Just as our spring fair and market season was nearing its start, on the eve of our first craft fair, the Covid-19 coronavirus made itself a reality in our lives. We adhered to the stay at home recommendations of Governor Charlie Baker and tried to adapt. Teaching was done via the internet from our kitchen table. Social engagements were cancelled, travel was postponed, work opportunities were put on hold and a new way of living has emerged.
There doesn’t seem to be a lot that we can do to counteract the effect of Covid-19 but we can be responsible to ourselves and to our friends and neighbors. By staying home, we are doing our part to “flatten the curve” and to give the medical community time and space to come up with effective treatment options and
possibly a way to prevent contracting the illness. We are practicing social distancing, making and giving away dozens of cloth masks and being diligent with cleaning and hygiene. We are taking supplements like vitamin C, drinking fire cider and taking elderberry in nourishing teas to keep our immune systems strong and resilient. I diffuse anti-viral and respiratory supporting essential oils to help clean the air. Mainly we stay busy with remote work, projects (never ending projects around here) and keeping in touch with friends and family. We are aware that we are lucky to be experiencing this time from our mountainside home. Many are feeling the pain of this uncertain time in acute ways.
Erin and I were talking about what we could be doing to help people traverse the new landscape of the world that is effected by this new virus. One thing that we decided to do is to step up in our role as teachers. I have spent the last six weeks researching what I can about this new corona virus and I will try to do my best to share some of the important points that I have learned. One of the first recommendations that we received about preventing the spread of Covid-19 was regarding hand washing. In all of my reading and research on handwashing, the consensus was that regular old soap and water was the best defense against the spread of any virus including the novel Covid-19 coronavirus.
I have started to write a more in depth article about Covid-19 and some of the things that we are doing in our family to keep us well, so keep a look out for that. I find it helpful to be building my treatment and prevention strategies tool box for this virus and I hope that what I share here will be helpful for you too. In the meantime, the month of May is rapidly approaching. It is one of my favorite times of the year because it includes my birthday, my husband’s birthday, my friends birthdays, Mother’s Day and everything is green and growing again.
I really am not complaining, but where has the time gone? The daylight hours are lengthening and though we are still experiencing winter weather, there are signs of Spring! Erin brought eggs from the barn today, which means the chickens are laying again. We are already setting dates for Markets and vendor events and planning our classes and workshop series. Erin has been working on our online shop so if you missed the Valentine’s Pop Up Shop at Center for Inner Wellness you can still put together a gift set to spoil your Valentine. We will do local pick up to save you the shipping fees if you would like. The soap isn’t listed there yet…There is always more to do. Be Well, Kay
The winter weather is here and we are full swing into our craft show season. It has been fun meeting people from all over Western Massachusetts and watching their eyes fill with delight and wonder when they see our table. We love spending our time educating and sharing our nurturing and supportive natural products. In this busy time it is more important than ever to practice self care, whether it is a Reiki session or a nourishing bees wax containing body butter. Take care of yourself. Be Well, Kay
Well, we have been operational for just over two weeks! Maureen and I have been busy creating a comfortable and inviting space of our own. Our Open House is set for Saturday, November 2nd from 2 pm until 5 pm at Center for Inner Wellness, 26B Main Street in Chester. We would love to see you there. We will have giveaways, share information and have sign up sheets for upcoming events. Check out the new look of the website at www.cfiwellness.com. I have a class designed to teach techniques for managing stress in our busy lives that is scheduled for this Sunday on October 20th from 2 pm to 4 pm. I am working on setting the date for an Aromatherapy Basics class and was thinking about doing a Pendulum class. Any body have an interest in that? The monthly Clinic by donation is set for November 13th (you can check on available times at the website), Reiki Share on November 10th and we will be at the Center on Halloween to give out candy for Trick or Treat. As always, You can reach me by email at email@example.com. Kay
I am excited to share the news that I have decided to join Maureen Suriner at The Center for Inner Wellness and she said Yes! The CFIW is located on Main Street in Chester Massachusetts right on Main Street. This move makes our collaborations and brain storming sessions official. It gives me a home base and increases my visibility in the community. I will have a dedicated treatment space for Aromatherapy consultations and Reiki sessions and a place to hold my classes. We are in the planning stages now and we are working on our calendar of events. Look for an announcement for our Open House in the next month or so. Wish us luck!