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Over the Edge – The Awesome Drop of Autumn: Part 4 of Healing with the Seasons

Dramatic, isn’t it? How Autumn sneaks up on us. Suddenly, we notice a chill in the air. Or how dark it is when we get up in the morning. And the leaves – oh the leaves! – as they leave us. The edges of light and dark show up so clearly now. Dawn and dusk seem like sharper turning points. Often magnificent – ever so briefly. Now you see it, now you . . .

That’s the nature of Autumn. Bit of a sharp edge. It’s cut-to-the-chase time. Days get shorter. Plants die back. Animals look for cover. We may not be the ones bringing in the last of the harvest, but we share their primal sense of urgency. We may feel unprepared for what comes next. Or unready to let go of what’s past. Often we feel like we’re scrambling just to keep up.
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Holistic Practitioners
Discussion Forum
October: Resistance Roundtable

Coming up on Sunday, October 16, 7pm! The second meeting of the new monthly group for holistic health practitioners to come together for skill-building, sharing information and experiences, and discovering methods we can use to develop ourselves and support each other. Open to any holistic health practitioner who wants to talk with practitioners in their own and other modalities. Paula Derry will lead a discussion on what we mean when we talk about clients’ resistance, how we effectively respond, and what problems and conundrums we experience. Her introductory overview will include the Zen shiatsu perspective on the importance of the interrelationship between practitioner and client. Read all about it—hope to see you!

Open House 2016
at the Ruscombe Mansion
Sun Oct 9, 1-4pm

Your chance for one on one question time with our practitioners, sampling healthy snacks, trying a demo of yoga by the lily pond, or learning from our holistic panel discussions. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook!

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Co-op Cafe Reopening Tuesday, September 13

We are excited to announce that the co-op 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.”