A new year means a new beginning. As we look to the year ahead, we often hear of friends and family members resolving to exercise or eat healthier. While those traditional resolutions are good to make, another aspect of healthy living involves having a sound mind and a balanced life.
That’s what Felipe Muñoz hopes to bring the people of Pensacola in 2019.
Empathic Practice, located at 801 E. Cervantes St., Suite C, in Pensacola, focuses on helping people find their path to a more balanced life.
“We believe in knowing yourself,” Muñoz said. “We believe in knowing your body, and we believe in knowing your mind.”
The idea for Empathic Practice came when Muñoz, a professional creative, started feeling lethargic, scattered and shortsighted.
“Every day, it was my job to bring feeling, vision and life to ideas,” Muñoz said. “Over the years, I started to see the same problems over and over again. Where was the connection? I started looking for answers.”
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It wasn’t until his father-in-law, an anesthesiologist, moved back to Pensacola, that they started talking about medical marijuana and wellness.
“We realized that he was seeing the same problems with his patients,” Muñoz said. “Lack of focus, hopelessness, misdirected energy. So, we decided to do something different. Not the same that people have been doing with medical marijuana practice, wellness and meditation, but a different approach that merges with a new time when people are ready to be more open-minded and look into a different direction for health answers — within.”
Empathic Practice offers guided meditations at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. In addition to the weekly meditations, open seminars will be held periodically to provide information about specific topics. An open seminar to discuss the basics of essential oils will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15, and an open seminar to discuss the hype about medical marijuana will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
“We invite people to come over and understand,” Muñoz said. “We want to clarify those questions and misconceptions that some people may have.”
Empathic Practice is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Medical marijuana evaluations are by appointment only. For more information, visit www.empathicpractice.us or call 850-777-3334.
Fastest Labs opens new Pensacola Franchise
The Pensacola Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on Fastest Labs’ newest franchise in Pensacola on Friday. Fastest Labs, a Texas-based drug testing franchise, is committed to providing quick drug testing results.
Fastest Labs, located at 600 University Office Blvd., Building 8, Suite 8A, provides a wide variety of drug testing services such as urine and saliva drug screens, breath alcohol testing and hair and fingernail drug screens.
For more information, call 850-929-8884 or visit www.fastestlabs.com/pensacola.
Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.