Acupressure Basics for You and Your Family - Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm )
Acupressure Workshop October 2008
  • Do Schools Kill Creativity? - Thoughts from a Creativity Expert
  • Autobiography in Five Chapters - Change is a matter of choice
  • The Business of Being Born - FREE Movie Event
  • Community Announcements
  • Greetings!

    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 Management
    Acupressure for Overall Health and Wellness
    Resources to Learn More About Acupressure on Your Own
    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 wellness.

    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., L.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:

    Acupressure Flyer


    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 him:

    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 achievements.

    Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

    YouTube Version - Do Schools Kill Creativity?

    Sir Ken Robinson's Homepage

    For more amazing videos from inspiring and innovative thinkers, visit the TED Talks homepage:

    TED Talks Homepage

    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 Present:

    "The Business of Being Born", a movie by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein"

    When: October 21st at 7pm
    Cost: FREE
    Location: Alaska Club Theater in Wasilla

    Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of 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 have babies.

    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 Chiropractic at:
    373-HEAL Visit the sponsors' websites:

    Life Family Chiropractic

    Mat-Su Midwifery

    Community Announcements

    1. Dinner Service by Artisan Catering - Owner, Audra Yamamoto

    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 Palmer Plaza
    Other: Artisan Catering reserves the right to make substitutions based on quality and availability fo ingredients.

    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 dishware.

    For more information and sample menus, contact Audra Yamamoto at: 232-3486 audra@yamamoto.net


    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 information.

    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

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