Heart Centered Living’s Winter Fermentation Workshop

Greetings Friends of HCL,

I am writing to remind you about Heart Centered Living’s Winter
Fermentation Workshop that will be held on Monday the 25th, 6-8PM at
the First Congregational Church in Binghamton, NY. Please have a look
below for the details. Feel free to contact me at 607-226-6943 or
reply to this email if you would like to register or have questions.

Additionally I do have some extra water kefir kernels if anyone is
interested in starting up a batch of water kefir. I will be offering
these to registered workshop participants first and whatever I have
left will be first come, first serve. For those who are curious about
water kefir, there is a brief segment about it on this page…
http://oils-of-life.com/phpList/lt.php?id=YkQHXwpRCQ9NUlIASghQAg%3D%3D

Happy New Year to all,

Erick

**Heart Centered Living’s Winter Fermentation Workshop**

**Taught by Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka**

**The workshop will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 6:00-8:00
PM at the First Congregational Church, 30 Main Street Binghamton, New
York.**

**Class will be held downstairs in the church kitchen.**

Sourdough bread and beet kvass will be the stars of this workshop.
There will be samples of both sourdough bread and beet kvass to taste.
Additionally, there will be samples of fermented foods such as kimchi,
hot pepper sauce and garlic dill pickles. These samples are all made
by traditional fermentation methods. Samples of beverages such as
kombucha and water kefir will be available as well.

**Sourdough Bread**

Homemade Sourdough Bread
Sourdough bread is healthy because the fermentation process breaks
down a lot of the anti-nutrients in the grains. It is also
self-preserving. It may get hard with age but will rarely get moldy.
It’s amazing how fermentation can be used to naturally preserve food
instead of using harmful chemicals. Sourdough bread is easier to make
than you would think. Why not give it a shot?

**Beet Kvass**

Homemade Beet Kvass
Beet kvass is a fermented tonic and a snap to make. It’s a delicious
choice to incorporate into your health and wellness tool belt any time
of the year. Because it is packed full of probiotics, vitamins and
enzymes, it is not only tasty, but healthy and nourishing. In addition
to beets, other things can be added to flavor (and further fortify)
the beet kvass, such as ginger, garlic, citrus, etc.

**Workshop attendees will participate in making their own sourdough
starter and beet kvass fermentations to take home.**

Registration: The workshop cost is $25 per person and also covers
supplies. Seating is limited. Please register for this workshop by
Friday, January 22nd. Registration is as simple as calling or
messaging Erick at 607-226-6943 to make a commitment to attend. Call
today to join us for this fun and informative workshop.

Bonnie Pecka is a registered nurse and lives in Greene, NY. She is the
author of One Small Pebble, a leading website and inbox magazine for
empowering individuals around the world who want to make healthy
change happen. You can learn more about her and the magazine by
visiting
http://oils-of-life.com/phpList/lt.php?id=YkQHXwpRCAZNUlIASghQAg%3D%3D

Erick Clasen lives in Maine, NY and has started collecting food
recipes and has basic fermentation information made available online
at http://oils-of-life.com/phpList/lt.php?id=YkQHXwpRCAVNUlIASghQAg%3D%3D
and http://oils-of-life.com/phpList/lt.php?id=YkQHXwpRCQ9NUlIASghQAg%3D%3D

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Heart Centered Living’s Winter Fermentation Workshop

Taught by Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 14th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 30 Main Street Binghamton, New York.

Class will be held downstairs in the church kitchen.

Sourdough bread and beet kvass will be the stars of this workshop. There will be samples of both sourdough bread and beet kvass to taste. Additionally, there will be samples of fermented foods such as kimchi, hot pepper sauce and garlic dill pickles. These samples are all made by traditional fermentation methods. Samples of beverages such as kombucha and water kefir will be available as well.

Sourdough Bread

baked-bread
Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is healthy because the fermentation process breaks down a lot of the anti-nutrients in the grains. It is also self-preserving. It may get hard with age but will rarely get moldy. It’s amazing how fermentation can be used to naturally preserve food instead of using harmful chemicals. Sourdough bread is easier to make than you would think. Why not give it a shot?

Beet Kvass

Homemade Beet Kvass
Homemade Beet Kvass

Beet kvass is a fermented tonic and a snap to make. It’s a delicious choice to incorporate into your health and wellness tool belt any time of the year. Because it is packed full of probiotics, vitamins and enzymes, it is not only tasty, but healthy and nourishing. In addition to beets, other things can be added to flavor (and further fortify) the beet kvass, such as ginger, garlic, citrus, etc.


Workshop attendees will participate in making their own sourdough starter and beet kvass fermentations to take home.

Registration: The workshop cost is $25 per person and also covers supplies. Seating is limited. Please register for this workshop by Friday, March 11th. Registration is as simple as calling or messaging Erick at 607-226-6943 to make a commitment to attend. Call today to join us for this fun and informative workshop.


Bonnie Pecka is a registered nurse and lives in Greene, NY. She is the author of One Small Pebble, a leading website and inbox magazine for empowering individuals around the world who want to make healthy change happen. You can learn more about her and the magazine by visiting http://onesmallpebble.com/

Erick Clasen lives in Maine, NY and has started collecting food recipes and has basic fermentation information made available online at http://oils-of-life.com/blog/category/recipes/ and http://oils-of-life.com/fermentation/

 

Winter-Fermentation-Workshop-Flyer PDF File

Love is the energy that connects us all

A year ago at this time, I posted this quote on my lifecoachrenee facebook page: “A greater understanding of self-enables a greater understanding of the world we live in. That holds true for us today as well.

The new year is always a good time to learn more about yourself, your neighbors, your friends and even who we might consider our “enemies” as the media would want us to think. Those of us who are perceived different because of race, religion, beliefs, and cultures are constantly pitted in an us against them scenario.  For quite some time now, I have put myself on a media diet and like most diets I would yo-yo back and forth between watching and reading news and not.

These days I have found a new solution that appeases my heart and I believe my soul as well as long as I leave my head out of it. When I find something out that hits home or across the world-I write it down and then I take it  to my meditation time and give it up to God.  I always ask for the highest and best outcome for the person, place or situation but I like to think that just taking that little bit of time out of my day or some times week actually”helps things along some how”. In some ways, I believe being aware of what goes on in the world, and not being attached to the outcome enables me to understand myself and the world better so that I can act from that place of understanding AND actually make a difference in the world.

I have made many promises to myself this year to be a better person, to be of service more, to worry less, to be more productive, to get my message out to a bigger audience, to have fun more, to actually write letters to friends and family in a digital age-the list is endless. And yet all of these things, whether I fulfill that promise or not, enables me to understand myself better and the world we live in as long as I am not grasping at the outcome.

My most recent lifecoachrenee post reads  ” I am one with every living being because we are all in and of the same consciousness. Thusly I can never be separate from love for love is the connecting energy of all things within that one”-Arcturian Council

I would like to think that in my feeble little brain of possibilities and imagination, that some day we ALL will understand what that means for everyone. But we still have a long way to go and we can start by understanding ourselves so that we can really begin to understand each other.

For we are all in this together, no matter what our race, religion, culture and or belief, we all know love, we all are love, and we all come from that same divine source of consciousness that is love expressing itself through us on this beautiful blue marble that we call our home….. and by golly if that is not inspiring us to live from the Heart Center-then I don’t know what can……..

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ABOVE QUOTE TO PRINT OUT  HERE

To view more of Renee’s blog posts or website go here http://www.lifecoachrenee.com/blog/

Fried Apples With Ginger Essential Oil

I have been using Young Living Essential Oils in recipes for some time now and I wanted to share this one as it is simple and tasty.

Frying apples in a pan until they become soft makes them into a semi-applesauce that is a great warm topping for anything from ice cream, pancakes to yogurt.

Apples do keep well in a refrigerator, in fact many apples that are purchased into the summer have been kept in cold storage since the previous fall. But, many times when there is an abundance of apples there are too many to eat before they start to decline if left at room temperature.  Frying some up is a great way to make use of them.

Method

There is nothing precise involved in this recipe, approximate and adjust to taste as needed.

  1. Take 2-3 apples and peel and core them.
  2. Cut pieces into dice sized chunks.
  3. Warm up a small pan ( 6-8 inches ) with oil or butter or both, start with medium heat. A light olive oil and butter are a good combination. The volume of oil/butter should be in the 2 tbsp range. The idea is to have enough oil in the pan to promote good heat transfer to the apple chunks and keep them from sticking to the pan.
  4. Add apple chunks and keep at medium heat for a few minutes, then reduce and stir occasionally.
  5. When the apples are steamy, add flavoring such as one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1-2 drops Young Living Ginger Essential Oil. Other suggested spices are nutmeg, cardamom.
  6. Stir occasionally until the apple pieces start to break down and release a bit of their sauce. Then it is done.
Salting Apples in Pan
Salting Apples in Pan

Options

Optionally a small amount of honey, preferably or sugar can be added, this is helpful if the apples are tart, to balance out the flavors. Also a pinch of salt actually can bring out more natural sweetness and enhance the flavor profile of the topping.


Young Living Oils

Christine Guidelli has just launched a website that focuses on Young Living Essential Oils. You can find out more information about the oils there.

http://yldist.com/chrisguidelli/

 

 

Silence is Golden – Meditation and Beyond by Energy Practitioner Debbie Matsushima

Ah. The New Year’s Resolution. What’s yours – start a diet; exercise more; develop healthier eating habits; quit smoking; learn to meditate? If it’s learning to meditate, that’s not impossible. I’m not going to spend a lot of time explaining the “how to’s” of meditation because there’s so much that’s been written and recorded about it that it could fill a few dumpsters! I want to go beyond that and generally advocate silence.

Meditation is a great way to start being silent. Start slowly if it’s new to you. Carve out five minutes of your busy day and take that time to look inward. I was taught the “RPM” method of meditation – rise, pee, meditate! Some days that works for me and others it doesn’t, but I always try to fit it in my day, even meditating with my earphones plugged into my iPhone’s recorded meditation music on an airplane. Busy parents can get their children to meditate with them by showing them this method for slowing down.

Your meditation can take many forms. You can use a CD for guided meditation or find music that fits the length of time you want to sit in stillness. You can always just use a timer to signal the end of your session. If these methods don’t appeal to you, just look into a candle or into any crystal and see where it takes you. Find a mantra or affirmation that appeals to you and repeat it to yourself during your silent time. Don’t worry about the mind chatter; just think of it as clouds passing before your inner vision and let them drift past.

For me, meditation was my first step in going deeper within. Sometimes that mind chatter really meant something to me – it was an “ah ha” moment. I found that those moments increased as I let my world got quieter. I turned off the TV, stopped listening to even classical music on the radio, and stopped playing CDs as I went through my day. I paid less attention to the computer and did less texting. All these things (and all the resulting silence) brought me more inspiration and insights. I could hear the voice inside me that really guided me. That was my inner self. And I learned that when I truly had inspiration, that came from my higher self. I believe that my higher self is my connection to the divine and I know that we all have that ability to connect with our higher divine self.

So, take time and start that meditation resolution. Enjoy the silence it brings you, and you just might find that you start craving that quiet for longer than five or ten minutes. Bring it into as much of your day as you can and listen to your higher self for inspiration and guidance. We just have to get quite and listen!

 

Namaste, Debbie

The Meaning behind Numbers by Numerologist Peter Shell

Have you noticed that you are dealing with situations & dilemmas that you thought you solved years ago? It’s not surprising that similar circumstances have entered your life again. Numerology explains this occurrence by identifying each year with the cyclic energies of 1- 9. Each phase or cycle lasts 12 months starting January 1st and ending December 31st.

2016 is upon us and will exert the energy of 9 on society & the world. This energy of 9 is considered to be the Universal Number or the World Number for 2016. (2+0+1+6=9) 9 represents completion and preparation for the new beginnings that will be ushered in with the next calendar year. 2017 is influenced by the Universal Number of 1.

A Universal year carrying the energy of 9 is about the conclusion of how things have been & the manifesting of new beginnings. Watch the year unfold with a discerning eye & a detached attitude. Many circumstances are bound to be altered in 2016.The world & the United States will drop habits & attitudes. More favorable policies will be adopted.

Personally – it is time to evaluate your beliefs, associations, habits and projects. Anything that is old & is no longer an important factor in your life should be finalized, to make room for the new opportunities that 2017 will deliver to you.

Have a great year! – Peter

Read More about Peter

January 2016 Calendar of Events

Heart Centered Living Calendar of Events for January:

*All classes are held at 30 Main Street at the First Congregational Church in Binghamton unless otherwise noted.*

Monday January 11th 6-8

(Lightworkers Gathering) Radiating Love for our Planet  w/ Renee Guidelli

We connect with the grid lines and the cosmic heart of the universe to bring forth the unending supply of healing light and love for our planet.   Love offering.

Tuesday January 12th 6-8

(Workshop) Introduction to Nordic Runes w/ Peter Shell

Get an understanding of the history & uses of the Runes. We will each make a set of Runes that can be taken home for practice & entertainment. $20

Saturday January 16th 1-3

(Workshop) 33 Steps to a Better Life w/ Peter Shell

This course is based on the writings of Stuart Wilde. Learn what being on a spiritual quest is all about. Gain insights & realize how wonderful & fulfilling life is meant to be. $20

Monday, January 18th 6-8

(Spiritual Seekers Gathering) Open Discussion

Join us for an informative open discussion night where we discuss various topics that are current, on people’s minds and hearts. $4 Love offering

Tuesday January 19th 6-8

 (Workshop) The Meaning of the Runes w/Peter Shell

We will discuss the meaning of each Rune so you will understand the influences that they indicate. Reverse meanings will also be covered. $20

Monday January 25th 6-8

(Health and Wellness Class) Winter Fermentation Class w/ Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka.

Class will include hands-on making of sour dough starter and Beet Kvass. There will be fermented items for tasting including sourdough bread. $25 includes materials for sour dough starter and beet Kvass. Please Register by Friday the 22nd.

Tuesday January 26th 6-8

(Workshop) Runes & Divination w/Peter Shell

Various Rune spreads will be proposed & explained. We will choose which are best suited for your particular situation. Each attendee will receive a reading from Peter. $20


Registration and Questions

You can contact Peter Shell at 725-3788 or shellpa1@yahoo.com for any of his classes And Erick Clasen at 226-6943 or erickclasen@frontiernet.net to register for the fermentation class.

Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016

Its not too late, to receive your Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016 to prepare you for the year ahead. Get messages on your career, health, fun and recreation and more from your angel messenger. The best part is the entire reading can be captured in an email, text or Facebook message for your own safe keeping. 365 days from now-what story will you tell? Find out with a 2016 yearly forecast reading here 

Cancellations

Now that we are well into winter. We would like to remind you that program cancellations may occur due to hazardous weather conditions. If there are school cancellations in effect for the Binghamton district or surrounding districts, states of emergency, falling snow or freezing rain/ice that is or has the potential to accumulate within the time period of the Heart Centered Living event, the event will be canceled. When in doubt about an event cancellation please check Heart Centered Living on Facebook or call Renee at 607-226-2354.