Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           DECEMBER 2015                     
Give AND Receive'Til Your Heart's Content!
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - December 2015
Happy December!  Happy Holidays! Our theme this month is: Give AND Receive 'til your heart's content!  It's so fun to give this time of year.  It's a bit more challenging for many, to receive.  See my Health Tip (or watch the Health Tip Video) to learn more about giving AND receiving this season.  Be generous with your gift of presence (not just presents) and love!  Intentionally appreciate the richness of the Holiday rituals, family gatherings and precious relationships with which you are so blessed!

This month we are celebrating and recognizing ALL the practitioners at IIM.  We are grateful to work together and to have a team of such skilled practitioners who can help with ALL your health needs.  If there's a treatment or session you've been wanting, consider asking "Santa" for a gift certificate to IIM!  What a great stocking stuffer!

Don't forget to adjust your health care savings account or flexible spending dollars, which can be used for all of our services.  (Even supplements as long as I write a prescription for them!)  This can save you money as you create your optimal health.

Join us in one of our ongoing classes!  It will do your body, mind, soul and Spirit good!  There is something for everyone!

On behalf of all the IIM practitioners, we wish you and your family a very happy, Blessed Holiday Season.


"The universe operates through dynamic exchange - giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.  And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives."

                                            ~ Deepak Chopra

This month at IIM - December 2015            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesdays, December 9th, January 6th, January 20th
Next VASOLAB Opportunity:  Thursday, December 17th

Now Available:  Carotid-IMT
Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Thursday, December 17th

What is C-IMT?
C-IMT or Carotid-Intima Media Thickness assessment is an easy and painless procedure now available to you.  C-IMT is without risk or side effects and is more predictive than any other screening available.  For decades ultrasound has helped physicians "see" developments and problems inside people's bodies.  Combining ultrasound images with recent computer software advancements, we can measure and analyze critical regions inside our blood vessels like never before.  Measuring the C-IMT allows us to take a literal snapshot of a person's vascular health.  This analysis is sophisticated enough to assess your individual risk.  It can detect the early stages of heart disease, even in teenagers.

Now you can take a proactive approach and be screened for cardiovascular abnormalities quickly, conveniently and inexpensively.  If detected early, Cardiovascular disease can be prevented.

Make your health a priority.  $150 includes consult with Kim Evans.  FSA/HSA eligible expenses.  Schedule your visit for Thursday, December 17th!  502.253.4554

Call ahead for a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!

Looking for a therapeutic sauna experience?  Benefits for stress relief, cardiovascular health, nervous system balancing, weight loss, pain relief, skin cleanse, toxins flush.
Give a call one hour ahead... check out our package specials.
Looking for ways to Give AND Receive 'Til Your Heart's Content?
Willing to embrace this month's theme?
Each of our IIM Practitioners has a unique way to assist you... if you'd like help giving and receiving 'til your heart's content...
Give us a call! 502.253.4554

What we're reading this month:
Joseph's Journey by Susan Rea Caldwell
*This is a sweet story about the journey that Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem when Baby Jesus was born.  It's a great time of year to read this endearing story from Mary and Joseph's perspective.
*Out of the Box - A Soul's Surprising Journey by Barbara Lucerne Woolley
This is another book by a local author who shares many wonderful Divine synchronicities and how they've impacted and guided her life to one of "awe" inspiration.  She truly gets the purpose of our lives as "Spiritual beings having human experiences."  It's a fascinating book.      ~  Kim

Health Tip: 
Give AND Receive 'Til Your Heart's Content!
Welcome to December! -
Our theme this month is Give AND Receive 'til your heart's content!   This season is so fun to give - it's especially fun to do random acts of kindness.  It's so fun to do something nice when people are not expecting it!  It does your heart good!!!  It's also good and if you're like me, it's a bit harder to receive.  However this also is so important!!  When we receive, it gives others a chance to have that "feel good feeling of giving!"  So allow others to contribute to you and accept gifts lovingly with gratitude!

Consider giving and receiving this season not just in monetary physical gifts, but also with your love.  Do you ever look so forward to the Holiday seasons and events only to be disappointed because someone in your family said something or did something that rubbed you the wrong way?  This season give and receive your gift of love and patience.  Love them just the way they are without expecting them to be different.  As Byron Katie states, "when you argue with reality, you lose!  But only 100% of the time."  So love what IS this season and generously give and receive your gifts of love however that may be expressed for you!

Stay healthy and have a blessed holiday season!  Give and receive 'til your heart is content!

~Kim Evans

     Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~

Here's an additional Holiday Health Tip!
This month I have an additional Health Tip! 
I want to share a few ideas on eating healthy through the Holidays...

Several years ago, I would notice that I would always get sick right during the Holidays.  As I reflected, I realized that I was eating a healthy diet all through the year.  Then the holidays would come and I'd eat more sugar, sweets or less healthy foods than my normal diet.  Next thing you know, I'd be sick.
Don't feed into ( pun intended!) your holiday temptations of more sugar, alcohol or high calorie desserts.  If you just can't resist, limit your consumption to one small bite or one small piece of that cookie or pie.  Sugar will weaken your immune system.  Also we are finding that most people are reactive to wheat and gluten.  These can cause an inflammatory response in your GI tract affecting the microbiota.  Next thing you know, you are sick.  Remember - nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.  Here are 3 things to help you continue a healthy diet during the Holidays.
  1.  Eat healthy foods before you go to a Holiday party.  You'll be much less likely to be tempted by unhealthy foods.
  2.  Take a healthy option to your Holiday gatherings.  Here is one of my favorite Holiday dishes - pumpkin dip.  The recipe is included in this newsletter.
  3.  Focus on giving AND receiving love in your relationships at the Holiday parties.  Let that be the main focus instead of the food and drinks.

So stay healthy and have a blessed holiday season!                  
  ~ Kim Evans

IIM Practitioner of the Month ~ The Team at IIM

We all wish you Happy Holidays from everyone here at IIM!
Kim Evans ~ IIM
Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness
Jerry Scott ~ Holistic Care
Cynthia Bowling ~ Advanced Integrative Therapy
Angie Megibben ~ LightWorks Yoga
Dr. Peter Buecker ~ Meditation MD
Betty Greaver ~ Holistic Health Coach
Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy ~ Transformation Institute
Dorothy Henning ~ Feldenkrais
Melanie Tinsley ~ Yamuna Body Rolling
Nancy Langan ~ Langan Massage
Cynthia Burke Goff ~ IIM Office Manager
Jennifer Hubbard ~ IIM Office Colleague  

Institute for Integrative Medicine

Our services have grown far beyond even what I had imagined.  It has truly become the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  I am ever so grateful.  Thanks to all of you who have believed in us and have had the courage and commitment to transform your health of mind, body and Spirit! ~ Kim Evans

Contact IIM for more information, or to schedule an appointment ~
502.253.4554  or
 "You can only give what you allow yourself to receive.  
You can only receive what you're willing to give."
~ the organic sister. com
 I've Got Your Back ~ December * 2015

This month we are excited to share Debbie's story!  She came to see me a few years ago for cardiovascular management.  She had a previous history of breast cancer and a strong family history of heart disease.  When she went to her PCP mid-2014 her cholesterol was mildly elevated so her Dr. prescribed Lipitor, which is a statin drug.  

Six months later, she came to see me and was very upset because even though her total cholesterol and LDL were significantly lower (134 and 39 respectively {normal cholesterol is <200 and LDL is <100}), her fasting blood sugars were rising (up to 130-140, {normal is <100}), her thyroid was stressed (indicating hypothyroidism) and her liver enzymes were elevated (liver strain).  Her Dr. now wanted to prescribe two additional medications - Synthroid (for her thyroid) and Metformin (to help reduce her blood sugar levels).  

I have long since believed that there is a point at which driving the cholesterol too low is problematic, which can affect other organ functions and alter body chemistries.  I reviewed her daily food intake and discussed how to get back to her heart-healthy nutrition plan.  I also recommended that she stop the Lipitor.   

In 12 weeks, her cholesterol came back to a more normal level of 217 with an LDL of 130.  Her thyroid, liver enzymes and blood sugars all normalized.  We created a plan to keep her cholesterol controlled with fish oil, Raw Nattokinase and Time-released Niacin.  She is feeling well and avoided 3 prescription medications!  Way to go Debbie!


Thanks to each of you who are joining in our on-going challenge to be able to say "I've Got Your Back..."  If you have a story that you would like to share, please send it to me.  ~ Kim Evans
SAVE THE DATE! ~ DECEMBER 4th, 11th, 18th, 2015

Join Dr. Peter Buecker

Come as you are, Leave as you choose to be
6:30-7:30 PM

continuing:  Friday evenings - December 4, 11, 18


Friday Evening Meditation:  Everyone is welcome!  Dr. Peter Buecker invites you...  Awaken to Possibility ~ For the perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend, join Dr. Pete for Friday Night Meditation.  This is a guided practice appropriate for any level of meditator, including beginners.  It is said that each person who awakens makes it that much easier for the next person to do so.  Awaken to your own possibility, and help the world in which we live awaken to hers.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.
SAVE THE DATE! ~ DECEMBER 9th & 23rd, 2015
6:30-7:30 PM
Dec 9:  Intro to Meditation 
Dec 23:  Q & A with Dr. B.

Dr. Pete's Wednesday Wellness Hour
will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.
Wednesday Wellness Hour - December 9th:  Intro to Meditation
Wednesday Wellness Hour - December 23rd:  Q & A with Dr. B.

Find peace, calm, and feel better within your body and life...
Saturdays 9:00-10:45 AM

December 5, 12, 19

Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being is a 6-week class that will help you find peace, calm, and feel better within your body and life.  The practices are simple, and their benefits are inarguably effective and long-lasting.   $169 ($149 early-bird rate)

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour, Friday Evening Meditation, or the Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being class series!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949
SAVE THE DATE! ~ DECEMBER 12th & 19th, 2015 & JANUARY 2nd, 2016

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor

Three special Workshops in December and January:

Saturdays, December 12th & 19th, January 2nd 1:00-2:30 PM  

The month of December is all about the Back with Yamuna®.  
Join this 3 part series focusing on your Low Back, Mid Back, and Upper Back.  
Give yourself the ultimate gift this season... The gift of sustainability.  The holiday season is full of demands and life is full of challenges.  Equip your wellness tool kit with Yamuna® Body Rolling.  This three part series is designed to target each level of the spine, improving alignment, awareness and space.  You are never too young or too old to take life's pattern out of your skeleton!  
Defy gravity and learn Yamuna®.  

The Practice of Yamuna®
The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join in and Celebrate the Spine with Yamuna!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  $25 each workshop/Equipment provided.  Bring your body!
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170  Register now, or...Walk-ins always welcome!
SAVE THE DATE! ~  Jumpstart! Group is now forming for the New Year!

Jumpstart Your Life!
Just in time for the Holidays! Fall in love with your life... and jump into a life that inspires you! 
Join Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist ~

The next Jumpstart! session will begin in January...
call Kimberly May for more info - 502.593.9017
or check out her website:

Do you have a goal or vision for your life that you've not reached or acted on?
Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart, create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?
It's time to Jumpstart Your Life and get going on your goals!

We will meet monthly to work on your vision and also have a monthly conference call to follow up and be in touch with the group.
     *Learn to listen to your heart/intuition
     *Get in touch with your passion and purpose
     *Create action steps to move forward on your dreams
     *Celebrate your success with the group
     *Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater joy and happiness

Kimberly May is founder of Inspire Wellness LLC, and a Life/Wellness Coach Specialist at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  She has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field, providing wellness coaching and leading wellness workshops for companies large and small.  Kimberly combines her corporate management background with her experience in wellness and coaching to help others to create better health, peace of mind, and greater performance.

"Kimberly is an inspiration, a powerful, positive re-enforcer, who has helped me grow spiritually.  She has boosted my confidence and helped me become mindful and learn how to love myself!" ~ Amanda O.

Jumpstart Your Life!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  Call Kimberly for details...
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, 502.593.9017
New Offering at IIM

SAVE THE DATE! ~ JANUARY 16th & 17th, 2016

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy

presented by
The  Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy
Two January Workshops:
Introduction to Healing Ministry (HTSM 101)
Saturday, January 16th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
& Introduction to Judeo-Christian Anointing (HTSM 102)
Sunday, January 17th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute - Holistic Life Healer, as she sponsors The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program (HTSM).  This is an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors.  The Healing Touch Program curriculum and teaching materials enhance the students learning experience and insure a consistent, informed and complete education in Healing Touch.  Our program teaches the sacred healing art that flows from the love and compassion we have for one another.  Our philosophy of caring forms the basis of our teaching - we are all instruments for the healing energies of God.  We promote the art of healing as well as the art of spiritual presence practiced by all those in a healing ministry/practice.

Jan 16:  Introduction to Healing Ministry
(HTSM 101) This one day course details the history of healing in Christianity with the opportunity to experience the laying-on of hands.  It presents related scriptures for healing work; history of healing in the Judeo-Christian path; role of centering and intention in healing work for centering and connecting to God.
Jan 17:   Introduction to Judeo-Christian Anointing (HTSM 102)  This one day course incorporates related Biblical scriptures for the use of essential oils for healing and wholeness; Christian rituals and traditions of anointing through history; how essential oils are healing for body/mind/soul; principles and practice of the laying on of hands with anointing and blessing of the senses.
Course Instructor:  Pat Springer  is a holistic nurse healer specialized in critical care, pediatrics, cardiology, and emergency room.  She holds certifications in Healing Touch as a practitioner from the Healing Touch Program, as a practitioner and instructor in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program, and as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist from the NAHA approved school taught by Rafael d'Angelo in Aurora, CO.  She maintains a private practice in which energy healing, prayer and anointing with oils is an integral part of care.  Professional memberships include:  Alliance for International Aromatherapy, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and American Holistic Nurses Association.

What is the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program?  The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program is an energy based therapeutic approach to health and healing built upon a Christian philosophy of caring. It integrates prayer, hands-on (energetic) healing and anointing with healing oils.  We offer a program that is multi-level based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Students may apply for a national certification at the completion of all of the coursework.  Designed within the nursing profession, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry has a spiritual focus that uses touch to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.  The program is open to everyone.  Who can benefit in taking a class?  Registered nurses in parish nursing, ministers in parish and pastoral ministries, chaplains and nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, massage therapists, counselors, and the lay community seeking to explore a healing ministry involving the laying on of hands. The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is a co-provider of nursing continuing education with the Healing Touch Program (HTP).  Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program Benefits:  CE's for Nurses and Massage Therapists available through the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Become an HTSM Certified Practitioner - Establish a credible healing presence in your community, church or institution.  Case manage clients in an on-going healing ministry - emphasizing prayer, energy healing and anointing.

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy for Introductions to Healing Ministry & Judeo-Christian Anointing!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:  $175/each course - $150/early bird registration; Discounts for full-time students, seniors, repeating applicants. Contact Yvonne for details.  CEU's Questions?  Contact Yvonne for details.
Contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373
SAVE THE DATE! Class forming now for early 2016!

Join Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy ~ Certified Therapist & Teacher
a 3-Day Seminar for Graduate Level Mental Health Clinicians and Graduate Students who are currently in a supervised clinical placement
This 3-Day Seminar is a prerequisite for all other AIT Seminars.   AIT BASICS provides everything you need to know to begin using AIT in your practice immediately.  Call Cynthia with questions, or for more information.

Advanced Integrative Therapy or AIT, is a dynamic and new in-depth energy psychology that begins from the premise that ALL upsetting events are traumas and are lodged within the body, mind and spirit.  Talking gives us insight into our issues, but often does too little to remove them.  AIT removes the energy within us that is made up of our particular responses to the incidents and patterns that hurt or upset us throughout our lives.  The healing is gentle, effective and complete... promoting psychological, physical and spiritual healing by treating not just the symptoms, but the originating causes of present day difficulties that fracture human wholeness.

AIT integrates the best established and proven psychotherapies, and then adds a new energy psychology element that is body-based. This simply and gently addresses and clears those aspects of the issue in the body, mind, and spirit.  In this way, the issue gets completely resolved!

Incorporate AIT into your therapeutic practice!
Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact: Cynthia Bowling for more information ~

"...Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting."
                                          ~ Unknown

JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
                   If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!


Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Holiday Schedule ~ Light Works Yoga Studio classes will continue through Friday, December 18th... and will resume Monday, January 4th
Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try...
Classes currently available Monday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health. 
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Fibromyalgia.

Mondays:  12noon-1:00 PM Core Strengthening
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:15 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:

Try an exploration coaching session with ~
Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
and get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with
Inspire Wellness!


You have nothing to lose and much to gain! Try an exploration coaching session to:
* Create greater life balance
* Increase your health and well-being
* Get unstuck
* Increase your productivity
* Clarify your goals
* Live the life of your dreams
* Discover your life purpose
* Increase your passion for life
* Whatever you want to move forward on

Join Kimberly ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
Check out my blog:

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Join me Friday, December 4th ~ 10:30-11:30 AM
... then classes will resume Friday, January 15th after the Holidays

Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.
Please join us as we continue to discover how to move more easily and know ourselves better!  The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  One participant said: "I have a herniated disc, but since I have been taking Dorothy's Awareness Through Movement classes, I have no lower back pain at all!  And I can sit cross legged tailor fashion for the first time since my knee replacement 7 years ago!"  Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary. 
Feldenkrais is for EVERY
BODY, young and old alike!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   Buy a 10-class pass - lasts for 4 months! / or drop-in for $13
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the month of DECEMBER!

Offering these special Saturday workshops:

CELEBRATE THE SPINE  ~ Saturdays, December 12th, 19th & January 2nd
1:00-2:30 PM
Join this 3 part series focusing on your Low Back, Mid Back, and Upper Back.  
Give yourself the ultimate gift this season... the gift of sustainability.   This 3 part series is designed to target each level of the spine, improving alignment, awareness and space.  You are never too young or too old to take life's pattern out of your skeleton!  Defy gravity and learn Yamuna®.  
December Special:  Each class $25/Equipment provided. Bring your body!

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join Melanie for Yamuna® Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
Mondays:  December 7th & 21st
6:30-8:30 PM

Non-denominational, open to all ~ this class invites you to engage "one-on-one" with your spirit self.

Each class will include:

a teaching talk on metaphysics - "meta" (the greek word for "beyond") and
"physic" (greek for "(knowledge) of nature");
a fifteen-to-twenty minute meditation;
and an opportunity for discussion after the meditation.
"Bring your consciousness toward working to combine spirit with the physical."
~ Victoria

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden

* Merry Christmas!  Massage special for December:  Friends & Family rate of $50.00 for 60-minute massage, and $55.00 for 60-minute Hot Stone massage.  Gift certificate available.   I can mail gift certificate to you or the lucky recipient of the massage.  ~ Betty {call or text} 502.295.6251

Healing Touch Community

with Betty Greaver,
level 3 HT Practitioner & Kristi Forrest, HTSM
Monday, December 28th  6:30-8:00 PM
(We meet the final Monday evening of each month-please join us!)

Please come to this meeting for practice, support and community with Healing Touch.
Kristi Forrest, HTSM and Betty Greaver, level 3 HT Practitioner, have formed a group to support and share.  "Kristi and I would like to meet and learn about all local practitioners.  Even if you can't come, please let us know about you!  And join us for our monthly share group when you can."

*INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL:  Would you like to Experience Healing Touch?
Call Betty to learn about Healing Touch and why you should have a free session. 
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, relaxing bodywork.  Research shows that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and can enhance the healing process.  Good for chronic back pain, headaches, recovery from anesthesia or other drugs, stimulating immune system and more.
Join Betty and Kristi for Healing Touch Community meetings at IIM or contact Betty about Healing Touch Sessions at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
'What is Holistic Nursing?' 
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

A holistic nurse often integrates alternative practices with conventional healthcare.  Holistic nurses view healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.

Next KYANA membership meeting:  February 17th, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM

Guest presenter:   Amy Guyton "Active Isolated Stretching" 7-8:00 PM
Location:  Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue, Louisville, 40206

Join KHNA for meetings or classes
Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:

"Giving without expectation leads to receiving without limitation."
                                          ~ Charles F. Glassman

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
Medical Qigong Classes 
with Beverly Byrum, RN
Mondays 10-11:30 AM/ 2-3:30 PM  

Medical Qigong ~
Improve health & balance ~ Increase strength, flexibility & concentration

What is it?
 "Qigong has been described as moving meditation.  Unlike some practices, healing effects may be felt soon after beginning consistent practice."  
Who can do it?  "Suitable for all ages and fitness levels... can be challenging or easy depending on students' abilities.  Excellent for elderly, handicapped, and those whose fitness level is low.  Healthy people can increase relaxation and flexibility, and help prevent problems before they get established."
How is it done?  "Qigong can be done standing, sitting, or lying down.  Involves slow movements and visualization.  No special clothing or equipment needed."

Teacher:  Beverly Byrum, RN
Certified Chi Lel® Qigong Instructor
Certificate in Neiyanggong Medical Qigong from Medical Qigong Training Base of State, Medical Management Bureau, Peoples' Republic of China
Student of Ooi Kean Hin in Qigong Therapist program from Island Zhineng Qigong Centre, Penang, Malaysia

Class times, cost & location:  Beverly Byrum's Qigong classes are held on Mondays 10-11:30 AM in the St. Matthews area, and Mondays 2-3:30 PM at the Heuser Hearing Institute, 117 E. Kentucky Street.  $12 per class.  Enroll at any time!

Find out more:  Beverly Byrum 502.897.6236
Compassionate Louisville
Community Town Hall Meeting 
at YMCA Safe Place
Monday, December 7th ~ 6-7:30 PM 

Everyone is welcome! Bring a Friend! No RSVP Required

 "Experience Compassion in action!  Each month we invite you on a pilgrimage to discover the city's often hidden compassion gems.  Once at the site, we will share the mission of the host organization, celebrate the newest organizations to have adopted a compassion resolution, share how Compassionate Louisville is encouraging compassionate activity, and provide a forum for you and others to share their compassionate actions."

"Support Safe Place's work by bringing donation items for their program participants:
warm gloves for 15 males and 20 females (warmth vs. fashion)
socks for men - white and black
socks for women - choice of colors
flashlights (extra batteries)"
Questions?  Contact Mary Sullivan 502.292.6154 or

Location:  YMCA Safe Place, 2400 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY  40217
Parking is behind the building.  Go one block beyond the building and turn right on Reed, and right on Bowman, and into the parking lot.

Winter Solstice Sacred Celebration
Monday, December 21st ~ 7-8:30 PM 

Everyone is welcome!

 "Join us for this evening of reflection, story and ceremony celebrating the longest of nights and our collective journey into the dark silence of winter."

Location:  Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook Street, Louisville, Main Sanctuary (fully accessible from College Street entrance)

Find out more:  
Favorite Holiday Recipes ~ 
December, 2015 

"Mmmmm... Here are two of my favorite Holiday recipes ~ I hope you will enjoy them and share them with your family & friends!
~ Kim Evans

Pumpkin Dip
8 oz. non-dairy (non hydrogenated oil/no high fructose corn syrup) Cool Whip (such as "Truwhip.")
1 - 3 oz. Tofutti (soy cream cheese)
1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
1 cup organic canned pumpkin
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Beat cream cheese and sugar ~ stir in pumpkin and spices.  Fold in cool whip.
Serve with your favorite seasonal fruit.

Stuffed Mushrooms
1-2 cartons of large mushrooms that can easily be stuffed.
1 pound chicken Italian sausage (Whole Foods is great and have both mild and hot)
1 8 oz. container of Tofutti (soy cream cheese)
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Seasoned salt and garlic pepper to taste

Clean and prepare mushrooms for stuffing.
Brown the chicken sausage and drain (if needed).  Pour into bowl with the tofutti.  It mixes easily when the chicken sausage is still warm.  Mix in the chopped parsley, 3-4 shakes of paprika, seasoned salt and garlic pepper.  You can also add about 1/4 cup of grated fresh Pamesan cheese to the mixture.

Spoon mixture into each mushroom.  Top them with fresh grated Pamesan cheese.
Cook on 400 for 10-15 minutes (or until mushrooms are done).

Enjoy!!!  This recipe comes from my dear friend Maggie Layne.  She was a nurse extraordinaire who bravely faced ovarian cancer.  I think of her fondly each Thanksgiving and Christmas when I make these mushrooms.
~ Kim 

Looking for other healthy ideas for your holiday meals?
Check out The PlantPure Nation Cookbook:

"The law of giving is very simple:
If you want joy, give joy.
If love is what you seek, offer love.
If you crave material affluence,
help others become prosperous."
                                     ~ Deepak Chopra

IIM ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ DECEMBER * 2015
Listing of Services & Website Link
IIM Quick Listing of Services ~ December * 2015

What is Integrative Medicine?  Integrative Medicine is a relatively new field of Medicine.  The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines it as "healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.  It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative."  Our approach is leading edge; it makes use of every available tool to set you on the path for optimal health.

Our Philosopy:  The practitioners of 205 Townepark Circle believe in helping people to achieve optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.  Our philosopy is to treat the whole person and to help and support you through many facets of your health and wellbeing.
As Hippocrates said:  "It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has". 

We are excited to partner in your care!
Quick Listing of Services:
Advanced Integrative Therapy
APO E Genetic Testing
Avalon LIght System
Breast Health Education
Educational Classes & Workshops
Stop Emotional Eating
Healing Touch
Indigo Biofeedback
Intentional Wellness Program
Lab Testing (including Advanced Lipid Profile)
Life Coaching
Lymphatic Drainage
Medical Massage
Oncology Massage
Meditation~Friday Evenings

Metaphysical Meditation
Nutraceutical Evaluations
Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Spiritual Healing
Vibe Session
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yoga Classes

Call us here at IIM!  502.253.4554  or email us at
End Notes & Quotes ~ December * 2015

"Oh cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration!  Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.

Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission.

Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.

Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again."
                       ~ The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
, from Joseph's Journey by Susan Rea Caldwell

Let us know if we may help you to

"Give AND Receive 'Til Your Heart's Content" as we embrace this holiday season!
                                                                                         ~ The Team at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40253
502.253.4554  or

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