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Sacred Pathways: Your Weekly Wisdom Roundup for Holistic Wellness

Sacred Pathways: Your Weekly Wisdom Roundup for Holistic Wellness

Dear Reader,

How are you? How is your sacred heart? I am trusting that love will see us through. And contemplating how to move through these difficult times, whilst staying awake and becoming a better human. One of my dear teachers said today – “we need to take radical responsibility as our collective unconscious is coming to light’. I’m feeling that.

Sending out big love and prayers for healing.

Some Of My Favorites:

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So worth the watch

  • Summer Reading:

    • Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – Carrinna’s recommendation ❤️.
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is an old favorite and timeless classic
    • How To Be An Elder Clarissa Pinkola Estes – the audio book is incredible! Told in her voice with such wisdom and heart.
  • My new favorite oil:

    • Banyan Botanicals Hair Oil – Experience the best for summer hair with this nourishing blend of Sesame seed oil, Refined Coconut oil, Bhringaraj, Cabbage rose flower, Hibiscus calyx, Gotu Kola aerials, and Amla fruit. [+Certified Organic]

  • Ayurvedic Living:

    • Divya’s Kitchen Summer Must Have’s – Explore the cooling and soothing Pitta Bundle from Divya’s Kitchen, along with their refreshing Rose Water. These are my favorite ways – along with cucumbers and restorative Yoga – to keep Pitta in check! Pitta Bundle | Rose Water

  • Medicine Stories:

    • Medicine Stories – Explore the intersection of healing, storytelling, and ancestral wisdom in this captivating podcast episode. Listen Here

Yoga Pose Breakdown:

  • Balasana (Child’s Pose) with Props – Learn how to enhance your practice and experience deeper relaxation with Balasana (child’s pose) using props. Hit reply with your questions and join me live from the Boathouse on Instagram tomorrow at 11:30am.

That’s it for this week’s roundup! I hope these favorites bring a little extra inspiration to your week.

With love and gratitude,

Jeanette

P.S.

A Call to Prayer:
I saw this today shared by a friend and wanted to pass it on. Please join me here.

Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?
Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden, and softly, and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,
with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling
their eagerness to be wild and perfect for a moment,
before they are nothing, forever?
Mary Oliver
Free Palestine

Emilia W. Olsen, “Free Palestine” (2023), oils on Arches oil paper

Mary Oliver’s words have been echoing through my mind lately as I try to make sense of the heart-wrenching reality of Rafah. How do we love this world when it seems so bent on tearing itself apart?

It feels like heartbreak upon heartbreak, horror upon horror, while the world just watches. We tuck our children into bed at night—or maybe we’ve lost them too, and we know the unbearable pain of a mother’s unimaginable loss. It’s a culture of domination and noise. Distract. Redirect. Oh wait, did you hear the latest celebrity news? It’s all so frustrating.

The genocide in Rafah really challenges our very essence of humanity. Yet, in all this brokenness, we somehow have to find a way to hold onto love, even when it feels impossible.

Loving this world means we can’t just turn a blind eye to these atrocities and pretend everything’s okay. We have to amplify the voices of those who are silenced, share their stories, and push for change. We’re all interconnected, and the pain of Rafah is like a wound on the soul of humanity.

I’ll be honest, I’m weary but still steadfast. In moments of despair and hopelessness, it’s easy to lose sight of love. But love isn’t just a feeling; it’s an action, a choice we make every single day. We love this world by refusing to turn away from its suffering. We extend our hands, our hearts, and our resources to those in need. We believe in a future where peace is possible, even when it seems like a distant dream. I truly believe healing is possible. There is a more beautiful world out there. We can spread goodness and add to the world. And maybe, just maybe, we can forgive ourselves. That’s where grace comes in.

So, let’s not turn away from the pain of others. Let’s not get consumed by all these distractions. Instead, let’s stand together, believing that a more beautiful world is possible. Let’s spread kindness, love each other, and find grace in forgiveness.

With Love,

Jeanette

 

RESOURCES:

5 Calls App – 

Call your congreess people – the 5 calls app makes it easy. Demand an immediate ceasefire.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF): Provides medical and humanitarian relief to Palestinian children in need.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières): Provides medical aid in conflict zones and to people affected by natural disasters and epidemics.

Amnesty International: Works to protect human rights and campaigns against injustice and violence worldwide.

 

 

 

Summer Updates ☀️🌊🌎 On Loving The World

Summer Updates ☀️🌊🌎 On Loving The World

By Mary Oliver

My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—

equal seekers of sweetness.

Here the quickening yeast;

there the blue plums.

Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.


Are my boots old?

Is my coat torn?

Am I no longer young, and still half-perfect?

Let me keep my mind on what matters,

which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

The phoebe, the delphinium.

The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.

Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,


which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart

and these body-clothes,

a mouth with which to give shouts of joy

to the moth and the wren,

to the sleepy dug-up clam,

telling them all,

over and over,

how it is that we live forever.

Dear Reader

I hope this message finds you well. Summer is in full swing here, and I wanted to share a few exciting updates with you!

On a personal note, our garden is bursting with life. My roses are blooming beautifully this year, and they’ve become a daily reminder of the simple joys and the beauty all around us. The plum and peach trees are laden with fruit, and I can’t wait to invite you here this summer to share in the bounty. The garden has become a cherished space for all of us, and I hope you’re finding your own moments of peace and happiness this season.

Amidst the beauty, I’m also mindful of the great pain and suffering in the world. The tragedy in Rafah weighs heavily on my heart, reminding me of how precious life is and how we must do all we can to protect its sacredness. We need to take continuous action to create a more compassionate world. Please take a moment and demand a ceasefire. I’m not sure how much impact we can really have but it feels important to keep trying, to keep sharing, to keep calling for a ceasefire. For mercy. The 5 Calls App makes it easy.

As we reflect on Mary Oliver’s poignant statement “My work is loving the world”, let us remember that our wild and precious lives are not just our own. They are bound to the lives of others, to the fate of a world that is as beautiful as it is broken. Let us choose to love this world, fiercely and fully, and in doing so, let us become the change we so desperately seek.

And finally, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your continued support and participation in my life. Our community thrives because of each and every one of you. Let’s continue to create a more beautiful world together.

Please hit reply and let me know how you’re doing. I always love hearing from you and treasure our connection.

With Love,

Summer Happenings

Ayurveda For Summer – Free Workshop

Learn how to nourish yourself and stay balanced this season with Ayurvedic wisdom. Free Zoom Call Saturday June 1st – you can register here.

Yoga At The Boathouse

Join our weekly yoga classes at this beautiful venue. Every Thursday morning at 10am we gather. Join us

Yoga Therapy Summer Camp

It’s here again! Yoga Therapy Summer camp —join me Wednesday mornings beginning June 19th by the pool. Perfect for soaking up the sun and rejuvenating your practice. Sign up for a single class here or join the whole series.

Thai Massage Thursdays

I’ll be offering Thai massage sessions at The Boathouse every Thursday. Limited bookings available. Reply to make the time for yourself – come unwind and experience the deepest relaxation.

Wishing you all a vibrant and joyful summer!

Some recent pics and lots of love to you.

🌿 Sacred Pathways: 🌕 Full Flower Moon: Time for Reflection and Renewal 🌸

🌿 Sacred Pathways: 🌕 Full Flower Moon: Time for Reflection and Renewal 🌸

Dear Reader,

I am thrilled to introduce the very first edition of our weekly newsletter, “Sacred Pathways,” coming to you every Wednesday—Mercury Day! It feels significant, considering Wednesday’s association with communication, intellect, and new beginnings. Here, we come together to connect, share, and evolve as a community.

“Sacred Pathways” has been brewing in my heart for some time now. It emerged as a whisper, a promise of something really special, though I had no idea what direction it would take. This space is where we can be raw, unfiltered, and vulnerable. Sharing what we’re learning, diving into, and discovering. My hope is to act as a Yogic tour guide for your adventure. It’s my intention that we all find places and spaces like this in our lives—a sanctuary where we can truly be ourselves and stay open, curious, and connected.

The other day, as I drove to my Yoga at The Boathouse class, I found myself immersed in the wisdom shared on the Michael Mead podcast. And suddenly, it clicked—Sacred Pathways was meant to be a newsletter! This newsletter serves as your personal refuge of soulful insights, practical tips, and gentle reminders to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. It’s my offering to share resources, inspiration, practices, and love in every way I can.

As we bask in the radiant glow of the full flower moon, we’re presented with a beautiful opportunity to release, nourish, and rejuvenate. This celestial alignment, enhanced by the moon’s glow and astrological position, beckons us towards a state of bliss and inner illumination. Embracing the full moon’s energy allows us to shed old patterns, nurture our souls, and embrace the transformative power of the present moment. This auspicious connection with the cosmos serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all things, inspiring a deeper sense of self-awareness and spiritual awakening.

I’m excited to hear what you want to explore in these newsletters. Whether it’s new insights, practices, or inspiration, let me know what resonates with you. Together, we can create a journey of continuous growth and transformation.

🎙️ Podcast Highlight: Michael Mead on Myth, Wisdom, and Community

Dive into the wisdom of Michael Mead as he explores the power of myth and the importance of community in our journey of awakening. His podcast is a treasure trove of stories and insights that resonate deeply with our shared values of connection and transformation. [Listen here]

📄 Research Spotlight: The Efficacy of Yoga Therapy

Discover the latest findings on the benefits of Yoga Therapy with this insightful research paper. Learn how evidence-based practices are transforming lives and enhancing well-being. This paper is a must-read for those passionate about integrating yoga into their holistic health routines. Read more on the Efficacy of Yoga Therapy and its applications for mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD【​ (MDPI)​​ (BioMed Central)​​ (Cambridge)​

I’m excited to share a special addition to our newsletter – a curated playlist of somatic movement and wisdom songs! 🎶 I invite you to take a moment to immerse yourself in the rhythmic flow of these songs and let them guide you on a journey of movement and self-discovery. Whether you’re moving through yoga sequences, practicing mindfulness, or simply seeking a moment of tranquility, this playlist is here to inspire you and awaken our collective hearts.

🌕 Soma Practice: Embodying the Full Moon

Ah, somatics—such a buzzword these days, right? But let’s peel back the layers of hype and get to the core of it. Somatics is all about allowing your soul to fully occupy your form. It’s where the magic happens, where the spirit likes to dress up like this (yes, borrowing a line from Mary Oliver) and reminds us that our bodies are wisdom libraries.

  1. Moon Salutations: Begin with a series of gentle moon salutations to open your heart and connect with the lunar energy. I like this guide from Ekhart Yoga,
  2. Lunar Breath: Practice a calming breathwork sequence, inhaling deeply through your nose and exhaling slowly through your mouth, aligning your breath with the moon’s phases.
  3. Embodying Light: Imagine the moonlight filling your body, starting from your feet and rising to the crown of your head. Feel this light energizing and purifying every cell.
  4. Grounding Meditation: Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, and visualize roots growing from your body into the earth, grounding you while the moonlight continues to fill you with its serene energy.

This practice is a beautiful way to honor the full moon and nurture your awareness.

And finally,

📚 Summer Reading List: Nourish Your Mind and Soul

This summer, immerse yourself in these inspiring and transformative reads:

  • Returning Home to Our Bodies by Abigail Rose: A beautiful guide on reconnecting with our physical selves, this book offers profound insights and practical exercises to deepen your relationship with your body. We are going to be reading this together and embodying the beautiful work of my friend Abigail in our Yoga at The Boathouse Classes. Join here.
  • Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain by Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko: An essential read for anyone interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of yoga therapy’s principles and practices in pain. Shelly is a dear teacher of mine and Neil and I are in an IAYT committee together. I am so proud and honored to share their work. These practices are so powerful.
  • The Big Leap: Gay Hendricks suggests that each person has an innate capacity for happiness and success but often self-sabotages when they reach their upper limit of what they believe they deserve. By identifying and transcending these limits, individuals can break through barriers and live a life of abundance, love, and creativity. This book was mandatory reading for my Master Healer training with Tiffany Carole and totally transformed my thinking.

That’s all for now! Until next week.

xoxo,

Jeanette

P.S. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on what you’d love to hear about in upcoming editions!


Sacred Pathways: Your Weekly Wisdom Roundup for Holistic Wellness

Sacred Pathways: Your Weekly Wisdom Roundup for Holistic Wellness

Dear Reader,

I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce “Sacred Pathways: Your Weekly Wisdom Roundup for Holistic Wellness”! 🌿 This newsletter is your personal guide to soulful insights, practical tips, and gentle reminders to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

If you know me, you know I am always learning, always studying, always seeking. In this weekly roundup, I will share the latest research, innovative practices, favorite podcasts, playlists, and more for your well-being. We’ll explore the infinite pathways to holistic wellness and uncover the wisdom that resonates with your soul.

Each week, I’ll gather the most illuminating wisdom from ancient traditions and modern science to support your journey towards vibrant health and inner peace. From mindful practices to holistic healing, “Sacred Pathways” will guide you along the sacred path of wellness with love and wisdom.

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With love and gratitude,

Jeanette

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