Category Archives: Inspiration

NHN is More Then Just Business

The thing that inspires me every month when I go to the Natural Healers Network are the amazing people working hard to help the men, women and children in our communities!

The meetings often focus on important and challenging aspects of our businesses but it is the connection and support that is really the most valuable.

These 2 meetings in particular were a blast of energy watching our group of healers from Doctors of Chiropractic to Hypnotherapists to Energy Workers get fired up and put their collective energy to directions that needed energy and attention.

In our most recent meeting one of our regular meeting participants and a woman who is truly a ray of light shared that she had just been diagnosed with cancer. The group sent much healing energy to her for her highest and best physical health to be realized. What better spot to ask for healing then in a group of over 20 healers who will readily channel love and light your way.

In a meeting previous we had the pleasure of hearing about Crowd Healing. Founded by Eric Drew, WEHEAL.ORG  is a forum of information and direction for people struggling with disease. Eric’s personal story of surviving a terminal diagnosis is nothing short of remarkable! He had many the group in tears with his story of how dysfunctional our dis-ease system is and what he is doing to try to change that.

It is moments like these that keep me inspired by the Natural Healers Network with the added benefits of friends, colleagues, oh and an ever growing business. I am grateful for this group it started from a small idea I had that it would be cool to get a bunch of different healers together to share ideas and support each other. And it has turned into something I look forward to and feel is very much a blessing in my business, personal and spiritual life.

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Inspiration is not an idea; it is an Experience.

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.

-Marianne Williamson

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The Natural Healers Network, a diverse group of professionals from all facets of natural healing, was founded over six years ago by Tina Deane Coddington. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to this group almost two years ago as a new professional starting my intuitive life coaching business.

Let me take you back two years, to when I first joined this community, and you will see why my endorsement of the Natural Healers Network is so special – not only as a professional woman, but much more significantly, as the Marianne Williamson quote so beautifully states, I am sharing from my heart about the power and passion I have experienced as a member of this group.

I was introduced to this group by member Steve Smith, who I was referred to when looking for a space to host my monthly meetup.  I had no idea what would be ignited by this group almost two years later. The Natural Healers Networking group has been both a source of personal and professional growth, in my opinion, the best kind of growth possible. Not only have I met a fantastic number of members at each meeting, but I have personally benefited from using the services of many in the group.

Every month, Tina has a different focus for the group, sometimes with a personal slant, oftentimes, with a speaker that brings information, inspiration and resources in the areas of marketing, business development, social networking, best practices, and a host of other topics.  Each and every topic has inspired me to take one small action in my life or my life’s work that has led to a growth, a clarity, and an expansion in myself, in my business and in my community.

In just the past two years, due in large part to the topics, speakers, and the services of this community of women and men, I have taken huge steps in my business. I have increased my presence online (LinkedInFacebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Yelp to name a few) through the social media tips from speakers at the meetings.  I spent the last year at work on a new website which I just launched in February. I have created a daily M-F mailing for my subscribers called The Daily Dose – vitamin C (for consciousness) for your soul which is now in its ninth month and I have two very successful monthly Fresh Intuition Women’s Circles that I host through Meetup.  All of this was inspired, influenced or catalyzed by this amazing group of professionals.

Over past two years, Tina and the members have started an active Facebook forum, launched this website and started a Natural Healers Network show with Create TV here in San Jose. The group even dabbled in a book club for a time.  The wealth of relationships, ideas, connections and community is endless.  I am always excited to see what the group will explore next and what a difference each of us, in community, is making in the world.

If you are looking for a place with the passion, the drive and the inspiration to connect you with the heart and soul of your business,  look no further.  Bring community to your life, to your business and to the world…one natural healer, one natural healing, one moment (and month) at a time.

HB-MARYD-1007 copyMary Welty-Dapkus, MIM is a professional intuitive and certified Martha Beck Life Coach, writer and teacher. She has a masters certification in Intuition Medicine from the Academy of Intuition Medicine and a BA in Education and Psychology from Santa Clara University. She is the owner of an intuitive coaching and consulting practice Fresh Intuition and helps professional clients in transition “gain clarity and lose the wait” (yes, wait!) freeing them to take inspired action in their lives, in their communities and in the world. Visit Mary at Fresh Intuition and learn more about her business and her programs here.

Testimonial by Therese

The Natural Healer’s Network:

My experience with the Natural Healer’s Network I describe as one of a
life line of support.
I moved to the South Bay area a little over 4 years ago. I left a
successful Private Acupuncture practice in Los Angeles to come up to
the Bay Area and started a new business here. I found the Natural
Healers Network 2 weeks after I moved and have been an enthusiastic
participant in the events of the NHN ever since.

This group represents a life line to a new life. Both in Business and
in my personal life as well. I have made so many dear and important
friendships through this group and have been able to build my new
business in the South Bay using the tips and resources that have been
offered and provided through this amazingly generous group. This
generosity is a reflection of the originator of the group, Tina Deane
Coddington. Her sense of abundance and encouragement is the wellspring
of this generosity.

I have not only been able to promote my business through this group,
but I have been awakened to some incredible healing work being done in
this community. By meeting the business owners that provide these
services, as colleagues, I have come to be able to tap into a resource
of referral partners that rival my 13 years of private practice in
L.A, after only 4 years. That is exponential!!

I wanted to pour my gratitude out for the NHN, Tina and all the
members. Thank you!!

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Therese Walsh Van Keuren is Licensed in Acupuncture and Herbology by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. She received her Ph. D. from the American University of Complementary Medicine in the department of Classical Chinese Medicine. She has a private practice in Los Gatos, CA you can find her on her website TrueChi.

Creating a Heart Centered Life

I have often struggled with this saying- when hearing this from someone or reading about living a heart-centered life somewhere I’ve often thought, “Okay- I’m ready, but what does this really mean?”

Here’s what I suggest you do to first connect with your heart. Close your eyes and breathe, letting go of all of the thoughts in your head. Imagine you are breathing from your heart like a flower bud opening and blossoming- breathe into  your heart and exhale from your heart. Imagine it expanding fully into your chest. Stay with this for a while- keep breathing and just imagine. Envision your heart taking over your chest. Stay here for a bit. Imagine yourself connecting with with everything- the trees, mother earth, the sky, light from the sun and moon. Sit with this for a while and just tap into how this feels. Feel the love and energy that surrounds you and hold that feeling for a few minutes.

How did that feel? I always feel better by doing that exercise.

Living a heart-centered life is being centered and connected to love that constantly surrounding you. Living from a place of connection to all things. We are all made up of the same stuff, energy. When we are connected to that which surrounds us we can come from that safe loving place. It just takes a few minutes of breathing, imagining and connecting.

You can make a decision every day to live a heart centered life. You can choose to get centered and pay attention to all the love that surrounds you. You can use your life to help others connect to their higher purpose as well. Pay attention to your relationships, first to your relationship with yourself and then to your relationship to those around you. Spend some time today really looking at your relationships. Do they serve you or drain you? What do you need to let go of? What do you need to bring in to your life?

When you spend some time thinking about what heart centered means to you- and how you want to live- you have to get your ego and mind out of the way and focus on feelings on openings and looking at where you may be stuck. You have to look at your true essence and where you come from.

This is the big HALLMARK month “Valentines” what valentine can you give yourself?

Open your heart! Give yourself that rather than a box of chocolates, connect with your partner, go to a deeper place with your friends, families, yourself. This is your time to live from your heart.

A shaman can help you with this by opening your heart chakra, disconnecting the ties that bond you to your old ways. Clearing out the cords that connect you so deeply with the energies that don’t work for you anymore. I can help you connect to yourself on a deeper level. You just need to be open and ready for whatever it is that is supposed to happen.

Take this month to really focus on LOVE – CONNECTION – BEAUTY and WHOLENESS.

With LOVE,

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Lisa Smith

Shamamamma

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Be Positive

Testimonial from Nicole

“The Natural Healers Network has brought unexpected joy and support into my life. Connecting with other like-minded and like-hearted people has been a blessing, both professionally and personally. I have acquired wisdom and new perspectives through the varying personalities and professions represented in the group. Being a part of this group has encouraged me to expand my business in new ways and to have comfort in the knowledge that we are all learning how to offer our gifts to others from a place of integrity and passion.”

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh
Chief Coach and Founder of Black Sheep Coaching
www.BeYouConfidently.com

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh, Black Sheep Coaching

Nicole Justine Cavanaugh, Chief Coach and Founder of Black Sheep Coaching, delights in calling forth her clients’ infinite inner selves to overcome their internal struggles, focusing their intensity, drive, imagination, and who they uniquely are into a life of purpose, passion, and profound joy. Her clients emphasize their increased sense of self-confidence, self-acceptance, purpose, and deeper satisfaction with life after working with her.

Black Sheep Coaching guides, nourishes, and celebrates creative, spiritual and driven women around the world. We specialize is helping gifted women unleash and enjoy their potential for both their own personal fulfillment and for the betterment of humanity as a whole.

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“The Key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

-Epictetus

I am so grateful for the members of the Natural Healers Network they have made me a better healer and person. I always learn so much from the wealth of experience and wisdom others offer up to the group. I have made wonderful friends and many valuable business colleagues.

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