August, 2010

Partners in Healthy Living for a better you 28 S. Potomac Street, Suite 2R Hagerstown MD Partners in Healthy Living

Welcome to Partners in Healthy Living Partners in Healthy Living is a partnership of like minded health professionals. We offer natural, holistic health care for your body, mind, heart and spirit.

Inside this issue:

We are excited about this partnership as we work together to provide our community with information, workshops, and services for your health. Together we can co-create a healthier you and community. Meet our partners and look for more in the future.

Lorrie Schoettler, MATP Ecopsychologist Archetypal Astrologer

Meet Janice Robins


What is in Your Personal Care Products?


Pisces Full Moon— Connecting to the Universal Oneness


Meet Lorrie Schoettler


Meet Sandi Roberts


Meet Debra Graugnard


Calendar of Workshops Contact Information



Women’s Retreat for Healing and Renewal October 8—10, 2010 Hagerstown, MD Join with other women in the process of releasing into the flow of autumn and recommitting to the practices that keep us well. Friday, 7—9, Dinner and Opening Ciricle with drumming and chanting.

Saturday, 10:00 am—9:00pm Seasonal Energies: Body, Earth & the Cosmos

Cost: $150 Early Bird: $125 Limited scholarships and work/study opportunities available.

Workshops in the afternoon and an evening of singing, dancing and drumming.

For more information or to register, contact:

Sunday, 10:00am—1:00pm Closing Circle, Release and Renew


[email protected]

Special points of interest:  Women’s Retreat, October 8—10  Workshops offered every week at the office—check schedule on the back page of this newsletter  Visit us and become a fan on Facebook

Janice Robins, CNHP Welcome to Partners in Healthy Living’s first newsletter!! I am so excited and feel so blessed to be a part of such a gifted group of Alternative Healthcare Practitioners. My name is Janice Robins and I am a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP). I’ve had my practice for about 3 ½ years now. I discovered the wonderful world of Holistic Healthcare when I had my own serious medical problems about 5 yrs ago. Having tried the usual mainstream approach with not very good results, I went looking for answers in the alternative healthcare arena. Long story short – I got great results, started taking educational courses and have a passion to help people with their own health problems. On my business card I say that I am a “detoxing, digestion and nutritional

consultant”. You’re probably thinking “what is that?” Well, I teach people the need to clean up their bodies, diets and environment and optimize digestion. So much of what we are exposed to goes unnoticed until we start having health problems that we don’t ever seem to find relief from or understand why. In my experience so much of our misery can be remedied or lessened by cleaning up ourselves, our diets and our personal environment and taking a good look at how well we digest and assimilate our food.

or give me a call at 240-527-4743. Please take a few minutes to watch the very informative video , The Story of Cosmetics. The link is found in the article below. It is all about personal care products and why we need to be an educated, selective consumer. The best to you and yours, Janice

“ much of our misery can be remedied or lessened by cleaning up ourselves, our diets and our personal environment..”

I offer Ion Body Detoxing and the Zyto Compass Bio Scan and some other great things to help you feel healthy and alive again!! Please take a look at my website

What is in Your Personal Care Products? Ever wonder what is in those personal care products you use every day? How safe are they for you and the environment? The Story of Stuff Project has taken a look at some

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products used by many every day on their bodies. The Story of Cosmetics will give you an overview of what might be lurking in those seemingly harmless products. cosmetics/

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Pisces Full Moon—Connecting to the Universal Oneness By Lorrie Schoettler, MATP Pisces Full Moon, August 25th – Spiritual, psychic, sensitive, and shy – Pisces is a watery energy that helps us connect to the great ocean of experience, the mystical void, and the universal oneness. This year’s Pisces Full Moon falls on August 25th. The perfect act to mark the rising energy of this lunation is one that seeks to honor and experience the truth of interbeing – that there is a radical interconnectedness of all beings. In these times of divisiveness, partisanship, and boot-strap individualism the world can use some conscious attention to the deeper connectedness of us all: person, planet and cosmos. In astrology Pisces is of the water element and ruled by the planet Neptune – the archetypal of the God of the Ocean. Here is a recommendation for a simple meditation that both honors and activates the Pisces and Water/Neptune archetypes:

Pour a glass of water into a beautiful glass or bowl. Light a candle and take a moment of pure silence for yourself, eyes closed. Open your eyes and take in the water visually. Experience the way it reflects and bends light, somehow containing the subtle energies of all that surround it. Then proceed through the senses by tasting, touching, smelling, and even listening (by tapping on the glass or bowl) to the water. Then

“Meditations and rituals geared toward the lunar cycles help us reconnect to the cosmic and earthly rhythms of our ancestors.”

water you drink today. Ancient and holy, water makes life possible and its cycle connects us all: human, animal, plant and mineral. Close your eyes and create a sense of wonder and gratitude for water. Imagine the water cycle: evaporation, rain, mountain lake, your water glass. Bless the water and take it to a special plant and offer it as a sacred symbol of your interconnectedness. Meditations and rituals geared toward the lunar cycles help us reconnect to the cosmic and earthly rhythms of our ancestors. It helps us disconnect from the artificial rhythms of technology and regain our seasonal base. Each newsletter we will offer an explanation of a new or full moon and offer suggestions for meditations to connect to that energy.

consider this: scientists still do not agree upon the origin of Earth’s water. They suspect it either formed in the intense heat exchange of the early volcanic period of Earth’s formation, or from heavy meteor impact some 3.8 billion years ago. That ancient water, however sourced, is the same

Lorrie Schoettler is an archetypal astrologer with a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology. Archetypal astrology uses the tools of depth psychology, archetypes, and major outer planet transit interpretations to help one understand the overarching patterns of their life, as well as emerging dynamics that help her clients better understand where they have come from so that they might co-create a meaningful life with the universal energies of their birth chart. Lorrie will be offering a 5-week introduction to astrology workshop series at the Partners in Healthy Living offices beginning August 26th. Each week, from 7-9pm, she will offer instruction on a new aspect of astrology culminating with participants practicing interpretations of birth charts and transits. The cost of each session is $10 each, or $45 for the entire series. For more information, or to register, please call Lorrie at 304-876-8153 or e-mail [email protected] More information can also be found at .

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Sandi Roberts, MA EEMCP Energy Medicine is one of the major types of alternative medicine as identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). It complements other approaches of medical care and is also an empowering method of selfcare. Energy Medicine is gentle, non-invasive and does not interfere with conventional treatments. EEMCP is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Professional. I have completed a 2 year program with Donna Eden’s energy techniques. Energy Medicine is about educating and empowering people to better understand their energy systems and learn to access their own inner healer.

want to feel more in control of their physical and emotional bodies. PMS and menopausal symptoms are related to hormones. There are energy techniques that you will learn to create a more harmonious relationship with your body during these cycles of change. I am certified as an Eden Energy Medicine for Women instructor.

“.Energy Medicine is about educating and empowering people to better understand their energy systems and learn to access their own inner healer.”

Healthy Cooking We are going to cook and sample food that is not only nutritious, but tasty too. Come out and enjoy a fun evening with others interested in healthy cooking. Call to reserve your place in this yummy workshop. Jane Courter, a health professional, as well as an avid cook, will be making fresh salsa, quinoa salad, and redbeet salad.


I will be offering Energy Medicine workshops beginning Monday, August 23, at our office in Hagerstown. There is a schedule of these workshops on the last page of this newsletter. This first class, Self-Care thru Energy Medicine, will give you techniques that you can do for yourself to feel more energetic and more joyful.

Energy Medicine can help parents and children work with their energy systems to bring balance into the body, mind and spirit. When a child's energy systems are out of balance, he/she may have learning difficulties or frequent illnesses. Energy Medicine for Parents workshop will offer parents energy techniques to restore balance to themselves and their children.

Energy Medicine for Women class is for women who may have hormonal issues and

Visit my website, or call, 301.524.2269

“Energy is the living, vibrating ground of your being, and it is your body’s natural self-healing elixir, its natural medicine. This medicine, this energy medicine feeds body and soul and attending to it restores your natural vitality. Energy Medicine is the science and art of optimizing your energies to help your body and mind function better” Donna Eden Energy Medicine for Women .”


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Debra Graugnard, LMT

I have worked as an alternative health practitioner for over twelve years. I have extensive training in alternative healing modalities including spiritual healing, massage, Lypossage, colon hydrotherapy, body detox protocols and fitness. I have developed a combination of these modalities to bring about physical change and healing for women wanting to take better care of their bodies and feel better about themselves. The images of femininity portrayed by our society leave many if not most women scarred and insecure about their bodies, wishing they were something they were not born to be and missing the gifts they were given to bring to the world. I seek to bring into balance self-care and self-love so that women can recognize and embrace their true beauty and flourish into their full potential to live a life of fulfillment and joy. I have a Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Healing & Counseling from the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism with a focus on diet and digestive health as taught and lived by the prophets.

I have used these teachings in combination with bodywork and other therapies to develop the 7-step spiritual healing method, CAREFOR Connection, designed to bring healing through developing a personal relationship with the Divine. I offer individual healing sessions, healing bodywork sessions, couples massage instruction, support groups and classes on heal-

“...Bring into balance self-care and self-love so that women can recognize and embrace their true beauty and flourish...”

ing, all based on the CAREFOR Connection healing method and other Sufi healing techniques. I trained at the LautersteinConway Massage School in Austin, TX, in 1997-98. I have trained in Swedish, Deep Massage, Sports Massage, Posturology and many other bodywork modalities.

clients in releasing blocks in their energy fields, letting go of old memories and belief patterns that keep muscles locked in pain, as well as centering, grounding, balancing and aligning with Divine connection for reducing stress, increasing energy and bringing about more peace and fulfillment in their daily lives. I most recently certified as a Lypotherapist with Lypossage Esthetiques International, LLC, of Middletown, CT. Lypossage uses a combination of myofascial release and lymphatic drainage techniques to break up adhesions and flush toxins from the cells in target areas that have the appearance of cellulite. The practice incorporates body wraps and nutritional products that serve to exfoliate the skin, detoxify the body, melt fat and restore vitality. For more information, visit or call 301.514.0113

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Partners in Healthy Living 28 S. Potomac Street, Suite 2R Hagerstown, MD 21740

On the web soon!

Debra Graugnard, LMT 301.514.0113 Sandi Roberts, MA, EEMCP 301.524.2269

Come to Partners in Healthy Living to experience healing balance grounding centering and better health through all-natural holistic wellness care.

Janice Robins , CNHP 240.527.4743 Lorrie Schoettler, MATP 304.876.8153

August/September Calendar of Events—Evening Workshops $10.00 per workshop, To register, call the practitioner in charge. The color shown for the workshop matches the color of the practitioner above. Monday, August 23, 7:00—8:30 pm

Self-Care thru Energy Medicine

Thursday, August 26, 7:00—9:00 pm Synchronicity and Archetype—the Mechanism of Astrology Monday, August 30, 7:00—8:30 pm

Energy Medicine for Women

Thursday, Sept 2, 7:00—9:00 pm

The Astrological Chart—Houses

Thursday, Sept 9, 7:00—9:00 pm

The Astrological Chart—Planets

Monday, Sept 13, 7:00—8:30 pm

Healthy Cooking

Wednesday, Sept 15, 7:00—8:00 pm Herbal Information Hour Thursday, Sept 16, 7:00—9:00 pm

The Astrological Chart—The Aspects

Monday, Sept 20, 7:00—8:30 pm

Energy Medicine for Parents

Thursday, Sept 23, 7:00—9:00 pm The Astrological Chart—Interpretations

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”