For many people, their cell phones have become more than just a communication device — they have become a part of life.
Whether it’s at the dinner table, movie theater or even church, disconnecting for even ten minutes feels like an eternity.
Organizers of the inaugural Enlighten Me Expo, happening this Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nichols Village Hotel and Spa, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, hope that event participants turn off their technology and turn back on to life.
“Everyone wants to manage stress, increase energy, live naturally and be healthier,” said event organizer Lori Bogedin. “The general goal of the expo is to encourage individuals toward more self-awareness, a greater capacity for self maintenance and the ability to extend these understandings to all areas of life.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Dave Andrews, a motivational speaker and author whose “Sobriety Solution” has helped many people overcome alcohol dependency. Other speakers will include feng shui expert Sybilla Ruark Lenz and dream interpretation expert Melissa Stratton.
Demonstrations of wire-wrapped jewelry by Mark Chuck and a seven-circuit labyrinth for walking are also part of the day’s events, as are palm readings, yoga and meditation sessions.
“We want to introduce people to many ways to energize and balance their lives,” Bogedin said. “Whether you know a great deal about holistic, metaphysical and spiritual topics, or know nothing at all, the exhibitors, readers, presentations, demonstrations and entertainment throughout the day will help widen your view of what is out there for you to go deeper into subjects you care the most about.”
Bogedin also said that the expo’s date, March 22, is also highly significant.
“The expo is being held around the Spring Equinox, which is a great time to say ‘goodbye’ to winter and to create new intentions for what you want to manifest this coming year,” she said.
Tickets for the Enlighten Me Expo are $35 presale, $45 at the door, and are available online at enlightenmeexpo.com. Lunch for participants is available at Bazil Restaurant, by reservation only.