Healing Hands Blog 

  • Reflections upon Fet Gede

    They are not buried here. None of my blood relatives are buried in my home state. Yet that has not stopped me from making lasting, powerful, magickal, connections to women, who have gone before me, namely the Divine Marie Laveau and a Black woman from Pioneer times, who is buried in a cemetery, near and […]

  • Chasing the Ghosts of My Ancestors, Letter to My Family

     As the Day of the Dead and Fet Gede approach, the days when the Ancestors return to visit with us, my mind turns to mysteries and myths surrounding my own Ancestors and our Ancestral home, Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine.  My family left the Ukraine 100 years ago to escape pogroms and a darkening future. I had […]

  • What is the Day of the Dead/Fet Gede Celebration?

    For 39 years, La Source Ancienne Ounfo – A New Orleans based Vodou society – has celebrated the Day of the Dead/Fet Gede with an annual Vodou ceremony to invoke the Gede. It is soothing and reassuring to know that our Dead are not gone, and that we can come together in community to honor […]

  • Meet AHA!’s Newest Practitioners!

    Kerry Hegarty Licensed Professional Counselor Since 2014, Kerry has worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD or grief and relationship issues from all walks of life. In treatment, she uses a client-centered, mindfulness and DBT-based approach to help you develop healthier relationships with yourself and others. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental […]

  • A Call to the Community

    Over the past year, we have been thinking about what it means to be a community center.  For us,   we view ‘community’ as more than a group of people living in the same neighborhood. We see community as an integrated network of hearts and souls ready to step up when times are hard. Moreover, […]

  • Sacred Music Festival: Music Against Hate

    For our 8th year, the New Orleans Sacred Music Festival is bannering the theme “Music Against Hate.”  In the past we have avoided any hint of negative language, but now we are directly confronting a larger milieu of increasing factionalism, intolerance and distrust.  Against this we come together to share music and gifts from many […]

  • Falling into the Spirits

    October, 2018- A Month in Review by: Brandon Curran: NOHC Marketing and Events Manager   We have been busy, y’all. After an extremely eventful October, we are thrilled to look back and see the wide-range of groups, events and happenings throughout our Healing Center space that allow us to continue to grow and develop as […]

  • Gaining Traction in this Hot Sun

    July, 2018- A Month in Review by: Brandon Curran: NOHC Marketing and Events Manager As the hot summer months slowed life for much of the city, The New Orleans Healing Center continued to move forward in full swing throughout the month of July. We saw beautiful successes within The Healing Center, our silos and many […]

  • NONPROFIT OFFICIAL

    April, 2018- A Month in Review by: Brandon Curran: NOHC Marketing and Events Manager   It’s all happening, Y ’all! The New Orleans Healing Center is officially a 501c3 nonprofit! After an extensive amount of work and support of our staff, Board Members and founders, The New Orleans Healing Center has officially been approved nonprofit […]

  • More Than Just Spine Pain

     Affordable Healing Arts Welcomes Chiropractor Dr. Rueben Carter, D.C. By: Brandon Curran; NOHc Marketing and Events Manager The world of chiropractic work is rapidly growing and Dr. Rueben Carter, D.C. is excited to be a part of that growth. Dr. Carter recently started Integrative Spine Care & Wellness inside The New Orleans Healing Center’s Affordable […]

  • 2017: A Year in Review

    Healing Center Grew to New Heights with Increased Focus on Community Health, Local Arts/Culture and Diversity/Inclusion by: Brandon Curran: NOHC Marketing and Events Manager The New Orleans Healing Center reached new heights in 2017. First and foremost, The Healing Center was excited to become fully occupied with all its leasable spaces. The Healing Center selects […]

  • Individual Attention and Affordable Care; The Purr-fect Approach for Your Pet’s Health and Medical Needs

    The Healing Center Welcomes Veterinarian, Dr. Charlotte Milazzo with New Orleans Animal Health By: Brandon Curran; NOHc Marketing and Events Manager Dogs, cats, horses, birds and rats; Dr. Charlotte can see them all. After over a decade of enjoying the privilege of practicing at several clinics throughout the city and metro area, she recently moved […]

  • Bouncin’ with a Creole Commitment

    Bounce Fitness Founder Opens The Moe Joe Gallery at The Healing Center Ask most people what they do for a living and they will give you the rehearsed one-line answer about their daily tasks. Ask Moe Joe from Bounce Fitness what she does for a living and expect a full embrace of her commitment to […]

  • Tapping Away The Pain

    Sitting Down with Dr. Gail Gillespie from Affordable Healing Arts   Before writing this article, I expected to be interested in Dr. Gillespie’s practice as a licensed psychologist; what I learned and experienced was much more inspiring and healing than I could have ever imagined.  Dr. Gillespie has been with AHA! (Affordable Healing Arts) – […]

  • Engaging with Produce

    Engaging With Produce The New Orleans Food Coop Opens First-Ever Farmer’s Market by: Brandon Curran; NOHC Marketing and Events Coordinator Customers at the New Orleans Food Coop all definitely know Richard Siday. Richard has been working as The Produce Manager at The New Orleans Food Coop for less than a year; but his sights are […]

  • Can The Faith Community Save New Orleans?

    Can The Faith Community Save New Orleans Faith Leaders and Media Discuss Topics around New Orleans Sacred Music Festival by: Orissa Arend; Media Representative   That was the question posed to a group of 15 or so mostly Black religious leaders and a few media representatives at the Spotted Cat Food and Spirits in the […]

  • “Healing Lives for Under Twenty Dollars”

    “Healing Lives for Under Twenty Dollars” The Healing Center Welcomes “Oldies But Goodies” by: Brandon Curran; NOHC Marketing and Events Coordinator   Many members of The New Orleans Healing Center community will note the spiritual energy they feel when entering the premises. For Queen, those spirits can be felt from her childhood. Queen recently opened […]

  • “Commitment Far More than a Soundbite”

    Talking with Our Favorite Superhero; Captain Black by: Brandon Curran; NOHC Marketing and Events Coordinator   Most people could not dub themselves as a superhero and get away with it. However, most people are not Nadra Enzi, otherwise known as Captain Black. Captain Black has been involved with various ventures in The New Orleans Healing […]

  • “Backing Up Their Livelihoods”

    The Healing Center Welcomes Our Newest Silo; St Roch Computer and Phone Repair by: Brandon Curran; NOHC Marketing and Events Coordinator Healing means a lot of things to a lot of people and to Ben and Tom, from St Roch Computer and Phone Repair, healing means running a reliable, affordable and accessible business with technology […]