Local news shows and newspapers have featured Beads N Botanicals in Urbana, IL in a number of news casts and articles. WCIA Channel 3 visited us to see what our Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose: Making Paper Beads class was all about on Saturday, June 6th., 2009. WAND TV visited us to ask about how people were using psychic readings to gain insight into their economic situations.
Our psychic fairs here in Champaign-Urbana have also hit the news. Want to see what it's all about? Stop by and say hello.Beads N Botanicals is located at 117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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Debra Joy Hart teaches aura reading classes and does Energy Art Readings here at Beads N Botanicals....
She hands them out to people at Disney World and Disneyland and then takes their picture.
"I've given them to hotel managers and to people in restaurants and to our Ireland bus tour guide," she said. "I've given them to doctors and dentists, too. There are some situations where you don't want to use the red nose."
When you do use the nose the concept is "planned spontaneity." Put on the round red nose and see what happens.
Hart has put it on in traffic and watched people let her pass. She once wore it when two nursing-home residents were fighting.
They quit arguing.
For the rest of the article, go here:
URBANA – Catherine Novak believes in the power of herbs – and not just because they're tasty.
In her herbal medicine chest classes – taught at Novak's store, Beads N Botanicals, in Urbana – the Hoopeston woman teaches students how to look at the plants for healing and health properties as well.
Like peppermint for a stomach ache: "If your stomach ache is from being gassy, a nice cup of peppermint tea may settle your stomach," Novak said. "Take one teaspoon of dried peppermint, pour about eight ounces of boiling water over it and let it steep about 15 minutes. Strain, then drink."
Or basil and garlic for immune support: "Traditional Italian pesto sauce, using lots of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts (or sunflower seeds or pecans) ground together and mixed in with pasta makes a good immune system support, as well as being extremely tasty," she said.
Novak opened her shop, Beads N Botanicals, 117 N. Broadway Ave., partly to share this knowledge with others, as well as to educate people about alternative forms of medicine.
"It gives people a sense of resources that they have in their own backyard that you don't even think about," Novak said. "A lot of people call plants 'weeds' that are actually very good medicinal and edible plants."For the rest of the article...
In the news, again.
From The News-Gazette March 4, 2008
IS IT IN THE CARDS?
Hoopeston woman takes consulting approach to
By MELISSA MERLI
CHAMPAIGN — The biggest obstacle for people who might want to move forward
in life is that they don't give themselves enough options.
That's where Catherine Novak comes in.
She reads tarot cards, among other things. She has used the tarot seriously as a counseling tool for the past 20 or so years but began reading them earlier, when she was in high school in New Jersey.
"I just present information and try to do it as honestly as I can with what I see in the cards," she said. "I don't always tell people what they want to hear but what might be coming up."
The Daily Illini, November 2007
Tarot Readings, Fine Line Between Reality and Hoax...an article about my readings at a local place in Urbana, IL.
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Also, we are adding more and more products to our line all the time. Check out our crystal jewelry line. And we are now carrying tumbled stones, healing crystals, semi-precious stones, mini-candles as well as our ever-growing line of mystic oils and mystic incenses.
BTW, if you need a basic listing of our oils and incenses, please email us and we'll send a copy to you.
If you are in the Urbana, IL area, stop by to see us in person. We are now offering Jewelry Making, Beading, Herbal, Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery & Origami Workshops, as well as classes on Meditation for Relaxation, Tarot, Dreams, Intuition, Psychic Protection, Spiritual Cleansing, Astrology, the Chakras and other topics.
Cathy, the "Wise Weeds Lady"
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