Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Registration is Open!

I just wanted to let you all know that the registration for the LDS Holistic Living Conference is now open!

As I mentioned before I am speaking at the conference this year and I would love it if you could come out and support me and the conference. I would love to see you there!

I am really excited--and a little terrified-- about this opportunity to speak. It is the first time I've ever gotten paid (real money) to speak before and it is really intimidating to me. The other night I actually had a dream that I showed up to the conference and had forgotten to prepare my talks! Then when I did finally make it to one of my classes no one showed up... sad. I woke up in a sweat and sat down right then to review what I had. I think sometimes God must give those types of dreams just to make sure we really ARE prepared... and I guess I can just pray that people come:)

And just in case you don't know what the word "holistic" means (don't worry I had to look it up too) it means:
... treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease or condition.
This conference offers a banquet of different holistic topics-- and there is really something for everyone-- even if you don't consider yourself to be " a granola" or interested in "alternative" ideas. God has told us that before he created everything physically he created it spiritually (D&C 29:32) and it is so incredible when you start to see how things that seem so "physical" are really spiritual at their core. I know that for me it has changed my whole perception of the world. This conference is now in its 3rd year and every year it is amazing at how the conference gets better and better every time!

So here’s the info:

It will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, at Paradigm High School, 11577 S. 3600 W. in South Jordan, Utah.

20 qualified practitioners in the holistic field will present 45 classes, so there are choices to suit everyone. (This conference is from an LDS perspective, but many topics are of general interest). There is also an incredible vendor area that is free and open to the public. It’s almost as good as the classes themselves!

Early Bird registration is $47 for the month of March. At less than $10 a class, it’s a steal!. In April and May, the price goes to $55 and in June it bumps to $65. You can also register at the door, but that’s $75, or $17 per class.

So, as you can see, the sooner the better when it comes to signing up!

AND CHECK THIS OUT: after you sign up, if you refer anyone else that signs up and they put your name in the ‘Additional Referral Source’ box at checkout, you will get sent a coupon for a free download from their past conference classes!

The website to register or view more information is:


Jo Franks: Making Your Own Herbal Preparations
Don Tolman: Self Care and Self Education Revolution
Kristen Bowen: Intro to Foot Zoning
Terry Jacobsen, ND: Iridology: Windows of the Soul
Phil McLemore: Resurrection Meditation: Using the Body to Discover the Soul
Heather Farrell: Women's Spiritual Gifts
Joanne Smith Seal: Kefir; The Art of Culturing Milk
Junker: Starting and Saving Heirloom Seeds and Composting Basics
Dr. Sean Ulm: Biological Dentistry: An Overview

Chris Schmink: Marriage Communication in 100 Words or Less
Laura Bradford: All Natural Organic Skincare
Amy Jones: Face Reading for Clinical Diagnosis
David Christopher. MH: Natural Family Health
Julia Holt: Raw Foods 101 and Demo
Cliff Dunston: Your Body Can Heal, Miracles Can Still Happen
Nicholeen Peck: CPR: Cultural Parenting Revolution
Jonell Francis: The Yeast Connection to Human Illness
Junker: Biodynamic Food; A New View of Nutrition


Chris Schmink: Marriage Communication in 100 Words or Less
Beth Young: Rapid Eye Technology: 7 Principles of Manifestation
Phil McLemore: Contemplative Prayer for the Latter Day Saint
Yvonne Salcido, MH: Healthy Food Storage and Herbal Preparedness
Don Tolman: 7 Principles of Health
Jonelle Hughes: Essential Oils
Kristen Bowen: The Great 'I Am'
Jonell Francis: The Yeast Connection to Human Illness
Junker: Co Creator Partnerships with Nature

Carolyn Cooper: Energy Healing from a Gospel Perspective
Beth Young: EFT 101: For Self and Children
Heather Farrell: Scripture Journaling and Improving Your Scripture Study
Joann Smith Seal: Plant Protein Pilaf: Food Storage Combination of Grains, Seeds and Legumes
Dr. Sean Ulm: Kids Dental Health; From Baby Teeth to Wisdom Teeth
Julia Holt: Detoxing and Bowel Health
Jorja Leavitt: How to Energize Your Business
Nicholeen Peck: How Do You Get What You Want
Terry Jacobsen, ND: WOW! Why the Word of Wisdom is for Me; An Approach for Youth

Carolyn Cooper: Energy Healing from a Gospel Perspective
Beth Young: Overcoming Pornography Addiction
Cliff Dunston: The Praise Principle
Julia Holt: Green Smoothies Simplified
Don Tolman: Your Imagination is Everything
Nicholeen Peck: How to Teach Children Obedience and Respect
Laura Bradford: Choosing Healthy Ingredients in your Skincare Regime
Dr Sean Ulm: The Gateway to the Body: Oral Health and Overall Wellness
Heather Farrell: Discovering the Women in the Scriptures

Vendor Area Open

If you come PLEASE make sure to come introduce yourself. I would love to meet you.


  1. Your classes sound amazing! Some of that other stuff sounds downright scary though. Iridology and energy healing? Yikes. And I'm all for eating whole foods, using natural products, etc. but that kind of stuff is well...woo. I hope you do great and have fun! I bet you'll get to meet lots of new people.

  2. Holly,

    I didn't know what iridology was wither. I had to look it up, it is a theroy that you can tell a lot about a person's overall health by things you can observe in their eyes. It sounded sort of strange to me too, but a few weeks ago my husband went into the eye doctor and after doing an exam the doctor told my husband that he should probably get his cholesterol checked because he had a faint yellow ring around his eyes, which was a sign of high cholesterol. I guess there are some things they can tell by looking at the eyes. I don't always buy 100% into all the different theories (mainstream or alternative) but I think it is fascinating to learn new ideas. Our understanding of the body and the spirit is so limited and I love to hear about different ideas, even if sometimes they seem a bit strange:)

    One day I am going to LOVE learning from God how our bodies and our spirits really do work!

  3. I love the variety of classes that are offered. Heather, I'm so excited for your presentation!

  4. How exciting! Wish I could come!
    can't wait to hear about it!

  5. I agree Heather- it will be amazing to find out how things really work instead of having to rely on our sometimes pathetic attempts to figure it out! I do know what energy healing and iridology. With iridology I have no doubt our eyes can show some of what is going on in our bodies, but the whole method and the guy's map that it is based off of are crazy. Energy healing is nearly priestcraft if you ask me.
    Yet, I too try to at least look into something and not just dismiss it because it's new and different.

  6. i've really enjoyed these conferences the past two years. i do agree on the energy healing. when i first took a class i was intrigued and even tried it, but then i learned more about the link between new-age and well, Satan and I have decided to stay far away. Although I am intrigued by EFT. Its a hard line to walk. You just have to be very very careful that you never let something lead you away from the Savior. But I also do not judge the people who believe it. I just worry about them a little and pray that they are following the Spirit, and they may very well be!

    anyway, i wasn't going to go this year, but now i'm thinking about it. it would be fun to meet you and some of the other speakers sounded cool too. last year i finally found someone to buy water kefir and milk kefir grains from, and i had been looking for FOREVER, so i really appreciated that!

  7. Holly and megan,

    Thanks for the thoughts about energy healing. I actually dont even know what it is! i think you are right about being careful about what practices you get involved with. I know one of my neigbors is really involved with new age things and it has really taken her away from the gospel. It is a hrd line to walk, sort of like the lds feminist line. You be for change and new ideas but have to make sure you stay close to the spirit and not fall in with world. I apreciate the conference for giving a wide range of topics. Personally i am excited about going to the one about skin care and the one on prayer!