Videos of Katina Makris, author, radio host, Lyme advocate Speaking

Often readers ask my why we don’t have video up of me speaking on YouTube of Facebook or Twitter?

I apologize– I am a techno dinosaur and rarely have an assistant on the road with me filming. Though some brilliant footage has come out of some of my events in the last 4 years- like the Washington DC MayDay Lyme Rally at the Whitehouse, of “Living Well with Lyme Disease” Omega workshop I co teach with Dr Horowitz and Dr Francescott, and most recently 2 hours on Nantucket Cable TV, I don’t get copies ! DARN IT!

Cecile Gough, in Guelph, Canada– please send me a link, BTW.

Here are 2 worthy videos and I promise to take more now in 2016.

This first one is from the VERY first Ticked Off Music Fest Deleware, as the keynote speaker (my fave job have to admit :)) and then below at Concord, NH Public Library, launching the 2nd edition of “Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Bo”.

I hope you enjoy and share them.

Blessings, Katina

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

Lyme Music Festival in the South Rocked Florida!

Lyme in The South Music Fest 2014Lyme in the South Music Fest was sheer magic! Thank you to the enormous collaboration of so many folks’ efforts, energy, talent, time and endless details that went into creating this beautiful event. Melissa Bell, Greg Kirk, Amy Boggs, and a troop of volunteers worked for months masterfully pulling off the first Lyme disease fundraiser and awareness festival in Florida.

I have to admit I am smitten with Jacksonville, Florida. I never expected this port city to be so enchanting – pristine weather, sunny skies, and a glimmering skyline welcoming us all. Our hosts’ gracious hospitality filled us with care and charm. My new posse of ‘girlfriends’ feel like kindred spirits to me, beautiful ladies who synergistically resonate over the Lyme disease atrocity.

Thanks to Dr. Kerry Clark for your brilliant, tireless tick studies; to Dr. Shirley Hartman for being wise enough to face the illness, and integrating so many recovery tools in your practice. Thank you to Dr. Terry Hashey for your open-minded and patently generous heart. Thank you to the 300+ people who came to the festival, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, drained with fatigue, to share with us all! Your spirits are mighty and your willingness to support this cause is ultimately life-changing on so many levels.

The venue was lovely, an open air restaurant and deck perched on the riverside, with food and beverages, a stage, and a great view. Newspapers, TVs, media attended. CNN coverage! The Lyme in the South Music Festival made a BIG footprint in the sand! We blew the lid open on the denial of Lyme disease existing in Florida and other Southern states. Every person I met at the Fest either had firsthand experience with Lyme disease or were there in allegiance. The case numbers are climbing. As Dr. Clark and Dr. Hartman pointed out – misdiagnosis is extreme!

Greg Kirk did a masterful job of coordinating the talent. Our performance schedule was dynamite. The seven hours flew by and seemingly without a hitch (though I know “behind the scenes” fires were being snuffed out). Our lineup was stellar:

  • 3:45 PM – Speaker: Melissa Bell of the Florida Lyme Disease Association
  • 4:00 PM – Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines
  • 5:00 PM – Speaker: Dr. Shirley Hartman of the Mandarin Wellness Center
  • 5:30 PM – Piano Rock Musician Alisa Turner
  • 6:30 PM – Speaker: Dr. Kerry Clark of the University of North Florida
  • 7:00 PM – Les Stroud of the “Survivorman” TV Series
  • 8:00 PM – Speaker: Author and activist Katina Makris of Lyme Light Radio

What an honor to be the keynote speaker, bringing hope and healing insight to our audience. As a recoveree and seasoned natural medicine practitioner, I aim to ignite your heart and will; then you can move mountains, personally and beyond.

Our musical performers were all phenomenal! As these Ticked OFF Festivals make their way around the country in the upcoming years, I tell you now – ATTEND! You will be blown away by the talent, the information, and the magic of synergy.

Our music opened with Gregg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, bringing us his beautiful new music, now healed from Lyme and attuned by his John of God experiences. Alisa Drake is a miracle. Atrociously stricken, bedridden, and now cured, she played her heart out. I was so moved by her exquisite songs and her truly lovely countenance. Bless you both.

Les Stroud is dynamite! Known for his blockbuster TV wilderness show “Surivorman,” I never knew Les is also a brilliantly talented songwriter, musician, and charismatic performer. He rocked the house – “Flying” was an exceptionally mesmerizing song.

Our closing act was the very renowned Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens. Besides his phenomenal guitar playing and songs, Pat is a hilarious storyteller. He held us in rapt attention, one vignette falling from his tongue after another.

Now soothed in Floridian night air, Jacksonville’s skyline filled with twinkling lights and starlight bathed us from above. I felt attuned to higher purpose as the “team” gathered on the top deck for a photo op. There we were – advocates, patients, musical performers, speaker, doctors, and real human beings, strung together in fellowship and cause from all walks of like and backgrounds, we banded together for this special festival and fundraiser. I felt grace, and in all honesty, I saw my future laid before me – crystal clear.

Healing, hope, education, breaking down walls and hard work are my chords to strike as the months and years ahead unfurl. More Ticked OFF Music Fests to come! “Lyme Light Radio” to continue soaring around the globe, another book to complete, and joy, beauty, and love to be my wings of flight!

Thank you Florida Lyme Disease Association, Ticked OFF Music Fest, lovely Jacksonville friends and all the attendees. You are beautiful, wise people! And an extra dose of love to my sister, Barbara, who drove up from South Florida to join her big sister with the “Lyme Light” of change.

Visit Facebook to see photos – what a spectacular weekend. It goes down in my history book, for certain.

Namaste,

Katina I. Makris

Lymelightradio.com

Lyme Disease Music Fest of The South- May 17, 2014

Please join us in sunny Jacksonville, Fla for a very worthy benefit; a Lyme disease fundraising music festival, featuring top musicians and known Lyme disease advocates. This is a fabulous way to participate in an important cause, learn more and soak in the music, sunshine and talent of our world. Lyme disease is the USA’s fastest spreading infectious illness. You want to learn and help in this crisis.

Les Stroud of “Survivorman” and Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens to Headline Lyme Music Fest Coming to Jacksonville

Lyme in the South Music Fest, a concert & festival dedicated to Lyme disease awareness, will feature popular performers in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17.

The Florida Lyme Disease Association and Ticked Off Music Fest are proud to present Lyme in the South Music Fest to bring awareness to Lyme and tick-related diseases to Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting at 3 p.m. at River City Brewing Co. (835 Museum Circle in Jacksonville). 

The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as “Blood & Roses,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Girl Like You,” and “Only a Memory.” Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases. 

Also featured is Les Stroud from the “Survivorman” TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.

Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme Disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band’s material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.

Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of “Out of the Woods”), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.

Proceeds from Lyme in the South Music Fest will go to the research efforts of Dr. Kerry Clark as well as the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease Alliance) – an organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting research and promoting advocacy to find a cure for tick-borne diseases and to the Florida Lyme Disease Association and their efforts to drive awareness to the greatly-misunderstood disease. 

The Ticked Off Music Fest, an organization dedicated to driving funding and awareness to Lyme and tick-borne diseases through a series of music festivals, and the Florida Lyme Disease Association have collaborated to bring awareness of Lyme cases in the southern US through this event.  Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and while these illnesses have previously been thought to be an East Coast epidemic, a wave of cases and sufferers are being counted in the South.

For more information about the Lyme in the South Music Fest, go to: http://www.LymeInTheSouth.com.

For all other inquiries, send email to: flda@comcast.net.

PR Contact: Gregg Kirk, gregg.kirk@gmail.com, 203-858-9725.

 

“Lyme Disease Music Festival in the South” Co-Host, Gregg Kirk, Shares his Incredible Lyme Healing Story on Lyme Light Radio

This week on Lyme Light Radio, I will be interviewing Greg Kirk of the Zen Engines band, who is also the founder of the Ticked off Music Festival! This is an interview I have been excited about for months, as Gregg Kirk is a remarkable human being, talented musician and songwriter and has a stunning Lyme disease recovery to share with us. After 7 years of failed antibiotic therapy, Spiritual Healer, John of God, cured him. This is a show for EVERYONE!! You MUST listen to Gregg’s journey– blows your socks off!! Tune in April 23 to LymeLightRadio.com

As so many of us realize, Lyme disease, America’s fastest spreading infectious illness, is moving at a rate four times faster than HIV/AIDS in contagion. This is a serious matter that all of us need to focus on. Everyone can be exposed to ticks, the primary carrier of the bacteria.

The American Southern states, from Virginia through the deep South and into Florida, are rampant with Lyme disease infested ticks and other insects, yet scant education, awareness, or doctor training has progressed in these areas. Some Southern state infections disease societies do not even acknowledge the illness exists in their states, yet individuals present with the classic early acute infection signs: bulls-eye rash, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue.

Also, of note is that On Saturday May 17, Jacksonville Florida hosts an important and timely event – the Lyme in the South Music Fest. Please read more below and join us all on he sparkling Atlantic Seacoast for a spectacular showcase of talent, invaluable education, and a great fund-raising cause.


lymeinthesouthfestThe Ticked Off Music Fest is an East Coast, US concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the country. – See more at: http://www.tickedoffmusicfest.com/

The next Ticked Off Music Fest event to kick off is the Lyme in the South Music Fest in collaboration with the Florida Lyme Disease Association.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, FL beginning at 3 p.m.

The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as “Blood & Roses,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Girl Like You,” and “Only a Memory.” Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases.

Also featured is Les Stroud from the “Survivorma” TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.

Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit “Breathing” about her own struggles with Lyme disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band’s material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.

Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of “Out of the Woods”), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.


Come on down! You will not be disappointed and in turn have time of your lives! I know this event opens the door for much needed change and success on many levels. I would love to see you there.

Join us live on LymeLightRadio.com, TheDrPatShow.com, TransformationTalkRadio.com, and WBLQ 1230 AM in Southern New England. “Lyme Light Radio With Katina Makris” broadcasts every Wednesday, bringing the most informative, inspirational, and innovative interviews to you and all matters related to Lyme Disease. You can also listen to my interview with Greg on iTunes or at http://thedrpatshow.com/shows/mak-140423-kirk.mp3

Warmly,

Katina I Makris, CCH, CIH

www.lymelightradio.com