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June BlueSpruce, MPH

Intuitive Healer, Mentor, and Life Coach

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Grief at Samhain

At Samhain, celebrated the eve of October 31 through November 1, the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the spirits becomes more permeable. Our Halloween traditions come from ancient Celtic pagan practices to honor and feed the dead, listen to their advice, and scare away evil spirits. Many pagans believe …

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Informed Consent

In medicine, informed consent is the process through which a care provider explains the risks and benefits of a test, procedure, or treatment and the person undergoing it, in light of this knowledge, gives their consent. We sign consent forms for vaccinations, diagnostic tests, and surgery. How often do we involve the cells and structures …

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Love and Trauma

Love is the antidote for trauma. I’m not talking about the kind of love that requires us to blunt our awareness of the terrible events we experience and hear about. I’m talking about awake love: love that takes in everything and holds us with beauty and joy in the midst of it. But trauma often …

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It’s All Beautiful

Photo by Linda Gisbrecht Most of us who now consider ourselves able-bodied will eventually experience one or more disabilities, if we live long enough. Some people use the phrase “temporarily able-bodied” as a reminder of this fact. As I age and my body structures show seven decades of wear and tear, I feel this truth …

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Protection

Bealtaine, celebrated on May 1 or May Day, is a sacred time honoring our connection with the Earth. We relish the beauty, sensuality, and fertility of the Earth and our earthly bodies. On April 21, I dreamed: I am looking out over a vast, flat, open vista of land with large antlers projecting upward from …

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