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Presidents Letter March 2015


As March begins, we are bouncing between snow, ice, rain and back again. 
It’s often said of Springtime in East Tennessee, if you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour or so – it will change.  Ah, but the early daffodils are blooming and drawing my thoughts to the renewal of life and energy that is Spring.

Come celebrate renewal with us at this month's CHEO presentations for great information that will coach us into that exciting energy!   On Monday, March 9th, Carol Montgomery will share do-it-yourself tips to detoxify and refresh your living space for a happier, healthier, ecologically energized environment as you Go Green Gently.  On Wednesday March 25th, Tammy Hardin will teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the self-administered tapping technique to quickly release stress and anxiety, and revitalize your positive energy.  Now is the time to Embrace the New!  

All the Best of Health, 

Rosemary Koziara, President 2015

March 2015 Member Spotlight

Irina Diyankova, PhD 

108 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville TN 37902
Phone: 865-250-0728

Dr. Irina Diyankova is a pyschologist who specializes in addressing mental health conditions from a unified mind-body-spirit–lifestyle perspective to reveal and resolve the emotional issues underlying the presenting problem, She often incorporates alternative health modalities with conventional approaches in her work with clients affected by, and recovering from, traumatic events in their lives in order to empower them on their journey back to wholeness. 

Q. Tell us about yourself. 

A: I am originally from Russia.  I grew up in a town built around a Science Institute (similar to Oak Ridge) in the Ural Mountains area.  In 1994 I graduated from Moscow State University with a professional degree in Clinical Psychology.  I worked in a Drug Treatment Clinic, in private practice, and in schools providing psychological services.  I came to the USA in March 2001 with my husband and our daughter. Since then I lived in Ames, IA and Austin, TX.  I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University in 2008. I have been in Knoxville since 2008 and am in private practice in Knoxville.  I live with my husband German, our 17 year old daughter Genya, and cat Bindi.

Q. What is the one thing you would most like us to know about yourself?

A: I practice what I preach. My daily life includes meditation, yoga, journaling, and focus on healthy eating. I have been in personal therapy for years now. I am committed to continuously learning about and deepening my understanding of myself.  By doing all of those things that I am asking my clients to do, I can appreciate how difficult it is to incorporate those practices in daily life. Therefore,  I can guide and support my clients in their own healing and wellness-related changes.


The Second Monday of each month at Parkwest Medical Center Classrooms

6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Parkwest Medical Center, 9330 Parkwest Blvd. (I-40 exit 378)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mary’s Favorite Herbs and Their Uses

Mary Garner

Learn some uncommon uses for common herbs.  Mary will present the highlights of her lifetime passion for herbs.  She has been attending seminars, studying, planting, harvesting, cooking, consuming, & discovering practical uses for herbs for almost 50 years.  She is a Founding Member and Program Chair of Thyme for Herbs, an herb study group in Tellico Village involved with every aspect of herbs from culinary to crafting.  You are sure to find a favorite herb of your own as Mary shares her favorites with us.  

Door Prize: Donated by Mary Garner



The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at Rarity Bay Community Center, Vonore.  6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Rarity Bay Community Center: 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, 37885

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EFT: Tap Away Anxiety and Stress in Seconds!

Tammy Hardin, Certified EFT Practitioner

Learn to release anxiety, stop panic attacks in their tracks and decrease phobias quickly and easily!  Tammy will teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a sure-fire tapping method to banish those controlling negative thoughts and anchor empowering new beliefs.  Everyone will receive an illustrated take-home tapping guide.

Door Prize: The book “The Tapping Solution” by Nick Ortner donated by Tammy

Feb 2015 Volunteers

February Volunteers


George Bruss MaryBeth Bruss Kathy Beckett
Mary Ann Collins
Suzi  Descourouez
Christina Diaz

A special Thank You to our CHEO Team of amazing Volunteers.  
You are the heart of CHEO and all we do for our community! 

To join our Volunteer Team, contact Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2015 Directories

2015 Holistic Resource Directories are here!

Pick up your copy at monthly programs,
from a CHEO member or visit our Directory sponsors:

The Fresh Pharmacy / East TN Discount Drugs,
721 Hwy 321 N., Lenoir City 37771

The Health Shoppe,
8025 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
404 Northshore Drive, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
380 High Street, Maryville 37804

Clear's Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway, Maryville 37804

The Garden Path,  1189 Tellico Street, Madisonville, 37354

Massage Works, 318 Erin Drive, Suite 5, Knoxville 37919

Feng Shui Design, 6920 Lark Lane, Knoxville 37919

Inner Harmony Health Center, 2943 Old Chilhowee Road, Walland 37886


Member News April, 2015

One Degree Shift presents:

BE the Difference Now!

Saturday, April 11, 2015,  2 - 5:00 PM

The Avenue, 141 N. Martinwood Road, Knoxville, TN 37923

Cassandra Washington, seasoned coach, gifted communicator and trainer, will lead you to discover your hidden strengths and unique Difference Maker Type. You’ll learn how to connect with and trust your inner guidance, clear blocks, discover your deeper purpose, navigate the turbulence of uncertainty, and manifest your difference. In this session, Cassandra will guide you to uncover a version of yourself that is simply waiting to emerge, so you can BE the difference NOW!

Sue Wickstrom and co-authors will be available to sign your copy of “Strengthen Your Wings: Amazing Stories for the Journey”.

Pre-Registration is required: Link for detailed info & to register: http://bit.ly/BEthediffSue  This workshop is sponsored by CHEO member Sue Wickstrom (865) 661-6140.

Go Nutrition New Store Hours effective April 7, 2015

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm 
Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm
Monday  CLOSED

Go Nutrition, 10961 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37934 / 865-675-8886
www.facebook.com/GoNutritionKnoxville / www.twitter.com/GoNutsKnoxville

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