On Wednesday, October 22nd, at 7pm, Alaska
Center Acupuncture will present a 1-hour class
on Acupressure Basics for You and Your Family.
Acupressure is a Chinese Medical Modality based on
the same principles as Acupuncture. Acupressure is
a powerful tool for increasing vitality and longevity as
well as preventing illness. This workshop will give
attendees a solid introduction on how to apply
Acupressure in a variety of situations.
Topics covered will include:
· Overview of how Acupressure Works
· Acupressure for First Aid - Headaches, Digestive
Ailments, Bug Bites, Shock etc.
· Acupressure for Prevention and Stress
· Acupressure for Overall Health and Wellness
· Resources to Learn More About Acupressure on
· Tools and Techniques from Yoga, Qi Gong and
other Complimentary Disciplines
Participants will come away from the presentation
able to apply some basic Acupressure techniques on
themselves as well as friends and family. Attendees
will leave with diagrams and explanations of the
Acupressure points and will be able to immediately
utilize what they have learned to promote health and
Please pre-register for this presentation by calling
Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. There are
only a few spaces left, so call early. Also, please note
this a repeat of the class we offered in June. If there is
enough interest, we will start a wait list and offer the
class again in the Spring
About the presenters: Samantha Berg, M.Ac.,
Dipl.Ac., and Kevin Meddleton, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.,
are licensed acupuncturists and the owners of Alaska
Center for Acupuncture. They hold B.S. Degrees from
Cornell University and received their Master's in
Acupuncture from Tai-Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD.
Their mission is to help you quickly resolve your
health concerns and give you the tools and knowledge
you need to take control of your health and well-being.
For a printable flyer to hang in your office or forward to
friends, please click the link below:
||Do Schools Kill Creativity? - Thoughts from a Creativity Expert
Ever since Kevin and I began preparing for our show
at Vagabond Blues this past summer, we have been
doing a lot of thinking about creativity and the creative
process. The challenge of going from non-singers to
actually performing music in front of an audience was
overwhelming and daunting at times, but ultimately
proved to be a transformational experience. About the
same time as we were preparing for the show, we
happened to view the following thought provoking and
inspiring video by creativity expert, Sir Kevin Robinson.
Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating
our children. He champions a radical rethink of our
school systems, to cultivate creativity and
acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Why you should listen to
Why don't we get the best out of people?
Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've
been educated to become good workers, rather than
creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and
bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and
curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with
terrible consequences. "We are educating people out
of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with
deep resonance. Robinson's TEDTalk has been
distributed widely around the Web since its release in
June 2006. The most popular words framing blog
posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."
A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British
government's 1998 advisory committee on creative
and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the
significance of creativity in the educational system and
the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his
Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
YouTube Version - Do
Schools Kill Creativity?
For more amazing videos from inspiring and
innovative thinkers, visit the TED Talks
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design
||Autobiography in Five Chapters - Change is a matter of choice
Last week one of our clients reminded us about this
wonderful poem that brilliantly illustrates how we we
often get stuck repeating the same patterns in our
lives until we learn to take responsibility for every
single choice we make.
Autobiography in Five Chapters
||The Business of Being Born - FREE Movie Event
Life Family Chiropractic, LLC and Mat-Su Midwifery
"The Business of Being Born", a movie by Ricki
and Abby Epstein"
When: October 21st at 7pm
Location: Alaska Club Theater in Wasilla
Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural
life. But birth is also big business.
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of
her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmaker
Abby Epstein to question the way American women
The film interlaces intimate birth stories with
surprising historical, political and scientific insights
and shocking statistics about the current maternity
care system. Should most births be viewed as a
natural life process, or should every delivery be treated
as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?
For more information about this event, call Life Family
Visit the sponsors' websites:
Life Family Chiropractic
1. Dinner Service by Artisan Catering - Owner,
Artisan Catering allows your family to enjoy restaurant
quality dinners in the comfort of your own home. Every
week, pick up two pre-assembled dinners in
reusable glass dishes. Everything is chopped,
prepped or marinated for you...all you need to do is
preheat the oven or fire up the stove.
Pricing: Dinner service
runs $10/meal per
person. For a family with small children, consider
ordering for one less. For families looking
for "leftovers", consider ordering for one more.
Pick up information:
Date: Every Tuesday
Time Between 2pm and 6pm
Location: NonEssentials in the Downtown
Other: Artisan Catering reserves the right to
make substitutions based on quality and availability fo
Reusable Dishware: Artisan Catering utilizes
glass dishware and reusable plastic containers to
assemble your dinner servie. Each family is allotted
two sets on a rotating basis- you'll return your current
et when you pick up your next order. A deposit of $30
is required to purchase two sets of reusable
For more information and sample menus, contact
Audra Yamamoto at:
2. Fresh USA Grown Organic Produce and other
Organic Natural food and non-food items available in
the Mat-Su Valley.
Please call Ludie at: 715-8254 for more
Ludie is the moderator for the local yahoo group Wolf
Lake Wellness - formally the Green Parenting
Alliance. This group is a fantastic resource for anyone
looking to to learn more about locally available food,
organic food, local alternative and complementary
medicine, local schools, local cooking classes and
much more. Ludie has also compiled lots of useful
links on the site. Check out the group at:
Wolf Lake Wellness