Now more than ever, there is a need for healthy living and a call to commitment to incorporating self-care and wellness into our daily lives. “Healthy Living for All” is a lifestyle program dedicated to inspiration, self-care, nourishment and nutrition, and enjoying the world and wisdom. Each piece offered here is meant to support you, and become your Tools for the Journey.
RESTORATION AND SELF-CARE
DAILY DOSE OF WELL-BEING
Check here for a variety of healthy living ideas that will restore the mind, body and spirit. We’ll add a few more tools for your journey as we explore wellness routines from green juice to hydrotherapy.
NOURISHMENT AND NUTRITION
WEEKLY RECIPES FROM THE GARDEN TO YOUR TABLE
Savor the flavor of wellness with food for thought. Join Harmony Hill Chef, Jessie Gregor for hearty farm-to-table recipes that soothe the soul, please the palate, and fortify the body. Every week, we’ll share a nourishing and nutritious meal or highlight a featured food.
IN THE GARDEN
JOIN LOIS OBERG FOR A PEEK AT WHAT IS GROWING ON THE HILL
The campus is ablaze in spring color. One area in the bottom lawn is particularly catching my eye. At first, the riot of color draws me in but what makes me pause is the unique combination of foliage and structure. There is the colorful “Whirly Gig” sculpture, a donated art piece, spinning in the wind standing next to two Golden Chain trees. According to Gretchen, “the Golden Chain trees were gifted to Harmony Hill by Cohort 11 of Generating Transformative Change. They were the entrance to what formerly was a 7-circuit labyrinth in the lawn. Although lovely, it was a maintenance challenge and was eventually ruined by moles” Unfamiliar to me, I decided to educate myself on Golden Chain trees:
“Fussier than many plants about climate, golden chain tree is a Goldilocks of the plant world — and not just in appearance. This member of the pea family grows best in a narrow range of USDA planting zones. Just like Goldilocks in the fairy tale, it does not like it too cold, but it does not like it too hot, either. It requires a climate that is “just right,” especially if you demand an optimal floral display. Nor is this the only drawback to the plant. Golden chain tree is relatively rare due to its fussiness and to various other problems to which it is susceptible.”
The gardens at Harmony are constantly teaching me. The Golden chain tree was one of this week’s insights.
WORDS OF WISDOM – THOUGHTS FROM GRETCHEN
Anne Lamott ‘s writings are inspiring to me. Blessings–Gretchen
Grace by Anne Lamott
“I do not understand the mystery of Grace, only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
We’ll provide you with weekly inspirational poems and reflective readings.
ON-LINE CLASSES – CONTINUITY SERIES
These offerings are designed as a cohesive series with extended participation by all registrants over several weeks. Please only register if you are able to participate in each session of the series. The schedule will be weekly, with each session falling on the same day of the week and time.
Grace, Grief, and Gratitude for All
This series as a way to explore the themes of grace, grief, and gratitude, along with other emotions that are arising during these times of uncertainty. More Information & Registration
THOUGHT LEADER SPEAKER SERIES
Join us for interactive webinars, and retreats with Thought Leaders from around the country. These featured speaker events are rare opportunities to learn from some of the best minds shaping our views and vision for the times we live in and the lives we lead.
ON-SITE WELLNESS RETREATS
These are in-person retreat opportunities here at Harmony Hill. Each offering is unique and features Harmony Hill Aligned Partners and Faculty.