January 1, 2018

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
TED Talk Audition Videos
Self-Care and Empowerment in Crazy Times
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 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

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

Three At Home (Mary and Dann) will perform 
 at the Music Salon on January 13

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

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, January 7
2 - 5 pm
Newton, MA

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

Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart
Sunday, January 14
1-3:30 pm
Newton, MA

Self-Care and Empowerment In Crazy Times
Friday, January 19
7 pm
at the home of Margaret Arndt
Newton, MA
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"

Musical Performances:

January 13
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Three At Home
Waltham, MA
6 - 9 pm

January 25
Linda Marks will be a 
featured Songwriter
at the Loop at the Armory
Somerville, MA
7:30 - 10 pm

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 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

"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

January 13:  Musical duo Three at Home 
(Mary and Dann) 
Featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad

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


I hope 2018 will be a great year for you.  What are some of your heart's desires?  What steps can you take to make your visions real?  These are important questions for each of us to ask ourselves as the New Year begins.

I am envisioning a world class venue and a large, enthusiastic audience welcoming me and band of 7 fabulous musicians to play my 2018 Moments album.  An ideal release time would be in May or June. Might you have a vision of where we might play?  Please write to me with your ideas on what an ideal venue might be!

I am also excited as I begin writing new songs for my 2019 In Grace album.  I recently wrote the first song for this album,  "Alone," and look forward to orchestrating it once Doug Hammer and I are done with all the editing for my Moments album.

BACA Showcase 12.17
Terry Smith and I were part of the December Boston Association of Cabaret Artists Performance Showcase at Amazing Things Arts Center.

On January 13, we welcome singer/songwriter duo Mary Casiello and Dann Russo, who perform as Three At Home, to the Music Salon.  Rowan Wielblad will be our featured visual artist.

Sadly, the first snow storm of December snowed out our Music Salon.  We've rescheduled David Scott and Mark Shilansky to be our featured musicians on April 7, and painter Lidia Scher will be our featured visual artist at the Music Salon.
David Scott and Mark Shilansky
On January 14, I will be leading a Listening To Your Body...Following Your Heart workshop in Newtonville.

This month's featured article is "Self-Care and Empowerment in Crazy Times." This past year, the political arena has been scary, crazy and at times, truly unbelievable.  With changes we may not agree with in the very infrastructure that holds our lives, how do we stay empowered and take care of ourselves?

I look forward to playing a set of original songs at  the Loop at the Armory Cafe in Somerville on Thursday, January 25.

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, January 7 from 2 - 5 pm and Sunday February 11 from 1 - 4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"Listen to your life...
touch, taste, smell your way
to the holy and hidden heart of it,
because in the last analysis, 
all moments are key moments
and life itself is grace."

~Frederick Buechner

"How wonderful it is
that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

--Anne Frank

"Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

--Lao Tzu
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!

Self-Care and Empowerment in Crazy Times
"Some people are like frogs in boiling water.
Others blink and choose to go to sleep.
Special ones dare live inside the moment.
Courageous soul deep divers pave the way."

 From "Alone" ©2017 Linda Marks

2017 was a year of truly crazy times.  Fake news.  Alternative facts.  Tweets and more tweets. Russian hacks.  Questioning global warming.  Dismantling the tax code.  Unraveling health care coverage for millions of people.  The #MeToo campaign, with celebrity after celebrity, well-known political figures in the spotlight for sexual harassment and more, unleashed an avalanche of stories from the shadows. Overwhelm and overload.  Every day seemed to bring with it a new low.


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:

January 13:  Three At Home (Mary and Dann) with featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad.
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.

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 has two new 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.

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