Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, LISW-S, TEP
There’s crispness in the air, and the holidays are approaching…
And so it’s time for the annual Fall Health & Gift Fest on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Lake House Health & Learning Center, 932 Lake Ave., Racine.
This lovely Victorian house will be transformed into an autumn cornucopia showcasing local artisans, artists, chefs, shopkeepers and health professionals who will share their wares with the public — just in time for holiday shopping — and offer a variety of health resources.
Among the treasures you will find:
Jewelry, art, crafts, natural body products, Chinese healing teas, essential oils, healthy cookbooks and CDs for meditation and stress relief -- plus gift certificates for personal growth coaching, personal development sessions, alternative psychotherapy, Chinese medicine treatments, and other health and well-being services.
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The event is designed to showcase local and regional small businesses and to affirm that gifts of health are important additions to the approaching holiday season. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk directly with alternative health practitioners to learn about their specialties and ask questions.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, the non-traditional psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker and owner of Lake House Health & Learning Center, initiated the Health & Gift Fest four years ago after realizing that many seasonal fairs and events focused on merchandise rather than experiences and could not find events focused on topics of health, whether traditional or alternative, at this time of year.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is no admission charge although visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or toiletries for the Racine County Food Bank.
Karen Carnabucci, non-traditional psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, will lead the way, demonstrating the use of the sand tray for personal growth and answer questions about experiential and alternative psychotherapy.
In addition, she will have essential oils for healing and meditative CDs for sale, as well as free information about their benefits for takeaway and gift certificates for personal coaching, and Tarot For Self Discovery and personal growth group sessions.
Her books on alternative psychotherapy and action methods will be for sale, which include:
Among the arts, crafts and home furnishings:
Door prizes, refreshments and giveaways will add an extra bit of fun.
For more information on artisans and their wares, call (262) 633-2645 or see site page for directions.
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Bracelet by Leayn Tabili: Antique Brass Captured Crystal chainmaille bracelet featuring Fire Opal Swarovski round beads and a hammered antique brass plated toggle clasp.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will discuss, show and sample essential oils for emotional healing.
Arthur Shattuck, practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will offer gift certificates, exotic healing teas,samples of tea and information on flu and cold remedies.
Dina Walker, water color and pastel artist, created this cat on commission from a photograph.
Books on alternative psychotherapy by Karen Carnabucci.
Colorful African market basket from The Willows Keep.
Play silk costumes, fairy-tale dress up and streamers for open-ended imaginative play from The Willows Keep.
Jocelyn Michel, licensed acupuncturist, will offer a simple acupuncture treatment for stress reduction for $20.
Dina Walker's watercolor note cards.
Guided imageries from Health Journeys.
Infinity Lights are self-assemble lampshades made up of quadrilateral, interlocking pieces that can be assembled in a variety of ways.
Decoupage box and painted table -- just two examples of Irina Ivanov's "shabby chic" furnishings that she creates.
Talisman candle from Betty Turner at Wondefully Wiccan.
Wildtree organic and gluten-free products available for cash and carry, plus ordering.
Black and pink tourmaline crystal pendants by Melissa Kirkeby of Twisted Lion.
Spice blends from the Pampered Chef. Many cash and carry items as well as new products and vegetarian and gluten-free and vegetarian cookbooks.
Wildtree's grapeseed oils are good choices for healthy oils for cooking, baking and salads.
Natural decongestant, which is made, bottled and decorated by Annette Hughes of Wild Ivy Herbals.
No admission for our Fall Health and Gift Fest -- but please bring non-perishable food items for the Racine Food Bank and/or toiletries for HALO, Racine's homeless shelter. Thank you!