Friday, December 27, 2013

Just ranting

I am in need of a time for ranting! As I see the news, I am disturbed about what people see as important.  In one article a family is crying about the late delivery of things they ordered for gifts, boohoo, on tv crying and getting publicity.  The next article was about a family's home being destroyed by fire and no insurance, now that is something to cry about.  The very next report was about a reality tv show; the people on the show wanted to say anything they wanted without any thought of the net work who is paying them, a whole lot of threats to the network from the public; anyone with any extra time to do such things, need to "get a life" and seek out what is really important and it is not "Reality TV".  
Really thoughtful people will think of what they can do and say that  will make a positive impact on the life of someone. Part of the problem is the media, part is that people love their 15 minutes of fame and the worst part of it is that a large part of our population is so self centered and care only for themselves.
I was encouraged when I saw the CNN Heros  and also see what is being done in the Clinton Global initiative and wish I could meet and visit with those people.   


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fun with my imagination

Because of the snow and ice, I need to explore my imagination and it came to me when I took my shower that, since I will not be near a human being, why should I shower and my mind wondered.  I must admit that I feel a bit refreshed after the hot shower using my structured water but....
When did Eve say to Adam, "no more sex unless you take a shower". or Adam say, "I can't kiss you unless you brush and floss".  When did our ancestors start this cleanliness business?  I know that my grandpa never brushed or flossed excepting with a twig from the peach tree.  He died at a very old age and still had every tooth and no cavities, so does it make sense for us to spend so much time doing the unnatural processes such as brushing, flossing, shampooing etc... We are always told that it is healthy, but is it?  I don't see any real research telling me that if I did not shampoo, I would loose 20 years of my life. Eve probably told Adam that she would shampoo when she found a nice hot springs.  Have you figured out how many productive hours you loose just by shampooing, flossing, brushing, etc.?
As you see, I really have a problem with being house bound for a week.  I have been learning via computer and my Kindle and have been listening to all of Dr. Mercola's Expert Interviews on  I am a close friend of,, Google and of course my 14 four legged, furry children.
I have also been contacting experts about being a speaker at the Holistic Wellness Conference.  Did you know that a nationally known wellness expert will charge $10,000 a day!!! I should have become an expert in something, instead of being a one thing expert, I know a lot about a lot of stuff but would not consider myself an expert.  However, I could tell you exactly what each of these experts would say at the conference.  I read a lot and listen a lot and research a lot......At the age of 79, I have had lots of time to read, listen and learn. I, of course, would have had a lot more time if I had not wasted it, bathing, shampooing, flossing and brushing. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I just had my first Holistic Wellness Lifesaver Conference in Northwest Arkansas.  In my eyes it was a success; lots of good energy, great speakers, really good exhibitors and really energetic attendees.  It does not matter the modality of healing each it their own way expressed the idea that you attract what you want; if you are positive you attract positive things in your life and if you are living in a negative world you attract negative things in your life. In others words "You paint your own rainbows".  I wanted 200 participants but I did not get that many, but I had just the right amount to have good traffic throughout the rooms and with many more, it would have been too crowded to get that positive energy that was in abundance. I am really tired but it is a very happy tired. I worked hard and I worked my daughters hard but we had a good time and hopefully afforded others a great weekend.
Even if I am 78 years old, I hope to do this over and over and over....

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I am woman!

From what I hear, Helen Reddy is coming back and that song: "I am Woman" is ringing in my head.  The part where it says, "I am invincible," and I keep singing it to my animals.  They think I am great so I can sing anything I want.  The conference is probably not going to be the full 200 but even though I am a bit disappointed, I continue to think it will be so great!... 

The Dash Movie

The Dash Movie: Life works in strange ways. Joseph Epstein once said, "We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents, or the country of birth. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live."

Friday, July 5, 2013

More info on my conference

Meet the Presenters…

Holistic Wellness Conference

July 26 6pm-10pm July 27, 8am-5:30pm DoubleTree Inn, Bentonville, AR


Calvin F. Bey,  Ph.D. grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan and is now a retired USDA Forest Service scientist.  He has a deep concern for health and environmental issues.   Trained under John Jeavons, the father of the modern “Biointensive Gardening Movement”, Calvin instructs in his garden classes (Fayetteville, AR), how to apply the latest research methods to maximize garden space while yielding organic, nutrient dense produce.  He is a representative of Natural Action Water and the Weston A. Price Foundation.


Dr. Tammy Tucker, DO is a Board Certified Physician, specializing in bio-idential hormones, women’s health, weight loss and alternative therapies and has spent many years cultivating a culture of accountability in her patients.  She has motivated and mentored many in the ways of improving their own health, one healthy decision at a time.  She graduated from a two-year Radiology Technology program at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri and subsequently graduated with honors as a Biology major at Southwest Missouri State University.  Later, she completed an additional 2 years attaining a Master’s degree in Biology with an Emphasis in Public Health.  She then attended 4 years of medical school at Kansas City University plus an additional year as a Pathology Fellow at Truman Medical Center/UMKC.  She graduated from a 3 year Family Practice Residency program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida.  After Medical School, she developed Project Fabulous working with people to manage their weight problem while promoting wellness and preventive care.  She offers a unique approach to medicine and she integrates all her experiences together to empower her patients in overall health success. Dr. Tammy grew up in Arkansas and is the mother of one son.


Dr. Katy Morter DC grew up in the third generation of an Osteopathic family, and had the desire to follow in her family's footsteps. Watching her family's frustration, however, with an increasingly prescription drug-hungry, yet unhealthy public, eventually led her to follow a more holistic path. Severe headaches led her to her first Chiropractic adjustment, and she now specializes in gentle physical and energetic methods to utilize the power of the subconscious brain and the top vertebrae in the spine to create health for everyone from babies to the elderly.

Dr. Ted Morter, DC is a third generation Chiropractor whose grandfather  was the inventor of the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) that balances  the autonomic nervous system, updates subconscious memory programs, and creates a more positive and peaceful perception of life.  Working with his family for the past ten years using B.E.S.T., Dr. Ted helps people identify problem areas and offers positive solutions that help them take charge of their lives. Dr. Ted teaches holistic healing including “Law of Attraction”.

Dr. Ted and Dr. Kathy Morter serve Northwest Arkansas  at the Morter Wellness Center, with leading edge healing and wellness technologies.  They are the proud parents of a son, Max.


Lilian Bern M.F.C.T is a Healer, Motivational Speaker and Teacher. She uses transformational communication, imagery and energy work to create change.

She works with all aspects: mind, body, spirit, emotions, relationships and environment.  Her approach is a blend of psychology, biology, spirituality and hands-on healing. She has a graduate degree in Psychology and in Women’s Studies and a license as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, certified as a Non-Denominational Minister, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NeĆ¼rolinguistic Programmer and Cellular Trauma  Release Practitioner.  Her private practice services (Rogers, AR) are available in both Spanish and English.


Allee Anabal RN, EEM-AP is certified as an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, authorized as an Energy Medicine for Women and EM 101-102 instructor (CE's available for RN's & massage therapists), and is an RN & former midwife.  In her private practice, Allee blends energy medicine with Transformational Drumming and Rhythmic Expression, essential oils, Emotion Code, prenatal Regression & Trauma Release, and other complementary modalities.  Her workshops include topics such as: hormone balancing, pregnancy & birth, menopause& graceful, alleviating stress & pain, immune function, weight management, developing relationship skills, manifesting abundance,

Dr. David Tharp is a Naturalpathic physician and Independent Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional located in Northwest Arkansas but also has a practice in Van Buren, AR and Kansas City, Mo.  His desire is to have a practice in bio-energy (Domancic) therapy to alleviate pain and suffering.  


Doug Myrick Human Development Trainer

Lives in Northwest Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with BS degree in Health Sciences.  He has a practice in Novanetics in Fayetteville and Rogers.  Novanetics is an applied philosophy of human development and change, devoted to the advancement of self-improvement and personal achievement and stress management.  Novanetics technology is easy to learn, takes only minutes to use, and produces real results that you can SEE and MEASURE.


Tresa Jacobs moved to Arkansas from Boulder, Colorado a few years ago and works with energy medicine part time. She lives in Centerton and works in Bentonville.


Helen Hollinger moved to NW Arkansas from Kansas. In 2012, she was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and opted to emply natural remedies instead of using conventional medicine.  She developed a program for her treatment with some help from a few select individuals and is now in remission; cancer free.


Tania Knudsen is an artist with a studio in Rogers.  Tania is a contemporary acrylic and oil painter. She is also a student of natural healing and uses her art to heal.  She has a daughter and lives in Rogers.


Michael Schreiber, LMT (Johnson, AR) is a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner and organic farmer.  Initially practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist, he later introduced aromatherapy and reflexology into this practice.  Then after discovering Bowenwork, it has become his life’s work and passion once he learned all that this gentle, yet profound, hands-on modality can do to bring the body back into balance and heal itself.


Freddie Martin Arbuthnot is a lifelong learner and is passionate about living the holistic lifestyle.  She loves to teach others how to be well and is a Certified Life Coach, a retired RN, has a Doctorate in Metaphysic and is an Ordained Minister.  She lives on a small farm and rescues animals.  Mother of four and grandmother of two, she is author of several books concerning holistic wellness available on

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Learning new things

This week I decided that I needed to find a way for my Spanish speaking friends to read my information so I ask Google and I was directed to a site that would translate my documents into Spanish.  I did have a document translated and will give it to a few of my friends and see how they like it and how much they can learn from it. It is amazing what you can learn by just 'asking Google'. I am so grateful that I have lived in the age of the computer.
I published a new book this week and will purchase copies to sign and sell at the Conference. I really do enjoy the process of publishing the book, building the cover and uploading the information.  I think I will teach a class on the process next year, if people have an interest in publishing material.  But, I am just figuring out that most people do not have the same passion I do for learning new things.  I absolutely love learning.  I am starting on my new Spanish CDs tonight, because if I move to Central America, I need to know some Spanish. 

Still trying to get people to come to the Conference

I have changed the pricing for the ticket to the Holistic Wellness Conference:

July 26, 6-10 pm July 27, 8-5:30pm

DoubleTree Inn, Bentonville, AR

Lunch included in ticket if purchased by July 10
Some of the Speakers:

Dr. Katy Morter Holistic Family Lifestyle

Lilian Bern Healing Body Mind and Spirit

Dr. Ted Morter Your wish is your command

Dr. David Tharp Your body can heal

Calvin Bey Organic garden, Water, Earth’s energy

Allee Anabal RN Donna Eden Energy Medicine

Dr. Tammy Tucker Balancing Hormones-"Project Fabulous"

Doug Myrick Healing with Novanitics/hypnosis

Freddie Martin Arbuthnot- Living with absolute wellness

Tresa Jacobs Clearing blocked energy paths

Helen Hollinger Healing Colon Cancer holistically

Nancy Mattox garden preservation
Healing with Art, Meditation-Others to be added later…

Send check prior to July 10—Registration: $35,Two tickets: $60 or call for Special reduced price or if you have limited funds 479-366-4306
send check: Freddie Arbuthnot, 13351 N Hwy 279, Hiwasse, AR72739

or e-mail

Friday, May 10, 2013

Holistic Wellness Conference

I made the big plunge and  rented space for my conference. I stepped out on a limb and made myself responsible for the charges for the space and lunch for 200 people.  The Holistic Wellness Lifesaver Conference will be at the DoubleTree Suites in Bentonville, AR July 26 and 27.  I am excited but a bit apprehensive about the money.  I am meeting lots of new and very interesting people. I hope that when the conference is over we will have a great networking group; people who are passionate about holistic wellness.  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dreaming again

Last Weekend when I attended a conference, I decided that I could do a much better job, they were so unorganized and it was so poorly done that I think I will plan one here and it will be done correct.
My classes are doing well but I need more challenges.  I will check out the availability of space and cost of course, then I can start making further plans.  I already have an outline for the programs and have written down a list of people that I want to involve in the production and planning.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Going on vacation

I am going on vacation, going to Arizona, specifically Phoenix and Sedona.  We are going to do a couple of things in the Phoenix area: Eat at Dr. Weil's restaurant, go to a Sprouts store, go to a baseball game and fly in and out.  We are driving up to Sedona and I am going to really enjoy new energy.  We are going on stand by tickets and are going to try for Easter morning.
Teaching my new classes about holistic wellness is fun and I am very well at this time.  Most people @ 78 years old, do not have ultimate wellness as I do and I am so grateful. I am also very grateful for friends and family.  I have developed a new family @ Soul's Harbor men's homeless mission.  I really do feel very needed by those 20 men and I do feel that I have a positive influence in their lives.
One of my new resolves is to write on my blog more often and I am also going to promote my new book, I published in January.  I am in the middle of publishing the next one too. 
See you soon,   Mema

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today was spent setting up a classroom for teaching my wellness classes, not an ideal room but all I can afford at this time, I will start next Wednesday, I am also starting to set up "Easy TaiChi/Gi gong"  classes @ another location. I will have space to do life coaching.  My new rack cards came yesterday and I need to place them in businesses in Bentonville. 
In order to tell you how difficult it is to write this blog;  I am sitting on the couch with my laptop and eleven dogs who are all trying to sit on or near me.  Needless it is not an easy job but I am not in need of love. 
I am going to watch the replay of the earthing/grounding webinar tonight, I did order an earthing sheet,

Friday, February 22, 2013

funeral for my friend John

I think that people need help planning funerals, if you are going to have a funeral at least make it a celebration and make it personal. I don't want a funeral, I want all my friends (hopefully more than 4) to plan to go for a meal and make it a banquet, eat well and visit. Hope you can all say pleasant things about me and celebrate my life. Just don't come if you don't have anything good to say.