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Restore: Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit
MINNEAPOLIS – Ever wondered how herbs can help prevent illness? Can meditation reduce stress? Does an acupuncture needle hurt? “Restore: Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit” is a daylong event that allows the public to learn about and explore – hands-on – holistic healing practices such as acupuncture, homeopathy, energy work, Tai Chi and much more. The event will take place Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Depot in downtown Minneapolis and is open to the public. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Participants will enjoy a day full of relaxation, learning, rejuvenation and exploring with local practitioners and organizations that connect the mind, body and spirit. Organizations such as St. Catherine University, U of M Center for Spirituality and Healing, Mayo Health System, Northwestern Health Sciences University and others will offer expert speakers, interactive workshops and experiential treatments.

“People often say holistic healing is too ‘out there,’ but that’s because they’ve never experienced it,” says Pamela LaBelle, founding director of Restore. “Come to the event, ask questions, meet practitioners and people who have benefited from healing practices. Then form an opinion on what may be right for you. Our mission is to empower individuals to have a voice in their overall health care.”

The team behind Restore has more than 30 years experience producing events, and many are graduates of St. Catherine University’s Masters of Holistic Health Studies program.

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Spirit Spectacular Show
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – Spirit Spectacular Show – a metaphysical expo featuring eight keynote speakers, 24 educational workshops, a silent auction benefitting The Pet Project, 50 exhibitors and much more – takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and from 10 am. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2200 Freeway Blvd., in Brooklyn Center. Admission is $5 for one day, $8 for the weekend. Keynote speakers are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Keynote speakers are: Rita Louise, Ph.D. (“Tapping into your Intuition” and “Ghosts, Spirits & All that goes Bump in the Night”); Kathryn Harwig (“Intuitive Advantage”); Troy Parkinson (“Psychic Medium Gallery”); Sid Korpi (“Pet Loss: Receiving the Gifts that Only Grieving Can Give”); Joann Bruhn (“The Gift Within Grief & The Power of Harmony”); Carole J. Hyder (“The Four Faces of Money: Financial Feng Shui”); and Dr. Brenda Schaeffer (“Is It Love or Addiction?”). Exhibitors include: Animal communicators, Nutrition, Henna, Grief Guidance Human & Animal, Psychics, Ghosts, Feng Shui, Tarot, Mediums, Dowsing, Massage, GLBT Spirit, Jewelry, Kids, Herbs, Green Home, Crystals, Oxygen Bar, Pet Nutrition & Care, Healthy Sexuality, Meditation, Shamanism and much more.

For more information, visit For tickets, go to Call 612.724.1020.

“By Women For Women” weekend retreat
WILLARD, WI – Women from across Wisconsin and Minnesota will be gathering at the Christine Center in Willard on March 5-7 to celebrate the creative and spiritual energy of women as they honor International Women’s Day. Area women are invited to attend the retreat and may come alone, with a group of friends, or with their mothers, daughters or grandmothers. The “By Women For Women” is a registration-free weekend retreat where women donate their time to share their creative talents with other women. This year’s program includes a variety of workshops from dance and meditation to writing and creating garden stepping-stones. Women are invited to attend any or all workshops. There is also time for relaxation, saunas, walks in nature and conversation with other women.

The Christine Center has presented this annual event for the past eight years as a way to celebrate International Women’s Day.

“Women need to celebrate their achievements,” said Sister Cecy Corcon, FSPA of the Christine Center. “Coming together and meeting women who want to share their learning is exciting and gives us all a lift. Traveling together we will find liberation for all women. Women in solidarity with women around the world, recognizing that we’ve come a long way.”

There is no charge to attend the workshops; the only cost is for meals and lodging. Call 715.267.7507 to register or for more information. You may also visit the center’s website at

Since 1980, the Christine Center has been a sanctuary for spiritual deepening and global transformation in the lineage of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and embraces persons of all spiritual paths in a natural sanctuary. Today, it remains grounded in the Catholic commitment to dialogue and respect for all faith traditions. The Center bears the Franciscan hallmarks of simplicity, welcoming hospitality, and love for nature. Hidden off the highways of central Wisconsin, the Christine Center is a natural sanctuary of woodland, ponds, and meadows. The Center is designed to deepen spiritual practice is solitary quiet.



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