In Like a Lion

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March:  as usual, in like a lion again.  (I’m writing this on Monday morning, and our driveway is a skating rink).  Wonder what the end of the month will bring?  What I can tell you is that since it’s March, there are a number of new things I need to bring to your attention, so here goes:

Get ready for the Spring Metabolic Liver Detox!  We’ll be starting on Friday March 13th.  Yep, it’s a bit earlier than usual, but the equinox is the 20th, so we either end up detoxing over St Patrick’s Day or my birthday, and well, that isn’t much of a decision, is it?  If you haven’t done this before, consider joining us as we spend 10 days doing a modified elimination diet aided by a medical food that revs up the liver’s ability to detoxify.  Each morning, I’ll be sending a group email, discussing the why’s and wherefore’s of detoxification; if the group is chatty, it can be a wonderful support as you rid your body of winter “junk”.  Not for those who are pregnant or recovering from surgery.  Please call by early next week to get your medical food!  Cost: $80.

You might want to check out Deanna Minich, PhD’s 21 day detox as well, if you’d rather do a longer, milder version that involves only food (no powder).  Here’s a link:  http://foodandspirit.com/21-day-full-spectrum-detox-registration/ Note:  it starts 3/2/15, so you’ll be joining a bit late.

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Siobhan Hutchinson is holding an advanced Tai Chi class series beginning Saturday, March 14th at 11:15.  This is not designed for beginners, so please contact her directly to see if the class is appropriate for you, and to register.  Siobhan@nextstepstrategiesllc.com.

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Jeremy Harlow is also having an 8 week Qigong series that starts this week!  Thursday nights, 7-8pm.  $120.  Please contact him directly to sign up:  410-409-4803.  Also, remember that he is now available for individual sessions on Monday evenings.  For more info about him and his work:  danceswithspirit.com

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Hey, it’s warming up soon, so no more excuses to skip yoga!  Join us on Monday nights with Jeremi or Wednesdays at noon or in the evening with Doris.  We’re missing you, so sign up now!  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/launch

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It’s time to think about CSA’s.  If you haven’t already signed up for one, now is the time to do it.  In a Community Supported Agriculture, we consumers buy into a share of a farm’s production for the season.  We pay ahead so the farmer has the cash to get things planted; in return, we get to share in the bounty of the harvest.  There are numerous CSA’s to choose from, with several different models.  Some require work at the farm, though most don’t.  Some have you pack things yourself at the time of pick up, and some provide already-packed boxes.  Full share, half share or split one with a friend; there are lots of possibilities.  Here’s a link with the major players listed (though there is a new one forming from Blooming Glen at Beth El in Lower Makefield that isn’t listed, so contact them for info):  http://buckscountyfoodshedalliance.org/  (scroll down the page a bit to find the article).

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The Family Cow, one of my favorite ways to get raw milk and other lovely things, has a new drop off in our neck of the woods!  In addition to Bristol and Yardley, they’ve added a Wed am drop in Morrisville.  Guess those of us along the river must be keeping them busy.  Check it out here:  www.yourfamilyfarmer.com

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I’ll be doing a webinar on Stress and it’s impact on Insulin Metabolism on March 25th.  It’s supported by Gaia Herbs, and is aimed at practitioners, but won’t be too hard to understand if you’re a lay person.  Register here: http://gaiaprofessional.com/events

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A colleague shared with me about an upcoming free online Sex and Medicine Summit.  Here’s what she sent: The Sex & Medicine Summit offers professionals in health and helping fields new perspectives & tools for their practice regarding the vital role integrative sexuality will play the future of medicine, as well as emerging models for lasting health.  Listen for free to the online broadcast March 24th-29th, as 23 leaders in integrative medicine & sexual health share fascinating & cutting-edge knowledge and ideas for the future of clinical practice, including the integration of sexuality into the discussion on disease prevention and vibrant health!  Again, aimed at professionals, but ok for laypeople as well.  Register here:  http://www.sexandmedicinesummit.com/

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Last:  a great new book that was shared with me.  Slow Medicine by Michael Finkelstein, MD.  Basically, he covers everything about how I approach healing by having you ask yourself  “77 skillful questions”.  Check it out!

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