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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

Category: Power animals

Nourishment

Walking down the street to water our friends’ garden while they were on vacation, I heard the familiar call of a Northern flicker and looked up. Perched on a wire right above my head was a male, with his unmistakable tan belly, black spots and crescent-shaped chest patch. I’d never seen one quite so close. …

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The Golden Hat

Our dreams can bring visions of horror, mystery and beauty. If we take a little time to sit with them, the meaning can emerge and enrich our lives. On January 28, the morning after the Republican administration’s ill-conceived, discriminatory executive order on travel and immigration wreaked havoc on airports nationwide and travelers worldwide, I had …

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April Fool

On April 1, I retire from my job at Group Health Research Institute. No kidding! It’s a big change; I’ve worked for Group Health Cooperative for almost all of the last 34 years, more than half of my life and almost half of Group Health’s. I chose that day for practical and logistical reasons, and …

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Emergence

What was happening in your life in the spring of 1996?  What seeds did you plant, and which ones are emerging now, 17 years later, in the heat and light of Solstice? Three weeks ago, we were in New York City visiting our son and his girlfriend, who live in Washington Heights, the northernmost part …

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Camping with Bear

As my partner and I arrived at White River Falls Campground, the power, beauty and music of the falls filled our eyes and ears.  We were momentarily alone in this remote, small wooded campground along the riverbank northeast of Lake Wenatchee in Eastern Washington.  White spray danced above water as it thundered through a rock …

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