Friday, November 14, 2008

A Little Article I Wrote

So, yesterday, while Sam was nodding off in the JetBlue terminal in San Diego waiting to catch his flight back to Boston, I ventured out with the girls into the misty darkness and went to Spouses Club. I haven't done anything like that for awhile. There were a good number of ladies present, as well as a few other children there, so Esra and Estelle were kept busy. But still, I did more chasing of them than participating in the meeting. However, I did go for a specific purpose: to suggest a charity for them to support this year and also give some ideas on fun activities to do next year, too. I gave my two cents and had a nice time. They are all great ladies and dedicated wives to their men in uniform. Anyway, they also asked for article submissions for the monthly newsletter. I thought I'd share what I came up with since it was fun to write about places that I go to happily and frequently.

Around Town by Peggy

I am not too earthy, but I am concerned about my health and the well-being of my family. So, lately I have been seeking out more organic and holistic products, buying local and supporting local businesses. Here are two places that I've discovered.

The first place, Treehugger Organics, is a fun and funky new salon. Located off of State Street in Downtown New London, this hip salon is run by a wife-husband team. They specialize in all-natural products, no chemicals and a great fun vibe. They even compost all the clipped hair at the end of they day! I love going there and chatting with Gina, the owner, about family, homeschooling (salon-schooling for her), farmer's markets, gardening, home design, IKEA, etc. They also have a fantastic boutique of local artisan soaps, hair products, plus Gina's custom-made baby slings and clothe diapers. You can even book an appointment online. Treehugger is truly down-to-earth. Check it out.

The next place, SE CT Therapy and Wellness Center, has greatly improved my oldest daughter's health, who was born with life-threatening birth defects and now has multiple delays and uses a wheelchair. If you are feeling like the NACC leaves too much to be desired, then fill-in the gaps with the Center's services offered in Uncasville, just up Route 32. This, too, is a family-owned venture run by a mother and her two sons. They provide both conventional Physical and Occupational therapy, as well as Cranio-Sacral therapy and other holistic therapies. My daughter participates in Cranio-Sacral therapy. What a difference it has made! She has regained more leg movement and sensation after six months of treatment. The Center also offers homeopathic and fish oil nutritional support. They also have a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, as well as a Massage Therapist. Even better yet, they take Tricare Prime and Tricare Standard! What's not to love?

Treehugger Organic Salon
860-444-6452
13 Washington St, New London
www.treehuggerorganic.com

SE CT Therapy and Wellness Center
860-848-9157
303 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville
www.therapywellness.com

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