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Restorative Respiratory Tea

Restorative Respiratory Tea “This self-care ritual will wake you right up and warm you up to the core!” When I first heard there was a virus traveling around the planet, I knew I needed to strengthen immunity. I could hear the words of my late Hawaiian medicine teacher in my ...
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Charred Sweet Corn and Avacado Salad

Charred Sweet Corn and Avocado Salad Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Serves 2-4 Ingredients 3 medium ears of sweet corn, shucked 1 lime, zested and juiced 1/8th tsp. granulated garlic ¼ tsp. ground cumin ¼ tsp chili powder 1/8th  tsp. fresh ground black pepper ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ ...
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The Messenger – by Mary Oliver

Messenger by Mary Oliver My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird- Equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and ...
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Chris Adams

Chris Adams, MD Chris is a faculty member at Harmony Hill, and has facilitated at Cancer Retreats, Mindfulness, and Grief and Loss Retreats since 2004. She currently co-facilitates a Cancer Wellness Circle at Virginia Mason. As a family doctor who practiced integrative and mind-body medicine for many years, she was ...
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Denise Carrico

DENISE CARRICO, BFA, CERTIFIED INTEGRAL YOGA TEACHER, CBC-Y A life-long artist & seeker, Denise found her spiritual 'home' in the beautiful, heartful practice of Yoga and has been offering classes, workshops & retreats for over 30 years. Her hope is to make the teachings & the practices open to all ...
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Linda Covert

Linda Covert, RN Linda was called to nursing at an early age and has loved it for over 50 years. She has always been drawn to the care of children and families which is where her hospital practice has resided. She continues her work to support the care of families ...
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Melanie DenBoer

Melanie DenBoer, LMFT Born and raised in Western Washington, Melanie enjoys all the northwest has to offer.  Melanie currently enjoys spending her down time with her spouse and young daughter. They most frequently enjoy spending this time hiking and exploring; both in the Seattle area and around the country.  They ...
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Nora Larson

Nora Larson, BS, RYT Nora is a faculty member at Harmony Hill where she facilitates cancer retreats. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she practices as an oncology social worker with a special interest in palliative care; she has worked in oncology for six years. Her approach to facilitating retreats ...
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Melissa Layer

Melissa Layer, MA Melissa is an integrative psychotherapist and interfaith spiritual director in Olympia, WA. She honors our unfolding journeys through life's challenges and transitions as compelling invitations for meaning-making in BodyMindSpirit. Her journey with breast cancer, as well as midwifing her parents, husband, and others through end-of-life, has ...
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Erica Rayner-Horn

Erica Rayner-Horn M.A., L.M.H.C. Erica is a psychotherapist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor specializing in mindfulness in her work as a therapist, presenter, facilitator and writer. She teaches mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion and stress management internationally. Bringing her personal experience as a cancer survivor to her professional work she is passionate ...
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