Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Day in Bloomington, Indiana and the Nation

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Guitart Auction to benefit Rhino’s

Rhino’s Youth Media Center announces its second Guitart Auction, to be held Thursday, April 16, 2009. It takes place at The Lodge, 101 E. 6th Street on the north-east corner of the Courthouse Square.
Bid on one-of-a-kind original artworks by Sam Bartlett, Anna Witte, Kurt Larsen, Jenny Kander, Mike Cagle, Lindsay Hine, Matt Traughber and Brad Fugate. Using playable electric guitars as the medium, these well-known Bloomington artists have painted, collaged, printed or otherwise artistically altered them into original works of art. Funds raised from the auction support Rhino’s free after-school programming for youth.

Each guitar is playable and an array of Bloomington’s best musicians will be on hand to entertain with them: Andy Cobine, Cathi & Stuart Norton, Dave Weber, Jim Krause, Jason Grove and Chris Gaal & his Pirate Band. Some of Bloomington’s favorite restaurants will supply tasty appetizers for the event. Plan to be treated to the flavors of Mandalay, Bombay House, Malibu Grill, Anatolia, Mother Bear’s and Bobby’s Too. Wine and beer will be available in a secure area.

Tickets to the auction are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Pick up yours at Rhino’s, 331 S. Walnut, during business hours. Call 333-3430 and visit for more details.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sixth Annual Global Love Day

Sixth Annual
Global Love Day

May 1, 2009
An International Celebration Of Humanity. We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent. All share in the Universal bond of love. Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness. With tolerance and compassion we embrace diversity. Together we make a difference through love.

"Love Begins With Me"
May Love Prevail On Earth
May Peace Prevail On Earth
Click here for more information.

Integrative medicine: A good alternative in a bad economy

Integrative medicine: A good alternative in a bad economy

Janet Hafner, a 64-year-old diabetes patient, has been able to control her high cholesterol, so that she no longer needs to take diabetes medication. Anita Rudd has had just one cold this past year - and no visits to the doctors - which she attributes to a regimen of herbal remedies, including vitamin D and Turmeric. The cost? Just $80.

So does alternative medicine, or what in the industry is called "integrative medicine," work? Read the full story

Monday, March 16, 2009

Network Note - March

Hello Everyone,

This note is being mailed to the Indiana Holistic Health Network mailing list. I hope this information finds you all well. If the emails and calls received are an indication, the Indiana Holistic Health Network Directory services are in greater demand. Considering current transitions within our local communities, we a growing need for our services. Our strong web presence and community visibility allows those who seek us, to easily find us. In an average week, we gain two new members on the mailing list. There is continual growth within our web cased community network directory. Our resources are expanding, and networking partnerships continualy multiply, to the benefit of us all.

Though you haven’t heard from us for a while, we have been busy determining the best way we can serve you. To that end, attached is our current Network Marketing Plan. We have reduced our Advertising Rates, and revamped the Practitioner and Merchant Pages to make them more appealing to you, as well as more affordable. Most of you who submitted directory listing information have been added, so please check to see if any corrections are necessary. If changes are to be made, submit them via email only.

We also updated Farmer’s Markets, Submissions, the Calendar, a few new resources for Green Building, Green Architecture, and more than fifty other directory resource pages. Please excuse our errors, but if noticed, contact us via email, so corrections to your listings and the web site can be made.

Before submitting information for listing on our calendar, please read our advertising and marketing information to become familiar with the time frame we are working with. We apologize for any messages we cannot share with the network. We will do our best (as time allows) to post announcements for non-profits. We will also, (as time allows) post free community events to the IHHN calendar.

Our updated Advertising page reflects our new rates. A new Healing Crane Newsletter includes information about current opportunities to have free advertising with us. We are open to hearing others you would like us to consider. The Healing Crane includes information about New Wings Project at Middle Way, Buying Local Keeps Communities Alive! Health News - A Few Paper Facts -Book Review - Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature - Middle Way Cookies - "Share the Love" All Year Round! Reiki Wellness Projects for VETS, Families and Caregivers, and Victims of Domestic Violence Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) "Simply Healthy: Creating Sustainable Communities " 2008, Hart Rock's Poetry Series and Open-mic at Rachael's, Practitioner Spotlight - *New - Non-Profit Spotlight, Sierra Club Green Pages connection, Children's Book Review - Sustainable Food Sourcing, and More.

We will once again make an effort to post to our blog. Since our newsletter the Healing Crane will be published quarterly (unless we decide to publish special editions), we will strive to post items of interest on a weekly basis (according to time available and volunteers available.

We believe that what each and every one connected to the Indiana Holistic Health Network does is essential to having, developing, and maintaining a healthy sustainable community.

The Indiana Holistic Health Network is just that, a group network. As a community, we are stronger and our voices more easily heard and our services more easily found.

We need your support!

Thank you on behalf of the Indiana Holistic Health Network and the many Volunteers who give generously of their time.



Patricia C. Coleman
Indiana Holistic Health Network
P.O. Box 8172
Bloomington, IN 47407

The Indiana Holistic Health Network is a project of the non-profit Green Dove Network, Inc., a 501C3 under the umbrella organization Center for Sustainable Living.