Make Smoking and Vaping History

September 15th marked the Great American Smoke-Out.
I recently experienced a surge in requests for assistance with ‘smoking cessation.’ Besides this being the time for the annual Great American Smoke-Out, I believe some of this upswing in consultations is due to the reports in the media of the dangers of vaping with the ‘risks of a serious lung disease.’ This year there have been 7 deaths reported in the United States related to serious lung diseases linked with vaping. This has led to calls in the media to ban flavored e-cigarettes, seemingly targeted at teenagers. The irony of this is how quickly politicians and agencies have talked about banning these products, and yet the Tobacco Industry is allowed to continue to sell knowingly lethal products, that are attributed to almost half a million deaths annually in the United States.
Some Important Facts:
  • E-cigarettes usually contain nicotine. Nicotine is what makes tobacco products addictive. Some e-cigarettes that claim to be nicotine-free have been found to contain nicotine.
  • E-cigarettes are harmful for youth, young adults, and pregnant women.
  • E-cigarettes may contain other harmful substances (Eg. heavy metals, flavorings linked to lung disease, small particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs, and cancer-causing chemicals).
  • Being near someone using an e-cigarette can expose you to the aerosol and chemicals in it, similar to secondhand smoke from burning cigarettes.
  • 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes.
  • More than 43 million people in the United States smoke cigarettes (about 1 in 5 adults).480,000 deaths each year from smoking-related illness
  • Nearly 40 million U.S. adults still smoke cigarettes
  • Smoking is the #1 preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States
The Bottom Line – there is NO ‘safe’ nicotine or tobacco product. Stopping smoking and use of vaping nicotine products saves lives. Stop Now …, and you will be glad you did!
Contact us with questions and for assistance with smoking cessation: dreamtimewellness@gmail.com. 978-283-4258. Additional assistance can be found by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or at https://smokefree.gov.
Wishing you the best in health,

Karen

Sources and For More Information:
  • CDC.gov
  • Smokefree.gov.
  • Cancer.net

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

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1st Degree Reiki Training in Sedona; 15 CE’s for Nurses, Case Managers and Social Workers


15 Hour Workshop**
November 7 and 8 in Sedona Arizona
(Add on extra days for added personal retreat and hands-on practice).
The Focus of This Training is on ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’
Thorough, Supportive Training. Ongoing Practice Opportunities. Additional Mentoring. All Levels of Reiki Training Offered at Dreamtime Wellness™ /Komyo ReikiDo™ Boston.

First Degree/ Shoden – Shoden means ‘first’ or ‘beginning’ teaching. The focus at Shoden Level is primarily on self-healing, self-care, health and happiness, as well as offering reiki to others (family, friends, pets, plants.) Students gain a basic knowledge of Reiki Ryohō and its history and learn the fundamentals of this hands-on healing practice.

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Navajo Healing Flute Music for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans August 16, Rose Baker Senior Center

Navajo Flutist Worth Hearing” – A preview of Jonah’s Gratitude CD by David Patterson, Professor of Music and former Chairman of the Performing Arts Department at UMass Boston. Jonah’s riveting, soulful flute music can also be heard on the compilation “One World, Many Voices.”

Special Offering for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans. Nationally acclaimed Navajo flutist Jonah Littlesunday gained international attention when asked to perform at Senator John McCain’s funeral. Today Jonah is offering a special healing flute performance for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans at the Rose Baker Senior Center. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. To Register – call 978-281-9765.

Tickets are available for 3 riveting, healing flute performances this weekend:

  •  FRIDAY. August 16. Rocky Neck Cultural District on Rocky Neck Art Colony
  •  SATURDAY. August 17. Manchester Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
  •  SUNDAY. August 18 the Saltonstall Mansion, Peabody MA

Plus Special Bonus Offering TOMORROW, August 17 at Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary, in Ipswich MA. 12:30 pm – 1 pm.For tickets: whvisitorcenter@gmail.com.

For More information and Tickets go to Eventbrite.

 

Healing Navajo Flute Performances by Jonah Littlesunday on Cape Ann and North of Boston

“Prayer and Love. Nothing and no one is above that. Love is the most powerful thing in the universe.  Add prayer, you create magic.”  — Jonah Littlesunday                                      

Native American flautist, Jonah Littlesunday was nominated in 2017 for three categories at the Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs): Flautist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Record of the Year (for the multi-artist compilation ‘One World Many Voices’). Jonah gained international recognition when he performed ‘Expressions of Love’ at Senator John McCain’s funeral.

Jonah is performing for the first time in New England, offering his riveting, soulful, healing music. Concerts and short performances will be offered North of Boston and on Cape Ann.

Schedule of Concerts:

  • Thursday, August 15.  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-sea, MA
  • Friday, August 16.  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Rocky Neck Cultural Center. 6 Wonson St. Gloucester MA
  • Saturday, August 17.  5:30 pm – 700 pm. Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-sea, MA
  • Sunday, August 18.  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. the Saltonstall Mansion. 187 Lake St. Peabody, MA

Special short performances offered:

  • Thursday, August 15. 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm for patients at the Mass General North Cancer Center. Danvers MA.
  • Friday, August 16. 11:00 am – 11:30 am for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans at the Rose Baker Senior Center.
  • Saturday, August 17. 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm. Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary in Ipswich MA.

Go to Eventbrite to learn more about Jonah Littlesunday’s New England performances and for on-line ticket sales.

Questions: Call 978.283.4258 or email: dreamtimewellness.com.

 

1st Degree Reiki Training & Retreat in SEDONA Arizona. 15 CEs for Nurses, Case Managers and Social Workers

15 Hour Workshop**
November 7 and 8 in Sedona Arizona
The Focus of This Training is on ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’
Thorough, Supportive Training. Ongoing Practice Opportunities. Additional Mentoring. All Levels of Reiki Training Offered at Dreamtime Wellness™ /Komyo ReikiDo™ Boston.

First Degree/ Shoden – Shoden means ‘first’ or ‘beginning’ teaching. The focus at Shoden Level is primarily on self-healing, self-care, health and happiness, as well as offering reiki to others (family, friends, pets, plants.) Students gain a basic knowledge of Reiki Ryohō and its history and learn the fundamentals of this hands-on healing practice.

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September 21 and 22; 1st Degree Reiki Training. 15 CE’s for Nurses, Case Managers and Social Workers

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

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

When: Saturday, Sunday. September 21 and 22, 2019

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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Nationally Acclaimed Native American Flautist Jonah Littlesunday, Performing on Cape Ann

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Jonah Littlesunday will be in New England for the first time this August, performing his riveting, soulful, healing music along with sharing information about his Native American culture, history and folklore. Multiple Concerts will be held on Cape Ann.

Member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, Jonah was introduced to the world when he was invited by Cindy and Meghan McCain to play flute at Senator John McCain’s funeral, to help Heal a Nation. Here is Jonah performing Expressions of Love.

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