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The Too-Far-Gone User’s Guide

for a Mind, Body and Spirit Overhaul



For many of us, the last 90 days of the year serve as little more than a cautionary tale of self-defeating behavior and abandoned resolutions for improving our health and overall outlook on life.

Maybe you’ve already vowed to bounce back from the perennial trifecta of stress, consumption and sloth. Or maybe you just rolled over and went back to sleep. Either way, the year’s end is as good a time as any to leave our wicked ways behind us and take a forward-thinking inventory of all the ways we can use a mind, body and spirit overhaul.

The concept is hardly a new one. In fact, our ancestors were early adopters when it came to righting all the wrongs of stress-filled (or cream-filled) living, and they did it all without prescriptions or gym memberships. Following their lead to get ourselves on the road to living better, we’ve opted to explore the road less traveled.


geothermal therapy

Secluded on a mountainside within an hour’s drive from either Santa Fe or Taos, New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is the oldest natural health spa in the country, comprised of naturally occurring geothermal waters of assorted properties that are believed to ease many health woes, including digestive, skin, circulatory and arthritis problems.

Originating from a subterranean volcanic aquifer and segregated according to their elements (iron, soda, lithia and arsenic), ten natural geothermal pools vary in temperature from 80° to 109° Fahrenheit and allow visitors any combination of bone-soaking options.

Native Americans considered the mineral springs of Ojo Caliente to be sacred, and that reverence is still respected today. The entire spa is a “Whisper Zone,” to maintain Ojo’s sanctuary environment where the only sounds come from the natural outdoor setting surrounding the baths.

GIVE YOURSELF A CHRISTMAS BONUS
If you prefer to partake of Ojo Caliente’s healing waters yet make your base in Santa Fe, we recommend a fireplace suite at the Hotel Santa Fe’s Hacienda. All the creature comforts are within reach, thanks in part to your professional butler, whose devotion to your bliss is rivaled only by the tranquility and artistry of Santa Fe’s only Native American-owned hotel.

Ensconced within several acres, guests at the 35-suite, Pueblo-style Hacienda enjoy the proximity of Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, as well as sweeping views of the city’s painted sky from the balcony of the Hacienda’s inviting outdoor terrace.

Steps away, the Spa at Hotel Santa Fe provides an ethereal escape for the tense and the weary. It blends elements of water, earth and fragrant, indigenous herbal ingredients for its distinctive spa rituals, many of which incorporate Native American practices for grounding and balancing, as well as several from East Indian origins for detoxifying and purifying the body.


acupuncture therapy

If your crippling fear of needles tempts you to skip over this section, hypnosis therapy might help, but it’s worth mentioning that acupuncture uses really tiny needles to treat more than 43 common disorders (according to the World Health Organization). Odds are, you’ve got a few of them.

Based on the thousands-of-years-old Chinese teachings that the body’s energy (or “qi,” pronounced “chee”) travels up and down meridians (or channels) throughout the body, acupuncture is an effective means of restoring the disrupted flow of energy that results in illness and imbalance.

Those infamous needles, inserted into specific acupuncture points, set off electromagnetic signals within the tissues, causing them to regulate themselves again. Think of it as re-booting your computer when a program isn’t functioning the way it should… and then cue the endorphins.

Acupuncture has been shown to help release endorphins and serotonin from the brain centers and pituitary gland, sending them right into the bloodstream for instant, made-it-myself pain relief.

According to the Oklahoma Acupuncture Association, the proper use of acupuncture produces an analgesic (pain-relieving) result, sedation, immune-enhancing effects and anti-inflammatory/anti-allergic effects, among others.


reiki healing

This ancient, holistic healing technique (pronounced Ray key) focuses on the wholeness of mind, body and spirit by raising the body’s vibrational frequency to align the various energy centers throughout the body.

A highly trained practitioner, known as a Reiki Master, channels non-invasive, subtle energy to the recipient by placing his or her hands on or slightly above the recipient’s body. The result for the recipient is often a state of deep relaxation, which is essential to reducing stress and allowing the body’s natural healing to begin.

Stress, pain, nutritional issues, negative emotions and thought patterns, such as anxiety, fear or anger, take a destructive toll on the entire body. As a Reiki Master for the past 12 years, Phyllis Maxey of Oklahoma City says that results vary from person to person, but almost everyone emerges from their session, which lasts about an hour, with a sense of renewal and a distinct change in energy. Maxey adds that, frequently, the shift in energy produces a “state of bliss” for her clients, which is often the first step to increased spiritual awareness, as well as emotional and physical healing. “Reiki clears out the old energy in order for the new energy to come in,” Maxey says.

Maxey also points out that Reiki therapy is becoming more prevalent in the nursing practice, as many nursing schools have begun using Reiki to enhance their patients’ healing processes with pain relief and relaxation. For Maxey, this combination of therapies is ideal. “Some people believe that modern medicine is all wrong,” Maxey says, “but I don’t believe that. I believe that modern medicine should be intertwined with the holistic.”


hypnotherapy

Maybe it’s really all in your head after all.

The question, “how can hypnosis help me?” is better phrased, “what can’t hypnosis help?” Its overwhelming success rate has made hypnosis therapy increasingly accepted among medical and healing professionals, according to Oklahoma City Certified Clinical Hypnotist Patrick Coleman, who routinely uses the mind-body connection of hypnosis to ease the discomfort of wary dental patients by helping his clients apply the mind’s infinite capabilities to overcome pain, fear and nervousness.

In addition to “relaxed dentistry,” Coleman specializes in therapeutic hypnosis for pain removal, sports performance, increasing memory retention, smoking cessation, weight loss, better sleep and overcoming phobias, fears, grief and trauma.

Coleman says that about 95 percent of us can enter into a hypnotic state in one session, which typically takes about two hours. The other five percent might take another session or two, but they’ll get there. Once they’ve experienced therapeutic hypnosis, Coleman’s patients regularly report improvements in (or complete disappearance of) physical conditions such asthma, allergies, migraines and skin conditions.

Coleman adds that patients can apply the techniques he uses during their session after they leave, giving them the freedom to benefit from the therapy in all aspects of everyday life.

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May 2019

"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
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Start your Sunday morning by perfecting your practice during our outdoor yoga class. Enjoy the beauty of yoga outdoors in the glow of the Ferris Wheel lights! This class welcomes all levels, from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
1701 S. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73109
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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
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MILLER IN MAY HOME TOUR HIGHLIGHTS CHARACTER AND CHARM The 20th anniversary of Miller's beloved home tour Miller Neighborhood's most popular event is back for 2019… and...

Cost: $10 - $30

Where:
Miller Neighborhood
NW 10th to NW 16th, N Villa to N May
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Miller Neighborhood Association
Telephone: 405.642.5982
Contact Name: Elizabeth Beard

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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the...

Cost: Adult: $20 Seniors and Children: $15

Where:
Regatta Park Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73119
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Sponsor: Oklahoma River Cruises
Telephone: 405-702-7755
Contact Name: Che Loessberg
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OKC's premier chamber orchestra, the Oklahoma Virtuosi, presents their season finale concert.  Concert will include: St. Paul's Suite Op.29 No.2 by Gustav Holst,...

Cost: Free

Where:
21C Hotel
900 W. Main St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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As the first anniversary of her sixth album Conversation With A Ghost approaches in June, Italian-born and Austin-based singer-songwriter Giulia Millanta possesses a...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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Sponsor: The Blue Door
Telephone: (405) 524-0738
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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
Website »

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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
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Piedmont Airlines will be hosting a Information Session for ramp agent jobs at Embassy Suites in OKC. Please plan to spend up to 3 hours with us, as we will have you fill out applications, listen...

Cost: Free

Where:
Embassy Suites
1815 South Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73108
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Sponsor: Piedmont Airlines
Telephone: 704-359-2477
Contact Name: Nick Calo
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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
Website »

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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
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Watch happy hour turn to golden hour while we fill the air with live music. For 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, we invite OKC to come out after work to enjoy a variety of food, views,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chisholm Creek
1316 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: OkSessions.com
Contact Name: James
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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
Website »

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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
Website »

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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
View map »


Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
Website »

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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
Website »

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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405.815.9995
Website »

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A nationally touring exhibit “Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild.” will open May 24 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. This exhibit explores the significance of...

Cost: $4 - $6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
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More than 90 visual artists will line the streets of the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 405-525-2688
Contact Name: Paige Powell
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Enjoy all your favorite activities at the Orr Family Farm for a special price! Admission is only $8 per person on this day only.

Where:
Orr Family Farm
14400 S. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73170
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Telephone: 405.509.9312
Contact Name: Lauren Daughety

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"Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest" art exhibit will be open May 1 - June 30, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 -...

Cost: $6 adults

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
View map »


Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Stacy Moore
Website »

More information

A nationally touring exhibit “Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild.” will open May 24 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. This exhibit explores the significance of...

Cost: $4 - $6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
View map »


Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
Website »

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James Bailey from Missoula, Montana, is ARTSPACE at Untitled's visiting Artist in Residence; his exhibition, Map-ify, is on view May 9th through July 6th.  "My work examines...

Cost: Free

Where:
ARTSPACE at Untitled
1 NE 3rd st
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
View map »


Telephone: 405.815.9995
Website »

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Save $5 on a Dual Park Pass this Memorial Day Weekend! Get a full day of fun at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park and Water Park for only $29.99. A Dual Park Pass includes Unlimited Rides &...

Cost: Save $5 on a Dual Park Pass!

Where:
Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park
3300 Market Place
Norman, OK  73072
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the...

Cost: Adult: $20 Seniors and Children: $15

Where:
Regatta Park Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73119
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Sponsor: Oklahoma River Cruises
Telephone: 405-702-7755
Contact Name: Che Loessberg
Website »

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America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: $59.95

Where:
The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Dinner Detective
Telephone: 866.496.0535
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