It’s National ‘Heat Awareness’ and ‘Don’t Fry’ Day!

It’s National ‘Heat Awareness’ and ‘Don’t Fry’ Day!

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Summer Sun Safety

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

On this cold, cloudy day with damp rain and temperatures in the 50’s, it seems strange to be talking about sun exposure. But Memorial Weekend is here, and it’s certainly sunny somewhere!

Weather dependent, the beaches will be packed this holiday weekend, along with the risks of overexposure to the sun.  Be aware – use sun protection and sun safety practices!

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.3 million people are diagnosed annually. Fortunately, skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

Unfortunately, skin cancer is increasing in the United States and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.  The risk increases the more time we spend outdoors in the sun.

Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.

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Calling All Golfers: Golfing for a Great Cause, Toots Fore Tufts

The 4th Marc K. Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament

Benefiting the Marc K. Jackson Neuro-oncology Patient Support Fund

Friday. May 19th. Enjoy a day of golf at beautiful Stow Acres Country Club.    58 Randall St. Stow MA. Includes a delicious lunch afterwards and a chance to win awesome prizes, including Red Sox tickets!

Event Contacts – Mike, Janna, Brian, Kari

For More Information Email: info@tootsforetufts.org

100% of the funds raised go towards helping cancer patients.

 

 

 

Meditation and Relaxation Offerings: April 30 – May 7th

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Sunday April 30th. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Make Every Day ‘Earth Day! ‘

(This ‘Earth Day Celebration’ was RESCHEDULED Due to Weather.) This Sunday looks like the weather is going to cooperate. 🙂

Shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) is the Japanese practice of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.

Join us for a gentle walk and meditation in nature and experience the health benefits. ‘By Donation.’

On this leisurely walk you will be encouraged to use all of your senses as you allow the beautiful setting in nature to lower your stress levels, boost your immune system and improve your overall health. No experience with meditation necessary.

  • Tuesday May 2nd Community Reiki Share. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. (*Reiki Practitioners can come early for special Japanese Reiki Hatsurei Ho Mediation – 4:30 pm.) Manchester Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea. ‘By Donation.’ 

Enjoy a relaxing Reiki Session and enjoy the potential benefits of increased comfort, calm, and a greater sense of inner peace.

  • Sunday May 7th Come to the Magnolia Library and Community Center ‘Spring Market’ – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Looking for a Gift for Mother’s Day? Lots of local vendors will be there.

Dreamtime Wellness™ will be there offering discounted gift certificates and self-hypnosis CD’s for ‘Optimal Wellness’ and ‘Sound Sleep.’

** Simple relaxation exercises will be offered at ALL 3 Events.**  

A few minutes of relaxation each day offers a variety of health benefits. 

For more details and to register – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone – 978-283-4258.
Best in health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199Disclaimer: 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.

Forest Bathing; Earth Day Celebration April 22nd

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Earth Day. Saturday April 22nd. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gloucester MA.
Shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) the Japanese practice of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest. Studies show that forest environments:
  • promote lower concentrations of cortisol (stress hormone,)
  • lower pulse rate,
  • lower blood pressure,
  • boost the immune system,
  • lower sympathetic nerve activity (decreased stress)
  • greater parasympathetic nerve activity (increased relaxation.)

Join us for a gentle walk and meditation in nature and experience the health benefits of shinrin-yokuOn this leisurely walk you will be encouraged to use all of your senses as you allow the beautiful setting in nature to lower your stress levels, boost your immune system and improve your overall health. No experience with meditation necessary.

Simple breathing relaxation and meditation exercises will be taught.

Advance Registration Required. Register Early (Limited to 10 people.) ‘By Donation.’ For more details and to register – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone – 978-283-4258.
However you choose to celebrate Earth Day, be sure to spend some time enjoying the natural beauty of Cape Ann.  Best in health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199Disclaimer: 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.

Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Young Adults

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Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

March is Colon-Rectal Cancer Awareness Month –

According to the American Cancer Society, “Thanks in part to improvements in screening, the rates of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses have been falling in the United States for people ages 50 and older. But for people under 50, for whom routine screening is not recommended, rates seem to be increasing significantly,” especially among Generation Xers.

Prevention, Screening, Early Detection and Treatment of Colon-Rectal Cancer SAVES LIVES!  

Talk to Your Doctor About Screening.

Prevent. Screen. Treat. Early Detection Saves Lives.

Signs of Colorectal Cancer can include changes in bowel movements and blood in the stool. But cancer of the colon and/or rectum (colorectal cancer) can begin without symptoms, which is why early screening is important. Pre-cancerous and benign polyps can be removed before they become cancer. While routine screening often begins at 50, screening for those at higher risk may begin as early as 30’s. If you or your family have a history of colorectal cancer, benign colorectal polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease,) you may need to begin screenings earlier than age 50.

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#NationalKickButtsDay

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

In Case You Missed This Earlier Post …. March 15th Was #NationalKickButtsDay

You Still CAN DO It!

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.

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Talk to your doctor about group and individualized treatment programs for smoking cessation. Stopping smoking can be a challenge. Medications for tobacco treatment along with tobacco treatment counseling may make it easierAsk your doctor if you are a candidate for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT,) Zyban (Wellbutrin) or Chantix. 

Addiction is a ‘disease of the brain.’Nicotine addiction is no exception, and the cigarette companies know as much about the addiction pathway as healthcare providers, finding ways to  make cigarettes more addictive so they can sell more cigarettes.

Collaborative, comprehensive, supportive programs make it easier to stop.

Benefits of Stopping Smoking –  Click here to see the immediate and long-term benefits for your health and BREATHE EASIER. 

Make Smoking History – 1-800-quitnow and www.smokefree.gov offer FREE Help.

Dreamtime Wellness™ offers smoking cessation and tobacco treatment counseling combined with integrative therapies that can help make it easier to stop. Ask about special discounts for veterans cancer patients. Call –  978-283-4258…. Or email -Info@dreamtimewellness.com.

Stop Smoking, and Enjoy the Breath of Life,   Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC.  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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.

Celebrating Small Business National ‘Be Heard’ Day

Today is Small Business National ‘Be Heard’ Day. Join us in celebrating Cape Ann’s many small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit that is vital to America’s way of life. #NationalBeHeardDay.

GloucesterTEASE™ is a new women-owned small business on Cape Ann. On National ‘Be Heard’ Day we’re giving a ‘shout out’ to other businesses and residents of Cape Ann. We believe in the concept of ‘Think Globally/Act Locally.’ With that in mind we offer high quality apparel that is locally designed and manufactured (Made in the USA) with a global mission of offering messages to spread positivity, optimism and peace.

We also celebrate and promote the City of Gloucester MA – Which We LOVE, and where we live, work and play.

“Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary™” Our tag-line reflects the Community Spirit found here on Cape Ann. From Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, to the many charitable organizations (too many to name here!) and the many residents of Cape Ann that ‘Give Back’ and/or ‘Pay it Forward.’  The diverse businesses that make up our community and support one another. Special thanks to GMG’s Joey Ciaramitaro, whose blog helps support local businesses while profiling the City of Gloucester’s many attributes ‘over the bridge’ and out into the world.

GloucesterTEASE™ goals include involving local designers and manufacturers, supporting local community, and offering a percentage of our profits to support initiatives for health, peace initiatives, and animal welfare.

Our T-Shirts are available at the Willow Rest, located at 1 Holly St., Gloucester MA. ‘Thank You’ Melissa Donati for all that you do to support local businesses! You can also find our apparel on-line – Stylish, soft, durable and FUN.

                                       

                                                 

COMING SOON to Animal Krackers at 232 Main St. Gloucester MA – GloucesterTEASE™ Pet Bandanas promoting ‘Love and Peace.’

Quinn Sharing GloucesterTEASE™ LOVE

‘Catch the Wave’ and Join Us in Spreading Optimism, Peace and FUN.  🙂 

Cape Ann Small Businesses  – Let Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Be Heard!

FOB, Let Us Know Your Favorite Small Business on Cape Ann, and Why.