Monthly Newsletter

October, 2020

Adjusting To Autumn? Easy As A-B-C!

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
- L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

No matter how you personally welcome the new season, there are a few things you can do to help your mind and body adjust:

Align with the Season
The change in season is a perfect time to give yourself permission to make different choices and changes in lifestyle. The shorter days and longer nights are a great excuse to take the time to really take care of yourself. Feel free to hibernate a bit (or a bit more), giving yourself time for you. Catch up on your reading, drink some nice tea, practice a few minutes extra each day…allow what comes.

Boost your Immune System
Autumn is the time to begin taking extra-good care of our immune systems. First, be sure to include the foods of autumn in your diet. Take advantage of the bounty Mother Nature is offering including, pumpkin, yams, parsnips, sweet potatoes, turnips and apples. Generally, the more colorful the fruit/vegetable, the better it is for your health. Fall provides us with foods in beautiful, earthy colors such as vibrant orange, deep yellows and brilliant greens. As always, plenty of water in your diet is beneficial no matter the season.

Carry on your Practice
While it may not be possible to maintain all of the outdoor activities you enjoy, don’t let the cooler temperatures stop you from moving your body. Seek opportunities to bring your activity inside. The gentle movements of Tai Chi and Qigong can be done nearly anywhere, anytime (consider joining us for our Live Practice Sampler Sessions via Facebook). There are evidence-based, mental and physical health benefits to both of these heart-mind-body practices. Spend some time each day focusing on awakening your Healer Within!

Autumn can be a positive time of internal reflection and a wonderful excuse to slow our pace. Embrace this seasonal pause…allow the autumn season to be a chance to nurture yourself. Align. Boost. Carry on.

Be Well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

JOIN US! 5th Saturday Gathering On October 31

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this incredibly informative presentation, Tai Chi & Qigong For Emotional Health: Navigating Anxious Times With Recovering The Way. Our guest presenter is Daniel Weicher (pictured below), author/developer of the Recovering The Way Qigong method, which sensitively supports emotional healing and well-being. Learn more about Recovering The Way and Dan at his site,

Our October 31, 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"!

Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training: Online Pilot Update

Our pilot online training is progressing very well and will conclude on October 17! Twenty-eight individuals (many shown below) from all across the US - and even the UK - have joined us for this inaugural online certification course!

We will keep you posted on future online Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader certification training opportunities - coming soon! Please email [email protected] to be placed on the online training waiting list.

Chronic Pain Presentation

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 in general will in many ways determine your pain experience. This presentation will explain why this is so and give 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.

New Promotional Video

Click the play button below to view the inspiring new HWF promotional video. This video highlights the personal and community benefits of Tai Chi Easy. Please share with your family, colleagues and friends and help us spread the good news about this powerful body-mind-spirit practice!

Cool Weather 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.

October/November Live Practice Sampler Session schedule:

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.