A Catalyst for Calm
Coronavirus as a Catalyst for Calm:
A Beyond My Battle Podcast – Episode 4
Beyond My Battle has created a special podcast to support you through the many changes & emotional challenges the coronavirus pandemic brings, especially since pre-existing health conditions, disability & accessibility have been major themes during this time.
In this special episode, Beyond My Battle Exec. Dir. and co-founder Martel Catalano talks with Dr. Selma Nemer of One Roof Holistic Health Center about the many ways this pandemic can ease our health and play a role in healing – personally and globally.
In other helpful news, Beyond My Battle has also put together The Battle Kit: Covid-19: At Home Resources for Care & Calm.
Don’t forget, folks: we are here for you! We’ll get through this together.
(Virtual) Sunday Dharma Meditation with Pierre 4-5-20
Although we have made a decision to temporarily cancel our 9am Sunday Dharma Meditation with Pierre until the end of April (when we will revisit the decision) – in order to continue our practice and fellowship, Pierre Zimmerman will post his Dharma essays here for us to contemplate together. Today’s meditation is titled “Living and Breathing in the Charnel Grounds.”
(Virtual) Sunday Dharma with Pierre 3-29-20
Although we have made a decision to temporarily cancel our 9am Sunday Dharma Meditation with Pierre until April (when we will revisit the decision) – in order to continue our practice and fellowship, Pierre Zimmerman will post his Dharma essays here for us to contemplate together. Today’s meditation is titled “Patience, Forbearance.” NOTE: We hope to utilize VIDEO-STREAMING for our continuing Sunday Meditation in the weeks to come… stay tuned! 🙏
(Virtual) Sunday Dharma with Pierre 3-22-20
Although we have made a decision to temporarily cancel our 9am Sunday Dharma Meditation with Pierre until April (when we will revisit the decision) – in order to continue our practice and fellowship, Pierre Zimmerman will post his Dharma essays here for us to contemplate together. Today’s meditation is titled “Transforming Adversity.” 🙏
(Virtual) Sunday Dharma with Pierre 3-15-20
Although we have made a decision to temporarily cancel our 9am Sunday Dharma Meditation with Pierre until April (when we will revisit the decision) – in order to continue our practice and fellowship, Pierre Zimmerman will post his Dharma essays here for us to contemplate together. Today’s meditation is titled “The Path is about Letting Go.” 🙏
One Roof welcomes new practitioner, Dr. Andrea Lodico.
One Roof Welcomes Dr. Joshua Green
One Roof Welcomes Mary Beth McCue, RD, CDN, IFNCP.
Find yourself on this list!
The American Massage Therapy Association offers these “25 Reasons to Get a Massage” (and we would add: “from Mary Kuntz at One Roof!)
A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness routine. Find your “Reason” on this list and call today!
25 Reasons to Get a Massage
- Relieve stress
- Relieve postoperative pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Temper effects of dementia
- Promote relaxation
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Help chronic neck pain
- Lower joint replacement pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease migraine frequency
- Improve quality of life in hospice care
- Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
(Find the original AMTA article here.)
Mary is available for appointments on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 518-581-3180 ext 305 and can also be reached at 518. 796. 4815.
iTheatre to Present “Guardians of the Treasure.”
iTheatre Saratoga presents a stage production of the book, Guardians of the Treasure, by Dr. Selma Nemer and Gabrielle Nemer, adapted and directed by Mary Jane Hansen, on Friday, August 2nd at 7:30pm; and Saturday & Sunday, August 3rd & 4th, 2:00pm. All performances will be held at St. Clements School, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY. This is a family-friendly performance!
Director Mary Jane Hansen says: “Guardians… is a spectacular journey of the heart, mind, and soul that reminds us we are all inter-connected and powerful. With feats of faith, hope, and love [characters] Chrystal and Stephine discover their best selves and how they might redeem an ailing world.”
Two best friends are forced by life events to learn to listen to their gut rather than convention, and in so doing discover who and what they truly are. At great risk to themselves, they discover a Treasure, an intricate part of their past, now woven into the future. A struggle of the forces of dark and light brings them to a new understanding of life, love, and the infinite capacity of the human spirit. Guardians of the Treasure is a magical adventure sure to enchant audiences of all ages!
Tickets are $20/adult, $10/child and are available at 518-584-7780.
Tickets may also be purchased by logging on to: gott.brownpapertickets.com
Psychologist Dr. Selma Nemer is founder/owner of One Roof Holistic Health Center and the Saratoga Stress Reduction Program, in Saratoga Springs. Here’s what she has to say about the magical process of writing “Guardians” with her beloved granddaughter:
Working with my granddaughter was an inspiring process that I encourage others to try! “Guardians of the Treasure” began when my granddaughter Gabrielle was 10. From a different time zone, it was often I, the scribe, who would need to end our sessions, amazed. With aching hand and tired mind, I would hear Gabrielle eagerly ask, “What time next week?”
A year and a half later, the first draft appeared. What a wonderful shared journey this was! As Bruno Bettelheim inferred regarding fairy tales, children not only appreciate, but also intuit the delicate interplay of light and dark. With a grandmother’s trepidation, I would tend towards the protective light, while Gabrielle fearlessly and necessarily added the depth and tension of the dark. We can’t underestimate children’s knowing. She also understood timing and would often say, “No, it’s too soon to say that.”
We not only hope that readers of the book and viewers of the stage production of “Guardians of the Treasure” will have fun in their involvement with the story, we also hope to empower them to trust their intuition, find comfort and strength in nature, take risks, and grow, as our lead characters have courageously done. This is a book (and play) with a positive, powerful message for all ages that includes creativity, self-reliance and leadership. Many of the scenes are metaphorical and expand our vision to embrace the infinite capacity of the human spirit.