January 2010 Merlian Newsletter


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Dear Readers,

Merlian News is ringing in the New Year with new articles & reviews! Also, we are now on Facebook & Twitter ! Don’t forget to check out our new Website of the Month!

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

People Austin Davis: Artist & Inspiration On September 1st, 2007, Austin Davis had a diving accident that broke her neck. She was paralyzed from the chest, down… Since then shehas been able to shareher art and story with the public. At a benefit auction for the Pocono Arts council, she soldher first painting in March of 2009.She was also featured on the cover of the Magee Rehab Art Therapy calendar for 2010.We can allnow seeher art at her website, AustinDavisArt.com.

Wellbeing & Healing Camelback Adaptive Program: Ski Lessons For The Disabled “The programs goal is to teach independence, responsibility and to give the participants an opportunity to interact at length with peers who share similar experiences. While the focus is on having fun, the instructors, counselors and coaches involved, all realize that the peer connection is one of the most important aspects of the event….Skiers are then broken into groups according to ski abilities. Once done, they are taken out in their groups, with their coaches or instructors. Some go with great eagerness, others with great trepidation, but by the end of the first day, they return from the slopes happy, laughing, and eager for the next day.”

Wellbeing & Healing The Skillful Living Room with Dr. Michael Finkelstein “The Skillful Living Room, is a nationally syndicated healthy living discussion that features patient success stories, physical and mental health tips, nutrition, fitness and wellness advice, a call-in portion, and expert advice from Dr. Finkelstein . Commentary will also be provided by colleagues and friends whom he has met in his own personal journey…. this program offers a more open-minded and practical approach to living that can result in greater health for each of us and, ultimately, a healthier society.”

Wellbeing & Healing Chakra Balance and Automatic Chakra Balance™ By Dyan Garris ” We have our physical bodies that we can see, feel, touch, and we have our spiritual bodies, which surround our physical bodies. The chakras are contained in our spiritual bodies/energy field/aura, which we are not so acutely aware of because we cannot so readily see, feel, and touch these in the same way. But they are definitely there and are designed to work in concert with our physical bodies, just as a knee is designed to work with a leg, and an arm with a shoulder. As so, they are indeed an important part of our bodies.”

Wellbeing & Healing How I Stopped Dieting, and Finally Lost Weight With EFT by Emma Keyne Daily Express journalist Emma Keyne attributes EFT practitioner Kimberley Trevett for her successful weight loss and new lease on life. “Six weeks and three EFT sessions later, I’ve found that what I’ve wanted has, for the most part, been healthy. I still look at nutritional content labels but I don’t obsess. When I fancy chocolate I eat it without feeling guilty. Yet I’ve lost 10 lbs and now weigh 10st 7lb. Best of all I can fit into a size 12 dress.”

Environmental Awareness Local Residents Express Outrage Over Release of Radioactive Steam over Hudson Valley by KatonahGreen

Two days after the fact, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission learned that an estimated 600,000 gallons of boiling, radioactive water turned to steam and was released over the lower Hudson Valley in November, 2009, as a result of a malfunction that caused Westchester County’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to be shut down. Mired in slow response, vague details and insufficient health impact information, residents of Katonah, South Salem and Somers respond with outrage to a report on an investigation into the incident published January 8th in the Daily News.

Consciousness 2012 Is Now On Everybody’s Mind by Jose Arguelles, Ph.D. In The Mayan Factor, Path beyond Technology, 1987, I concluded that the primary intention of the Mayan calendar system was not to measure time but to record the harmonic calibrations of a galactic synchronization beam, 5,125-years or 5200-tun (360-day cycles) in duration. According to the time science of the ancient Maya, a great moment of transformation awaits us at 2012, when we pass out of that beam. For humanity this beam constitutes the wave harmonic of history.

Meditation The Diamond Report from Dr. John Diamond Our heritage is to lead long, healthy, happy, fully productive and creative lives. This we can do when our Life Energy is optimized. Our ultimate goal is to develop our true potential, aspiring to fully evolve. Some of the avenues through which this can be achieved include reducing stress, raising Life Energy, activating the thymus, and releasing creativity.

Conscious Eating Moroccan Carrot & Beet Salad by Nancy Mehagian This simple and delicious recipe is a healthy side dish for any meal! Taken from the pages of Siren’s Feast, An Edible Odyssey , Nancy Mehagian once again leaves us with our mouths watering for more !

Spirituality Grace for the Dying by Craig Junjulas

“Practice shutting out the noise of the outer world and seek visions while you live. And listen to the small voice of your heart and the subtle feeling of the truth within. Learn to trust in the powers of the heavens working through your inner guidance. For they have the view to know the hidden purposes in all events, and the grace to righteously administer the laws of cause and effect. Their wisdom will lead you to the right combinations of treatment; be it surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, dietary changes, natural remedies, acupuncture, healing, guided visualizations, and the like…”


Omega Institute: Rhinebeck, NY


Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation’s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at exceptional locations around the world.

Omega has been a pioneer in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas, focusing on health and wellness, personal spiritual growth, and self-awareness. Our main campus in Rhinebeck, New York is designed to be a healing center, a peaceful oasis in a hurried world.

As an environmental steward, Omega’s commitment to sustainability includes recycling and conservation, supporting sustainable agriculture, and reducing greenhouse gases through shuttle services and ride sharing. They are now launching a new project to bring all their sustainability initiatives under one roof: The Omega Center for Sustainable Living. The center will include a classroom, a water garden, a constructed wetland, and a state-of-the-art filtration system called the Eco Machine that will treat their wastewater.

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor & Publisher

Dena Kelly- Assistant Editor

Eugene Kelly- Book Reviewer

Cheryl Shainmark- Book Reviewer

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Merlian News & Team
Merlian News is a regularly updated resource of holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties including nutrition, health issues, yoga, astrology, book reviews, spirituality, consciousness, meditation, free Podcast interviews for download, holistic events and certified training courses on numerous holistic subjects. You can read more about the publisher and editor of Merlian News, Merryn Jose, at www.merrynjose.com.