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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Laughter Therapy via Yoga

For those of you that were able to attend the LBT Rainbow Health Fair we enjoyed a wonderful 'laughter circle'.  Even in the short time we practiced laughing, many of us felt we benefited from practicing laughing and experiencing the joy that laughter brings in any form.  Laughing just makes one feel good! 

The Phinney Neighborhood Center offers a laughter yoga class on the 2nd Tuesday's taught by Teresa Verde based on the model that laughter has health benefits.  The Laughter Yoga class provides:

an explanation of the tremendous health benefits, how laughter and humor are highly effective coping mechanisms, the role of laughter in the workplace and even how smiling is beneficial; followed by a joyous laughter session consisting of gentle stretching, yoga-type deep breathing and playful laughter exercises.

Like all Yoga's, Laughter Yoga practices a combination of gentle stretching, yoga-type breathing, chanting and only differs by including laughter exercises. Yoga is a body/mind/spirit connection that leaves you feeling better after the class.  You need to bring to class a willingness to laugh for no reason and water. Check out the article on One Thousand Laughs in The New Yorker August 30th issue.
Phinney Laughter Club $5 class fee
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle. 
No pre-registration required.
Just drop in when you feel the need for more laughter in your life.

'Our sessions last approximately 50 minutes, beginning with a brief introduction and followed by gentle stretching, yoga type deep breathing and a series of playful laughter exercises'.

For more information contact Teresa at 206-784-9776 or

Thanks to Phinney Neighborhood Center and One Thousand Laughs for this information.


LBT Mobile Screening at Wildrose on December 11th

LBT Mobile Screening at Wildrose December 11th
At our May mobile screening we saw 15 women and we could have seen more!  For those of you thinking of coming to a mobile screening, take a look a this comment from one of the women that was served at our May 3rd screening.
I had never been to anything like a mobile health screening before and did not know what to expect.  I was pleasantly surprised as it was much less crowded than my doctors office and there was no wait!  I was one of the last appointments on Monday and can't remember the last time my doctor's office provided me with my test results so fast (only 3 days to my mail box)!  Plus, they provided resource information if I had any questions.  I certainly will use a mobile screening again as I was treated so well and the staff was very friendly.
Join us at the Wild Rose on Saturday December 11th
9 am - 3 pm
1115 East Pike St
Mobile Mammography, Breast exams and Pap tests
Best of health to you,

Ms T.


Health and Wellness Resource Fair on September 21st

North Seattle Health and
Wellness Resource Fair

Tuesday, September 21st
10:00AM  - 3:00PM

Please join us at Aljoya Thornton Place for medical seminars.
Meet professional medical experts and get information on how to live a better life
and how to prepare for the future.

Joe Madsen
Community Relations Director

Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 306-7941 tel
(206) 306-7925 fax


Queer Asian Women Research - Participants Needed

Take a peek at the research study and see if you can assist.  Ms T.

Queer Asian Women Research - Participants Needed
We are Dr. Meifen Wei (Assistant Professor) and Robyn Zakalik Doctoral Student) in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University. This study involves Asian or South Asian American women who have a concern (e.g., question, struggle, difficulty, etc.) related to their sexual orientation and/or being an Asian American. This is a research study approved by the University Institutional Research Board (IRB #05-601) at Iowa State University.
We are looking for participants who are 18 years of age or older. You should be an Asian or South Asian American woman who is romantically attracted to other women. You may identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning OR you may be attracted to women but feel that none of these identifications represent you.
If you feel that you are appropriate for this study based on the above description, please consider participation. Monetary compensation will be made available to compensate you for the time and effort necessary to participate in this study.
If you know of someone else who may be appropriate for this study, we would appreciate you forwarding this email on.
If you are interested in participating in this research study and would like to find out more about it, please email Robyn Zakalik
Participation in this research study is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at anytime.
Meifen Wei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
W112 Lagomarcino Hall
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
Robyn Zakalik, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling Psychology
Iowa State University


Leather and Lace needs auction items

The excitement is building for the Leather and Lace Fundraiser!  We need your support in the way of auction items.  We can use tangible items as well as your talent!  Perhaps you have a service that you could offer that could be auctioned off?  Is there something special you do that perhaps another member of our community would enjoy and benefit from?  This is a great way to network and connect with others. Save the date of October 2nd and let's make a great evening of it!

1st Annual Leather & Lace No Contest Fundraiser 
will directly benefit a soon 
to be established 
LGBT Elders' Fund.  
October 2nd, 2010
6:30 -  8:30
MC'd by the one and only Lamar Van Dyke
Featuring Fabulous Community Entertainers
The Cuff
1533 13th Ave, Seattle,
Suggested Donation $10
Raffle to benefit LGBT Elders' Fund
email: boi Di with any questions
WSMLO is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) organization.

On Seattle Announcements Calendar.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alki Spud's 75th Anniversary Party Prices on September 15th

Alki and Spud's go hand in hand and they will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary on Wednesday the 15th with a number of festivities and giveaways.  I have fond memories from my childhood of my parents taking me to Spud's as a treat as they knew the owners once upon a time.  Times were different --  we did not eat out as often as we do today and it was a special treat when we did.  I have a certain feeling of nostalgia with some of the places that are still standing in Seattle.  Here's to Spud's and those fabulous french fries.  Ummm ummm good.  Ms T.

Join Alki Spud, Wednesday September 15, for a full day of festivities featuring a net full of prizes and giveaways, including a proclamation from Seattle Mayor McGinn naming the official day 'Alki Spud Fish and Chips Day' in Seattle.

Other anniversary goodies include:
o free prize packs for the first 75 customers;
o $1.75 fish and chips with the donation of a canned food item to the West Seattle Food Bank ($2.75 without a canned food item, with $1 going to the food bank);
o a live marimba band playing rhythmic beach tunes; and
o a 75th anniversary prize wheel in which customers can spin to win one-a-kind collectibles and food prizes!

2666 Alki Avenue SW Seattle, WA, 98116


GSBA Stoli TASTEful Cocktail Contest and Kick Off Event September 15th

The GSBA has a number of different events in our community to support our businesses.  There are having a party on Wednesday that will be an affair that those that enjoy a bit of the cocktail will enjoy!  You have the opportunity to vote on cocktail, bartender and decor among 12 contenders listed in the body of this post.  Ms T.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) presents:
GSBA Stoli TASTEful Cocktail Contest
Wednesday, September 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Seattle


Kick off the beginning of TASTE by attending this year's GSBA TASTEful Stoli Cocktail Contest! Come vote for the best cocktail, bartender and decor - the winning cocktail will be the signature drink at the TASTE of GSBA - Come Fly With Us on November 13.

This year's contenders are:
BARRIO Capitol Hill
Broadway Grill
The Chapel
The Lobby Bar
Pan Pacific Hotel
Rosebud Restaurant & Bar
Sorrento Hotel
The Space Needle
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

Admission is a bottle of fine wine valued at $50 or more (to be auctioned at the 2010 TASTE of GSBA - Come Fly With Us).

To register, please call the GSBA office at 206-363-9188 or email

Wednesday, September 15

Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98104

Admission is a bottle of fine wine ($50.00 or more) which will be auctioned to benefit the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

Phone: 206-363-9188
Contact: April Thanos

About Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA):
The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the US and the 2nd largest chamber in Washington state. GSBA combines business development, leadership, social action and philanthropy to expand economic opportunity for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and those who support equality for all.

Send to Outlook:
701 5th Ave, 98104


Slice Slice Baby! Gore-Burlesque Show at Re-Bar on Wednesday September 15th

For those of us that loved the 70's (we think?) and lived through the 80's the first time or wish we did, this might be the perfect event to attend.  If you love Gore AND Burlesque then you will be in love.  The girls are bringing out the pleather and fishnets!  Enjoy the evening and bring your friends.  Ms T.

An 80's themed Gore Burlesque variety show this Wednesday night, September 15th!

It's time for the Gorelesque Girls' monthly night at the Re-Bar again! This time the theme is 80s! So come dressed in your best glam, prep, and new wave, punk - 80s inspired get-ups for a discounted admission. Raffle, costume contest, and after-show dance party!!! Bring the ones you love and prepare to be trilled.

Re-Bar 1114 Howell St.
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm (21+)
Cover $10 with costume, $12 without.


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