The O+ Festival: Chicago and Me

I am excited to announce that I have accepted the position of Clinic Manager for the O+ Festival, being held in Chicago on September 4-6.

So what is the O+ Festival you ask?

The non-profit O+ Festival (pronounced o-positive) connects musicians, artists, and health & wellness providers for weekend-long celebrations featuring concerts and performances, art making, and wellness offerings for the entire community.

In this capacity I am the organizational babe for the health and wellness activities within the O+ pop up clinic over the 2 days it will be running. But before the Festival begins I have to get practitioners on board to staff the clinic.  Also, I am looking for practitioners to work our fundraiser on June 26.

I am looking for, but not limited to, the following practitioners who would be willing to volunteer their time and talents to help our creative community sustain itself.
• Acupuncturists
• Audiologists
• Chiropractors
• Dental Hygienists
• Dentists
• Doctors
• Energy Workers
• Gynecologists
• Homeopaths
• Massage therapists
• Nurses
• Nutritionists
• Optometrists
• Podiatrists
• Psychotherapists
• Reflexologists
• Reiki Practitioners

Contact me or go to the website and complete the practitioner application or the volunteer application and we will contact you.

I hope that my excitement is contagious and it spurs you on to volunteer, donate and/or participate in this historic event.

Upcoming May Event


Crystal River Gifts,
310 N La Fox St # 1,
South Elgin, IL 60177
(224) 535-8708

Saturday, May 16  -10:00 am until 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 17 – Noon until 5:00 PM

I have several slots still available on each day. Call for appointment.

Keep Aidan with his Father

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I received this from a friend of mine – he’s a great dad who is trying to keep his special needs son but the laws of the state of Arizona are not in his favor. Please help if you can and also repost his request on your Facebook or other social network site and comment on it so your friends notice it.  He really needs financial help to pay for his attorneys – OR  if you can help him legally, introduce his cause to any people of note you know, or even lift a prayer of hope for him and Aidan- anything will be much appreciated.


“I am desperately fighting for my son, Aidan. He has so much potential, he is so brilliant, there is someone very special in that wee soul of his. I’m struggling to protect him from being abused further by his mother, and keeping him out of foster or institutional care here in Phoenix as well.

I am looking for people who are willing to endorse him, sharing his story just once a day for a month. It could mean keeping him out of an institution or foster care here in Arizona. It could mean changing the life of one little boy for good.

That’s a picture of my son. He’s an eight year old, Autistic, ADHD kid with emotional and gastrointestinal issues. He’s a brilliant, and his favorite things are science, Lego’s and electronic music. I want what any parent wants, to give my son the best chance at a happy, healthy life. We need help, and we need it urgently as we rebuild our lives.

We’re taking those first steps of healing after suffering from years of dysfunction and abuse. The single biggest obstacle, the greatest source of stress, anxiety, and pain in our lives has been removed from our home. My son’s mother and my now ex-partner is now awaiting trial on charges of assault. There is currently an order of protection against her as well.

No more hearing my son cry after his mother screams at him “I hate you, you little sh-t”. No more being told “you’re a fat, useless, piece of sh-t!” by my partner. Now, I’m the single parent of a special needs son who depends on me to love, cherish, and protect him.
I do not want to lose my son, but here in Arizona an unmarried father has very limited rights, and I have to sue to get custody due to the laws of Arizona. I want to protect my son from the possibilities of more abuse, or the horrors of foster care in Arizona.

A sympathetic father’s rights attorney has been found but funds are needed to secure his services. A sympathetic father’s rights attorney has been found but funds are needed to secure his services. Please follow the link, read what’s going on, and how you can support this. Help me get the word out. Please, help me protect my son.

I taught my son: “‘Ohana means family. Family means no-one gets left behind. Or, forgotten.”
Thank You
JM Firecloud. “