Subject: The Benefits of Wilbur's Lithium Water - Wilbur Hot Springs: June 2019

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Dear friends of Wilbur:

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common, and most debilitating, psychological conditions.

Anxiety is a feeling, often with an epicenter in the stomach and chest, which radiates with a buzz through the body, causing a feeling and thought, that something bad is about to happen. Anxiety ranges from mild to moderate to severe. Anxiety can be a major obstacle to normal daily functioning.

Depression is a feeling, throughout the entire system of grim darkness, often accompanied by a sensation of heavy weightfulness and severe fatigue. Depression can cause the person to literally see dark clouds on a sunny day. Depression can cause world famous author, William Styron, to stay under the covers in a hotel bed, while floors below they are preparing to award him the Legion of Honor. For his story, see “Darkness Visible” by William Styron.

The most immediate, effective, cost-efficient treatment for anxiety is abdominal breathing. Master abdominal breathing, and you will conquer anxiety.

It is relatively easy for a person experiencing even severe anxiety, to learn and practice abdominal breathing. Practice can take place alone, or in the presence of others, anywhere.

The most immediate, effective, cost efficient, treatment for depression, is exercise.

It is somewhat difficult for a person experiencing depression to learn and practice exercise, as depression saps the energy required for exercise. Very often it takes a friend, or a hired coach, to help a depressed person begin an exercise routine.

The legal physical medical treatment for anxiety is one of many medicines (downers) which "calm or quiet' the system, by taking it "down".

Some of the illegal treatments for anxiety are heroin, opioids, morphine. While initially delightful, in the mid and long term these drugs are, with noteworthy exceptions, a psycho-physical social disaster.

The legal physical medical treatments for depression are medicines which rouse or energize the system (uppers). Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox and the SSRI family. These medicines help a small percentage of the population and fail with the rest, often doing damage.

The illegal physical treatments for depression are cocaine and methamphetamine. Both feel great at first and very soon fail, often doing damage to health, family, and/or business.

Alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, is used for both anxiety and depression. In the short term, in small amounts, alcohol can be effective for both conditions. In the mid and longer term alcohol is toxic and fails miserably as medicine.
Lithium is a mood stabilizer which has been used effectively with both anxiety and depression. It is often prescribed for bipolar disorder.  The water at Wilbur Hot Springs contains Lithium and has been referred  to as Lithium Water.
A plethora of recent research indicates that immersion in nature heals anxiety and depression. Wilbur is prescription grade nature, RxN.

After practicing psychotherapy for 50 years, I strongly favor abdominal breathing, exercise, and immersion in Wilbur's waters and a peaceful environment, for anxiety and depression.

Say hello next time you are at Wilbur. We're the tall couple with laughing eyes and smiling hearts.

Wishing you excellent health,

Richard and Jolee,
Caretakers, Wilbur Hot Springs

Richard Louis Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology
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Please join us in wishing Nellie Ramirez a wonderful retirement, after 20 years with Wilbur!

Nellie worked at the Colusa laundromat for 20 years, where she met Ezzie, a previous Wilbur general manager. Ezzie was so impressed with her work ethic that she hired her to be head of housekeeping.

When asked what she attributed her good health to? She replied, staying active all her life, working, and being outdoors, which she enjoyed here at Wilbur. She used to go dancing every weekend when she was younger; doing Cumbia, Salsa and Ranchera.

Nellie said it was easy to spend 20 years at Wilbur because she loves the people so much. Everyone has been so great to her.

In her well- deserved retirement, she plans to watch a lot of TV! She is excited to take the first month to go visit her daughter and son who live in southern California.

Nellie has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and she will continue to reside in Colusa.

Warm Wilbur wishes Nellie. We will miss you!

Jerry and Brennan Newberry
WHS General Managers

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Join Sarana in 2019 for a weekend of breathing, chanting, asana and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind.

You’ll step back from your daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries.

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  • October 11 - 13
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Complimentary session: June 4
Private Readings: June 5 and June 6

Julia is a spiritual minister whose greatest joy is in offering spiritual guidance that will help others on their path of awakening. She offers individual guidance in clairvoyant readings and healings for individuals and businesses. Most of all she loves teaching and sharing how to open one’s own individual spiritual abilities and grow more in alignment with their soul purpose and true joy.
She is a long term meditator, with practice in ageless wisdom, international service groups, a graduate of Aesclepion Clairvoyant training, and the SHAPE Trancemedium Mastery Course, Clinics and Deprogramming mastery classes. She is currently a member of the SHAPE organization of healers, readers and teachers. She is also a professional musician playing drums, marimba and keyboards. Find out more at
June 6-7 at 7 p.m.
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Mary Isis creates a sacred and soul-nurturing space, singing her songs in the spirit of Ceremony - to awaken, heal and empower her listeners. Her songs are lyrical prayers, invocations, affirmations, revelations and celebrations of the sacred journey of life, inspiring soul remembrance of our purpose for being here. A multi-instrumentalist and with worldly inspiration, she is graceful, light hearted and full of gratitude, inviting the attuned presence of deep listening as well as involved participation in singing. Find out more.
June 8-9 at 8 a.m.
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Come join us for a simple, gentle set of exercises based on Chinese traditional medicine and martial arts, suitable for all ages, all body types, and all levels of mobility. Enjoy having fun while learning about and practicing Tai Chi. John has been a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor since 1985. John is also a massage therapist here at Wilbur. He incorporates the movement, stillness, touch, pressure, chi (energy), manipulation, and breathing of these ancient vibrational healing arts into massage.
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