"Evolving Magazine is a catalyst to assist humanity in awareness."
When I created and launched Evolving Woman in 1994, I was impressed by the abundance of health practitioners in the area. Over the years, I’ve watched as holistic, alternative healers have become more mainstream — and the public in turn has realized their many benefits. Holistic and traditional medicine truly can blend and meld to create optimal wellness.
Then in 2009, Evolving Magazine launched. The number of brave pioneers, willing to put their services forth to the community — energy healers, chiropractors, massage therapists, art therapists, wellness centers and so much more — has multiplied. March marks the beginning of our 12th year of publishing since the re-launch. The magazine has evolved into a glossy publication and, in keeping with digital times, has a vibrant online presence with an online Holistic Directory (in addition to this annual print directory).
This time of year is such a joyous time for me with the birth of spring, celebrating another year as a Kansas City staple in the wellness industry, and our annual Wellness Directory (inside this issue). Thank you all for your support throughout the past 11 years. We have learned, grown, expressed, then learned and grown some more. The team I work with on a daily basis, as well as our contributing writers, artists, and advertisers, have created a publication that is truly a joy to produce.
The annual Wellness Directory is a resource I hope you will save and reference whenever you need holistic products or services. The Wellness Directory is passed out all year at events and festivals, plus is online at www.EvolvingMagazine.com.
Kansas City is truly blessed to have such an abundance of talented practitioners and my hope is that we will all live healthier lives by utilizing their services.
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JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS
Boundaries: Where Are You?
By Jude LaClaire, Ph.D.
We begin our lives in a symbiotic relationship. Our life-long journey is learning how to become separate individuals while connecting interpersonally with others. Our experiences create our foundational understanding about boundaries, which are learned from both positive and negative experiences. Boundaries are:
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By Aluna Michaels
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Happy birthday, Aries! You’ll have many hard-won victories at work! Your career can skyrocket in ways you’ve been striving for and perhaps even given up on. Be enthusiastic, but also get focused on new goals you can set now that these doors have opened for you. Plan action steps and do them so you can continue your ascent to greatness! Also, take affirmations seriously. Pick two or three that resonate and make them your mantras. ...Read More.
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Uncover Hidden Risks For Stroke & Heart Attack
by Nancy Russell, M.D.
We all want to age well, but far too many young Americans are having heart attacks or strokes and many are life-ending events. Check out the statistics: 2200 people die from heart disease in the United States each day. Many of those never make it to a hospital. Someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 43 seconds. 50 percent of people who have a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Let’s Change the Words We Use Around Autism
It’s time to re-imagine society’s attitudes about autism
By Sam Farmer
New year. New decade. A good time for society to embrace a new attitude about autism, which considers the wellbeing of those who walk in these shoes. There are many on the autism spectrum who live with a compromised sense of self, who deserve to be able to work on building self-esteem without society thinking less of them by viewing autism as a disorder. Autism is also frequently described as a “disability” or as a “condition,” both of which carry the same potential consequences. Public discourse about autism that refers to it in these ways can stymie progress on self-esteem building by adversely affecting one’s emotional state. I should know. I have been living on the autism spectrum for 50 plus years and had to fight for the better portion of these years to learn how to love myself.
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Energy Body
By Lisa Erickson
Interest in the chakras, reiki, and energy healing has exploded in recent years, with many of us turning to these modalities for greater wellness and empowerment. What isn't as widely covered is how women's energy bodies differ from men's. Learn how you can get the most out of working with your feminine energy body - including help for healing from sexual trauma.
A Vision for the Future
By Bob Hilary
In his new book, Simplify, (Watkins, 2020) Bob Hilary sets out a vision for the future – a simpler more fulfilling life that we humans can live in harmony with the rest of the world…
Calm During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reducing Anxiety and Making the Best of Social Distancing
I woke one morning last week feeling as if I had escaped from a nightmare. Then the realization of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crept back in, and I remembered it wasn’t a dream. You might know that feeling when someone dies, and you wake up from sleeping and, just for a moment, think the tragedy is just a dream. But it’s not.