We had the pleasure of attending The World of Aromatherapy VIII Conference put on by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy last weekend in Salt Lake City. Wow! It’s good to be home after three long business travel weekends in a row, but there’s also a bit of sadness to leave the company of such a warm-hearted family of wonderful people. Such fun.
Says Eric, “One of this year’s many highlights! What a blast it was to walk into the conference lobby the first evening and say ‘WOW! It smells like this must be an aromatherapy conference or something!’
And so much fun to spend four days with so many great people gathered for the same purpose: sharing knowledge and dialoguing about experience. New friends and colleagues, heartfelt connection and support on many levels.”
Eric gave a distillation demo and talk on Thursday evening in a city park near the University campus where the conference was held. It took a Herculean effort on the part of organizers and Eric to pull it off: thanks to all!
It was a very well-organized event with a welcoming feel. We attended some of the talks and learned a lot. The dinner and dance overlooking the city lights was a nice touch. It’s a different way of bonding to move together and get silly to old music. We would definitely recommend this conference to anyone wishing to learn about aromatherapy and how to better care for the health of self and community.
The two weekends before last were both Gem & Mineral Shows, in Moab, Utah and Sedona, Arizona. Very different crowds, both fun and interesting. Pretty rocks and pretty smells! We’ve been having a blast, but it’s definitely good to be home for a stretch. In a couple weeks we’ll be off again, enjoying it all.
Our hearts are forever shaped by the people we met these last few weeks. It’s been an incredible journey.