Last RIHHA Meeting of 2015 – Thursday, November 19


WHO : Mark McCarthy – Massage Therapist
WHEN : Meeting at 7pm, doors open 6:30pm for Networking
WHERE : Positive New Beginnings, E. Providence, RI 02914 | Directions
INFO : Dorothy Souza (401) 432-7195 | |

About Our Presenter – Mark McCarthy

After completing a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. in Public Health, Mark pursued a career in occupational health and safety. This began with military service as an Industrial Hygiene Officer in the U.S. Navy, followed by some exciting and challenging work in several manufacturing industries, including computers, chemicals, tire and rubber, and pharmaceuticals.

He has recently retired from this path, focusing his efforts full-time on massage therapy, energy healing, essential oils, sound/music therapy and teaching. Mark embraces his life today more as a spiritual journey than a physical one, trusting that everything we need is provided to us, exactly when we need it.  The secret, he says, is “staying in the flow” with our hearts wide open and our minds free from diversions, distractions, attachments and addictions.  According to Mark: “We are all here by choice, a joint venture of the physical and spiritual, very happy to be playing together in the sandbox!”

Affordable Holistic Care Directory Listing

2016 Listing Submission Deadline: October 30

RIHHA is again sponsoring the Affordable Directory for Holistic Services. The directory is part of the RI Health and Wellness Guide. This is an excellent opportunity to stand out from the crowd. ‘Affordable’ is defined as services offered for $50 or less.

Nancy Bartlett, who is our official directory person, has put together all the info (including a sample of her own listing) for you below.   We have 2015’s Affordable Directory on our website (, if you’d like to check it out.  The cost is $20, $15 for RIHHA members, to pay for the Affordable Holistic Care Directory ad.

You have until October 30th to get in your ad for the Directory.

Sheryl Rachmil, publisher of the Rhode Island Health and Wellness Guide, offers FREE listings. If your category is not listed, she will create it. She, like RIHHA and our membership, is doing what she can to get the ‘Holistic’ word out into every home. Sheryl is looking for you to send her your info for your FREE listing for the main body of the directory. She is also looking for articles and last, but certainly not least she needs ADS.
Review advertiser rate card here

Please be diligent and send in your information and payment for the Affordable Directory today.

A Great Marketing Opportunity for RI Holistic Practitioners

by Nancy Bartlett

As you already know, wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a successful, balanced and joyful life. The RI Health &Wellness Guide provides an in-depth look into many popular and some lesser known ways to achieve wellness.

Last year RIHHA collaborated with The Wellness Guide to create a two page spread in the Guide for RIHHA members, and other practitioners, who had services to offer for $50 or less. (Look on Page 34/35 of the 2014 Guide for the ad). There were 38 participants. Those who took part in last year’s ad will be contacted shortly about this coming year. If you didn’t participate, but would like to:

This is the Deal! If you offer any services, classes, etc. for $50 or less, you need to be part of this ad. For $20, (RIHHA Members $15) this is what you get:

 A listing in the R.I. Affordable Holistic Care Directory in the RI Health & Wellness Guide (circulation over 25,000) delivered throughout RI, nearby MA and CT. The Wellness Guide will also be available for view and download on both the Family Guide and Wellness Guide websites – and – with over 2 million combined hits annually.

 Downloadable copy of the “RIHHA Affordable Holistic Care Directory” on the RIHHA website. See last year’s here.

This is what we need from you:


Name  Nancy Bartlett, NBCR
Address  Chepachet
Phone  401-714-5722

Let’s try for a 3-page spread this year! We need to know of your interest right away. For further information: Nancy Bartlett Deadline for your information to RIHHA is October 30th. You may pay by check, made out to RIHHA, PO Box 166, Hope, RI 02831 or via PayPal on our website

Sunday, Oct 18 – Schedule RIHHA Holistic Awareness Expo


Two presentation areas + speaker programs : the Grand Ballroom and the Rotunda Room. Check out this year’s speaker schedule:


10:20 am John McGonigle, M.D. : Integrative Medicine is Integrating What?
11:15 am Regina Cobb : Palliative Care / Benefits of Massage
12:10 am KEYNOTE – Roland Comtois : The Eternity of Love: Messages of Hope and Healing
1:25 pm Karen Paolino : Meet Your Guardian Angel
2:20 pm Joan Dwyer : 5 Steps to Feeling Better – All That Matters
3:15 pm Kelly Urso & Nancy Bartlett : Reflexology
4:10 pm Katharine Rossi & Paul DiSegna : Alchemy of Sound


10:20 am Marcy Feibelman, N.D. : Natural Ways to Manage Stress
11:15 am Lillian Poston : And There Was Light
12:10 pm Yvonne : Meditation
1:10 pm Mary Blue : Planetary Healing with Herbs
2:10 pm PJ Harder : “Being Me” Peace, Joy & Happiness!
3:10 pm Christene Gerardi : Drained & In Pain? What To Do!
4:10 pm Alison David Bird, C.Ht. : “Marconics: The Clarion Call”


RIHHA Meeting Thursday, Sept 17 at Holistic Heart, Warwick, RI


Our fourth meeting of 2015 (second to last meeting) will be Thursday, September 17 at the Holistic Heart in Warwick, RI. read more about this and other choice holistic topics in the newsletter : September E-News

The RI Holistic Healing Association is a RI-based community of “like-minded” Holistic practitioners, supporting spiritual + social well-being. We share a belief that as we heal, so does our planet. We hold meetings on the third Thursday of the month, five times a year.