Monthly Newsletter

May, 2022

Spring-Clean Your Spirit!

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” - Fennel Hudson

We are now fully immersed in the spring season. The hint of green, buds on the trees and sunny, blue skies have helped to rejuvenate our spirits. While you may turn to the traditional "spring cleaning" in home or landscape, why not use this time to spring clean your mind and spirit? Below are a few ideas to get you started...

  • Let go of a belief which is holding you back. Eliminate any belief which makes you say, “I can’t. “I can’t have good things” or, "I couldn't possibly get in front of people and make a speech." What is really holding you back? Perhaps ask yourself: Why do you believe that? Who (or what) is this belief serving?
  • Nurture your creative side. Start or re-start a creative endeavor which brings you joy. Being creative is a key human need and is a wonderful self-care practice when you are creating something just for you. Whether it is writing, music, painting or even learning a new language, commit some time to developing your creativity and have some fun.
  • Be in nature. Many of us spend a great deal of the day indoors, whether in the office, at home or in the car. Now is the time get outside and reconnect with nature! Nature provides us the space and silence we need to breathe, let go of stressors and center ourselves in the present moment. Make some time to be out on your porch or deck, take a short walk or head to a local park, beach or forest. Even an extra 15 minutes a day outside can do wonders for the spirit!
  • Clear out all the "stuff". There are benefits to a good spring cleaning! Extra "stuff" and clutter can impact your entire life. Clutter is a constant reminder of things you need to deal with, and this can drain your energy. Clean out your office, closet, car or even your email inbox! Get rid of everything which serves no purpose now (or in the future). Less clutter surrounding you means less clutter in your mind.

Let spring be your cue to let go go of what doesn’t serve your life and begin doing what does. Commit to taking one action every day and start moving forward. Come next spring, you may be amazed at your growth and results!

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

 Radiant Health: Mindful Living

We had a fantastic time at our Gathering on the Cloud which took place April 30, 2022, which was also World Tai Chi & Qigong Day! The Gathering featured Annette Franks, M.Ed. (pictured left)presenting her impactful and effective program, Radiant Health - Mindful Living.

Annette's workshop featured evidence-based integrative mind-body-health practices, which we can easily incorporate into our daily lives, to enhance our health and vitality and optimize our own natural immune system and healing process! We explored life balance, the power of positive thinking, the importance of healthy foods, creating and maintaining healthy authentic relationships and learning to truly savor the present moment.

We also shared a beautiful Vitality Enhancement Method and Integral Qigong practice, designed to relieve stress and activate the Relaxation Response. 

Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST on the HWF Facebook page via Facebook Live (or register to receive Zoom link) and last for approximately 60-90 minutes. 

Mark your calendars now for future 5th Saturday Gatherings in 2022:

July 30 - Understanding the Brain Disease of Addiction: The Importance of Qigong/Tai Chi Practices in the Recovery Process
October 29 - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Research, Prevention and Reversing Progression 
December 31 - The Amazing Health Benefits of Sleep and Nature

Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST and last for approximately 60-90 minutes. 

If you haven't already, please sign up now to RSVP for this special series of Zoom/Facebook Live meetings to make friends, get support, and stay in touch with others who lead practice and care about health and wellness! 

*Click HERE to register and remember, only those who are registered 5th Saturday Gathering participants may engage via Zoom, receive handouts and links to replay videos!

Already registered? Great! Thank you and we hope to see you on the cloud.

Welcome New Practice Leaders!

Congratulations to the newest class of Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leaders. Much appreciation to the training team of Kalind, Kinnari and Anuja Bakshi, who provided an awesome experience for these students!

Meet HWF's New Administrative Coordinator

"Hello! I’m Kim Arneson, the new Administrative Coordinator for the Healer Within Foundation. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be here. My life’s work is rooted in the mind, body, spirit connection. I believe we can all live happier, more fulfilled lives the minute we come back to our bodies. This is why it is an absolute honor to join the Healer Within Foundation, and help others enter into healing spaces with the purpose of cultivating a deeper mind body connection. I currently live outside of Chicago, Illinois with my husband, our two dogs, Howie and Edie, and our cat, Theo. When I am not working in contract positions or on entrepreneurial endeavors, I spend my free time in daily spiritual practices, hiking, reading, and spending time with our countless nieces and nephews. I look forward to meeting you all & building new relationships."

Kim can be reached via email at
[email protected]. She is currently working on social media engagement, including HWF's new TikTok account. You'll want to be sure to check it out (please follow HWF), as Kim is doing amazing things such as providing daily Qigong practice ideas, motivational messaging and helpful insights on taking your personal practice to the next level! Welcome, Kim!

Four Baskets Practice Cards

The HWF Sustainability Committee has created a wonderful practice tool entitled, Four Baskets: Qigong Practice Cards (shown right). Designed to enhance your practice, a suggested use for the deck is to choose 5 to 10 cards to help guide your practice routine. Cards include practices in breath, meditation, gentle movement and self-applied massage.

Currently, there are two ways to obtain the Four Basket Qigong Practice Cards:

First, you may order direct from our publisher HERE. The cards are $29.95 plus shipping charges and make wonderful gifts for students, friends, family, or are a special way to treat yourself!

You may also obtain the Practice Cards by making your $75+ donation HERE. As our special thanks to those who donate, you'll be sent a complimentary deck.

Either way, you will want to obtain your copy of this extremely helpful practice resource!  

Upcoming Tai Chi Easy Trainings

Whether online or in-person, there is another opportunity to earn or refresh your Practice Leader certification coming SOON! Spread the word to family, friends, your students...everyone! Head to the HWF Training Page for detailed information and registration link. 


Our Mission

Every once in awhile, we like to remind ourselves of what it is, ultimately, we are striving to do? What is the very heart...the essence of our Foundation? What have we, as an organization, identified as our mission? The mission statement of the Healer Within Foundation:

 "Healer Within Foundation advances community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body-mind-spirit practices through collaborations with individuals and organizations, to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research."

If our mission resonates with you and you would like more information on volunteer opportunities at HWF, please email [email protected]. Join us as we spread the word about self-care, self-healing, and the powerful Healer Within of body-mind-spirit practices!

Program Proposals (ALWAYS) Welcome

Have you authored or do you lead an educational self-care and/or wellness course? Offer a unique presentation or class related to Tai Chi, Qigong or other body-mind-spirit practices? Maybe you are in development of such a curriculum and are seeking a partner to help get your course in front of potential students? If so, the HWF Programs Team is currently calling for Educational Program Proposals and would like to hear from you!

Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis. Proposals submitted by the 15th of each month, will be reviewed by the end of that month.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, HWF strives to produce accessible, engaging and effective educational content which may assist individuals in achieving improved health and well-being.

HWF Educational Program Goals:

  • Dissemination of effective Self-Care and Wellness Programs/Presentations
  • Alignment with HWF Mission
  • Identified Audience/Need (e.g. children's health, general health & wellness, chronic pain, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Competitively-priced offerings of high quality with feasible implementation cost

Access the Program Proposal Form at:

The HWF Programs Team welcomes your application submission and look forward to reviewing your program offering SOON!

Powered By Qi!

The most recent Foundation apparel design is sure to inspire (shown below). Let everyone know you are Powered By Qi!

Several styles and colors are available at Bonfire. Click HERE to order yours today! Then, click HERE to see ALL the HWF designs available through Bonfire at any time.

All profits help to fund the advancement of our mission, "Healer Within Foundation advances community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body-mind-spirit practices through collaborations with individuals and organizations, to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research."

Thank you for your support! Be well!