Monthly Newsletter

August, 2020

Dwell In The Certainty

"August is like the Sunday of Summer."  - Unknown

We all are responding in some way to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Whether you believe people are overreacting or under reacting, it has your attention. For many, it creates a feeling of anxiety.

A primary cause for anxiety in this pandemic is the unknown. We watch the news about the number of cases and deaths - both in the US and abroad - and hear estimates of how we will fare. We see empty grocery shelves and hear about closings. We see the drops in the stock market and wonder about our economic future.

Our anxiety may intensify, it seems, by the fact the coronavirus is invisible. We might anticipate that the virus could be anywhere and on anything we touch. Who has the virus and who doesn’t? We can easily become suspicious of everything and everyone.

Yes, our world seems to have changed in the last few months. We feel different. We look at things differently. Everything feels a bit strange. The world may look as if it will never return to "normal." But it will.

In a time of uncertainty, we have to remind ourselves of those things of which we are certain. There are things which have changed greatly over the past few months, but there are many things which have not changed. There are things you don’t know, but there is still much that you do know.

  • Nature hasn’t changed. Look around you. Take time to notice the trees and the sky. Notice that birds still fly, squirrels still scamper and dogs still like to cuddle. The sun, moon and stars still rise and fall. The world still revolves from night to day.
  • Your friends and family haven’t changed. Focus your attention on the blessings of your loved ones. Even if you can’t physically connect with them, you can do so virtually. We’re fortunate to have social media, Face Time, Zoom and telephone to communicate with our tribe. Now is a great time to share your love and encouragement. It may be one of the enduring blessings of this crisis.
  • Your interests and hobbies haven’t changed. One positive side-effect of social distancing is many of us are forced to slow down. Take the time to pick up an old hobby you haven’t practiced in a while. Do whatever used to bring you joy. Or perhaps, just take the time to sit, ponder, or rest. You probably need it.

Yes, our world has changed in the last few months, but in many really good ways, it is just the same. We can only do so much to control the spread of the virus, but we can do much to control our response. When this is all done and behind us, perhaps we'll be able to say it made us better people.

Be well,
Your Friends at Healer Within Foundation

HEALER Masks & Shirts Still Available! Order Yours TODAY!

We are excited to announce our HWF Self-Care is Health Care masks and tees are again available for purchase!

First, our message of "Self-Care is Health Care" is  available on quality, cotton masks. Click HERE or on the image below to purchase.

Click HERE or on the (color: Purple Rush) image below to check out all the color choices and place your order. Order by August 10 for fastest shipping! Thank you for your support!

Healing Chronic Stress & Disease Summit

Join 46 world-renowned authors, health experts and master teachers, including Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, author of The Healer Within and developer of Tai Chi Easy for this free, online summit! The panelist will be sharing their latest insights, research and training in physical, mental and spiritual health.

This summit is a wonderful resource where you will gain expert wisdom and guidance to address chronic disease, eliminate stress, increase happiness and awaken to higher levels of consciousness! REGISTER today and plan to attend the Healing Chronic Stress and Disease Summit from August 10-16, 2020!

 JOIN US for 5th Saturday Gathering: August 29th

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this exciting presentation on the future of Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader certification training. Learn how (and when) the online pilot training will take place and even meet the training team!

Our August 29, 5th Saturday Gathering On The Cloud will be held on Facebook LIVE and begins at Noon PT/3:00pm ET. Replays of the 5th Saturday presentation will be available. We hope to see you "on the cloud"!

LIVE Practice Sampler Sessions

We are excited to announce our Live Practice Sampler Sessions will continue through August and into September! So far, these online practice videos have been viewed thousands of times - and the reach continues to grow as they continue to be shared. 

A BIG thank you to our volunteer LIVE Sampler Session leaders. Because of you, we are reaching more people than ever with these powerful and healing, mind/body/spirit practices.

Date Time (CT shown) Leader Name
Thursday, August 13 3:00 PM Steven Michael Pague
Monday, August 17 4:00 PM Leslie Cook
Wednesday, August 19 10:00 AM Bob Wolfe
Thursday, August 20 4:00 PM Sharon Infante
Saturday, August 29
2:00 PM Josie Weaver (5th Saturday)
Monday, August 31 3:00 PM Jessica Kolbe
Tuesday, September 1 3:00 PM Antoinette Horn

If you are currently leading practice online and would like to lead a Sampler Session for HWF, please contact Christie Ward for more information.

Sampler Sessions last approximately 30 minutes and all are welcome to attend. Be sure to "Like" and "Follow" the Healer Within Foundation Facebook Page to receive our Live Session notifications and to be able to watch along. Click HERE for a full schedule of HWF Live Practice Sampler Sessions.

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The HWF YouTube Channel, allows you to access our Sampler Sessions and other future HWF video content through this popular and highly-accessible medium. Our video library available there is growing fast!

To allow our YouTube presence to grow - and to be sure you are notified when we add new content - please visit the HWF YouTube channel page today and click "Subscribe". There is no cost to become a subscriber and we would sincerely appreciate your support!

Virtual Practice Group Listing

HWF has created a centralized list on our website of low ($10 or less per class) or no-cost online classes/practice groups, aka Virtual Practice Groups (VPG's). There are now over 20 leaders listing their VPG's on our site...and the list continues to grow!

A centralized list allows a greater audience for current online offerings and makes it easier for practice group participants to find online VPG opportunities! A directory of VPG's allows NEW connections to be formed. Experience new teachers and leaders and engage with more students and group members. Geography no longer matters, which means more people practicing and more wellness everywhere!

See the full list at our site: and check back often as new classes and groups are being added regularly!

Are you currently leading Tai Chi/Qigong practice online? To have your group/class included in the online Virtual Practice Group listing, please send the following information to [email protected]:

  • Teacher/Leader Name - Who is leading the VPG? Contact email address and telephone number?
  • Day and Time of VPG - Be sure to let us know your local time zone!
  • Access Information - How does someone join your group? Do you have a Zoom meeting ID or other access code to share? Should participants email or call you to request access?
  • Fee - Is there a cost to attend your sessions?
  • Additional Information - Does your VPG have a special focus such as Veterans, Senior Citizens, Parkinson's patients? Is the class open to all? Please let us know (30 words or less) and we will list these important details, too.

HWF Website Login Instructions - Please Read!

We'd like to invite you to explore the Healer Within Foundation website! We continue to add new content, most recently launching the HWF Blog, which we hope you will read and add your comments, too. To login, you will first need to set up your password. Click here to update your Password. Once updated, you can login here, using your Username -  - and new Password.

While you are logged in, please complete your profile (it is searchable to help other HWF community members find you)! Logging in allows you to make a donation securely, see our community member-only content such as the files on the Organize an Event page and to sign up for events such as the Gathering in the Cloud meetings.