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Love is a Verb ~ Take Action!
Greetings & Notes from Kim Evans ~ February 2018

Welcome to February ~ 2018! Our theme this month is Love is a Verb... Take Action!! Great time to think about increasing your love and light in this world.  It's time to let your light shine!  Don't hide your light under a bushel basket - there's enough darkness in the world right now.  Here are ways you can take action and spread your love:
      *  First, think of ways to love and appreciate YOURSELF!!!!  So often we put ourselves last.  Treat yourself.  Remember the airline rule - you have to put your own oxygen mask on FIRST before you can help another.  Go get that massage you've wanted - or a facial, or do that yoga class.  Even have a piece of dark chocolate!
      *  Smile more - just a simple smile raises your vibration and increases your love inwardly and outwardly.
      *  Compliment your family members or co-workers - A genuine heartfelt compliment not only makes the other feel good, it increases your own gratitude, appreciation and loving energy.  A random act of kindness does this too!

Our Practitioner of the Month is Kimberly May.  She is the epitome of "love in action."  Kimberly has recently become certified in Havening Touch which is an incredible method to help reduce and/or alleviate the impact of stress from traumatic events that have happened in our lives.  Treat yourself to a Havening or HeartMath session with Kimberly this month.  You'll be so glad you did!

So remember - Love is a Verb... Take Action!  Have a great heartfelt month.

~Love, Kim

"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."

~ Anthony J. D'Angelo
This Month at IIM ~ February 2018
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM...
Wednesday, February 21
& Vasolab (Carotid Artery) Testing at IIM:
Wednesday, February 21 9:00-2:00 
We still have 15-minute appointments available for the carotid artery testing... give us a call to schedule: 502.253.4554
Carotid Artery-IMT Screening ~  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at IIM
What is C-IMT?  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.  $165 includes screening and a results consult.  FSA/HSA eligible expenses.  Schedule your visit for Wednesday, February 21st!  We still have 15-minute appointments available for the Carotid artery testing...  502.253.4554.
Find out moreVasolabs Carotid Artery Screening
Cynthia's Note ~
Speaking of heart health... please give me a call if you are planning to have labs drawn to "check your numbers" this spring... I would also be happy to help you book your Vasolab screening this month!

~Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager
What we are reading now...
A Deep Breath of Life
Daily Inspiration for Heart-Centered Living
by Dr. Alan Cohen
Daily thoughts, stories & reflections that mirror Alan Cohen's heartfelt philosophies about life, love, & interpersonal relationships.
A Deep Breath of Life has been a treasure for many years.  My day begins with reading a page from this wonderful book.  ~ Louise L. Hay

Read the book!
IIM Health Tip of the Month ~ February 2018
Health Tip Notes with Kim Evans...
Embracing wellness in February!

Recently I was plagued with an upper respiratory/bronchial infection.  Boy was I happy to have Viraclear, Viracid, high dose Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Berberine Complex, Sinus Blend and Black Radish/Parsley.  One of my colleagues suggested doing a nasal rinse.  I've tried to use a Neti pot previously but I must admit, I've struggled with this.  It has always felt like I'm gagging and am going to drown when I used a Neti pot.  She suggested getting a Nasaline irrigation system, which includes a large syringe with a soft rubber tip that you insert into your nose.  I found this at Rainbow Blossom.  This was much easier for me than using a Neti pot.  My colleague also suggested opening a Berberine Complex capsule and mixing this into the salt/saline solution to irrigate the nasal passages.  This worked amazingly well.  In fact, I feel this is what finally helped me turn the corner to get rid of the lingering bacteria/virus.  Give us a call if you have any questions about this!

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~ Confucius
Practitioner of the Month at IIM ~ February 2018
Kimberly Ann May, Founder ~ Inspire Wellness
Wellness Coaching Specialist - Licensed HeartMath Provider
- Certified Havening Practitioner
Working with individuals & groups ~ Inspiring what is possible and making it happen...
502.593.9017 / Inspire Wellness website  /
We've asked Kimberly May to tell us a bit about her work with clients as it relates to our theme this month..." Love is a verb ~ take action!"

So, Kimberly, how does the work you do with your clients relate to this month's theme?
I help people learn to get still and quiet so that they can calm down and hear their inner voice... and then take the next best step and experience greater joy, love, and gratitude.

And if someone comes to an appointment with you, what might they expect?
It could depend on why a client is coming in... I offer the Havening Technique, Life Coaching, HeartMath... but in a HeartMath session together, we use the Inner Balance software system to show you that your body is "in the zone."  I will teach you tools to create an Inner Balance and greater peace in your life.

If you would like more peace in your heart, personal coaching, or help with healthy living... join Kimberly May this month and receive inspiration toward your own wellness!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

~ Helen Keller
I've Got Your Back ~ February 2018
I've Got Your Back right here at IIM!
As healthcare becomes more and more challenging, many, (including providers) are less satisfied with the current system.  This has resulted in more and more people seeking an integrative approach.  In an effort to meet an increased demand at our office and not compromise our practice standards, I have 3 new nurses helping me.
Betty Greaver, who many of you know from our office, is helping me on Wednesdays.  Betty is an RN and massage therapist who is also certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Robin Schmalz is a nurse who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is helping me on Thursdays.  She is passionate about integrative medicine and holistic nursing.
Kim Spahn is a nurse practitioner who is a nurse entrepreneur with her own consulting company, and a vision for integrative healthcare that echoes my own.
I am thrilled to have help so that we can expand our services here at IIM... These nurses certainly have my back! 

~ Kim Evans

"In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed."

~ Khalil Gibran
Save the Date! ~ February 2018
this month! ~ FEBRUARY 2018

Join in the classes and meetings that are on-going and open to drop-ins...

or, if you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!
Check out these recommendations for events that are worth adding to your calendar!
Mark your calendars now!!!  We have great news!  There are two exciting conferences that will be happening later this year. 

First, the American Holistic Nurses Association will be holding a regional conference at the Kavanaugh Center in Crestwood on Friday, September 14, 2018.  Nursing contact hours will be offered.  The conference theme is "Holistic Self-Care:  Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care."  I will be doing the endnote talk entitled:  Resilience & Joy in the Journey.  Treat yourself to this exciting seminar!  Watch future newsletters for more information. 

The second conference will be sponsored by the Kentucky Nurses Association.  This year they want their summit theme to be on 'the healthy nurse.'  The conference will be held on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.  The theme of this conference is Reclaim Nursing:  Heal, Empower, Inspire.  The subtheme for Thursday is Transforming Ourselves and the subtheme for Friday is Transforming Healthcare.

I hope you all can attend both of these conferences this year!!  Exciting time for nurses and anyone interested in holistic health in Kentucky!!  ~ Kim Evans
American Holistic Nurses Association  /  Kentucky Nurses Association
Havening Happens Here at IIM!
Join Kimberly May, Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner
All February long ~ by appointment
Using Havening Techniques to move forward in life, dissolve toxic stress, boost positivity and resilience, create a life of fulfillment and freedom...
Havening is a break-through method which alters the brain landscape to permanently remove the negative effects of trauma, stress, and stuck emotions. This simple process uses the power of touch, attention and imagination to heal emotional (and often, physical) pain that has seemed unresolvable.
Contact: Kimberly May 502.593.9017
Light Works Yoga Classes
with founder Angie Megibben
Wednesday mornings - 9:00-10:00 AM:
Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursday evenings - 6:00-7:00 PM:
Restorative Yoga
Intimate setting, personal attention, small group therapeutic Yoga experience.
Contact: Angie Megibben, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga facebook page
This month, read Kim Evans' book ~
Transforming Healthcare
Healing You, Me, and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems
Talk about love and taking action...

Available at the IIM office ~ call to reserve your signed copy today!

Melanie Tinsley & Kim Evans ~
Yamuna Bone Health Study Group
Wednesday, February 21 6:00 PM ~ IIM
Using Yamuna Body Rolling practice to strengthen the bones of the body!
This year ~ get your life back! Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork... Individual appointments available.

Contact: Melanie Tinsley, RN, BS
Certified Yamuna Instructor
Join Victoria Hayden at IIM ~
Metaphysical/Meditation Class
Monday, February 12 6:30-8:30 PM ~ IIM

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 individual & group clairvoyant readings for 25 years.
All are welcomed.
Cost: $10 ~ love donation
Contact: Victoria Hayden
Join Betty Greaver ~
After Cancer Care Class
Monday, February 26 6:00-7:30 PM ~ IIM

Have you been told "go back to your life?"  What does that mean?  How do I do that?
You will learn 5 facts about recent research to decrease your risk of cancer.
You will learn 5 lifestyle changes to improve your life to decrease your risk of cancer recurrence:
Nutrition/Exercise/Meditation & Relaxation/Avoiding toxins in your life/
Finding your balance.

Cost:  $20 / $30 for 2 ~
cash or check at the door
For more information or to RSVP:
Betty Greaver, RN, LMT
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes
with Dorothy Henning, GCFP
Friday mornings: 10:30-11:30 AM
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! Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently! No experience necessary - Feldenkrais is for EVERYBODY, young and old alike!
Contact: Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Join Dorothy Henning for...
Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25
@ Glassworks in downtown Louisville
Strengthen & become more aware of all the ways we are affected by the pelvic floor ... also very helpful with continence.
Contact Dorothy for more information about how this workshop might be right for you.
Cost: $110
Contact: Dorothy Henning, GCFP 502.240.7057
Join Betty Greaver, RN, LMT ~
Hot Stone Massage Here at IIM!
All month long ~ by appointment.
Nothing feels better in this cold weather!

Cost: $70/One hour
Contact: Betty Greaver, RN, LMT
Join Sarah Charmoli at IIM ~
Effiji Breath Workshop
Coming to IIM in March...
Effiji Breath Work is a therapeutic process that is meant to be used as a tool to access parts of oneself that aren't apparent or easy to get to on the surface... Come and experience a way to tangibly feel your energy, discover blocks and patterns that lie in the body... Breath helps us to release the negative symptoms, restore proper alignment and find the proper flow for living the most full and purposeful life.
Cost: $35
Contact: Sarah Charmoli 323.762.9720

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

~ Carl Jung
Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy at IIM ~
Holistic Life Healer
The Transformation Institute
Healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit

All month long at IIM ~
call for an appointment to schedule your Healing Session...
Holistic Healing Sessions include: Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils, Christian Spiritual Counseling.

Contact: Rev. Yvonne McCoy, M.Div., BCC
Join Jerry Scott at IIM ~
Holistic Care
Certified Health Coach/Biofeedback & Nutrition Counseling
All month long at IIM ~
call for your appointment.

The Indigo Biofeedback System helps manage & retrain stress patterns, empowering you to make lifestyle changes to support overall health & wellbeing.

Contact: Jerry Scott
Join Cynthia Bowling, LCSW at IIM ~
Advanced Integrative Therapy
~ Certified Therapist & Teacher

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

All month long at IIM ~
by appointment... Let the healing begin!
AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment... we will identify, treat, clear & replace traumas with positive reconnection!
Learn more about AIT...

Contact: Cynthia Bowling, LCSW

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

~ John Muir
In Our Community and beyond! ~ February 2018
February is Heart Health Awareness Month...
"February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your care provider to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives..."
find out more: heart awareness month
Have a Heart/Make a Heart
Saturday, February 10th ~ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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2722 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville 40206  502.897.7319
find out more:

Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
Check out our Facebook page...
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion... often integrating alternative practices with conventional healthcare... and viewing healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.
find out more: KHNA facebook page

Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group
Join us and you'll see that ~
" we know where you're coming from..."
We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month...
Next Meeting:
Wednesday February 28 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: St. Matthews Library Bldg, 2nd floor
"The best way to understand fibromyalgia pain is to join us at our meetings, browse the files on our website for the latest research and talk to our members." ~ Sabrina Numann, Founder
find out more: Kentuckiana fibromyalgia
End Notes & Quotes! ~ February 2018
Let us know if we may partner with you this year as you and your heart come together to express love by taking action!
~ The Practioners at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at the Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243

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