November 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Me Too and All Of Us
The Music Salon
Albums by Linda Marks
Join Our Mailing List!
About Linda
With Noah

Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 32 years. She is also a singer/songwriter, and loves the way music can speak heart to heart.

Author of LIVING WITH VISION and HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENDERS, she co-founded the Massachusetts Association of Body Psychotherapists and Counseling Bodyworkers and is the founder of the Boston Area Sexuality and Spirituality Network. She holds degrees from Yale and MIT.

To find out more about Linda . . .

Say Yes To Love Cover Purchase Say Yes To Love on CDBaby
Listen to Say Yes To Love on Spotify


 HealingHeartPower 
The Music Salon
Linda Marks Music
Calendar
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Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy(EKP)?   

 
You can:  organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As  Healer" experience or join with others who might want to host a workshop.

Coming Up at the Music Salon
Rick Drost
Singer/Songwriter Rick Drost will be our featured musical artist on November 18 at the Music Salon

David Scott and Mark Shilansky
David Scott and Mark Shilansky will perform at the Music Salon on December 9


Lori and Fred
Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli will perform at the Music Salon on March 24

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, November 5
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Group
Sunday, December 10
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart
Saturday, November 11
2:30 pm
Natural Living Expo
Marlborough, MA
 
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"


Musical Performances:

Better photo   

Saturday, November 18
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
The Music Salon
opening for featured singer/songwriter Rick Drost
11 Walton St
Waltham, MA 
6 - 9 pm

Sunday, November 19
Linda Marks with Bobby Gadoury
Grill 37
37 Putnam Road
Pomfret Center, CT
4 - 8 pm

February 3
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Cafe at First Event
Marlboro, MA

May 19
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
4 - 5:30 pm

June 9
Singer/Songwriter Showcase
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
12 - 5 pm




Linda Marks and Abigail Arndt sing
Linda Marks and Abigail Arndt sing "In Your Life"
at L'Aroma Cafe

"Love And Time" Linda Marks, Abigail Arndt
and Terry Smith at L'Aroma Cafe


Linda sings
Linda sings "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano

 
   
 
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concerts
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

November 18: Singer/songwriter Rick Drost
Featured visual artist:  Colleen Sgroi

December 9: Musical duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky
Featured rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell

January 13:  Musical duo Three at Home (Mary and Dann)

March 24:  Singer/songwriter duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli


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Both the body psychotherapy work I have done for the past 32 years and my music, which has been my deepest creative passion throughout my life, come from the same source: the heart.  

As this newsletter has evolved to include all of my work, I am aware that some people welcome this evolution, and others don't.   If you would like to give me feedback about what interests you and is most valuable for you to receive in a newsletter, I would greatly appreciate your feedback.  Please send a note to lsmheart@aol.com.  Many thanks!
I am greatly looking forward to singing and playing with pianist and vocalist Bobby Gadoury at Grill 37 in Putnam, CT on Sunday, November 19 from 4 - 8 pm.

This month's featured article is "Me Too And All Of Us" responding to the viral Facebook campaign and the deeper issues it brings to the surface.
 

October had lots of wonderful gigs.  A highlight was playing at Main Streets Market and Cafe in Concord.  Thanks to Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli and Abigail Arndt for sharing the stage!


Lori, Fred, Abigail
Thanks to Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli for playing with me and Abigail Arndt at Main Streets Market and Cafe

Playing a set of original songs at  the Loop at the Armory Cafe in Somerville was great fun, and I and met some wonderful other singer/songwriters!   Mary and Dann (Three At Home) will be playing in the Music Salon on January 13!
The Loop October 2017

 
Rick Drost
Singer/songwriter Rick Drost
 
On Saturday, November 18, singer/songwriter Rick Drost will perform at the Music Salon. Painter Colleen Sgroi will be our featured visual artist.

Colleen Sgroi


6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Visual art presentation.  7 pm Music begins.  $20 suggested donation. RSVP to (617)913-0683

On November 25, 2017, I will be releasing my new 
Singer/Songwriter  album,  which contains ONLY original songs.
SingerSongwriter
If you would like to get a pre-release copy  contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.

Community As Healer:

If you would like to experience the heart-centered body psychotherapy work I do, and be part of a community of literal "helping hands," you can attend the monthly  Community As Healer Group in Newton on Sunday, November 5 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday December 10 from 1 - 4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"What keeps us alive, 
what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.
I heard a fable once about the sun
going on a journey
to find its source, 
and how the moon wept
without her lover's warm gaze.
We weep when light does not 
reach our hearts.
We wither like fields
if someone close does not rain
their kindness upon us."

~Meister Eckhart

 
"What brings fulfillment is gratefulness,
the simple response of our heart
to this life in its fullness."

--Brother David Steindl-Rast
 
"Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what
you really love.
It will not lead you astray."

--Jalaluddin Rumi
October Gig Highlights

 
Me and Terry at L'Aroma Cafe
Linda Marks and Terry Smith at Jazz Brunch 
at L'Aroma Cafe
October Music Salon with Terry
At the October Music Salon



Main Streets Market and Cafe
At Main Streets Market and Cafe

Me Too And All Of Us
So much is happening socially and politically in our country right now.  Add in natural forces like hurricanes, and life can feel daunting and out of control.

This past month, the "Me Too" campaign that went viral on Facebook gave me lots to reflect on.  Though not entirely surprising, it was powerful and deeply troubling to see just how many of my female friends and colleagues had experienced sexual violence.  

And though my experience as a 16 year old surviving an attempted rape and murder has always been front and center, contributing to the body of work I evolved as a heart-centered body psychotherapist, until the "Me Too" campaign, I did not really focus on all the other experiences of inappropriate advances that I have experienced from my childhood through teenage years, through college and into my professional years.  As I started to tally all the experiences, it was truly daunting not only that so many incidents happened, but also that I had put them aside, even dismissed them because none was as life threatening or significant as the incident that happened when I was 16.

It also seemed important to note that male friends and colleagues had experienced inappropriate sexual advances in addition to my female friends and colleagues.  And that underlying this whole epidemic is a misuse of power and a lack of understanding of the sacredness of sexuality in our lives.
 
 

The Music Salon

Beatriz at the Music Salon
Poet Beatriz Alba 
Patrice and Tom at the Music Salon
Vocalist Patrice McKinley and pianist Tom LaMark

Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. 

The Music Salon provides an opportunity each month  to build community through music and art.









Poet Beatriz Alba shared words from the heart and Cabaret Singer Patrice McKinley accompanied by Tom LaMark at the piano shared Patrice's recovery journey through story and song, "Ordinary Miracles" at the October Music Salon.

We look forward to welcoming to the Music Salon:

November 18: Singer/Songwriter Rick Drost and Visual Artist Colleen Sgroi
December 9: Musical Duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky and Rocks and Minerals Expert Kyle Russell
January 13:  Three At Home (Mary and Dann)
March 24:   Singer/Songwriter Duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli


Scullers show favorite



 


 


Visit  http//lindamarksmusic.com to see what I am up to!
 

What is EKP?
EKP is Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy, a heart-centered, body-centered psychotherapy method Linda Marks developed and has taught and practiced for nearly twenty years. Working with the heart, touch with permission, the wisdom of the body and the intuitive guidance of the spirit, EKP creates a special sense of intimacy that deeply touches and transforms most all who participate.

Participants can be "client," witness or helper as an individual group member has a "turn" to do deeper heart-centered, body-centered psychospiritual work in the center. Since the electromagnetic field of the heart extends out 10 - 12 feet from our bodies, as we go deeper and open our hearts, we are all touched.

EKP helps restore our capacity as organs of perception. The skin is our largest organ, and a source of soul deep knowing, perception and expression. When our hearts and hands can work as one, we move beyond defenses safely and respectfully and find freedom, connection and expression.

 

  

Emotional safety is the foundation of EKP.  When we are emotionally safe, we are more aware of feelings, sensations and deeper thoughts in our bodies and hearts.  You will have a chance to listen to and care for your heart as you help create and hold a safe healing space for everyone's heart.  Experience what we mean when we say that in EKP, "when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn."

 

Albums by Linda Marks
Say Yes To Love Cover
SingerSongwriter

Linda has two new albums for 2017.   Say Yes to Love was released 9/1/17,   Singer/Songwriter will be released 11/25/17, and and contains  ONLY Linda's original songs.

To get your pre-release copy, contact lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683
Coming Full Circle Cover CD Cover
Say Yes To Love, Coming Full Circle and Heart To Heart are available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (or through me directly).  And you can hear my songs on Spotify and YouTube as well.
I welcome dialogue and comments on my articles through my blog: HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com   It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.


Heartfully,


Linda Marks


email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 913-0683
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com