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Announcing Winter Retreat 2017!

Dear Friends, I am so excited to announce the theme for our 4th annual Winter Retreat: Cultivating Compassion. In a world that seems so divided, with stressful news being reported everyday, and escalating rates of violence, particularly hate crimes –…

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Ten reasons to join us for Winter Retreat 2015

Some folks are asking, “why spiritual practice? I thought this was a health blog – not a religious blog!” You’re right – The Holistic Homestead is all about DIY holistic living which includes a healthy body, mind and spirit. Traditional…

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Spiritual Olympians

Thank you for joining the Holistic Homestead for our first annual winter retreat – it was a great success! Each of you took a moment or two to dedicate to healing on the spiritual level, and even if you only…

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Winter Retreat Day 7: Child’s Play

practice for Saturday, March 1: Child’s Play Children are such blessings. Nobody needs to tell them to be aware of every moment – they exist purely in the now…now this need, now that want, now scraped knee, now lollipop! NOW!…

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Winter Retreat Day 6: The Eye of Wisdom

practice for Friday, February 28: the Eye of Wisdom “There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.” -Thomas Merton Today’s practice focuses on opening the “Third Eye” or the Eye of…

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Winter Retreat Day 5: Healing Vibrations

practice for Thursday, February 27 Today’s practice is inspired by a wonderful healer, mentor and author of Vitality!, Dr. Kathleen Fry. I recently asked Dr. Kathleen Fry to share her experience with healing and spirituality: “Singing is such a healing…

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Winter Retreat Day 4: The Sacred Heart

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Winter Retreat 2014: Come As You Are

As a new mama, I have struggled with keeping my spiritual practice as strong as it used to be. When do full time parents have time to meditate? Or full time students or working professionals for that matter? Every day…

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I no longer want a monastery…

“I no longer want a monastery which is too secure. I want a small monastery like the house of a poor workman who is not sure if tomorrow he will find work and bread, who with all his being shares…

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