October 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
The Power of Grace in Crazy Times
Music Notes
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
David Scott and Mark Shilansky
Musical duo
David Scott and Mark Shilansky come to the Music Salon December 9

 HealingHeartPower Calendar
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.
Rick Drost
Rick Drost
will be our featured performer in November at the Music Salon

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, October 15
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Sunday, November 5
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:

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Wednesday, October 11
Linda Marks and Terry Smith at
Main Street Market and Cafe
42 Main Street
Concord, MA
7:30 - 10:30 pm 

Thursday, October 26
Linda Marks will be a featured
Singer/Songwriter at
The Loop at the Armory Cafe
Somerville, MA
8:30 pm

Saturday, October 28
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
L'Aroma Cafe
15 Spencer St, West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm

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

October 21:  Vocalist Patrice McKinley
with Tom LaMark on the piano
Featured poet:  Beatriz Alba

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

December 9: Musical duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky

If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart, 
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop,  or a Community As Healer workshop,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com


October features some wonderful gigs!

October 11 Market Streets
Terry and I are delighted to be playing at Main Streets Market and Cafe in Concord on Wednesday, October 11 from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.   Make your dinner reservations now: (978)369-9948

And on Thursday, October 26, I am excited to be playing a 30 minute set of all original songs at the Loop at the Armory Cafe in Somerville.  My set is at 8:30 pm.
The Loop October 2017

This month's featured article is  "The Power of Grace In Crazy Times." 

Coming up next at the Music Salon in Waltham, MA:
Patrice McKinley
Patrice McKinley
On Saturday, October 21, cabaret singer Patrice McKinley will perform her show "Ordinary Miracles," sharing her recovery journey in a well-crafted program of song and story with Tom LaMark at the piano. Beatriz Alba will be our featured poet.

Beatriz Alba

6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Poetry 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.
If you would like to get a pre-release copy  contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.

Upcoming performances coming up in 2017 include:

Linda Marks and Terry Smith  return to the wonderful L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton 
Saturday,October 28 from 11:30 am - 1 pm  .
L_Aroma 9.17.17

Linda Marks and Terry Smith will play at the Music Salon on October 21 at 7 pm. 

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, October 15 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday November 5 from 1 - 4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


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

~Lao Tzu

"Social evolution is a resultant of the interaction of two wholly distinct factors:
the individual, deriving his particular gifts from the play of physiological and infra-social forces but bearing all the power of initiative and origination in his hands; and, second, the social environment, with its power of 
 adopting or rejecting both him and his gifts.   Both factors are essential to change.  The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual.  The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community."

--William James in 1880

The Power of Grace In Crazy Times
2017 has been a year of truly horrifying and crazy events, one after the next.  Alternative facts.  Fake news.  Scary threats between leaders of the United States and North Korea.  Hurricanes destroying life on islands like Barbuda, and imperiling life in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico.  Our president stepping outside of expected boundaries to insult and threaten professional athletes.  The list goes on and on.

How do we keep our grounding in the wake of such chaos and craziness?  A wise coach of mine advises, "when someone is acting insanely, don't join them in their insanity." Committing even more deeply to our own personal growth and spiritual work is critical to help us be in the world but not of it during crazy times. Cultivating qualities like grace and peace is a powerful path of action we can strive for.

Music Notes

At L'Aroma Cafe with Terry Smith and Abigail Arndt
Linda Marks, Terry Smith and Abigail Arndt playing at L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton

Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. In addition to my own musical gigs,   I also participate in many of the wonderful open mics and other musical events available to local singers:

Amazing Things Arts Center organized by Leslie Holmes
Many BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a monthly open mic.  (next one is Wednesday, September 13)

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
Club Café in Boston has many open mics hosted by a wonderful variety of singers and pianists in its Napoleon Room.
The Winiker Band  brings their unique joyous musical flavor to Brothers Restaurant in Brookline, MA on Saturday and Sunday nights.  Singers are welcome.

And here in Waltham at my home, I host special house concerts through the Music Salon.   Versatile pianist   Joe Mulholland  and bassist Bob Nietske  will join us on September 16.  Cabaret singer Patrice McKinley  will join us on October 21 with Tom LaMark at the piano. Singer/songwriter Rick Drost will join us on November 18.

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 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.


Linda Marks

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