This coming May, my boyfriend Ben and I will each be running a leg in the Vermont City Marathon to help support two amazing organizations: Zeno Mountain Farm and LoveYourBrain. Any support would be really apprecaited!
I am so thrilled to say that this will be my third year returning to the LoveYourBrain Retreat, which takes place at Zeno Mountain Farm. This retreat is a week long and brings together an amazing group of individuals who have survived a traumatic brain injury, as well as their family and loved ones. Throughout this week we are all taught ways to love our brain such as practicing yoga, meditation, learning to eat different foods that nourish our brain, and is just a safe place to have fun, share different journeys and be part of a second family.
Even though I have not had a traumatic brain injury, this retreat still impacted my life tremendously and changed my perspective in so many different ways. For the past two years I have walked away a changed person and influenced by every single person at the retreat. I have helped in the kitchen, helping to prepare brain healthy foods for everyone and cleaning up as well.
I have a passion in life for working with people who have exceptionalities (not a disability, always an ability) and this experience has allowed me to see even more that this is my purpose in life, to get to know incredible individuals, and has opened my eyes to so much.
Zeno Mountain Farm and LoveYourBrain wrote: Every year the ZMF and LYB gang gets together to hold a retreat for people who have survived brain trauma, their loved ones and friends. To pay for this, we join even more people and run together as THE BRAINFARMERS- (Get it?)... Please join us in all the fun and friendship.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!! These two organizations mean so much and make such a big difference/impact so so many individual's lives!!
Lots of love,