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June BlueSpruce, MPH

Intuitive Healer, Mentor, and Life Coach

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Winter in My Life

Winter trees, Seward Park, Seattle It’s winter in Earth’s Northern hemisphere. Winter in Seattle. Winter in my body, my life. Winter can be cold, dark, lonely. I think of people stuck in their homes by huge snowdrifts or living in far northern places where the sun barely rises before it sets. Traditionally, winter is also …

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Death and New Life

In pagan traditions, Samhain is the New Year, the time when the old year dies away. We move into a period of darkness and rest before spring’s rebirth. Death is all around us. Leaves, first brilliant red, orange, and yellow, lie brown and rotting on the ground. Stalks of summer’s yellow sunchokes turn black, signaling …

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How Do We Know?

Nurse log, Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, California, April 2021 What does it mean to know? Where does knowledge reside in the body? Who or what has knowledge? How is knowledge transmitted and received? The answers to these questions go to the root of relationships among humans and between humans and the more-than-human world. Those …

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Holding the Line

Sergeant Gonell: “Despite being outnumbered, we did our job. Every member of the House of Representatives, Senators and staff members made it home. Sadly as a result of that day, we lost officers, some really good officers, but we held the line to protect our democratic process because the alternative would have been a disaster. …

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Interdependence

  A week ago, I sat on a wooden bench at the edge of Elk Prairie in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, just north of Orick, California, watching the resident herd of Roosevelt elk graze. The prairie is a huge open expanse in the middle of forest dominated by coast redwood and Sitka spruce trees, …

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