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           FEBRUARY 2017                    

 
Getting to the Heart of the Matter... Body, Mind, Spirit!
 
 
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - FEBRUARY 2017!
     
Happy February!  Happy Heart Month.  It's a great month to think about spreading your love and light.  The world can use a little (or a lot) of love right now!  Do your part and open your heart to love, joy, peace and understanding.

We have lots of great things happening this month!  Kimberly May and I attended a powerful workshop this past weekend on Havening Technique.  Havening is a break-through method which alters the brain landscape to permanently remove the negative effects of trauma, stress and stuck emotions.  This gentle process uses the power of touch, attention and imagination to heal emotional (and often, physical) pain that has seemed unresolvable.  We're excited to share this with you in the coming year... Look for future news about a practice group we will be starting, and you can come and experience Havening Technique for yourself as we develop our skills.

Kimberly May, joined by Betty Greaver, will be leading a new Healthy Lifestyle Group.  These group sessions will offer nutrition counseling, coaching to keep you on track, body composition analysis, as well as helping you with emotional eating, food logs and mindfulness.  You may choose a morning session beginning on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 or an evening session beginning on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30.  Give Kimberly May a call for more details:  502.593.9017 or email inspirewell@gmail.com.

Dorothy Henning is offering a Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop for Women on February 11th and 12th from 2:00 to 5:00.  Contact Dorothy for more details:  502.240.7057 or contact@dorothyhenning.com.

Betty Greaver is also offering her class, Meditation, Mindfulness & Relaxation on the evening of February 27th - 6:00-7:30 at IIM.  Give her a call 502.295.6251 or email  bgreaver@gmail.com.



Enjoy your Valentine's Day and continue to spread your love, joy, peace and understanding.
We hope to see you soon at IIM!

Love,
Kim Evans

 





"What a joy, to travel the way of the heart."

                                                                 ~ Rumi

 
THIS MONTH AT IIM ~ FEBRUARY * 2017
This month at IIM - FEBRUARY 2017            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?


Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, February 8th & 15th
& Wednesday, March15th
& Vasolab (carotid artery check) April 2017





Just a reminder:
 
Are you interested in Labwork this year?  Give us a call to schedule your appointment at one of our bi-monthly dates here at IIM... (or to a lab service center near you) and remember, if your health insurance provider has changed, please let us know the week prior to your labs draw, so our paperwork will be complete!
502.253.4554
   ~ Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager


What we're reading now:

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers...
the acclaimed guide to stress, stress-related diseases, and coping by Robert M. Sapolsky

"Combines cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice to explain how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions.  This third edition, which features new chapters on sleep disorders and addictions as well as gender differences, anxiety, weight gain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and stress management, is richer than ever with insights into how the nervous system responds to stress and how those responses can be controlled."

Learn how to identify and manage your stressors with a fresh perspective in order to decrease the dis-ease that's commonly experienced...  ~ Kim Evans

Find out more:  why zebras don't get ulcers
 
IIM HEALTH TIP OF THE MONTH ~ FEBRUARY * 2017

Health Tip:

Welcome to February.  Our theme this month is "Getting to the Heart of the Matter!"  We're continuing the pattern we started last month by discussing our theme from all 3 perspectives ~ Body, Mind and Spirit.

Kim Evans:  First, let's look at the Heart.  It's so important to "Know your numbers!"  Heart disease is a silent disease so it's important to have your cholesterol numbers tested.  Is your total cholesterol under 200?  Is your LDL under 100?  If not, and especially if you have heart disease in your family, have an advanced lipid panel run.  Did you know there are over 13 different types of LDL, the bad cholesterol?  It's important to make sure your small dense LDL are a low percentage, otherwise there is an increased risk of developing plaque and inflammation in your arteries.  If you haven't tested your cholesterol in the last year, give us a call so we can get to the heart of your physical health to keep your heart strong and healthy.

Kimberly May:  Next, let's look at the emotional heart.  This is where we feel love and give love.  There are more emotional messages that go from the heart to the brain than from the brain to the heart.  Think of the heart as our "feeling organ."  You can expand the positive emotions of the heart with a practice called HeartMath.  Simply put your hand on your heart.  Now activate a feeling of Love... 

Kim Evans:  Finally the Spirit perspective ~ The heart is the seat of the soul.  It is literally our "God connection."  The heart connects our Spiritual and human nature.  It is through love that we actualize God.  In this way love is a noun and a verb.  Love is Manifestation of God.

So know your numbers, expand your positive emotions through HeartMath, and have a conscious contact with God ~ Body, Mind and Spirit.  And if you need help getting to the heart of these matters, give us a call!

*Please check our mid-month Newsletter for our February HEALTH TIP VIDEO.


  Kim Evans ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~ info@integrativemedicine4u.com
 


Bonus Health Tip:

Orthomolecular introduced a new product to us last month called Bergamot BPF.  Bergamot Bioactive Polyphenolic Fractions (BPF) contains a powerful and unique array of cholesterol-balancing and cardio-protective polyphenolic flavonoids.  Clinical research is showing that BPF helps maintain healthy total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglyceride (TRI) levels.  BPF also provides antioxidant and inflammatory-balancing properties to help preserve coronary arteries.

The American Heart Association reminds us that 50% of men and 64% of women who die suddenly from Coronary Vascular Disease have no previous symptoms.  Early detection of plaque formation is crucial for proper treatment.  The Vasolab test that we offer in our office (April 2017) measures how much plaque (if any) is present, how thick the lining of your carotid artery is and if there is any impedance to the blood flow to your brain.

Consider having the Vasolab test done to measure the health of your carotid arteries.  If any issues are present, we can help set up a customized plan for you to achieve your optimal heart health.  It just might include Bergamot!


  Kim Evans ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~ info@integrativemedicine4u.com
 
IIM PRACTITIONER OF THE MONTH ~ FEBRUARY * 2017
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness
   Realign with your heart and ignite your passion for life!

    The fact is you can't eliminate stress from your life.  The good news is you can learn how to manage and reverse the damage it can cause and realign with your heart to focus on what matters most to you.  The Revitalize You! program provides simple, practical tools and techniques to reduce your stress, increase your vitality and improve your health and well-being.

This focused and practical program combines personalized coaching and a detailed practice plan to meet your personal objectives.
What you will learn:
  *To understand the relationship between emotions, stress, performance and health.
  *To recognize and disengage from the negative impact stress has on your body and mind.
  *To become skilled at the foundational techniques in the HeartMath System.
  *To restore nervous system health.
  *To increase resilience, vitality and feel better more often.
  *To achieve clearer perspectives in difficult situations.
  *To revitalize relationships.

Be inspired to reach a higher level of performance through a combination of holistic, leading edge coaching and training techniques.  Rewire your brain to respond to stress differently.  Identify how to best move forward personally and professionally.  Get ready, be inspired to reach new heights and feel your best! 

                                                Give me a call and let's get started: 
                       Kimberly May 502.593.9017  inspirewell@gmail.com  www.inspirewellness.net 
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Kimberly May ~ Licensed HeartMath Provider, Life & Wellness Coaching Specialist, Speaker & Workshop Leader,
               Consultant and Energy Healing Specialist... I help individuals and businesses to thrive!


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Love Song

Just pick up the pen
Pick up the inspiration
Pick up the words
Capture the moment
See the mist as the clouds covering your heart roll back
Beauty unfolds
Knowingness is revealed
Open the gate of your heart further
Let love in at the deepest level
Feel the expansion of the universe
Pull away the cobwebs
Let your inner light shine through your heart to mend the brokenness
You can love again
Dance in the rain
Let go of the pain
Be your unguarded self, it's enough
Trust love
Trust your heart
Never be apart from its source that gives us life
Give up the strife
Love calls us to go up to our highest calling on the big stage to
sing a love song for the whole world to hear!
~ Kimberly May

Inspire Wellness ~ Wellness Coaching Specialist ~ 502.593.9017 ~ www.inspirewellness.net
www.integratiovemedicine4u.com ~ check out my blog  http://www.inspirewellness.net/blog-2/

 
I'VE GOT YOUR BACK ~ FEBRUARY * 2017
 
I've Got Your Back ~ February * 2017

In honor of February and the month of love, I thought it would be fun to listen to your favorite love song to help spread some love!  The world could use a little more love right now.  Here are some of our favorites:

* What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love   Jackie DeShannon
* Best of My Love                                                    The Emotions
* Love Will Keep Us Alive                                        The Eagles
* How Deep is Your Love                                         The Bee Gees
* Can You Feel the Love Tonight                             Elton John
* Greatest Love of All                                             Whitney Houston
* All For Love                                                          Sting, Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams
* Because You Loved Me                                         Celine Dion
* The Power of Love                                               Huey Lewis
* Faithfully                                                             Journey
* Just You 'N'a Me                                                  Chicago
* My Love                                                                Paul McCartney and Wings 
* Our Love                                                              Natalie Cole
* I Go Crazy                                                            Paul Davis
* Soul Provider                                                       Michael Bolton
* My Love                                                               Lionel Richie
* Dreamin'                                                              Vanessa Williams
* The Closer I Get to You                                       Luther Vandross * Beyonce, or Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway




Enjoy "getting to the heart of the matter" by listening to your favorite love song!

~ Kim Evans
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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
 



"Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much."

                                                                 ~ Daphine Rose Kingma

 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ FEBRUARY * 2017 ~ Get to the Heart of the Matter ~ Body, Mind & Spirit!
SAVE THE DATE!  February 9th ~ 12th

"I highly recommend this!  One of the most profoundly transforming programs I have participated in..."  ~ Kim Evans

ISHA
- Inner Engineering Program

Thursday, February 9th ~ Sunday, February 12th
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within

What is Inner Engineering?
"Inner Engineering is a method, a tool to engineer a deep and lasting personal transformation.  The course is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of wellbeing - from body, mind and emotion to the fundamental energy within us." 

                                                   Get to the heart of the matter...
Increased mental clarity...Enhanced energy levels...Prevailing sense of peace and joy...Reduction of stress...

Join this ISHA Inner Engineering Program!
Cost:  $325
Location:  St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Contact:
  https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/#register  Louisville@IshaUSA.org   502.882.0058
 
SAVE THE DATE!  February 11th & 12th

Join Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

at IIM for a
Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop for Women

  
Saturday & Sunday, February 11th & 12th  2:00-5:00 PM

"The pelvic floor is a part of the body you seldom give much thought to until you experience a problem related to it, such as incontinence or lower back pain.  However, the pelvic floor is involved in many life functions, such as digestion, elimination, reproduction, breathing and balance.  So even if you don't have a special issue related to the pelvic floor, understanding its role and encouraging its healthy function can contribute to your well-being in all these areas. 
Recent studies have shown that working with the muscles of the pelvic floor can improve its function.  The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education uses easy to do gentle exercises to increase your awareness, and finally, your strength of the pelvic floor."
  


Contact:  Dorothy Henning  502.240.7057  or  contact@dorothyhenning.com
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat...                        
& please register in advance, as space is limited.

 
*NEW! SAVE THE DATE!  February 14th or 15th

Get to the heart of the matter...
Healthy Lifestyle Group
with Kimberly May and Betty Greaver

Starting Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 AM or
Starting Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30 PM


These group sessions will offer nutrition counseling, coaching to keep you on track, body compositional analysis, as well as help you with emotional eating, food logs, and mindfulness.  Choose morning or evening sessions... $45/month.
No time like the present!  Join us this month as we kick off our new Healthy Lifestyle Group!



Join Kimberly May at IIM & Renew your commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle!
Cost:  $45 / Month
Contact:
 Kimberly May 502.593.9017  inspirewell@gmail.com
 
SAVE THE DATE! February 13th

Metaphysical/Meditation

with Victoria Hayden
at IIM on
Monday evening, February 13th - 6:30-8:30 PM
             Continuing 2017:  March 13, April 10, May 8


Learn how to work with energy, develop your spiritual awareness, to let go of stress and worry, and to find your path in life.  Victoria studied metaphysics under the guidance of Rev. Ann Lawes & Rev. Jessie Morgan for over 25 years, holds certification in Reiki I & II, and has been doing clairvoyant readings for 25 years.  
All are welcomed.


Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
Contact:
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden  vlhayden1@gmail.com
 
SAVE THE DATE!  February 27th, March 27th

Join Betty Greaver RN, LMT - Holistic Health Coach

Take Charge of your Health & Life!
Class Series at IIM

February 27th, March 27th:  Take one  or both classes!

Monday evening, February 27th - 6:00-7:00 PM at IIM
  Meditation, Mindfulness & Relaxation ~ Learn to take charge of your health. This class provides information, handouts & a short practice.  Text or email me with questions...

Upcoming class:  Monday evening, March 27th - 6:00-7:00 PM at IIM
    Get Toxins Out of your Internal & External Environment. ~ Let's talk about toxins in your internal & home environment... How to clean out your kitchen & home... Recognize toxins in personal products.

                      Get to the heart of the matter... give me a call & let's get on the path together!


Join Betty Greaver & Take Charge of Your Health & Life!

Cost:  Single class: $30 - payable at class (cash or check)
Contact:
   Betty Greaver  bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
 


JOIN OUR IIM PRACTITIONERS this month!
 ~
FEBRUARY * 2017
          There are classes and meetings that are on-going and open to drop-ins...
           or, If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!
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GIVE THIS A TRY!
Go from tired to inspired!
with Kimberly May, Certified Life/Wellness Coach





verb
                                       1. 
fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  " his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin writing" synonyms:  stimulate, motivate, encourage, influence rouse, move, stir, energize, galvanize, incite
                                                                              2. 
breathe in (air); inhale.  To breathe life into.

Go from tired to inspired!  Try Life and Wellness Coaching with Inspire Wellness.  Life coaching is designed to help you create the future you desire and then have someone hold you accountable to take action steps in that direction.  Learn step by step how to listen to your heart to live the life you want to live!

Be inspired to move forward personally and professionally  Rewire your brain to respond to stress differently
     *  Increase your intuition      Experience greater joy, health and peace      Get in touch with your purpose
                              *  Be your authentic self     Work from a calm centered place

Ask about a complementary Life and Wellness Coaching session to get started today!

Join Kimberly ~ Life & Wellness Coaching Session at IIM
Contact:  Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
               502.593.9017 Check this out: www.inspirewellness.net
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GIVE THIS A TRY! 

Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy - Certified Therapist & Teacher

Individual, Family and Couples Therapy - Children, Adolescents & Adults

AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment...
  aitherapy.org
Join Cynthia ~ AIT Session at IIM
Contact:  Cynthia Bowling, LCSW  502.553.9843  cynthiabowling@me.com
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GIVE THIS A TRY! 
  Jerry Scott, Holistic Practitioner  HOLISTIC CARE
Certified Health Coach/Nutrition Counseling/Biofeedback


The Indigo Biofeedback System helps manage and retrain stress patterns... empowering you to make lifestyle changes to support overall health and well-being...

Join Jerry ~ Biofeedback Session at IIM
Contact:  Jerry Scott, Holistic Care  502.797.6618  holistictreatment033@gmail.com
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JOIN IN! 
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200


Wednesdays:
  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) Tuesdays & Thursdays
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.

Join Angie ~ Light Works
Yoga & JSJ at IIM

Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
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JOIN IN!

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner


Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress...

Fridays: February 10, 17, 24 
10:30-11:30 AM Feldenkrais Class  " Awareness Through Movement"    
Also:  Special Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop February 11th & 12th

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM - Try first class FREE!

Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057
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GIVE THIS A TRY!

Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Christian Spiritual Director,
Life Coach, Retreat/Conference Educator

Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
The Transformation Insititute ~ Holistic Life Healer
Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils and Christian Spiritual Counseling. 
Come and experience holistic healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.


Join Yvonne for Holistic Life Healing Sessions at IIM

Contact:   Yvonne McCoy for an appointment -  502.664.0373   www.holisticlifehealer.com
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GIVE THIS A TRY!


Therapeutic Massage...for a Healthier YOU!

Nancy Langan, BS, LMT
LANGAN MASSAGE THERAPEUTICS

Stress and Pain Relief


Give Nancy a call to set up your therapeutic massage appointment...
Join Nancy for Therapeutic Massage Sessions at IIM
Contact:   Nancy Langan -  502.744.4777 email: NTLangan@gmail.com   www.HeartHands.org
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GIVE THIS A TRY!

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

Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork... When you experience constant pain, your sense of wellbeing, your ability to focus, and your hope start to fade.  Get your life back by realigning your bones, stimulating bone-tendon connection, and diminishing chronic issues like scoliosis, TMJ, back pain, and more, all with small Yamuna balls!  Realign and start healing today!    www.yamunausa.com
Join Melanie for Yamuna® Body Rolling at IIM

Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
 




"I could hear my heart beating, could hear everyone's heart, could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark."

                                                                 ~ Raymond Carver

 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ FEBRUARY * 2017
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
                            
                           Honor your heart...
               FEBRUARY ~ AMERICAN HEART MONTH

"The American Heart Association
wants to help everyone live longer, healthier lives so they can enjoy all of life's precious moments.  And we know that starts with taking care of your health.  American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends, and communities involved.
Together, we can build a culture of health where making the healthy choice is the easy choice.  Why?  Because Life is why."


Find out more:  American Heart Association - Heart Month News
END NOTES & QUOTES! ~ FEBRUARY * 2017
 



"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."
                                                              ~ Helen Keller




Let us know if there is anything we may do this month to help you get to the heart of the matter!   The Team at IIM
 
Regards,
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or info@integrativemedicine4u.com
Website:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com



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