Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spreading Wellness: What are you grateful for?

Photo and Artistic Edits by: Jodi Tervo Roberts
Thank you all who helped make this reality! :)
There is a damp chill in the air, clouds rarely part, water falls randomly from the sky, sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes white, sometimes transparent. The deer have eaten most of the garden remnants, and we continue to process our fall's harvest. 

It's the time of year that when the sun shines, it is cold outside, and when it is cloudy, it is "warm." Although I'm dreaming of the suns warming rays, I am thoroughly grateful for the changing seasons. Change means that we are blessed with the opportunity to look forward to something new, new activities, new beauty, and new routines. 

Photo by: Jodi Tervo Roberts
We can now close the doors to that which is behind us, and look forward to the peacefulness of winter. Winter...a time of peace, of true silence. A time that I love to snowshoe in the woods, listen to the nothingness, the stillness, and simply be...watching the flakes softly flutter to the ground, gently, quietly, and with intention. Piling up a blanket of insulation for our earth...one that provides us a new reality of ground level. We walk closer to the tree tops as the snow fills in the imperfections along the trail. Snow creates a new outer beauty, a different reality. The farmers almanac says it is going to be another hard winter, so I'm also grateful for the neoprene face mask that I purchased on spring clearance after learning first hand what an early frost bite can do to winter fun.

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is soon upon us, and then only a few weeks until Christmas! Besides this being a time of changing seasons, it is also a time when many reflect upon gratitudeThis winter I am most grateful for the wonderful group of people that have helped to support the opening of E3 Twin Ports, LLC, which will allow me to help Spread Wellness.

I enjoy these changing seasons; however, I have met many people throughout my years in the northland who do not enjoy winter. When I've been able to teach friends about the importance of embracing a winter hobby, they usually change their outlook on our longest season of the year. It is helpful to look forward to these beautiful winter months. 
Photo taken by a friend of Jodi Tervo Roberts
Winter FUN!

This winter, E3 Twin Ports, LLC is offering winter exploration activities, in hopes to help others enjoy the beauty of winter. E3 will offer snowshoe outings for families, and cross-country ski lessons. E3 hopes that many will learn to enjoy the winter wonderland, and be grateful next year for our first snowfall! :) For more information on our classes/activities, please look at our wellness packages by visiting our website at: http://www.e3twinports.com/wellness-packages/. We are offering a referral discount of 50% (Limited Time Only)! So, find your friends, and join the fun today!

E3 Twin Ports, LLC is grateful for winter starting, for the support of many who helped us get off of the ground, our classes starting up in December, and for everyone of you reading our blog. We look forward to meeting you in one of our classes/activities. Please share with us, what are you grateful for?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spreading Wellness: What dream are you pursuing?

Dreams...Have you ever been caught off guard, not realizing that you have drifted off into another world? Daydreaming about future ambitions? Over the past 7+ years, that is exactly what I have been doing, often.

Back in 2007, while working with a patient post-injury, I must have had a dreamy look in my eye. During one of his visits he told me that I should reach for my dreams. Wow! Life really hasn't been the same since. I had been a professional for more than 7 years at that time, working in all medical and educational settings possible for a person with an Associates of Applied Science degree...including travel therapy...liking all of them, but not feeling challenged. I was ready for a change, and those words were all I needed. I went back to school, worked part-time in the medical field, taught half-time at the University, started an adaptive xc ski program, all while conducting multiple research projects in xc skiing, volunteer coaching, and pursuing my MS Exercise Science degree. That was just the beginning.

Waiting for skiers to arrive
Photo by: Jodi Tervo Roberts
Upper Peninsula Adaptive XC Ski Program

The ski program was started out of my garage, with pure passion, and no income. I was propelled forward by the amazing participants that came every week for their xc ski lessons, the fantastic volunteers, and local businesses who supported the work! This was my first attempt at starting my own business...grant writing, programming, ski lessons, volunteer coordination, marketing, recruiting, and so much more. This invigorated me!

One day, while walking home from class, my eyes focused on the dreamy future...the one where I would own a business that would focus on exponentially helping people, using exercise and movement as the catalyst...it was on that walk, back in 2007, that I dreamed of my current business name, E3...meant to be Ecubed, as each one of the E's (Energy, Empowerment, Exercise), exponentially multiplies the other.

About 7 years later, after living in the woods, guiding outdoor adventures, and working multiple part-time/temporary positions, in the midst of an economic downturn, I decided to take a leap of faith. I love helping people! I have a passion for holistic wellness, especially outside. I thrive on knowing that people who meet with me are able to create lifestyle changes that are meaningful to them.

This fall, E3 Twin Ports, LLC, was born! What a thrill! So much to do and learn with business ownership, but a challenge that I'm ready for. So much different than a volunteer organization, but still similar, and still invigorating! Excited to be able to help people create lifestyle changes. Excited to help "Spread Wellness." And, excited to help energize and empower people through exercise! 

We hope to see you in one of our classes, for training/coaching sessions, and/or at one of our events. Your support will help this Dream become Reality. Now please, share with us: What dream are you pursuing?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spreading Wellness: How are you growing today?

Welcome to E3 Twin Ports, LLC.  We look forward to blogging for you weekly!  We are growing, by starting to build our business, and learning how to get our social media methods up and running.

How are you growing today? :)

To a peaceful evening.  Stay safe and warm.

Photo by Jodi Tervo Roberts