We have a profound capacity for healing and balanced well-being for ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our communities. This is an early evening conversation with some clinicians and food growers. These are folks who know the arc of self-care and community well-being will turn your heart and life toward that profound capacity of yours.
Kristin Kinnie MScN, MSW: As a nutritionist, I work with people to explore their questions, emotions and goals surrounding food and nutrition. Good nutrition provides the building blocks our body requires and desires as we strive for optimum health. I believe everyone’s journey towards optimum health is personal – you know your body best! I work with people to tune into their own body and discover what truly nourishes, nurtures, and heals them.
Laura Rogers ND: As an integrative physician, Dr. Rogers strives to use the best of naturopathic and allopathic medicine in her practice. She believes that the foundation for health is a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, regular physical activity, connection with nature and learning how to stay balanced amidst the inevitable stressors of life. She provides naturopathic primary and adjunctive care with a focus on improving your mental and physical vitality. Her expertise includes family medicine, mental health, women’s health, and GI and endocrine imbalances.
James Brougham of Sparrowhawk Farms will share his experience of sustainable farming and explain it value to our community, our health, and our wellbeing.
We’ll touch upon your ability to nourish yourself toward vibrant health, to find your way of healing from the inside out, to source foods that hold compassion for our land, our community and your personal health.
I have found that every one of the thousands of students who come here for courses and workshops over these fifteen years intends to awaken an internal ability to heal and stay well. Folks have often tried a variety of modes of treatment for some illness or difficulty yet they still suffer. Something about the practices taught here calls to them intuitively. While these are often new and unfamiliar, folks sense these practices evoke something inside themselves as a source of health and wellness. I find that about half of the folks who arrive here are referred by their physician, therapist, friend or family member who know and have experienced this.
Most find something helpful and many find a deep reservoir within for their own capacity to heal that they had overlooked for long time. Good, peer-reviewed research about the clinical value of the practices learned here is now widespread and even clinical research on my courses here has replicated this for chronic pain, mood, physical and mental health and more. Research & Clinical Outcomes Here.
DEEPLY COMPLEMENTARY TO THESE PRACTICES: Nutrition, Medicine, Community, Farming
While meditation, yoga, movement practices, and other contemplative and healing arts are now proven, there is far more we can do for healing. While these practices put us more in touch with our intuitive sense of healing and being well they also enliven our capacity for an empathy with those nearby; family, friends and our local community. In fact we became more aware that our health and health of those we know and love, the landscape, the foods we eat, our water supply, our air, and more are all intimately linked. We are woven into the fabric of the life and land around us and affect all of this.
Recently I found the writings and lectures of an incredibly wise medical doctor that weaves all this together. He is Dr. Zach Bush and I hope you make time to review my recent post reviewing his work: Dr. Zach Bush MD: a breathtaking perspective.