06 August 2019
Letter from Corinna to the Wise Woman community
I am reaching out to you as a sister in our wise woman community to share an update on changes moving through me in relation to the women’s herbal conference.
As I journey through my menopausal metamorphosis, I feel my energies and focus shifting. I find myself at a crossroads as I near 50, where I am deeply called to explore inward aspects of the wise woman ways. I am developing a system, “Wise Woman Within,” for supporting women of all walks of life to develop effective strategies to meet their needs–through a lens that is woman-centered, earth-based, and trauma-informed. Students have been asking for more and more, and I am eager to expand my teaching and develop printed materials on this topic. I am being called to make room in my life to incubate this new body of work in addition to my herbal classes. All this has led me to reflect on my relationship with the conference.
I have made the difficult decision that after this fall’s 15th anniversary event, I will transition out of my role as director and owner of the conference to focus on my teaching and writing. It is my hope and desire that this thriving conference continues for generations of women and girls. I am looking for a qualified and passionate woman (or group of women) who are interested in taking on the commitment of purchasing the conference business and carrying it on—please reach out if you are seriously interested.
My decision comes with a mixture of emotions, of course. The conference has grown and evolved beyond my wildest dreams in the early years, and that is because of you. I am grateful to all the women who are part of building the “wonder woman island of happy herbalists”–each participant bringing her open heart and mind, the teachers sharing their wisdom, the willing volunteers, and the talented staff who work year round behind the scenes.
And I’m very excited about the 15th anniversary weekend–complete with a song, dance, and drumming evening extravaganza under the full moon! Please encourage your sisters to join us this October 11-13 to celebrate our wise woman community . . . if you know women who have been thinking about coming to the conference, this is the year!
Thank you for being part of the magic of weaving this beautiful web together!~
Corinna Wood, Director, Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference