Exciting News!

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Do you know when you have something so exciting to share that its hard to figure out where to start? This is definitely one of those moments.

As most of you know I have been a practicing Master Herbalist for 10 years, most of it spent as a WAHM. After moving to the rural mountains almost 2 years ago, I opened up a space in ‘Downtown Winlaw’. Its part Apothecary/Shop, part apprenticeship training space, part workshop space, part client consultation space, part herb club ‘club house’. Many parts into the whole of what Emery Herbals is. Now, over a year later, my space has become a bit teeny for all that I need to do.

Up until December of 2012 I had a wonderful neighbour in the ‘Gardens’ (the name our landlord prefers over ‘mini-mall’). Sadly for us, but happily for her, Jenny somewhat retired* and closed her shop on Christmas Eve, leaving her lovely shop vacant.

All through the winter I wondered who would rent Jennie’s shop. Such a beautiful space, such great light, so many awesome shelves, a lovely front door, wide open space in the joining suite. Who would take this awesome space? I had a dream, a daydream, that wouldn’t it be awesome to move my shop there and have treatment space in the adjoining area? Ah, such a dream, back to work and I let it go.

Fast forward to my acupuncture treatment sometime in Mid February. My Acupuncturist, Ben, asks me if I ever dream. I say yes, I dream quite frequently. He says, so does he, particularly lately about an apothecary with a treatment space.

Cue the synchronistic soundtrack music.

And the concept began. We have been conceptualizing ever since.

So excited to share that I am moving my shop to Jenny’s old space, Ben is moving his practice to the next, joining space. I am going to keep the space I am in right now for all those other things I do. I am just elated at this development. As I have posted I am in the process of upgrading my education which involves re-training with an eastern focus. What an incredible opportunity that I will be spending my time blending formulas for someone already practicing in this modality.

So this is it! This is my news, I am moving my shop this weekend, Ben follows suit later in May.  Grateful to be here, grateful for this journey.

*Jennie’s shop may be closed but Jennie will special order in books for those looking. Interested? Contact me and I will give you the details.

City Bound

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Its been twenty months since we began our Yurt  adventure, which means we have lived out here in rural BC for twenty months. This means, for me, that I have been out of a city for almost 2 years. I haven’t been back to the hustle and bustle since we left. I thought I would have been back more frequently but the call to really submerge myself into the forest, the trees, the plants, the mycology, was just too strong. I love that I live where there are no street lights, there is very little pavement, that the community tucks in for the night as the sun is setting. The lifestyle is the richest I have lived in my life, I am full up with love and gratitude for this amazing earth.

I realized that it was going to take a lot to pull me out of this reality if I was ever to travel to the city again. Well, my great friends at Square Knot Cooperative have done just that. It all started with a spontaneous visit from Lauren and Rob this summer, where over a glass of organic beer and local cuisine, we started conceptualizing what could be. Come the new year the idea had fleshed out into a plan and before I knew it I was setting my agenda for a trip to the big ole City.

The Workshops I am due to teach are so dynamic, fun and full of such practical, usable information! I would love to see some familiar faces at the events so check out the link and see if I can tempt you. I promise to bring some mountain energy your way in the process!

Details at Square Knot Cooperative