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HEALING springs Issue #52, February—March, 2012

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Floatation & 2012 and Learning to Tranquility Beyond Love Tank Yourself Enhancing our power of choice in the New York tradition of Wellness

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Visit our new store in the lower level of the Downstreet Marketplace! The Studio Store will carry yoga accessories, books, CDs, DVDs and apparel–including our signature line of Yoga Mandali wear, Mantralogy and ‘be present’ clothing.


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Christine Reeves Miller, FNP, NPP Ext.303 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Medication Management and Natural Alternatives

Mana (Arletta) Behan Ext.325 Craniosacral Therapist/Kripalu Yoga Instructor

James and Janet Orzano Ext.313 Reiki Masters & Teachers Reiki Sessions/Classes and Energy Readings

Catharine Sanderson Ext.309 Licensed Expressive Art Therapist Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Kimberly Marks, LCSW Ext.330 Psychotherapist/Eden Energy Medicine

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Terry Keenan, L.Ac., MSTOM Ext.304 Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs, Essential Oils, Nutrition, Tui Na

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Dan Smith LMT Ext.302 Therapeutic massage, Shiatsu and body work Sound Healing and Vibrational Alchemy

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Publisher’s Corner The greatest gift you can offer is a healthy, whole you At the end of September, my soul began to cry for attention. It wanted adventure. It declared a need to be with the stars, the sun and the earth. It craved disengagement from habitual living. It wanted to know it was being heard and that I was willing to respect its desires as much as the wishes of my ego and other people. On a rational level this call seemed frivolous, so I resisted it. Additionally, it wasn’t clear what I was actually being asked to do. My head wanted specifics and reason, and in their absence it didn’t know if I could follow through. After some time, however, it became clear that to continue suppressing this soul’s appeal would be detrimental to my health, happiness and attitude towards life. So, I began to listen and felt it was time for a solo journey. While the idea was forming I didn’t talk much about it, lest anyone persuade me of what I was already suspicious—that it was an irresponsible, crackpot idea and would lead to my complete demise. In retrospect, it is that idea which seems like the crackpot one. My first instinct was to travel north, to go to the mountains of the Adirondacks. Yet, when I realized it would be October, the idea of sleeping outdoors up north lost it’s appeal. As it was, I missed the warmth of the summer sun in September. So, I switched directions towards the south, and a trip began to design itself. When seeking specifics on where to go, what to plan, or the outcome of this adventure, my soul would shout “Just GO!” The simplicity of ‘just going’ appealed to a deep part of me. Yet, my conditioned self was having a difficult time comprehending why we couldn’t know more before leaving. Mostly because not knowing made it complicated to explain to others. For this reason, only those closest to me heard about it, some of whom wanted more explanation than what I was able to give. Although it was a challenge to disappoint them, I stuck with my call and set off on a mostly unplanned road trip. During which, I slept out under the stars, followed the movement of each moment, experienced new places, thought new thoughts and listened to the voice which speaks only in silence. My soul was happy. What does your soul ask for? Do you listen, then follow what you hear? Often, the call is small—a desire to draw, to sing or to do absoultely nothing. The size of the request is not important, it’s the follow through which makes a big impression on our inner lives. The information age has given us a huge amount of technological advances. May we also remember that which existed before those developments—soul, spirit, earth, stars, and most of all love. In peace and awe,

Healing Springs Mission:

With knowledge comes choice. Our mission at The Healing Springs Journal is to address the whole person by providing articles and stories that allow the reader to make empowered lifestyle decisions in relation to the wellness of their mind, body, spirit, and environment.

The Healing Springs Journal is an independent publication committed to printing articles regarding the wellness of body, mind, spirit, and environment. It is a free publication supported by its advertisers. These advertisers must be judged on their individual merits, The Healing Springs Journal is not responsible for their claims, conditions, products, or services. Our articles reflect the opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of our publisher. We do not claim to diagnose illness, but offer an open forum on complimentary & alternative therapies. Serious ailments should be checked out by a physician as well as by the healers you feel compelled to learn more about. We reserve the right to refuse advertising and are not liable for any errors within the ads themselves.


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10 Plan Smart by Cate LaBarre 12 Support for you in a Toxic World by Dr. Sarah LoBisco 16 2012 and Beyond by Wendy Ball 18 Are Cleaning Chemicals Safe? by Kevin Hensey 19 What Else Is Possible? by Barbra Gilman 20 Floatation andbyTranquility Tank Richard Madden 22 Learning to Love Yourself by Joelle Lydon 23 The Beginning of the Chakras by Pam Lunz Medina 27 Metatronic Healing by Philippa Merivale with Sarah Root 28 Rohun; Spiritual Psychotherapy by Lisa Fraine 30 Claim Your Authentic Life by Christine Kidder 30 Mankind’s Oldest Remedies



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6 Our Community 24 Ask The Practitioner 32 34 36

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Community Local Author To Discuss her book “Original I Ching: an Authentic Translation Based on Recent Discoveries” Monday, March 12, 1 pm, at the Saratoga Springs public library: Margaret J Pearson, professor emerita of Chinese History at Skidmore College, and the first woman scholar to translate the core text of the Book of Changes (I ching, Yijing, Zhouyi), will discuss her book, the Original I Ching: an Authentic Translation Based on Recent Discoveries.” (tuttle, 2011). Professor Pearson worked fourteen years, mostly on sabbaticals at Cambridge University, to produce this fresh version separating the oldest text of this classic from later commentaries’ fallacies.

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Margaret will discuss ways in which modern seekers can use the book most effectively. She has taught the text and its relevance to modern issues for over thirty years, at Skidmore College and the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. Other scholars have said of her work: “Margaret Pearson provides a delightful and scholarly translation of what may be the oldest self help book. In her hands, the original I Ching, or the Book of Changes, reveals a culture as richly relevant to us as are the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Pithy, wise, and ever sensitive to context, the Book of Changes, in Pearson's translation, provides a new lens through which we can see the freshness of old things.” —Terri Apter, Newnham College, Cambridge, author of the Myth of Maturity. “The Book of Changes has been translated into English a number of times, but Margaret Pearson*s new translation stands out for its fidelity to the oldest and deepest layer of the text, cutting through centuries of later commentary. Her lucid explanations of the hexagram texts will be of great service to those who seek to use this ancient compendium of wisdom as a guide to introspection and self-cultivation in our own time.” —John S. Major, independent scholar, former professor of East Asian history at Dartmouth College, and translator of the Huainanzi

Still Point is an interfaith retreat center located just minutes from downtown Saratoga. We offer space for reflection and personal time as well as programs for healing and enriching one’s spirit, mind and body. Mailing address: 20 Still Point Road, Mechanicville, NY 12118 Telephone: 518-587-4967 email: web: Take 24 hours from your busy schedule. Enjoy the stillness and power of nature on our partially wooded land. Re-connect to your deep self.

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Bach Essences to Beat the Blues Four Seasons Natural Foods, 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs will host Nini Gridley, MS Ed, Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, on Saturday mornings February 4th, March 10th and April 7th from 9:00-11:00 AM in the cafe. Nini will discuss and demonstrate how to use Bach Flower Essences with adults, children or pets, to balance negative emotional states, like the winter blues. Drop by with questions or come to learn more about how this amazing system of vibrational medicines, derived from Nature, can gently relieve fears, worry and other stressful negative emotional states. Contact Nini Gridley at 518.573.0571 or

Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network Upcoming Programs The Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network, or SIMEN, has an upcoming program scheduled for Thursday, March 29 at 6:30pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., in the Community Room. The program is free and open to the public. The name of the program is, “You’re Having Your Baby Where? Exploring Your Options for Homebirth.” Homebirth has become a much more acceptable and much more available option for families who are looking for a completely natural, safe and satisfying alternative to the medical management model of maternity care offered by most obstetric and midwifery practices in hospitals today. Decades of research examining and supporting the safety and the efficacy of out-of-hospital birth provides the scientific evidence which well-informed families have sought to justify their decision to birth their babies at home. Personal and anecdotal experiences from scores of families in the area who have birthed at home make this option even more popular than it has been for the past 35 years. And the availability of licensed, primary-care, homebirth providers who have legal recognition, prescriptive privileges and the ability to bill insurance companies for their services make homebirth a growing choice for women and their partners as they decide where and with whom to birth their babies.

Nini Gridley, MS Ed Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher Bach Flower Essence Consultations in Saratoga Springs, or on the phone / 518-573-0571


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This program features one of the most respected and revered homebirth midwives in the Capital District, Betsy Mercogliano, who will speak to the politics, the passion, and the power of birth at home, from the perspective of someone who has been supporting families' birth options for more than 35 years. Recently voted a LOCAL HERO by the ‘Metroland’ in December, 2011, Betsy is a Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife, and is known as a tireless advocate for birthing families regardless of their place of birth, in her role as Director of the Family Life Center in Albany, New York; the oldest Support Center for the Childbearing Year in the heart of Albany's South End. The Family Life Center has meeting and educational space also in Saratoga Springs, and Family Life Midwifery is the only homebirth practice in the Capital District with an office in downtown Saratoga Springs. Betsy will be joined in her presentation by her colleague and homebirth assistant Tisha Graham, Certified Professional Midwife

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and local childbirth educator, as they discuss the services they provide to families, the experience of birthing at home, the current status of licensed homebirth midwives, and the recent changes to laws that have made birthing at home more accessible to families in New York. A panel of families who have birthed with Family Life Midwifery will be available to share their experiences and a short film will be shown. For more information, call (518) 210-1557.

Health and Wellness Events at Route 67 Country Store and Cafe January 2012 marked the beginning of Health and Wellness seminars to the ever-growing list of exciting events at the Route 67 Country Store & Café. Through the vision of Eran Wasserman, the Route 67 Country Store has become the “contemporary country store”. Like the stores of old, it’s a place where your individuality is treasured and appreciated and you are able to share a few laughs with the community. Route 67 Country Store and Café is home to the Charlton Beer Alley, which contains an extensive collection of over 180 craft beers, including many microbreweries. Health benefits of beer include anticancer property, reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, increased bone density, prevention of dementia and coronary disease, aiding digestive system, anti-aging properties, countering diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones and osteoporosis, hypertension, apart from acting as a stress buster and diuretic. A healthy lifestyle is achieved through education and implementation. Therefore, Route 67 Country Store and Cafe is creating events for the community to facilitate health and wellness awareness. Health and Wellness Events are being added to the growing list of seminars already taking place. Beer Tastings by the Breweries, Equine Events, Craft Evenings, the annual benefit car show, and now Health and Wellness are just some of the activities taking place at Route 67 Country Store and Café. You can find out more about these events and more by visiting or stopping by for a visit. You may reach us at 518-882-7347 and we are located at 1958 Amsterdam Rd (Rt 67). Ballston Spa, NY 12020. We look forward to your participation in our events.

Naturopathic Doctor To Offer Integrated Healthcare Forum In Saratoga County Accredited and Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Functional Medicine Practitioner to host series on Holistic Medicine for the public. Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine Practitioner, Sarah LoBisco, will be hosting a series of ongoing Integrative Health Forum workshops throughout the upcoming New Year. The workshops will run from 6:15-7:10pm and are located at the Healing Garden in Rexford, NY. These classes are a continuation of the same series that began last year. Admission is free. For a schedule of upcoming dates please contact us) Dr. LoBisco’s vision is to build a supportive and interactive community for health conscious individuals. Dr. LoBisco explains that, “feeling supported and belonging to a community have been shown to modulate health through boosting immune function and decreasing the effects of stress.” In the forums, Dr. LoBisco also hopes to

help educate the community on Integrative Medical approaches to various health concerns and the Naturopathic Philosophy of treating the whole person. She views her role as a mediator and as a sounding board for feedback from a holistic medical perceptive. Integrative Health Forums will continue through the coming months and will be posted on Dr. LoBisco’s website. To reserve a space in the class or for more information, please contact Dr. LoBisco’s office at 518-339-4788 or email her at Dr. LoBisco also offers an array of information through her blogs and resource links at, and She is also a featured expert at All are welcome to attend her event.


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New Yoga Program Shows How You Can Turn Stress Into Bliss Whether stress comes from work, family, health or circumstance, the results are the same: less enjoyment and more tension. We now know that many health conditions are stress-related such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease, cancer, asthma, addictive behavior, chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Based on the work of yoga therapy pioneer Michael Lee, a new program that combines yoga, mindfulness, and dialog is coming to Glens Falls. For eight weeks starting March 31st at The Lemon Tree Yoga and Healing Arts Studio, local expert, Tobey Gifford will lead participants step-by-step through a process that will help them look at their stress and find strategies and methods to reduce and even turn their stress in to bliss! “This program is for everyone,” says Tobey Gifford. “Whether you’re a yoga expert or have never tried it before, you can experience relief from stress. The classes are designed to suit all people regardless of physical condition or age.” The program uses both Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and the practice of mindfulness to help participants identify the sources of the stress underlying their condition. Along with guided yoga and meditation experiences, participants also engage in group discussion and personal self-observation along with structured homework exercises. Tobey Gifford E-RYT500 is a certified yoga teacher and therapist with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching in the area for the past 20 years and enjoys sharing yoga with people of all ages and abilities. She gratefully co-operates and owns the Lemon Tree Yoga and Healing Arts Studio with her daughter Missy Gifford-Higley.

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Second Location starting January, 2012!!! Latham Office: 518-755-8843 The Acupuncture Office

Classes run from 4-6:30pm every Saturday afternoon for eight weeks beginning on March 31st at the Lemon Tree Yoga Studio in Glens Falls at the Shirt Factory. A full day is also included on Sunday, April 22nd from 9-5pm. Early registration is $225 by March 15 after which the fee will be $275. Price includes CD’s for home study, workbooks for reference, and all sessions. For more information, call the Lemon Tree Yoga and Healing Arts Studio at 301-3291.

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First of all, plan SMART. Take a current goal and apply the following: pecifically Defined: State exactly what it is that you want in a way that is clear, concise and understandable. easurable: Objectively quantify your goal in a way that will be unmistakable when you’ve reached it. chievable: Your goal must be within your control and not depend on another person, divine intervention or good luck! (Don’t discount any of these factors, but your initial intent must depend on you as the main catalyst, then apply the rest!) ealistic: Is this a fantasy? Just a slim possibility? Make sure your goal is realistic so that you have a high probability of being successful. imeline: Your success depends on having a starting date and date you expect to achieve your goal, otherwise you may be tempted to procrastinate.



by Cate LaBarre few days before New Year’s Eve, I happened to be tuned in to a call-in segment asking callers to share their New Year’s Resolutions. I was amazed to hear that aside from one person, everyone who shared claimed to have given up making resolutions. One man was so disgusted with his inability to make positive change in his life that he resolved to “exercise less and sit on the couch more” to be ensured of success. Through the laughter I could hear his frustration and disappointment. At about the same time I sent out an E-newsletter invitation to a free teleconference workshop on how to make resolutions that stick. I had an interesting variety of responses, from those eager to participate to several who defensively claimed that resolutions were useless and prevented them from “living in the moment”.


It’s understandable that our beliefs can become jaded by our experiences and we just give up. It need not be this way. You can create successful resolutions, goals and plans with just a few tools.

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This is your foundation. Now as you look at what you have so far, take a moment and ask yourself, “What thought or belief that would sabotage me?” When you hear what that is, acknowledge it and ask yourself if you are willing to give it up and replace that belief with an empowering belief. If you have trouble finding one, look back at your accomplishments, times that you were successful because you believed in yourself and your goal. Use these as examples of how empowered and capable you really are. Now you need a plan to accomplish your goal. Your plan is a clear structure for you to follow that has step-by-step actions, resources, skills and support necessary for completion. Here’s an example. Let’s say your resolution or goal is to “get healthy in 2012”. This is an intention or desire; as stated there is nothing clear and no plan of action. Get specific: Clearly define what “healthy” mean

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“There is no better way to enjoy living each day to the fullest than to have the clarity, certainty and freedom that a clear goal and plan provides.” to you. Measure it: What measurement will let you know that you are healthier? Yes, hopefully you’ll feel better, what else? Decrease in weight? Lower blood pressure or cholesterol? Increased physical stamina? What will help you measure your success? Achievable: Is your health goal within your control? (We’ll talk about support later.) Realistic: Is your health goal realistic given your present circumstances? Timeline: When will you start and when you want to reach your health goal? Once you can answer these questions you’ve got a good start to create a successful plan to achieve your goal. Your Plan: All goals need a plan of action. Create a structure to carry out your plan, being sure that it meets the SMART criteria AND:  Structure – Consider the exact steps and actions that will be required for your goal. Identify skills you already have that will serve you.  Support - Determine if you need additional support and decide what people, training, resources, specialists or group can provide that support.  Accountability – This goes along with support. Who can you ask to be your accountability buddy to remind you of your commitments? Make sure you choose someone you can count on to be ruthless!  Flexibility – Your plan must contain some flexibility for unexpected events. (I know you’ve heard the John Lennon quote: “Life happens while you’re making plans.” Believe it, but don’t use it as an excuse to not move forward.)  Milestones – Milestones are mini-goals that you set along the way to your larger goal. Reaching milestones will let you know that you are on your path to success.  Rewards – Create rewards as you reach milestones. Take the time to acknowledge your hard work and success. This will fuel you along the way!

 Discipline – I know, you hate this one, but I promise you that discipline is your ally. It is your ticket to freedom and a characteristic you need to develop to create the life of your dreams. Without discipline your structure is useless.  Certainty – Discipline creates certainty. This is your plan of action and you said you’d do it, so you will! Wake up in the morning and consult your plan, not your chattering mind that is already thinking of a list of excuses!  Freedom – When you follow your plan you are gifted with freedom. It is one of the most amazing paradoxes of life. What appears to restrict you becomes your ticket to freedom. You will get where you want to go and have more time and energy for other creative pursuits and lots of fun! There is no better way to enjoy living each day to the fullest than to have the clarity, certainty and freedom that a clear goal and plan provides. Cate LaBarre is a personal coach who specializes in helping women place self-care at the top of their to-do list. She approaches wellness as an “inside job” and supports her clients and workshop participants in discovering how to shift their internal world to make change in their external world. You can read Cate’s blog at You can sign up for her newsletter by sending her a note at Cate is a Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional trained by The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching at JFK University. She provides personal coaching by phone and offers workshops and tele-classes. You can read more about her at and The information provided in this article is based on a four month coaching program she offers called “Creating the Best Year of Your Life” #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs 11

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by Sarah LoBisco, ND he fact is, we can’t get away from our toxic environment! Approximately 100,000+ chemicals are used in commercial industry today with about 25,000 (25%) being reported as hazardous to human health. The CDC’s Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals of 2010 was a 529 page “summary” of how different aspects of environmental chemicals can harm us. The average volunteer of this study had over 200 chemicals, 75 of which had never been seen in prior studies, in their blood and urine samples! Here’s some more scary thoughts: the average woman has exposed herself to over 129 chemicals prior to leaving her house? These chemicals are found in her makeup, hair products, and other personal care items. Furthermore, if this same mom is nursing a child, she releases 20% of the toxic load into the baby! I recently completed an advanced practice module on detoxification and biotransformation through the Institute of Functional Medicine in Arizona. Whew…that was a whirlwind of a trip….so much to know about safely cleansing and detoxifying in such a toxic and chemicalized world! I wanted to provide everyone with a little taste of what I learned. I can’t put all 34 pages of notes I took from the 1000 + PP presentation slides, but would you really want to read all that anyway? So, what I decided to do in this article is to give some pertinent information on how to empower yourself in a world that is full of toxic insults.

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From the first paragraph, you probably realize the importance of using organic personal care products as one way to decrease negative environmental exposure. If you are interested in learning more, you can access the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database to find safer products to use ( Protecting yourself by first not placing more chemicals on your body than necessary is important, but the focus of this article is starting with the foundation of protection—through your mouth.

DO you Know What Is in Your FOOD?

In Arizona, one of the major learning points that was drilled into our eager doctor brains is to always start with the foundation of health, FOOD! We can’t control our environment, but we can control what we put in our mouth. Food is information, not just calories. It’s comforting to know that we can eat yummy, nutritious food that not only provides potent phytochemicals to assist our detoxification systems in removing pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins, but these same foods actually help to rebuild and heal from many toxic effects.

A big obstacle to a healthy diet is society’s mass marketing that encourages choosing to put food quality at the bottom of our priority list. We are lured to spend money on eating poor quality, nutrient depleted foods, rather than on investing in foods that will heal our bodies. Let me give you some information about why the public may want to reconsider their options. Ronnie Cummins from OCA explains: “Food Democracy or Corporatocracy? Did you ever vote to allow corporate agribusiness to spray a billion pounds of toxic pesticides, and dump 24 billion pounds of climate-destabilizing chemical fertilizers on U.S. crops and farmlands every year? Did you give the OK for factory farms, so-called Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), to feed billions of hapless creatures massive amounts of genetically engineered grain, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, blood, manure, and slaughterhouse waste? Did you give Monsanto, Dow, and Dupont permission to “modify” so-called “conventional” supermarket, school cafeteria, and restaurant food with genetically engineered bacteria, viruses, foreign DNA, and antibiotic-resistant genes? Did you sign a permission slip for the USDA or your local school system to feed students, including your children, greasy, fatty, unhealthy, chemical food in the cafeteria?” If we intend to break the stranglehold of the corporatocracy over the economy, including what and how American farmers grow and what most people eat, it's time to stand up. If we believe that a healthy, organic, and equitable system of food and farming are essential to our health and the health of the planet, we need to think twice before we pull out our wallets at the supermarket or sit down for a meal in a restaurant or a fast food joint. Do you want to be supersized by Monsanto, Wal-Mart, or McDonald’s, and allow biotechnocrats, factory farms, and chemical food manufacturers to dictate your food choices? It’s time to vote with our food dollars at the grocery check-out aisle. It's time to rein in elected public officials who take money from corporate agribusiness and Monsanto in the voting booth. It’s time for the Great Boycott of Big Food Inc., and a culinary strike against all of their chemical, genetically engineered, sugar, and fat-laden processed foods and beverages. It’s time to put the fat cats on a diet, shrink the profits of Wall Street, and drastically reduce the collateral damage of chemical agribusiness, Big Box food stores, and billion dollar junk food restaurants. It’s time to Occupy our food chains, kitchens, lunchrooms, and school cafeterias, and transform our $30 billion local and organic food and farming system from being the niche alternative to being the norm in the nation's trillion dollar food economy.

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With food quality as our foundation, the next step to preserve health is to build our bodies up to be able to handle the removal of everything that is creating symptoms in our body. Day one in Arizona started off with a blast of facts and figures, charting scientific evidence on the connection between chemicals and their contributing and causative factors to many diseases. You may ask, “why isn’t the whole world displaying symptoms then!??” Well, they probably are. They just don’t realize that their constant headaches, hot flashes, and drug sensitivities are actually from their cumulative toxic load and compromised gut and liver function…not from an ibuprofen deficiency, hormonal pill deletion, or psychosomatic issue. #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs


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The issue is total toxic load: TOTAL TOXIC LOAD= Total Toxic Exposure – the Ability to Mobilize, Detoxify, and Excrete Toxins. Dr. Drisko gave us examples of the many kinds of genetic susceptibilities that cause some to be hypersensitive to environmental toxicants and display various symptoms related to this toxicity more readily. In fact, just one little snip in a genetic sequence can make one person a powerful detoxifier and another predisposed to multiple chemical sensitivity. Dr. Hyman explains in patient friendly language how he assesses and modulates one of these important enzyme pathways in his patients: “Glutathione is a very simple molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine.” The secret of its power is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups it contains. Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule. It acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals. Normally glutathione is recycled in the body — except when the toxic load becomes too great. And that explains why we are in such trouble. In my practice, I test the genes involved in glutathione metabolism. These are the genes involved in producing enzymes that allow the body to create and recycle glutathione in the body. These genes have many names, such as GSTM1, GSTP1 and more.

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Nearly all my very sick patients are missing this function. The one-third of our population that suffers from chronic disease is missing this essential gene. That includes me. These genes impaired in some people for a variety of important reasons. Humans evolved in a time before the 80,000 toxic industrial chemicals found in our environment today were introduced into the world, before electromagnetic radiation was everywhere and before we polluted our skies, lakes, rivers, oceans and teeth with mercury and lead. Phew, that’s a lot to know. That’s why it’s important to have support from a clinician who has experience in safely cleansing and how to build the body up first, if you are considering any kind of cleanse or detoxification. This is to prevent side effects and more sickness. I have seen many clients who started detoxifying too soon and experienced many issues from this.

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Lynn Browne CPC, RMT Certifited Professional Life Coach Within the next weeks, I’ll be providing you more clinical pearls and sprinkling insights on my blogs ( For now, I hope I have sparked your interest in prioritizing the intake of safe, healthy foods in order to protect your special bodies every day. Here’s two more clinical pearls to wet your appetite: You need to sweat—your sweat glands are your second kidney and release toxins that other organs of excretion can’t! If you can’t sweat, you may be toxic, and if you don’t move and sweat, you aren’t mobilizing toxins for removal. CAUTION: using a sauna to mobilize toxins without proper excretory function and nutritional support can cause severe side effects! HYDRATION with lots of water is key to various functions.


Even bio-identical hormones can pose a problem in those with a SNP in CYP4502C (a liver enzyme that clears hormones), Glutathione, and methylation pathways, because hormonal excretion is compromised!


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2012 and beyond: new and old ways of healing by Wendy Ball 012 has finally come. This time has gripped the popular imagination for so many years and now, finally, it is truly time to leave behind the old and greet the new.


But what does that mean? We talk about moving beyond self and embracing unity. Yet we know that dis-ease at the collective level begins with the wounding of individuals. We know that we inherit the wounds of our parents. As they act out the pain of their childhood experiences in addictions, emotional neglect, and other negative patterns we in turn develop unhealthy patterns of living and coping. (For powerful reading on this topic read Alice Miller’s “The Drama of the Gifted Child,” or “For Your Own Good.”) We are always searching for the newest most powerful treatment, informed by the most recent discoveries of Science. One of the most powerful contributions of Science informing therapy in recent years is the concept of neuroplasticity. We now know that we can improve actual performance by imagining in detail and with focused attention the thing we want to do. We have found that we can fill devel-

opmental gaps and heal the effects of early neglect by imagining what was needed, in detail, as if it is happening now. It is a curious thing that memory and imagination carry the same power to activate our systems of response, i.e. fight, flight, numbing, social engagement, as do our perceptions of current reality. Someone fails to respond to us and painful memory is activated along with a response of anger or withdrawal. Imagine your favorite food and your mouth begins to water. We are learning that we can alter our emotional state along with our physical level of stress by choosing to dwell on positive thoughts, memories and images. It would seem we truly can and do dream our reality. Are we coming full circle to an awareness that our shaman ancestors had? Our shaman ancestors understood the power of image and symbol. They were in intimate contact with the natural world and reflected on the distinctive qualities of animals, birds, trees, stones. They were nourished and fortified by these qualities: the high view of eagle, the endurance of hummingbird, the wily intelligence of coyote. Shaman healers aligned themselves and supported their “clients” to align themselves with spirit helpers

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by Kevin Hensey t is a fact that mixing cleaner chemicals are dangerous to your health. Many people are not aware of the dangers of mixing household cleaners. Some people think that mixing cleaners together will make a “super cleaner” and find themselves in the hospital.


There was a situation in which an unsuspecting person died. It happened at a restaurant. It was closing time and a waitress went to the restroom but she didn’t come out. Another waitress went into check on her and found her dead. After investigating the death, they found that she died from chlorine gas. What happened is that in the afternoon the kitchen floor drain was clogged. A drain cleaner which had Hydrochloric Acid was poured down the drain. The hydrochloric acid sat in the pipe chambers. That evening at closing time, the kitchen floor was mopped with bleach, which went down the same floor drain mixed with the hydrochloric acid, and created a chlorine gas that shot up through the floor drains into the restroom. How can we be safe with household cleaners that we are using daily? Well first, be aware of the cleaners you are using by taking inventory of all your cleaners that are under the sink, in the pantry and in the garage. You would be surprised how many different cleaning products you have. Next, separate them into 4 categories: all-purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, window cleaners, and bowl cleaners. Now choose what products you like the best and which cleaners are new or old? Many cleaners lose their strength in time. So the best idea is to keep the new and discard the old cleaning products. Word to the wise: Never put cleaning solutions in unmarked bottles. Always identify the cleaner in the bottle. If a child drinks a cleaner or sprays it in their face, it can have dangerous consequences.

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Simply ask… What else is possible? The infinite being you are always has access to all the possibilities that exist for you in the universe simply by expanding your awareness. The easiest way to accomplish that is to ask the universe a question! You know, “Ask and you shall receive?” – it’s one of the greatest tools you have in your toolbox. A question empowers and an answer limits and dis-empowers… it stops your awareness right in its tracks! When you ask a question, the universe (just like a Jewish mother) will do everything in its power to gift you what your heart desires, or something better! Although it might seem too simple, please do not go into judgment and throw the baby out with the bathwater! Try it for a week and I promise you will be amazed at the

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It was his quest to understand the mind-brain paradox that led Dr. John C. Lilly, an NIMH neuroscientist in 1954, to create the first sensory deprivation/isolation/saltwater floatation chamber before re-directing his research efforts toward the study of dolphin communication. In the early days of floating considerable misinformation was promulgated throughout the popular culture, and movies like “Altered States” presented scary claustrophobic and hallucinatory scenarios to the public. This writer’s own reaction was “you won’t get me into that thing.” Now, thirty years later, I find myself longing for my next float and not wanting to get out of the tank when the float session is over. Since “floating” or “floatation” tends to free the mind by drastically reducing sensory input to the brain, it has been re-named for scientific research purposes as REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique). Although the beautiful Tranquility Tank of today bears little resemblance to Dr. Lilly’s coffin-like box in form, in function it is virtually the same. The floater showers just before a float session to help maintain the pristine water conditions inside the tank even though the highly-saturated Epsom salts solution (several times the buoyancy of the Dead Sea) is automatically filtered and chlorinated. Epsom salts is rich in minerals for healthy skin and hair plus supplying magnesium for nervous system function and sulphates for the body. The Tranquility Tank door opens automatically to beckon the next floater entrance into the warm and womb-like environment. Floating supine like a cork on the water, the floater experiences a novel sense of weightlessness (NASA used floatation with the


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astronauts). Inside air switches afford the floater total control by operating the lights and door to any degree desired. Speaking of degree, the Epsom salts solution is constantly heated to peripheral skin temperature so that the floater loses body and boundary awareness. Then, lying still in the warm, quiet darkness of the void with brainwaves, heart rate, breathing and metabolism slowing in synchrony to coherence and homeostatic equilibrium (adrenaline drop compares with biofeedback training but cortisol reduction is significantly greater), body and mind are ready to experience profound relaxation. When the hour-long float session is over, the light gently fades on followed by the automatic opening of the door. A second shower to rinse off the light crystalline coating of Epsom salts precedes getting dressed and then enjoying a refreshing beverage while languishing in the endorphin-rich afterglow of floatation. Often floaters will reflect on their float or recount the “cool” things they experienced. Floating lets your mind wonder. This writer has advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, meditation, autogenics, biofeedback and sleep counseling. These evidence-based modalities are generally regarded by behavioral medicine to be the kings of the psychophysiological hill for the effective treatment of stress and stress-related disorders. It is apparent to me after 35 years of clinical practice, however, that no existing modality is as powerful and promising for the enhancement of human mental, emotional, spiritual and physical potential and well-being as is floatation. My dream of bringing floating to upstate New York has finally been realized with the recent opening of Float-Well in Catskill— just a mile from the Catskill Exit 21 of the NYS Thruway and a beautiful drive from anywhere.

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by Joëlle Lydon ere is a fantasy newspaper headline for February 14th, 2012: “Deranged Pack of Single Girls Were Picked Up By Police After Defacing Hundreds of Valentine’s Displays Throughout the City!”


Many are divinely irritated by Valentine’s Day. It is one of those days–like Christmas–that can really set a woman up to feel like she does not have her act together. It is enough to put anyone in a gnarly mood. So, in the spirit of human ingenuity, why not decide to learn to be the best partner you ever had for yourself? Make February 2012 a wonderful month, come what may, and do all of the things for yourself that a really great partner would:

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Organize lots of dates with people you love – friends, family for theatre dates, brunch dates, walking dates – as many outings as you can.


And, last but not least, buy a beautiful card and write a love letter to yourself. Then send it to your own address. When you read it, let the words sink in – You are loved right there. That’s it. By cherishing yourself, spoiling your own senses, taking yourself on lots of fun dates, and encouraging yourself to step into new, bold things you get to practice reframing your perspective on Valentine’s Day – a key tool in the coaching process. You don’t need to wait for the partner to arrive to do all the wonderful things they would do for and with you. Do them now, Field of Dreams style, and you’ll be having too much fun to care if they come or not. And, if nothing else, you’ll have an amazing February this year that will carry on into the next 10 months and beyond! Joëlle Lydon, MA, CPC, eternal optimist, irrepressible sharpshooter and Nia fanatic. She’s a life coach for women who want to stop blocking their own greatness, and are ready to illuminate their self-limiting thoughts and dissolve them for good. If you've got a dream sitting on the back-burner of your mind, I want to hear about it. And soon. 518-727-5458 or

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CHAKRA SYSTEM; The Root 1st Chakra: The Root Location: between the anus & sex organ Element- Earth Color- Red, like the core of the earth. Development- Birth - Childhood by Pam Lunz Medina hen your 1st chakra is open you feel connected to all life in the physical realm. You experience a deep relationship with the earth. You feel nourished, blessed and provided for. You know that the universe endlessly supplies all of our needs. You feel calm and secure, safe and relaxed. You sleep serenely and have little or no worries. You have a great ability to move on and let go. Your relationship with your family and friends is strong. The foods you choose are natural and from the source. You give the body lots of nourishment and provide the body with adequate rest, wholesome food, fresh air, clean water, and healing movement. You love to use your body, it is your earth element. You feel grounded, settled, and confident in your path. You respect the interconnectedness of all life and enjoy your time in nature. You have a solid foundation in life. You have an alliance with your body and realize you are one with nature. You know where you are and honor it.


When it is blocked, you will feel disconnected, alienated, or ungrounded. Your thoughts may be flighty or you

may be unable to stick to one subject. You may have severed relations with people or animals. You may feel ungrateful, and fearful, often worrying about “not having enough”. You may have difficulty sleeping, feel nervous and uneasy. You may be over or under weight. You may eat many foods with artificial sweeteners, flavors and colorings. You may have lower body health concerns. You feel separate from nature and feel unsure of your life path. You hold on to old things and unhealthy relationships and have a difficult time moving forward. You do not completely accept your current life situation. To Balance the 1st Chakra- Lots of Rest, Time with Nature (at least 20 minutes per day), Drink Sufficient Water (10 glasses per day), Exercise, Keep a Gratitude Journal, Practice Forgiveness of Your Friends and Family, Accept Your Self, Wear Red, Develop Freeing Relationships with Animals, Keep House Plants, Eat Whole Foods, Deep Relaxation. Meditate, Trust the Universe, Cloves and Clove Oil, Forward Bends both Seated and Standing, Pelvic Tilt, Cat/Cow, Deep Breathing, Moola Bandha, Let Go, Understand Where You Are On Your Personal Journey and Surrender To It. Pam Lunz Medina, BA, CYT, draws upon all paths of conscious living. She has trained in many forms of yoga, meditation, ritual and healing arts throughout the USA and India. For more info on classes, clean ups, music, and writings visit #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs



One of the hardest parts of facing the end of your life that you might not have expected, is what is called the “Greek Chorus.” These are the people around you; spouses, children, friends, even your doctors; giving you their opinions. Their advice is often based on fear. Fear of losing you and the subsequent pain they’ll have to go through. If they are deeply invested in your life then you owe it to them to listen and be considerate, but remember; it’s your life, it’s your death; you get to make the call.


Ultimately, you are going to have to listen to your instincts, do what you think is best and live with the consequences of your decisions. One thing I can tell you is that there are always options. We have a beautiful system called Hospice that can help with this sort of thing. You might want to start there. Natural alternatives are an option and you can find tons of material from those who skipped conventional treatment and are still alive to talk about it. You can start at as a place for cancer options with support groups to share information with.

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’ve been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and my doctors have given me six months to live, even with treatment. I’m trying to decide whether or not to do therapy. It will be debilitating and the only expectation is of slowing down the cancer. I’m not sure if I want to live the last days of my life like that and I’m looking for other opinions.

Oriental Medicine; Gregg St Clair My father-in-law is going through the same thing right now. He’s been diagnosed with Leukemia and his doctor gave him about six months to live with treatment. An option was stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplants, but he would have to live in a hospital for four month, he would have no immune system or quality of life, and there is no guarantee it would work. How does one make a decision like that? Darned if I know; that is a completely personal mattered based on your quality of life, age, belief structure and fears. I’ve seen people go through the treatments and die; I’ve seen people forego the treatments and die.


I know what I would do first (depending on the type of cancer) before trying chemo or radiation; a 30 day cleanse and juice fast, and then I would see how I was doing before making further decisions. One of the most famous herbalists of the 20th century, Dr. Christopher said, “Red Clover is the cure for cancer,” and allegedly the actor Jason Winters cured himself drinking gallons of it a day. I can tell you for sure if you talk to your doctor about any natural options they will most probably say don’t do them. Medical doctors are not trained in them, they don’t know what they will do and they feel it distracts you from what they think is best; medical treatment.

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518 374-5492 When you get to this stage of your life, you need to become your own advocate. You need to get as much information as possible and then start acting. No one will pay attention to your case as well as you, how could they? As far as my father-in-law is concerned, he didn’t like his doctor and went to another doctor. This doctor told him he could live for years. I had one patient with the same type of leukemia who was given six weeks to live when I first saw him. He ended up living five years. My friend’s uncle, same thing, was given six weeks, lived 32 years. Beware of the Greek Chorus. Gregg St Clair can be reached at 518-383-1230 or visit

Homeopathy; Jerome Pindell Many have either had or known someone who has faced this question. The first question that I would want to answer for myself is: what quality of this final time in my journey through this life do I want to experience? As a practitioner and advocate of alternative methods of healing for over 40 years, it is easy for me to say that I would stick to my beliefs and pursue the supportive or palliative methods with which I am familiar to manage whatever I faced in the coming months. Easier said than done! As one of my teachers of homeopathy said many years ago when speaking on the treatment of a client facing the cancer diagnosis, treat the diagnosis first, then the disease. The fear is the largest single obstacle to cure that I know. As a strong advocate of looking deeply into the fullness of any experience, the self inquiry that we often refer to as the spiritual, would be my first step. Every moment is a gift for the sacred journey that we call life. The physical is just one manifestation of this journey. Part of this journey also includes the relationships we have with the people that are going to share this journey. They have agendas and fears, and projections that may attempt to influence the choice toward which we gravitate. As one of my teachers said: the presentiment of death marvelously focuses the mind. Use that to find your path.


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What do you want? Recently, I lost a couple of dear friends, and am witnessing the choice of someone choosing radical surgery, chemo, and radiation, despite the evidence, that says that the results of the recommended protocols are questionable. Fear and the desire not to disappoint the partner, seem to be of equal importance to their decision to choose life. But at what cost? What benefit? continued on page 26 #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs

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Sometimes I have seen the choice to pursue chemo and western approaches to be of benefit to the person, but it was also coupled with a deep connection to their own belief in their spiritual identity, and they added that to their process. We are after all more than this, or that. They needed to experience their physical reality in a way that led them through a journey into the world of the medical interventions. I worked with those choices and gave them homeopathic remedies to alleviate side effects, did jin shin jyutsu, and they did well. Years ago, I worked with a client who had to undergo a dangerous protocol of chemotherapy, and used hypnosis to facilitate the acceptance of the intervention as a gift of grace and life giving liquid that would support her and not destroy her. She did marvelously! What would have happened had she held to the attitude that she had to ‘fight’ this, which was her attitude when she came to me? I’ll never know, but I am not an advocate of going to war with the manifestations of our body/spirit. I see more people fail with that attitude, than the ones that choose to work in harmony with the interventions that they choose. There are many paths through this journey, and I tend to advocate for the gentle approach. That usually involves finding your inner resolve to face the fears of those around you, as well as facing your own questions that arise from this new experience. Give to yourself what allows you feel that your moment to moment experiencing of life is as rich as it is meant to be. Jerome Pindell can be reached at 518-374-5492 or

Chiropractor; Lynn Allison Being given a time frame for your life brings a focus that most people never get. It is a chance to stand with mind, body and spirit blended as never before. I have thought “what would I do” which is all I can offer to you. Of course, this is just a guess because we never are sure unless we are faced with the situation. There is no right or wrong decision although as a culture we seem to celebrate those who tolerate anything to gain one more moment on earth, regardless of the quality of life. That said I feel I have spent my life living well and fully. We will all die so there is no way we can avoid it. I would search deep inside myself to discover if I believed the prognosis and if I desired “fighting” it. If I felt there was more I wished to do, someone I wanted to spend a bit more time with, I would consider “fighting”. Since I live my life in the alternative medicine field, I am sure I would not do therapies that debilitated me and I would prepare to die. Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and zero balancing are my therapies of choice. They help me focus on my life force and how I express it in this physical world. Lynn Allison, DC uses a combination of Craniosacral therapy, nutrition consultation, kinesiology and chiropractic in her 20 year practice in the Capital Region. She has a website and can be contacted at or 518-268-9542.

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Metatronic Healing Multidimensional Healing


to Clear the Story for Expansion, Freedom & Power by Philippa Merivale with Sarah Root here are many routes to healing. Especially at this time, when we’re hurtling toward Ascension, toward the New World of post-2012—long foreseen by prophets through the Ages—and being vastly supported in our journey by forces of greater wisdom, power and love than we’ve ever known. One of these routes– at once brand new and as old as time – is a system overseen by the Being known as Metatron: it is quietly, organically sweeping the planet.


“No problem can be solved from the level of awareness at which it was created.” Einstein’s words have been universally quoted and re-phrased but their essence remains the same: to climb out of the life conditions we are in, we must look up not down, we must expand not contract, and not merely our ideas or beliefs, but our energies themselves. We must transcend our perceived limitations to remember who we are. Essentially, we must choose healing, or whole-ing over separation and division. Metatronic Healing is a wonderful tool for bringing this about. In early 2007, when Metatron founder Pippa Merivale was requested clairaudiently to “remove the story from the body energetically”, she was also shown graphically powerful energies and techniques to achieve this goal. This early instruction was soon followed by a promise: that “the heart center of humankind will be awakened.” In a profound sense, these two statements represent the alpha and omega of a healing method that is attracting the attention of medics, nurses and psychotherapists as well as a wide spread of healers, complementary practitioners and personal seekers in the UK and Europe – and now the USA.

personal, generational and planetary – lock us into cycles of discomfort. We are remarkably skilled at denying the link between cause (our thoughts) and effect (the conditions that show up as our lives). Most commonly, it is only when the discomfort becomes impossible to ignore that we sit up and take notice. Metatronic Healing® workshops serve as intensive personal healing events and also as educational courses for trainee therapists. The deepest gift in a workshop is contained in the transmissions of divine energy, delivered directly into the heart chakra of everyone present. From there, they travel through the spinal cord to flood the energy system. In the blissful expansion that results from this, what happens is the restoring of the matrix which underlies our physical structure, returning the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical bodies to health. The frequencies offered by Metatron fold down from the 11th dimension, through the dimensional levels to meet each of us where we are. At exactly the pace that we can handle, they change us from the inside out. As the higher frequencies of love begin their work of dissolving and displacing the lower frequencies of fear, a common response is to enter a trance-like state of deep relaxation. As old stories work their way to the surface for release, they clear a space for the more expansive energies to take up gentle, firm residence. The shifts, which may include almost anything from healing our closest relationships and deepest emotional wounds to physical healing right down to the DNA, are both immediate and ongoing: they may be subtle or dramatic, but they are deep-acting and they last. The frequencies impact positively and lovingly on those we are involved with, dead or alive. The methods of clearance and recalibration begin with the individual, but the benefits of Metatronic Healing impact also the ancestral lines, through family and community, and even the body of the planet itself.

“Removing the story” was only the beginning, but an important one, as humanity struggles to transcend the gravitational pull of all that has kept us in separation and suffering—prompted us to play small. It has to be the starting point, though, if we wish to expand, to reclaim our divinely given power, to ascend, because we are addicted to our memories, our stories. We cling to our limited versions of reality: the ego loves nothing more than a good story! My story ensures that “I” remain separate from “You”; our stories reinforce our sense of beauty or unworthiness, cleverness or poverty, professional competence or neediness, sickness, victimhood or wealth. The ego loves to tell us that our labels are us, though many of those labels are well past their ‘use-by’ date and most of them keep us out of power and certainly out of our greater truth.

In these times when all of us seem to be confronted with old blockages, while also feeling the yearning to expand and become lighter, Metatronic Healing is a perfect therapeutic tool.

Besides these defining labels, we also hold memories of trauma and abuse, neatly hidden away in our cells. Except they won’t stay hidden; they find all kinds of ways to let us know they are there, subtly reinforcing the status quo. These patterns and memories –

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Join us at the first Metatronic Healing Course to be offered in the northeast! There will be a Foundation Course held on April 27-29 in the charming town of Rhinebeck, NY. For information about courses, visit Philippa Merivale is an Author and Energy Healer. She has worked as a consultant and teacher in a number of different countries and has become best known in recent years as Founder of Metatronic Healing. She gives a bi-weekly broadcast – ‘Metatron Brings Heaven to Earth’ – at the World Puja Network (


Spiritual Psychotherapy

Another Word for Love! by Lisa Fraine oHun is a systematic and rapid acting spiritual psychotherapy for personal growth and transformation. It is an energy based method of healing that deeply delves within our multidimensionality to harmonize at the core of our being. RoHun exposes the negative emotional circumstances and events, the traumatic and seemingly unimportant happenings, that have tainted our perception of self, causing us to sabotage and isolate ourselves from the world or from our desires. Once these negative experiences, thoughts and feelings are exposed, we can choose to understand the resultant patterns we have created and heal on a cellular level.


A RoHun Therapist is considered a ‘facilitator’ or conduit for the Light and must cleanse themselves to be in their greatest awareness. As a therapist we are willing to illuminate the way so others may appreciate their own subconscious nature. Awareness is key in understanding our emotional and mental patterns if we are to break free and create our lives from a new, intentional space.


RoHun is often called etheric surgery as it removes layers of negativity and allows our consciousness to mature and evolve. The process is credited with healing at a cellular level. During the RoHun adventure we become familiar with the different selves that are a part of us; which teach us many lessons during our life times. Cosmic, ancestral and personal cleansing happens as a result of the RoHun process. We learn to recognize patterns of self abuse and become self aware. Ultimately, RoHun offers us the key to our own internal balance and freedom. We understand the importance of choosing the thoughts and feelings we desire to demonstrate in the world, rather than just manifesting by default. In our unawareness, most of us create our lifestyle by default. RoHun gives us a tool to co-create responsibly. Owning our responsibility for our life generates a strong sense of self esteem and a willingness to want to be in the world. Ancestral patterns of abuse are abolished, healed and brought to Light by the RoHun process, allowing our future generations joy filled opportunities. There are so many today who claim to be unhappy with their life circumstances but don’t know how to create anything different. They feel trapped, unknowing victims of their own patterns of self sabotage and self abuse. Through the RoHun process we learn the truth; our (unhealthy) thoughts and (unheard) feelings have sculpted our lives to be what they are today. If we have arrived at a place of discontent, it is either the result of our own unawareness, creating by default, of those lower feelings or by our design of choosing to be in the many expressions of lower energies of fear, that has created our perceived miserable lives. The truth is we are the ones doing it, not God, not others. We are only ‘victims’ of our own self sabotage if we choose to entertain such thoughts or ignore our feelings. Our

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“Our heart is our compass and it provides wonderful guidance in our life if we are willing to stay connected to it.” heart is our compass and it provides wonderful guidance in our life if we are willing to stay connected to it. What many have forgotten is that we are magnificent creators, made in the image of God and we too are capable of creating brilliance in our lives, if we choose. Man, as God incarnate, has this wonderful option called ‘choice’. The ability to choose is a part of our Godliness and our connective ability to the Divine within each of us. Every person is a cosmos of divine creativity unto themselves and how we choose to use or not use our inspiration is in direct connection with the level of contentment we feel in our own lives. There is no one to blame, just the realization that we are responsible for the resultant creations of our consciousness. RoHun originated with the work of Dr. RoHun, a physician from the fifth dimension who works with terminally ill patients of the fourth dimension. Dr. RoHun is working with thought forms and how they affect physical illness in the body. His desire is to work with individuals on this dimension to affect our spiritual evolution. Dr. RoHun channeled the first phase of The RoHun Process to Patricia Hayes in 1982. Since that time, Patricia Hayes has founded The RoHun Institute as part of DELPHI University in McCaysville, Georgia. Currently there are just over a hundred RoHun therapists worldwide. Over the years, Patricia Hayes has devised a system of advanced therapies for individuals who are devoted to self discovery. Three level of practitioners exist in this model allowing for the personal growth and transformation. There are several processes that make up the therapies of RoHun, each with purpose towards the evolution of our thoughts and feelings. Each assists in the maturational process of our ego self. We learn about the different bodies and how they relate to the energies within each of our seven major chakras. Individuals can go to even deeper levels during Purification, Caged and other Advanced Processes. Each purifying to a profound level, building a more esoteric connection with self and affecting the attainment of self actualization. RoHun has been equated with the word ‘Love’ because the process reconnects the mind as a tool of the heart. Once we are willing and able to feel through our heart, we are really living, not just existing.

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The RoHun Institute at DELPHI University in McCaysville, Georgia keeps a current listing of RoHun therapist. Anyone can contact a RoHun Therapist simply by going to the school’s website at Each therapist is an ordained minister in the Church of Wisdom, a non-denominational church that supports the spiritual growth of all man kind. In my RoHun practice I specialize in promoting self responsibility by encouraging emotional literacy and communication. I assist individuals to build strong interpersonal skills and be motivated to create their life with intention. Now it is your turn. Find your Divine Self and connect with the Love that lives within through the RoHun process. You have nothing to lose but your fear and everything to gain in loving your life! Lisa Fraine PhD is a Transpersonal Psychology and RoHun Spiritual Psychotherapist. She works out of The Healing Teepee in Saratoga Springs, New York. She can be reached at 518-222-9261. #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs


Claim Your Authentic Life While You Still Can!

by Christine Kidder read a blog yesterday morning, written by a nurse who had spent many years being with people at the end of their lives. She said the most common regret people said they had was “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” I find this extremely disturbing.


We each come into this life designed with our own particular gifts to share. We also have our lessons to learn as part of the process. These are two conflicting energies that play a big part in who we really are. The lessons or obstacles that we face are not supposed to stop us forever. They’re supposed to make us stronger, better, more mature. They’re not supposed to make us forget or deny who we are, neither for ignorant or noble reasons. I am an artist. I have always known that I need to be doing something creative, and I have been to a certain degree. I’ve also held back. I’ve hidden behind excuses and insecurities, and haven’t completely owned that part of me and it’s taken a toll. That changed for me about four years ago when I first discovered hand analysis, an incredible tool that provides great insight about who we are from the markings in our hands. I found out among other things, that creativity is part of my life purpose, according to my fingerprints. Finding this out instantly changed my perspective about myself. It didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, but rather, validated what I felt deep down, and yet could not fully accept.

I was so impressed with this tool, I decided I had to learn to read hands. The more I learn about hand analysis, the more I understand about myself. When creativity is part of your life purpose, there are challenges that come along with it, like the paralyzing fear of rejection. In order to feel fulfilled on a soul level, the artist often needs to have an audience. So, if you are an artist who never creates and or never shows your work to anyone, you are going to spend your life in what Richard Unger, founder of the International Institute of Hand Analysis calls “the big gaping hole”, or a life without meaning. What gives life meaning is not going to be the same for everyone. You have to be true to what you came here to be and do. You have to be authentic. Understanding my life purpose was freeing, but I still wasn’t regularly allowing the artist in me to come out and play. Then I came across a message “You only have so much time. Better get out of your head, into action and do something!” So, I finally created a studio space for myself, something I’ve wanted for a long time. It was a lot of work, both physically and emotionally. But it was worth it! I am so happy and energized in my new space! I’ve been painting, and writing, and revisiting old projects and I feel like I’m more alive! What have you been putting off that you really want to do? If there’s something you really want in your life that your mind keeps harping on don’t ignore it. It’s not silly or unimportant. You probably should find a way to make it happen. Understanding the information in your hands can be a big help in validating your desires. Knowing your life purpose gives you a real sense of identity and confirms what you know about yourself but may be denying. Your life lesson is also written in your hands, and that is usually a big part of what holds you back from fully expressing your purpose. Understanding your lesson can help you break through it. Christine Kidder is an IASHA (International Association of Hand Analysis) certified hand analyst and does hand readings in person or by phone. Your Creative Purpose is her business. (518) 421-2091

Mankind’s Oldest Remedies:

Therapeutic Essential Oils for Modern Day Maladies by: Pamela Meeker ot many people are aware that essential oils are one of mankind’s first medicines. In fact, they have been used by many cultures all around the planet for about 6,000 years. In ancient times, essential oils were considered more valuable than gold, and today, we are using modern science to rediscover these ancient treasures.


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ered that they were much more than that; essential oils can provide toxin free, natural solutions to common maladies— free of unwanted side effects! Now, it is my passion to share the knowledge of these pure wonderful plant-based products and educate others on how to replace many dangerous, man-made “medicines” that may cause toxic side effects and imbalances throughout our bodies. How can anyone not love this concept of replacing chemicals with natural, effective alternatives? How many of us are tired of the commercials for

drugs that have at least a minute and a half of side effects at the end? I sure am! Lucky for us, therapeutic grade essential oils can be used for many different common issues, including strengthening your immune system, tick and flea prevention, sleep enhancement, weight management, various skin conditions, chronic and acute pain, stress relief, sinus and allergy relief, increasing energy, and more. The best part of incorporating the essential oils into your life is that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do it – it’s easy! For example, when my 88 year old mother was facing knee replacement surgery this past summer, I ran to her aid with my “first aid kit” of essential oils knowing that certain ones were great for healing and pain relief. I had her apply them to her knee as often as she needed relief. This helped her tremendously with her pain in the weeks leading up to her surgery. But, we didn’t stop there. Knowing about the risk of infections at hospitals, I had her apply a specific essential oil diluted with olive oil to her entire leg as well as the bottoms of her feet. This special oil is great at fighting off infections – even the flesh-eating, antibiotic-resistant bacteria called MRSA which is plaguing hospitals nationwide! I had her do this every day about a week before and then after her knee surgery. When the bandage was removed, she applied the pain and healing blend on and around her knee at least twice daily. When the doctor examined her, he was totally amazed by her healing and recovery. She told him how she was using the oils, and he said, “Whatever you are using, keep doing it!” Soon after, she was back to zipping around to her local clubs and meetings as her quality of life had been returned to her. The point is that we all need these ancient remedies and wisdoms. They can go hand in hand with our modern times, helping us, our families and loved ones feel better and be healthier –without unnecessary, dangerous side effects! Start the New Year off right – take charge of the health of you and your family by choosing natural, chemical-free alternatives! To learn more and to experience the oils, join us at one of our upcoming local classes: Saturday February 4th from 2-3:00pm, Thurs February 9th from 6-7:00pm, or Saturday February 18th from 2-3:00pm at KC’s Framing & Fabric, 67 Davidson Dr., in Wilton. Please RSVP in advance. For more information, to schedule a free consultation, or for a more detailed class schedule, please contact Pamela at 845-797-2935 or Pamela Meeker is a local Reiki Practitioner as well as a consultant and educator for Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Pamela has a passion for educating others about using therapeutic grade essential oils to improve and maintain optimal health and hosts regular educational meetings in the Saratoga area.

Find your PERSONAL

Totem Pole Be your own Shaman In this workshop you will use contemporary shamanic journeys to find guides capable of offering information about existing questions and will show you new possibilities for living a more fulfilling life.

Tuesday Nights 6:30-8 8 weeks, starting March 20 Saratoga Springs, NY $150 for all 8 weeks Katrina Clay facilitator

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Astrological FORECAST February & March 2012

new friends come into your life and ask you to share in their interests. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th and you choose duty before pleasure. The Full Moon also on the 7th indicates subtle changes in your home life and you are able to resolve existing family matters. MARCH: Group affiliations, friends and long-term goals are on the forefront for this month. You want to be a part of your community and work together with friends to help in their causes. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you seek ways to have fun and creative projects fit the mode at this time. Loved ones and children will also bring you joy as they involve with their hobbies and play.

GEMINI ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Intellectual pursuits, expanding horizons and spiritual studies are highlighted for his month. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, you can become unsure of your direction in life. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you begin to think about how to use your creative talents. The Full Moon also on the 7th rules communications and education. Workshops become inviting. Using Standard Time locate your Rising Sign or Ascendant. If your birth time is Daylight Savings Time, subtract one hour. Your actual Rising Sign or Ascendant may differ depending on certain time of birth and dates; however, not to confuse the non-astrologer use the sign indicated for your Forecast. This placement is similar to the transiting planet’s location in your Natal Chart, except for exact degrees, and will correctly indicate your Forecast. For example, if you are a Gemini born at 6:38 P.M., your Ascendant is Capricorn. IT SHOULD BE NOTED: In February, Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th at the decisive degree of 29:31 Libra and there is a Full Moon at 18:31 Leo on the same day. The Sun remains in Pisces until March 20th. The Full Moon on 8th occurs at 18:13 Virgo and the Sun moves into Aries on the 20th.

ARIES ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Human causes, societal groups and long-term goals are your focus for this month. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, your interest turns to a time of reflection and inner concerns. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you re-examine your relationships. The Full Moon also on the 7th brings attention to loved ones and children. A new love pursuit can enter your life, if applicable. MARCH: Spirituality, regeneration and reflection will be a part of this month. This is a time when you can put the past behind you and begin to move forward. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you attention turns to both work and physical efficiency. You will look for ways to improve your work skills and to eat more nutritiously. New exercise or diet regimens are possible.

TAURUS ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Ambitions, status and career or the equivalent are favored for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd,


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MARCH: Career, accomplishments and status are favored for this month. There can be new opportunities for changes in your career or the equivalent. If you want to present an idea to your superiors, now is the time. After the Full Moon on the 8th, your attention turns to your home, family and personal life. You are able to resolve family matters to everyone’s satisfaction.

CANCER ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Joint assets, other’s money and regeneration are the focus for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, you become exposed to new ideas and perspectives. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th and you take on more domestic duties in connection with your family. The Full Moon also on the 7th urges you to review your budgeting and spending habits. MARCH: Higher education, spirituality and gaining knowledge are the interests for this month. You are expanding your horizons and may decide to attend for classes. A retreat or workshop is also inviting. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you are able to catch up on any correspondence that you have been putting off until later. This is the time for study, reading and writing.

LEO ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Sharing with others, and relationships, both business and personal are favored for this month. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, your interest in the psychic and abstract teachings will increase. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you find formal classes and workshops inviting. The Full Moon also on the 7th brings a desire for changes in your appearance or habits. MARCH: Personal growth, regeneration and abstract teachings are the focus for this month. You will become involved with joint resources and assets. You are also able to settle an old debt. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you analyze your personal finances and your spending and saving habits. You will now take care of your own needs without affecting the needs of others.

VIRGO ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Work relationships, co-workers and your health are positively activated for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, communicate clearly in order to prevent misunderstandings in your relationships. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th and you are more conservative in money matters. The Full Moon also on the 7th helps you to find spiritual and psychic attunement. MARCH: Partnerships, both business and personal, and support from others are the focus for this month. You have the need to be with a partner and not solo. You seek companionship of others to further learn about yourself. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you want to show the world who you are and it’s your time ‘to shine. You analyze your appearance and make subtle changes.

LIBRA ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Creativity, loved ones and romance are the highlights for this month. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, you pay more attention to your health, but avoid fad diets. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you begin to analyze your strengths and your weaknesses. The Full Moon also on the 7th allows you to rethink and reset new goals and long-term directions. MARCH: Health habits, work skills and co-workers are favored for this month. This is a time when you are able to perfect work techniques and learn new skills. Physical efficiency is also important as you evaluate your diet and exercise regimen. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you explore your inner child so that you can close old doors and begin to move forward.

SCORPIO ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Home life, family relationships and domestic matters are important for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, you look for ways to express your creativity. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th and you rethink your spiritual life. This is an excellent time to develop your intuition. The Full Moon also on the 7th rules your career and direction in life. MARCH: Expressing creativity, leisure time and loved ones are the joy for this month. You want to relax and have fun with the special people in your life. Children may involve you with the creative projects. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you begin to set new goals and directions. You enjoy taking part in helping others when friends ask for your assistance with their causes.

SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Learning, thinking and communicating are the focus for this month. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, you become interested in spiritual or psychic matters. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you analyze your friends and groups that you belong to. The Full Moon also on the 7th gives you a renewed interest in intellectual studies. You may begin a formal class. MARCH: Family, domestic matters and heritage become important for this month. You enjoy family gatherings and talking about past times. You may begin to explore your roots and heritage. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you work to complete proj-

ects in your career area or the equivalent. This is a time when you can step out and express your opinion or present new ideas.

CAPRICORN ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Personal finances, assets and values are activated for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, rethink what you want to say and communicate clearly with others. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th and you take on more responsibilities in your career area. The Full Moon also on the 7th allows you to settle old debts and commitments to everyone’s satisfaction. MARCH: Communications, education and paperwork are the focus for this month. You become involved in community events with your siblings and neighbors. You want to explore new subjects and may attend a workshop or class. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you are interested in intellectual studies. You look for answers on a spiritual level as begin to expand your horizons.

AQUARIUS ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Personal expression, appearance and personality are favored for this month. This is your time to sell an idea. As Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, avoid get-rich schemes. Saturn retrogrades on the 7th and you are interested in learning which makes this a good time to begin a formal class. The Full Moon also on the 7th can bring a subtle change in one-to-one partnerships. MARCH: Personal finances, assets and security are important for this month. You are interested in accumulating possessions and will evaluate your savings and spending habits. You will make any changes that you feel are necessary. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you begin to settle some old debts which can be either personal or financial. Read all contracts carefully before signing.

PISCES ASCENDANT FEBRUARY: Spiritual attunement, the inner child and karma are the focus for this month. When Neptune enters Pisces on the 3rd, self-understanding becomes difficult, but important. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th asking that you rethink all joint business decisions and financial matters. The Full Moon also on the 7th can bring changes in your work situation or services you provide. MARCH: Self-confidence, appearance and self-expression are assets for this month. This is your month to express your ideas to others. You make subtle changes to your image which can be a new hairstyle, color or new clothes. After the Full Moon on the 8th, you work to improve your understanding of others and will compromise. You may connect with a special someone. Arlene is an Author, Astrologer and Para-Consultant and has studied and worked with astrology for more than thirty-five years. She has also been a professional astrologer since 1980. Arlene has a Certificate of Merit from Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson (CA 1982) and a Certificate of Proficiency from the Mayo School of Astrology (London 1985). In addition, she holds certifications from the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (19822012) as both a Medium and Healer (Lily Dale, NY). Arlene can be reached at Astrological Concepts, telephone (518) 371-8097 or Visit My Web Site at: #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs 33


ONGOING Speaking Engagements, Dr. Ronald Stram, founder of the Center for Integrative Health and Healing in Delmar, NY offers a wide variety of talks, such as Lyme Disease, IV therapies, Mistletoe therapy in the treatment of cancer, etc. Please contact the Center to schedule a talk or find already scheduled go to Reiki Classes, The Center for Integrative Health and Healing in Delmar, NY offers ongoing reiki classes, all levels, visit for schedule or call 518689-2244. Gnosis – n. knowledge, wisdom, v. direct experience of the Truth, Path to Enlightenment, Ancient Mystery School. New classes starting, 518-587-7680,, Free and open to all. 3rd Tuesday of the month Round Table Discussion Group “A Way out of the Matrix” 6:30 p.m., 19 Bushnell Avenue (adjacent to Lectorium Rosicrucianum Conference Center), Chatham, NY. Free. 518.392-2799,, Group will not meet in February and July. Saturdays Nia class, 9am, check for details. Sundays Nia class, 10:30am check for details.


evening of awards, trivia and sparkling wine tasting as well as all the traditional offerings of snowshoeing, winter hiking, tubing, crafts, scrapbooking, fitness classes, manicures & pedicures, massages and even some cozy time by the fire! For more information and to make a reservation, call (518) 656-9462. Saturday, February 4 Bach Essences to Beat the Blues?, Four Seasons Natural Foods, 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs will host Nini Gridley, MS Ed, Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, on Saturday mornings February 4th, March 10th and April 7th from 9:0011:00 AM in the cafe. Nini will discuss and demonstrate how to use Bach Flower Essences with adults, children or pets, to balance negative emotional states, like the winter blues. Drop by with questions or come to learn more about how this amazing system of vibrational medicines, derived from Nature, can gently relieve fears, worry and other stressful negative emotional states. Contact Nini Gridley at 518.573.0571 or Sunday, February 5 Reiki I, 9-5 Instructor Linda L. Thompson, BS, LMT, $120 Clifton Park location, 518885-3707,, February 6- March 5 Overcoming Underearning®- Explore your limiting beliefs around money and transform your relationship with abundance- This tele-class can be done from the privacy of your own home. Register at, 7-8pm

Tuesday, February 7 Autism: Awareness and Action — a February 3-5 Women’s Winter Weekend Chock Full of presentation with Dr. Dermot Connole Adventures, Relaxation and Friendship, Jinks of AAC Family Wellness Center that YMCA Camp Chingachgook is offering takes a look at why and how autism has another weekend getaway for women of all gone from a disorder affecting 1 child out walks of life. The Winter Women’s Weekend of every 10,000 in the 1980’s to currently theme is the Oscars and will feature an affecting 1 child in every 100 - an increase 34 Healing Springs I #60 February—March, 2012

of 1000%! 6:30 pm, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Free. Sponsored by Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network, or SIMEN. 518-210-1557. Sunday, February 12 Nia Community class 10:30-11:40 check for details. Saturday February 25 Reiki II, 9-5 Instructor Linda L. Thompson, BS, LMT, $120 Clifton Park location, 518-885-3707,, Sunday, February 26 Women’s Snowshoe, YMCA Camp Chingachgook will offer a full-day of snowshoeing on Buck Mountain on February 26. Snowshoes, lunch and guide provided. For more info, call YMCA Camp Chingachgook at (518) 656-9462.

MARCH Sunday, March 4 Contemplative Reading in the Temple of the Golden Rosycross, 4 p.m. at the Lectorium Rosicrucianum Conference Center, 21 Bushnell Avenue, Chatham, NY. Free.518.392-2799,, Saturday, March 10 Bach Essences to Beat the Blues?, Four Seasons Natural Foods, 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs will host Nini Gridley, MS Ed, Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, 9:00-11:00 AM in the cafe. See Feb. 4 for description. Contact Nini Gridley at 518.573.0571 or Sunday, March 11 Nia Community class 10:30-11:40 check for details. Tuesday, March 20 Find Your Personal Totem Pole, 8 week class held from 6:30-8 in Saratoga. You will use shamanic journeys to find guides capable of offering information about existing question and will show you new possibilities for living a more fulfilling life. Facilitated by Katrina Clay. 518-5833277, Thursday, March 29 You’re Having Your Baby Where? Exploring Your Options for Homebirth—A program that looks into homebirths, and the

growing movement towards out-of-hospital births, including recent positive changes in legal status and insurance coverage that makes them even more accessible. With presenters Betsy Mercogliano, Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife, and Tisha Graham, Certified Professional Midwife. 6:30 pm, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Free. Sponsored by Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network, or SIMEN. 518-210-1557.

SAVE THEDATE Saturday, April 7 Bach Essences to Beat the Blues?, Four Seasons Natural Foods, 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs will host Nini Gridley, MS Ed, Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, 9:00-11:00 AM in the cafe. See Feb. 4 for description. Contact Nini Gridley at 518.573.0571 or Saturday, April 21 1st Annual Natural Family Festival, Come joine other families interested in natural living for a fun filled day of family activities and shopping. We will be bringing together Green, Eco-friendly, Holistic and Natural Family Resources from the Capital District, Southern Vermont and Western Mass. Sportsplex of Halfmoon, 6 Corporate Dr., Halfmoon. May 11-13 Girlfriends Getaway, Women’s Wellness Workshops, Fitness Classes, Inspiring Speakers, Welcome Reception, Nature Hike, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, Fly Fishing Presentation, Ambush Makeover, Beauty & Cooking Demos, Luncheon, Fashion Show at The Sagamore. Dining, Shopping & Lodging Specials. Keynote Speaker Marcie, Fraser—YNN Health & Fitness Reporter 518.644.3831

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DIRECTORY Practitioners of

ACUPUNCTURE Michael Wayne, Saratoga Springs 518-210-1557 and Latham 518-782-0723 Diane MacDonnell, 518-745-5889



Rebecca Rice, The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar, 518-689-2244. Christopher Rielly, The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar,, 518-689-2244.

AROMATHERAPY Jill Stewart, Cert. aromatherapist, full line of human and animal aromatherapy products, single essential oils and custom blends Gift baskets and party favors available 518-339-4348,, Andrée Fucci, Holistic Aromatherapist, Classes, Consultations, Reiki, Young Living Aromatherapy products, 518-6827510,

Doug Lavergne, ND, LAc Glenville, 518-399-3838

ART THERAPY Judd Arlen Brynes, Saratoga, 518-668-2922,

Dr. Terry McCormick, DAOM, LAc Saratoga Springs, NY 518-250-2273

ASTROLOGY Arlene DeAngelus,

Robert Galarneau, RN, L.Ac., NCCAOM certifited, evenings and weekends. Guilderland, 518-269-6067

BACH FLOWER ESSENCES Nini Gridley, MS Ed, BFRP, Consultations by appointment, in person or over the phone. 518-573-0571 or

Jessica Davis, MD. Stillwater, NY., (518) 6646116., ANIMAL CARE Jill Stewart, Equine Sports Massage Therapist and Canine Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist 518-339-4348, Susan Hamlin, The Saratoga Animal Whisperer Animal Communication, 518-245-8010, Kristina Dallas, DVM. Ancient Arts Veterinary Acupuncture. Saratoga Springs, NY. 727-2940. Holistic care for pets. House calls.


CAREER COUNSELING Penny Loretto, 518-798-6057,, CENTERS The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar 518-689-2244. One Roof, Saratoga Springs 518-5813180, Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center,, 518-587-4967 Simor Centre for Wellness, Saratoga, 518-210-4703

Anandhaya Spiritualist Center, 27 2nd ANTIQUES St, Troy NY (518) 307-2715 Mark Lawson Antiques, Saratoga, Kawing Crow Awareness Center, Colonie, 518-587-8787, 1-877-902-8787, 518-893-2620,, New Thought New York, classes and #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs 35

workshops, 518-384-0942, Living Well Healing Arts Center and Spa, Ballston Spa, 518-885-9145, CHIROPRACTORS Delmar Chiropractic, Delmar, 518-439-7644 Dr. Lynn Allison, Saratoga Springs, 518-268-9542, COACHES Donna Bird Counseling and Coaching, Saratoga and Albany 518-584-0698. Specializing in the mind-body approach to wellness. Hypnosis; Interactive Imagery, Wave Work used as complimentary mediums to change and personal growth. Produces CDs for healing and weight loss.

Wendy Wood Ordway, OTR,CST The Body's Rhythm-Feneex Center, 30 Beekman St. Saratoga Springs 518-588-4466

Jessica Davis, MD. Stillwater, NY., (518) 6646116.,

Mana Behan, One Roof, Saratoga Springs, 518-581-3180

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Larry Malerba, DO, DHt, Guilderland, NY. 518-357-4210

DENTISTS Dr. Richard Aulicino, Lake George 518-668-9888, ENERGY BALANCING Jack Treiber, 518-225-4692, www., Nina Lockwood, Healing Touch and Integrative Energy Medicine, 518-7915120,

Cate LaBarre, 607-264-9500,

Barbra Gilman 518-623-3045, Access Consciousness, Balston Spa,

Dragonfly Coaching Services Lynn Browne CPC, RMT Transform your life on your own terms! 518-428-6287

Jamie Verrillo 518-421-9181, Access Consciousness, Troy,,

24 K Life Coaching & Strategy, Maxi Cabot,,, 518-334-3600 Barbra Gilman 518-623-3045, Ballston Spa,, What would it BE like to function from total awarenss? Joelle Lydon, 518-727-5458,, COUNSELING Ann Biasetti, Saratoga, 518-306-4865 Avis Burnett, Clifton Park, 518-371-0579 CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY Margery Chessare, LMT, BCST, Sessions and classes in the Saratoga area, 518-893-0421, Linda Thompson, 518-885-3707, Dr. Lynn Allison, Saratoga Springs, 518-268-9542,

EQUINE-FACILITATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Bari J. Bannister, Corinth, 518-6542398, FARMS Eight Mile Creek Farm, Westerlo,,, 518-6490950 FENG SHUI Brenda Cary Jenks, Hudson Falls 518-321-5940, GRASSFED BEEF Mack Brook Farm, 518-638-6187,, HEALING TOUCH Nina Lockwood, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor, 518-7915120,

HOLISTIC PRIMARY CARE The Center for Integrative Health & Sue Coughtry, LMT, Healing, Jennifer Enos, NP, Jane, Delmar, Schantz, FNP and Jennifer Baker518-689-2244,, Latham, Porazinski, MD. MVP & Empire Plan. Delmar,, 518-689-2244. 518-755-8843, 36 Healing Springs I #60 February—March, 2012

Jerome Pindell, Clifton Park, 518-3745492, HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS Private Label Aromatherapy and Animal Massage, Products that combine Science and Wisdom. 16 lines of products from Newbrite Household products, Supplements, Aromatherapy and Personal care products. 518-339-4348, or Dolly Turpin, 518-441-6450 HYPNOTISM Donna Bird Holistic Hypnosis, Saratoga and Albany NY. 518-584-0698. Specializing in the mind-body approach to wellness. Hypnosis and other modalities used to improve adult’s and children's lives. Groups and individual sessions for help with eating issues, anxiety and depression. Produces and sells Hypnosis CDs for health, weight issues and personal growth, George Guarino CH, offices in Delmar and Clifton Park, 518-256-6549, BodyMind Fitness 518-752-6198,,, INTEGRATIVE CANCER CARE THERAPY Center for Integrative Health and Healing, For chronic illness and fatigue. Delmar, 518-689-2244 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE North Country Holistic Care Center, Glens Falls, 518-745-5889 Ann Carey Tobin MD, 518-506-6303,


Ronald Stram, MD, The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar 518-689-2244. Sybil A. Stock, MD, Slingerlands, 518-439-6003

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE Sue Coughtry, LMT,, Delmar, 518-689-2244,, Latham, 518-755-8843, MARKETING WellProNet, Wellness Professional Network,, Pure-N-Simple, GlensFalls, 518-798-4047 NATUROPATHY Doug Lavergne, ND, LAc, Glenville, 518-399-3838 Sarah A. LoBisco, ND, Ballston Spa, 518-339-4788,,

MASSAGE THERAPY Linda Thompson, 518-885-3707,

Korey DiRoma, ND, The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar, 518-689-2244

Healing Path Massage, Schenectady, 518-374-8654,

Joanne Halloran, ND, Saratoga Healing Arts, 518-369-7080,

Sue Coughtry, LMT, Delmar,, 518-689-2244,, Latham, 518-755-8843, The Lemon Tree Yoga and Healing Arts Studio, Glens Falls,,, 518-301-3291, 301-3293 A Peaceful Place, Clifton Park, 518-371-2225, Healing Spirit Massage, Saratoga Springs,, 518-580-0988 Alison’s Therapeutic Massage, Saratoga Springs, 518-583-4667 MEDITATION Kadampa Meditation Center, Saratoga Branch, 845-856-9000, Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany,,, 518-729-4055 MYOFASCIAL RELEASE M’elle Pirri Lee, RPT, 52 Beekman St, Saratoga Springs, 518-225-1440, NATURAL FOOD STORES Four Seasons Natural Foods Store & Cafe, Saratoga, 518-584-4670,

NIA Joy of Nia Movement Studio, Guilderland, 518-452-3679, Joelle Lydon, 518-727-5458,, NUTRITION The Natural Health Improvement Center, Glens Falls, 518-745-7473

The Pilates Studio, 518-852-1429,, PSYCHOTHERAPY Donna Bird Holistic Counseling, Coaching and Hypnosis, Certified in a blend of modalities used to help adults and children make profound changes in their lives. Specializing in Life and Biz coaching, managing anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders and trauma. Groups and individual sessions. Produces Hypnosis and Guided Imagery CDs for Health and Wellness available at webstore, Borders & Donna’s offices in Saratoga & Albany. 518-584-0698,, Sybil A. Stock, M.D., Slingerlands, 518-439-6003 Wendy Ball LMHC, certified in EMDR and Hakomi therapies, specialize in trauma related disorders, couples counseling and life transition coaching. Albany office. 518813-8524. Bari J. Bannister, North Country Counseling & Retreat, Corinth and Schenectady, NY, 518-654-2398,, Ann M. Diller, 518-587-5724, Saratoga

BodyMind Fitness 518-752-6198,,,

QIGONG Andrea Smith, Dragon's Way Qigong Instructor, Glenville,

ONDAMED® On-Demand Relief Center, Slingerlands, 518-439-1380

REIKI Linda Thompson, 518-885-3707,

ORGANIC HAIR TREATMENT Paula Genovesi, 518-361-5629

Joyce Willson RN, RMT, The Art of Reiki, Troy, 518-271-7802,

ORGANIZATIONS Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN), PHARMACY Fallon Pharmacy, Latham, Saratoga, 518-220-2005, PHYSICAL THERAPY Integrative Physical Therapy, 518-373-0735,

Rowena Fay, Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center,, 518-587-4967 Joan M Frederick Classes/Treatments 518-829-7400, Sarah Root, Karuna/Usui Reiki Classes & Treatments, 607-353-9833 Penelope Jewell Reiki classes and sessions, 518-240-6111, 518-879-3066

Sue Coughtry, LMT,, Delmar, PILATES 518-689-2244,, Latham, Reform, Saratoga Springs, 518-871-1315 518-755-8843, #60 February—March, 2012 I Healing Springs 37

RETAIL Peaceful Inspirations, 518-439-7039


NY, 518.392-2799,,

Avalon Moon, Delhi, 607-746-7389, Living Recovery, 12 Step gifts, Latham, 518-785-5258 Chatham Makes Scents, Chatham, 518-392-9922, Magic Moon, Saratoga, 518-583-2488

TAI CHI The Tai Chi Center, Saratoga Springs, 518-583-9315,

RISING STAR HEALING Sarah Root, RSP. Rising Star energy clears blockages on all levels, promotes clarity, awareness, growth. In person or distant sessions equally powerful. Transform your life!,, 607-353-9833

Asian Arts Tai Chi Center, Albany, 518-489-1458,,

ROLF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Nick Pavoldi, 518.389.2200,

WELLNESS CENTERS One Roof, Saratoga Springs 518-5813180,

SPIRITUAL SCHOOL School of the Golden Rosycross, a gnostic spiritual school for our time. Lectorium Rosicrucianum Conference Center, 21 Bushnell Avenue, Chatham,

The Center for Integrative Health & Healing, Delmar,, 518-689-2244.

The Lemon Tree Yoga and Healing Arts Studio, Glens Falls,,, 518-301-3291, 301-3293

TREE SERVICE Foothills Tree Service, Practicing sustainable tree managment, 518-893-2620,

A Peaceful Place, Clifton Park, 518-371-2225,

Healing Path Massage, Schenectady, 518374-8654, Solutions for Healing and Renewal, Clifton Park, 518-383-8311, YOGA Yoga in the Adirondacks, 518-2513015, LemonTree Yoga, Glens, 518-301-3291, 301-3293


Yoga Mandali, Saratoga, 518-316-1308, True North Yoga, Schroon Lake, 518-8107871,

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