|     October 17, 2013    |     


Honoring the Earth is an important theme here at S'eclairer. We demonstrate it if fun ways, like our goat and chicken videos (the newest of which is available by clicking the photo above). These videos usually get the most clicks of any of the videos we post! This one features our own Uber-Geek Mike on his Google Glass again, enjoying a little goat petting.
We honor the Earth in very serious ways also. That is why we are so pleased to announce the addition of David Smith to our staff. David is a specialist in Native American Recovery issues, to which he brings his vast knowledge of Native history and culture. His father was a 34th generation "priest," although the term "healer" would be just as appropriate. Now as the 35th generation priest himself, his mission is to bring honor and dignity to Native peoples by helping them recover from alcohol and drug abuse. His talking circles and counseling are open to non-native peoples as well. 
One of the things we are looking forward to learning from David are all the ways and reasons his people have honored the Earth in the past, so that we may continue to do so in some small way here at S'eclairer. 
David is joining the staff this month, so stay tuned for more Talking Circles and details of retreats, and details on how we can honor the Earth.

The S'eclairer Staff

To read this week's article about David Smith
in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Native American Serenity Prayer:


grant me the strength of eagles wings,
the faith and courage to fly to new heights,
and the wisdom to rely on his spirit
to carry me there.
Just Announced!
Psychiatric Grand Rounds
Recovery Warriors
Friday, Dec. 6 
David Smith, 
Founder of Yellowcorn Native American Recovery Services
1 pm at S'eclairer  

Recovery Issues from the

American Indian Perspective


David Smith is the founder of Pennsylvania's first not-for-profit organization designed to provide drug and alcohol services for urban, transient, and Indian peoples in the iron houses. The seminars, learning circles, talking circles, outreach services and one-on-one counseling are also open to non-native peoples.


David and Yellowcorn's mission is to promote and provide spirituality and culturally appropriate based treatment practices that will be effective in strengthening the Native peoples' communities and culture to restore them to a spiritual and healthy lifestyle

MAY 2, 2014 
An Integrative Medicine Conference


Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona
A group of local Integrative Medicine Professionals  and community leaders organized by  Dr. Chaudhary will be producing a one-day Integrative Medicine Conference on May 2 of next year. 

The Conference will focus on local doctors and professionals bringing you the latest science of Integrative Medicine and wellness, including Narrative Healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Supplements and Nutrition. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of several books on healing and modern medicine from his Native American perspective. He was the first Medical Director of UPMC Shadyside Integrative Medicine Program in the 1990s, and continues to have a loyal following locally.


Stay tuned to this newsletter for more information!


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Celebrating Health and Wellness in the Community of Murrysville  
We invite you to celebrate your health during this retreat. Our activities will teach you how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of well being, peace of mind, and inner balance. You will learn how to reduce the stress, distress, and pain in your life. During this retreat, you will find joy in the experience of taking good care of yourself so you can live life more fully, a beautiful gift to yourself! 
Safdar I. Chaudhary, MD
Zahida Chaudhary, MD
Melissa Vertosick, AADP
Greta Polo, MA
Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 
4600 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668
October 19, 2013 
10:30am to 3:00pm 
Cost: $30.00
includes healthy lunch 
Forbes Trail 
Faith in Action!


Psychiatric Grand Rounds
Friday, Nov 1

Fascia - "The Conduit of the Mind/Body Connection" 
with David Lesondak, 
1 pm at S'eclairer  
Long regarded as mere "packing peanuts" for the important stuff, recent discoveries point in the direction of how your fascia can effect not only your body's pain and performance issues but your overall health and even psychological well-being.









David is the CIO (Chief Instigation Officer) of fascialconnections.com. He is a member of the Allied Health Professional Staff in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. David keeps his practice at UPMC's Center for Integrative Medicine in Shadyside  and iYoga in Sewickley, PA. He specializes in chronic pain and performance issues and has been in private practice in the greater Pittsburgh area since 1992. 

Unable to come to our office for Counseling or Psychiatric advise? 
Too far away, or  
have no means to travel?  
S'eclairer now offers services via web using established telepsychiatric tools to connect you with your therapist or doctor. 


Call 724-468-3999 to see if you could benefit from this service.