I began ConsciousCT in 2007 as an experiment in organizing and promoting regional holistic practitioners, businesses and programs.
It was a subset of The Door Opener magazine using material Dory Dzinski gathered and published. Events and practitioners East of the River were featured on the ConsciousCT website and a Calendar provided at a glance what was coming up each month.
For a number of years regular newsletters were emailed with news of the community, new sections of the website and promoting upcoming fairs.
Sections of the website covered activities, shopping, health, environment, spirituality and support for businesses. As new social media apps developed Facebook and MeetUp were added.
The monthly holistic practitioner breakfasts, biennial Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest, and the Alliance For Holistic Living dovetailed nicely with ConsciousCT to make a vibrant East of the River community for practitioners and the public for over ten years.
But there is a cycle to all things. I've played in the field of holistic health and spirituality for almost 35 years and have seen the cycle of creation, maturity and decline with organizations, centers and publications. I've learned to let go of the old as there is always a new project or idea waiting to be explored.