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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

Category: Healing

New Growth

   Now that the temperature outside is rising, it’s no longer snowing, and I can spend a few hours out in the garden, I take stock of how the plants are doing. Which ones died, which ones barely survived weeks of below-freezing temperatures in February and a sudden March snowstorm, which ones thrived. Two chard …

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Hello Darkness

Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence Songwriter: Paul Simon “The Sound of Silence” lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group In the …

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Leaning on Our Ancestors

Yesterday, on the eve of Samhain (Halloween), I prepared an altar in our living room to honor our beloved dead. On the cedar chest built by my wife Martha’s grandfather, I placed cedar boughs blessed in sacred circles held over the past two months. On top of the cedar, Martha and I arranged photos of …

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Self-Care for Tough Times

You may know all of this already. But here are some reminders. Take a few moments every day to take a couple of deep breaths and check in with yourself – body, mind and spirit. How are you doing? Where do you feel tension, discomfort, pain? Where do you feel relaxation, joy, pleasure? No action …

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Sovereignty and Justice

Today is Samhain, the beginning of the dark half of the year. The time of An Cailleach, the fearsome, wild, wise crone, so ancient that she made her home in the western mountains of Ireland before the Celts came. She is the goddess of sovereignty, and it is no accident that men who have egregiously …

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Healing and Justice: A Call for Immediate Action on Health Care

Fall Equinox is the time when the sun moves from the sign of the healer (Virgo) to the sign of the scales, balance, justice (Libra). The connection between healing and justice has never been more clear than today. President Trump and Republicans in Congress, at the behest of the billionaire donors who set their legislative …

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