#Flashbackfriday to this year’s @butlerradio ‘s Annual Whiffle Ball Tourney. The tournament benefits the IATW Foundation and is held at the Beacon in Butler. Thank you to everyone at WBUT Radio for a putting on a great event.
Packing up for the clinic! 4 totes of dry herbs ✅ 4 totes of tinctures ✅ one box of extra substrate liquids ✅ salve making kit ✅ mixing bowls and measuring cups ✅ infused oils ✅ all of the other things an herbalist needs to spend the weekend somewhere? Not quite yet.... #herbalist#herbalism#westvirginia
“Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River” -John Denver
Maybe I’ll start just taking pics of @barnettjenna looking at nature. What should that blog be called? #latergram#water#river#westvirginia
Good Friday Morning -
I've been trying to be a bit conscious about any "political leaning" posts lately. The tone and tenor of just about every discussion of late has been tense - friends and family going at each other, not over political differences anymore, but about the core of whether the people we are surrounded by are "good". Do they truly care about their fellow men and women? Do they have empathy for folks around them, for folks that may have a different but equally hard life? Or are they “screw you, I’m fine” - or even worse “screw you, you don’t have it so bad”. It’s tough - having these fundamental questions about the character, the morals, of people we know, people we feel close to.
In a sense, that is part of why we have felt more motivated than normal to disappear to the mountains, keeping our own company, because trust is low.
What does this have to do with today's photo? We talk about West Virginia having "breathtaking scenery", and so far this fall, it has been no exception. The combination of changing leaves and storms has made this fall one of the most serene and beautiful seasons I've seen in a while - which has given us a chance to escape the noise, and the rancor, and the worry about being "let down" by people. We get a chance to take a breath, be with each other, and know that we are pulling this load together.
Hope y'all have a lovely weekend.
Taking Breath - West Virginia
“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” ——————————————————————
Explore the efficacy of personal development and your impact on the world through meditation, pranayama and mindful movement with me this evening, 5:45-7pm @happy_goat_yoga. Donations only, all are welcome. (Hot Yoga tomorrow [Sat] 9-10:30am) #wheelingyogatribe