Tree-talking, Hippy-dressing Weirdos

This year I just accepted the fact that there would be moments where I would be uncomfortable, and that being uncomfortable is probably good for us once in a while. Mostly, I looked forward to seeing women who I now count among friends. The surprise was how much joy I took in watching new women break wide open and BEAM! 

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Women's Wellness

Women's Wellness

It is that time again! The very first weekend retreat we hosted when The Homestead opened its doors was The Women's Wellness Retreat. We are about to host our third and I start to get this exciting feeling in my stomach at the beginning of January just thinking about reconnecting with women in such a special way. This blog post is from Mandi Sanders, a natural family educator and herbalist who has taught workshops at The Homestead since it started.

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The Power of Yes and No

The Power of Yes and No

When we enjoy saying NO to the things that do not light us up from the inside, we make space and a chance to really say YES when the right things rolls along. Many of us who are empathic or sensitive need to grow comfortable with disappointing others. Because more sensitive people can feel that brief disappointment from the other, it’s hard to say NO. However, when you say YES for the sake of NOT feeling the discomfort, you are ultimately not only harming yourself, you are harming others as well. If we rush around saying YES, we undermine our richness, our fullness, and our ability to be PRESENT with our true self and the BIGGER YESes.

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