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Lunch & Learns

    • Thu, September 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, September 19

    12:00-1:30pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings. 

    Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy. 

    For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.


    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, September 25, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesday, September 25th:  Butter Chicken and Spinach Pulao

    11:30am-1:00pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Introduction to essential spices in Indian cooking and the art of incorporating herbs, spices and whole grains in everyday cooking. 
    Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs for Indian cooking by learning how to cook the popular Indian dish Butter Chicken and Spinach Pulao from scratch. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.

    In the subsequent class(es) learn how to incorporate Turmeric and other Anti-Inflammatory Spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, beets, kale, cabbage, radish, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty and could be the main meal. Learn to eat “green” without just eating greens, along with the introduction of a variety of whole grains and benefits of eating them. Learn to cook different grains and substitute for bread /rolls. 

    Your registration fee includes the cost of ingredients! Come hungry! We will all eat together after we prepare the meal! 

    Register by September 23rd


    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Tuesday, October 15th

    6:30-7:30pm

    Instructor:  Gina Wise

    Learn the simple art of making this tangy and nutritious dairy drink. Also, how to make Quark, a fresh soft artisan cheese. So tasty and healthy! You will receive everything you need to start making Kefir for your next breakfast. Supplies include a jar with fresh kefir, Kefir grains and instructions. Kefir grains are limited so please register early.


    Did you Know?


    Quark is an essential part of the Budwig protocol. Dr Johanna Budwig (1908 - 2003) was a biochemist who developed a natural cure for cancer by combining the sulfur rich amino acids found in quark cheese with the omega-3 acids in flaxseed oil in a 2:1 ratio. This Budwig mixture is garnished with ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and nuts. The Budwig protocol is a natural whole food diet and holistic lifestyle approach to improve cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Dr Budwig was nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine and has written 12 books.


    Register by 10/13

    Learn the simple art of making this tangy and nutritious dairy drink. Also, how to make Quark, a fresh soft artisan cheese. So tasty and healthy! You will receive everything you need to start making Kefir for your next breakfast. Supplies include a jar with fresh kefir, Kefir grains and instructions. Kefir grains are limited so please register early.


    Did you Know?


    Quark is an essential part of the Budwig protocol. Dr Johanna Budwig (1908 - 2003) was a biochemist who developed a natural cure for cancer by combining the sulfur rich amino acids found in quark cheese with the omega-3 acids in flaxseed oil in a 2:1 ratio. This Budwig mixture is garnished with ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and nuts. The Budwig protocol is a natural whole food diet and holistic lifestyle approach to improve cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Dr Budwig was nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine and has written 12 books.
    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, October 16th

    12:00-1:30pm

    Facilitator:  Jean Kathryn Carlson

    Audience: For heart centered entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their sphere of influence and call their ideal clients in.

    It’s April 15 and you’ve submitted your taxes. Congratulations! What a time of year to take stock of how you and your business are faring! Are you wanting to increase your visibility and your profit in addition to providing the excellent service you already offer?

    Guess what? You have a Life PhD that makes you uniquely qualified to share your gifts with your unique tribe! Your core wounds provided the training ground for your Life PhD. It’s time to mine the gold in those wounds.

    Through Tribal Marketing™  you discover the pattern of your wounds to connect with the tribe you are uniquely designed to serve and the transformation you are uniquely designed to deliver.

    When you are clear about WHO your tribe is, where their HUNGER is and WHAT they are looking for then you EMBODY your calling and your tribe hears your call. It’s a WIN for ALL!

    Jean Kathryn Carlson, M.A., Dream and Tapping Alchemist, speaker and author, has experienced the power of Tribal Marketing™ first hand and is now offering the journey to like minded entrepreneurs.

    Walk-ins are welcome!  Advanced registration is appreciated.

    • Thu, October 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, October 17th

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    From the beginning of time, sound has been one of the most powerful healers. When sound waves enter and pass through our body, it results in vibrational changes. Tuning Fork Therapy uses sound and vibration to assist your physical body's organs, tissues, glands, cells, etc to reach their optimal vibrational frequency (OVF) thus allowing them to self heal. It is also helpful for reducing stress, tension, and pain management. Tuning fork therapy can also be used for deepening a spiritual connection, increasing mental clarity/focus and balancing the mind, body, and spirit. 

    Edgar Casey stated that sound (vibration) would be the medicine of the future. Tuning fork therapy draws upon the science of sound and ancient practices to create a harmonic holistic approach to health and well being.

    "There are places in the heart and soul only sound can touch."

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesday, October 23rd:  Lamb Kebabs, Cabbage stir-fry with fennel, Millet with lemon & ginger

    11:30am-1:00pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Introduction to essential spices in Indian cooking and the art of incorporating herbs, spices and whole grains in everyday cooking. 
    Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs for Indian cooking by learning how to cook the popular Indian dish Butter Chicken and Spinach Pulao from scratch. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.

    In the subsequent class(es) learn how to incorporate Turmeric and other Anti-Inflammatory Spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, beets, kale, cabbage, radish, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty and could be the main meal. Learn to eat “green” without just eating greens, along with the introduction of a variety of whole grains and benefits of eating them. Learn to cook different grains and substitute for bread /rolls. 

    Your registration fee includes the cost of ingredients! Come hungry! We will all eat together after we prepare the meal! 

    Register by October 21st


    • Tue, November 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register
    Tuesday, November 12th

    6:30-7:30pm

    Instructor:  Gina Wise

    Learn the art of making this delicious and nutritious fermented tea drink. You will receive a Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, and instructions. Have your first batch ready to drink a a few weeks. The number of scobies is limited so please register early. 

    Did you know?


    Kombucha is made by placing a SCOBY in sweet tea and allowing the tea to ferment 7 to 21 days. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The kombucha brewing jar needs to be covered with a cloth and placed in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight. This fermented tea becomes slightly effervescent and contains over 50 different kinds of probiotics, enzymes, amino acids and B-vitamins. The fermented tea can be fermented a 2nd time to flavor the tea with fruit or fruit juice. 

    Register by 11/10

    • Wed, November 20, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesday, November 20th: Spiced Chicken Tacos on multigrain tortilla with cucumber yogurt dip

    11:30am-1:00pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Introduction to essential spices in Indian cooking and the art of incorporating herbs, spices and whole grains in everyday cooking. 
    Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs for Indian cooking by learning how to cook the popular Indian dish Butter Chicken and Spinach Pulao from scratch. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.

    In the subsequent class(es) learn how to incorporate Turmeric and other Anti-Inflammatory Spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, beets, kale, cabbage, radish, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty and could be the main meal. Learn to eat “green” without just eating greens, along with the introduction of a variety of whole grains and benefits of eating them. Learn to cook different grains and substitute for bread /rolls. 

    Your registration fee includes the cost of ingredients! Come hungry! We will all eat together after we prepare the meal! 

    Register by November 18th


    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Grilled Shrimp on a Bed of Quinoa and Kale

    and Spicy Mashed Potatoes

    Wednesday, December 11  

    11:30 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs used in Indian cooking by learning how to cook the popular Indian dish, Butter Chicken & Spinach Pulao from scratch. Learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.

    In the subsequent classes, learn how to incorporate turmeric and other anti-Inflammatory spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, kale, cabbage, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty AND could be the main meal. Learn the benefits of eating “green” not only by eating greens but by eating a variety of whole grains which can be used as a substitute for bread  and rolls. Fee includes the cost of ingredients. Come hungry! 

    Register by 12/9


Past events

Wed, July 31, 2019 Cancelled: How Are Finances Different for Women? (LL18-44)
Wed, June 12, 2019 Cancelled: Lunch & Learn: Plum River Farm, Grassfed Beef (LL18-43)
Tue, June 11, 2019 How to Make Kefir, Quark, and the Budwig Protocol (LL18-42)
Wed, May 01, 2019 Lunch & Learn: Past Life Regression (LL18-41)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Food as Medicine (LL17-23)
Wed, February 07, 2018 Cancelled - Lunch & Learn: A Spiritual Approach to Illness (LL17-22)
Wed, January 24, 2018 Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey-Help Yourself or a Friend Along the Way (LL17-21)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Brain Health: Keeping Our Brain Healthy as We Age (LL17-4)
Wed, October 25, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Non-Medical Pain Management Techniques (LL17-3)
Wed, September 27, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Sleep Disorders: Getting a Good Night's Sleep (LL17-2)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Enjoy the Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking (LL17-1)
Wed, August 16, 2017 Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey-Helping Yourself or a Friend Along the Way (LL16-14)
Wed, July 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: At Home With Dementia (LL16-13)
Wed, June 28, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Are We There Yet? A Patient's Guide to Patience (LL16-12)
Tue, May 23, 2017 Lunch & Learn: A Brief History of Feminism (LL16-11)
Wed, April 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Aromatherapy & Herbs for Spring Wellness (LL16-10)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Foster to Furever (LL16-9)
Wed, February 22, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Intro to the Parliament of World Religions (LL16-8)
Wed, January 25, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Take a Step Toward Balancing Your Life (LL16-7)


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