weekending :: the herb conference
it was good to get back.
This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, an event I attended the first five years, ending with the year I was about 6 months pregnant with Claire. There were plenty of women at the conference with their babies, toddlers, children.... but I knew enough about myself that I knew I didn't want to wear both hats at once, you know? I knew. So I didn't go for a handful of years. It was, as always, wonderful. Having grown to over a thousand women (and only women), I'm quite sure this annual fall event is here to stay. I took several classes, rose early each morning for yoga, walked all over, camped with friends that drove down from Illinois to attend, ate incredible food (seriously, look at this menu!) and was inspired again and again. My mind is swirling with all of the information shared in the classes, particularly the ones about nutrition, stress response, and integrative pediatrics. I listened to women I've heard speak in years past, was excited to hear new ones that have long inspired me through their books and messages, and learned quite a lot.
So now I'm back home with renewed motivation and inspiration to commit to getting more sleep and exercise, and to look even more closely at the foods I put into my body and the way my body reacts to them. I am inspired to make some medicine, and feeling good about choices I've made regarding Claire's health, diet, medical care, etc. Good times, good people, amazing and empowering information.
weekending with Karen~