Suite Ambiance and our non-circulating Library

Waiting Room
Photo of Cathy Cade by Joan Margaret

The members of the Labrys Healthcare Circle enjoy a home-like atmosphere while we work with our clients. We believe that healing from whatever ails us can be fun and interesting in a relaxing, beautiful setting. Our office is scent and fragrance free, and is now green-certified.

While you are here, we welcome you to use our kitchen to make tea or get yourself a cup of filtered water, enjoy the artwork on the walls, read a book from our library or browse the health-focused educational materials.

We are wheelchair accessible. There is a boardwalk/ramp through our garden courtyard. Our door is next to a tall palm tree, facing the courtyard.

Prominently placed on one end of the waiting room is a large, beautiful photograph by Jane Magid of a cave entrance. A collection of nine framed photographs of native women of different nations grace our walls, for example,Maxine Hong Kingston, author and teacher, Wilma Mankiller, author, activist, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pualani Karahehe, Kumu Hula dance teacher and educator, Winona La Duke, environmental activist, to name a few.

Our waiting room has two comfy chairs and a two-seater couch and a tall bookcase containing a non-circulating library. Here are listed some of the books we have available for use while you are here. There are two clip boards with current events, one for community events, the other for health related events and descriptions of services offered by other health care practitioners. There are brochures on nutrition and health as well as back issues of Labrys Speaks newsletters for you to take home. There’s even a cork board with our collection of jokes on health and food.

In the corner is a ceramic, deep blue fountain with a stone figure of Quan Yin, a Chinese goddess of healing. There is a video/CD screen, which remains covered with cloth when not in use. Children can enjoy the toys and books we provide, and paper on which to draw, or bring their favorite video to watch.

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