A Tree In Every Heart.

A Tree In Every Heart.

A few years ago we were traveling throughout South Africa documenting ancient healing traditions. We were told to visit a Griqua Healer, who had an intuitive gift to see and offering healing with his hands. He lived in the heart of the South African veld, which is a vast open land, bearing grass, bushes, shrubs and… Continue Reading

Join the herd….

Join the herd….

For a few moments that is. Two summers ago we welcomed Jason Gannon and his seven Pygora goats to live with us. They’ve brought much beauty and care into our lives here at ClearPoint. Enjoy this beautiful video produced by Jason! Continue Reading

Ten Year Celebration.

Ten Year Celebration.

Its hard to believe that ten years passed since founding our center in October 2005. Shannon and I want to express our sincere gratitude for all the people who have attended workshops, events and other projects that we’ve been involved with. We want to thank the many teachers and artists who have helped us build a… Continue Reading

Local Fermenators Pot Luck & Learn.

Local Fermenators Pot Luck & Learn.

Come gather with other local foodies to partake in delicious and nutritious food. Engage in conversations about farming, health, food and of course fermentation.   Children are welcome!   Here’s Paul with Scott giving the hot sauce a wif! DElighted! Get busy in the kitchen making fermented food that you take home to integrate into… Continue Reading

Cedar Post Fencing. All Natural!

Cedar Post Fencing. All Natural!

Last week Jason and I put in a cedar post fence with gate to keep balls and children from running down the drive way. If you want an all natural fence without the use of pressure treated wood and concrete there’s some masterful tips here from my friend Jason. First step is to take sticks and… Continue Reading

Autumn Equinox Event.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 11-6pm CLEARPOINT CENTER Join us for a transformative day of renewal, unity and celebration. Together we will experience Ancient Cleansing Techniques, A Traditional Sweat Lodge, Songs, the joining of Community and more. We will be drawing on guidance, wisdom and expertise from the High Andes of South America and Native American Tradition.… Continue Reading

Leo’s Kale Chip Recipe

Leo’s Kale Chip Recipe

This are delicious with a cheesy and slightly spicy taste. Most of the ingredients are sourced from our friends at Redfire Farm. You can easily make these at home and they taste amazing. You definitely can’t eat just one. Shannon is really happy about this batch. :-) Start with soaking these ingredients. Soak Ingredients: 1… Continue Reading

Pain As a Way of Knowing

This is a meditation by Richard Rohr that I always want to remember. Suffering is the necessary deep feeling of the human situation. If we don’t feel pain, suffering, human failure and weakness, we stand antiseptically apart from it, and remain numb and small. We can’t fully understand such things by thinking about them. The… Continue Reading

Earth Prayers Fire Ceremony.

Earth Prayers Fire Ceremony.

Saturday, October 19   Most suffering and anxiety that we experience is rooted in the errant notion that we are separate or alone in the world without support. We forget that we have the power and resources to choose lives that are in alignment with who we really are and that bring us joy. By… Continue Reading

Singing Plants at Damanhur.

A fascinating laboratory that studies plant vibrational energies is Damanhur, an intentional community in Italy. In this peaceful and spiritual ecovillage there is a laboratory in the woods that offers a beautiful choir of singing trees. When I first heard this I thought it was the craziest thing I ever heard, this video opened my mind… Continue Reading

Plant Speak!

Plant Identification, Journey & Meditation Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Join us for a relaxing easy paced hike to the top of Peaked Mountain in Stafford Springs, CT. Soak in the beauty, stillness and serenity of this natural environment as we learn about local plant families and their medicinal and shamanic… Continue Reading

Kirtan Concert.

Saturday, June 16 Join our community in a soulful musical experience that lifts your heart and keeps you smiling for days. Irresistible blends of Eastern mantra and Western grooves will leave you energized and inspired. Your ClearPoint Musical Experience starts with.. Mike Cohen’s NEW CD Release of SOUL CONTACT! West Hartford native Mike Cohen masterfully… Continue Reading

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies

A smooth, creamy, and delicious nutritional powerhouse in a glass… Incorporating green smoothies into your day as a breakfast option or meal throughout the week is a wonderful way to replenish and refuel your body. It can be difficult to consume as many green foods as we should for optimal health and energy since leafy… Continue Reading

How we make Bone Broths.

This is from our exploration with the GAPS Diet. We simmer bones over night with onion, garlic, carrots and celery. We place whole onions, garlic in the pot skin and all, you can break the carrots and celery with your hands. You can easily pick the skins of the onions and garlic when your sorting… Continue Reading

Are your food costs out of control?

Are your food costs out of control? Hungry teenagers? You have to pick your battles wisely. Here is one battle you need to choose.  It will reduce food costs and improve health GUARANTEED! It’s so incredibly simple but at first you may find it hard to do. We’ve been so conditioned as a culture to… Continue Reading

What is EFT/Tapping?

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Tapping represents the concept of using your finger tips to “TAP” on various acupressure points on the body that stimulate the flow of energy. EFT/Tapping is an accelerated healing process that has deep routes in ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Combined with the spoken word, tapping helps to… Continue Reading

A Journey to Digestive Health: The GAPS Diet

Hello Clearpoint Center readers, health and nutrition enthusiasts! I’m Emma Broadhurst and I’m presently working with Steve and Shannon to help reignite the ClearPoint Center blog, website and generally assist in advocating all the magnificent things they have to offer. I do some writing, discussion on nutrition and health as well as recipe development over… Continue Reading

Fat is my friend!

Boy has fat been demonized in our culture. We’re fat phobic. Even though for a large part of our human existence fat has been highly prized and still is today. Consider that some of the highest prices you’ll pay at the grocery store is high quality fats like pasture raised butter, extra virgin olive oil,… Continue Reading

EFT/ Tapping Relief for PTSD.

This is such an inspiring story from the Tapping Solution Retreat, filmed at ClearPoint. One of the film’s subjects was Jon, a Vietnam veteran who had been suffering from severe PTSD for more than 30 years. Written by Nick Ortner. Jon’s daily life had become unsustainable to a degree most non-vets can hardly imagine. In addition… Continue Reading

Inner Circle Details

Inner Circle Access: (VERY limited space, register early) Almost sold out! $65pp $120 couple Want to go deeper into the Kirtan Experience? Your experience will begin with a small group meeting, in a sacred circle up in our Yurt with Mike Cohen. He will guide you into setting an intention for the evening and with… Continue Reading

The Death of the Doer!

I’m finding that my energy seems to be on and off lately. There will be a few days were I just need to rest and take it easy. Then there are other days were I feel full of steam and creativity. Ready to take on the world! I’m learning to trust in this process. In… Continue Reading

Soar with the Eagles!

A dear friend, Anne Palmer, sent me this inspiring and amazing testament to the eagle! I re-posted it here. This is Amazing…It is no wonder there are scriptural references to the eagle! And there is no wonder the bald eagle has such a significant symbolism to our country. When it rains, most birds head for… Continue Reading

The Saint Patty’s Dance Jam!

Come out and celebrate! Saturday March 17. Bring your dancing shoes and appetite! Also be ready to hear the little known story of Saint Patrick! Food & Festivities: Potato and Spinach Soup Irish Soda Bread Green Drinks and Juices & More. Guest of Honor: Janet Dewy Janet’s the only person we know with a shamrock… Continue Reading

Fierce Grace and Acceptance.

In 2007 my mother Sandra Rose Cheverier Munn was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer Stage 3. Shortly after in February of 2008, as my dad would say, “she crossed over”. Of course it was devastating. I couldn’t believe that this was happening. Who ever does? And it still doesn’t seem real. I had just opened up… Continue Reading

Inspiring weight loss story.

This is such an inspiring story about Jill who tried and documented 20 times that she went on a diet and failed. She never gave up and now has such an inspiring story to share. She  transformed from the inside out! Watch Jills Inspiring Story! Make sure to have some tissue near by! (: Continue Reading

Traditional Fire Ceremony

  We had such a wonderful fire ceremony this past Sunday at Peter Miller’s beautiful farm, which is only a short drive from ClearPoint. Peter and I, along with friends, have been working on clearing the woods of dead trees and downed branches. With this material we built a huge pyramid structure 25′ high. Later… Continue Reading

Shannon McCarthy’s One Night Show!

Sunday December 11, 2011 5:00-8:00pm Tickets are only $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Children under 16 are free. This is our premier show of the year! Just one night where local artists get together and put on a memorable art experience. There will be paintings, story telling, poetry readings, photography and film. Nutritious… Continue Reading

Traditional Peruvian Fire Ceremony

Sunday December 4th, 2011 3:00pm – 6:00pm About the Fire Ceremony. By Natalie Shope Griffin. Fire Ceremony and Despacho are the traditional healing ceremonies practiced by the high mountain shaman in Peru. Fire has the power to transform dense wood into heat and light.  Similarly, fire takes solid or dense energy from our system and… Continue Reading

DANCE JAM

Saturday December 3, 2011 7:00 – 10:00pm Dance jams are an unconditional way to shake out your body, rest your mind, and enliven your spirit. You can dance in any way you feel moved! Things you can bring: snacks, CDs, drums, scarves, etc Please RSVP with Steve at Steve@clearpointcenter.com or 860-684-3994 Cost: $10 at the… Continue Reading

Historic Autumn Blizzard of 2011

November 9, 2011 Storm Update:   We were without power for eight days and still have no internet. Funny- when traveling to South Africa, we were told that we would be unplugged at some point.         The day we were unplugged just happened to be the day after some scholars of the… Continue Reading

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body

Shannon went to the dentist today and she asked, “What is it that makes plaque? Does it have anything to do with our diet?” Her response was “sugar and carbs”. I would add that it’s simple carbs that cause problems. Not all carbs are created equal. I’ve heard this all before and I’m sure that… Continue Reading