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Wellness Club Has Right Timing during Pandemic, Sees Success in 1st Year of Operation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is rare to hear about a business that just opened this year, and actually seeing an increase in revenue, growth, and recognition - but that is exactly what has been the Kansas City Wellness Club. Inside the elegant and glamorous Kansas City Club building, is the Wellness Club - a modern day health club, new age spa, salon, coaching & healing wellness center in downtown K.C.

"No matter where you stand or what you've heard, 'wellness' is the common denominator for the best path forward," says Heath Wessling, the Owner. "It is the only natural and sustainable solution to what is going on around us. Everyone wants to know what the future looks like - but they need to realize that WE determine that future. The everyday choices we make right now will have a direct cause and effect impact on that emerging future - not only in our lives, but also in the world around us that we want to live in.

"I feel our success during this most challenging year is because we are speaking a timely message - become informed, achieve optimal health through sustainable services & products, and develop personal resilience to future adverse events. Our mission statement is to 'guide you to rise above the tidal wave of modern day life,' and that has never been more relevant than it is right now in a health crisis. Our multi service experiences simplify it for you, and enhance your holistic needs of body, mind, and soul."

Recently the Wellness Club won a Best in KC award for Best Day Spa. "We are very proud to be Kansas City's best day spa, we take that part of our business very seriously with the best staff and elite natural based products. However, it is also important to note that we are much more than a day spa," says Wessling.

Life Coaching, Energy Healing, and Virtual Reality offerings have always been a part of their diverse suite of services, yet In September the Wellness Club added a Fitness Studio Gym, a full suite of yoga and group fitness classes (delivered upstairs in one of the Kansas City Club's large ballrooms), as well as launched its long-awaited Membership packages.

The Wellness Club has generous everyday deals targeted towards healthcare workers as well as all types of teachers ("traditional or home schoolers"), or for getting to the Wellness Club in a sustainable method. Recently they are giving away local fresh healthy meals to their new guests who are just now discovering the Club through the holidays.

Wessling adds, "We talk a lot about caring for our community, and we see a lot more in our future towards these means. We understand how people are really feeling their local communities now more than ever- their local stores, their favorite restaurants, their regional farmers and farms, their local economies, etc.

"We also offer up our spaces for private rental. We know these days people seek to reunite with their friends and family members, but are concerned about the place and atmosphere. We want to provide them with a warm, welcoming, safe, fun, and beneficial environment to do that. Being located inside the Kansas City Club- which is already an elite venue with multiple grand spaces that has been recently renovated, we have even greater potential for different amenities & events. We hope to synergize further with them to truly become a new age community center of growth, education, and social wellness entertainment."

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Five Star Reviews for Real Life Ghostbuster’s First Fiction Foray

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Nifni Press, a Paraphrase, LLC imprint, released "Near Death (A Raney/Daye Investigation Book 1)" (ISBN: 978-1953566003), a paranormal mystery introducing a new team of investigators that has already garnered several 5-star reviews from and been lauded by noted mediums for its refreshingly real portrayal of the paranormal.

It is no wonder the book makes the unreal seem real. Co-author Loyd Auerbach, a world-renowned parapsychologist, has written several non-fiction books on ghosts, psychic dreaming and other things that go bump in the night. Loyd is a sought-after speaker on the paranormal, especially in the busy Halloween month. Why did he pick October to release Near Death? "Everybody is focused on the spooky and paranormal in October," Auerbach shared, "making the release of 'Near Death' especially relevant."

Near Death, the first book in the Raney/Daye Investigation series, was written by Rich Hosek, Arnold Rudnick and Loyd Auerbach, who worked from Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, to adapt a script they wrote together into a "Great read," according to Evidential Spirit Medium Sandra O'Hara. "Strong characters, bad guys and ghosts with a killer twist." NY Times bestselling authors have lauded the work, which is Loyd's first fiction book, but surely not his last. "The late Martin Caidin, author of 'Cyborg,' the basis of 'The Six Million Dollar Man,' urged me to get into fiction," Auerbach recalled. "Both before and after he died. I'm very proud to be part of this project, bringing my own paranormal experiences to Raney and Daye Investigations."

"Near Death" is based on an original screenplay the trio wrote in 1992 called "Raney & Daye: Supernormal Sleuths." Before that, it was a television series pitch called "Psi Cops."

"This was before 'The X-Files,'" Arnold recalls. "Nobody was ready for a paranormal television show - and a few people thought it was about fraternity police, so we decided to change the title."

Rich began the task of updating the trio's almost 30-year-old work a year ago. "The process of turning a movie into a novel has always intrigued me. I've enjoyed movies based on novels, but the other way opens up exploration into character that you can't do in a screenplay," Hosek said. "I began writing novels recently, and Raney and Daye came to mind because of all of Nate and Jennifer's untold stories. But it wasn't something I wanted to do without Arnold and Loyd. I reached out to see if they would be interested in this project, and they both responded, 'When do we start?'"

Loyd recently completed the team effort "ESP Wars: East & West" and has written numerous books on the paranormal, including the definitive "ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook." Rich has also written "The Dead Kids Club," which will be released in 2021. Arnold wrote the award-winning paranormal pre-teen book, "ESPete: Sixth Grade Sense" and the inspirational children's book "Little Green." Together, Rich and Arnold have written several feature scripts and for numerous television shows, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The New Addams Family."

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"NEAR DEATH" introduces parapsychologist Dr. Jennifer Daye and police detective Nate Raney in a ghostly mystery. When Nate is shot during a high-stakes robbery, he awakens from the ordeal during which he was clinically dead with the information he needs to track down the men who shot him. However, he remains skeptical that there is anything paranormal about the revelations. Jennifer believes otherwise and tries to convince Nate to share the story of his near-death experience. Nate is reluctant, but she does convince him to team up with her for the investigation of an uninvited ghost in a woman's apartment. "NEAR DEATH" brings this investigative odd couple together in a fast-paced story that takes you on an exciting journey through the paranormal that draws Jennifer and Nate into a decades-old cold case.

About Loyd Auerbach:

Loyd Auerbach, MS, is a world-recognized paranormal expert with thousands of media appearances and the author or coauthor of nine paranormal books and one on publishing and publicity. He is President of the Forever Family Foundation (since 2013, and Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations (since 1989). He is on faculty at Atlantic University and JFK University (National University) and teaches online Parapsychology courses through the Rhine Education Center. He is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center and the advisory board of the Windbridge Research Center. He is a past president of the Psychic Entertainers Association, and besides working as a parapsychologist, he performs as professional mentalist Professor Paranormal (and occasional chocolatier). Follow him @profparanormal on Twitter.

About Rich Hosek:

Rich has written for numerous television series with his writing partner Arnold Rudnick including, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Star Trek: Voyager," and "The New Addams Family" for which they won a Leo Award for Best Writing for Comedy or Variety. More recently he has been focusing his efforts on novels and short stories. He is a fan of Legos and Doctor Who now that there is a Doctor Who Lego set, his life is complete. Be sure to check out his other novels, short stories and non-fiction at, and follow on Twitter @RichHosek and on Facebook @Written by Rich Hosek.

About Arnold Rudnick:

Arnold studied film and accounting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in feature development at Paramount Pictures and Gary Lucchesi Productions. Arnold and Rich have collaborated on numerous scripts for film and television, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "The New Addams Family." He has also written children's books, including "ESPete: Sixth Grade Sense," which won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and Reader's Favorite Awards and was a pick in Danny Brassell's Lazy Readers Book Club, and "Little Green." He and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.

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Designer and TV Personality Cary Weldy Launches New Book: ‘The Power of Tattoos’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Why do some shapes in art increase aggression? Can a sun tattoo create inflammation in the body? What makes black, the most popular color of tattoos and fashion, statistically the worst color to wear for cultivating happiness, attracting love, winning in sports, and achieving success? In his groundbreaking new book, Cary Weldy discusses how the science of art - including the lines, shapes, colors, patterns, and symbology in a single tattoo or art piece on the wall - dramatically changes one's life experience.

From his energy-based approach to art and interior design to his appearances on HGTV, readers familiar with Cary Weldy will appreciate his new offering, in which he speaks to both the tattooed enthusiast and art aficionado. He launched his second book "The Power of Tattoos: Twelve Hidden Energy Secrets of Body Art Every Tattooed Enthusiast Should Know" in paperback worldwide on Aug. 23, 2020, on Within three days, the book became a #1 new release on Amazon worldwide, as well as in the top-selling 100 books among 50,000 titles on tattoos and fashion globally.

"While working with clients and their art over the past two decades, I noticed something rather startling," says Weldy. "Artwork usually reflects the personal stories of our past. But curiously, our art also creates our future. With tattoos, it is even more profound. The longer we are near a piece of art, the more we go into resonance with the energy and information radiating from the colors, shapes, lines, patterns, and symbology in a single image. The time we are exposed to an image matters."

"In 1889, Oscar Wilde wrote that life imitates art far more than art imitates life," Weldy explains. "As a trained chemical engineer who believes in science, I wanted to put Wilde's theory to the test to find out how our art shapes our lives. For six years, I interviewed dozens of inked enthusiasts all over the world and dug into the research about the science of art. It is true that every piece of art we are around affects us, much like being near a friend. Science confirms that when we are around a happy or sad friend, we begin to resonate with his or her energy. After we absorb it, we become it."

"For example, the most popular color in fashion is black, which is also the top color used to ink tattoos," Weldy says. "Despite its widespread popularity and belief that black is the 'power color,' wearing it has rather devastating consequences. Studies show the color black increases aggression, evokes anxiety and depression, and adversely impacts the immune system. In sports, black is the #1 losing color."

"In nature, however, most living things are rich in vibrant color, and what little in nature that is black usually has a destructive, deadening quality to it - including mold, tooth decay, many cancers, burned wood, volcanic ash, coal, ants, crows, black bears, skunks, frostbite, and decaying meat," Weldy adds. "This color is an energetic black hole that absorbs light, heat, and other energy forms. Simply said, black radiates the energy of destruction and death."

"Red, on the other hand, has been shown to be the winning color, hands down," Weldy explains. "For centuries, Pranic Feng Shui practitioners have observed that the color red has an expansive quality, versus the contracting quality of black that is much like an energy vampire. Red has been shown to make people more attractive, elevate test scores for students, and give sports teams the winning edge. Since 1946, English football teams have won more games than they lost when wearing red, and another study revealed that between 1940 and 2013, the color of NCAA uniforms for the top-performing teams was rarely black. In fact, the winning teams wore red. Global companies, such as McDonald's, Target, and Coca-Cola, successfully use red to create a clear advantage in a competitive marketplace."

In Weldy's new book, readers will also learn:

* The 12 elements of art that change one's destiny, including color, shape, symbolism, proximity to an image, length of exposure, quantity of tattoos, and how widely distributed an image is.

* Which symbols in art can attract success, and which symbols invite negative experiences.

* How some shapes promote harmony, positive emotions, and prosperity, while other shapes such as sharp angles found in many tattoos escalate stress, aggression, and other negative emotions, as research confirms. "These studies explain why getting more than three or four tattoos usually results in increased aggression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other health issues," Weldy says.

About the Author:

Cary Weldy is an experienced interior designer, builder, and accomplished leader in advertising, PR, and branding in Fortune 500 companies. With his education in engineering and extensive studies in dowsing and subtle energy over the past 30 years, he brings rare insight and knowledge in how energy from art, media, and architecture influences people's lives. In his global consulting practice, Weldy provides practical solutions to individuals and corporate clients to transform the energy in their homes, workplaces, products, and media.

For more than 25 years, Cary Weldy has studied the secrets of the masters of art, architecture, and energy, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vitruvius, Plato, and the ancient Egyptian temple masters. Since 1991, he has extensively studied energy and healing modalities around the country, with certifications in Polarity Energy work, QiGong, Reconnective Therapy with Herwig and Kerstin Schoen, Advanced Pranic Healing with Master Co, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Steve Shields and Kay Phillips.

In 2011, Weldy published his first book entitled "Spiritual Values in the Workplace: The Soul of Success in the 21st Century" with Hay House's Balboa Press, where he discusses energy in the business environment. In addition to numerous appearances on HGTV, TLC, and other networks, he appears on TV and radio shows, conducts seminars and workshops, and speaks at conferences. In 2012, he created, produced, and hosted a TV show called "Sacred Spaces," achieving three Accolade awards.

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New Book: ‘Morning Glory 2’ – 366 Conversations to Inspire and Offer Hope

DURHAM, N.C. -- What A Word Publishing and Media announces the paperback print and ebook release of "Morning Glory 2" (ISBN: 978-1732824034), with 366 daily conversations for an entire year. Written by Sheila Hayford, this book is inspiring, thought provoking and refreshingly honest. It is an easy read and highly recommended.

"Morning Glory 2" is available online, including via Amazon: Barnes & Noble, and book retailers.

"366 Conversations? Really? Yes, Every day you are at home, work or at play! What if I am tired from work plus housework? You will be so energized you will probably read more than your days worth!" says Hayford. "What if I need inspiration? You will find plenty of that in there! What are the conversations about? Relationships, food, sports, work, home, school, you name it! Is it a funny book? There are some things in there that will make you laugh! I sometimes wonder why some people can be so cruel to others. It talks about that too! Is there any hope? It offers plenty! Can I share 'Morning Glory 2' with friends and book club members? Yes! There is plenty of good news to go around!"

So how can I purchase this book? You may use the links below or through your favorite book store.

Adds Hayford, "With the COVID-19 health issues, gun violence, recent protests against police brutality, sex trafficking scandals, hurricanes, tornadoes, political animosity, coupled with the loss of many jobs, the closure of some businesses and restaurants for good and the isolation of the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the daily headlines could leave a person discouraged, in despair and with a sense of hopelessness. Enter 'Morning Glory 2,' with inspirational, sometimes funny, thought provoking and refreshing daily conversations. Written from me to you, it is my hope that Morning Glory 2 will be uplifting each day and become your new reading companion."

"Morning Glory 2" Book Excerpt:

"Do not let your enemy become your idol? So one might ask, "What do you mean by that?" I mean: do not breathe and live out your life with your enemy as your primary focus or priority... Does that mean we overlook wrongdoing, whatever the source? No!..." (Excerpt Copr. (c) 2020, Sheila Hayford, Author, "Morning Glory 2.")

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Mind Flow Hypnosis Extends Free Virtual Hypnosis Session to Healthcare Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- For first responders and healthcare practitioners seeking relief from COVID-19-induced stress and fear, Mind Flow Hypnosis is answering the call. It's currently offering a free hypnosis session via Zoom or Skype in an effort to do its part to help nurses and other healthcare practitioners during this global pandemic.

Healthcare workers are on the front lines of COVID-19 and anxiety and fear are natural responses. Mind Flow Hypnosis is working with them to navigate and handle these feelings as best it can.

"These online sessions are extremely effective for stress, fear and anxiety - all of which compromise the immune system - and are designed to help people feel more comfortable and safer in their environment," Carmela Tunzi, Mind Flow Hypnosis, says.

Tunzi says she had a recent consult with an ER nurse who was feeling overwhelmed and concerned about a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). She was having difficulty sleeping and keeping a clear head in a time when she needed it most. She was panicked and frustrated all at once.

"I listened very carefully during the consultation," Tunzi says. "I offered a free hypnosis session to her and, via Zoom, we customized a session to bring her relief."

Twenty minutes after the session, this nurse reported she felt as if she had just taken a rejuvenating and much needed nap. She was calm and relaxed. Hypnosis helps to calm the nervous system and the fright/flight response.

"We see the world through images our mind creates and hypnosis is a great tool to combat negative emotions while providing a sense of calm," Tunzi explains. "Mind Flow Hypnosis is here to help."

About Mind Flow Hypnosis

In practice since 2013, Los Angeles-based Mind Flow Hypnosis offers stress release through complete hypnosis programs. Free consultations and customized programs are available. A hypnosis suggestibility test is recommended as results may vary.

Mind Flow Hypnosis is located in Atwater Village, 3191 Casitas Ave., Suite 121B. For more information:

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Leader in Unique, Custom Horoscope Gifts and Zodiac-themed Products Announces Official Store Launch and Product Unveiling

BOISE, Idaho -- We Love Horoscope (, a leading maker of premium astrology related gifts and collector items, announced today the official launch of its internet store and the plan to celebrate with a giveaway and big sale.

We Love Horoscope is the only online web shop 100% dedicated to providing this exciting niche market a wide variety of high quality, unique and custom horoscope gifts and zodiac-oriented products.

Having practiced astrology for decades, We Love Horoscope has long felt the horoscope market represented a huge market for e-commerce. Nearly everyone in the world knows their star sign or has at least heard about the zodiac. In many countries and communities horoscope is taken very seriously and many everyday activities are determined and arranged with the stars and heavens in mind.

We Love Horoscope has worked hard to create and curate a huge and diverse variety of fun, useful and beautiful gift products that are great for sharing, are incredibly unique and always make the recipient very happy! Consumers no longer need to search far and wide for that perfect item when they have a whole line of interesting and valuable products to choose from right at We Love Horoscope. You cannot give a more appropriate and personalized gift than something related to your giftees' star sign.

In addition, We Love Horoscope is taking this opportunity to announce our new custom-made line of horoscope gifts. Now you can have a short, special message or even your-giftees-name printed or engraved directly on the item! This kind of special item is made just for the recipient and could not be more endearing. At launch, we have custom 'Your Name Here' personalized products in both wineglasses and keychains.

Lastly, and most importantly, We Love Horoscope is giving customers something to really celebrate. This Black Friday, November 29, 2019, We Love Horoscope plans a 50% mega sale for one day only. Buy all the gifts you need for your special someone in plenty of time for Christmas - and at HALF OFF!

In addition, in order to reward our customers, We Love Horoscope has kicked off a big giveaway of a FREE $100 USD Amazon Gift Card. Enter to win now.

With a background in professional astrology and a knack for creating innovative horoscope gift items, We Love Horoscope Invites you to visit our blog ( and see all the best news, information and discussion about hot, interesting topics in the world of Astrology.

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We Love Horoscope is a creator and curator of premium horoscope and zodiac themed gifts, products and collectors' items. Passionate about all thing's astrology, We Love Horoscope is the only internet site fully dedicated to making great products for astrology lovers. We will never stop making and finding the cutest, most useful and most endearing astrology related gift products on the market. We Love Horoscope promotes a fun atmosphere of like-minded folks who are interested in the fun and the impact astrology has on our lives.

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Near Death Out of Body Experiences Guides Woman to Become A Doctor and Medium

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- In "Med School after Menopause, The Journey of my Soul" (ISBN: 978-0578526300; $14.99 Divine Publishing, Nov. 2019) author Ann Charlotte Valentin shows the reader that it is never too late to transform one's life path. By sharing stories from her own life, she helps the reader identify how their own perception affects them in different situations.

Each chapter provides a specific message for the reader to contemplate followed by an exercise that can easily be incorporated into daily life.

By sharing her own journey and paranormal experiences through life, she inspires the reader to find their Divine Feminine, intuitive powers and soul's purpose. This book will take you on a journey that will help you create peace and happiness in your mind, heart, and soul.

"I knew I was dying. The first thing I noticed was that I was still alive. I was still there, just outside my body!" said Dr. Valentin as she came close to death in the ER in 1992. She then developed a serious blood disorder and walked a fine line between life and death for several years.

Two years later as she struggled to heal, she again left her body, which activated her life path. As a result of these experiences, she became clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient.

"I wrote this book to inspire the reader to follow their own intuition and develop into the person they were born to become by moving from their mind to their heart."

Ann Charlotte Valentin is a doctor and medium with a background in business and computer science. As a physician she helps her patients heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. She also works as a public speaker and spiritual educator to help others find their intuitive gifts.

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Kharis Publishing Releases ‘Oh Da Joy’ – A Conversation in the Art of Joyful Living, Resonating with Spiritual Readers, Who Are Seeking to Supercharge Their Lives with Joy

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Kharis Publishing today announces the release of "Oh Da Joy" (ISBN: 978-1946277398) by Pat Jewell, a broadly reaching new book with the spirit of "Chicken Soup for The Soul." Appealing to a wide range of readers who will find comfort and joy in this life-guide to turn the weary into the re-charged.

The book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Edelweiss and many more. Book signings and social media campaigns are underway, so keep an eye out for Pat Jewell, author of "Oh Da Joy"!

"The advice in this book is so good that I'm going to ask Pat Jewell to be my therapist," says Chip Beall; CEO & Founder of Questions Unlimited and National Academic Association.

"Oh Da Joy," a truly refreshing guide to creating a life super-charged with joy. Both the book and the author positively sparkle with energy, appealing to all types of readers. Author Pat Jewell condenses her years of experience changing lives into a must-have guide through the challenging days and how to turn it into wonderful joyfulness.

"'Oh Da Joy' is a joy to read. It asks the right questions and gets us thinking about how we bring joy to our lives and to others. Pat encourages us to live in the moment. Thinking about what might and could happen steals our joy. Every chapter ends with a thought-provoking message," says Montrie Rucker Adams, author, "Just Do Your Dream! Seven Steps to Help You Do What You Always Wanted."

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Long Island Entrepreneur Leads the Flareology Movement

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. -- Obsessed with sparking change from within, Lesley Nurse found a way to do that and now wants to share her methods with others. She's developed a concept that she's calling "Flareology" and it's designed to help people, primarily women, to claim their power or get it back and make positive changes in their lives.

"Someone once asked me, 'Do you know your power?' I had no idea what he was talking about," Nurse says. "I started thinking about failed and toxic relationships and the absence of a father figure in my life. I was acting out, but not in a way that helped me. In fact, my actions were hurting me. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. It was time for me to claim my power and now that I've found it, I want to inspire other women to do the same. Flareology is all about self-care and healing."

As a young child and adult, Nurse experienced numerous traumatic events that led her to where she is today.

"I had to figure out a way to deal with the pain and to start trusting people," she says. "I had walls up and aggression was a form of protection. I started reading and watching spiritual programs and took pieces of what worked and left other pieces behind. I've put the pieces together and learned how to heal."

The end result is a new online mini-course that coaches and mentors women on how they, too, can leave the past behind while moving towards a better and more empowered future.

The course, "What Is Self-Care? 10 Key Tips to Go from Toxic to Triumphant Living" is especially designed for passionate, driven women who have experienced physical and emotional abuse and are trying to find their way back from the dark.

"It's never too late to heal," Nurse says. "Don't apologize for the past, but don't fall victim to it either. People are often surprised to learn about my past. I walk around with scars, but no one can see them."

Nurse acts as a guide of sorts in this 60-minute online course where she outlines the 10 tips, elaborates on them and then provides multiple suggestions for consideration. The course helps women to ease into self-care with the ultimate goal of achieving peace and balance. It's a confidential environment where women can be in a safe space while healing from bondage. It's an ideal starting point for people who have tried failed options such as therapy. The end of the course provides a gift affirmation that people can carry with them.

"We all have power. I know better now and understand that I have a responsibility to always remember that," Nurse says.

The term "Flareology," sparking change within, came to Nurse after several hours of contemplation and a few double doses of espresso. She examined intentional words and meanings and sought to create a catchy phrase that would make women feel part of a movement. Boom. Flareology - which also gives a shout out to her job as a cocktail server; she loves the word "mixology."

About Lesley Nurse, founder Flareology(TM):

Nurse grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Her family is from Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to leading the Flareology movement, she's also the author of two children's books, "How Sunny Sees It;" and "The Tale of Greedy Reeby." She's a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and has an evolving fashion line called 7Seven Spark. She says everything she does is to "spark change." She's a self-proclaimed "flareologist" and wants to show others how to earn and own that name too.

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BECOMING to Host Inaugural Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat for Individuals Navigating Divorce

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- BECOMING, an organization providing mindfulness and meditation tools and retreats for those navigating major life transitions, announced today the kickoff of the first full-day meditation retreat of its kind for divorcing individuals in South Florida on Saturday May 25, 2019.

BECOMING is the brainchild of Heather Gatley, a professional and mother of four, who found herself in need of guidance when her marriage of 20 years unexpectedly fell apart.

"I had a lawyer but no earthly idea how to navigate the fear, anger, sadness and loss that this trauma represented for my family," says Gatley. "By developing a meditation and mindfulness practice, I was able to make my way through a complicated legal and emotional process and reclaim my life going forward."

There are over 25,000 divorces filed in Dade and Broward County alone each year. And while mindfulness has become in vogue for everything from reducing high blood pressure to increasing corporate productivity, it has not yet found its way into the community of individuals in desperate need of tools to manage the stress and grief that accompany divorce.

"Divorce is traumatic and a time of great transition. It is also a time that presents individuals with the opportunity for powerful, positive transformation. Mindfulness greatly aides in moving towards this positive change," she adds.

BECOMING launched in January this year with a closed Facebook group that quickly grew to 450 members. Registration for the pilot retreat filled up in one afternoon. The retreat attendees will be taught basic meditation and mindfulness techniques and participants will focus on grief, forgiveness, self-care, and managing other difficult emotions. Because divorcing individuals typically face financial insecurity and stress, BECOMING'S full day and multi-day retreats are offered on a sliding scale fee basis.

"I wanted anyone who is stuck in that limbo land of early uncoupling - where your old life is clearly over but the future is impossible to envision - to have the resources and a tribe of support to mindfully determine what they want the rest of their lives to look like."

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