Our cleanse begins tomorrow! Hooray! Are you dancing for joy with me? No…?

“Cleansing is such a drag.” – Not with the Homestead! Here at the Homestead, you will not go hungry, you will not be starving yourself, you will not be choking down some terribly bitter brown sludge slurry that looks the same going out….well, you get the picture. I like to keep cleansing light, joyous and inspiring so that we look forward to dedicating one week every spring to self-renewal.

a glassful of delicious kefir to help your body achieve balance before, during and after a cleanse
a glassful of delicious kefir to help your body achieve balance before, during and after a cleanse

“Cleansing is expensive!” – Not true! In fact, the best cleanse would be to drink more water, which is free. Even better would be to give up smoking and drinking for a week, which actually saves you money. What’s different about this year is we are asking for a small donation when you join our cleanse – because The Holistic Homestead is a nonprofit corporation – we’re using our regular programming as opportunities to raise money to become a fully-fledged and self-supporting 501(c)(3). While your donation is not tax deductible, yet, for as little as $1 you can contribute to a good cause AND get all the goodies you need for an awesome cleanse including:

  • personalized cleansing plan
  • day by day inspiration
  • awesome, delicious & incredibly nutritious cleansing recipes
  • support from fellow cleansers
  • free PDF of our April newsletter

All of the content you receive from the Homestead is free – and, I actually do all of this for no pay in my spare time. That being said, the extra care and love that I put into the program for our Spring Cleanse is also on a volunteer basis. Why? Because giving and receiving is a universal law. I really do, from the bottom of my heart, want all of my readers to know more, to be more empowered about their health, and more self-sufficient when it comes to health care. That’s why it’s good for my karma to start a nonprofit, and why it’s good for your karma to contribute. 🙂

Bob's Red Mill high fiber with flax hot cereal in almond milk with local honey and organic apples...now THAT'S my kinda cleanse
Bob’s Red Mill high fiber with flax hot cereal in almond milk with local honey and organic apples…now THAT’S my kinda cleanse

“I have a medical condition that prevents me from undertaking a cleanse.” YES – I won’t argue with that. If you are diabetic, have hypo- or hyper-glycemia, are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, or have a heart condition (sensitive to slight changes in electrolyte balance), or any other serious medical condition for which your doctor has explicitly forbade you from altering your diet…then, definitely, don’t do the “BODY” part of this cleanse.

(And, this would be a good place for me to recommend that everybody considering undertaking our spring cleanse this year gets the okie-dokie from your doc BEFORE starting any new “diet or exercise programs…”)

Otherwise, the speech and mind portions of our cleanse are totally safe ways to clean out the “psychological” clutter that hangs out in your brain (ie, negative thought patterns, addictive behaviors, etc.) and in our subtle bodies (the air or wind element, purified with breathing techniques, mantra and periods of silence). Adding these facets to our definition of “cleansing” makes it a truly holistic experience.

a delicious, simple, warming bowl of butternut squash soup with Nettle-Me seasoning
a delicious, simple, warming bowl of butternut squash soup with Nettle-Me seasoning

Spring Cleanse 2016: Body, Speech & Mind is being hosted on eventbrite.com, begins Friday, April 22 at 12 noon and goes for eight full days until Friday, April 29th at noon. Please like, comment, share, and register today!

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2 thoughts on “Last chance to register for Spring Cleanse 2016: Body, Speech & Mind

  1. Hi Arwen,

    I hope that you and your beautiful family are loving life up on the mountain. Spring has hit the Midwest, lifting us out of a long and grey, but enlightening winter. We do miss the fluffy May snows of Ned, though!

    I’d love to join you on your cleans—is it possible that I could sign up and donate through PayPal?

    All the best,

    Steph

  2. Hi Steph! Wow, what a blessing to hear from you! I miss you and sweet Grace and Hunter, I hope you are all healthy and happy in your new community. Sure, we can arrange something via paypal, Eventbrite is easy for me because I can e-mail all the participants at the same time, but I can copy you with that material too. Here’s the paypal link: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=GJ2UfYCOUro6oB_fsKZdGw_dQgBkn1N2VhO1NawDSXugH8YHAgo7ODBkEAy&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d6625bf1e8bd269586d425cc639e26c6a
    Thanks for staying in touch, Arwen

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