Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wellness Week in Harlem

Wellness Week in Harlem
Saturday April 25th will be the first day of Harlem Holistic Wellness Week; the seven day Harlem Wellness initiative will end on Saturday May 2nd.  This will be the third year for this annual Harlem holistic wellness marketing intuitive. Each year I have seen an increasing number of natural health and wellness focused businesses choosing to make the Greater Harlem Area their main base of operation. Harlem has always been a unique leader in urban revitalization concepts. We moved our Ki Energy wellness center to Harlem a few years ago.
Just as the human body has the ability to self-heal if there is a balance in the mind, body and spirit; the same is true with the healing process of any community urban or rural. Over the years I have been blessed to learn how important it is to understand the importance of bring balance to both self and community. In 1974 I was a part a wonderful group of people who created an event to celebrate the mind, body and spirit of a community that was not well, how could it have been, it was in a city that was not well. Harlem Day was the event. Today Harlem Week is the largest urban cultural/economic development festival in America.
I truly believe that developing a platform for the growing number of wellness related organizations and businesses can have a similar effect on the urban holistic wellness movement as Harlem Week has had on the growth in cultural and urban development initiatives in Harlem and other urban communities throughout the country over the past 40 years.
Strategic planning, marketing and timing are why urban initiatives like Harlem Week succeed. The timing is right for Harlem to become a leader in promoting natural and holistic health options in urban communities. The strategic planning and marketing is still a work in process but Harlem Holistic Wellness Week is an excellent vehicle. Next week’s issue of Harlem Community News will have a listing of wellness organizations plus a calendar of events and activities that will be part of this year’s Harlem wellness week.Residents and visitors to the Harlem community will have the opportunity to explore different natural wellness methods that can be used to address their health. For further information call 646329-6727.

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