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Part 14 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings on another wonderful summer day. This blog will focus on the many stellar world-renown speakers who have blessed Harmony Hill with presentations here: Joan Borysenko, Lynne Twist, Deanna Minich, Larry Dossey, and Mark Nepo As mentioned in blog #6 – one of my favorite authors is Joan Borysenko Ph.D., ...
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Part 13 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings to you for the 4th of July. After a wild fireworks display on the 3rd, there is always a tiny yet wonder-filled mini parade at Alderbrook Resort on the 4th complete with everyone and their dogs decorated with red, white and blue. This blog will focus more on Commonweal’s ...
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Part 12 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings on this summer day. The last few weeks at HH  have been an intense focus on recruitment for a new permanent ED.  Excellent candidates are showing up…the HH Board will select a finalist by next week. A future blog will highlight the new ED. In this blog, I would ...
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Part 11 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings to each of you. This blog will focus on the kitchen-- the heart of our HH home and the gardens. Two wonderful “weavers”  Ann Lovejoy and Deanna Minich who contributed their expertise in enhancing nourishment of the Body and the Spirit via  Harmony Hill’s Kitchen and gardens will be ...
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Part 10 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings again on a wonderful almost Summer day. This blog will share a little about my own journey with cancer, a few comments about the evolution of the gardens, and will feature another extraordinary CR Alum Candy Schmidt. Some of this blog is from excerpts from One Hill, Many Voices, ...
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Part 9 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings again on another wonderful spring day.  We just completed our 251st Cancer retreat and it was a stellar gathering!  In this blog, I’ll feature a special CR alum (Barbara Riefle) after sharing a little more about the early days of the campus as it began to unfold. In an earlier ...
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Part 8 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings again on a beautiful spring day. Here are a couple of paragraphs about our Cancer Retreats from One Hill, Many Voices Stories of Hope and Healing elegantly written by Donna Cameron and Kristen Leathers in 2011: “Harmony Hill’s story continues to grow with each new story, forged by the ...
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Part 7 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

     Spring is unfolding now at HH with a garden volunteer party this weekend to get our hundreds of zinnias, dahlias and other sweet flower starts planted in the gardens. Lois Oberg HH masterful organic gardener has brought great expertise to the Hill. Prior to our current greenhouse, we ...
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Part 6 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings again on a beautiful spring day. Few more stories here about the early days and the startup of the Cancer Retreats. There were several people at our very first retreat in early 1994 that became on-going “weavers” in the unfolding of the CRs. Beth Fischer was one who not ...
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Part 5 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Nourishing the Body, Mind, and Spirit: Harmony Hill’s Kitchen In the early days of HH our kitchen was very small and I did much of the cooking. Our beloved elder, Elaine Cook, was passionate about delicious healthy food. She shared many wonderful recipes and wrote the first cookbook printed in ...
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