If you have spent any time with me, you know I drank the Dr. Hauschka cool-aid a long time ago. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was my introduction into the world of a different kind of beauty than I had ever known in a department or drug store...and I credit my exposure to their products as the main reason that I am a practicing holistic esthetician today. So finalizing my certification with them means the fulfillment of both a personal and professional dream. This week marks the final stretch in a journey that started nearly two years ago for me. Yet, in some ways I am reminded of how the journey is just beginning. Today we talked about the gardens of WALA, where there are over eleven acres of certified Biodynamic gardens. The gardens employ seven full time gardeners who cultivate over 150 medicinal herbs, plants and flowers. Biodynamic gardening is what I would call "organic plus, plus, plus". It is a closed ecosystem that recognizes the rhythmic and symbolic relationships between: soil, plants, animals, humans, earth and the sun, moon and stars. Think of it as the Farmer's Almanac on steroids. Except that they would never do steroids because that would be a MAJOR no-no. You get what I am saying, though.

I am so inspired by the people who work for Dr. Hauschka...they are impassioned to say the least. But I'm also enjoying the company of 7 other estheticians on the same journey as I am, who are as inspired by the products that they use and the people who make them. So, I will leave you with this video...a little throwback to 7th grade science class, I KNOW. But get past the dry narration and you might find a little inspiration.