What an awesome experience I had a few weeks ago. I was speaking at a women’s conference and instead of staying in a typical hotel, New Harvest Church arranged for me to stay in a Bed & Breakfast! This was a completely new venture for me. So I thought I’d share a few awesome pics and talk about sharing time with this lovely couple! This is Carrier House Bed & Breakfast in Ruthorfordton, NC Here is the link for their website: http://www.carrierhouses.com/Home.html
Meet Dan and Lynn Hegeman! My hosts for a wonderful weekend! They are delightful and so interesting. When they found out I was there to speak on holistic health, our interest of all things natural came forward. Lynn had been in an herbalist program at one point in her life. Each morning I was there, Dan and Lynn prepared a beautiful breakfast. Fresh fruit and they displayed it so elegantly, served on china. I really wish I had taken a picture of the food. I had a spinach omelet one day, and French toast with a cream filling the other. Yummy!
I had never experienced a Bed & Breakfast before. I was cautiously approaching this experience but quickly had my apprehension eased with their smiles and hospitality. My room was in the house on the left.
Everything was decorated so tastefully. I’d love to be there at Christmas-time. One thing I did was placed my name on a leaf that would be used as decoration on the next year’s Christmas tree. All the guests were doing the same thing. The first morning I had breakfast with a couple who were there on a house hunt. they were retiring and moving to the area.
Such a healing environment! Outside between the houses there were small waterfall displays and wonderful plants. I took time to be in the “present” and just enjoy… You know… I stopped and smelled the roses so to speak. It was great since I was speaking on Emotional Healing in the Saturday morning session.
Another area of water and plants. I just can’t tell you how peaceful this was! It’s something to experience
This was actually the first room I saw as I was checking in. It’s the parlor! I felt like I was back at my grandmother’s home as I was growing up. It was great to have this experience. Speaking on emotional and physical healing the next day. What a great way to set the stage for me. Experiencing such a healing place. My heart needed it that day.
I loved the back entrance to the home I stayed in. Dan and Lynn had collected the most awesome things to display around the homes. Really. My grandma would have loved it.
Well, this last pic isn’t a pic of the Bed & Breakfast I stayed in. It’s close though. This is the Norally House in Weaverville, NC. It’s the view of the mountains from the retreat home I’ve secured for the first weekend in November of this year, 2013. I thought it was a fitting picture. It’s probably less than an hour from the Bed & Breakfast. Looking forward to sharing the Holistic Nourishment Retreat with about 18 women!
So that was my experience in a nutshell! It was awesome to have this experience during a time when it my spirit needed some healing. I appreciate the generosity of Dr. Joseph and Pastor Lynette Dutton for being such wonderful hosts at the conference and allowing me this experience!