Adjusting. Working. Adapting. Working.
It’s been a wild ride these last two months… completely off the blog radar as well4good took center stage. But it’s been well worth it.
First off, our new site, www.well4good.com is up. Second, we’ve had three really successful workshops (see photos) that are a combination of yoga, meditation, cooking and education all based on a theme. In February we launched the series with “Heart Centered Living,” in March, “Women’s Wellness” and in April, “Spring Detox.”
Our workshops have been a blast—not to mention completely full, with a wait list—and two more are on the calendar (“Mothering Ourselves” and “Body Beautiful”) before we take a summer break and I head off to cook at Farm and Wilderness Camp in Vermont (more about that later). And please visit the well4good site for info on the upcoming workshops and classes.
Because these workshops are based on the well4good philosophy of sustainable lifestyle practices (when we do what’s really, truly right for ourselves, it will naturally be good for our family, our community, our society and the planet) we move beyond the self-help model to engage in a deeper exploration of the larger impact and implications of our choices. We work together to find realistic and practical solutions to help us live intentionally—and of course—with beauty, grace and flavor.
Sara Lomax-Reese (my partner in well4good) and I are also teaching a two-part class through the Mount Airy Learning Tree on May 12th and May 19th that takes and in-depth look at holistic health and the choices that we face as we navigate this ever-evolving paradigm. I warmly invite readers in the Philadelphia area to join us for these lively, interactive classes.
It is exciting and energizing to see the level of interest surrounding our work. We have received incredible support from leaders in our city government (a special thanks to Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and State Representative Dwight Evans) and have been honored to submit proposals for community outreach projects that offer an opportunity to bring tangible relief to some of our most under-served communities.
We are even being featured on a TV program (New Visions, on WPVI Channel 6 in Philadelphia this Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm.)
It really is a dream come true.
And as all of these things take shape, I find myself energized by the work and motivated to move forward. I also find myself in a state of perpetual adjustment. I’m working harder (yet hopefully smarter) than ever and am doing everything I can to employ the principles of w4g so that I can personally stay well4good as the business unfolds: taking care of myself by eating well, exercising, meditating and spending quality time with friends and family… and most importantly, enjoying the ride.