All events are held at Coastal (29 Marginal Way, Portland) and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required. 

Lyme Disease Town Hall with Area Health Practitioners

Wednesday, May 23rd
6:00 – 8:00 pm

If you “know Lyme” you most likely “know frustration.” Whether you’re in your initial stages of finding a diagnosis, deep into treatment or are supporting a loved one struggling with the disease, knowledge is one of your best defenses.

We’ve assembled a panel of Maine health practitioners who are fluent in treating Lyme disease. These individuals are passionate about helping those dealing with Lyme and are excited to share their knowledge with those who desperately need it.

If you’re not familiar with the town hall meeting format, it’s an open forum that encourages questions and interactions between panelists and attendees. There will be a brief introduction then we’ll get right into questions and discussion.


Paula Jackson-Jones, President & Co-Founder of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education
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Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, Medical Director and Founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine
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Dr. Jacob Aguiar, ND, Co-Founder of Scarborough Integrative Health
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Mary Penner MSN, FNP, Co-Founder of Therapia-Maine
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21-Day Holistic Detox Primer

Wednesday, May 30th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Stephanie Walsh, Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach will be here for an in-depth talk on where toxins hide in your environment, why a detox is important for health and weight loss, and how to follow her 21-Day Holistic Detox program to get the results you’ve been striving for! This is the kickoff to the 21-Day Holistic Detox Program taking place from June 9th – 29th but will be beneficial to anyone who wishes to start a detox program.


Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, owner of The Holistic Health Approach

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Slow Medicine, Lasting Relief:  A Chinese Medicine Approach to Lyme Disease and Other Chronic Illness

Thursday, May 31st
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Lyme disease is on the rise, as is a host of other chronic “inflammatory” illnesses.  Join Chinese medicine expert Alexandra Gilmore for this lively, informative discussion.  How does Chinese medicine approach these frustrating, debilitating, and often recalcitrant conditions?  What different perspectives and alternative treatment options does Chinese medicine have to offer?

In this dynamic presentation we’ll discuss:

  • why deep healing takes time
  • the body as a garden (not a fortress)
  • why some bodies are susceptible to outside influences while others seem not to be
  • the benefits of systems-based thinking (and of not losing the forest for the trees)
  • why Chinese medicine doesn’t need a Western medical diagnosis to be effective

Please join us!


Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, ATX Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, has been called a “Dr. House” of Chinese medicine; she enjoys unraveling complex cases that leave other practitioners stumped.  She is committed to excellence, and works in deep partnership with her patients in the service of transforming their health status and reaching their highest possible vitality.

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Autumn Herb Walk at Deering Oaks Park

Tuesday, September 18th
5:30 – 7:00 pm

As the light shifts, on the week of the Equinox, we’ll visit with the plants as their energy moves back into their roots in preparation for the seasonal changes ahead. We will visit with these extraordinary beings in their later stage of growth – observing seed strategies and marveling at how much the Earth has to offer. Our evening will be rich in herbal folklore, laughter, and understanding of how to incorporate our new plant friends into daily Life. Meet at Coastal Wellness at 29 Marginal Way and we’ll walk to Deering Oaks Park together. It will be a leisurely quarter mile (approximately) with stops along the way.

Location: We’ll meet at Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness and walk over to Deering Oaks Park

Walk Leader

Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Founder of Wild Carrot Herbs [ More About Mischa ]

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Intro to Hospice: Guiding You Through End of Life Planning and Care

Thursday, November 1st
6:00 – 7:30 pm

It’s common to think of hospice only when someone is in their final days and it’s time to “keep them comfortable.” Hospice is so much more than that. It’s about working with caring people who listen and guide you and your family through a very difficult time. Although it may be difficult, the sooner you have the discussion the better. Jaye will be here to explain what hospice is and what services are available to help us “live until we die.” It’s not about giving up, it’s about easing into death as prepared as you can be. Hospice helps the whole family do just that.

Learning about hospice before it’s a necessity makes the concept so much easier. So even if your needs aren’t imminent, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more.


Jaye Van Dussen, Community Liaison, Hospice of Southern Maine

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Anxious to Awesome: Mindhacks for a Peaceful and Powerful Life

Date To Be Announced

In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage neuroscience, mindset, your energy field, and the Law of Attraction to dial down stress and ramp up success! Master your mind and you will unleash your life with a toolbox of tricks that work with the bartender in your brain and the power of your thoughts! This is NOT your average stress relief workshop!
Please note: the same workshop will be held on both Thursday and Saturday.


Bambi Thompson, Brain Coach and Speaker – Anxiety Transformation and Success Acceleration
Bambi is a non-medication anxiety specialist, transformational speaker and brain coach for success acceleration and anxiety transformation. She’s the co-founder of the Corporate Unicorn’s Women’s Success Summit in Maine, co-author of Dare to Be Authentic, and the former producer and host of Power Me Up Radio on the Amazing Women of Power Network. Bambi combines her background as an Occupational Therapist with her knowledge of brain science, metaphysics, energy medicine, and the Law of Attraction to revolutionize her clients for success, to transcend limitation, optimize performance, and activate your personal power. 

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