Here and Now Heath – Community Partners

Tiny Township Parks & Recreation

We are now entering into our 9th year of programming with Tiny Township Parks and Rec. Department, through whom we offer an array of fitness and wellness classes. Tiny is such a great place to live, and we really enjoy interacting with our fellow Huronia area residents. Some of the classes we have offered through the Township include yoga, meditation, core conditioning, and body sculpting. Courses can be attended by the season, or on a pay-as-you-go basis. Each season the Township posts the schedule of options on their web site. The last few years, the Township has also been promoting “Parks and Recreation Month” in June of each year, and this has been a fun way to offer new experiences for residents, and interact in parts of the Township that we don’t always get to. A particular favorite is “Yoga on the Beach” at the end of the 13th Concession!

For the latest info on Fitness and General interest classes available from all Program Providers:

Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

It is an honor for us to serve as Program Providers at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre. Through the vision of Sandy Cornell, the Centre’s Founder, they opened the doors to our community in March 2011. The centre is a community-based, independent, not-for- profit organization serving Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay. They strive to provide meaningful programs and services to their members in an effort to support their physical, social and emotional well being. They are recognized as a place of hope and vitality for people living with cancer. The centre offers a broad array of programs, of which we are only a small part. Nonetheless, our opportunities to provide Meditation, Reiki, Caregiver Group Support, and Strength and Tone classes enrich us beyond measure. Having been touched by cancer in so many ways in our own lives, it gives us great comfort and strength to know that the Centre exists here. If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, we encourage you to visit the Centre. We can assure you that you will be greeted with unconditional regard, and it won’t be long before you feel at home.

Christian Island Guiding Lights Seniors Centre

Dino enjoys a great reputation on Christian Island where he has been participating in a variety of annual Wellness Events, and providing ‘Gentle Chair Yoga Classes’ to the seniors for the past several years. In November, he will start a new weekly program at the Community Centre providing an array of fitness classes for people participating in the Diabetic Education Program. The camaraderie he experiences during delivery of programs on Christian Island is unsurpassed and he always leaves there with a smile. He says the participants inspire him with their sense of humor and their positive attitude. There is no question when it comes to health and wellbeing that this type of attitude will take you far!

Here and Now Health –  Community Links

Simcoe Area Businesses with Heart

We feel blessed to live in a community where we have met so many gentle, caring like-minded practitioners and business entrepreneurs. Here on our COMMUNITY LINKS page, you will find a list of other health service providers, and small business entrepreneurs with whom we have interacted both personally and professionally. We recommend each of them to you knowing they operate with integrity and humility, and trusting that you will be in the best of hands and hearts should you choose to pursue any of their services.

Cheryl and Dino

Sheri Andrunyk
Author, Publisher, Speaker, Holistic Business and Life Coach
President and Founder of Women for Women, and IC Publishing

“We have a sincere passion and respect for the written word and working with authors to bring those words to life. We know the belief, commitment and dedication it takes to create and tell a great story, and then bring it fully to fruition. Providing more choice and support to business experts, wellness coaches and spiritual mentors.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl has enjoyed being both participant and presenter in workshop events organized by Sheri, as well as working with her on several editing projects through IC Publishing. She is a like-minded entrepreneur – organized, dedicated to her clients, and a woman who operates with a high level of integrity. In Cheryl’s business world – you can’t beat that!

Monique Dorion-Bruhn
Registered Massage Therapist
Georgian Health & Wellness Centre

“Monique is very interested in the “alternative health care” and hands on healing aspects of massage therapy. She is one of the proud owners of the Georgian Health and Wellness Centre, where she has been practicing since she graduated in 1999. She has developed her continued skills through interaction with other therapists as well as through treating various conditions such as multiple sclerosis, ALS, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, headache and so forth.”

Our Personal Testimonial: From our view, her greatest gifts to her clients are her compassion and warm-heartedness. Her nurturing instincts are a fundamental part of who she is as a person, and you will feel very much taken care of when you choose her as a part of your treatment team.

Dianne Desroches
Professional Organizer
Top to Bottom Organizing

“As a wife, mother, grandmother and small business owner, I know how important it is to your family’s well being to get your home and life organized, and to keep it that way. Being raised by an organized mom and having various office positions through the years, I have always had a passion for finding better ways to get organized. So, I took this genuine passion for organizing and love of sharing, and turned it into a business so I could help others improve their lives.
It’s a great feeling to share my natural talent with my clients and see how happy I have made them feel. Anything is possible with a focused effort and a little help from someone who cares! Life is so busy these days, take some time, invest in yourself, your family and your business and experience the power of change!”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl and Dianne are colleagues and friends on a sacred path towards wellness. They share their different skills in many ways in the Huronia community. Dianne won’t tell you this, but she is a gifted intuitive and highly creative; and in a subtle way, she brings these skills to the table when she helps you to improve your space. She is a deeply humble woman, easy to work with, nurturing and kind. She is one of the most non-judgmental people we’ve come across in our work path, and this is critical to what she brings to the table, because we all have our own sense of pride when it comes to the state in which we live. If you are overwhelmed with your situation, don’t be afraid to call Dianne. She will help bring order to your world, and create a positive energy doing it!

Suzanne Dobinson
Holistic Health Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Shamanic Healer, Akashic Record Consultant, Reiki Master/Teacher, Ear Coning Practitioner

“Suzanne is keen to promote wellness in the full sense of the word. Pulling together spiritual, physical and emotional creates a balance that is essential in life. Whether the pain is felt on a physical or emotional level, her goal is to assist her clients in releasing pain and empowering them to be their best while discovering their true essence. She is well-equipped to help you with all your health needs, and continues to enhance her own skills and knowledge so she can maintain a commitment of offering the best to her clients.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl has enjoyed many shamanic energy healings with Suzanne, and feels completely safe in her hands. She has also trained with her in Akashic Records and as a result of her respect for Suzanne’s facilitation skills, easily promotes her courses to others. One of Cheryl’s greatest joys was to join Suzanne on a spiritually based travel excursion to Guatemala in 2009. Suzanne has spear-headed many of these journeys over the course of her career, and if you ever get a chance to join her on one of these trips, you will come back with a deepened sense of awakening, and memories that are sure to surpass your typical ‘vacation’ getaway.

Beverley Dujay – Macdonald
Reiki Practitioner and Therapeutic Touch Level II
Reiki By The Lake
c – 705-527-3857
h – 705-549-1964

“Reiki is a hands-on, non-invasive healing technique that has become increasingly popular in the health and wellness field. Reiki energy eases pain, relaxes tense muscles and calms the emotions. It can assist in eliminating the stress and strain of modern life by allowing a time for deep relaxation. Reiki is always a positive and sacred exchange devoted to your personal wellbeing. I sincerely hope that more people will come to understand the therapeutic value of including some form of energy work into their personal lives on a regular basis. I truly believe in the value and the benefits of Reiki and I am committed to offering my services in a way that enhances the healing of others.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Beverley is a long time friend and colleague, one of the first people to embrace us when we arrived in this community in 2003. We have shared many experiences with her, a variety of these being in the realm of personal and spiritual growth, which is a mutual interest. She has been a constant and keen participant at our annual ‘Heal the Healer’ program, where Reiki practitioners meet to exchange services. Her approach is based on highly developed intuition and a true offering of love. You will no doubt feel ‘at home’ in her presence. She has a way of making you feel comfortable from the moment you step into her space. On another note – although she won’t tell you this – Beverley is a gifted writer and a published author. She is an inspiration to us both!

Jenni Flanagan
H.D. Doctor of Homeopathy

“By educating the person in the cause of their health problem and how to relieve or eliminate it, natural medicine places an emphasis on a preventative approach to healing. Jenni has 6 years combined academic training in Naturopathy and Homeopathy and many years of informed practice, both in Australia and Canada. She was voted Best Naturopath in Huronia by Mirror’s Readers Choices Awards in both 2007 and 2008.”

Our Personal Testimonial: We have entrusted our own physical wellbeing to Jenni for many years now. She appreciates the uniqueness of each individual and works to find the best way to meet your needs, understanding that sometimes it takes time to determine what that is. Her knowledge is solid. She walks her walk, and talks her talk too, and that is admired and respected!

Liz and Kurt Frost
Sugarridge Retreat Centre, Masala Life Care Services
Psychotherapists, Yoga Instructors, Retreat Facilitators

“Liz and Kurt Frost are wellness facilitators offering a broad range of services from counseling to yoga to weekend retreats. Their vision at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is to promote personal health on all levels, which in turn fosters community health. The centre has been created out of love and compassion for all creatures who visit its’ sacred space.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl enjoys a collegial relationship with Liz and Kurt and often shares clinical cases with them, as they work together to meet the needs of clients in our community. She has also experienced yoga at their retreat centre, and attended a few of their unique events, including Crystal Bowl Concerts and Healing Sound sessions. She loves their space! Her recommendation is to get on their mailing list! There are always new things happening there, and sooner or later you will find something coming up that you don’t want to miss!

Marlon Gibbons

“Specializing in Production Music, I am a Canadian based composer, helping independent film producers to large corporations strengthen and enhance their projects, goals and advertising objectives. This is done with creative, inspiring and effective music. 
Each client has unique needs, it’s my job to understand that and consistently deliver! Stepping away from the formal paragraph above, the down-to-earth real “me” will tell you, I’m a father, husband and full-time composer/producer/musician. I’ve landed some cool music placements over the years, and worked on some really great projects. More than talent, what has given me those opportunities have been RELATIONSHIPS forged with a genuine sense of HUMILITY and GRATITUDE. Of course HARD WORK and what I think is the secret ingredient, always being “an easy guy to work with” even during challenges.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Marlon is a most gentle and humble soul and we are delighted to know him. He offers a wide range of popular music at public venues and we enjoy watching him perform. But we most especially enjoy his own orchestral compositions, and have gifted many friends with copies of his CDs. His bio on his web site, stated above, speaks his truth from an open heart. Cheryl knows this first hand from having had the pleasure of working with him on her meditation CD project in 2009. We are so delighted to see his career unfolding and him gaining the success in the composition industry that he truly deserves

Salon at Georgian Village

Danielle Gignac
Salon Owner, Hair Stylist, doTERRA Wellness Advocate
Salon at Georgian Village

“We are a full service salon located in the beautiful Georgian Village Penetanguishene!
We offer all hair stylist services, as well as access to an esthetician. We are open Monday through Saturday and we enjoy serving the residents of the Village, as well as all the members of our community. We recently enhanced our services when Danielle joined doTERRA International as a Wellness Advocate, and now have a beautiful range of essential oil products available to you as part of our retail offerings. Come in and have a look. You never know, you might just find a unique gift for someone you love, or the perfect tool to help you on your own path towards living a vibrant life

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl met Danielle when she joined one of her meditation groups several years ago and she has enjoyed getting to know her since that time. Danielle is an eager and enthusiastic woman with great organizational skills and solid business practice. But more importantly, she is a genuine, good-hearted soul invested in serving others through kindness and compassion. Her smile can’t help but bring a smile to your own face. Having her Salon at Georgian Village is a perfect fit for her. When Danielle decided to join forces with Cheryl as part of the Here and Now doTERRA Wellness Team, she was thrilled. She brings her unbounded spirit to the group and always has fresh and inspired ideas. It is also great for our area to have access to doTERRA products on a retail basis. Being able to walk in to the Salon and find your favorite essential oil on the shelf waiting for you makes for simple incorporation into your life without any fuss.

Barbara Lowe
Assisting You, Social Media Consultant

“Barbara Lowe has a background in marketing and advertising spanning over 17 years. With a Diploma in Advanced Social Media & Digital Marketing, she is able to take businesses to the next level by connecting them to potential clients and customers online, using social media. Barbara has a consistent and positive online presence and is well known throughout Southern Georgian Bay and surrounding areas to be professional and reliable.”

Our Personal Testimonial: If it were not for Barbara, we would not have social media presence. We just didn’t have the savvy or the time to figure it all out. She has been gracious, patient and straight-forward in her approach with us. She is a great teacher with a positive attitude and she made our learning easy and fun. Thanks Barb!

Kandice Neale, RMT
Carla Belfry, RMT

Kneading Massage

“Kneading Massage is a registered massage therapy clinic located in beautiful Penetanguishene, Ontario. For 10+ years the Kneading Massage team have been providing professional and reliable therapeutic treatments to their clients. They are continuously taking new courses and upgrading their skills to offer the very best massage therapy treatments. Come in and visit Kandice Neal, Clinic Owner/ RMT, and the rest of the Kneading Massage team to experience their friendly, relaxing environment and professional care.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Kandice always greets her clients with a warm, enthusiastic and positive attitude. You can’t help but feel better simply by being in her presence. She assesses your needs each time you come in, and has the aptitude to use several different adjunct modalities to assist you in managing your issue. Cheryl loves her Myofascial Release technique and always leave her space feeling better!

Lynne Marshall, M.A.
Trauma, Loss and Relationship Counselor, Energy Medicine Practitioner

“It seems I’ve been preparing to do this work all my life – beginning in my childhood with my eldest-of-six’s urge to nurture, through to my career as a training consultant and adult educator. In my own recovery journey I studied traditional psychotherapy, Twelve Step programs, Native Healing Circles, the Enneagram and much more. Then, in 2005, moved by a family tragedy, I finally realized my true vocation as a healer. My qualifications include an M.A. in Sociology/Psychology, Diplomas in Spiritual Healing and Advanced Energy Medicine, Master Level Reiki, Therapeutic Touch III, plus a lifetime of experience as survivor, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. I continually study in this expanding field, always seeking to help as many as possible to find the healing and fulfillment that’s been given to me. I am happy to assist my clients with offices in Midland and Barrie, as well as providing coaching and counseling services by telephone.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl and Lynne have been doing energy work exchanges since they met in 2011. Cheryl has appreciated having a fellow counselor in her community who is trained in bodywork modalities and who understands and appreciates their incorporation into a traditional counseling practice. Cheryl has referred several clients to Lynne for ‘tapping’ and has always heard positive results. Keep an eye on her service offerings! A true visionary, Lynne is often adding new programs to her repertoire.

Karen Newell
President & Founder of BlueWater Business Promotions
Director of Client Services – First Financial

Karen is the President and Creative Director of BlueWater Business Promotions. A dual citizen of the USA and Canada, Karen started the company in Ontario in 2005, providing clients with personalized branding services including logo development, graphics, printed marketing materials, promotional items, signs/banners, website design and advertising campaigns. BlueWater Business Promotions expanded into the USA, with a location in South Florida in 2014.

“Why is her company name BlueWater Business Promotions?”
“When people ask this question I explain to them how important it was for me to select a business name that was personally inspirational. The business name had to be something I loved as it would become a representation of the pride I take in my work and the source of what enables me to live my life to the fullest. Blue water and life under the sea is what truly inspires me. I love that it is the name of my company.” (Karen Newell)

Our Personal Testimonial: Karen has been working with us since we first started our business in 2003. We met her shortly after her arrival in the Midland area, and enjoyed getting to know her as a fellow newcomer. Her creative design ideas have assisted us in the development of business cards, brochures, and event –based promo materials. Most importantly, she worked hand-in-hand with us to develop and re-develop our web site, keeping us current with changes in technology. We trust her implicitly and are privileged to call her our friend.

Cheri Palmer, Chiropractor
Palmer Wellness Centre

“Everything I do in practice is based on these four important principles:
1. You are a self-healing organism. Your body is designed to heal itself. Your body is in a constant state of change and repair, and in order to do this, it follows a very exact program.
2. Your nervous system is the mechanism that runs this program. As long as your nervous system is able to communicate effectively with every organ, tissue, cell, nook and cranny of you, you should experience optimal health—the best health of your life. This is called ‘normal.’
3. If, however, something interferes with the function of your nervous system, and it is not able to do its job, your body will no longer be ABLE to do what it is programmed and designed to do. It will become confused and start doing ‘abnormal’ things.
4. My job as a chiropractor is to restore law and order in this system! I look forward to meeting you and your family and helping you achieve your optimal health!”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheri has a unique intuitive approach to her chiropractic work and truly believes that the body can heal itself if given the right direction. We have both enjoyed the benefits of her services and appreciated her holistic approach to well being. In addition, Cheryl rented office space from Cheri for several years. During this time, she witnessed the client centered care that was being given first hand, and enjoyed being a part of the team environment. Cheryl still refers clients to Cheri for non-invasive chiropractic care, and encourages clients to consider these services as a part of their overall self-care plan.

Ronda-Lynne Wiesner, RMT
The Wiesner Centre

“The Wiesner Centre provides Professional Health Care in a safe and tranquil environment. Owned by Ronda-Lynne Wiesner RMT, the centre was designed to create an atmosphere of home, welcoming an instant feeling of calm. The Practitioners within the Centre are Professionals with high ethical standards and integrity. Each believes in Client Centered Care and they continue to advance their knowledge and skills, in order to provide the highest Quality of Care. The centre currently provides services in massage, naturopathy, personal training, and counseling.”

Our Personal Testimonial: Both of us have enjoyed exchanges with Ronda, and have thus experienced first hand her massage skill and technique. We have also taught courses at her centre, and have found her space inviting and friendly. Ronda is a keener. She is constantly on the go, coming up with new ideas, and creating new opportunities for her clients to expand their wellness experience. With her continued determination, her centre will only grow over time. We are fortunate to have someone so passionate about helping in our community, and we are certain she will be a force in the healing and wellness community for a long time to come!

Katie Wilken
Radiant Lifestyle, International Jewelry

“I have beautiful clients who love and cherish what I make for them and share it with loved ones. That to me is bliss! I am truly so grateful to be a female entrepreneur in this time in history. We now have so many opportunities as women to change our path forward to living a life that is fulfilling to each of us! I believe in the power of our own unique blueprint that we have each been given to make a difference in the world. I am living proof that with a dream, you can over come darkness, move through, heal and change your life to live in a beautiful state. Now, let’s get moving on our magical journey together and crack wide open, live, love & create!”

Our Personal Testimonial: Cheryl just met this dynamic woman at end of August, 2016, as part of her journey with doTERRA. It has been a sisterhood connection ever since. Katie’s jewelry is incredible and if you want to find a truly magical and special gift for someone, check out her offerings. But it is more her soul that has captured Cheryl’s attention. She is going to go places with her new ventures, and she is worth following!