June, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter

Harmony Way

June, 2021 Newsletter

By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA

Welcome to the June, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter!


After Mother Nature's beautiful display of May flowers and tender spring greens, we are now rapidly moving into berry season in Massachusetts! These sweet, colorful, little beauties are jam-packed with antioxidants and taste amazing, especially freshly picked. Berries are often surprisingly simple to grow and/or forage. What is your favorite berry?

Mine is: ALL OF THEM. :)


Also, special thanks to all the fathers this month! To all of the fathers, grandfathers, ancestral grandfathers, those who are dog/cat/pet dads, uncles, Godfathers, those who could not conceive or who lost a child, foster, step and adoptive dads or those who are like a parent to someone or who identify as a father in some way, you are so deeply loved and appreciated! 💖





*UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS AT HARMONY WAY*

You can also check out the CALENDAR page on this website for upcoming events/classes/workshops.

💃 ONGOING FITNESS CLASSES ON ZOOM 🧘‍♀️

Pre-Registration Necessary You'll also need the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to participate with video.

It's free and simple to install/use.





Virtual Home & Family Herbal Training Program

(Only for those currently enrolled as students)


More information about this program is here:

Home & Family Herbal Program


Current program's classes began virtually in March, 2021 and will continue through December, 2021.

Current Students: Please see your schedule and monthly reminder emails for dates/times and Zoom links for our classes. Looking forward to seeing you at our next class meeting! You will continue to receive monthly updates/reminders.


If you are interested in this program, enrollment for the 2022 class will open in March of next year. Thank you!





Core Shamanic Healing & Counseling Classes, Years 1, 2, & 3:

(Only for those currently enrolled as students)


More information about this training program (and its available scholarship) is here:

Core Shamanism Program

Classes for all current years of training began in September

(virtually, due to Covid-19).


Deadline for application for 2021 year one VIRTUAL class

(and scholarship application):

July 1st, 2021.

Next year one class begins in September, 2021.


*Two need-based, fully-paid scholarships are now available EXCLUSIVELY for the

BIPOC/AAPI Community!*


Current Students: Please see the email you received and monthly reminder emails with all meetings times/dates/policies/links. Looking forward to seeing you at our next class meeting!

Current students will continue to receive emailed updates about meetings and how classes will work each month.



Wishing you a healthy, happy month!


This Month's Exercise Demos:


Gentle Pilates -- 15 Minute Pilates for Beginners Workout

(From: Jessica Valant Pilates)



FREE Live 30 Minute Sweat Session

(From: The Fitness Marshall Dance Workout)



Above are two very different workouts. Both are effective, as well as appropriate for complete beginners. If you are new to Pilates, it is wonderfully toning and stretching, as well as relaxing. If you are new to dance fitness, this instructor always has engaging, fun routines that I personally enjoy. I hope you like both workouts.

Always check in with your medical health provider for advice before starting a new workout program, being mindful of any existing conditions or injuries that you have, bringing these up with a medical professional prior to trying any workout routine.





This Month's Wellness Articles:


Added Sugars: Don't get Sabotaged by Sweeteners

(From: The Mayo Clinic)



What is a Microbiome and Why is it Important?

(From: Mountain Rose Herbs)


Sugar is extremely inflammatory, according to a plethora of recent, evidence-based scientific and medical studies. The microbiome is a major component of our bodies, especially prevalent in the digestive tract. Sugar can disrupt the delicate balance of healthy bacteria in the microbiome. The above two articles this month share much more information about both of these often interconnected topics. I hope you find them useful, as both are important.



This Month's Yummy Recipe Links:

Herbal Doggie Popsicle Recipe

(From: Mountain Rose Herbs)

GF, Vegan, Nut-Free

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

(From: Vegan Richa)

Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Two fun facts:

Dogs typically love food.

Popsicles can also be for dogs.

(I call them "Pupsicles.")

If you have a "hot dog" (…yes, unfortunately I really enjoy puns), the above treat may be a great way to help that pooch cool off this summer. As an added bonus, there is a special recipe to help humans cool off, too! A strawberry lemonade slushie is refreshing, nutritious and wholesome. Stay cool this summer and enjoy these recipes!





PS You have the power to make the most of any day and to turn a bad day into a better day, even if it means finding the tiniest reasons to be grateful. In focusing on gratitude, even a horrible day can become slightly more enjoyable or tolerable. (Just make sure you also allow and process those feelings that are coming up and are perceived as negative!) Know that, whatever you are going through right now, you are loved and are not alone...and I hope you feel many reasons to be grateful.

💖Michelle





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