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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Tong Ren Healing Circle ~

Tong Ren Healing Circle ~

🎼 Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday Mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ couldn’t guarantee…that Monday evenin’ you could still be HERE with us (just a play on the Mamas & Papas song)

But it’s true – tonight at 7pm join our Tong Ren healing circle

When:  Tonight, Monday, February 11

Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

Donation of $10 suggested.

We promise we won’t sing 😊

For further details check out our Facebook page, website or email us.

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Winter Safety Tips

This morning’s bright sunshine on the dusting of snow while beautiful, is deceiving.  The temperature at 9 a.m. in Gloucester MA was only 4º!  Todays  weather forecast predicts a high of 18º.

‘Polar Vortex.’  The National Weather service describes this as “a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles. It ALWAYS exists near the poles, but weakens in summer and strengthens in winter.”

The Bright Side. I actually feel lucky, considering what parts of the midwest are enduring  – dangerously cold temperatures of subzero, up to 40º below with the wind chill factor in some areas. Many businesses and schools are closed. At 40º, exposed skin can suffer frost bite within 5 minutes of exposure.

Check on Elderly Family and Neighbors. Being outside or even in a cold house can lead to hypothermia, a body temperature of 95°F or lower. Hypothermia can cause many health problems, such as a heart attack, kidney problems, liver disease or even death. Cold weather extremes are especially detrimental for children, the elderly and anyone with cardiac and pulmonary disease. If you have underlying health issues, talk to your doctor about winter safety. Here are steps to lower your chance of getting hypothermia from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” — Mark Twain

My Weather Prediction – More snow to come. 🙂 Fortunately, last night’s squall only brought a dusting of snow on Cape Ann, but winter is not over yet. Here are some safety tips for shoveling and safe snow blowing for the next snow storm. Call a snow plowing company now to schedule their service. By the time a snow storm arrives, they might be fully booked! 

Do you have a favorite snow plow company? Let GMG know. 

Safety Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help keep you safe in these extreme weather conditions.

Traveling in Winter. Today is a good day to stay indoors, relax and enjoy a cup of hot tea, but If you do have to get out in the cold or travel, here are some Tips for Traveling in Cold Weather. 

During Extreme Weather. If possible stay indoors and enjoy a cup of tea, otherwise follow the safety guidelines from the CDC, NIH and your physician.

The Good NewsSpring is only 48 days away! 


~ Karen Pischke

Sources and More Information:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Safety Council
  • National Weather Service
  • Weather Underground

 

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.

 

What’s your stress level ~

What’s your stress level ~

What’s your stress level?

Are you anxious, tense, stiff, tight or sore to name a few?

Experts estimate that ninety percent of disease is stress related, and nothing ages us faster than high stress.

That’s where Massage Therapy becomes important in our lives, in our healthcare. It may not eliminate all of your anxieties and pressures, but massage can help to manage stress.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows the emotional and physical benefits from regular bodywork.

Contact us to book your appointment today and save 10% on a package of three!
info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or

Call or text:  978-852-0923

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health🙂

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Sedona Retreat ~

Sedona Retreat ~

Sedona is calling you back to your heart!!

Join Kim, Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC & Katie, North Shore Restorative Yoga, for a journey of a lifetime.  Meet us at the Sedona Rouge Hotel, Spa & Reds, the perfect setting to relax, let go and fall in love with yourself as you absorb the powerful healing energy of this geological wonderland.  Find your peace and revival as you slow down, reconnect and empower your life with daily rituals that purify and clarify your highest intentions.

This relaxing journey includes:
*Opening/Closing Ceremony, Intention Setting and Group Connection
*2 daily Flow & Restore Yoga Classes with Katie. (All props and mats included).
*Ayurveda Discussion with Kim
*Evening Yoga Nidra
*Chakra Clearing at a Vortex with SpiritQuest Sedona Awake and Aware guides
*Desert excursion and stargazing with SpiritQuest Sedona Awake and Aware guides
*2 daily vegetarian meals, water, tea & coffee
*Beautiful accommodations near the heart of Sedona and connections of a lifetime yourself and others. (No forced shared rooms, price is per person per room)
*15% off all spa services
*Swag bag filled with goodies (we all like surprises)

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare
Transportation to and from Phoenix Airport
Alcohol
Dinner
Extra excursions/activities
Privates with Kim & Katie
Early-bird Pricing before 10/1 $1499 per person
After 10/1 $1699 per person
$450 deposit to secure your spot on this sacred journey!

** First 8 to register with deposit will be entered into a raffle for FREE roundtrip airfare.

Please contact us for more information and/or join us Sept. 7, 2018 at 7pm for an informational meeting at the studio.

kim@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

978-395-1234

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http://www.nsryoga.com

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NOW Available – Dreamtime Wellness™ Photography and PhotoArt Cards

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Photography and PhotoArt Cards NOW Available for Purchase from Dreamtime Wellness™ – for Inspiration, Meditation and Optimal Well-being. 

Research shows the importance of visual and expressive arts to promote healing, and is the reason behind our new line of Photography and PhotoArt Cards. Some of our photos will be on display at Mass General Boston Illuminations Summer Art Rotation. Stop by the ‘Opening Night’ Tomorrow! Tuesday. June 19th.

Join Us Tomorrow Night for the Opening Night of IlluminationsMass General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA. 55 Fruit Street. 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Yawkey Mezzanine 2. Parking is free with validation. Light snacks will be served.

Cape Ann ‘represents’ at MGH Illuminations – Gloucester’s Skip Montello also has his photography featured in Illuminations at MGH North in Danvers, MA. Then some of Skip’s photography will be at MGH Boston in January. GMG blogger Donna Ardizzoni’s photography was featured recently. David Piemonte and other artist from Cape Ann have been featured in the past. Hope to see you there! 

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Happy Father’s Day! Teach Your Children Well …

… and know they love you.  Happy Father’s Day! 

Teach Your Children Well, for Children Learn What They Live – 

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

—excerpted from Dorothy Law Nolte’s Poem, Children Learn What They Live.

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