July Meeting (July 9, 2012): Group Discussion - The Power of Positivity

Positive attitude...you actually have the power to control your emotions if you choose to and you do it all the time without realizing it. Now imagine going about every one of your days in this manner and you'll find that your outlook becomes a whole lot brighter! Come join us to discuss how you can go about creating the daily habit of thinking positively.

June Meeting (June 11, 2012): Spreading The Love: The Surprising Truth About Fluoride, Tooth Decay, and Your Children

Come join us as Arlene Messer D.D.S provides an eye opening lecture surveying the cause and transmission of dental decay, new information about bacteria, fluoride facts vs. fiction, and practical preventative suggestions that every mother should know.

Dr. Messer is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry (1984), and has been practicing general dentistry in Rochester since 1989. She recently became certified in the practice of holistic/biologic dentistry. Dr. Messer is a member of the Integrative Health Cooperative of Monroe County as well as being a member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Association of Mercury Free Dentists, and the Holistic Dental Association.

May Meeting (May 14, 2012): Introducing "Qi Infusions"

Introducing “Qi Infusions”, the product of decades of intense exploration by a healer deeply passionate about his work. Ethan Borg, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist practicing in the city of Rochester, NY, created an exciting method behind “Qi Infusions” that allows powerful healings based on classical Chinese medicine to be infused into organic sunflower oil. Ethan was raised in Pittsford and Brighton and went on to graduate from Swarthmore College. After receiving his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Ethan won a fellowship to study the classics of Chinese medicine. This fellowship introduced Ethan to a little known classical theory known as “Heaven, Man, and Earth” -- the nexus point between classical Chinese physics (known as “Feng Shui”), the healing martial art known as Qi Gong (traditionally “Dao-In”), and Chinese medicine. Ethan honed years of one-on-one clinical experience into creating an altogether unique healing method that can treat thousands upon thousands of people powerfully, effectively, inexpensively, and surprisingly quickly. The fruits of Ethan's intellectual discovery was uncovering real “ancient Chinese secrets” that could be useful to people today who are open minded enough to give something “new” a try.

Apr Meeting (Apr 9, 2012): Benefits of Reiki

The practice of Reiki has been traced back to thousands of years. Why then is this ancient and simple art of hands on healing only now just gaining mass popularity? Come learn more about how we are all naturally inclined to practice this healing technique without being consciously aware of it!

Sarah Lamb, a Reiki Master Teacher, will introduce you to Reiki and explain more about how it can be a part of your everyday life. Currently, Sarah teaches Reiki and has a private practice working primarily with pre and postnatal mothers and their children as well as fertility clients.

Mar Meeting (Mar 12, 2012): Group Discussion - "Bring a Mug"

Bring a mug and have hot chocolate or tea. We will have "get to know you" discussion questions to draw out of a basket for attendees to discuss. This is a great opportunity for our members to get to know one another and build our community and for visitors/non-members to learn more about our organization.

Feb Meeting (Feb 13, 2012): A Brief Synopsis of the Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of Children Birth to 6 Years of Age

Please join us as Tony Indorato, Administrator at San Lorenzo Montessori Academy, discusses a brief synopsis of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children birth to 6 years of age. The presenter will also field questions regarding educational alternatives with an emphasis on the Montessori philosophy. Tony Indorato, an Administrator at San Lorenzo Montessori Academy (SLMA), is a child psychology professor at Finger Lakes Community College. Tony is certified in special education and in school district administration. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from Nazareth College, as well as a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration from SUNY Cortland.