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Y2K Expo. at Rosemont Convention Center Sept. 9 (evening only), 10-11 (10-9), and 12th (9-6). $10 admission. Many of the same people who were presenters with me at the one in Waukesha, WI, including the promoter of that show. I don't know who is managing this one. Management at the Waukesha one cancelled my last presentation after a certain kind of Christian complained to the certain kind of Christain management/promoter that I was teaching people to meditate, which was anti-Christian to them. I had briefly taught a relaxation exercise which consisted of focusing on the present moment and the flow of one's own breath to let go of worries about the future. I mention this so visitors can be prepared for a certain amount of religiously-based ranting if the management is the same. (I was allowed to give a presentation in a very out-of-the way spot in the end. Strange way to treat a free volunteer.) This aside, I do think you can get better prices from home if you know what you want and where to find it. Just ask here.

-- Shivani Arjuna (, August 30, 1999


Shivani... sorry about that bad experience. I appreciate that you phrased it "certain kind of Christian" instead of a blanket condemnation. Relaxation breathing is just common sense, and a good exercise. I practiced for childbirth seven times, and now I kick it into gear when I realize I'm getting stressed and need to calm down. Hope it goes better next time.

-- Mumsie (, September 01, 1999.

Meant to clarify that I am a Christian who practices relaxed breathing exercises. I understand they may feel threatened, so tell them to memorize and meditate on their favorite Scriptures while they breathe. I just listen to good music and do it. I understand that people of different kinds of faith also do it, but it not inherently a religious thing, just a sensible thing to do for our bodies. I like candles and good smells to help me relax too. God created many good things, no need to label them and throw the baby out with the bathwater.

-- Mumsie (, September 01, 1999.

To the top.

Starts today.

-- Deborah (, September 09, 1999.

BTW, this is at the Rosemont Convention Center, if you are driving, expect to pay another ten dollars to park. ;-)

-- Deborah (, September 09, 1999.

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