February 1, 2018

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
TED Talk Audition Videos
Loneliness Kills
The Music Salon
Albums by Linda Marks
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About Linda

Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 33 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.

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

The Music Salon
Linda Marks Music
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

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

David Scott and Mark Shilansky
David Scott and Mark Shilansky 
will perform at the Music Salon on April 7. 
Lidia Scher will be our featured visual artist.
Three@Home (Mary Casiello and Dann Russo) will perform at the Music Salon on May 12

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, February 11
1-4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Sunday, March 11
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Newton, MA

Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"

Musical Performances:

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

March 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Java Room
Chelmsford, MA
8 - 10:30 pm

March 18
Linda Marks will do a set of music
at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Performance Showcase
Watertown, MA
6 pm

March 24
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli

April 7
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Mark Shilansky and David Scott
Waltham, MA
6 - 9 pm

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

October 12
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Java Room
Chelmsford, MA
8 - 10:30 pm

"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

March 24:  Singer/songwriter duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli with featured rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell

April 7:  Musical duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky with featured visual artist Lidia Scher

May 12: Music duo Three@Home
(Mary Casiello and Dann Russo)
Featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad


Moments Cover
My Moments album is coming along, as Doug Hammer and I carefully edit my tracks to create a magical blend of the orchestration.  Thanks to Tracy Trettin for the cover for the album!

Please support my music by becoming a Fan on my Reverbnation page.

At the Loop
On January 25, Terry Smith and I performed at the Loop Songwriter Showcase at the Armory in Somerville.  What a joy to share my original songs!
Linda Marks and Terry Smith performing
Linda Marks and Terry Smith performing "Autumn Leaves" at the Loop

This month's article looks at the health costs of loneliness, drawing on the work of former US surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy: "Loneliness Kills."

I also love integrating my body-centered psychotherapy heart work with music.

This coming week, I am delighted to be returning to both lead a workshop on The Power of Voice  at First Event  in Marlboro, and to perform with Terry Smith again in the First Event Jazz Cafe.Grace Stevens and team really know how to create an amazing conference!

My necklace
Snowstorms this winter have unfortunately overlapped Music Salon dates in December and January.  Our next Music Salon will take place on March 24 featuring the wonderful music of singer/songwriters Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli.  
Lori and Fred

Painting with musical notes in gold heart
 I am delighted that I am now part of the  LadyLake Music family of artists, working with the ubertalented  Cindy D'Adamo.

All 4 albums
Linda's four albums are available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify or contact Linda  at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.  Linda's Moments album will be released in 2018.

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, February 11 from 1-4 pm and Sunday March 11 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"Most of the things we need 
 to be most fully alive 
 never come in busyness.
They grow in rest."

~Mark Buchanan

"Alone we can do so little.
Together we can do so much."

--Helen Keller

"Strength is when you have the willingness to open your heart and stand in a place, committed to being loving while the strong winds blow ."

--Jennifer Hadley
TED Talk Audition Videos
Embracing the Power of the Heart
Embracing the Power of the Heart

Emotional safety: creating a haven of well-being in an out of control world
Emotional Safety: 
 Creating a Haven of Well-being
In A Seemingly  Out of Control World

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Loneliness Kills
A critical public health issue that Former US surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy is now focusing on might surprise you.  And the toll this particular issue takes on our health is as great as smoking cigarettes.  Too rarely do we value and focus on our emotional well-being and our health overall.  But if we want to look at the underlying roots of the opioid crisis and addiction, violence, and cardiovascular illness, there is one key issue in common:  

In an interview published January 18, 2018 in the Boston Globe, Murthy reflects, "Loneliness and emotional-well being are connected to the issues we're reading about in the papers every day....Loneliness can contribute to addiction and can be a consequence of struggling with addiction."  Much like the chicken and the egg.

The Music Salon

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.

We look forward to welcoming to the Music Salon:

March 24:   Singer/Songwriter Duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli with rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell.
April 7:  Musical Duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky with featured visual artist Lidia Scher.
January 13: Three@Home (Mary Casiello and Dann Russo) with featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad.

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

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

Linda's newest album, Moments will be released in 2018.  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.


Linda Marks

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