Ahh, December's white coat and elegant hush has befallen the upper valley. There is something about a fresh blanket of snow and a blue sky that is beyond compare. I was going to write a thoughtful blog as this is a good time to reflect, but, alas, there is so much going on at Open Door that I want to simply share our list of doings and happenings...
I feel like we are gifted with abundance!

Good cheer and health this holiday season!

4 Pillars of Wellness

1. Movement: Move daily!! Ongoing classes at open door for strength, flexibility, mindfulness and fun. New dance classes beginning, Athletic  Movement Performance with Scott Stone and more...
2. Mindfulness: Be aware, awake, and breathe...it brings on vitality!
Ongoing classes including Qiqong, Tai Chi, Meditation.
3. Nutrition: Eat food that makes you feel well. Enjoy sharing food with others.
Cooking classes with Ali Price. New Year's Cleanse with Holly Westling.
4.Gratitude: We are grateful for our renovated studio and the addition of
Britton Mann and Kevin Comeau to our practice.

Upcoming Events

December 18th- 3pm-Death Cafe.
Cynthia Stadler RN and
Vicky Fish MPH,MSW
faciliate an open conversation around end of life concerns.
Free and open to the public.
Rsvp recommended.   opendoorwrj@gmail.com
More info:

Come join us for a quiet Solstice Event.
December 21st - 6-7:30pm

Labyrinth, music and more.
All welcome - light fare served.
rsvp: opendoorwrj@gmail.com

Giving Back

Open Door offered the Open Door Cleanse to the staff of The Haven with great success.  Holly Westling, Open Door nutritionist,  provided nutritional support to a group of 12 staff members duringa 10 day period.  The staff bravely committed to this pure, elimination diet with great results.  Some of the comments we received were: “This was just what I needed to jump start some healthy changes in my diet.  I certainly feel better and ready for the holidays!”  Another staff member said, “I feel amazing and don’t crave sugar!”   The staff members who committed to the cleanse overall felt energized, clear-headed and more calm in dealing with the daily challenges at work.  They found that during this exercise, they not only felt better, but bonded and communicated more often as a group about healthy lifestyle habits.  Many of the staff members are taking what they learned from Holly and the cleanse and continuing with these healthy habits.

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.