Who doesn't love a good book and an opportunity to discuss and explore ideas?
The purpose of this health book club is to help you build a sense of competence and empowerment when it comes to your health.
Not only will you be building a health foundation, you will also have a guide (me) to help you explore the concepts and the practical applications of the information. At times, our book club meeting will include a guest panelist or the author of our book choice.
By participating, you will also be part of a community of like-minded people. We can support and learn from one another. How great is that?
If you love to learn and are interested in both the science and the spirit of nourishment, then join us!
It's free. It's virtual, so you can participate in your jammies.
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!
Our sixth book club selection is Healing Wise, by Susun Weed.
The reason I chose this book is because I met another nutritionist, Marcie Goldman, who is doing fascinating work around nutrition and women's health. Her approach is so DIFFERENT from how I was trained and I find it to be intriguing and liberating.
When I contacted Marcie initially, I wanted to know who she was learning from and it turns out that the famous herbalist Susun Weed is her mentor.
According to Weed in Nourishing Wise, "The Wise Woman tradition is the oldest tradition of healing known on our planet, yet one that is rarely identified, rarely written or talked about. A woman-centered tradition of self-love, respectful of the earth and all her creatures, the Wise Woman tradition tells us that compassion, simple ritual, and common herbs heal the whole person and maintain health/wholeness/holiness."
You will love Weed's wisdom and I am excited for us to hear how Marcie has applied Weed's teachings in her own life and with her clients.
The book contains instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. Seven herbs -- burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet -- are explored in depth. Each monograph includes the voice of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for use.
From the first page, I was captivated.
Please join Marcie Goldman and I as we explore this wonderful book. We look forward to taking you down a path where you consider a healing paradigm that is completely different from our modern day/male centric medical model . Our vision is to leave the conversation with a renewed sense of our power to bring healing to ourselves and our communities.
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Delighted to have
join us as a guest panelist!
Marcie Goldman is a Feminist Health Coach.
There’s nothing that lights her up more than a rally cry to end Diet Culture and Food Righteousness. She teaches food skills, not obedience.
Her work combines wise woman tradition, herbalism and “nutrition recovery,” a stellar combination she's honed by working one-on-one with women for over 20 years.
Once you've unlearned the so called "nutrition rules,” Marcie fills you up with women's wisdom and real food to nourish & flourish.
Marcie graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Board Certified Health Coach in 1999, after getting her Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies in Boulder, CO. She’s one of the few people to complete Susun Weed’s Herbal Apprenticeship (in 1998) and has been introducing her clients to plant medicine ever since. Most recently, she's become a certified Addiction Recovery Nutrition Coach and Mental Health Recovery Nutrition Coach through the Alliance for Addiction Solutions.
She currently offers feminist health coaching with individuals. Her next group program, “Nourish to Flourish,” begins October 2018.
In the mean time, sign up for her newsletter "Wise Woman News” here.
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