September 2018, Issue 88
The Monthly Jewel
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.  ~ The 14th Dalai Lama
Showing Your Soul-A Way to Live in These Turbulent Times 

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
Are we (as individuals and as a society) living the paradox of the "illness we need for healing?"  Dr. Kumar invites us to stretch our perspective beyond what we are taught by the medical system and society.  See the illness you experience from an aerial view (whether physiological, psychological or cultural) and as a stage in your journey to wholeness. More...

Maryanne Riege, CHHC


Plant Based Dinner
Prepared by Maryanne Riege
at The Ommani Center
September 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Do you want to experience and learn more about how to thrive on a plant-strong diet? Then this is the opportunity for you. You will be served a delicious and nutritious plant based meal that will leave you with a feeling of happiness and satiety. $20 at the door.

RSVP by Sept. 25th: 262.695.5311 or via email:

Food Is Medicine Cooking Class
with Dr. Kumar and Maryanne Riege
October 17th at 5:30pm

Let Dr. Kum ar and Maryanne Riege show you how to make food your medicine. Join them at the Milwaukee Public Market kitchen for a demonstration.

Register here:       MKE Public Market -Food As Medicine

DETOX Orientation Meetings with Maryanne Riege
Single Class
Multiple Offerings
at the Ommani Center

Free sessions to discuss a whole food, plant based diet and how to detox successfully.
Participation if free but RSVP NECESSARY 48 hours prior to event. One hour in length

September 20th, 5:30pm
October 4th, 10:30am
October 18th, 5:30pm
November 1, 10:30am
November 15th, 5:30pm
December 6th, 10:30am

Empathy, Velcro and Emotional Contagions

Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT

 Everyone is born empathically connected to one another.  Without boundaries, however, we may be unable to discern self-generating emotions as separate from another's emotion. This lack of energetic border can harm our physical and emotional health. Take the empathy self test. Read more...

with Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT

A Two-Day Workshop about
Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness and Love
Free Introductory Talk: Thursday, September 13th 6:30-7:30 PM

Course: Saturday, September 15th, 9-4 PM
              Saturday, September 29th,9-4 PM 
Cost:  $220 
            Includes a copy of Eric's book, Henosis.
How to Register:   Call the Ommani Center at 262.695.5311

To Soy or Not To Soy, That's the Question
Maryanne Riege, CHHC

The media offers a lot of confusing information about consuming soy based products.  Read the brief article from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Healthy eating on a plant-based diet includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, beans, & legumes, including soybeans.  Also, don't miss the easy soybean recipe.  

Acupuncture Antidote for Allergies
Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM

 Did you know acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of allergy and sinus issues?  Have you heard of "sham" acupuncture?  Aimee offers articles from the National Institute of Health and that will expand your understanding of the science behind the efficacy of acupuncture and its beneficial use to treat allergies and other ailments. Read more...

We are growing! 
Positions available at Ommani

Subcontractor positions available for a family practice, medical doctor and physician assistant.  Our thriving Center is seeking an experienced, compassionate primary care doctor (caring for pediatrics through Medicare age patients) and physician assistant interested in integrative medicine and dedicated to quality, standard-of-care medicine. Practice medicine the way you always wanted to. Interested parties should contact our office at

Reiki I Class
Saturday, November 10th
Cost $160
Call 414.217.4185 or 
 to register

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