Community Listening Sessions: Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are currently conducting a community health needs assessment.  

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are currently conducting a community health needs assessment.
This week the hospitals will host two public meetings to share preliminary data and solicit input on the findings to date. 
It is a great opportunity to share information about current and emerging health needs in the community.
If possible, can you please forward the below information.   We hope folks will be interested in attending.
Community Listening Sessions
Wednesday, May 22nd from 7-8:30 pm
Gloucester City Hall-Kyrouz Auditorium
9 Dale Ave, Gloucester

Thursday, May 23rd from 8:30-10:00 am
Beverly Council on Aging
Colon Street, Beverly
Refreshments will be served.

Oat Waffles ~

Oat Waffles ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves this great Spring waffle to balance kapha with it’s drier nature yet still moist enough to keep vata balanced.

Pair it with ghee and/or fruit spread, top it with cooked fruit, or use good old pure maple syrup.

Oat Waffles

2 c. oatmeal (thick cut) or 1 c. oatmeal and 1 c. rolled barley
1/4 c. oat brain
2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds or sesame seeds
2 1/4 c. water (more if needed for desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. seal salt
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 c. nuts

Grind the oats (and barley if using) in the blender.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend batter until light and foamy.

Let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.

Beat vigorously before baking – and you may need to add a little more water.

Cook in a preheated waffle pan.
Pour a large spoonful of batter onto the greased iron and quickly spread it out almost to the edges. When the light goes over, flip over and cook another minute or so.

Serve promptly with suggestions above and enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊


We’re Looking for a Part-Time Dental Assistant to Join Our Team at Harbor Cove Dental


We’re a state-of-the-art, General Dental practice in Gloucester, MA looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and reliable dental assistant to join our growing office. Must be willing to learn and be dedicated to excellent patient care. Good chairside demeanor, effective communication and great personality is a must. This is a part time position with the potential for full time over the next year.

Current MA Dental Assisting License (required)
Current CPR certification (required)
Radiology certification (required)

Our practice hours are:
Monday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Actual working hours vary based on scheduled appointments.

Please send your resume to

Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves the following spring soup recipe, so yummy and it’s good for your digestion too!

Curried Apple and Celery Soup Recipe

(4 servings)
2 Stalks Celery, roughly chopped
2 Green Apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup Milk
1/2-cup Vegetable stock, or water
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
Salt and Pepper, to taste

To begin making the Apple Celery Soup, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add in the chopped celery root and the apples.

Sprinkle some salt and sauté until the celery and the apple turn a little soft.

Keep the saucepan partially covered so the steam that gets generated helps them to cook faster.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and add it to the blender. If you don’t have a blender that can’t take in heat, then wait for the mixture to cool before you can blend it.

Blend the apple celery soup mixture in the blender until smooth.

Pour the soup back into the saucepan and check for the salt and pepper levels. Adjust to suit your taste.

When you are ready to serve the soup, give the soup a quick boil


“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊


Zentangle ~

Zentangle ~

We are so excited to bring to you this calming method to release anxiety, depression, doubt, worry and bring out your creative side…we all have it!
Don’t think, “I can’t draw – with the Zentangle method ANYONE can draw!
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
We Will:
• Learn the 8 basic steps to practice the Zentangle® Method.
• Learn the step outs to creating a basic tangle- sounds technical-it’s not and its fun!
• Share Ideas and resources like and pattern hunting!
• Learn as many tangles as we have time for- You will want too!
The Zentangle® Method of drawing patterns is simple to learn and is perfect for those who feel they lack artistic talent, creativity or “can’t draw a straight line”! That is not an issue in Zentangle® in fact it will probably be a plus as you start on this exciting journey. We like to say, “You Can Do Anything, One Stroke at a Time”.
Zentangle® requires only a few materials (all materials included) and can be done anywhere. Once you start to Zentangle® you will want to share your knowledge and to learn as many “tangles” as possible. There are hundreds to learn!
What then is a tangle? Think of it this way…In yoga you learn poses and in Zentangle you will learn tangles. Each tangle is its own structured pattern that is broken down into simple steps.
Each step leads to the next without any need for planning and is very easy to follow. There are less than 5 steps or less to complete a tangle.
Using the Zentangle® method on its own is relevant from a design perspective as well and from a wellness perspective- it’s calming and fun!. Described by Ikuko Acosta, Ph.D Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University. In reference to Zentangle® Acosta states, “Repeating something, like lines or colors, for even 30-40 minutes has the function of neutralizing anxiety and anxiousness. As humans, we often associate our feelings with our visual environments. Repetitious behaviors can therefore be very calming.”
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
Ok, too much information TMI.-Then lets get after it and TANGLE!
Your Zentangle Instructor
Denise T. Pelissey
Certified Zentangle Instructor CZT18
Certified Professional Life Coach
Denise T. Pelissey
As an Artist and Designer, I am interested in discovering the opportunities that naturally present themselves in the process of creating Art. I use my creativity to solve problems and discover new avenues of learning through color, composition and line.
My approach to Art is simple, I study an object or landscape in detail, I remember it and then Paint, Draw or Sculpt it using paints, ink, clay other media. This experiential art process allows for my own inner interpretation, insight and expression to come through in a natural and symbiotic way.
My painting can be interpreted as Interior spaces in which the viewer can enter and move through freely feeling familiar in its chaos or lack of objectiveness and then find rest and comfort in some defined area. Currently, my art follows along the lines of Abstract Expressionism. Some of my favorite artists are Rothko, Reinhard, Sonia Delaunay, Krasner, Klee, De Kooning, Adnan and Matisse to name a few- I have many!
In April of 2015, my Art took on a new twist as I discovered the Zentangle® Method of drawing.
To learn more about Zentangle you can visit the website here:
When:  Saturday, May 18
Time:  10:00am – 12 noon
Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia
Investment: $60
Space is limited, book your spot:

Fundraising Class for The Sunshine Fund

Come support an amazing cause the FRIDAY! Join Treetop Yoga and The SunriseFund for a 60 minute Vinyasa Flow. Taught by Megan Ghirardi, this fundraising karma class will generate much needed funds to help assist individuals seeking long term, sustainable recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
$10 Suggested Donation, Cash or Check
All who attend are entered for a raffle prize – A 5 Class Pass for Yoga or Barre and a yoga outfit.
If you cannot make it to the Friday night fundraiser, for every person who attends the 7:30 AM Warm Vinyasa Flow (wake for the Sunrise then head to class) at Treetop on Saturday morning, $5 will be donated to the Sunrise Fund.
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
Congratulations to The Sunrise Fund for their successful inaugural golf tournament this week. We applaud your efforts to offer opportunities for recovery.

About the Sunrise Fund

We truly believe that everyone deserves a long lasting chance at a happy life after drug addiction. Our goal is to provide hope to individuals & families with financial assistance through a recovery scholarship. Scholarship funds will be used for sober living placement around New England. It is our experience, that through these facilities, resources, and the 12 steps, people are able to reach the core of this disease and begin to heal. It is too often that every one of us knows someone that struggles with addiction. We want to thank every person willing to donate to our cause in an effort to end this epidemic. LEARN MORE 
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Move to the music of Broadway- May Nia routine on Cape Ann


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Broadway Routine/Nia with Linda

Come experience the fun of moving to music from Broadway.  Not the boring, overheard versions, but songs by fun, new and different takes as noted in the graphic above. 

What is Nia


Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

More info on Nia at our web site and at Linda’s web site
Hope to see you soon!