Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Join me in Celebrating Earth Day! 

Wherever you are, spend some time in nature today embracing the beauty of Mother Earth. 
What are your plans for Earth Day? 

I will be walking in memory of my mother, at the Morton Arboretum where we shared many walks together. The daffodil and redbud will be in bloom; some of mom’s favorites.

Tips for Celebrating Earth Day.

Practice gratitude as you enjoy a walking meditation this Earth Day, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and experience the peace, comfort and calm that comes from that.

We have but one planet to live on. Be sure to take good care of her! 

Happy Earth Day,

Karen

 

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

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National Kick Butts (and E-Cigarettes) Day

E-cigarettes pose serious health risks for kids. “The U.S. Surgeon General has found that youth use of nicotine in any form – including e-cigarettes – is unsafe, causes addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain, affecting learning, memory and attention. Studies also show that young people who use          e-cigarettes are more likely to become cigarette smokers.”

Use of Electronic Cigarettes by Teenagers is On the Rise – According to a survey supported by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “E-cigarette use among high school students had skyrocketed from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2015 (a more than 900 % increase.) 

A Cochrane Review of the literature included 2 small preliminary studies looking at electronic cigarettes showed they may help reduction tobacco use, but more long-term study looking at negative side-effects is needed.  Electronic cigarettes are NOT approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA.)

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) finalized new rules for tobacco products August 2016.

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) – contain nicotine, the addictive component found in cigarettes and may promote smoking. E-cigarettes are also known to contain heavy metals and carcinogens and while less so than cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still considered dangerous. Some people continue to smoke while using e-cigarettes, adding to their risk. E-cigarettes can lead to nicotine addiction for those just starting, and re-ignite addiction in those that have stopped smoking cigarettes. There is no safe nicotine product.

Dangers of Electronic Cigarette Batteries Igniting and more information about electronic cigarettes.    E-Cigarettes and vaporizers have been banned on planes due to danger of exploding and risk of fire.

Stopping Nicotine Addiction Takes a VillageContact Us For Help to Stop Smoking or Talk to Your Doctor. Quit-lines are also helpful resources –1-800-QuitNow.

Dreamtime Wellness™ offers FREE Consultation and a comprehensive, integrative healthcare approach combining conventional tobacco treatment and counseling with complementary therapies.

Sources and More Information –

#NationalKickButtsDay

Best in Health,  

Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

 

First Degree Reiki Training: CE’s for Nurses, Case Managers and (applied for) Social Workers

Begin Your Reiki Journey With Thorough, Supportive Training Steeped in Japanese Tradition

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)2 day, 15-hour training.**

2 Upcoming Opportunities: 

When: Saturday, Sunday. March 23 and 24  and  May 18 and 19

Where: Peabody MA

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and open-heart!

Contact Us for Details and to Register – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

Usui Reiki Ryoho – a Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei of Japan. Komyo Reiki System: A Keep It Simple system of reiki as taught by Buddhist monk INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei, based on Japanese aesthetic – Less is More.

Learn Reiki (ray-kee) in this traditional apprentice-style training. Class is offered in beautiful, peaceful settings surrounded by nature. Includes instruction, discussion, practice, meditation, attunements (Reiju,) manual, ongoing mentoring and much more. Learn the history of Reiki Ryoho, techniques for self-reiki and self-care, potential benefits and use of reiki, reiki research, ethics and boundaries, and the reiki precepts (gokai) that guide our daily practice.

‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

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April Reiki Training and CE’s in Sedona Arizona; First Degree/Shoden

Begin Your Reiki Journey in Beautiful Sedona Arizona

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)15-hour training.**

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. April 5, 6, 7

Where: Sedona, Arizona

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and open-heart!

 Contact Us for Details – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

Usui Reiki Ryoho – a Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei of Japan. Komyo Reiki System: A Keep It Simple system of reiki as taught by Buddhist monk INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei, based on Japanese aesthetic – Less is More.

Learn Reiki (ray-kee) in this traditional apprentice-style training. Class is offered in beautiful, peaceful settings surrounded by nature. Includes instruction, discussion, practice, meditation, attunements (Reiju,) manual, ongoing mentoring and much more. Learn the history of Reiki Ryoho, techniques for self-reiki and self-care, potential benefits and use of reiki, reiki research, ethics and boundaries, and the reiki precepts (gokai) that guide our daily practice.

‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

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Visual Arts as Healing

Gloucester MA, “a Great Resort for Artists” — Karl Baedeker. The natural light, sea, rocky granite shores and scenic beauty of Cape Ann has drawn artists, writers and poets for centuries.

‘Annisquam Delight.’ Gloucester MA. ©2015 Dreamtime Wellness LLC.

I am Inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Ann and grateful for scenes such as this sunset on the Annisquam River. Seeing a standing heron at low tide and this sky filled with angelic clouds reflected in the water, it felt as though ‘Gifted by Grace.’

‘Annisquam Delight,’ SOLD at my very first show, entered in 2017 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. ‘Meditation Rock in a Storm,’ chosen for the ‘Opposites Attract’ open juried show at Cape Cod Arts Center represents finding peace in the midst of any storm we might face in life. Along the Annisquam River there are many beautiful spots to enjoy meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques, promoting inner peace and wellbeing for mind, body and spirit. I feel grateful and blessed to call Cape Ann, home.

“Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.” ~ Florence Nightingale”

According to the Cleveland ClinicArts and Medicine Institute, artwork in hospitals, especially specific artwork, “comforts, elevates the spirit and affirms life and hope, and encourages healing.”

Artwork Promotes a Healing Environment in Hospitals.

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Celebrate American Heart Month – Say No to Cigarettes

 

American Heart Month – Smoking is a Major Risk Factor for Heart Disease. Besides causing breathing problems and lung cancer, smoking is also a major cause of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease.

Here Are the Facts:

  • Cigarette smoking accounts for about one-fifth of all deaths from heart disease in the United States.
  • Smokers have a two to four fold increase in coronary artery disease and about a 70 percent higher death rate from coronary artery disease than do nonsmoker.
  • Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease.

Smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable disease and death.

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American Heart Month: Learn ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ and Relaxation

American Heart Month: Learn ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ and Relaxation

 

Cardiovascular Disease Effects Nearly 50% of Americans, according to the American Heart association. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Dreamtime Wellness LLC is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

  • FREE Blood Pressure check with any wellness session during the month of February
  • FREE Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check Thursday, February 14. (Advanced Register)
  • Tobacco Treatment Counseling Sessions Discounted 50% during the month of February
  • 1st Degree/Shoden Reiki Training, Saturday and Sunday. February 23 and 24th. No pre-requisite. Register in Advance.

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