Hello! I am Lissa Whitlock and I’m so glad you’re participating in rhythms and rituals. Here’s a little bit about me so you can get to know me before watching my portion of this gathering. I graduated in 1990 and went immediately into dentistry being trained in assisting and office management on the job. My dream in life was to be a stay at home mom so after many years of handling most of the bills while my husband finished his education I finally was able to live my dream of staying home with my children. It was during that time I discovered blogging which is where I found Jeanne Oliver. I remember the first time I met her. It was in the middle of the street in Spokane as we both had traveled there to attend the farm chicks flea market. I was going through an incredibly difficult time in life and right there on the streets of Spokane she shared that she had been praying for me from things I had written on my blog. We became fast friends as she stood by me through hard things. It was Jeanne that encouraged me to start an Instagram and then years later on a beach in Oregon encouraged me to begin to pursue my dreams. Little did I know that only a year later I would take a leap of faith and begin my very first business online called Sea Salt and Peony. I have really enjoyed this experience and find great joy in using my creativity in this way. I love gardening and cooking, especially with fresh herbs from the garden which lead to to creating my very own herbed salt line. Most important to me is my relationship with God and my family. I am soon to have 2 adult children and that has changed life quite a bit. I enjoy time at home and live for sunnier days during the winter when I can get my hands back out in the dirt working in the garden. Thank you for joining us on this journey.