Monthly Notes - December 2020                                  View this email in your browser

Home for the Holidays

Hello Friends!

This year, more than ever, we are truly living into the phrase "home for the holidays."  Due to the direction of our state leaders hoping to curb the effects of the pandemic, we have all spent much time in (or at) our homes this past year.  Working from home is a new normal that is being realized by so many.  Quarantine, for the unwell and those exposed to COVID, is another reality that is touching lives in a deep way.  Still others are considered vulnerable or at risk due to their health and medical status.  In light of all of this, and more, we are all spending more time than usual at home.

The concept of "home for the holidays" gave me a lot to ponder these last few days.  As the song goes, "Oh, there's no place like home for holidays;" but this year the sentiment behind this holiday favorite is different.  In our family, after losing our Father to COVID just a month ago, we will not gather at "home" for this holiday.   For many, while we have been spending more time in our homes, we may not go or get to go "home" for the holidays.  These circumstances led me down a wee bit of a rabbit hole as I considered just what or where is "home."

There are a lot of great sentiments around this concept of home.  "Home is where the heart is."  "There's no place like home."  "Home is not a place, it's a feeling."  All of these have a common thread of the emotion behind the physical place.  The human experience is what makes a place from a house, or apartment, or condo to your home.  This led me to wonder, can you find that sense of home in your own home if it's not the usual place you go "home" for the holidays?  Can you find a sense of home in nature?  at work? in other places? 

My answer was yes.  Each time my family arrives on Beaver Island for our annual vacation, the caretaker of the property where we stay says, "Welcome home!"  And it's true, when I am there, while I never was a permanent resident, it feels like home.  For the time during our stay, we experience life in that place. Meals are prepared and shared.  Memories are made.   It truly does become our home.

All this thought may seem rather deep and "heady" for a monthly newsletter article; but it's December, the last month of the year.  There's no better time to pause and reflect then right now.  So, I embraced the process and dug a bit deeper...  It is my goal that in our time together, whether in person or online, whether in a massage of sound therapy session, whether during an online sound bath meditation or a class or workshop, that I create a sense of home for you as we share time together.  Perhaps, as we isolate in our homes, the interaction and human touch component of a session together will bring your the sense of "home" that is so important.  Perhaps the soothing sounds of my singing bowls, gongs, therapeutic harp, and more will allow you to settle in to a calm space, a space that feels like home.  Perhaps, in our conversation about natural health and wellness you will find the right herb, essential oil, flower remedy, or food to support your journey towards feeling like you are at "home for the holidays."

It is my deepest honor to assist you along this journey to  "hear, see, and feel true wellness."   At the beginning of the year I declared that 2020 would be the "best year yet."  Over and over again, I asked you (and myself) "What one thing did you do to make 2020 the best year yet?"  My answer, as we wrap up this most unique of years...  I have sought to help you find a sense of home amidst these wild and crazy times.  If I can accomplish this, then, indeed, 2020 has been the best year yet.  AND I am doubly blessed by this.  Because, in so doing, I found a sense of "home" as well.

May you be blessed at this most wonderful time of the year.  May you know that you always have a place to come home to at 7 Notes Natural Health.  As always, I am grateful to be your massage therapist, sound therapist, or natural health consultant.  Stay safe.  In health and wellness ~ r


Michigan Pauses...
The latest pandemic orders, announced on Saturday, November 14 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have called for a "pause" for our state through December 8, 2020.  These orders do make provisions for personal services to continue to work in an "appointment only" format, which is how we will proceed.  Massage, sound therapy, reiki, reflexology, etc. are all considered personal services and will continue to be safely offered with the same protocols and procedures that we have been employing throughout this entire public health crisis.  As of the writing of this newsletter it is unclear if these orders will be extended and what future orders may dictate for how we do business.  Please stay tuned to the COVID-19 page of my website, my social media, and your email inbox for all the latest news and updates.

To better serve you, and to allow for myself and our family to celebrate the holidays, I am sharing out holiday hours below.  I thank you for making your health and wellness a priority and I look forward to serving you soon.  Schedule
your next appointment by clicking here.

As you are making your December appointments, please continue to do your part to slow the spread by continuously wearing your mask throughout your entire session.  As a reminder, we ask that you plan your next session accordingly if you are traveling or visiting with friends and family outside of your household or "bubble" for the holidays.  If you are hosting guests from outside of your immediate household, we kindly ask that you plan appropriately.  And, as always,  contact us immediately to reschedule you appointment if you are not feeling well.
Click here to book your next appointment now!

This month we celebrate one year in our "new" location at 3830 Packard, Suite 120, Ann Arbor!  Over the past year we've grown and adapted.  Soft surfaces changed to surfaces that could be wiped and sanitized.  New (EPA approved) cleaners were integrated.  Air purifiers were purchased, touchless paper towel dispensers were installed, along with many more necessary updates to provide the safest environment for your health and wellness appointments.  THANK YOU for making this year a great year and here's to a very bright future in the years ahead!  

Celebrate our one year anniversary by clicking here to schedule your next appointment today.

Gift Giving has never been easier with our: Gift Certificate Promotion

From now through December 24th, for each one hour gift certificate that you purchase, you will receive a bonus certificate for 15 minutes FREE.  You can either add the 15 minute certificate to the gift or give it as a gift to yourself.  TIP - If you purchase 4 one hour massage gift certificates, you will have a FREE one hour massage to gift to someone else or give to yourself.

To purchase gift certificates, email me by clicking here.

REMINDER - All online sound bath meditations will now be posted to YouTube.  Click here to visit my YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe and click the bell to receive notifications when I post a video.


7 Notes Natural Health, LLC acknowledges that information regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve and we are regularly learning more about it's impact.   We also acknowledge that Michigan Executive and Pandemic Orders, CDC, and industry guidance is updated to reflect such changes. When further relevant information and data becomes available that necessitates a change in scheduled community offerings and workshops, we reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule such events to safeguard public health and wellness.


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In response to COVID-19, Michigan Executive Orders require all businesses to develop and implement a “COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan." Learn about the necessary precautions that we take to safeguard the health and well-being of our clients and event participants. Read our full plan HERE.
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