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ANNOUNCING: Holistic Practitioners Discussion Forum

We are starting a peer-education group open to any holistic health practitioner who wants to talk with practitioners in their own and other modalities, including massage therapists and bodyworkers, acupuncturists, energy workers, holistic physicians, holistic psychotherapists, and others. The purpose of the group is skill-building, sharing information and experiences, and discovering methods we can use to develop ourselves and support each other. Each meeting will begin with a brief experiential exercise, followed by a presentation. The group will meet monthly—the first forum is on Sunday, September 11, 7-8:30pm. Read all about it and mark your calendar!

Cafe Reopening Tuesday, September 13

We are excited to announce that the cafe reopens this September 13. It will be open weekly on Tuesdays, 12-3pm.

And introducing our new cook, Stephanie Czyryca:

“I am a personal chef devoted to creating delicious whole food, plant-based menus to promote health and wholeness. I have enjoyed years as a professional cook, baker, and kitchen man­ager specializing in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. This summer, I completed a Certificate in Food Therapy from Natural Gourmet Institute NY, which helps me translate dietary recommendations into nourishing recipes and meal plans to help manage the symptoms of illness. My path is to respect the Earth’s abundance and rekindle the love of food for people in all states of health.”

Crazy Daze of Summer
Transition Time: Food, Work and Music
Part 3 of Healing with the Seasons

Image: Forest and Kim Starr / CC BY 2.0

This is The Season of Transition. Asian healing traditions often identify the time between Summer and Fall as a fifth season, with particular healing gifts for issues around food and nourishment.

Some call this Late Summer or Harvest Time. I call it the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer. So different from earlier Summer months! More settling – and sometimes more unsettling.
Continue reading “Crazy Daze of Summer
Transition Time: Food, Work and Music
Part 3 of Healing with the Seasons”

Riding the Summer Waves: Part 2 of Healing with the Seasons

We’re near the peak. On this part of the planet, we’re coming closer to the sun. We’re feeling its rays more directly than we will again till next June comes around.

All this extra light, warmth and daytime has huge affects on our body, mind and spirit. And, like every season it’s a mixed bag. There’s no such thing as a blessing that’s not mixed, I often say. Continue reading “Riding the Summer Waves: Part 2 of Healing with the Seasons”