We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Oct 11, 2007

It's in the subtitle and an Alder update

So in my little blurb at the top of the blog I mention starting a business. Until now that was all that I've mentioned it. Well, today we are going to sign a lease on a shop right down on Main Street. Seven Mountain Acupuncture, Herbs and Creative Living Store has a home.

I've been running around for the last few days doing business-y stuff, everyone is so nice here and supportive, such a change from Denver where bureaucracy is slow and bitter (don't get me wrong I love bureaucrats, I'll explain that in another post). Up until a week or so ago this all seemed like a mental exercise but looking at spaces and finding a perfect one jolted me into reality.

We named the company Seven Mountain lc because it sounded good but it quickly became part of our philosophy. The Seven Mountains:

Health

Body

Family

Rhythm

Thought

Creativity

Community

So today becomes another day of running around, luckily there are two of us and Alder doesn't spend too much time being dragged on errands. We've discovered that any large piece of land, like a field, is heaven to him. So I have been spending a lot of time in the park with on blanket as he explores.

He is such a busy kid, always moving and investigating. But there are points in the day where he just wants to rest his head on my lap and look out the window or sit in my lap and play with a ball of yarn. He is teaching me a lot about balance. Even if he has popped out 6 teeth in the last month (yes that means he has 14 and 2 on the way).

5 comments:

The Grocer said...

Good luck on the business, hope all goes well.

**camera shy momma** said...

congratulations! what an exciting chapter of your life!

trish said...

fabulous news about seven mountains! i love the concept and the philosophy but then i wouldn't expect anything less from you guys!

Christy said...

Oh congratulations! My sister is an acupuncturist in Nashville.

amanda said...

I'm so happy for you! And I love the name and the philosophy it represents. Beautiful.

Best of luck to you and Kevin and Alder. And if you have Alder come to the shop he will be sure to draw in the clientele. Some people don't get to see babies and toddlers very often and they have a way of making folks happy.