Nutrition: Anti-Inflammatory Diet


Amy Beth Hopkins

Masters of Physical Therapy degree and Bachelors in Health Science from Loma Linda University.
Co-founder of Health & Bliss for Life

Wednesday, 12/13, 6:45 – 7:45pm

Amy Beth and her husband, Dr. Alan Hopkins, founded Health & Bliss for Life to educate and inspire people to take a holistic approach to health, blending science and spirit. They want everyone to take control of their own health and life and learn how to make the most of their relationship with their doctor.

Her talk on nutrition will focus on the ins and outs of inflammation and provide the keys to healing through an Anti-Inflammatory diet.

Vision Workshop


Nora Jeanne Welsh

Certified Bikram Yoga instructor (since 2001), Founder of BeneFIT Body Mind Spirit, LLC (owner of BeneFIT Bikram Yoga), Life Mastery Institute certified Life Mastery Consultant and DreamBuilder Life Coach, EFT/Tapping practitioner.

Sunday, 12/10, 1:30-3:30pm

In this talk, Nora Jeanne will focus on the fundamentals of living a vision driven life as opposed to a condition driven life.

Muhammad Ali said, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.”

This workshop will help you design and decide for living your dream life. Starting with the question, “what would I love?”, you’ll explore four domains in life:

Health & Well-Being
Time & Money Freedom

Nora Jeanne will help you anchor into the person you are deliberately choosing to become and provide some tools to help you move past the blocks you’ve had up until now.

Please bring a journal and an open, explorers mind!

Basics for Body Health


Nora Jeanne Welsh

Certified Bikram Yoga instructor (since 2001), Founder of BeneFIT Body Mind Spirit, LLC (owner of BeneFIT Bikram Yoga), Life Mastery Institute certified Life Mastery Consultant and DreamBuilder Life Coach, and EFT/Tapping practitioner.

Saturday, 12/9, 1:30-2:30pm

In this talk, Nora Jeanne will focus on getting your body back to a healthy, happy state by taking care of the basics: Hydration, Electrolytes, pH, and address oxidative stress and inflammation. She will also introduce Kangen Water and show you why most beverages — even bottled waters — accelerate the aging process.

Feel free to bring your water in and test its pH and ability to reduce the oxidative stress in your body. What if some simple changes (eliminating certain foods and beverages and drinking more high quality water) could dramatically improve your body’s ability to heal itself? Would you be willing to give it a try?

Jim Holzknecht


Jim Holzknecht

Author of Midlife PLAY BOOK, co-producer and director of the movie Beyond Belief, and Bikram Yoga Instructor!

Sunday, 11/12/2017, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Play full out in the 2nd Half!

The game plan strategies in Midlife PLAY BOOK not only helped the author (Jim Holzknecht) recover from chronic fatigue, they became the transformational context that he lives from.

I use football as a metaphor throughout the book because, not only am I passionate about the game, I believe football offers many similarities to life. As a society, we are spending too much time stuck in the comfort zone end of the field. This end of the field is where cynicism, frustration, lethargy, anxiety, depression and resignation are. We need some effective, easy to use strategies to get to and live from the FUN zone at the other end of the field.

“This book is a playful journey from your head to your heart. Fun, passion, and play are who we authentically are. It’s time to reclaim them for yourself. They are your birthright.”

So get ready! It’s going to be a wild, fun, playful ride! GAME ON!

Go from stuck to clear for the New Year.

This workshop will introduce 3 practices to do to get clarity for the rest of this year, next year and beyond.

Sunday, 11/12/2017, 1:30p–3:00p

Susan Phariss


Susan Phariss

Neurodevelopment Consultant

Primitive Reflex Specialist, Engineer
Brain development expert, and
Founder of Brain Fitness Strategies.

Monday, 11/6/2017, 2:00p

Overcoming Dyslexia, Learning and Behavioral Challenges with Neurodevelopmental Movements

Susan Phariss will be sharing how you can remove blocks and improve learning and behavior challenges at any age by addressing primitive reflexes. Using neurodevelopmental movements, it’s not only possible to build new neural pathways and profoundly change the brain but it can be fun, too!

Her talk will cover the following:

1. What are primitive reflexes?
2. How do primitive reflexes sabotage people?
3. How do you turn off primitive reflexes?
4. What’s possible when you address primitive reflexes?
5. Two Fun Activities for Calming the Anxious Child or Adult

After using neurodevelopmental movements to get her own life back after 10 years of devastating anxiety, Susan performed one of the first controlled studies using these movements to help kids overcome behavior and learning challenges. She specializes in helping bright kids who struggle with learning and behavior challenges with her proven step-by-step process that stimulates higher brain function. She is also a neurodevelopment consultant to private schools and early childhood development organizations.

Susan has helped adults and children alike to change their brain and profoundly improve their future at a level most people never imagine possible.

Monday, 11/6/2017, 2:00p

Dr. Jingyu Gu, Holistic Healing is Possible



PhD, Licensed Acupuncturist, founder Wellspring Acupuncture and Holistic Health Clinic, PC
TAI CHI: 45 years training, 30 years teaching, 1991 U.S. National Champion
ACUPUNCTURE: Practicing since 1970′s, taught at Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 2005-2007, currently serving as assistant chair of State of Texas Board of Acupuncture

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 4:00p

A Short Talk:
Energy Cultivator’s Personal Story: Holistic Healing Is Possible

My journey is an on-going process. It is pointing toward a constant optimal state of self-feeding energetic empowerment that will only gradually improve and enhance, rather than exhaust, or fatigue. So far science has discovered the human bio-immortality theoretically. However, they don’t know the pragmatism of the bio-immortality. What I have experienced seems to be providing a blueprint of the pragmatism.

In 1976, diagnosed with fulminant hepatitis, I was not expected to make it to 50.

In addition to typical aches and pains growing up, I was half crippled in my health at age 22. In 1976 I was medically “certified” with “half-life” to live in Shanghai, China, due to fulminant hepatitis. What had been chronic health conditions such as IBS, all-year round allergies, borderline diabetes, high-cholesterol, near-legally blind vision problems, whole-mouthful gum line recession, depression, etc. are now non-existent.

Soon after the liver damage, I repeatedly failed to find cures for my problems in the form of pills and surgeries. With nowhere to turn, I embarked on a journey to heal myself searching everywhere for solutions. Inner alchemy plus tai chi, acupuncture and herbs, and a balanced lifestyle proved to be most helpful. The journey has included about 45 years of tai chi, 30 years of inner alchemy reading and training, acupuncture and Chinese herbal studies and practice.

Today, less than 3 weeks to 62, most of the above health conditions are either healed and/or stabilized to a degree of “no hay problema” anymore.

I will give a more detailed discussion, as time permits, about healing some health conditions, such as IBS, allergies, high-cholesterol, dental problems and depression, mainly through diet, tai chi, acupuncture, herbs, and inner alchemic meditation.

At 62, I am healthier and more vibrant than I was at 22.

Clinically and functionally, at almost 62 years old, I am healthier and more vibrant than when I was 22 years old. I not only feel physiologically healthy, energetic and powerful, but also simultaneously peaceful, content, calm, and “ecstatically” happy all day long and all year round, with no end in sight.

I believe this journey has proven something more than individual abnormality or a lucky chance, because every improvement and transformation was clearly recorded and “predicted” in the decades long process of cultivation, research and practice.

It seems to suggest that human beings have an inert power to heal and empower ourselves to our optimal state. The process is long, decades long even, but can be very clearly and almost measurably marked. Therefore, I believe the process is worth sharing with all who are willing to partake. The whole body healing is a necessary and integral part of the process, and it has to be ‘all-rounded’, involving what we call the physiological, psychological, intellectual and spiritual aspects of ourselves.

I look forward to sharing my experience and philosophy with all who care to listen.

Saturday, 11/4, 4:00p


Western contemporary science on bio-immortality and biophysics on body-mind-spirit:

West, Michael D. The Immortal Cell: One Scientist’s Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging (2003). Doubleday, ISBN: 0385509186

Garrilov, Leonid A. Pieces of the Puzzle: Aging Research Today and Tomorrow in Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine. 2002, Vol. 5, 00. 255-263

Klein, Bruce J. The Scientific Conquest of Death, Essays on Infinite Lifespans. Buenos Aires: LibrosEnRed, The Immortality Institute, 2004

Pert, Candace. Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d. Hay House, Inc.: Carlsbad, CA, 2007

Molecules of Emotion. The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, NY, 1997.

Chinese Inner Alchemy Literature in Translation:

Yinshizi. Master Yinshi’s Methods of Quiet Sitting. Selections translated by Shi Fu Hwang and Cheney Crow. Tranquil Sitting: A Taoist Journal on the Theory, Practice, and Benefits of Meditation. St. Paul (MN): Dragon Door Publications, 1995.

Zhang, Boduan. Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic. Translated by Thomas Cleary. Honolulu:
University of Hawaii Press, 1987.

Laozi. Dao De Jing/Tao Te Ching. Most translated book, free versions are available online. Most classical translation was done by James Legge and newer one by Lok Sang HO. The Living Dao: The Art and Way of Living A Rich and Truthful Life. 2002, 2009.

Lane W., Peoples Anonymous




Twelve Steps to Heal Your Life for Everyone,
That Work for Anyone

Friday, 11/3/2017, 7:00p

Lane W.’s journey with the transformational power of the Twelve Steps began when he was homeless. He spent years in and out of jails and institutions, fighting to get free from the undertow of addiction. He began drinking and using at the age of twelve and is currently ten years clean and sober. Lane has been involved with all aspects of the Twelve Step recovery movement and is an extremely satisfied customer himself. He is currently a volunteer for several treatment centers throughout the country and formerly worked as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Preventionist with the Dallas and Ft. Worth Independent School Districts. Lane also dedicates time working with inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, along with many others in the community, guiding them through the Twelve Steps.

Lane is not only the author of Peoples Anonymous, but the Founder of the PA movement that is finally making this beautiful Twelve Step healing recipe available to the rest of the world. Lane has successfully taken thousands of people through the Twelve Steps, affording him a front row seat to the compelling results that only this program can offer. He presents these concepts nationally to large groups and is available for speaking engagements, interviews, etc.


Peoples Anonymous has come to the world to help remove all degrees of separation in the twelve-step movement of transformation. Prior to PA, one could gain access to the twelve steps through a variety of different special interest groups. As beautiful and powerful as these individual gatherings are, they were born in an atmosphere of separation, believing they needed to identify with a specific form of dis-ease for healing. PA proposes we all struggle with some form of the human condition and we are all in this together.

Our interests do not lie separate nor does our Healing.

This book is a beginning, not an end. Always keep an open mind to experience strength and hope from those who have been working these steps successfully with regard to the various ways you can continue to apply them to your life. The exercises enclosed merely scratch the surface of a lifelong journey. I honestly do not believe that this book will ultimately become the basic text for Peoples Anonymous, but it is my hope that this chip of a book will be a spark that the world will fan into a flame that becomes a movement where,

finally, all are welcome.

Friday, 11/3/2017, 7:00p