Open Door 2.0 blog

“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”  —Annie Dillard

Open Door Version 2.0!

Dear Friends-

About two years ago I took a leap when I created Open Door.

I wasn’t sure what it would become, but knew I wanted to take a step toward my dream of offering wellness programs that foster resiliency and resourcefulness. Open Door’s mission and offerings have transformed over time with input from my colleagues and the community. What I have known all along is that finding a business partner in this journey would allow Open Door to broaden its outreach and hone its mission further.

I am happy to announce that I have found that partner in Britton Mann, who will join Open Door in November. Britton is a highly regarded doctor of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine who has an excellent following here in the Upper Valley just two years after moving his private practice from Portland, Oregon. The depth of Britton’s medical knowledge will add a new dimension to Open Door, and by joining us he will be able to expand his reach. We celebrate his joining our team!

Britton and I are supported by healthcare collaborators Miriah Wall and Holly Westling. Miriah provides mental health counseling to individuals and groups at Open Door while walking the talk in her own life. She has an ability to be grounded in truth—simple, direct, and compassionate. Holly offers evidence-based nutritional counseling in a way that supports the success of her clients. Her depth of knowledge is reinforced by her kindness and understanding of the complexities of our relationship with food.

he roster of Open Door practitioners continues to grow. Kevin Comeau, LMT, will offer massage in the two treatment rooms currently under construction. Kevin has two decades of massage background and has taught bodywork and functional anatomy to most of the massage therapists and yoga teachers in the Upper Valley.

Our team at Open Door has a diverse skill set and a common belief that everyone desires ease and vitality. To that end we aspire to thoroughly listen to and understand our clients so as to develop pragmatic solutions. These aspirations may seem simple, but are not. They require an understanding of what works (evidence), perseverance (follow through), and patience (it can be hard).

I am excited about our growth and feel flush with hope. Stop by and see the evolution of our space, and check out our new fall classes.

To your good health and happiness-

Kate Gamble, Founder