Topic: Graduation Announcement
Mary Jo Eshelman, N.D., CTN, CNHP
American Board Certified Traditional Naturopath
Dear Family, Friends and Associates,
I am extremely pleased to announce my graduation from the Trinity College of Natural Health as a Doctor of Naturopathy, and my subsequent certification as a Certified Traditional Naturopath through the American Naturopathic Medical Association! May I take this opportunity, please, to explain what this means to me? Hopefully it will mean something to you, as well.
Naturopathy is a system of medicine founded on the belief that diet, mental state, exercise, breathing, and other natural factors are central to the origin and treatment of disease. The word “doctor” is an academic title, originally meaning a man so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence, one who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. As a doctor of naturopathy, what I will teach is how to apply the principles of natural health to optimize levels of physical, mental and emotional well-being. In other words, I will teach people about some of the natural ways to stay well that have been used throughout history.
When I was a child, I grew up loving nature. My mother could hardly get me indoors! I loved the dirt, the grass, the trees, the flowers, the animals, and even the bugs!
As I grew older, I began to develop an understanding of the connectedness of all of life. I started to see how we are but a part of the whole. I wanted to understand more.
A pivotal point in my life came at the age of twelve, when I saw a sign on the church basement wall, and it read: “With Awareness Comes Responsibility.” I wanted the awareness, so I made a promise to God to accept the responsibility to help others with what I would learn, and to pass the awareness on.
My life since that time has been focused on learning. I fervently studied matters of body, spirit, and mind. My friends often thought me a little bit strange, but I was fascinated with learning this stuff!
Those of you who know me, know that I’ve had some very difficult times through the years. What got me through all of those times was the loving support of my family and friends, and the inner knowing that someday I would be able to make good of what I’d been through. It was through the hard times that I learned the most, by keeping this thought in mind.
As a Doctor of Naturopathy, I want to help make people aware of God’s good. We always have all that we need. It doesn’t always have to depend upon insurance, or surgery, or drugs. Good health is a natural thing!
Go outside; look around. Then close your eyes and be still. Right there, in that moment of silence, you have what you need to be whole. God’s power is within your soul. Open your eyes up again, take in a deep breath of fresh air. This is the breath of life. Look to the earth – it gives us our food; and our food is our medicine.
There is a harmony throughout all of nature – The song of a bird, the whisk of the wind, the dance of the planets and stars. We are a part of all that, and all of our needs are supplied, if we but know where to look, and live within natural laws.
It is my vision to take part in the process of teaching by inviting others to teach by my side. There is so much to learn of how simple life is, and we all have our talents and gifts. I want to create an environment where we can all teach each other, so little by little we’ll realize these gifts in ourselves.
At present, I’m gathering my plans and putting the wheels into motion. There are two parts to all this. One, a professional network of natural health practitioners and wellness eduators, and the other a holistic health ministry. They will be called:
Both All Natural HealthWorks and Essentials of Life will be involved in education. We will offer a wide variety of classes and workshops, many of which will be free. The educational sessions will be taught by myself and numerous other well-qualified people working in the natural health field. We will cover a very wide range of topics. There are so many things to explore!
The idea that I have in mind is to establish a place where people can dig their hands in and learn. I envision a center that is active; the air filled with the scent of flowers, herbs and good food; people gathered together, laughing, learning, researching, experiencing, and sharing their healing strengths. I hope you will come join us there!
Feel free to e-mailand schedule an appointment with me. I would be happy to share my knowledge with you and help you find ways of incorporating the principles of natural health into your life! I offer telephone consultations, as well.
Please explore our website at www.allnaturalhealthworks.com to get a better idea of what we can offer to you. Much of the website is still under construction, but please check back often, because exciting things are in the works!
Thank all of you for your love and support through the years. I hope to give back to the world, in such a beautiful way, all you have given to me!!!
Yours in Loving and Grateful Service,
Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP
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The above graduation announcement was written in 2005. Now in 2008--many healthier people and animals later--All Natural HealthWorks Holistic Education and Research Unlimited...and the Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center are in the process of preparing a physical location where people can come to learn more about natural health!
Keep an eye on our website for details, and also look for Essentials of Life to open a website at www.essentialsoflife.org.
Exciting things are in the works!!!
Naturally Yours in Good Health,
Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.