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Member Spotlight - Jan 27: Charles Smaltz and Kyle's Kidney Project

Charles Smaltz, a Washington State certified counselor and hypnotherapist, has extended his talents to practice as a Mind, Body, and Spirit Facilitator, encouraging clients and listeners of his radio show “Relax, Let Go, Be,” to do exactly that. Charles’ mission is to bring mind, body, and spiritual awareness to all who seek it.

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Charles, during Relax, Let Go, Be

Born in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and living throughout the U.S. before joining the Navy at 17, Charles had a striking revelation that brought him to the Inland Northwest. “In a dream,  I was shown an area of the country to move to,” says Charles, who did not know where Spokane was at the time. A voice in his dream told him, “The rest of your life and mission will start here.” A week and a half later, after locating the Spokane/Cd’A region on the map, Charles, his now ex-wife, and 1.5 year-old daughter embarked on a cross-country road trip on July 1, 1990 to relocate from Florida to Spokane.

Charles is most passionate about enjoying everything in life he can experience. He finds peace and fulfillment by helping people to relax their minds and bodies, let go of fears,Charles-Pride judgments, stress and anxiety. His time in the Inland Northwest has been spent advocating for these values through various LGBT organizations.

Well known for his involvement in Spokane, Charles is an ordained minister, performing same-sex marriage ceremonies for the last six years at Spokane’s Pride Celebrations. Past Co-Chair of PFLAG, member of INBA since 1995 and former INBA Board President, Charles Smaltz has positively influenced the lives of so many individuals and has no intention of slowing down.

Charles believes that “With great joy, [people] can BE all of who they are, with all of their talents, inspirations, and wisdom.” His Blog Talk Radio Show, a new adventure and an extension of his counseling practice, allows him to share life, happiness, and greater experiences with family, friends, and communities coast to coast. For these reasons, Charles has dedicated next week’s radio show to Kyle’s Kidney Project with Kyle Sullivan, a local gay man, who will be sharing his experience, and true urgent need for a Kidney very soon. Charles and Kyle will be joined by Shawna Sampson, INBA Board Member, who donated her kidney a little over a year ago to her cousin. Relax, Let Go, Be is broadcast live every Monday at 6pm and can be found at www.RelaxLetGoBe.com

Kyle Sullivan: facebok.com/kidneykyle

Make sure to listen to a special episode on Monday February 2nd, at 6pm on BlogTalk Radio.

Read More about Kyle’s Kidney Project>>>

After 15 years in Spokane, Charles has moved to Portland, OR with his partner of four years, Vawn, and their dog, Cookies. Charles remains an INBA member and continues his Friday Night Spiritual radio sessions as part of his practice and hopes to include everyone from different areas of the country in his guided meditations and spiritual insights.

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