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The Heart of Therapy    

The Heart of Therapy    

by Joshua Paquette  A heart is roaring animal. A hearth is a heart inside the body of a home. The flames animate outwards. At the foot of the hearth is an attendant—feeding, nourishing, feeling the flames, fanning, focused, splitting wood, stacking, cooking. Above the hearth is an altar—a mantle—where small meaningful things are kept: carved figures, a letter from a loved one, a painting, an urn filled with ashes. The hearth is a place of grounding and sacrifice, filled with the “fear of missing out”— care isn’t free. “If you...

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2017 Holiday Faire & Open House

2017 Holiday Faire & Open House

Holiday Faire & Open House Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 pm FREE Admission! Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  lower level, off 29th St.)   CSCH will be hosting a two-day event with great options for holiday gift shopping and a full schedule of activities.  A variety of vendors from our talented community will selling handmade crafts, fine art, jewelry, culinary treats, and botanical body products. Vegan/Paleo hot...

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Class: Creating Culture: Kraut, Kombucha and Cashew Cheese

Class: Creating Culture: Kraut, Kombucha and Cashew Cheese

Our ancestors utilized fermentation as a means to preserve food and to improve nutritional content, making foods easier to digest and more delicious. Often cultured nourishment was thought to come from the gods; divine intervention transformed food into matter that could last much longer and which delighted the gut and spirit.

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Calling Ritual in to Help Women Heal Menstrual Woes

Calling Ritual in to Help Women Heal Menstrual Woes

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your monthly menstrual cycle?  Do you struggle from severe PMS?  Do you feel your emotions hold you back or interfere with your relationships when menstruating? Our female bodies are dreamy – our energy levels, moods, and physical health are constantly changing.  It can feel confusing and frustrating at times. An issue we see in our culture is little support or acknowledgment of this reality. We teach women to ignore it and carry on no matter what they are feeling. Many women enter into menstruation with...

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3 Ways to Feel a Greater Sense of Ease in a World That Demands So Much From Us

3 Ways to Feel a Greater Sense of Ease in a World That Demands So Much From Us

By Meghan Pivarnik Clinical Herbalist Flower Essence Practitioner   Are you feeling exhausted from work, family life, a commute, or the news? Do you have an injury that is wearing you down? Are you finding it hard to sleep at night or communicate compassionately? Often our nervous system is frayed and overworked from the stressors of daily life and needs a little nourishing. Our nervous system takes care of us and it is important that we give it extra love, especially in times of stress. I know that adding one more thing to your plate...

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Cultivate and Make

Cultivate and Make

How many of us have grown herbs in our gardens, whether in containers or in the ground, and not known what to “do” with them? Have you ever wanted to make an herbal product from scratch using what you’ve grown, but don’t know where to begin? Or are unsure of which part of the plant to harvest? Do you think to yourself, “Where do I even begin? Oh forget it, I’ll just buy the dried herb from the apothecary” does this sound familiar?

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Vaginal Steams

Vaginal Steams

Vaginal steaming is a traditional women’s home healthcare treatment and self-care ritual. This practice nourishes connection with the power of the womb and menstrual cycles, supports female reproductive wellness, and aids uterine complaints and pathologies. It is important to know the ins and outs of how to do this practice in order to perform it properly and maximize your benefit. Learning this affordable, enjoyable, and effective feminine health practice is deeply empowering for women.

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Support for the Body After Pregnancy Ends

Support for the Body After Pregnancy Ends

Fear, Relief, Loss, Empowerment... These are words that can describe the flood of feelings that goes along with the end of a pregnancy. One in three women in the United States will choose to terminate a pregnancy in their lifetime, and one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Together we can learn to hold space for our clients who have lost or terminated a pregnancy, and with the help of herbs, nutritional recommendations, and flower essences, we can support the body to balance and heal itself.

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Chemicals Living Among Us

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Chemicals Living Among Us

Do you find yourself feeling sensitive to all the different scents floating around? Are you curious about how to heal your body and decrease your “total chemical load”? The body can tolerate only so many exposures and stresses before they start to exact a heavy toll. Concerns for the exponential increase of environmental intolerances (both allergy-related and non-allergy related sensitivities) is rising in the general public as well as within the medical community. Everyone, to an extent, is affected by these common air pollutants, but those who are affected by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) experience a heightened ability to detect chemicals in the environment, especially through a sense of smell and taste.

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Complementing Your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Complementing Your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Conventional healthcare has a regimented and controlled approach to treating cardiovascular disease. But it misses a key factor in treatment: address not only the immediate condition but also the patient’s constitution, context, and commitment to change. There is an entire realm of therapeutic strategies that is ignored, downplayed, or mistrusted but that can significantly improve the outcome of conventional treatment and the healing process.

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