When I was a kid we moved around a ton. Texas, the Bahamas, San Diego, New Hampshire, Possum Trot, Low Gap, Monterey. My parents were musicians and the community we had was the community of artists and musicians. It’s a beautiful thing because there is a whole culture of people who speak the same language, hold the same values, and they dedicate their lives to their art.
It’s been amazing watching my kids grow up in the same house for the past 18 years. It’s a whole other level of community that I’ve come to know, and man is it beautiful. We have a supportive spiritual community in our church, a very active and supportive local business community, a musical community, an educational community at the university as well as at the public schools, a farm community that is feeding us well, and a downtown local community of folks who, you might not know them all one on one, but there are faces that are just part of the fabric that makes this town so beautiful. I’m sure I’m leaving out a bazillion folks but you get the idea.
We also have a healing community here in Fayetteville that is a remarkable resource. We have great chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, physical therapists, vibration therapists, acoustic therapists, art therapists, nurses, doctors, psychologists, hypnotherapists, yoga instructors, physical trainers, midwives, doulas, herbalists, nutritionists (or rather ‘foodies’), and many other specialties. Hah! I almost left out one of my favorites, massage therapists.
I’m on a mission to interview as many talented, smart, innovative, out of the box thinking, health practitioners who are amazing at their job as I can. (Which isn’t very many right now since I’m in nursing school full time). I love to find out how people got interested in their work, what they love about it, how it changes lives, and how it contributes to our healing community.
I have quite a list of people I want to talk to, but I’m interested in you. Who do you love? Who has helped you with your health? Who has made you feel better? Who are you grateful for, and can we talk to them so that we can tell others how awesome they are?
Leave a comment below with the website and contact information of the healing community people you love, so that we can share the love. Inquiring minds want to know!
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Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student. She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health.