November, 2022 Harmony Way Newsletter
November, 2022 Newsletter
By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in
Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA
Welcome to the November, 2022 Harmony Way Newsletter!
Autumn is winding down and beginning to transition into winter here in New England. Even though it is colder and the showy leaves of fall have passed, there is still so much beauty to observe in nature. It's a fabulous time to bundle up and get outdoors if you feel adventurous. It's also a wonderful time of year to practice deep rest in a cozy environment. Whatever you feel as the days continue to shorten and grow colder, give yourself rest, gentleness and
self-love when you need it.
You are worth it!
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This program runs from March through December each year.
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Herbal Training Program*
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Experiential Herbal Training!
Core Shamanic Healing & Counseling Classes:
This year's virtual classes have already started. Applications are already coming in for the 2023 class.
More information about this training program
(and its need-based, BIPOC/AAPI scholarship) is here:
Wishing you a healthy, joyful month!
This Month's Exercise Demos:
(From: Runnin' for Sweets)
How about some seasonal, holiday-oriented exercise? It might be fun! Thirty minute workouts can be great, especially as we move into the holiday season, where many people feel pulled in various directions with even less time than usual. Did you know that moving your body 30 minutes or more per day has been proven to help with stress and anxiety (in addition to the many other health benefits)? If you don't have 30 minutes to spare all at once, you could even try setting up smaller workouts of 10 minutes each a few times per day to equal 30 minutes or more total. If you feel stressed, good sleep and times of rest when needed, proper nutrition/hydration and moving your body might help a lot.
*Always check in with your medical health provider for advice and guidance before starting a new workout program, being mindful of any existing conditions or injuries that you have, discussing these with a qualified medical professional prior to trying any workout.
This Month's Wellness Articles:
There has recently been a lot of education and attention focused around ADD/ADHD and other types of neurodivergence. It is even trending on social media right now. This is terrific, since it helps everyone to understand neurodivergent and neurodiverse minds, which are actually way more common than you might realize! No two minds think exactly the same way. No two people process or problem solve in exactly the same ways either. Often, my most gifted and talented students over the years have been neurodivergent in various ways.
Some of the greatest thinkers of our time have also been neurodivergent, including having ADD/ADHD. While this often comes with truly immense challenges maneuvering through a world set up for neurotypical people, also being able to hyper-focus and dive into solving issues with non-linear thinking can be pretty amazing super powers as well. If you are interested in learning about how many people's minds work, especially those who think a bit differently, this is a great article to educate yourself.
This Month's Yummy Recipe Links: