Is sorry enough?
I have been seriously neglecting this website. It’s as simple as that. I apologize. There are reasons, though. Sometimes, the world calls in ways that draw me away from the computer screen. In times past, a herbalist would never have to consider such things, but here I am, a modern herbalist. One who has gotten carried away with the demands of my practice and my life.
Do you want to know what I’ve been doing? It’s exciting!
Besides the ongoing runnings of a Herbal/Bowen/Reiki practice, besides buying a new home with my family and moving and settling, besides starting a three year program in Therapy Skills at the Transpersonal Therapy Center and besides normal family life, I have been planning and working on a new clinic space. That’s right, Elderberry Herbals is moving!
There is a beautiful little space on the property that we purchased, that I decided was perfect for a clinic just for my practice. My dear friend Sharyn Inward of Inward Design helped me to design a space to be suitable for a fully contained clinic. She worked really hard to listen to my needs and developed a space to fill those needs. So, a large open room with a breezeway attaching to the house has become a room with all the amenities that my clinic needs, plus a bathroom (with a spot for a future infrared sauna) and a separate door going into the breezeway.
Choosing a contractor can be tricky, but I have been completely confident and pleased with the work done by another friend, Robin Rivison of Rivison Renovations. His skill and attention to detail and abilities to communicate are refreshing. I am so lucky to have such competent friends. We are finishing up the final touches this week, but here are some photos of the progress this far.
Breezeway – Before Breezeway – After
Exterior – Before Exterior – After – New door + Path
Clinic Room – Before Clinic Room – After with Kitchenette
These rooms are still in progress. By the end of this week, all should be finished and ready for moving in. This move allows me to extend my hours to full time, which means I can be more flexible for my clients.
The increase in time in my workspace also allows me to do more in my business, such as making more of the herbal medicine in-house. Gardens, here I come!
The Grand Opening and Open house is scheduled for June 15th. If you are in the area, please drop by between 2-6pm, and enjoy this celebration with me.
The new address is 157 Morrow St. and the new phone number is 705-740-2054. I promise, I will get back to the writing, now. It’s going into my datebook, right now…I mean it – Now!