1 ~ INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer the following five questions to inform the community about yourself and enhance your experience at the Ashland Source Center. Answers are NOT REQUIRED to join, and you can always fill them out later on your MYPORTAL page.
Networking & Connecting, Making New Friends, Sharing Information & Resources, Authoring a Blog, Finding & Posting Events, Clients & Customers
2 ~ What brought you to Ashland & Southern Oregon area? Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
I first visited southern Oregon in 1979. I was enchanted by the incredible beauty, wonderful people, vibrant green, and old growth trees. I soon discovered that the region is rich in intelligent people knowledgable in organic farming, home birthing, home schooling and sustainable living, and I knew this was a good place for my children to grow strong and free.
In 1986 I moved to the Applegate Valley and opened my homeopathic practice here, and have since enjoyed offering my services and education to my growing clientele and students in the region.
Drawn to the Southwest by our beautiful adult children and grandchildren in New Mexico, and our work on the Navajo Reservation since 1995, we expanded our life and work to include the Four Corners area from 2007-2010, and loved living there.
During the time we were away from Oregon, we continued to enjoy our many friends, family members, and clients (50% of my clientele while in the SW consisted of new and established clients from Oregon, who chose to continue to work with me long distance).
Now we are ecstatic to be back living in southern Oregon, and I am looking forward to seeing you and meeting many wonderful new people!
3 ~ What would you love to offer to and share with our community? What do you envision could be a few of the most beneficial things that could happen from actively using this site? Feel free to be outrageous!
Classical Homeopath & Vibrant Health Coach
Gaia Sophia Center for Well Being - owner
Active in the fields of holistic health 1979 - Present (32 years)
Offering Classical Homeopathy & Live Food Diet & Nutrition consultations, as well as educational courses, classes, seminars & retreats for learning Homeopathic First Aid, Homeopathy for the Childbearing Years, Homeopathy for Professionals, Delectible Raw Food Cuisine & more! Karen works with individuals, couples, families & health professionals including midwives, doulas, nurses & physicians.
Karen's life mission is to relieve suffering & help make the world a better place for future generations. Her interest in health began in childhood when she cultivated a love for healing & nature. This love deepened & blossomed as she became a mother in 1976, when her calling found her ready & willing to learn & to serve. Since 1979, Karen has studied Classical Homeopathy, as well as the arts of Midwifery, Botanical Medicine, and Diet & Nutrition. She began her southern Oregon Homeopathy practice in 1986.
A profound love of children & families permeates Karen's work & she expresses this in her ongoing study of the art of Midwifery, having acted as apprentice, student & assistant to excellent midwives since the early 1980's. Her main area of expertise in this realm is as homeopath, bringing the gifts of homeopathy to home, birth center, & hospital births, & in telephone consultations with parents & professional care providers.
Karen has studied & practiced Live Food Nutrition & Detoxification since 1979 & has attended numerous educational workshops, conferences & seminars with many notable experts in this field.
Activities and Societies:
Karen Rae Ferreira, CCH, RSHom
Certified & Registered Classical Homeopath
Registered with North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
Certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
Member of the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
Member of the New Mexico Society for Homeopathy (NMSH)
Enrolled student in the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center Masters Course in Spiritual Nutrition: Vegan & Live Food Mastery with Dr. Gabriel Cousens & David Wolfe
Certified Vegan Live Food Instructor (by Dr. Gabriel Cousens)
Current new organizer of the Southern Oregon Raw Food Meetup group
4 ~ Please describe any projects or businesses you'd like to develop, if any? What is your "JOB" (aka "Joy of Being")? What especially delights you?
Karen has joined with a group of professionals in the birthing & family health fields, and we are currently seeking a beautiful home in the Jacksonville area for our our group practice and educational center.
Karen has recently accepted the position of organizer for the Southern Oregon Raw & Living Foods Meetup group, & will soon re-activate the group with monthly meetups that will include both education & nutritionally sound, culinary delight!
Karen's husband Antonio is CEO of Biodiesel Brasil USA, & they are looking forward to networking with individuals and groups interested in learning more about biodiesel, & building state-of-the-art biodiesel facilities domestically & worldwide.
Paros – the lovely island in Greece’s Cycladic region – is famous for its blue-and-white painted architecture, captivating coasts, and turquoise seas. Soon, it will be known for its environmental standards as well. It has been selected to represent a future free of plastic pollution and waste.
The President's comments come after Thunberg hammered President Trump for leaving the Paris Climate Accord. The speech by the far-left climate activist was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.
There are bipartisan bills in Congress that we could pass right now to ensure the United States remains a global leader in emissions reduction, economic productivity, and clean energy production, all at once.”
That’s what Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) said in September, calling on Democrats to work with Republicans on commonsense, bipartisan solutions to protect the environment and our economy.
The United States is joining the One Trillion Trees Initiative, President Donald Trump said on Jan. 21.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump said the United States is joining the initiative.
“We’re committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world,” Trump said.
America “will continue to show strong leadership in restoring, growing, and better managing our trees and our forests,” he added, drawing applause.
The One Trillion Trees Initiative was announced during the forum. It encourages countries to plant trees as part of the effort to combat climate change. The goal is to plant 1 trillion trees by 2050.
Ecologist Dr. Thomas Crowther told the forum last year that humans should plant 1.2 trillion trees to cancel out the past decade of CO2 emissions.
Human activities are behind the extinction crisis. Commercial agriculture, timber extraction, and infrastructure development are causing habitat loss and our reliance on fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change.
Public corporations are responding to consumer demand and pressure from Wall Street. Professors Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg published Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations last fall, arguing that businesses are locked in a cycle of exploiting the world's resources in ever more creative ways.