Spring Cleanse Day 1: What’s for breakfast?


I'm a "middle-of-the-road" kinda cleanser. Which is really just my way of saying I hate fasting! So, when I'm cleansing I make sure to surround myself with plenty of super healthy, filling, and delicious options to keep me inspired (and to keep me from breaking down and going for those cookies in the back of … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 1: What’s for breakfast?

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How to prepare for your cleanse


Our Spring Cleanse 2018 starts in 5 days - are you prepared? Use this checklist to make sure you get the most out of your dedicated time for gentle self-renewal: 1. Set your intention - intention is seriously the #1 thing that keeps me going through a cleanse! The first few days, especially, can be … Continue reading How to prepare for your cleanse

How to do a Spring Cleanse without spending a penny


Yup, you read that right: you can give your body a beautiful, enjoyable and much needed seasonal tune-up for free. In fact, you can do this anytime you feel run down, lethargic, or out of sorts. All it takes is a little common sense, and a temporary shift in priorities. First off, though, we need … Continue reading How to do a Spring Cleanse without spending a penny

top 10 reasons to do a Spring Cleanse


10. You have "mystery" symptoms like chronic fatigue, wandering pain, poor digestion/assimilation, poor focus or mental concentration, irritability, nerve pain or damage, metabolism too fast or too slow, fainting spells and dizziness. Symptom pictures that regular doctor's don't understand often come from underlying inflammation and chronic stress. Don't ignore these symptoms just because your doctor … Continue reading top 10 reasons to do a Spring Cleanse

What is this Spring Cleanse, anyway?


This is our fifth year of hosting our annual Spring Cleanse! So, what is it, anyway? Our Spring Cleanse is presented in two different formats - online, and in-person - at three different levels: gentle, intermediate, and deep/advanced. Here at the Homestead, we believe in HOLISTIC cleansing - honoring the needs of the body and … Continue reading What is this Spring Cleanse, anyway?

A successful Lean-In, stepping out


We finished our 5th annual Winter Retreat: Lean-In with a sound healing ceremony with Salvatore Vitale and Todd Abel playing quartz singing bowls, brass cymbals, wooden native flutes, native drums, chimes and crystals. More than just a performance, their offering was interactive as they stepped into the audience carrying various crystal bowls and chimes and … Continue reading A successful Lean-In, stepping out

The health benefits of meditation, spirituality & prayer


"Historically one is inclined to look upon science and religion as irreconcilable antagonists...I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research...The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science...In my view, it is … Continue reading The health benefits of meditation, spirituality & prayer

Winter Retreat Day 4: the dynamic spirit


Dear Friends, I wanted to share an excerpt from our retreat this year, as an offering of peace and love to the world. We started with diving deeply into the ocean of intention from which our loving kindness and compassion spring forth. On day 2, we learned some physical yogic breathing exercises as a way … Continue reading Winter Retreat Day 4: the dynamic spirit

Intention is 90% of the work


What is your intention as you enter any activity? Whether it's healing work, spiritual work, or 9 to 5 work, what is your deeply held intention? May I suggest that our intentions set us up for success or failure, happiness or suffering. This is especially potent for those in the healing profession or the medical … Continue reading Intention is 90% of the work