Naturopathic Hospital In The Works
I just received word that Satya Ambrose and her team have finally found a suitable site for our dream hospital. It is 84 acres of old growth forest beside the mighty Clackamas River here in Oregon. The hospital is intended to be a lovely inpatient facility where one can go to heal, recover and renew. Imagine a room with a view of the forest and river, excellent fresh organic food, cheerful staff and supportive treatments, instead of invasive procedures, benign neglect and crappy hospital food! At this point we need investors and contributors who can help purchase the property and break ground on the facility. We need to raise several hundred thousand dollars in a few weeks. Do you want to help? Please contact Satya. Comment and I will provide you with phone numbers.
At some time in life we stop worrying so much about what is to come, and start really enjoying ourselves. We don't live forever, so NOW is the time. An old friend of mine is prepping to guide a group on another round of river running and old world pleasures this coming May. The trip on offer is ten days, beginning and ending in Lyon. I went with him in 2002 to explore this region's rivers. It was fantastic. I love the Alps! I skied in them as a teen, and since then no other mountain range has ever captured me in the same way. I have been invited to go again, this time to safety boat, drive and assist! I'm thrilled. If you know any advanced whitewater kayakers who haven't had enough French wine and food yet in this lifetime, this is a bucket list item for sure.
Here's where you can get the whole scoop: http://alpinewhitewaterfrancaise.com/
I remember, when I went to France before, that I was pretty out of shape and more than a little bit overweight. Now I am considerably leaner, but I know that when I get to France, I will be relatively pudgy. People there are svelte. It's not just the models; the cultural standard is different. The first time it was a bit of a shock. Now I know to expect it. Or get a little extra lean before I go. Which is what I intend to do.
Author: Teresa Gryder
Integrative Physician and Student of Life, Medicine, and the River.