Celebrating a strong, creative, resilient Lunenburg County
NOW, MORE THAN EVER...
BY TINA HENNIGAR
Minutes from the hustle and bustle of the 103 Highway that connects Lunenburg County to its neighbouring counties, you’ll find an unassuming dirt road lined with trees and nature in all its serene glory. There you’ll find healing, peace and
reconnection. There you will be warmly greeted by Amanda Ring. Having worked in Occupational Therapy in Ireland and . Newfoundland, Amanda’s journey brought her back here, just outside of Mahone Bay. “It’s a safe, quiet space, where we’re
surrounded by nature. People come here and automatically feel lighter; comforted,” she explains more about the setting she practices yoga, Reiki and energy healing. “It’s as though you’re stepping into another world.”
It’s a world you won’t want to leave, which might explain, at least in part, why Amanda’s practice is doing so well. Lunenburg County has proven to be a fantastic place to practice. She’s booked months in advance and she’s always expanding what she offers. After maternity leave and struggling to find work in her field as an Occupational Therapist, Amanda set out to offer her gifts of healing. “People are asking questions. growing open to mindfulness, to self-worth and self-love.” Amanda explains.
“Life coaching has evolved in this area, what is happening here is people who are seeking greater health and healing, to live with less pain, to have a better sleep and a deeper connection. People are following the conventional route and not feeling better over time; not getting at the root [cause],” Amanda speaks of her work. “We’re so used to doing. We’ve forgotten how to be.” With Amanda’s help, people are rediscovering how to “be”. Satisfying is how Amanda describes her life here - her work, her home, her special piece of paradise in Lunenburg County, in nature, surrounded by trees, and her yurt. She’s happy the choices her children have had with education. Amanda’s son and daughter participated in the Waldorf school until grades 5 and 7 when they decided they were ready for a more traditional setting and are now attending Bayview Community School. “Both have been amazing,” Amanda explains. The Waldorf school offered a unique approach to learning that she believes provided them a greater depth of empathy. “I believe that has enabled them to transition more easily into the traditional education setting.”
Amanda came back to Lunenburg County to find a deeper meaning to her own life, and in turn, she is helping others to rediscover more meaning in their own. Her commitment has only grown, insisting, “everyone can experience a greater sense
of wholeness.” “We have really good practitioners here, and I believe that we can make opportunity wherever you are - if there is a need for what you have to offer, people will find you.”