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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…

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Ancient Traditions: Garbling on Samhain

“Garbling” is herbal-parlance for working with herbs, which according to the ancient healers, was a sacred task. Once the raw herbal material has been harvested and dried, or infused into oil, honey, or alcohol, garbling is the next stage of…

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If you do just ONE thing to cleanse this Spring…

Start drinking Apple Cider Vinegar! But not just any Apple Cider Vinegar will do. While there are a few reputable sources on the market, none hold a candle to Bragg’s Raw & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother” –…

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Ending your cleanse the Holistic Way

The Holistic Way is about more than just health and wellness, it is about living from the source of your overall well-being, your in-dwelling spiritual nature (call it spirit, soul, enlightened nature, Buddha, or whatever…). A three-day cleanse is your…

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Don’t give up! 13 ways to keep your cleanse joyful

Whether you are doing a one day, three day or ten day cleanse, detoxifying is not without it’s challenges. It’s kinda like signing up for a yoga class, and you finally go, and half-way through it you are sweating and…

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Everything that holistic cleansing is NOT

It really is amazing to do a Google search for “spring cleansing.” The sheer volume of results is enough to make the stomach turn. The most criminal thing about the cleansing hype are the profit margins of “cleanse-in-a-box” marketing. Seriously,…

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Cleansing the holistic way

Welcome to the holistic life – and ’round these parts, we mean more than just natural remedies. Holistic is wholeness is holism is holiness (to borrow some poetry from my favorite folk healer/wise woman Susun Weed). Everything is embraced here…

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Oh my aching gallbladder! (A true story)

Our gallbladders are amazing little organs. Weighing-in at just over 2 ounces, and less than 4 inches long by 2 inches wide (that’s on the larger side…) the gallbladder holds onto bile created by the liver. When the bile is…

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Three levels of joyful cleansing – what’s yours?

There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” in diet, health, lifestyle…anything! So, I’m never going to recommend that everyone MUST try this or that product or cleansing protocol. Instead, I want to help you customize your cleanse this year by…

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The Mold You Know

What do a loaf of bread, a cheese plate and a glass of wine have in common (besides being the appetizer at your favorite French bistro)?  Mold.  From the yeast that leavens your bread, to fermented fruit juice to hairy…

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