Archive for February, 2012

February 29, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

What’s in YOUR Wellness Soup?

When you are feeling weak, achy, and like you are JUST about to get sick, how do you attempt to revive yourself? Do you turn to soups or other home remedies?

Feeling weak, achy, and cold, Sage’s Tanuja made this soup today to boost her immunity (Qi and Blood), warm her interior, and drain dampness.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped coursely
  • half an onion, chopped coursely
  • 2 tbs of black mustard seeds
  • pinch of cumin
  • dash of turmeric
  • 1/2 inch of ginger root
  • salt to taste
  • 8 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/4 green cabbage, chopped
  • 4 red potatoes, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 large stalk of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup mung beans

Directions:

1. Saute the garlic and onions and mustard seeds until the onions are translucent

2. Add the rest of the ingredients with enough additional water to just cover everything.

3. Cover tightly with a lid and let simmer on a low setting for 45-minutes to an hour.

Optional: Tanuja had some astragalus root, or huang qi, so she threw in a handful of that to boost her immunity even more. You can get organic astragalus from Mountain Rose Herbs. It is a safe herb that you can use lavishly in your cooking to boost your Qi, or vital force, and prevent illness.

no comments posted in: regular
February 28, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Holistic Medicine Works!

Holistic Medicine Works!

no comments posted in: link
February 22, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Loving Reminder: MOXA WORKSHOP!

Woot! Hope you can make it to our Intro to Moxa Workshop!!

Come learn how to use this incredible tool to for self and community care!

Moxa can help to alleviate pain, improve circulation, build energy and strengthen the immune system

Tuesday February 28th
6:30-8:30pm 
Sliding scale $20-40

Please RSVP to sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com 

Getting to Sage:

Entrance to Sage is on Bingham (a side street off of Armitage) 
Just 2 blocks west of Western blue line

We are located on the second floor and have elevator access

Buzz SageLiz when you arrive and come on up to #205!

no comments posted in: regular
February 20, 2012   Posted by: sagepage



It is never too late to begin the long, sometimes painful, process of healing. It is never too late, and there are many potential routes to take. You get to pick the right one for you, which is sometimes overwhelming, but freedom is sometimes overwhelming. Liberation is sometimes overwhelming. We look forward to the day when freedom and liberation feel like the norm. Until then, we celebrate the fact that healing is happening in so many forms, in so many communities, and that we get to be a small part of that for the folks we get to work with.

no comments posted in: photo
February 16, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Sage Community Health Collective: alternative pathways to health

Sage Community Health Collective: alternative pathways to health

no comments posted in: link
February 16, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

(try to) be patient with pain…

♥ Some heart advice from Pema Chodron re: pain…it is SO MUCH easier said than done to try to be patient with pain, but we are posting this because of what she shares about aggression — it’s interesting to notice how aggression around body sensations might exacerbate the physical and emotional pain. I wonder what it would feel like to release some of the aggression around pain and just notice the pain. What would change about pain if it was experienced without the aggression? No answers — just questions for now. ♥

(try to) BE PATIENT WITH PAIN
“Patience is a way to de-escalate aggression and its accompanying pain. This is to say that when we’re feeling aggressive—and I think this would go for any strong emotion—there’s a seductive quality that pulls us in the direction of wanting to get some resolution. We feel restless, agitated, ill at ease. It hurts so much to feel the aggression that we want it to be resolved. Right then we could change the way we look at this discomfort and practice patience.”

Pema Chödrön- Practicing Peace In Times Of War
(Heart Advice of the Week-shambhala.com/heartadvice/)

no comments posted in: regular
February 15, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Come to our Moxa Workshop!!

Intro to Moxa Workshop

Come learn how to use this incredible tool to for self and community care!

Moxa can help to alleviate pain, improve circulation, build energy and strengthen the immune system

Tuesday February 28th
6:30-8:30pm 
Sliding scale $20-40

Please RSVP to sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com 

Getting to Sage:

Entrance to Sage is on Bingham (a side street off of Armitage) 
Just 2 blocks west of Western blue line

We are located on the second floor and have elevator access

Buzz SageLiz when you arrive and come on up to #205!

no comments posted in: regular
February 8, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Help Sage Winterize!

Wonderful community, help Sage fully winterize our large community acupuncture space! We are seeking donations of space heaters and humidifiers to ensure that folks stay warm and comfortable during their acupuncture session. If you can help, please email us at sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com. Thanks!!!!

 
no comments posted in: regular
February 1, 2012   Posted by: sagepage

Feb 23rd: Trauma Care for Healers Roundtable!

Body workers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, energy workers, and healers of all modalities working with the body, please join us at Sage Community Health Collective for an evening Roundtable discussion on Thursday February 23rd, 2012! 

We will discuss how to provide basic trauma care for patients. To honor the expert in all of us we will be sharing stories of our experiences and discussing tips and tools we have used when a client has an emotional release or a triggering moment. Anna Goldberger, licensed therapist, will talk about the basic dos and don’ts for supporting people through trauma.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Suggested Donation of $10-30 — no one turned away due to lack of funds

Please share widely to your networks of healers. 

Sage is located at 25 14 W. Armitage Suite 205. Our entrance is on Bingham.

At the dial pad downstairs, press 3 until you see “Sage Stacy”. Press # and we will buzz you in.

Hope to see you there!

no comments posted in: regular