Red Fox, one of series of new paintings by Zoh Hieronimus.
Greetings Friends of Ruscombe,
When I founded Ruscombe in 1984, my vision was to offer holistic healing options in one location. The reason for this was to facilitate a person’s healing more quickly than if a person had to travel looking for the many options that were then difficult to find. Today, thirty-four years later, acupuncture, naturopathy, herbal healing, massage, and other therapeutics we feature are more prevalent in our society. The Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center remains the longest freestanding outpatient integrative center in America offering numerous ancient and modern healing options.
All institutions grow and change, and change is occurring now at Ruscombe three decades later. Astrologically, the entire world is in the throes of institutional change and individual transformation as seen by a Pluto square Mars dynamic, a fiery challenge to all systems, inner and outer, personal and collective. It’s a time of unexpected interruptions and opportunities for novel creation. This planetary configuration, which will last for another 15 years or so, accelerates change for the entire world. Continue reading “The Greatest Love There Is”
Solstice. The peak of Summer. Like the bloom of a rose, it sparks surprise and delight. Coming so close to the Sun awakens ALL our senses. Our hearts open – like a rose – to multiple layers of feeling and emotion. Continue reading “Reflections on the Solstice”
This now-famous bus was on the Ruscombe property back when it was the Savitria Commune and AUM Esoteric Study Center, and we’re hoping that someone from the Ruscombe community of clients and friends may remember it from way back then.
If you know anyone who was connected with the Savitria community or the early days of AUM, would you please ask them to contact us if they have any memories of this bus?
This post originally appeared on BmoreSZG.com. In April of 2017, Peter Van Buren gave a talk to the health practitioners at Ruscombe Mansion on the benefits of integrating Sheng Zhen Gong with the holistic therapies they practiced. After first explaining a little about Sheng Zhen Gong, Peter then guided the group though a brief practice, so they could experience firsthand the “Sheng Zhen state”. And, then he addressed the group,
Cynthia Zanti Jabs is taking on a new venture this month. May will see the first classes of a curriculum she designed to teach Therapeutic Qi Gong to acupuncture students at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Qi Gong (pronounced ‘Chee Gung’) is to Asian Healing Arts what Physical Therapy is to Western Medicine. With a few notable differences: Qi Gong works with mental and spiritual issues along with physical ones. Many Qi Gong practices have been practiced for thousands of years. It’s very inexpensive and it never has to hurt to work. Continue reading “New Qi Gong Venture”
There was a brief moment that will always remind me of all that I want to remember from the weekend of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March in Washington. It was on Saturday, as the first speakers were taking their turns on the podium. Crowds of people were still coalescing. The density of the crowd was something I’ve hardly ever experienced. Once on the streets of Varanasi in India, once on a subway platform in New York.
In tumultuous times, traditional healing modalities have much to offer. They help us recover from shock. They can address old wounds laid bare by dramas unfolding around us. They call us to our higher selves. They lead us to connect with others and connect with our purpose in the world. They support us in finding our footing in the presence of frightening uncertainties. They cultivate the strength and clarity we need to deal appropriately with changing circumstances.
Changes of great magnitude can wreak havoc for us physically, mentally and spiritually. Signs of strain can show up on all of these levels. We may experience changes in our sleep, concentration, breathing, balance, digestion or elimination. Any and all our major functions can be compromised. Continue reading “Holistic Healing Arts in Tumultuous Times”
Ruscombe Mansion’s Wellness Day Open House 2016 was a great success!
On behalf of our founders Zoh and Bob Hieronimus, Ruscombe would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone in our community—practitioners, friends, sponsors, and guests—for the strong show of support for Ruscombe Mansion’s Annual Wellness Day Open House. We had an excellent turnout! Thank you to everyone who pitched in, and thank you to everyone who came out to get to know the Ruscombe community! Continue reading “Ruscombe Mansion’s Wellness Day Open House 2016”
You came to our holistic center as a patient and in need of help. Thank you for that profound act of trust. Now we come to you, humbly, to ask for your help in turn. The cause for excellent holistic health care, here in our community, needs you. Will you consider becoming its champion by making a gift?
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!
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.”
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!
Prince stepped up. It wasn’t just his musical talent that inspired us. It’s how bold he was, wading into territory that was itchy or awkward or painful. Not just to wallow there but to see what could move and what might be created by going there with us. Without cringing. With humor. And rhythm. Sometimes harmony. And grace.
On behalf of our founders Zoh and Bob Hieronimus, Ruscombe would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone in our community—practitioners, friends, sponsors, and guests—for the strong show of support for the annual Holistic Open House. We had an excellent turnout! Thank you to everyone who pitched in with gusto to help us make this annual event one that will be talked about for a long time. Continue reading “Open House 2015”
With the warm weather, Ruscombe has been getting out in the community. Visitors have been enjoying our cafe lunch outside on the grounds, and Rebekah Montgomery, massage therapist, arranged the Granola Gathering to make bags for the homeless.
– Free sampling of delicious and healing recipes
– The chance to talk informally with practitioners in relaxed setting
– Free demos of healing modalities
– Sample yoga-Featuring a Panel discussion to introduce you to our practitioners
– and more! Continue reading “Open House 2011”
What Baltimore landmark connects William Penn, William Donald Schaefer, Leon Fleischer, Barbara Mikulski, and one of Baltimore’s “Top Docs” for 2008? Answer: The Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, which in September celebrates its 25th year as a holistic center at 4801 Yellowwood Avenue in northwest Baltimore. Continue reading “25 Years of Healthy Intentions: Ruscombe Marks a Milestone”
We hope you had a chance to attend this year’s Ruscombe Mansion Open House, Sunday September 13, from 1-4 PM. Our Open Houses are a great time to meet all our practitioners informally and learn about natural healing therapies. Continue reading “Ruscombe Mansion 2009 Open House”
Our annual community outreach event offered free presentations and demonstrations to our friends and neighbors introducing them to our healing arts. We enjoyed an uplifting day of fellowship and delicious, healthy snacks provided by our mostly-vegetarian chef, the Itinerant Cook. We indulged with yoga by the lily pond and nourished your wellness at the Ruscombe Mansion Open House. Continue reading “Ruscombe Mansion Open House Sunday, October 8, 2006 Was an Inspiring Success!”