Reiki I Attunement Class in Sonoma October 27th



I just wanted to let you know that I will be doing a Reiki I attunement class in Sonoma on Oct. 27th.

The class will be held at the California Institute of Massage and Spa Services on Oct. 27th from 9am to 5pm and costs $120. The location is at 772 W. Napa Street in Sonoma which is the building next to the Artisan Bakery and you can park in their lot or the next driveway lot. Please contact Kate Alves at 939-9431 for reservations.

The class will include the attunement and training/practice time and lots of time for questions about Reiki and hands-on-healing/energy work in general.

If you know of anyone who would be interested, please pass on this information.

Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

Blessings to you

Anne Mackenzie

Holistic Health Networking Evening, July 10th

Eclectic Health
“An intimate relationship is one that allows you to be yourself.”
– Deepak Chopra

Upcoming Dates

Sonoma – July 10
Mill Valley – July 16
Sebastopol – July 23

RSVP Required

Dear Veronica,

Please join us for one of our FREE evening gatherings where you’ll have an opportunity to meet other holistic practitioners, develop a sense of community, and contribute to a stimulating conversation about the current state and future of integrative healthcare.


North Bay Gatherings
hosted by Eclectic Health
Our gatherings are small and intimate, usually with no more than 10 or 15 people. During the two-hour gathering you’ll have an opportunity to introduce yourself and the work that you do, feel the support of your colleagues, and explore some of the themes and challenges that we face collectively.In the final 15 minutes of the meeting, we will provide information about Eclectic Health and what it means to become a provider with our network.

We encourage you to bring business cards, brochures, flyers, or any other information relevant to your practice.

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend. We welcome you to forward this invitation to

any colleagues who might be interested in attending.

If you plan on joining us, please RSVP at  (707) 258-3645.

We look forward to seeing you!Warm wishes,

Josh Holcomb, President
Shea Baird, North Bay Coordinator

Where & When

Sonoma, Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa Street, Room 109.

Mill Valley, Monday, July 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Mill Valley Integrative Medical Center, 125 B Camino Alto.

Sebastopol, Monday, July 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Dare to Dream, 7151 Wilton Avenue, Suite 101

More Information

Like to learn more about Eclectic Health? Click below for information about joining our non-competitive network.



Eclectic Health | P.O. Box 2206 | Petaluma | CA | 94953

Sonoma Valley Health Care Coalition is having a party and you’re invited

The Sonoma Valley Health Care Coalition is having a party and you’re invited.

WHEN:  Sunday, June 3 (that’s THIS Sunday)
TIME:    12 – 4 PM
WHERE:  On the Plaza
WHY:  Because our work is done!

The Coalition issued it’s final report, made it’s presentation to the Board and is having copies of the report prepared to go out with both papers soon, so it’s time to celebrate! (whether you like the outcome or not — it’s done and we’re celebrating!)

We’ve decided to celebrate in conjunction with the OX ROAST on the Plaza on Sunday.  There will be Food, Drink, Music nearby — and we couldn’t have done a better job organizing such a celebration.

We’re all meeting on the SouthWest corner of the Plaza, just south of the new Duckie Pond.  It’s a do-it-yourself pot luck with the main course being OX, (slabs of ox or ox sausages, and maybe even a vegetarian option) courtesy of the OxRoast!

You can purchase the various Ox Plates to support the Community Center, but let’s jazz it up by bringing something that you might like to share with others, food or drink-wise.

I think  that in this part of the Plaza there aren’t any tables, so bring your most fun picnic blanket or quilt, a some dinnerware and  eatin’ and drinkin’-ware might be nice, in case you decide to partake of someone’s pot luck dish — there might be some fancy desserts, any closet pastry chefs out there?  With all day Saturday and most of Sunday to make some great dishes, there might be some good food to supplement the OxRoast fare.

Bring your significant other, children, grandchildren, even great-aunt bessie, if she’s in town and make this our last fling to say goodbye to the weekly Monday meetings and celebrate the work we’ve done together.

If you feel like kicking it up a notch and bringing your frisbee or other urban toys, why not?!

So, that’s the best we can do for this fond farewell get together.  Plan to be there Sunday, June 3 between 12 and 4, though the OxRoast goes from 11-5 with music all day and  the best music (in my opinion) coming from 3 – 5 Gator Beat will be playing on the main stage.

Save me some of the Fancy Desserts and Good Wines, I’ll be coming from my Sunday Marin Farmer’s Market, and won’t get there til 3-ish!  Too Bad!

No need to RSVP… Just show up with your party pot luck dish and blanket or quilt — you’ll fit right in!

Shelley Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Farms

Update from the Health Care Coalition- Hospital Recommendation

Received via email today:

We finally did it! After more than 10 months of activities, meetings, discussions, negotiations, press stories, radio programs, feedback from the community, analyzing surveys, and other work, the Steering Committee of the Sonoma Valley Health Care Coalition has finalized it’s recommendations.

There will be stories in the papers, information will be on the blog and a meeting will be held to reveal all and answer your questions and hear your comments before the recommendation is officially presented to the Health Care District Board of Directors at a meeting in May.

If you caught it, the story in the IT on Tuesday was correct, that the recommendation is for the Board to pursue two options simultaneously, on modified land both on Broadway and near the current hospital. The Sun is reporting it differently, despite having been given the same information and personal interviews with Steve and Bob, our Co-Chairs — go figure. But we wanted you to know that BOTH, on sites which have been slightly modified are being recommended to be advanced to the Board.

So, now to the nitty gritty!

The Executive Summary and the full Report will be available on the Blog site (see address below) by the end of the day on Friday — maybe earlier — but I’m relying on volunteers, both me and our Blog Queen, Tina. We each have full days of business on Thursday, so, I’m afraid you’ll have to hold your horses and count on some weekend reading to find out the logic and reasoning behind the decision. Please don’t make up your mind on simply reading this email or the newspapers. Read the Executive Summary and the Report, then come to the meeting. THEN, you can make up your mind! Even the, as you’ll see, we all still need to remain flexible!

Meeting? you ask… Well, yes. We’ll have a Coalition meeting to fully explain the recommendation and the rationale and answer questions and field comments. That will be on Monday, May 14 at 6 PM at Burlingame Hall, 215 W. Spain Street at the First Congregational Church. That’s a new location and a new time for some of you. SIX PM — Burlingame Hall…215 West Spain Street … First Congregational Church.

I’ll send out a short announcement to let you know that the reports have been posted on Friday night. Just as a reminder, in case it’s not on the top of your “to do” list!


Shelley Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Farms

Sonoma Valley Events April 19 – 23

Sonoma Valley events for the weekend. Full details on these events at The calendar is provided as a free community service. If you have events taking place in the Sonoma Valley (Kenwood to Schellville) please feel free to add them to the calendar.

Saturday is an especially full day with Earth Day at the Community Garden, a free showing of An Inconvenient Truth at the Sebastiani Theater, and Solar and Night Observing at the Observatory! Don’t miss the Health Care coalition presenting the results of the Hospital Survey on Monday at the Community Center.

New/One time events are in italics.

All weekend:

Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos at the SV Museum

Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery

Thursday, April 19th:

Free Health Insurance Help and Advice
Movie at the Sebastiani Theatre on the Plaza
9:30 AM
Guided Meditation
Senior Day Activities
10:00 AM
Chess Group-All Levels
10:30 AM
Yoga for Seniors
11:00 AM
Plaza Use Meeting – as needed
11:30 AM
People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE)
12:45 PM
Arts and Crafts – All Levels
1:00 p.m.
Painting Class- All Levels
5:00 PM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
Game night at Boyes Barking Dog
6:15 pm
Tournament Cribbage
7:30 PM
Thomas McNamee, author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Friday April 20:

Free Spay & Neuter clinic for cats at PLL
Movie at the Sebastiani Theatre on the Plaza
9:00 AM
Friday Farmer’s Market – Depot Park
10:30 AM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
1:00 p.m.
Cribbage-All Levels
Involved Elder – Exercises for the Mind
5:00 PM
Vigil for Peace & Justice at the Sonoma Plaza
6:00 pm
Manazanita playing at Boyes Barking Dog
6:30 PM
Pure Honey International, a dynamic duo
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma

Saturday, April 21:

9:30 AM
Landscape Photography
10:00 AM
Earth Day at The Sonoma Garden Park
Volunteer Days at Sonoma Garden Park
12:00 PM
Public Solar Observing at the Observatory
1:00 p.m.
Open House at the Police Station
2:00 PM
Free Showing of An INCONVENIENT truth at the Sebastiani Theater
4:30 PM
Nancy Silverton, author of A Twist of the Wrist at Reader’s books
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma
8:00 p.m.
JAZZ REVISITED The Sonoma Valley Chorale Chamber Ensemble

Winemaker Dinner
9:00 PM
Public Observing Night at the Observatory

Sunday April 22:

10:00 AM
Mosaic Stepping Stone Class
10:30 AM
All-faiths group mindfulness, gratitude and forgiveness
6:00 pm
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Monday April 23:

9 AM
Home Stretch with JJ
Tap Dance for Seniors
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
11:30 AM
Painting Studio – all media
12:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge Club
7:15 p.m.
Health Care Coalition Meeting, Hospital Survey Results

Full details on these events at The calendar is provided as a free community service. If you have events taking place in the Sonoma Valley (Kenwood to Schellville) please feel free to add them to the calendar.

Yes on Measure B – Parcel tax for the current Hospital

In March of 2002, Sonoma Health Care District voters approved a $130 per parcel tax to support the hospital and keep it open. That parcel tax is set to expire in June of this year.

On Tuesday, March 6th, there will be a special election asking the Health Care District voters to approve a $195 per parcel (per year) tax for up to five years as a ‘bridge’ of support for the current hospital as a new hospital is researched and built.

The consensus among those folks that have been following this situation is that without the parcel tax the hospital will be forced to close.

Using $500,000 as a property value, $195 is 0.039% of the property value. I would imagine that NOT having a hospital in the Valley would reduce the dollar value of a home by at least that much and would certainly lower the perceived value of a home even more.
It seems clear to me that we need a hospital in the Valley. It it also clear that we need a new parcel tax to pave the way to that new hospital.

I will be voting yes on Measure B.


Measure B did pass!!!  Now we can all come together to support the vision of a new hospital.  The Health Care Coalition should be announcing their recommendation soon.