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October, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter

Harmony Way

October, 2021 Newsletter

By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA

Welcome to the October, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter!

It's officially my favorite time of year -- Autumn! Let's cozy up together with a mug of something warm to drink (I prefer hot apple cider with mulling spices...and you?) and check out this month's newsletter goodies. As always, there are some yummy recipes, fun workouts and evidence-based articles to enjoy. There are more free virtual events on the way, too.

It's all in this month's newsletter, just below this section.

You can simply scroll down for all the details.

Wishing you a warm and delightful month of October! 💖


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


Pre-Registration Necessary

You'll also need the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to participate with video.

It's free and simple to install/use.

Upcoming FREE Virtual Workshop

(Register With The River Valley Co-op)

With virtual classes, you can learn with me from anywhere in the world!

Wednesday, November 10th:

Care of Body, Mind & Spirit During the Holiday Season

7:00 PM (Eastern Time) Webinar

Do you feel burned out by the end of the holiday season in Autumn/Winter? If so, you can take simple actions to help prevent this in the future! You have the power to feel less frazzled, calmer and much more balanced through the seasons. The holidays don't have to be so draining for you and for your energy levels. In this empowering class, instructed by Michelle Caron, you will learn the essentials for allowing and maintaining health, balance and harmony of the body, mind/emotions and spirit through a variety of techniques and modalities, including how to "detox" your life through time management, boundary setting, nutritional recommendations, meditation, yoga/gentle forms of exercise, herbal remedies, connecting more deeply with nature/the seasons, energy work and healing old traumas. Learn tips to nourish yourself in all areas of your life with this workshop. You are worth it!

To Register/For More Information

Contact The River Valley Co-op at:

Phone: (413) 529-4990


Virtual Home & Family Herbal Training Program

(Only for those currently enrolled as students)

More information about this program is here:

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 need-based, BIPOC/AAPI scholarship) is here:

Classes for all years of training began in September


The deadline has passed for entrance into the 2021-2022 year one training program. Applications for next year's class are already being accepted and will be due by July 1st, 2022.

Thank you.

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:

(From: Kyra Pro)

(From: California Schools VEBA Resource Center)

Here are two fun, October-themed workouts to try this month. One is dance fitness with lots of great songs. The other is a full body workout appropriate for when you have a shorter period of time to exercise.

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:

(From: NIH)

(From: Medical News Today)

Here are two evidence-based articles about subjects that affect many of us. First up is a topic that is close to my own heart -- CHOCOLATE. If you are a chocolate-lover, then this write-up, from the National Institutes of Health, may be of interest. The other is about sleep deprivation, something that many people struggle with, especially if they are over-worked, stressed out or have children at home. I hope you find either or both of these articles to be useful and engaging.

This Month's Yummy Recipe Links:

(From: Minimalist Baker)

Gluten-Free, Vegan

(From: Shane & Simple)

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

YES! My kitchen is finally cooler! I can go back to cooking and baking deliciously warming meals and snacks. If you get inspired to cook seasonal savory or sweet treats at this time of year, then above are some great ideas for you. There is a simple pumpkin pie parfait recipe, plus 10 more terrific October recipes that are perfect for sweater weather.

Enjoy them in good health if you make them.

PS How often do you make time to play?

It's just as important for grown-ups as it is for children to have fun and to be playful. It's wonderful for your health.

Consider your "homework" this month to be: PLAY MORE!


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Our mailing address is: Wilbraham, MA 01095


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