Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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"Cortland J Young Appointed to NHPCO My Hospice Ambassadors Program”

Monterey, CA, August 01, 2019 - Mr. Edo Banach, JD, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) announced today that Cortland J. Young, RN CHPN NEA-BC ACHCE has been appointed into the My Hospice Ambassadors Program. My Hospice Ambassadors play an invaluable role in educating and forging relationships with Members of Congress, enhancing awareness of hospice and palliative care issues, and leading grassroots efforts in their state.

Mr. Banach has appointed Cortland Young to the California My Hospice Ambassador’s position for 2019-2020 Congressional Calendar Year. Mr. Young’s duties as Ambassador will be to participate in the Hospice Action Network (HAN) Summer 2019 three-part grassroots webinar series.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization representing hospice and palliative care professionals in the United States, with its affiliate the Hospice Action Network.

“I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance into the My Hospice Ambassadors Program. We [NHCPO] appreciate your leadership and commitment on behalf of the hospice and palliative care community and look forward to working with you on ensuring that individuals and their families continue to receive high-quality, compassionate, and person-centered hospice and palliative care.” wrote Mr. Banach.

Mr. Young resides in Salinas and is the Chief Clinical Officer for the VNA & Hospice. Since 1951, the not-for-profit VNA has provided a wide range of home health care, serving Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and South Santa Clara counties. VNA is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents of the Central Coast by meeting their individual needs in a caring, effective, honorable, and accessible manner.

Media Contact: Jane Russo, 831-372-6668, From: Central Coast VNA & Hospice

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Acclaimed spiritual mentor Shreekalp leads Divine Harmony Therapeutic Retreat, Sept. 13-15 at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Just like the body, the soul needs occasional, mindful cleansing. But how does one begin to dissolve the dark clouds that surround us — to begin living with more joy, love and clarity?

Monterey, CA, July 31, 2019 - Just like the body, the soul needs occasional, mindful cleansing. But how does one begin to dissolve the dark clouds that surround us — to begin living with more joy, love and clarity?

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It’s called spiritual detox therapy, an integral element of the unique and life-changing Divine Harmony Therapeutic Retreat on Sept. 13-15. This immersive experience is led by Shreekalp, an acclaimed spiritual mentor, life designer and companion guide who helps others lead fulfilled lives.

Held within a serene and peaceful environment at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, the retreat helps provide answers amid the chaos of a turbulent world. It walks attendees through various genres — or worlds — of human life. Attendees will become mesmerized with delightful experiences of the Golden World, the Physical World, the Mental World, and the Emotional World. The end result is a sense of pure joy, happiness, peace and a completely different perspective of life never experienced before.

This all-inclusive retreat includes a two-night stay at the Hyatt, meals and fees for multiple sessions filled with various practical activities and discussion. Total cost is $1,100 per person (with early-bird and group rates available) at

Shreekalp designed this therapeutic experience to give people an opportunity to be liberated from the rancor of the modern fast-paced life. He believes that when people wholesomely connect with nature, the entire ecosystem of the human body — physical, mental and emotional — gets purified.

This unique, total-immersion retreat — beyond the spirituality attached to Yoga or Reiki — includes carefully crafted activities with the goal of attaining a state of higher consciousness.

Shreekalp has combined the holistic and spiritual aspects of different ideologies to create unique, contemporary therapy for the modern lifestyle.

Shreekalp runs this retreat along with a set of professionals with many years of experience at senior management level in various Fortune 500 companies. People all over the world have benefited from this therapy, feeling mentally and emotionally light, happy and rejuvenated. Past participants have found increased positivity, stability of their mind, clarity in thinking and increased focus and attention.

This unique therapeutic experience is derived from an overall ecosystem of:

  • peaceful and serene atmosphere of the venue;
  • sumptuous yet balanced meals;
  • close-to-nature yet comfortable accommodations.

The length of each therapy session ranges from 1-2 hours, with a soothing flow that begins with the removal of negative energy. The spiritual detoxification during the retreat is natural and long-lasting.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455