Visiting Under The Elder Tree is a
whole sensory experience.
The smells, the sounds, the energy are all part of
the wonder of the visit.
I've tried to recreate the atmosphere here
to give you
a bit of the ambiance that you
know and love.
Sit back, brew up a cup of tea,
& stroll through
my virtual Apothecary.
Browse through all the calming & healing
services I offer &
pick out your favorite
Elder Tree essentials
to be delivered
right to your door.
Health & Wellness
Tailored to You!
The Great Reset
COVID19 has had a dramatic effect on all of our lives.
Our society had to abruptly stop.
And this gave all of us
time for reflection. Myself included.
Lots of changes happened here
at Under The Elder Tree,
and it looks like many of those
changes will be long term.
My large staff is gone,
and my grand expansion
ideas have taken a back seat to simply
keeping the doors open.
Covid forced my business back to bare bones,
& it's merely a small family business again.
I'm here, still doing most of the massages myself,
& spending the other half of the time running the store.
My daughter helps during retail time &
my son does work behind the scenes,
begrudgingly stamping tea bags.
I have amazing friends who help me out
in exchange for store products.
I am lucky to have such support
during such a trying time.
It might not be the monumental growth
that I had set out
to achieve, but it's much more
intimate, meaningful & authentic.
And that is considerably more satisfying.
My business & my life are intertwined.
My children & I live on the
top floor of this massive 148 year old Victorian.
When you come in for a session,
you are being welcomed into the
sanctity of my home.
So be patient and understanding
if you don't get an
immediate response when you contact me.
I'm probably in the massage room, helping others
in the shop or simply having
dinner with my kids.
My life is Under The Elder Tree.
I'm dedicated to serving others.
But what this pandemic
has taught me is that,
the only people who deserve to be in my life
are those who choose to
treat me - and by extension -my business,
with Love, Respect & Kindness.
I help others manage stress & set boundaries
in their lives. Moving forward,
I'm learning to do the same.
"Love yourself enough to set boundaries
Your time & energy are precious.
You get to choose how you use it.
You teach people how to treat you
by deciding what you will
& won't accept."
Kindness is always the answer.