Excellent news: Wayne’s House is almost fully recovered from the destructive flood that was discovered on March 17th. We had a small re-dedication ceremony on Wednesday, July 9th. Robert will be posting these latest photos very soon. The last touch was to have the gas stove re-stalled in the great room. This took place on Thursday morning and much to our dismay, the stove was damaged in the flood as well. So the final inspection and re-opening cannot take place for another week or two. The space is so beautiful and welcoming. It is my hope that this home will continue to serve as a haven and retreat for those facing transitions of all kinds. We are grateful to Russ Warner of Big Horn Construction for his most excellent and speedy work on the remodel. See pics below.
Thanks to YOU, our 3 TLC Clients are doing very well and stable. Special “Thanks” to the Blue Thong Society (Pine Thongs) for their wonderful gift baskets that were presented to the clients in May. With your generosity it is possible for us to serve these very special clients with massage therapy, counseling and patient advocacy in an ongoing way at every stage of their journey. Your gifts also make it possible for us to continue offering public education about natural therapies, palliative and hospice care. You can see photos of the Senior Health and Fitness day at the blog as well. You can now make a monthly donation on line at: http://furthershore_org.apache1.cloudsector.net/Donate/Default.aspx
Our Further Shore Staff has grown to include: Barb, Shannon, Meg, Kiari, Eliot and myself. The Llumination Quest facilitators include: Susana, Chris, Anne, Grace, Susanne, Celia, and Pam. In addition, we are grateful to Kat, Grace, and Patricia for their volunteering on the Reiki Team. Working as a true wholistic team has been a most fulfilling and amazing gift for all.
There will indeed be a Bone Dance this Fall. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th 6-11 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel. If you would like to help with Silent Auction Collections or ticket sales, we need YOU! Contact Eliot at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are getting ready to do a second printing of Recipes From the Food Doctor and Friends, if you have a vegan recipe you would like to add OR if you have found any errors in the cookbook OR you have a testimonial comment to add, please advise us before August 1, 2008. We still have a few of version #1 left for sale and you can order them on line via paypal at the website: http://furthershore_org.apache1.cloudsector.net/
Further Shore offers sympathy and caring thoughts to all friends who lost loved ones in the helicopter accident on June 29th; as well to all County Zoning employees who are missing their friend, Fran. May these transitions be gentle for all involved.
Lastly, when we were working in Rochester, NY it came clear to me that it is time to write another book. The book already has a title and a life of its own… It is still in the cocoon stages so I am holding the title quiet while I clear my slates as much as possible to create time for the writing. I will continue to be the director of operations for FS/WH and to serve the TLC clients. This feels easier with all our new staff! I am hopeful to have others step forward to facilitate retreats at Wayne’s House and/or to assist me in the Client Advocate role. If you are interesting in talking about this, calling is best at 928-525-2910. Summer office hours are Wednesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In closing, please take time to smell the Summer flowers and listen to the rain’s cleansing song. Be well. Be in peace and focus on the light! With Love, Aleia