Our sweet Be Hive of Healing is open again as of 11/15.
We would like to thank everyone who reached out to us during the recent Woolsey wildfire crisis in Agoura Hills. Your words of concern, prayers, and inspiration, as well as offers of assistance were invaluable to us during such a frightening and difficult time.
It was on Wednesday evening, November 7th, while on our way back from a sitting with families affected by recent thousands oak tragic shooting that Agoura Hills city officials notified us that we had barely one hour to gather our necessary items and leave the area as quickly as possible because the Santa Ana winds were driving the wildfires in our direction. The entire city was under mandatory evacuation because it would soon be surrounded by flames.
Sherry, the children, and I fled to Sherman Oaks where we decided to ride out the firestorm. While we were safe from the flames, the air quality was so noxious it posed a new danger that was all but impossible to escape. So we made the decision to send Sherry & the children to stay with relatives out of state. With their school closed until the week after Thanksgiving because of the dangerous air quality, the children wouldn’t be missing much and could avoid the health effects of breathing in the acrid air.
After nearly a week of being barred from our home and workplace, we were finally able to return on Wednesday, November 14th. Winding our way through the charred hillsides and smoldering ruins of buildings and homes we’d grown accustomed to seeing as a regular part of the landscape, we were worried. All the officials tell you when an evacuation order is lifted is that you’re allowed to return home, not that you actually have a home to return to.
We held our breath as we made our way down the street and there it was, our house…completely intact as if nothing had ever happened. We were astonished, especially because parts of the houses next door and across the street from us had burned almost to the ground. We thought that perhaps the stream that runs behind our home had created a break line in the fire’s path. We’ll never really know, but it reminded us of how a tornado can completely destroy one house but leave another nearby untouched. We wept tears of joy as we discovered that our medical/dental center was sparred, as well. As harrowing as this entire experience has been, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Very soon we will finally be able to move forward from this incredible and challenging experience.
Be sure to minimize your time outside, and always wear a mask when outdoors. We would also suggest getting a couple of air purifiers for your home, being sure place one in the bedroom. These will be necessities as California wildfires are becoming more frequent.
In the meantime, we wanted to remind everyone in the areas affected by the fire to protect their health. Just because the danger of the fire has passed doesn’t mean it’s safe to spend lots of time outdoors, yet. The smoke from distant locations that are still burning and the smoldering embers from hundreds of destroyed homes continue to make the air quality quite dangerous. Be sure to minimize your time outside, and always wear a mask when outdoors. We would also suggest getting a couple of air purifiers for your home, being sure place one in the bedroom. These will be necessities as California wildfires are becoming more frequent. Take the opportunity to use the sauna at the gym, and drink more liquids to help flush toxins from the body.
Remember too that Be Hive Healing offers a number of detoxification treatments to neutralize and remove toxins from the body. Some of these include IV vitamin C, ozone therapy, and lymphatic rejuvenation therapy. We will be receiving a few of these treatments ourselves, as well as some of the first responders who’ve been working so diligently to bring an end to this crisis. If you’re not sure which might work best for you, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with assistance.
Once again, thank you all for your concern during this difficult time. It’s been a blessing to be reminded of how much love and support surrounds us, especially during the dark times. Please know that our support is always there for you, as well, and that your presence in our lives is truly a gift for which we remain ever grateful.
Be Hive Healing offers a number of detoxification treatments to neutralize and remove toxins from the body. Some of these include IV vitamin C, ozone therapy, and lymphatic rejuvenation therapy.
Light & Love in the Month Ahead,
Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami