Good Life Expo
Good Life Expo - December 7th, 2019
Good Life Expo has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to bring together vendors we believe are truly exceptional. Take a look at who you will meet at our upcoming Expo!
Vintage Velvet Designs
My name is Angi Jara and I create art because it is what my soul sings. My company Vintage Velvet Designs is a mixture of Bohemian gifts made with love and the Divine Feminine in mind. My background is in Graphic Design and Fine Art. I have a variety of spiritual items for sale in my Trunk of Gypsy Gems…Tie Dye Goddess T-shirts, Tarot Bags, Inspirational Quote Boxes, Bookmarks, Candles, Reusable Tote Bags, Greeting Cards, Astrological Bracelets, Boho Earrings, Goddess Paintings, Furniture and more… I dedicate my artwork to all the wild women, bohemian rebels, day dreamers, night thinkers, spiritual readers, music lovers, moonlight dancers, soul shifters, new age believers, star gazers, peace seekers, dream manifestors, out of the boxers, never give uppers, intuition listeners, artists/designers, 24/7 mothers and those seeking to live an authentic life. Stand in your truth even if it means standing alone. Love unconditionally and from the depths of your soul. Live in the present moment.
Deb Kotz, DMin, MA is the founder of Shaman’s Hearth Spiritual Community of Venus Rising, a 501c3 spiritual organization. She supports clients’ transformation through group and private Shamanic Breathwork™ ceremonies, women’s circles and private shamanic psycho-spiritual guidance. She believes that as we transform ourselves, we transform the world. Deb holds a Master of Arts in Theology and Spirituality from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, a Doctor of Ministry from Venus Rising University, Whittier, North Carolina, and is nearing completion for a Master of Arts in Applied Adlerian Psychology at Adler Graduate School, Richfield, Minnesota. Under the name Debra Irestone, she published monthly articles for Sibyl Magazine in 2018 and contributed to Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self by Linda Star Wolf and Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness by Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage.
Michelle at Jai Dee began helping people release tension and find mind, body, spirit balance through Thai massage 8 years ago. She continues to offer Thai massage along with Reiki, restorative yoga, meditative drawing through the Zentangle Method ®, and more workshops focused on self-care and wellness. Her newest venture, the Choose Yourself Series, is a series of courses helping people tap into their highest potential for growth and life balance. Jai Dee helps people see the potential within, and creates space and a community to support anyone interested in learning life skills to bring self healing and joy for the best life. www.jaideewellness.com
My Spirit Experience
Heidi at My Spirit Experience is focused on helping people navigate their healing and soul-purpose paths in this world as well as working with lost or unwelcome spirits as the lines between planes and dimensions become more intertwined. She creates items to help people connect with the spirit realm, keep spaces safe and clear, and protect those who interact with spirits. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, and Ordained Shamanic Minister. She holds a Bachelor of Elemental Studies and Master of Shamanic Intuitional Practices and has worked with thousands of people over the past 20 years.
Susan Schweitzer Ceramics
My work is built around interweaving form, fluidity and space. My textures are developed in layers to carry the visual experience inward. Cultural influences from travels abroad often play a role in my artwork — from hearing the roar of the white lions in South Africa to exploring the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Working with clay, I ponder humanity and preservation at the core essence of being. I work with white and stoneware clay bodies and apply stains to accentuate my mark making. Glaze and colorants are added selectively, leaving exposed raw clay to interact with the firing process. Soda firing leaves an imprint, revealing how the fire dances around my work. I know a piece is complete when all the elements feel in concert with one another. In a world of constant motion and stimulation overload, the intention of my work is to create better clarity in the moment. My desire is that through the experience of my work, people see something in a different way — a moment of curiosity that opens to possibility, a discovery that awakens wonderment, or exploration without trepidation.
My name is Amber Maier and I am an Intuitive Healer and an Angel & Soul Channel. I offer healing and connection - with your soul, the angels, and the divine through Akashic Record readings and Angel Healing. In your intuitive healing sessions, I will connect you to the love, healing and guidance of your angels and allies through a variety of healing techniques including Reiki and healing with the angels. I will clear, open and balance your chakras and aura. The Akashic Records are an energetic recording of your Soul’s journey over every lifetime. In your Akashic Record Reading, you can gain insight about your soul’s purpose in this life, understand lessons your soul is learning and get the answers to many other questions you may have to help you heal and move forward.
Totem Loving Care
Amy Zins is a gifted empathic intuitive who inspires the best in others. She was stirred to bring forth her gifts after undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2016. Totem Loving Care was born out of the heart-driven desire to help others find comfort at times in life when they need it most. Amy’s unique work begins with receiving and interpreting messages from spirit animals, which serve as a guidepost in her readings. Her process continues by combining the animal messages with the wisdom of oracle/tarot cards. She will answer your what, why and how questions, which offer alternative perspectives on your life’s choices. Amy’s heart-centered, inspiring readings will leave you feeling soothed and empowered!
Get a handle on behavioral problems. Discover what makes your pet happy and what irritates them. Animals are sentient beings and can have surprisingly complex thoughts. Our pets are on a divine mission to bring love and companionship into our lives. They are aware of our burdens and difficulties, and can be greatly affected by them. A little guidance and insight can help both you and your pet on your journey together.
My name is Mary Jane and I work at a Children's Hospital and create Restful Wraps weighted blankets. Creating is a passion of mine! When 2 co-workers asked me if I could make weighted blankets for their sons, I thought I'd give it a try. What a cool thing, creating and helping kids! Being a former teacher with a background in special education, I thought this was a good fit for my skills, passion, and education. My faith is also important to me so I started praying for every person who I was making blankets for. When working with a client, I like to learn a bit about them...their interests, the colors they like, how tall they are, how much they weigh, and why they are looking for a weighted blanket. This has been a wonderful process. There is an ever-changing collection of fabrics that I have found very appealing and I like to offer a solid coordinating color for the back of each blanket.
Draw Me a Quilt
Linda Heimerl is a musician by profession, but has been sewing and quilting since her mother taught her to sew her own clothes when she was 12. One of her specialty items is creating custom wall art quilts. from children's drawings, a process started with a picture drawn by her granddaughter. Linda also creates quilted pet portraits from photos, using fabric and thread painting techniques. custom pillow cases which are especially appealing to kids, comforting rice or oatmeal filled heat packs in two sizes, and assorted home decor items such as table toppers, runners, and fabric bowls. Linda is also available to teach classes in the children's art quilt technique as well as making the burrito style pillowcases.
I love to cook and share good food with family and friends. I was raised on a farm and had the opportunity to learn about good home cooking from my mom. Today I cultivate a large garden and preserve the fruits, vegetables, and herbs. All my products are made without preservatives, artificial coloring, or high-fructose corn syrup and prepared in small batches, just like you would do in your own home. I also teach classes where you economically learn how to make easy and delicious breads, jams, yogurts, and cheese.
Unique Gifts for Any Occasion
As a child growing up in Russia, wood burning and other crafts were always a hobby of mine. Wire trees with gem stones were popular in Europe and they particularly intrigue me. When Mike and I met, we realized we both had a fascination for the beauty of the world. We incorporate this fascination in our art and it has now become much more than a hobby!
Beyond the Trees
Performing live from 10:00-12:30
Just Us is an acoustic duo made up of Alek Glauvitz (guitar and vocals) and Arja Lea Niskanen (vocals) from St. Paul, MN. They perform an eclectic acoustic mix of folk, original, contemporary and classic rock. Their original music blends a Minnesota/North Shore sensibility with an urban/bluegrass folk feel for a very unique sound. They have performed sets over the past three years from the Twin Cities to Southern Minnesota and to the most northwestern border of the state: from central Wisconsin to Wisconsin's northern lake shores.
Performing live from 12:30-3:00
It started out in a small basement room with out-of-tune guitars and loud amplifiers when they were just eight years old trying to be the Beatles. As teenage years rolled in, punk rock influenced the two, to be who they were despite the negativity of living in small town. They wanted to be different and different they were. Over the years as the music progressed between the two, they played together in several bands, one that became popular in the twin cities. Never losing sight of their roots, the two brothers knew it was time to span off and do something that was all their own. A band that combines everything that they grew up to love about music with just the two of them to create the essence of the connection musically and spiritually that exists between twin brothers. Sometimes it's loud, sometimes it's soft. It's natural and It's in the moment. It's The Freeturnals.
My name is Rachel and I have had a love of baking since I was young. I worked at a small family bakery for 6 years, which only made my love of baking grow. I am a nurse by trade and in the past few years my baking has gone from just once in a while to weekly taking orders for family and friends. Baking has really become a form of therapy for me. After a rare transplant 3 years ago, left me unable to process certain foods. specifically gluten, I wanted to be able to enjoy the taste of my favorite treats but with ingredients I can process. I focus on gluten free baking and using all organic and local ingredients whenever possible. My goal is to bake treats that taste great, look good, and bring a smile to those who eat them! https://www.facebook.com/bakeryrachel/
Crystal Rock Healing
All of our products are handmade and been developed by the owner, Cindy Schmitz. We take pride in choosing the highest quality ingredients for all of our products. All essential oils used are 100% pure, therapeutic grade. All other ingredients are natural. We take the time to make sure our staff understands our priority to making a quality product and the importance of a quality product that will meet our customer’s needs. We have many amazing Crystals and Rocks, Incense, Sage, and Palo Santo, Natural Stone Jewelry, Essential Oil Products, and so much more! www.crystalrockproducts.com/
HealthSource of Hopkins
Meet chiropractor Dr. Julie Hauring at the Expo to get a free 3=D scan of your feet! Find out if orthotics would help you with foot, knee, hio, low back or even shoulder pain or alignment issues! Visit our website to find out more information about our clinic.
Valerie Percy has been involved in healing work for the last 10 years. She completed the 4 levels of Touch for Health muscle testing program. Now she has combined this training to channel the information of the stars for spiritual healing. She contacts different star beings to bring the wisdom down from the heavens to advance humanity's ascension. Our company, Star Healers, uses the light energy of stars for a person's spiritual transformation, you can even bring the star light energy home in personal bottles. Stop by to get a reading/star session!
Warm Hands for Cause
Hi. My name is Colleen. I retired as a nurse midwife a few years ago and now I birth mittens and hats. Each are unique. My business , "Warm Hands for Cause" was birthed from my wishes to support a variety of non-profits. So the "cause" portion of my title supports a home for disabled in Haiti, a 2 year skilled birth attendant school in Haiti called "Midwives for Haiti", and a disability community in Liberia called "hope Disability Motivation". 50-90% of my profits get reinvested in those non-profits. The "warm hands" portion of my title is obvious: mittens made from recycled wool sweaters, and they are warm! I participated in Mobile Menders, Days for Girls, Sewing Club at Lakeview Commons with Somali women and I have lead a group of women to make fleece mittens for schools and shelters. What a joy to realize my sewing machine and childhood learning is a way to lend a hand up to the world.
My name is Naomi Muckler and I am an intuitive energy healer who works through Divine Spirit that connects us all together. Everything is made up of energy, including ourselves and the world around us. I am offering reiki, which is a "laying of hands" energy healing technique. Reiki promotes relaxation, helps remove energy blocks in the body, balances the chakras (the body's energy centers), and assists in times of change and transformation. Reiki can also help ease depression, anxiety, fear, and pain. I work from a nurturing space of Universal love and divine connection.
A former floral designer turned bookkeeper who has kept her passion for creativity in many forms. Whether you need a card for a friend or a new wreath for your door, she may have just what you are looking for!
Amanda Wolf Hara, Wild Priestess
At an early age, I was instilled with deep love for Nature, spirituality, and the arts. These butterflies were born out of a reminder that even the most difficult transitions can result in magic and beauty. These unique ornamental figures are entirely handmade. I use upcycled tissue paper and velum for their wings, I had-draw and paint the veins for a stained-glass effect and sculpt each fairy body using polymer clay. After each part cures, the wings are then matched up with a body that fits the overall character of both parts. I know they are a match when both parts come alive and look as they are about to take flight! Each piece takes about a week to complete. Each butterfly is made to bring joy, magic, and wonder to wherever it calls home! I can be found on Facebook under Wild Priestess,
Tara Frady Pottery
I enjoy creating things that make people smile, that are unexpected. My inspiration comes from the world around me, whether it be the tall buildings and bustle of downtown Minneapolis, or the tiny body of an obscure bug found while camping in the Minnesota woods. My work always has a childlike playfulness, yet encompasses a useful functionality. It is driven by the freedom to play. Integrating the design of the organic clay with the sparkle of the Swarovski crystals make my creating unique, whether it be jewelry or a functional piece of art. None of my pieces are the same, as I enjoy the dance of the clay from the first time my fingers feel the squish to the colorful yet natural piece it becomes. It is always an organic process. Most of my work is fired n an atmospheric kiln, and is wither gas or soda fired. My goal is to bring joy.
Clear Health Chiropractic
At Clear Health Chiropractic, we are committed to serving families with personalized healthcare designed specifically for your current health goals. We use a neurologically based approach to healing that is at the forefront of the chiropractic profession to improve the function of the nervous system and subsequently, the function of the body as a whole. Our focus is on education and empowerment so families can take control and make the best decisions regarding their healthcare needs! We want to raise a new generation with a fresh mindset towards preventative health care and in doing so, move people away from unnecessary drugs and surgery. www,clearhealthchiropractic.com
Pure Freedom Wellness
Dena Jackson of Pure Freedom Wellness in St Paul helps people discover their own innate healing abilities and omprove their health through yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and Reiki. She works with clients individually, gently assisting them to incorporate natural practices into their lives. Trained in the Himalayan tradition, she teaches her classical hatha yoga and meditation classes with compassion, love, and a touch of humor.
I make stone necklaces and bracelets. I've always been attracted to rocks and stones. I love color and finding the perfect focal piece for my necklace or bracelet. I've been creating my jewelry for 20 years. My prices are very reasonable because I like to share the joy in making them. Every one of my necklaces are different and unique!
St. Paul's Youth Group
The St. Paul's Youth group (S.P.Y.) is a group of energetic teens from Osseo, Minnesota. Each member brings a different perspective on life and what it means to be a Christian teen. The group began over 20 years ago and is just as active today!
The youth group will have food for sale to enjoy during the Expo!
The Healing Place
Elizabeth is a Certified Massage Therapist and Intuitive Healer. Her intense passion for Nutritional Holistic Wellness has been the driving force for her practice. Elizabeth uses her skills and training to help coach and guide individuals in their personal journey to discover their best self on a spiritual, physical, and mental level. Elizabeth's mobile company is a one-stop shop that meets a lot of inter-personal needs. She offers many services such as: massage therapy, mindful movement and mediation classes, life coaching, nutritional food classes, and organizational home purging services to help you detach from and sort our the tangible objects in your life. Elizabeth also provides clean eating catering services that focus on organic/plant based/allergy friendly food options both in baked goods and full course meals. Elizabeth grew up in a holistic and organic household; she values the importance of taking care of mind-body-soul and believes that if you can accomplish a healthy balance of all three sectors, you can truly live a harmonious life!