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Take Back Your Health!


Take Back Your Health!

I invite to this group all those interested in talking about a post peak oil world and how it relates to the care of our bodies, emotions, and minds.

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Comment by David MacLeod on May 26, 2013 at 11:22am

Free Teleseminar

Beyond Health Tips & Tricks -- Getting to the Heart of it All:

Chances are you don't need more health tips, techniques, or tools.  Are you ready to experience a profound shift into a new relationship with yourself, your body, and your life journey?  Shift from an orientation of needing to fix yourself to awakening an entirely new way of relating to yourself and your life journey - a way marked by deep integration, wholeness, and nurturing self-care.

When:  May 28th, 5-6pm PST.
Where:  Register for free (above) to receive the call in details.

Register for free here.

About:  Dr. Deb Zucker, ND, LMP serves as a guide for people ready to step into an awakened relationship with health.  As the founder of Vital Medicine she offers a visionary new approach to individual and collective health.  Through individual mentoring, dynamic group offerings, and unconventional wilderness explorations, she invites clients to deepen their innate vitality and awaken their inner healer.  Her integrated and truly holistic approaches allow us all to experience a profound inner shift welcoming our whole selves with gentle, nourishing care.  She works with health practitioners and laypeople alike to place embodiment at the center of their evolutionary journey.  Dr. Deb holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University where she has also served as adjunct faculty for the Naturopathic Medicine and Counseling and Health Psychology Departments.   To learn more about Dr. Deb, please visit

Comment by Cindi Landreth on January 30, 2012 at 10:42pm

You might want to check out some of the classes on HEALTH AND WELLNESS  in the Whatcom Folk School Winter catalog


  • Mar. 7, Wednesday,  5:00-7:30 pm                                                                                          

         Must register by:  3/1/2012 or Call WFS

WIN12-24 HEALING WITH WHOLE MUSIC                                                                         Patricia Herlevi

  • Jan. 7, Saturday, 1 - 6 pm                                                                                                                 

          Must register by: 1/5/12 or Call WFS

WIN12-27 LEARN THE ART OF ANCIENT AYURVEDIC CLEANSING                              Juliet Jivanti

  • Feb. 11, Saturday ,  10 am - 12 pm                                                                          

          Must register by: 2/9/12 or Call WFS


  • Feb. 11, Saturday ,  10 am - 12 pm                                                                           

          Must register by: 2/9/12 or Call WFS

WIN12-44 MASSAGE FOR COUPLES        Cheryl Hockett and William Prelle

  • Feb. 10, Friday, 6:30 – 10pm                                                                                    

        Must register by: Feb 8, 2012 or Call WFS


  • Preview:  Feb. 6, Monday,  6:30 - 8pm (FREE)                                                                        

          Must register by: 2/5/12 or Call WFS     

  • Workshop: February 25 & 26, Sat. & Sun., 9 - 5pm each day,

          with 1 hr lunch break

       Must register by: 2/19/12 or Call WFS

Comment by Erin Thompson on January 10, 2011 at 6:39pm

Health and Healing Through Traditional Food Systems: Local Examples

Saturday January 15, 2011, Whatcom Community College Syre Center 11:00-1:00
The Norwest Indian College’s Traditional Plants and Foods Program and Community to Community’s Cocinas Sanas/Healthy Kitchens Project are both working to restore health to our people, our cultures, the land, and our community. Come hear what these programs are doing to return balance, health, and justice to our people and our food system in community based traditional ways. Join us for a presentation, cooking demonstrations and a community dialogue about the intersections of food, health, traditional practices, and how our Whatcom County Community can stand in solidarity with programs working for similar goals.
Comment by Dov Shoneman on December 8, 2010 at 10:17pm
Herbal Medicine Making
This Saturday, December 11th 12-4pm,

I am excited to be able to offer this introductory class on herbal medicine making. Please come and join us for a day of learning, sharing and connecting with our herbal allies.

Simple preparations will be covered and participants will assist in making a medicated salve and a self-prepared tincture.
A handout will be provided.

Cost is $40-60 sliding scale. Please inquire if you are interested but lack the funds

Please contact Dov Shoneman
831-818-0672 to sign up, have questions, need directions or want a PDF flyer for the class emailed to you.
Comment by Lia Ayley on November 14, 2010 at 7:49pm
Our (free) workshop on HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKING is coming up! Part 1 is on Sunday, November 21, 2-4pm. Part 2 is on Sunday, December 5, 3.30-5.30pm. We'll be learning to make herbal salves and herbal tinctures (both alcohol and glycerine), and lots of other good stuff about herbal medicine in general.

Facilitated by Laura Sellens and Lia Ayley (enthusiastic amateurs) and Dov Shoneman (experienced herbalist who has owned his own herbal medicine-making business). There is no charge for this workshop, but it is LIMITED TO SIX PEOPLE. Reservations are required.

Full details on the TW Events page:
Comment by Laura J Sellens on November 4, 2010 at 10:19pm
You bet-
Comment by Cindi Landreth on November 2, 2010 at 12:46pm
Sounds great, Laura! Keep me posted as to the hows and whens.
Comment by Laura J Sellens on November 1, 2010 at 12:41pm
Hi all, Lia Ayley and I are fixin' to put on an introductory level herbal medicine making workshop in the near future. Echinacea tincture and comfrey salve. Wondering if anyone would like to collaborate? It also crossed our minds that it's likely some of you out there are more qualified to teach this so we thought we'd ask if there's interest. Apologies for any redundant emails, I'm sharing this with the Re-skilling group as well.
Comment by Wendy Courtemanche on June 22, 2010 at 11:08am
Hi, I just joined the group. I'm a nurse (community and public health) and also know a little about herbal medicine. It seems clear that climate change will cause more hunger, malnutrition, and problems with food distribution, but an upside might be less production of processed foods and meat (both big energy consumers). And maybe more exercise, as people won't be driving like they do now.
Another trend hopefully will be people taking a more proactive and responsible approach to their own health, and a burgeoning of modalities that can be learned and shared, such as acupressure.
Comment by Daimon Sweeney on June 21, 2010 at 6:50pm
I just joined this group. I'm interested in health in all dimensions, and specialize in EFT, a mental/emotional acupressure method that often allows dramatic change, even in physical well-being.

I think it would be helpful to have EFT as a part of everyone's health toolkit for self and others, especially as all it takes is fingertips and a little training to be able to use it.

If you're interested check out the events for a June 29 demonstration/introduction.

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