October 2016, Issue 65
The Monthly Jewel
 "Of all of the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one." -Pablo Nerudo

I'm Fine
Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
How many times a day do you answer an inquiry into your well being with the answer "I'm fine"? How many of those times do you actually mean it?  Dr. Kumar writes about dealing with the symptoms of our pain; moving toward pleasure and away from pain.  But, in Buddhism this is considered one of the root causes of suffering.  We want pleasure, but does it really lead to a sense of fulfillment? What if we really spoke our true feelings?  Would we be able to hold space for one another? What would society look like if we were able to bear witness to each other?  Would we be healthier? Read about what medical and spiritual research has to offer if we "lean into our pain." Read more here...

Welcome to our newest feature!
There are many ways to reclaim our health through our relationship with food. Food can become a form of art and "medicine" in our culture and is imperative for our collective healing. Each month we will include a favorite recipe as well as a little bit about the science behind the choice.  This month, one of Dr. Kumar's favorite recipes for Fall and information on the benefits of turmeric:

Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric  

The Medicinal Qualities of Turmeric 
Turmeric is a spice well known to India for thousands of years. It is the bright yellow powder used in Indian cooking but is also used widely for its medicinal qualities.   Read more here...

Soul and Psychotherapy
Boris Matthews, PhD

Many people seek psychotherapy because they feel the soul has disappeared from their life. As a society, we have undergone a continual "loss of soul". The material conditions of our lives are improved, but the result is an impoverished human existence.  Read about the benefits of turning things around...reclaim your soul and live your authentic life.  Read more here... 

EMDR Therapy Uses Eye Movements to Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, Phobias

What is Eye Movement Desensitization & EMDR? This video clip from NBC is about a man in northeastern Wisconsin and his work with a therapist using EMDR to overcome anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma.  Our own Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC is an EMDR certified psychotherapist.  She believes that EMDR quickly helps clients release trauma, overcome depression, anxiety and learn new ways of managing their emotions. Check out this video and make an appointment with Stephanie.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Seasonal Changes: Transition to Autumn
Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM

The Yellow Emperor's Classic text states: "The way to maintain good health was to keep daily life in accordance with nature."  Read about what it means to prepare your body for the colder months and how to maintain vitality throughout the Autumn and upcoming Winter months.

Whole Foods Detox Class with Maryanne Riege
October 13, 6-7pm
This class is FULL and a waiting list is being generated for a second date.  Read more here...

Reiki Healing I 
Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, Reiki Master Teacher 
Reiki I will be taught on Saturday, October 29th, 
Registration is required.  Find out more here...

Reiki Healing II
Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, Reiki Master Teacher 
Reiki II will be taught on Saturday, November 5th, 
Pre-requisite: Reiki I
Registration is required.   Find out more here...

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