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September, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter

Harmony Way

September, 2021 Newsletter

By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA

Welcome to the September, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter!

Many students are heading back-to-school around now; so this newsletter has many fun and informative offerings about this always important topic. Here's hoping that, if you have children in your life, they are happy, healthy and experience a smooth transition into back-to-school, whatever that looks like in your area.

In addition to this month's free recipes, workouts and health articles, there is also a free webinar class listed in my upcoming events about the importance of gut health/how to achieve this. The registration link is below, along with more information. Wishing you a beautiful month of September! 💖


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 Workshops

(Register With The River Valley Co-op)

With virtual classes, you can learn with me from anywhere in the world! Each of the following interactive, educational workshops is about one hour long. Both are hosted by the River Valley Co-op. There are two coming up in September and November that are going to fill quickly:

Wednesday, September 29th:

Gut Health & Its Importance to Overall Health

7:00 PM (Eastern Time) Webinar

More Information/To Register: River Valley Co-op Webinars

In this engaging webinar you will learn why the gut is often referred to as the “second brain” and how it functions, whether balanced or imbalanced, to serve overall physical, mental/emotional health and immunity. About 80% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract, which is also an important part of the body’s microbiome. This workshop will share common challenges for the digestive tract and its well-being, as well as many tips about how to keep this vital system healthy, balanced and functioning in harmony with the rest of the body to provide maximum immunity, energy and overall wellness. Diet, lifestyle, herbs, toxins, stress management and other areas will be discussed as part of a holistic presentation about the gut and its health.

Wednesday, November 10th:

Self-Care of Body, Mind & Spirit During the Holiday Season

7:00 PM (Eastern Time) Webinar

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 scholarships) is here:

Classes for all years of training begins in September


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

Current Students: First class of this year is September 11th. 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: POPSUGAR Fitness)

(From: Joanna Soh Official)

Here are two fun workouts for the whole family to try. Whether you have children in elementary school or are a young adult heading off to college yourself, these videos are cardio/toning oriented and geared to be short and sweet. It is so important to get our youth moving and staying fit. One of the best ways to do that is to keep exercise as fun as possible for them.

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: Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine)

(From: Dr. Aviva Romm, MD, RH)

Here are two useful articles, particularly for back-to-school time. The first one highlights the importance of a plant-rich diet for optimal gut health, since 80% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. This can help to prevent children (and grown-ups) from catching the awful stomach bugs, colds and flus that often appear with the return to school.

There is an additional article, which should be especially helpful to adults speaking to children about Covid-19 and its new variations/mutations. Since many children are frightened about what to expect and what could happen, especially if they have seen news clips on television/online, a well-known medical doctor (who is also a mom, grandmother, midwife and herbalist!) gives her recommendations for how we can safely address this topic with kids. Wishing you and your family a safe, successful year!

This Month's Yummy Recipe Links:

(From: It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken)

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

(From: Vanilla and Bean)

Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Nut Free Options

School night dinners can be hectic, especially for single parents or for parents who work (let's be nights can be a challenge for any parent). The answer to this is quick, healthy supper options that are fun. There is a tasty, fast ramen recipe above, which you can customize to your needs/your children's needs and preferences. This is a noodley-brothy-yummy dish that most people enjoy.

I also included a lunchbox recipe list that is relevant for school AND for work meals. Who doesn't like a fun lunch? Some options are healthier than others or might be more suitable for finicky eaters. With 25 options, there is truly something for everyone. If you make any of the above recipes, I hope you enjoy them!

PS No one, but YOU, defines yourself and your worth or your success. You are 100% amazing and worthy of love and respect every day. Set and maintain boundaries to teach others how to treat you.


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