Monday, April 22, 2013

Win 5 Free Sessions! Coaching For Success - Changing a Habit

When we decide to lose weight or stop smoking or change some other habit, we can feel really gung-ho in the beginning. This can last sometimes only a few days or so and there we are eating high calorie snacks late at night, reaching for that cigarette when we were determined not to, or blowing off the gym because we are too tired. You are not alone - so many of us find it hard to change sometimes what can be a lifelong habit.

Cherie Maitland - Life Coach, Stop Smoking Educator, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Soon to be Certified in Sports Nutrition (some of you know her as people and dog trainer) will coach you and support you to make realistic and gradual changes at your own pace. Think about what motivates you and what you can keep reminding yourself of 
the reasons to make this extra effort.

Cherie will help you make a plan to get from here to there. . . And to make changes along the way as well as encouraging you when you feel overwhelmed. Together you will identify what works for you and what you are willing to change. Perhaps you know yourself well enough to know that you will not exercise on your own, unless someone else is expecting you - so one of your actions will be to set up times to meet a friend to go for a walk. Or perhaps you are stopping smoking and know that for now one of your triggers to picking up a cigarette is going out for an evening with drinks - so for a short time, maybe you pick different activities.

Support from friends, community and oftentimes a coach can make the difference between success and failure. For more info visit: 

Find A Coach . . .
Someone you like and trust. . . with experience professionally helping people as well as someone who has been down in the trenches - someone who has perhaps struggled with their weight, stopping smoking and more. Cherie Maitland has been helping people change habits - including lose weight and stop smoking since 1992. How about giving her a call or send an email and discuss what you want to do and what would be helpful to you. 

If you decide to proceed after that - sessions are $45 each or $199 for 5 sessions (payment plan is available) - which works out to just under $40 per session. You can meet with Cherie in Pine Grove or Diamond Springs. Pine Grove clients who sign up for 5 sessions, also receive a free month at 
Team Fitness - A Comfortable Place to Get in Shape. Telecoaching is also available and Cherie has had success with phone sessions - especially after at least one face-to-face appointment.

Keep it Simple
"Habit change is not that complicated. While the tips below (see link) will seem overwhelming, there’s really only a few things you need to know. Everything else is just helping these to become reality.
The simple steps of habit change: 
1. Write down your plan.
       2. Identify your triggers and replacement habits.
       3. Focus on doing the replacement habits every single time the triggers happen, for about 30 days.

That’s it. We’ll talk more about each of these steps, and much more, in the cheatsheet below."


Email me a byline for my website
Right now it is Coaching For Success In Making a Lasting Change. 

If I use yours - you win! Please share with your friends! THANKS!!

Cherie Maitland 
209-296-2348 or 530-622-7877

NAMI Family to Family Education Class on Mental Illness - Sat May 4 thru Sat June 8

Dear NAMI Friends, Members and Information Recipients -

Saturday May 4, 9AM - 2:30PM,  begins the six weeks of the NAMI Family to Family class, available only one time a year.   This intensive course is appropriate for family members, caretakers and close friends of people living with mental illness.  It offers the latest in mental illness research and treatments, the most current information on medications, lots of practice with skills to help families be more helpful in working with their loved ones and doctors, and information on advocacy.

This is the first time NAMI has allowed the course to be taught in six, rather than 12 weeks by teaching two classes per Saturday.  The course has been shown to significantly improve coping skills and confidence level of those who complete the course.

We're excited about this chance to offer the course FREE to Amador County, thanks to funding by Amador County Behavioral Health Dept.  Please encourage people to contact  Kelly Trottier or Janet Caton to sign up (contact information on attached flyer.)

Kelly Trottier
NAMI Amador
209-223-1485 (ATCAA)) x266

Friday, April 19, 2013

Temporary Closure of Sutter Pioneer Health Center begins April 29

DATE:            April 18, 2013
TO:                  SAH Recipients, Medical Staff, Community Advisory Committee, Foundation Board, Auxiliary Board
FROM:           Anne Platt, CEO
RE:                 Temporary Closure of Sutter Pioneer Health Center

Beginning April 29, 2013, the Sutter Pioneer Health Center will be temporarily closed while Sutter Medical Group continues to recruit a new physician for this location. Please know there will not be a reduction of staff with this change. We will utilize staff at other SMF care centers within the Amador region to support operations.
Sutter Medical Foundation is making every effort to make this change as easy as possible for patients. Beginning May 1, accommodations are in place for Patricia Sullivan, FNP, to see patients at the Sutter Plymouth Health Center. Patient letters were sent April 16, informing them of the temporary change.
We will work closely with the Care Center management to support the transition and to assist in the recruitment process. 
If you have any questions or concerns for me in the meantime, please let me know. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Events at Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center

April Events at Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center

Wow… taking a look at all the amazing workshops I have been invited to for the month of April and it makes me giddy to see the shift in my community, to see so many healing venues available on a local level.

At Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center, we have several  classes happening on site as well as team members offering off
A quick glance at what happening Motherlode Holistic
  • Susan McMorris of Wellness By Choice  is available for private session Tuesdays and Thursdays by Appointment. Susan just finished facilitating her powerful  ”Empowerment for Women” workshop. Registration for the next  8 week session beginning May 14th is now open . 209-401-6665 .
  • Davinas Healing Hands, has 4 massage therapist on staff  as well as 2 massage rooms to help you relax and heal. Evening and weekend appointment available. To schedule call the main office at 209-223-1497.
  • Tuesday Yoga with Beverly Fisher. Small class for individual attention and training.
    9:30 am to 10:30 and 12noon to 1pm. Perfect for a lunch break! 419- 2671
  • Jim DuCray, Lic Marriage and Family Counselor  has openings for new clients. 209- 304-5685
  • Brandy Astwood, Clinical Hypnotherapist is back from her Hawaiian adventures and is offering Tranquility Trips, a $99 Break Free From Smoking program , Healthy Changes Weight Loss Program and Banish the Bad Mood Mama Mini Retreat at Crystal Basin Winery. 209-304-1415
  • SOBA Salon is now open and offering a fantastic services and products that are organic, botanical based. Not your regular run of the mill salon!

Saturday, April 13

6pm ~ Boosting Immunity & Fighting Illness & Allergies with Essential Oils ~ Guest Speaker: Claire Yarrington
Optional doTERRA business training at 5pm ~ Motherlode Holistic Center, 1001 Broadway, Jackson

Tuesday, April 16

6pm ~ How to Incorporate Nutrition, Exercise, Supplementation, and Essential Oils into a Healthy Lifestyle Guest Speaker: Jon Chase ~ Bodies-n-Balance Gym, 12180 Industry Blvd., Suite 51, Jackson

Sunday, April 21

4pm ~ Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Explore Natural Alternatives for Hundreds of Common Health Concerns ~ Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main Street, Placerville
6pm Motherlode Holistic Classroom.
Stop Smoking Amador!
Join Clinical Hypnotherapist and director of Motherlode Holistic for this free information night on how hypnosis can help you live smoke free. 209-304-1415 to register

Saturday, April 2oth

Lower and Upper Back Health Qigong Workshop:
Many people are all too familiar with back problems, either because they know someone who has experienced them, or they have personal experience. In this workshop Shifu Plitt will be teaching ancient Chinese Qigong exercises that help promote a strong, healthy, flexible back.
This will be a shorter workshop because we do not want to fatigue anyone’s back. Due to the fact that this is a shorter workshop there will not be a booklet handout at the beginning. All attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks and cameras to help remember each exercise after the workshop is over.
• Location: KSW Karate 20200 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove, CA
• This is an morning workshop that will last from 9:00am to 11:00am
• Attendance is $25 per person
Contact: Shifu Andrew Plitt
(209) 753-7865 (voicemail)
Sacred Sight Intuitive Healing Reiki 1 and 2 Certification ClassesJoin us for Reiki Classes at the Beautiful Health In Harmony Retreat. Starts April 20th through June 8th, Saturdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm – Light vegetarian meal will be served during break.
Class limit is 10, please RSVP
See or call 209-304-7038 for more information.
Please feel free to share this event.
April 24th

April 27th 

11am to 3pm : Banish the Bad Mood Mama Mini Retreat at Crystal Basin
crystalbasinretreatSelf-care is about nurturing yourself on all levels~ physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, so you can live, love and parent optimally. -Renee Peterson Trudeau
Unwind with yoga out under the sky, fully relax and release with guided mediation, learn self care massage and trigger point therapy, savor delicious wine, mindfully enjoy the taste of good food along other activities to build sisterhood and reduce stress of motherhood adventure. Cost $75 per mama.
Register by April 10th and save $25
Limited to 15 women
Contact number : 209- 418-7662
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
Join Brandy and Courtnay from Banish the Bad Mood Mama Productions for their first official day retreat at beautiful Crystal Basin Cellers in Camino, California offers more information on upcoming workshops and events such as White Water Rafting Adventures , Day Hikes, and Self care Retreats.
Come celebrate World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day in Amador County!
World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day is an international celebrations where thousands of people, all over the world, come together at 10:00 in the morning to practice and learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong. During our 2013 celebration we will have several seminars and workshops available to offer a variety of information about these ancient Chinese arts to our community. Please come join us and feel free to bring as many people as you want. Everyone is welcome.
There are spots available for any local instructors that would like to lead a seminar, workshop or during this celebration. (If you are a local instructor that would like to take part in this event, please contact the event host, Andrew Plitt)
The Schedule so far is as follows (Stay tuned for updates):
10:00am to 10:30am = Basic Tai Chi Movements (foundational movements), by Shifu Andrew Plitt
11:00am to 11:30am = Overview of the 5 Animal Playing Qi Gong, by Shifu Andrew Plitt
11:30am to 12:30pm = Lunch Break
12:30pm to 1:00pm = A Brief Overview of the History of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, by Shifu Andrew Plitt
1:30pm to 2:00 = Open
2:30pm to 3:00pm = Open
A look forward to May
WOVEN: Women of Vision Empowerment Network, 1st Friday of every month. 1pm. MHC Classroom

Beltane 2013 may 3-5

An all weekend family friendly camping event with vendors and entertainment. Arrive any time before 8pm on Friday and stay till Sunday if you like. There will be a Children’s Kraft Corner with Anne Jacobson and Face painting and story time with Leslie Vasquez. There will be a Sabbot Alter Contest and a traditional Beltane Ritual. Maypole, Bel Fire, Bon Fire, Workshops, Readers, and Belly Dancers. Families camp out on $50 for the weekend. Plenty of space to camp, run, play, and have a fun weekend

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Healthy Changes Weight Loss Program begins Wednesday May 1

Transformational Empowerment Workshop - Sat Apr 27

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Director Receives National Honor

Melody Montgomery, MBA, RN, Received Outstanding Achievement Award

JACKSON, Calif. –Melody Montgomery, MBA, R.N., the director of surgery at Sutter Amador
Hospital, recently received the Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management
by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

As one of AORN’s most prestigious honors, this award recognized Montgomery for her
significant contributions to improving patient care throughout the perioperative setting and her
many leadership accomplishments. Her accomplishments showcase her passion and commitment
to creating and sustaining change when needed through all stages of perioperative care.

“I’m honored to receive this distinguished honor and am grateful they have recognized me for
my work in the perioperative setting,” she said. “Perioperative care includes care of the patient
before, during and after surgery. I am committed to ensuring the patient’s experience is excellent
through every stage.”

Montgomery began her career 40 years ago at Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland,as a junior
nursing student. Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of perioperative roles as staff
nurse, front line supervisor, manager and director. Her nursing management experience has been
diverse including adult, pediatric, rural and academic medical centers.

Prior to becoming the surgery director at Sutter Amador Hospital in October 2012, Montgomery
was the division director of surgery (perioperative) services for Oregon Health and Sciences
University Hospital & Clinics in Portland, Ore., for more than 15 years.

“We are very fortunate to have Melody as part of our leadership team. She is very deserving of
this honor,” said Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt. “Growing and improving surgery
services for patients and families in our community will be another accomplishment added to
Melody’s many successes.”


About Sutter Amador Hospital

Sutter Amador Hospital is a 52-bed acute care hospital with a rich history of providing
convenient, local care to residents of Amador County and the surrounding communities since
the mid-1800’s. An integral part of the Jackson community, Sutter Amador Hospital provides
health care, using the latest technologies, while maintaining the small-town friendliness and

charm. The hospital’s services and relationship with the not-for-profit Sutter Health system
bring a wealth of resources and advanced technologies that ensure quality patient care. Today,
the hospital continues to focus on the needs of the people it serves, advancing with the times and
growing with the community. Sutter Amador Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information visit

Motherlode Holistic offers FREE classes, "Take Control of your Health" - Sat Apr 13 & Tues Apr 16

NAMI Educational Series: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education / Family-to-Family Education - Classes in April and May

Dear NAMI Amador Members, Friends and Information Recipients -- We are very fortunate to have two new volunteers who are helping NAMI Amador communicate our mission and activities so much more effectively.  Please go to our brand new Facebook page:

Thanks to one talented and creative local volunteer we are now able to communicate to a much larger audience.  Please like us, and ask your Facebook friends to like us too!

This is our new way to give information about mental illness and mental health, to list classes and events such as the Northern California NAMI Walk on April 27 in William Land Park in Sacramento.  (We have two teams that together raised $6000 last year and are trying to reach that goal this year.)  Or if you aren't on Facebook, see

Our other volunteer is a graduate of Sonoma State who is interested in working in mental health and presently working part time with juveniles.  She is writing press releases for us, and learning more about NAMI.  She's definitely making our press releases more interesting!  We've included a new press release on our upcoming NAMI Education classes. 
You are invited to an informative, educational series by trained, certified mentors, who are as passionate about helping others as you are! Whether you are a family member, a caregiver, or an individual living with a mental illness, these two free series of classes unite both individuals and families under the banner of mental health and wellness.

The Peer to Peer Recovery Education Program is free, 10 weeks long, for individuals with diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder and OCD, co-occurring addictive disorders, and PTSD. The key objectives of this series are to provide information about mental illness, supportive resources, and relapse prevention in a warm, welcoming environment.

The second series, Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, six-week class for family, caregivers and friends of individuals with mental illness. You will gain knowledge about mental illnesses and treatments, emotional and practical support, problem solving and communication strategies. Would you describe yourself as a great listener? This course not only will improve your listening skills, but will give you the tools needed to ensure good communication with your loved one.

For more information and to register please contact us! Teachers for Family to Family are Kelly Trottier, (209) 223-9133 and Janet Caton, 295-5167.

Connection Support Group, an informal, drop-in group for people working on recovery from mental illnesses is every Wednesday, Noon to 1:30PM at Sierra Wind Wellness Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane in Jackson.

Peer to Peer begins Monday, April 15 to Monday, June 17th, 1-3pm at Amador County Behavioral Health Building. Mentors are Lois Johnson, 267-0985 and Michael Eslinger, 419-0006. 

Family-to-Family will be held in Jackson, at the Sutter Amador Hospital Multi-Conference Room, May 4 – June 8, 9AM – 2:30PM.

NAMI Amador provides Affiliate Meetings from 5:30-6:30pm at Sutter Amador Hospital Multi-Conference Room on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The Family Support Group is from 6:45-8:00pm in the same location.

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Meeting - Tues Apr 9

The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday April 9, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor
The group was formed to support men and their families and who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and includes men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research
The meetings have information with regards to nutrition and prostate cancer. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133.

Thank You
Jerry Trottier

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Walk Live With Fitness Made Fun: Exciting Jackson Walk News!

We're Kickin' things up at
Fitness Made Fun!

Our Power Walk Classes
are Steppin' and Kickin' it up a notch!

Our Walk Live Classes will now offer a
Fast, Fun and Strong
3.5 Mile Total Body Workout

New Distance
New Music
New Walkers

Come on by and check it out for yourself -
Your First Class is always FREE!

Never a sign up fee,
registration fee or any obligation.
Sign up for the session
(4 weeks @ 8 Classes for $40.00)
Come as a "walk-in" and pay the per class fee ($7.00 per class)

We'd love to Walk with YOU!

Power Walk Calendar
For Fitness Made Fun
Margaret Dalton Children’s Center (Amador First 5)
975 Broadway, Jackson
Upcoming 4 Week Session:
Tuesdays                    Thursdays
Mon., April 8             April 11
Apr. 16                        Apr. 18
Apr. 23                         Apr. 25
Apr. 30                        May 2
It's always a great day to WALK!

Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792

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