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By Rachel Carasso
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 10, 1998

Numerologist will counsel students on wellness and coping with stress

A noted numerologist and attitudinal counselor will be in Tucson this week, speaking about wellness and dealing with stress.

Judy Laslie, a Pi Beta Phi alumna from Ball State University in Indiana, will spend a few nights at the Phi Beta Phi sorority house at the University of Arizona.

"I am so excited to be staying with the girls," Laslie said. "Everyone has been so friendly."

As an attitudinal counselor in Birmingham, Mich., Laslie instructs people on marriage, bereavement, business and careers. She said she uses numerology as tool for self-understanding in her counseling.

Laslie asks clients their full name as it appears on their birth certificate and the month, day and year of their birth. From this, she said, she can determine certain character traits and tendencies as well as talents and possible career choices for her clients.

Laslie said she became interested in wellness and numerology when she lost her best friend at age 19 in a plane crash and was looking for a way to heal.

"I was frustrated and angry and I started learning about holistic health, metaphysics and psychology," Laslie said.

She will be on the UA Mall tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. doing free numerology for students.

Laslie said she believes life is a classroom and counsels people on seeing the bad in their lives as learning experiences.

"When my friends call me and tell me that they have had a bad day, I say, 'Well, you must have learned a lot today,'" Laslie said.

Laslie will speak and sign her book, Nine Chances to Feel Good About Yourself, today at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. She will do another book signing Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Rainbow Moods Book Shop, 3532 E. Grant Road.

She will also speak in private engagements to Pi Beta Phi alumnae and to guests at Canyon Ranch Spa northeast of Tucson later this week.

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