It’s the perfect time of year to start a fitness journey. Our classes are for all levels of fitness. Our instructors offer modified movements as well as advanced options in all of our classes. Beach season is right around the corner!
We are currently offering a 5 class punch card for our Zumba classes for only $50 with a sixth class for FREE. You can pay for a card on our website or at your first class.
More information at phiawomenscenter.com
Coming up at Phia:
Kitten yoga $20 Saturday May 27th from 2:30 – 4:00
Get tickets at www.phiawomenscenter.com/events/
Phia will also have a table at the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will be offering special deals and will have a fun kid’s activity. Find more information here:
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Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.
2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants
Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at phiawomenscenter.com
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.
“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.’
‘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.
Remember the old cereal commercial with the little boy Mikey? “Try It. You Might Like It.”
Reiki Ryoho is a Japanese Healing Method/Art that began in Japan in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki (ray-key) sessions are offered through light (or non) touch and without manipulation. With the recipient fully clothed, either lying or seated. Sessions generally create a relaxation response with potential benefits of:
- relief of tension (emotional and physical)
- increased calm
- improved comfort
- improved sleep
- a greater sense of inner peace.
Each reiki session is unique in how it is experienced. Due to its ease of use, gentle nature and quick relaxation response, many hospitals and healthcare settings incorporate Reiki in oncology, rehabilitation, pain management, and hospice settings. Generally, those receiving a reiki session report a general sense of calmness afterwards, along with varied experiences of sensation (warmth the most common.) One client reports, “Every session is different. And every session is wonderful.”
~ Reiki can best be described through the personal experience of a session. ~
‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. March 7th. 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm At the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. Advance Register – firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Community Reiki Shares’ are held ‘First Tuesdays’ of the month at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans and those in treatment for cancer.) Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of ‘peace, comfort and calm’ that a reiki session can provide.
‘Reiki Shares’ are provided monthly by Dreamtime Wellness™ as an affordable way to ‘try it‘ and see how you might benefit. ‘Reiki Shares’ also support our reiki students in training, seasoned practitioners, and the community. Join as an observer, a practitioner, or come to enjoy a reiki session, meditation and other aspects of Japanese Reiki practices.
Reiki is also offered ‘3rd Fridays’ at the Rose Baker Senior Center. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To schedule a session at the Rose Baker Senior Center call: 978-282-6975
Private Reiki Sessions are available at 2 convenient office settings (the North Shore Medical Dental Center and Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center.) Home, hospice and hospital visits are also available upon request.
Contact us regarding informational lectures and programs in your facility. Ask about our Continuing Education offerings for nurses, doctors, social workers and case managers.
Ask Your Doctor. Reiki and other complementary therapies are not meant to be used ‘in place of’ conventional healthcare but as adjunctive (supportive) measures as part of a collaborative and integrative healthcare approach. Before using complementary therapies talk to your doctor. If you are already using complementary therapies, let your healthcare provider know. For more information on integrative therapies – http://nih/nccih.gov
Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need. A portion of our Community Reiki Share proceeds are donated to charities, local and abroad. Contact Us if you are a 501(c)3 that would like to partner with us to receive donations from our monthly Community Reiki Shares – Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: email@example.com. Together we can do more.
Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans! The ‘Welcome Home Cape Ann Initiative’ is welcoming home veterans. A portion of this month’s Reiki Share donations will be offered to benefit these veterans, in appreciation for their service and to support them in a smooth transition back home to Cape Ann.
Relax, and enjoy today, Karen
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. 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 www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199.
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Another Winter Storm for Gloucester and Cape Ann. Be careful out there!
Stay off streets as much as possible so the plows can do their job. Shovel out fire hydrants from the snow.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Check-in on those that are ill or elderly.
Today’s snow is wet and heavy, creating increased risk of injury and heart attack for those shoveling. Hire a plow or a neighbor to help. If you do have to shovel or use a snow blower, follow the safety tips in the link below.
Be Careful Driving and Walking in the Snow.
If you have to get out, drive slow. Use extra caution. Wear sturdy boots with good traction and bright colors for visibility. Be safe and walk with grace.
Avoid Heart Attack and Injury. People with heart, lung and other illnesses should ask their physician for advice and recommendations before shoveling or snow blowing.
Some tips from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:
The desire to give to others is often inspired by a sense of gratitude. -Karen Pischke
There are many ways to Give – Give a hand, a donation, your voice, share a smile.
Donations Offered to a Local Charity – In the Spirit of Giving Dreamtime Wellness™ is offering donations from its upcoming December 6th Community Reiki Share. Choose one of these local charities. Winner will receive net proceeds from out Community Reiki Share.
GMG FOB YOU GET to PICK a WINNER – Mention one of these local charities in the post comments. The charity receiving the most comments here on GMG will WIN! All will be winners in their own right, because of their ongoing efforts at giving to others.
- Action, Inc.
- Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund
- Cape Ann Animal Aid
- Care Dimensions
- Element Care
- Friends of Mel
- Mother of Grace Club
- the Open Door
- Reid’s Ride
- Seaport Nursing and Rehabilitation
- SeniorCare, Inc.
- Toots Fore Tufts
- Wellspring, Inc.
*These are some of the recipients of Dreamtime Wellness™ donations through the years.
OR Write-in Your Favorite Charity! The charity mentioned most in this post comments will receive our December ‘Community Reiki Share’ donations. Winner will be announced December 7th, Along with a Surprise Raffle for those participating in this contes – TBA December 8th.
Whatever you do on #GivingTuesday, be sure to Share a Smile.
“If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.” – Crosby, Stills and Nash