circulation, increase concentration, develop their confidence and expand their consciousness.

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Making Medical Care Affordable for Everyone


Austin Osteopathic Family Medicine (AOFM) has developed a novel payment model for their holistic practice in which patients pay a monthly fee based on age and receive discounts on labs and procedures. Consultations with the medical center are available via telephone, email, text or telemedicine e-visits. For patients facing increasing medical costs, AOFM offers an affordable solution that is especially helpful for those with chronic illnesses that require regular follow-up visits. For acute medical conditions, the initial visit is $99.

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Create to Your Heart’s Content


Create a Gogo is offering two free workshops—a restorative yoga class with a meditation on manifesting, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 6, and an intuitive workshop with exercises for increased awareness and selfguidance, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 27.

Last month, Susannah Raulino and Vanessa Shields opened Create a Gogo as a place for people to explore the wonders of their minds and hearts in a fun, supportive environment. They offer workshops, classes and private sessions in creativity and self-development through writing, improvisation, yoga, dance, meditation and collaborative drawing. Drawing upon decades of personal and teaching experience, Raulino and Shields help people have breakthrough experiences and give them tools to carry change forward into their lives and their creativity.

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