Sunday, July 27, 2008

We did the Health thing...

We had a great gathering of like minds in the BARN that is, we all were and are interested in taking care of our bodies and our families and our homes.

Sherry gave us info on all those matters.
She has been garnering material in many ways for years and so when she explains the gifts she feels she has been given by God, it is a wonder to see how she uses those gifts.

I can't go there in this format and couldn't anyway since it is her world, not mine.

I know this much...that I want to clean up my eating habits for a more comfortable life..why not?
I 've already given up pop in any esp.

And I have a filter for water, at least at my sink, which takes out chlorine and flouride.
It would be best to have a filter for the entire water supply because then you wouldn't be bathing in nasties.

Shelley was really a STRECTH the next day as she lectured on all the ways our muscles woud be better off if we treated them with respect.

This was videoed and so when she gets it ready, maybe you could send me a message and for sure I will let you know. (or the other way around)

Holly took the Saturday afternoon and gave us a chance to see by way of handouts, what is pulling her into this world of wating the right things. Five of us did lots of asking and sharing and we were
STILL having massages until around 7:00 or so.

I forgot to tell you that on Friday night we were 15 interested people.

Let me say that men are welcome always.
And for those who don't know, this is a B&B with comfy beds etc, for a reasonable fee.

bye.... from the BARN hostess!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hi here I am again to tell you what happened at the Health Workshop last Friday and Saturday.  It was beyond my other words, I didn't know what to expect.  Fri we had a surprising total of 15 attendees, including the leaders for the entire event.  Sherry brought a neighbor and friend who often works with her when they are asked to help anyone who may need their advice.  To make you curious, they do DOWSING when asked.  That is not something that I will try to talk about since it is not a familiar topic for me.  Just let me say that we all found the talk about food and energy and chemicals and negative space in our lives and homes, jump started our curiosity beyond  describing.

The next day we were down to 5 attendees, but that just meant that we all had more time to absorb what Shelley told us of the stretching we should be doing for optimum health.  She took this time to have her talk videoed and it will include the stretches we did.  She gave us all personal attention as she taught us what to do.  Now if I could just remember!!!  Oh yes, I will buy the video.  Won't that be handy?  

After lunch, Holly gave us a chance to see why she is so excited about all the new sources she has found and continues to find on the net.  Her tabbed notebook is 5 inches thick.  We didn't have time to look through it, but just seeing it was a lesson.  Because we were so few, there was energy and time for each of us to have a chair message from Shelley.  Do I need to tell you how good that felt?

This concludes the Workshops that are planned for this year.  I will be leaving for Japan and after that for a trip to good ol" California, land of part of my childhood and home of my sister Rhoda andbrothers Lowell and Ralph. Then September, October and two weeks of November, my Bed and Breakfast becomes a Hunting Lodge.

Actually, I've not said a thing on this Blog about the fact that I have operated a B&B since 1989.
There is a Website,, where you can take a look at some info about it.  On my page which descibes my starting workshops, I need to take off the three months when I won't be doing any.  That is due to the need of my space for hunters this year.

So this" brief" overview of the use of the BARN is ended for tonight.  Do keep reading as I post items of interest (maybe) for you.  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

new workshop soon

I am finally back after quite a long spell of not writing due to not having time.
Now I have a lot to write about.

The day after tomorrow, which will be July 18th, at 7:00 PM in the BARN, we will be having the first discussion on the subject of Health.

Our speaker is Sherry Loen-Bakke
Her specialty as I understand it, will be in the area of all natural living. She is the mentor of my daughter, Holly Vigesaa, who has become interested and somewhat passionate about improving a situation concerning bone loss, to be specific.

Please call me at 701-769-2275 if you would like to attend.

The next day, July 19th, will be an all day workshop in the barn on various ways we can improve our overall health.

Another special guest is Shelley Zimprich.
At 9:00 AM she will tell us all the reasons we should be STRETCHING for our health. And next she will demonstrate for the Video camera just how we will do the same Do you believe that? Well--
Come and see...for sure it will be fun!
If the filming is a success, the video will be available for us to buy and
use when we stretch and teach others to stretch..hopefully.

For the rest of the morning there will be coffee and a few further suggestions for ways to relax and think about what we can do to improve.....

Lunch is in the house at noon

After lunch there will be time to wander to a quiet spot and do "solitude" , bringing perhaps pencil and paper for drawing or writing a few thoughts from the day so far.
Volden Farm has gardens with places to sit and vistas to see. This includes a Sculpture Garden created for Jim, my husband of near 50 years whose ashes are
scattered across what he called "the tree farm". I have a Prayer Chair there with a tool box and in that is a plastic bag and in that are two instruments for your musical moment as well as a map and list of hidden farm "junk sculptures" I've been adding to the garden over the past five years. It is also good to sign a sweet book which is in the bag..

At 1:30 we meet in the BARN and will be sharing ideas with Holly from research she has been exploring about natural food and it's sources.

During the day there will be a possibility to signup for a massage in the house. Shelley is my massage therapist and I am happy to share her strong hands and years of experience with you. There will be a sign up sheet as well as info as to the cost.

While we're on the subject of cost, I want to explain that since this is
my first year of workshops and that there is still much to finish in the barn, I'm not asking a specific fee. It pleases me to trust that you will feel the time has been worth your while and what you are able to leave for expenses in the jar on the desk will be appreciated.

Now if only someone wil read this in the next few hours.
Truth is that I couldn't figure out how to post after it had been so long away from it.
For your amusement, it is 4:00 AM since I couldn't sleep.

Surely it is the FULL MOON out my sunroom window which is keeping my eyes from closing.