Plan Your Holistic Reunion
I just came back from a big family reunion, and I know your first question: ”Ooh boy, was that really fun, or was it really difficult?” I'm happy to say it was a blast! My family gets along very well, and we move together extremely fluidly for a group of 12 people, consisting of three generations of needs, energy levels and physical capabilities. I was flooded with a new set of heartwarming memories of my wonderful family to take home with me.The AHMA board is now in the process of planning your next AHMA conferences in October and April and retreats in November and March, and I had the thought that these events feel like family reunions to me. AHMA members are such wonderful people! You who join the AHMA recognize the value of a heart connection. Your heart shows up not only in your interactions with patients and clients, but in your interactions with your AHMA family as well.
I love the mix of age and experience you bring to the AHMA. Youthful enthusiasm mixes in beautiful harmony with the wise experience. AHMA members are in various stages of holistic-practice development, and each stage brings its own rewards as well as its own challenges. When we come together, we share what we each have to offer and we glean knowledge or energy from those who offer it to the group.
For my part, I know and appreciate the value of learning about the latest research and new ways of treating illness. But the real reason I show up for an AHMA event is to soak up your good energy, friendly smile, and loving support. This is where I have found some of my closest and dearest friends, those who share both my interests and my sensibilities about how healthcare could be practiced, who understand the value of having a caring community while doing this good work in the world. You make the AHMA a home, and for that, I thank you.
Come learn, eat, drink, and commiserate with us, but most of all, just come! If you are feeling energized, we will celebrate with you. If you are feeling drained, we will lift you up. Ask and you shall receive the fellowship and support that you crave. I look forward to seeing you, and when you do come to one or more of these events, come find me as your hug awaits you!