Wishing you a New Year filled with peace, smiles, and candy canes

For the final clinic of the year we throw a foot fiesta at the Open Door Community.  In addition to offering full foot care services and community acupuncture, we sip cider, nibble on sweets, and spin those holiday tunes– I’m talking some James Brown’s Funky Christmas and a little Motown action.

Thanks to the help and contributions of our volunteers and friends, we are also able to hand out gift bags to our friends on the street.  We fill these bags with items to help keep the harsh winter at bay, such as herbal salves, cough drops, and cozy wool socks.  For some photos of the final clinic of 2014, please click here.

It’s been over 8 years since I first sat down at the Open Door and had the honor of holding someone’s feet in my hands.  In the tradition of counting our blessings, I feel grateful to have found the Open Door and their open hearts.  They have been an inspiring force in my life.  I want to thank them for their commitment to service, for their unwavering dedication to human rights, and their courageous ability to take direct action.  May you all find your inspiration this New Year.

~Herbalista Lorna