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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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Winter Retreat 2015: TRANFORMATION

We are so excited to announce the theme for this year’s winter retreat: TRANSFORMATION. What comes to mind? Caterpillars, dark caves, silence, emptiness, the vast blank canvass of infinite potential. Embracing the darkness to discover the light – challenging work,…

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Welcome 2015! What’s ahead for the Homestead

While 2014 was a year for big transitions, 2015 will be the year for big realizations! Our biggest aspiration for 2015 is to become a full-fledged non-profit with the aim of: expanding our current community services such as recycling and…

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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 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 2: Chi Gong in your PJs

Winter Retreat 2014: Monday, February 24  Okay, the pajamas are not really necessary, but I usually have more time to myself first thing in the morning, plus Chi Gong is a little easier with loose fitting and free flowing clothes….

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Winter Retreat Day 1: Grounding

Winter Retreat 2014: Sunday, February 23 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and we make each step with our feet. Our feet are the primary conduits between our bodies and the earth. Our feet are…

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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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Spiritual Healing

Whether you are a skeptic or a true believer, spirituality is an indispensable facet of the human experience.  From the most ancient rituals for healing to the modern day clinical trials on the power of prayer, spiritual healing does have…

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