Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           NOVEMBER 2017                    

Gratitude is a currency we can mint for ourselves...
and spend without fear of bankruptcy!
~ Fred DeWitt Van Amburgh

Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - NOVEMBER 2017
   Happy November!  How is it already November?  It seems that Mother Nature has played a cosmic joke on us.  The warm weather lasted a little later than previous years.  Now it feels like the Holiday Season has snuck right up on us.  It's a good time to practice breathing exercises, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to avoid the freneticism of the season.  This year at the family gatherings, make a conscious effort to really be present - to enjoy your family and all the Holiday events.

Our theme this month is a quote from Fred DeWitt Van Amburgh which states Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

In this month of Thanksgiving be grateful for all your blessings.  Enjoy the season and continue to make healthy choices for your body, mind and Spirit!


Kim Evans


"Upon waking, let your first thought be, Thank you." 
                             ~ Abraham-Hicks

This month at IIM - NOVEMBER 2017       IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

What we're reading now!

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
"Reflections from Dr. Sacks on what it means to live a good and worthwhile life.  Together, these 4 essays - which went viral when first published in the New York Times - form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life."

"My predominant feeling is one of gratitude.  I have loved and been loved.  I have been given much and I have given something in return.  Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privelege and adventure."  ~ Oliver Sacks
Learn more 

Let the gratitude in my heart spread to all life in the universe...
"Waking up this morning, I see the blue sky
I join my hands in thanks for the many wonders of life,
For having twenty-four brand new hours.
The sun is rising...
and so is my awareness."

  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, from Earth Prayers collection

Transforming Healthcare by Kim Evans ~ Now Available at IIM!          
Transforming Healthcare - Healing You, Me and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems  "Sooner or later, each of us will interact with healthcare systems whether for our families or ourselves.  Let's create systems that we each can be proud of and that we would feel confident and comforted to take our loved ones to for health and healing.  Let's transform our broken disease-care systems into models of true healing, caring, compassion and wellness.  The time has come to PREVENT disease instead of waiting until disease occurs."

Allow me to express my gratitude to everyone who has been so encouraging and supportive during the writing of this book! ~ Kim Evans

Available now at IIM - 502.253.4554 or


"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of Thanksgiving."     
                         ~ W.T. Pukiser


Health Tip
"Gratitude is a currency we can mint for ourselves... and spend without fear of bankruptcy!"
        ~ Fred DeWitt Van Amburgh

Kim Evans:
  Welcome to November!  Our theme this month is a quote from Fred DeWitt Van Amburgh ~ Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.  Be grateful for all that you are and all that you have.

Be grateful for your body.  It's served you well all these years.
From the mind perspective, being grateful for all that is in our lives is a powerful attractor for more good to come in.
And Spiritually, when we express gratitude, this is a wonderful way to make a conscious contact with our Higher selves which aligns us to our Spiritual purpose.

So be grateful - not only in this month of Thanksgiving, but every day that we're on this earth.

Here at IIM we are all so grateful for each and every one of you.

                  Kim Evans ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles!

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow..."     ~ Melody Beattie

Join IIM's Kim Evans & Betty Greaver -
Tuesday, November 28  6:00-7:00 PM
In Thanksgiving appreciation for our IIM patients...
this first VIBE Time session is complimentary
Continuing:  Dec 12 & 26

The QuantumPulse VIBE machine is used to promote and support general well-being.  "It's generally accepted that every atom in the universe has a frequency... The Vibrational Integrated Bio-photonic Energizer, or VIBE machine may support improving "vibrations" of the body's cells."  Join us and check it out!
Find out more:

Join Kim Evans & Betty Greaver, VIBE Time at IIM

Cost: Tues, Nov 28: complimentary; additional sessions: $8/session or $15/package of 3 vibe sessions
RSVP: call:
  IIM 502.253.4554 or call or text: Betty Greaver - 502.295.6251
SAVE THE DATE!  Healing Oils of the Bible at IIM

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy ~
Healing Oils of the Bible
Presented by The Transformation Institute

Saturday, December 2 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Over the past several years many people have been introduced to essential oils and are now beginning to understand the amazing health benefits.  However, essential oils have been around for years and are being studied by scientists for their many uses.  Many hospitals are using them to support cancer patients and those with other diseases.

Essential Oils have many benefits including helping us to connect to our divine source, deleting negative thoughts and helping our body come back into a state of harmony.  Essential oils are used to support emotional, physical and spiritual transformation.

These oils have been used for two thousand years and their benefits are well documented.  The Bible is full of references about essential oils as oils were used for anointing and holy incense.

Come and spend the afternoon with us to learn more about the 12 Healing Essential Oils of the Bible and their varied uses.  Samples will be provided and Healing Essential Oils will be available for purchase.  With Christmas being right around the corner, Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oils make useful and practical gifts for your friends and loved ones too!

Experience Healing Oils of the Bible with Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Registration Fee:   $20.00
To Register, contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy at 502.664.0373

"When we become aware of how blessed we truly are, miracles start to happen."
                                                       ~ Helen Barry

SAVE THE DATE! Yamuna Bone Health Study Group at IIM

Yamuna Bone Health Study Group

Melanie Tinsley & Kim Evans
Wednesday evening, December 6, 20 - 6:00 PM

for more information:  Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170 /
SAVE THE DATE! Meditation Class with Victoria Hayden at IIM


Victoria Hayden
Monday evening, December 11 - 6:30-8:30 PM

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.  $10 - love donation.
for more information:
SAVE THE DATE! Special Feldenkrais Playshop

Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

A Special Feldenkrais Playshop:
Breathing Through the Holidays

Wednesday, December 13  6:30-8:00 PM

Wishing you could "breeze through the holidays?"  Join Dorothy Henning and learn the Feldenkrais way to  " Breathe Through the Holidays!"

Join Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner- Feldenkrais Playshop: Breathing Through the Holidays
Cost: $25
Register: call or text - 502.240.7057
SAVE THE DATE!  Effiji Breathing Technique at IIM

Join Sarah Charmoli for...

Effiji Breath Workshop Series

Monday, December 18 - 6:30-8:30 PM

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.  It is an avenue to access the inner playground and feel into the deepest, most soulful and dynamic fibers of our being.  Come and experience a way to tangibly feel your energy, discover blocks and patterns that lie in the body, and all the inner workings that need attention.  Breath helps us to release the negative symptoms, restore proper alignment, and find the proper flow for living the most full and purposeful life.
Join Sarah Charmoli at IIM ~ Effiji Breath Workshop Series
Cost:  $35
Contact: 323.762.9720

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom."  ~ Marcel Proust


          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!

Light Works Yoga

with founder Angie Megibben, MEd., RYT-200

Wednesdays 9-10 AM:  Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays 6-7 PM: Restorative Yoga
Intimate setting, personal attention, small group therapeutic Yoga experience.

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) by appointment
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.


Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

with Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Fridays 10:30-11:30 AM
December  1 / 8  / 15 / 22 / 29  (no class on Nov 24)

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!
Next Special Feldenkrais Playshop: "Breathing Through the Holidays"
Wednesday, Dec 13 6:30-8:00 PM

Try your first class FREE!  Just bring yourself and an exercise mat.


Kimberly Ann May, founder
Inspire Wellness ~ Go from tired to inspired!
Wellness Coaching Specialist
Certified Life/Wellness Coach
Havening Techniques Practitioner
Liscensed HeartMath Provider

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!

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!
Or call to learn more about Havening Techniques...


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

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

AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment...

we will identify, treat, clear & replace traumas with positive reconnection!

Learn more about AIT:

call for appointments:


                "Make it a habit to tell people thank you. 
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you... Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."    ~ Ralph Marston


Jerry Scott, Holistic Care
Certified Health Coach/Nutrition Counseling/Biofeedback

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

Massage Appointments &
Meditation for Health Concerns

with Betty Greaver  RN, LMT

November & December: Therapeutic Massage,
Meditation for Health Concerns, Nutrition,
Breast Cancer Awareness... all at IIM!

Massage:  Call for appointment!
VIBE Time: Tuesday, November 28  6:00 PM

call or text me: 502.295.6251

Melanie Tinsley, RN, BS
Certified Yamuna Instructor

Yamuna Body Rolling

Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork...
Get your life back! Meet with Melanie one on one or in a class.

Learn more about Yamuna:

Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
Holistic Life Healer

The Transformation Institute
Healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit

Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils, Christian Spiritual Counseling.

call for appointments:
Also, special workshop: Healing Oils of the Bible  December 2 - 12 Noon - 4:00 PM

"No amount of regret changes the past.  No amount of anxiety changes the future.  But any amount of gratitude changes the present."
           ~ found on Pinterest

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
Light Up Louisville
Friday, November 24th, 2017

Light Up Louisville has been a tradition for more than 3 decades for thousands of residents and visitors to our city.  Heading into its 37th year, Light Up Louisville will serve as a kickoff celebration to Louisville's Holiday in the City.  H
eld the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of Santa Claus who will help Mayor Fischer illuminate downtown Louisville.  Family fun! 

Find out more:
  Light Up Louisville

Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association
Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses ~ Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, November 21  6:30-8:00 PM

  Fante's Coffee Shop, 2501 Grinstead Drive, Louisville 40206
An Evening of Holistic Sharing:  Come share a holistic idea or a modality or come to share a self-care experience.
Fante's has nice beverages and some local food selections to snack on too if you like, in a relaxing atmosphere.  We will be in their meeting room.  Hope to see you  ~ bring a friend!

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."

find out more
: about the KHNA mission, membership, events and more on the Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association facebook page!
Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group
Join us and you'll see that ~ " we know where you're coming from..."

Meetings:  4th Wednesday - each month:
Wednesday, November 22  6-8 PM
"The best way to understand fibromyalgia (FM) 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 "

Who Are We?
"Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group is comprised of Fibromyalgia and chronic pain survivors who are often misunderstood.  We're mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, seniors, teenagers and adolescents.  Fibromyalgia doesn't discriminate.  Our organization is recognized nationally as a husband-and-wife team offering educational support for those suffering from Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and those who care for them.  Our organization is made up of volunteers who are patients or caregivers and understand your questions and needs." 
~ Sabrina Numann, Founder

Location:  St. Matthews Govt Bldg, 3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, 2nd floor meeting room
find out more

INWAVE Restaurant & Juice Bar

Now Open!

A favorite for Kim Evans, INWAVE Restaurant & Juice Bar has a wonderful mission:
"to provide the local community a healthy, nourishing & quality plant-based dining experience, within a nature based environment."
Added bonus ~ Kamlesh Dave, MD, owner, has agreed to offer a 10% discount for anyone who says that they heard about INWAVE from IIM!

Location: 10310 Shelbyville Road, Louisville 40223
502.916.2177  Hours: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM


"Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations.  Start bringing your gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful."      ~ Marelisa Fabrega
Let us know if we may help you as you "mint your own gratitude" this month!
~ The Team at IIM

Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or

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