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Jan Chapter Meeting
Garden of the Gods Club
(see details below)
Bloom, Energy Therapist
Eighteen months ago, after 21 years as Executive
Director of Cheyenne Village I retired. Retirement seemed
like the right thing to do. After all, I was young enough
to enjoy life, the kids were grown and doing well, my parents were
in good health, and I could develop a new career. But soon
after the big day, I realized that most of me was wrapped up in
all those roles. If someone asked me what I did, I found myself
going into the virtues of Cheyenne Village and how "we"
do wonderful things for adults with developmental disabilities.
And that this is a great organization to donate money to and to
support. (I still believe this to be true and if you have
not finished your holiday giving please do so.) If someone
asked me how I felt, it was not possible to answer without talking
about others. For the first time, I knew that the stress that
I thought was keeping me sharp was really keeping me numb.
I was doing things only to be able to check them off an unending
list. Having a Masters degree in counseling and a long time
earning a living as a therapist, I found this revelation to be quite
disturbing. And even more disturbing was the fact that many
of my friends were feeling the same way.
This was the opportunity that knocked (really beat
me over the head) to embark on a journey to understand and set up
a practice for helping others. Today, after studying with
the greatest and the best, I have incorporated nontraditional therapies
for relaxation, reevaluation, and re-responses for individuals,
couples and groups. The environment is non-judgmental, non-threatening,
The three major therapies used in my work are:
1) Liana Rubenfield's Listening
Hands approach that combines traditional psychotherapy with light
pressure point touch. The theory is that what the mind holds,
the body knows. Where you have a pain, it is usually the result
of something you have experienced intellectually. This is
especially true of people experiencing low back pain, shoulder pain,
or digestive problems.
2) Val Brown's Neurofeedback
uses an EEG machine to measure your brain waves. The brain
wave pattern can show what may be out of balance in your life.
By using this technology, you can reduce stress, work or play at
peak performance, change sleep patterns as well as improve many
other conditions. For those of you that remember Biofeedback,
this is the high tech version. You get to relax and enjoy
music in a comfortable chair and watch a slowly changing picture
(the picture is there to help your mid from wandering). At
the end of a session, you are able to see graphs of what your brain
was able to accomplish.
3) Energy work is my favorite,
as it incorporates working with the electromagnetic fields of yourself
and others. Have your ever walked into a room and before anyone
speaks, you can feel the tension? That is because you have
a different vibrational level than the people in the room.
But soon, if you are not aware, you begin to pick up all the negativity
and react in the same manner. The three types of "energy"
work I use most are Richard Gordon's Quantum Medicine, Donna Eden's
Energy Medicine and Donna Kries, RN's Therapeutic Touch. Energy
work is the most exciting because you learn skills that you can
My office is located at 635 Southpointe Ct.
If this is a familiar address, it is because I share office space
with fellow EWI member Dr. Kelly Wood. She and I also teach
classes on "Chronic Wellness in Stressful Environments,"
"The Enlightened Goddess Journey," and "Are You Having
a Senior Morning?" as well as our specialized retreats.
Others working with us are Kim Roseland, Dr. of Naturopathic Medicine
and EWI member and Kay Burton, Ph.D. We believe that the integration
of the mind, body and spirit in a non-judgmental, non-threatening
and safe environment will get anyone through anything given to us
in our daily life.
My personal motto is LIFE IS GOOD!
PS: A special thanks to all EWI members that
believed and encouraged and even pushed me to follow this path.
By Marti Hartman
GOOD GRIEF!! (It's an expression we use a lot in
It's already the year 2004
Have you made your New Year's Resolutions?
Let me suggest one for your list! "Get to
know one additional Colorado Springs EWI Representative at every
meeting". It's always so comfortable to sit with friends
we haven't seen in a while and catch up. And that is one of
the major glues that hold us together, but let's spread that
glue around every chance we get!
We have 85 Representatives, and 16 Second Reps.
It might seem a fairly daunting job to meet that many ladies, but
one thing is guaranteed - the effort will reap grand rewards.
Every time I read Wanda's "Did You Know" column,
I'm amazed with the quality and depth of OUR EWI WOMEN, and wish
I could know each one better.
Please don't let another month go by without helping
make another person's Journey easier by allowing them to add you
to their list of supporters.
We never complete the Journey;
it's all about getting from here to there, and once we do, THERE
becomes HERE and we start all over again.
So here we are, 2004, and we're there, and
I can't wait to start all over.
My sincere wish for each of you is for a year full
of happiness and blessings.
send submissions for the Chapter Pulse to:
Jan 5 - Lanonah Krumanacher - Shewmaker's
Jan 6 - Mary Frances Grunow - Interiors Unlimited
Jan 7 - Jane Marshall - Pioneer Astro Industries
Jan 8 - Kathleen Kelly - Op-Tech Laboratory/Your
Jan 8 - Kathleen O'Leary - Lane Affiliated
Companies / Pepsi-Cola
Jan 9 - Deborah Muehleisen - Cheyenne Mountain
Jan 14 - Patricia Cone - KOAA TV Channels
5 & 30
Jan 17 - Vickie Keeler - Cowen Transfer &
Jan 22 - Elizabeth Youngquist - Colorado
Springs Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Jan 26 - Lorrie Molli - Goodwill Industries
Last Month's Meeting
Holiday Celebration at the Broadmoor Penrose Room
Did You Know?
by Wanda Reaves
No article this month - Happy Holidays everyone - from Wanda.
RSVP Guests & Regrets
"How to Have a Lousy
Dr. Mary Jane Paulsen
DATE: Wednesday, Jan
LOCATION: Garden of
the Gods Club
Garden Room (next to spa)
3320 Mesa Rd.
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - Cash
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Meeting & program
If you have special dietary needs, please advise in the comment
area of your RSVP.
Karen Gonzalez - KILO
Karen Nauer-Marsh - Insurance
Lynn Pelz - Transisitional
Shirley Stewart - Sustaining
Additional reps - 16
Sustaining - 7
Life - 9
Honorary - 0
Transitional - 1
Leave of Absence - 0
Executive Women International
Colorado Springs Chapter
Record of Board of Directors Meeting
December 4, 2003
Members present: Kathleen O'Leary, Verna Severson,
Susan Wood-Ellis, Sally Seidlitz, Marti Hartman, Kathy Wallace,
Kathryn Flobeck, Bea Steahlin, Michelle Vandepas, Lorrie Todd, Jean
Meeting called to order at 5:00 PM by President
Secretary Report: Minutes from the last
board meeting were approved.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Nothing to note.
Membership Report: No one from membership
at meeting. Motion made (by Marti Hartman) and approved by board
to move Shirley Stewart to sustaining membership status.
Treasurer Report: Motion made and approved
to move $25,000 from checking account to endowment account for better
return on account. Thanks went out to Joan Pierce for her help in
getting quarter reports completed timely. As of 11/30/03 here are
Operating account : $40,511.79
Scholarship account : $34,486.03
Scholarship Fund : $54,499.00
Ways & Means Report: Verna brought
up about getting a raffle ticket permit for golf tournament - it
was decided to get more information on this before board votes.
They are asking for golf tournament hole sponsors now for next years
tourney. They would love to have more committee members -
anyone interested please contact Verna Severson.
Directory: Not present at meeting - but,
Cathie asked for Marti to announce that any changes/additions/deletions
in membership be forwarded to her to update the roster. Also, it
was discussed how many members are asking what status is of printing
a chapter directory. Suggestion was made to put a 'call' out in
the newsletter to anyone wanting to help that has knowledge of formatting
the roster into Adobe Acrobat (PDF) to contact Cathie John.
Hospitality: Beth announced she and membership
committee have plans to coordinate some 'mixers' for the programs
next year to encourage more networking.
Programs: Kathy Kelly reviewed the programs
scheduled for 2004. Discussed trying to put info into newsletters
about the previous month's meeting and ask for evaluations of place,
topic, speaker to be done on-line.
Publicity: Not present at meeting
Historian: Kathryn asked if anyone wants
any photos taken for specific reason - just let her know!
Nominating: Sally announced she should have
some nominations to announce by May of 2004 for next year's board.
She will be getting with Linda Williamson to discuss.
Scholarship: Christmas gifts will be given
to scholarship recipients by Michelle - they cannot attend December
lunch meeting but will try to come to a meeting in 2004.
Next board meeting will be Thursday, January 8th
at 4:30PM at Accent Photo.
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