Surviving Infidelity (& winter)


Happy New Year!

Winter has always been a difficult season for me. The frigid weather, the snow, the daytime hours seeming to be over before they’ve even really begun. In fact, several years ago I actually moved to California in hopes of escaping the “winter blues” I always seemed to get afflicted with year after year. It didn’t help! I moved back to Massachusetts after just a year on the west coast.

This year is especially difficult for me. I had briefly mentioned in an introductory newsletter that I came to own The Healing Center after a very traumatic event in my life. That event was my discovery of my husband’s infidelity. There are a few hundred subscribers on this mailing list, and statistics show me that many of you have likely been in this position before in some form. To those of you that have: I understand. To say it is life altering is an understatement of unimaginable proportions.

This year, in addition to my usual burden of dealing with low energy and positivity as result of the season, I am also tasked with searching for emotions and qualities within myself to assist me in my journey of recovery. Seeking out acceptance, optimism, compassion, confidence, and independence (for starters) has been the very opposite of an easy endeavor…but I have been succeeding. I have spent countless hours the past few months looking inward and allowing myself the time it is taking to accept that this event in my life does not define me.

I read somewhere once that sometimes we are taken into troubled waters not to drown, but to be cleansed. I truly believe that. During many meditations I have sat with the idea that I am the one, the ONLY one, with the power when it comes to my thoughts and feelings. Is this idea easier said than done? Of course! But it is also true. I alone have the power to choose to be happy, to choose what defines me, and to choose how I let outside factors affect me. So this winter, and in this new year, I am attempting to put those words into action. I am attempting to find myself cleansed and renewed from this—both my personal trauma, and the desolation of winter. Will I still have hard days? Will I still desperately miss the warm sunshine and green foliage? Will I still struggle to get out of bed some mornings? Yes, yes, and yes. But I am still trying, because my happiness will always be worth all the energy I have within me to supply to it.

If you have suffered (but survived!) through infidelity in your life, please take advantage of my offer of half off of a private Reiki session for you during the entire month of January ($15 for 30 minutes, $30 for 60 minutes.) Email me at to set up an appointment. or call 978-338-5571. The path to healing is paved with patience, introspection, and most importantly: self-care.

To quote Robert Frost, since his last name and these words feel so appropriate here and now: “The best way out is always through.”



P.S. Check out the Classes/Workshops tab on the website to see what else THC has to offer in 2016!

Winter Offerings



Firstly, I want to thank everyone who donated items to the family that was designated to The Healing Center for the Adopt-a-Family program through Beverly Bootstraps. Over $200 worth of items were donated to the family! Hopefully their holiday will be a little brighter as a result.

This winter The Healing Center has some exciting offerings! Joanna Scaparotti gets things started with her mini-retreat at the end of the month, and January marks the beginning of the monthly Reiki share, the first Reiki 1 course of the year, and a new weekly open meditation. Come take advantage of these great opportunities to learn, recharge, and renew yourself!

Recover from the Holidays
Mini Retreat on Dec 27th with Joanna Scaparotti

Give yourself some TLC! Does the holiday season feel stressful, exhausting, overwhelming? Do you end up feeling run down when it’s over? This time of year can be so tough physically and emotionally. The days are short, and the nights are long and dark. We’re often very busy with commitments and shopping, and we end up exhausted, drained, or run down. Be kind to yourself. Join Joanna Scaparotti for a mini-retreat to recenter and recharge before the new year. The retreat will include hot tea and light refreshments, a soothing guided meditation, Reiki, and the opportunity to reconnect with yourself. Bring a journal and wear comfy clothes. Sunday December 27th 5-7pm. Registration: $20. Open to all. At The Healing Center’s new location: 83 Cabot Street! RSVP to

Monthly Reiki Share

Starting in January 2016, join us every first Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm-7:30pm for a Reiki share! Reiki practitioners of all levels and lineages are welcome. The suggested fee is $5, plus an item to donate to the local food pantry. Come share and receive some Reiki, enjoy the positive company of others, and start your month off in a relaxing and centered way. For more information, contact Katherine.

Reiki Level 1 Course

Are you interested in learning more about the healing energy work of Reiki, and incorporating it into your life?
This first level course teaches the history and principles of Reiki, and focuses on self-care as well as giving Reiki to others (including people, places, pets, even plants!). You will learn the benefits Reiki has to offer, discover how to apply them to your own life, and acquire the ability to facilitate your own spiritual and personal growth.
Reiki 1 is taught in a weekly 60 minute class, over the period of 6 weeks on Sundays. Cost is $165, to be paid in full at the first class. (Please inquire about a payment plan if needed!) The next class starts in January 2016: All classes are held 1:00pm-2:00pm
1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7
For more information, or to secure your spot, contact Katherine.

Open Meditation

Starting in January, The Healing Center will be open every Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm for an open meditation. Anyone is welcome to come on these designated nights and enjoy the safe, warm, and inviting space to practice their own self-meditation. Quiet, calming music will be played, and water and mats will be available if you do not bring your own. Come for the full hour, or stay for 10 minutes! Cost is $5 (and optional but encouraged item to donate to the food pantry.) Please RSVP to Katherine before each meditation, as a greater number of attendees will require setup and use of the larger space within THC.

In addition to these great offerings, private Reiki sessions are always available as well! Please email me at to set up an appointment for your personalized 30 or 60 minute session. I hope to see many of you in the new year!

Enjoy your holidays!

Open House!


Come stop by!


On Monday, November 30th 5:30pm-7:00pm The Healing Center will be hosting an Open House. Everyone is welcome to come and get familiar with the new location (83 Cabot Street in Beverly), enjoy some light refreshments, get information on upcoming offerings including a Reiki level 1 class, Reiki share, and a mini-retreat held by Joanna Scaparotti in December. This is also a great opportunity to drop off any items you would like to donate to the Adopt-a-Family. The deadline for donations is December 1st; you still have time to help contribute to this local family in need!

Winter and the holidays are fast approaching, and stress is usually not far behind. Be sure to make the time to take care of you. Make an appointment for a private Reiki session, relax, meditate, breathe. I hope to see many of you at the open house. Enjoy this beautiful day, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



In keeping with Joanna’s generous lead the past few years, The Healing Center has signed up for the Adopt-a-Family program through Beverly Bootstraps again! This year it is a family with 3 young boys, their bio is below (names have been changed for privacy):
FAMILY BIOGRAPHY: Kathy and her husband are doing the best to raise their three children on a limited income. Her husband works full time while Kathy is currently home with their youngest child. David is 11 and in the 5th grade. He loves history, Legos, and playing video games. He loves any sort of brain building games. He is a size 14 in boy’s clothing and a size 4 boy shoe. He could really use winter boots. Andy is 9 and in the 3rd grade. He loves Legos, playing videogames, playing baseball, and any sort of games where he has to look and find things (like Where’s Waldo). He is a size 12 in boy’s clothing and a size 3 boy’s shoe. He could use some long sleeve shirts. Aaron is 1 1⁄2. He loves Jack and the Neverland Pirate, all Disney movies, and Doc McStuffins. He loves anything to do with pirates! He is a size 2T in clothing. All the boys could also use a hat and gloves for this winter. The family thanks you for your generosity this holiday season.
In addition to what has been mentioned in the bio, I am hoping to be able to gather some wrapping supplies (wrapping paper/gift bags, tape, etc.) as well as some grocery store and/or restaurant gift cards for the mom and dad like Joanna has done in the past. If you are interested in contributing anything to this family, please let me know! You can email me at I’d like to have everything ready to donate by December 1st at the latest. Thank you!

Enjoy your week, everyone!

Autumn Happenings

From 10/25/15:

Hello friends,

I just wanted to send a quick update on some exciting Autumn happenings! The picture above was taken by me at Walden Pond last week. It was the perfect place to be to achieve some much needed peace and serenity. If you have never been, you should consider taking the drive down there and experiencing just how calm nature truly can be. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and I think I often forget how beautiful it is here, especially this time of year.

Aside from my mini trip to Walden, I wanted to let you all know that the lovely Christine Eaton of The Mindful Gallery will be holding a Mindful Reiki class at The Healing Center that begins October 26th. The basic details are below, and can also be found on her website as well as The Healing Center’s.

When: Mondays 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 (Required) and Mondays 11/2, 11/16 (Optional, but highly encouraged – See below)
Cost: You choose what you can afford $80, $100, or $120. Includes cost of class and share on 11/2 & 11/16
Location: The Healing Center 83 Cabot Street, Beverly

Enjoy your week!


From 10/5/2015:

Nice to meet you!

For those that are not already aware, I have taken over the reigns of The Healing Center from Joanna. I am so happy to announce that THC will remain in Beverly, at 83 Cabot Street. Within the next couple of weeks I will be planning a casual “open house” event to allow everyone to stop by and see the space, become familiar with it’s new location, and hopefully leave/pick up a little positive energy there. I want to briefly share how this wonderful place came to be mine.

On August 10th of this year, my world as I knew it changed. I learned something that altered my life in endless ways. It was only a few hours into that emotional trauma that I was suddenly overcome with thoughts of The Healing Center, and whether or not Joannawas still trying to find a buyer. I decided to follow where my mind led me. I contacted Joanna via email and waited to hear that she had already sold it, or changed her mind, or something else that would force me to forget about the whole thing. Instead, she informed me that her original buyer had fallen through, leaving The Healing Center still available. From there I began the journey into business ownership.

This incredible opportunity presented itself to me at a time when I truly needed to finally focus my energy elsewhere: somewhere that would benefit others and help me heal in the process. I hope to offer the same gentle presence and positivity that Joanna maintained these past several years. This is the beginning of a new era for both The Healing Center and myself, and I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from all of you along the way.

I so appreciate the patience granted to me as I continue to update the website and other social media sites. Please stay tuned for information about other offerings and practitioners that are soon to come!


May Specials and Happenings


MOM AND I REIKI SESSIONS , 60 minutes for $99.  Mother’s Day will be here very soon! Enjoy the experience of sharing the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with your mother. Following your hour long session enjoy some tea and goodies together, perhaps even enjoying the art in the community gallery. Two Reiki Masters will be present. (Available to purchase thru Memorial Day and use by 9/1/15)  If giving as a gift you can purchase an electronic gift card. To book the tables or purchase a gift card contact Christine at 508-934-6040 or 

SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT with a guided Reiki session with Joanna Scaparotti, 45 minutes for $40 minutes or 75 minutes for $60. Are you sick of the cold? Do you feel frustrated, cranky, anxious or sluggish? Let’s give your system a spring cleaning and shake out that heavy winter energy. This Reiki session will help you breakthrough to that spring awakening that you’re craving and bring you renewed inspiration, joy and hope. Appointments available Sundays through Thursdays.  Email to schedule your session

HEALING TOUCH: “SPRING INTO A HEALTHIER SEASON” with Jill Alexander, 60 minutes /$55.00  .Healing Touch can be used for: Stress and Anxiety Reduction; Pain Relief; Immune System Support; Balance with emotional issues; and Fun & Relaxation! Make your appointment at  or 617-784-8298



REIKI SHARES with Joanna Scaparotti, RMT after Guided Meditation on April 30th, May 14th and May 28th  from 7:45- 9pm. Come share Reiki together with great company and relaxation. Reiki Practitioners of all levels are welcome to this Reiki share. RSVP to Joanna at or 978-338-4326   $10 with a food bank donation.  

GUIDED METTA MEDITATION PRACTICE with Christine Eaton, RM and Meditation Teacher on Thursday evenings: 6:30-7:30pm.  Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm (Arrive by 6:25), Donation only.   Metta is a form of mindfulness practice works as compassion builder. We bring to mind a series of individuals (our self, someone easy to love, a neutral person, and a challenging person in our lives). The meditation focuses on sending each of these people “metta” or as it’s known in English, loving kindness. The way we do that is by creating a group mantra which changes each week. It might be something like, “May you have peace, May you have understanding, May you be willing to learn”, … Christine  offers Reiki to each person during the meditation which helps when some of these become particularly challenging to process. The idea is that over time this practice helps us want to take better care of ourselves and diffuses negative reactions when we’re “lit up” or triggered by difficult people. RSVP by emailing or calling/texting Christine at 508-934-6040 or Beginners are welcome and encouraged! Donations accepted.

 REIKI CLINIC Tuesday, May 19th  by appointment at 7:00 or 7:45 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing Reiki session at a great price in our group Reiki clinic setting to maximize the healing you receive during your half hour session. Make your appointment at 978-338-4326 or  $20.00 for 30 minutes.