Monthly Newsletter

November, 2020

Share Your Energy With Others!

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”- Albert Camus

The growth cycle of sunflowers is truly a natural phenomenon. A young flower faces east at dawn and greets the sun, then slowly turns west as the sun moves across the sky. In other words, they “chase the light.” During the night, they slowly turn back east to begin the cycle again.

Have you ever wondered what happens on cloudy and rainy days when the sun is completely covered by clouds? This is an interesting question, isn’t it? Well, the legend of the sunflower is equally as impressive as the science.

Legend states, the sunflowers do not bow their heads and wait for the clouds and dark skies to pass, rather, they turn towards each other to share their energy!

Why not apply this example to our human selves, when someone we know becomes low-spirited, "down" or  depressed? Now is a wonderful time to follow the example of the beautiful sunflowers, by facing and empowering each other.

Nature has so much to teach us. Wishing everyone the "Sunflower" trait of turning towards each other on the cloudy and gloomy days. Be each other's light. Spread goodness and share your Qi. It WILL come back to you and we will all be better for it!

Be Well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

Chronic Pain Presentation: Join Us!

Join HWF President, Josie Weaver, on November 18 at 6pm PT for a powerful 2-hour interactive presentation focused on relief from chronic pain. Josie will feature Qigong breath and movement exercises rooted in the Empowered Relief pain skills course developed by Stanford University pain scientist, Dr. Beth Darnall.

If you are alive, you will at some point experience pain in your life. How you think and feel about pain will, in many ways, determine your pain experience. This presentation will explain why this is so and provide you tools to handle pain or support others in your life, who may be experiencing a prolonged or chronic pain experience.

Please click HERE to register.

5th Saturday Gathering

A wonderful 5th Saturday Cloud Gathering occurred on October 31, 2020! We were pleased to bring you, Qigong for Emotional Health: Recovering The Way Qigong.

Host and HWF President, Josie Weaver, welcomed our guest presenter and HWF Emeritus Board Member, Dan Weicher (shown below), to discuss his Qigong method, Recovering The Way. Dan shared insight on the emotional health benefits of Qigong and how these mind-body-spirit practices have been used in recovery and/or 12-step settings. A beautiful and moving practice was included, too!

Dan has also offered his book, The Joy of Not Cooking: Modern Musings on Learning the Value of Qigong, for sale to benefit the HWF through December 31, 2020. You may order your electronic copy HERE.

Learn more and connect with Dan directly through his website, For Recovering The Way online practice group information, please click HERE.

A very special thanks (deep bow) to Josie and Dan for sharing their time, talents, insights and techniques and for presenting a very inspiring 5th Saturday program! 

Want to receive access to the 5th Saturday Gathering replay videos and handouts? Sign-up HERE to be added to the 5th Saturday Cloud Gathering contact list.

Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training: Online Pilot SUCCESS!

Our pilot online training concluded on October 17! Twenty-eight individuals from all across the US - and even the UK -  joined us for this inaugural online certification course and here are what a few had to say:

"I usually have a difficult time doing virtual trainings, as I'm very much an in-person learner. However, the Tai Chi Easy online Practice Leader Certification Training exceeded my expectations. The instructors' knowledge and experience were invaluable, and the online platform was well organized and easy to use."
- Leigh Ann W.

"The HWF's Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Training was excellent. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and worked well as a team to provide the instruction. I found the frequency and design of the breakout practice sessions to be most valuable for gaining confidence in both learning the practice and learning to lead a TCE class. I recommend this online TCE Program to anyone who wants to learn the practice for self-care or for leading others in the practice." - Kory W.

A very special thank you to the Pilot Online Practice Leader training team of Cynthia Maltenfort (Lead Trainer) along with Lorrie Formella and Kele Baker (Co-Leaders). Their hard work and dedication made the HWF move to online training happen. We here at the Foundation - along with online trainees present and future - appreciate you so much!

AND there is more to come! We will keep you posted on future online Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader certification training opportunities - and other online educational offerings - coming very soon! Please email [email protected] to be placed on the online training information/waiting list.

Support TWO Missions At Once!

HWF is now partnering with Serrv International, a nonprofit fair trade organization, which employs artisans and farmers across the globe who are living in poverty. By doing so, we hope to make this season of giving the best yet, by supporting two amazing missions at the same time!

This opportunity allows you to purchase handmade gifts and home decor using the special web link shown below. When you do, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Healer Within Foundation in support of our mission.

Healer Within Foundation programs empower people using medically proven, mind-body-spirit practices which effectively support disease prevention, strengthen the immune system, and promote mental and physical well-being. These self-healing practices are so needed in our world right now!

You can help do a world of good by supporting this Serrv & Earn HWF fundraiser. We hope you'll enjoy shopping and also hope you'll share our special web link with friends and family:

Simply click the link above to begin shopping on the Serrv International site. Be sure you see the orange banner shown below at the top of the page before shopping.

Need help? Contact [email protected] for assistance.Thank you for your support!
Cooler Weather. Cool Apparel.

Just in time for fall! New styles and colors in our popular "Self-Care is Health Care" shirts. Order by October 20th for delivery prior to November 10th. Click HERE or on the image below to order!

Our message of "Self-Care is Health Care" is also offered on quality, cotton masks. Click HERE or on the image below to purchase.
Every order helps to support the HWF mission! Thank you!

LIVE Practice Sampler Sessions

Our Live Practice Sampler Sessions will continue through November! 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 huge 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.

November Live Practice Sampler Session schedule:

Date Time (CENTRAL) Leader Name
Tuesday, November 3 3:00 PM Lori Candon
Monday, November 9 12:00 PM Riley Miller
Wednesday, November 11 3:30 PM Sharon Infante
Tuesday, November 17 3:00 PM David Lehman
Thursday, November 19 4:00 PM Steven Michael Pague
Monday, November 30 4:00 PM Lorrie Formella

Are you 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 be able to watch along.

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 (your email address) 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 on the Cloud meetings.