December 18, 2018
Happy Holidays Friends! 

As Essential Wellness/Celebrate Wellness/TC Wellness heads into the new year, we pause to celebrate 24 years in business in 2019. We began publishing a print newspaper in 1995, then on to a print magazine in the early 2000s. In 2011 we became a digital flipbook magazine ( and twice-monthly newsletter (Celebrate Wellness) and ceased our print operations.

It's been an education as we've watched all the social changes that have happened in the past quarter century. Changes, both socially and climatically, had been predicted for decades but until you are there, up close and personal, it was hard to imagine. The last couple years in particular have been very turbulent on both fronts as we watch our institutions being uprooted and the underlying viruses exposed and played out. The weather reflects the social climate: Extreme devastation and unpredictability. As many pundits have said, "breakdown precedes breakthrough" and I believe we are in the pre-dawn phase of a better world.

The chaos that swirls around us should cause us to gather closer to family and friends so that we can weather the storms. We wish you a Christmas filled with warmth and the loving ties that create the safety net and space for peace.

Featured Article
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Another Version of Christmas
By Rev. Alan L. Pritz

AS MOST PEOPLE know, December is a chaotic month blending shopping, socializing, Santa, and sundry religious observances. Amidst predominantly Christian rituals are sprinkled Chanukah and a variety of solstice celebrations. Not to ignore the latter, this article provides a broader perspective of the Christian Holyday and invites those who resonate with it to engage the season more mindfully, and, reverently.

Christmas signifies hopeful celestial foreshadowing yet is eclipsed by the celebration of Jesus' redemptive mission at Easter. This is understandable, perhaps, if one views the Savior motif as unique to Christianity. I assert that it isn't. The birth of a Christ - in this case, Jesus - is never inconsequential but must be viewed in context of a larger ongoing commitment of Spirit to humanity. As such, it entails a deeper significance and merits greater veneration than is ordinarily given.

Featured Listings
Dec 20 or Jan 12: Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop
The perfect gift for the person ready to create the life of their dreams. A full-day immersion to focus on your authentic life and your ideal outcomes. This workshop provides you the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes. Provides everything you need, including instruction, materials, continental breakfast and beverages. Or, have some fun with your friends and host your own Vision Board Party (5 people minimum). $99. Composure Coaching. 218-590-2539.
Echo Bodine 2017
Begins Jan 9: 16-Week Psychic/Spiritual Development Class
6:45-9:00 pm. Topics include: Intuition, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience (Empath), Clairgustance. The Soul's Perspective of Life, Death and Life after Death; Reincarnation and Past Life Regression; Mediumship; Spirit Guides; Ghosts/Spirits/Ghostbusting; Astral Projection (soul travel); Auras; Tarot; Seances; Channeling; Ouija Board; Pendulums. Each week we discuss a different topic and do a psychic exercise: i.e. billets, photos, psychometry, names. $30 per week. Class is held at my teaching Center-5356 Chicago Ave. So. in Minneapolis. Register by sending an email to
Jan 19 & 20: Shamanic Spiritual Protection and Psychic Self Defense Workshop
12 - 6. Arriale Starbird, a trained Shamanic Energy Healer, Spiritual Counselor, and Past Life Regression Therapist, with over 14 years of experience, will be teaching a workshop on Shamanic Energy Clearing, Healing and Protection methods. You will learn: 1. To connect deeper with Your Higher Power, Spirit Guides. 2. To work with Archangel Michael and whole Angelic realm to do clearings of negative attachments from your aura and chakras. 3. To clear negative contracts. 4. To cut cords of attachment. 5. To create strong protection from intrusion. 6. And much more! 952-222-8053
Lehman, Cindy
Beginning Feb 20: Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation Class
Learn to consciously access your soul's guidance, clarity, purpose, and wisdom. Discover your abilities working with your body/soul partnership in this lifetime. Learn and practice: healthy grounding and structure, setting/maintaining healthy energetic boundaries, clearing your aura, energetic integrity, chakras, trance work, energetic letting go and creating, guidance, reading energy patterns and more to create the life you came here to live. Wednesday evenings, February - November. Cindy Lehman, 612-669-1861
Feb 23 & 24: Psychic & Healing Symposium
Presented by Body Mind Spirit & Edge Life Expo. Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN. Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5. Tickets: $12 covers 2-day admission to exhibit hall & workshops. Visit with 85 exhibitors offering holistic healing therapies, intuitive readings, aura photos, wellness products, stones/crystals, jewelry, spiritual resources & more! To exhibit contact Dee,, 715-259-3047.


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EDITOR: Lynn LaFroth