Good Company Meetings

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you as well as can be.

A few years ago I felt a growing need to somehow better offer more accessible support for basic, healthy components of lifestyle and diet.

With some crazy percentage (that I can’t be bothered to look up at the moment –but it is huge) of disease being caused by poor lifestyle (stress, overwork, too much or too little exercise, etc.) and poor diet (too much processed food, salt, sugar, eating on the go, etc.), the answers–the things that REALLY cure these diseases are not usually more or different herbal formulas, drugs or costly remedies.

I believe in and love medicine that is accessible for everybody. Changing our lifestyles and diets is way more accessible than costly new supplements or regimens.

Changing our lifestyles and diets is simple. But it’s hard. We seem to need support and inspiration to do this. And it is impossible for some of us to pay someone else to supply this for us. Personal cheerleaders can cost a lot.

So, little by little, with a lot of input from Western physicians,  Ayurveda professionals, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other health care practitioners, we have developed a meeting protocol to support the health of anybody that would like to join.

Good Company Meetings are free, live meetings we (either Dr. Welch or other trained facilitators) facilitate, barring unforeseen circumstances, on the first Monday of every month, at 3:15 pm Eastern Time (East Coast of the US). All are welcome. In the interest of maintaining confidentiality we never record the meetings, so they are only available at the live time.

The purpose of these meetings is to support health. We do this by providing, to the best of our abilities, a neutral, tolerant, consistent, confidential and supportive community to support the practice of basic tenets of health, which we understand to include:

  1. healthy quantity and quality of nourishment from food & senses (that is, from smelling, tasting, seeing, feeling/touching, hearing as well as from food and drink)
  2. exercise—not too much or too little
  3. stress management
  4. living in integrity (that is, aligning our actions with the voice of our innermost essence, to the best of our abilities)
  5. minimizing harmful chemicals in our homes and offices: for example, in our personal health care and cleaning products

We welcome and support each other and ourselves by sharing our own experiences and insights, without engaging in crosstalk. Anyone is welcome to share, provided there is time, yet sharing is not mandatory. While not always this way, please be prepared for a very slow-paced meeting, with lots of silence.

The tenets we focus on are ones that, in our experience, the widest numbers of health care practitioners from Western and Eastern medicine agree are fundamental to gaining and maintaining good health. We understand there are cases where there may be disagreement about one or more of the tenets. In those cases, we find it useful to communicate with your personal health care provider to determine what is best for you. If our discussion differs from advice from your health care provider, these meetings may not be a good resource for you.


the first Monday of every month, at 3:15 pm Eastern Time (East Coast of the US).

How to join Good Company Meetings:

Dial-in number (US): (605) 475-4004
Access code: 880664#

You can find International dial-in numbers for many countries on this link, so you can use them as local numbers.

Note from conference provider, “Millions of people around the world are hitting phone carrier systems and the internet at levels never before seen. This has resulted in some people experiencing busy signals whether calling in to a conference line or just trying to call friends and family. If you would like to help alleviate some of the strain here are some things you can do:

    • Download The Mobile App. Tap here to Download for iPhone, here to Download for Android. This will give you the ability to call in over WiFi. Our app also has smart call routing so when you dial-in using your phone we’ll route you to carrier networks that have the most bandwidth.
    • Download The Desktop App. This lets you call in using your computer and also lets you stay better connected with screensharing and video conferencing. Tap the following link and scroll down to Download the Desktop App.
    • Schedule meetings to start 15 or 45 minutes past the hour rather than on the hour. Carrier networks are less congested at these times. If you could please post this final tip out to your social networks it would be a huge help. Please use the hashtag #15or45. This will help not just us and our fellow conferencing companies but everyone in the United States who is trying to use phone networks.

For 24/7 Customer Care or technical support from the host company for the meetings: if you are having trouble connecting, call: (562) 437-1411. Our office is unable to assist with technical troubles.

To support confidentiality, these meetings are not recorded.

Here is a list of possible resources for support with concerns that these meetings are not able to directly address, including:

  • emotional, physical, or sexual suffering
  • eating disorders
  • addictions to substances including–but not limited to–opioids, alcohol & cigarettes

Additional Support: There are many places to find information on a healthy, daily routine. Here is one:

eBook – Dinacaryā: Changing Lives Through Daily Living



We do not charge dues or fees for participation in these meetings. We do accept small donations, as they help cover the costs associated with hosting them. You are welcome to make a small donation through this, “Donate” button. Please do not donate more than 5USD.

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