Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sharing our holistic journeys in August

Each month, after we've heard a great presentation about a topic related to health or green living or parenting, we gush over the information we just learned and try to catch up before we have to get home.

The conversation might sound a little something like this:
"I didn't realize you had Hashimoto's, too! Who have you seen and what protocols have you followed?"
"So how far along are you in your pregnancy? Who is supporting you with your VBAC preparations?"
"Are you and your family still grain-free? Have you seen a difference? How is your daughter's eczema?"
"What did you decide to do about additional tests?"
"How are you feeling on those new supplements?"
"What was your session like when you met with that energy worker?"
"How has your son been feeling since he started seeing the homeopath?"
"Did your milk supply come in, or are you still supplementing? How is the baby doing with the Nourishing Traditions formula?"
"Who do you think I should see or what should I try next?"

In August, we'll have a whole two hours to learn from and support one another.

Friendly chatter can't take the place of medical advice, but it sure can help a mama feel supported and know where to turn next!

Join us on August 15, 7-9 p.m. at the AUMC at 716 S. Glebe Rd. in Arlington for an open discussion on our holistic health journeys. We will share what issues we've faced and how we've addressed them.

This should be a great time both for folks new to holistic living to get some ideas of where to start and for all of us to get to know one another more!

Since this meeting will not feature a speaker, we appreciate hearing from members and potential visitors ahead of time so we can plan whether to break into small groups or mini-convos.

If you think you're going to come, it would be great if you could RSVP to HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail by Saturday, August 10 to let us know:
1) What conditions or topics you'd like to discuss. What do you want to learn?
2) What conditions or topics you can share information about. What do you already know and can share?

And, if you're really motivated, we'd love it if you'd put together a quick listing of your favorite resources or practitioners so that we can compile a Greatest Hits handout. This could just include name and website or whatever other details you have time to share. If you're open to people contacting you to ask follow-up questions, please include an email address or phone number. Deadline for inclusion in the handout is Saturday, August 10. Email your info pasted in the body of the message to HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail

See you on the 15th! Come with an open ear!

Update: This was a wonderful meeting with so much great conversation, the time flew by! Mary will be typing up all the ideas and suggestions that were shared on the poster papers, and we will discuss in our leader meeting to plan future meetings and discussion topics. Thanks to all who came out and shared!

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