The vision of SMBF helps people combine ancient wisdom with progressive thinking, thereby creating lives worth living in the present.
The mission of SMBF uses cutting edge technology blended with human compassion to affect change, leading to more peaceful and productive living.
Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation is a focus ministry of Centers for Spiritual Living, and a 501(c))(3) not-for-profit organization. It is recognized by federal law and incorporated as such in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All donations and gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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The Foundation seeks to integrate spiritual teachings with healthy mental and physical living. Our founder, director and board president, Rev. Dr. Terry Drew Karanen, has been involved in a variety of careers in the past four decades. He created the Foundation as a for purpose organization, organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a not-for-profit organization with federal 501(c)(3) recognition, to act as an online presence combining spiritual education with positive mental practices and healthy living. Our spiritual philosophy is based on universal principles found in all faith, religions and spiritual practices. Blending spiritual philosophy with science and religion is the foundation of the New Thought Movement, and specifically that of Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Science of Mind® philosophy.
Positive mental practices include ways to learn from our past actions and how to move forward with success. And, healthy living shows how we can be more fully involved in our own physical health, as well as the health of our planet. An additional component of the "Body" part of our Foundation is our philanthropic outreach, grants and donations to other like-minded organizations and individual who are striving to make our planet a more peaceful, safe and productive world in which to live now and for generations to come. Over 40 percent of the Foundation's gross income is granted quarterly to another organization or individual doing like-minded work for planetary peace through the Frank Anthony Vavrovsky, Jr. Memorial Fund.
Simon is not only a financial planner for his company, Basildon Financial, LLC, but also maintains his own healthy living division, Basildon Wellness. His background and certifications include: SEC Registered Financial Advisor; President and CEO of Basildon Financial, LLC; past President of The Society For Financial Awareness – Central PA Chapter, (a non-profit educational speakers bureau); Series 6, 63, 65 Securities licenses; cleared through PA criminal, FBI, and credit background checks; featured financial speaker on ABC27’s “Good Day PA!”; educational speaker for the National Down Syndrome Society; educational speaker for various groups in the central PA area; former Small Business Development and Community Development Committees Member for the West Shore Chamber of Commerce; founder and owner of Basildon Wellness (a non profit diversified wellness centre set up to support the growth of the community and local practitioners); and, board member of Someone To Tell It To, a local 501(c)3.
Lorraine brings an extensive medical background to the Foundation: Doctorate of Nursing (Robert Morris University); PA Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner – Family Practice (University of Pennsylvania); Certified Emergency Nurse – Emergency Nurses Association; Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; PA Department of Health Certified Pre-hospital Registered Nurse; Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor – Public and Law Enforcement/Public Safety Curricula; American Heart Association and National Safety Council – CPR Instructor.
Terry has been an ordained minister for nearly two decades, currently associated with Centers for Spiritual Living; a social worker licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and, a formerly licensed massage therapist. He holds a doctor of divinity degree from the American Institute of Holistic Theology; a master of social work degree from Temple University); a bachelor of arts degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State College; is a certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) counselor; a certified alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediator; a Red Cross certified CPR responder; and, a DOT/FAA certified flight attendant.
This varied background allows Terry to use his spiritual, mental health and physiological backgrounds into the perfect combination of Spirit, mind and body education and consciousness building.