WellBEing Resource: Natural Health, Wellness, and Holistic Guide for Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Folsom

Ragaia Belovarac ~ Blue Sage Ayurveda

BlueSageWebInterview with Ragaia Belovarac – Steward, Blue Sage Ayurveda, M.A., C.A.S., P.K.S., C.M.T. in Nevada City, CA

Hi Ragaia! What do you offer in the community?

Ayurvedic pancha karma programs, which include detoxification and rejuvenation therapies.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

A life journey of seeking and exploring holistic healing practices that I could integrate into my daily life.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love seeing others show up with the desire to create and better themselves. I feel blessed to have connected with the healing practices of Ayurveda, because it contains many potent tools that people can understand and integrate into their lives in ways that actually sustain healing. It’s very gratifying to facilitate a space where people can come and explore their healing journeys.

What inspires you?

I am always inspired by observing the strength of the human spirit when a person becomes motivated to improve their health and quality of life. In that light, my focus is to help individuals make the shift from surviving to thriving by exploring their highest potential.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

For me, I see each day as the present “gift”. Each time a new client arrives at Blue Sage Sanctuary a unique healing journey begins.  I do my best to be fully available for that journey. As we go forward in time, I continue to look forward to Ayurveda more fully integrating with other medical practices.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a great platform for clients to find practitioners and see the unique gifts we all have to share within our community, in addition to offering a forum for fellow practitioners to network and refer.

Would you like to offer something special for the WellBEing readership?

10% off for anyone wanting to book an initial 2 hour Ayurvedic consultation.

Great ~ Thanks so much Ragaia!

Blue Sage Sanctuary is located in Nevada City, CA.

For more info on Ayurvedic services and Pancha Karma, visit: bluesage-ayurveda.com, email ragaia@bluesage-ayurveda.com, or call 888-878-5222.

 

 

 

Rev Shannon Cary, Spiritual Counselor

Hi Rev Shannon! Thanks for this interview 🙂

What do you offer in the community?

Intuitive Spiritual Guidance, Energetic Healings & Meditation (Visualization) Techniques

What led you to offering these services?

Many different experiences that have happened in my life

What do you love most about what you do?

Assisting others to see their own truth & owning mine

What inspires you?

Knowing myself & others for who they truly are

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing to follow my heart & enjoy what life has to offer

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

Connection & Community

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Mention WellBEing for $10 OFF your first 1/2 hour session.

Thanks Rev. Shannon!

Rev. Shannon offers services virtually via phone or Skype, an in person in Sacramento and Folsom.

For more info, visit RevShannon.com, connect on Facebook: /Hearts2Heart

Contact Rev. Shannon at shannon@revshannon.com or 916-712-6012.

Diane Hovey, Ph.D. ~ Transformational Healing

Hi Diane! Thanks so much for doing this interview 🙂

diane - Portrait -_3INWhat do you offer in the community?

I offer healing that embraces mind/body/spirit. My training includes the scientific understanding of problems within the body, as well as formal training in psychology with a masters in counseling and a PhD in biomed. Coupled with that I have trained with shamanic masters from around the globe starting when still in my early twenties back in the late 1960’s up to the present. Most recently I spent time learning from a Malecu shaman in Costa Rica.

What led you to offering the services you do?

It was in part my own frustration with the current medical approach to healing that did not even begin to address the issues.

What do you love most about what you do?

What I love most is watching my clients change while on my treatment table. Seeing their faces relax as paid dissolves and watching them leave wearing a smile — and sometimes carrying the crutches they needed to walk when they arrived.

What inspires you?

Inspiration comes from many places. My clients’ improvement fuels my passion to learn more. The excitement of discovery, and the potential of doing even more, stokes the fire to continue being better. Living where I do surrounds me with the grounding of trees and water, the elemental energies that bring it all into balance. Knowing that while I cannot help everyone, I can help many live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Hovey Diane - Maleku shaman calling spirits_5INWhat are you looking forward to in the future?

I am looking toward shifting my work away from the physically demanding aspects and toward the more subtle approaches. I see that including more of the lymphatic and cranial sacral work, coupled with brainwave conditioning. These modalities pair beautifully with the shamanic work. I will also be bringing more of my photography into my practice to create unique healing images conceived in a healing journey for my shamanic clients. I see them as being a large, fine art image printed on metal that will serve as a meditation focal point for my client during his or her healing process.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a unique publication that reaches out into the community in a way other directories do not. It is more than a directory. It is also a network that succeeds in bringing like minded individuals together who would have never otherwise met.

Thanks so much Diane!

Diane is located by appointment in Fair Oaks, CA.  

Fore more info, visit Transformational-Healing.net

Contact Diane direct at 916-925-8200 / 916-965-6558 or Diane@Transformational-Healing.net

 

 

Pamela (Spencer) Conner, Nutritionist

Pamela Spencer_5inHi Pamela! So excited to interview you 🙂

What do you offer here in the local community?

Nutritional Therapy And Naturopathic Medicine. Specializing in digestive disorders, mood disorders, cleansing programs, weight management, and hormone balancing.

What lead you to offering that?

Carl Jung said it best: I am a Wounded Healer. My health started to decline at the age 19 and traditional medicine was unable to help. Alternative Medicine did. After regaining my health I knew I wanted to help others reverse and prevent disease states and imbalance. I went from a terrible quality of life to regaining my health and have more energy than I need in a day and a create quality of life to be the athlete I am today.

What do you love most about what you do?

I help people make big changes in their health and quality of life. Most individuals that come to me are highly motivated to make the changes they need to make but don’t know what they are. For example, to watch someone start out with me with an autoimmune condition and heal out of it brings so much joy to me.

What inspires you?

Watching the human body heal itself, or bring itself back into balance, is amazing to me and inspires me to help as many people have vitality and a great quality of life. Also, older persons that are free from diseases, health imbalances and that are fit and active is very inspiring for me. These persons show me what is possible if we take good care of our bodies. I want to be that person in my older years!

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my practice. I’m expanding my Roseville office into a Wellness Center and I’m really excited about it.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I enjoy supporting a local small business and especially one that supports health, wellness, and nutrition.

Thanks so much Pamela!

Pamela practices in both Sacramento and Roseville, CA.

Visit her website: connorwellnessclinic.com, email pamela@connorwellnessclininc.com or call (916) 488-8495.

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WellBEing Mixers

 

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Coconut Rice Recipe

I LOVE this simple, yet delicious (and healthy!) coconut rice recipe and wanted to share it with you…
Thank you Angelique from Zest Kitchen for sharing this with us all long ago!

 

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 cups Brown Basmati Rice
• 2/3 cup coconut, dry grated/desiccated
• 3.5 cups water
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, powdered
• 1 Tablespoon grapeseed or virgin coconut oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add all ingredients to rice cooker and cook until water has been absorbed.
  2. The finished texture should soft but not gooey and and easily separating with a fork.
  3. Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled.
  4. If you’d like add a little red pepper chili flakes and/or coconut to the top for garnish.

 

Yummy (And Easy!) Summer Salad

Yummy_Summer_Salad_Resized-1I love to make this awesome summer salad, inspired by a taste/sample I had at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op years ago. No specific measurements… play and add the amounts you prefer:

1) First, I cook up some quinoa, a complete protein vegan food!

2) Cool & drizzle on a little olive oil.

3) Next, I mix in chopped tomatoes & cucumbers, plus some feta cheese (see vegan “feta” recipe below), and perhaps some chopped, firm avocados (or slivers on top as pictured).

4) Often, I’ll add in a little extra olive oil, if extra moisture is needed, at the end… Simple as that!

5) It’s also nice to place on a bed of your favorite lettuce mix for added nutrients  

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For Vegans, please substitute feta cheese with your own dairy-free alternative… home-made VEGAN FETA (which I got from the “Happy Herbivore” website):

  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 tsp yellow miso paste
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp basil, dried
  • 1 tsp oregano or majarom, dried
  • ¼ tsp rosemary, dried
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Break tofu into a few large pieces in a mixing bowl and set aside. Whisk all remaining ingredients, except nutritional yeast, together. Pour over tofu and mix with your hands, crumbing the tofu into smaller pieces as you go. Set aside and let rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast over top and mix. Taste, adding more nutritional yeast if desired.