Easter Greetings!

It’s hard for me to believe we are already into Spring! Here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where Bill and I live the greens, pinks, and yellows are popping out all around us. For many people this month of April is a holy month, celebrated in different ways by different faiths.

Egg wreath with cross and palm.
Our living room mantle, decorated for Holy Week 2023. The egg wreath (no, they’re not real eggs) has been there and I added the palm and cross that we received in church Sunday in celebration of Palm Sunday. Picture by Colleen Whiteford.

Bill and I celebrate the Easter season, with this week being Holy Week when we commemorate and ponder the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It began this past Sunday with Palm Sunday, where we reenacted Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem by singing and waving palm branches at church as we followed the children processing in.

Whatever your faith may be, it’s good to pause and consider your spiritual roots. May this be a blessed and happy time for you and those you love!

Wishing you health and joy,


Published by Colleen Murphy Whiteford

I am a physiotherapist, graduate of Saint Louis University Class of 1984. I married my best friend and business partner, Bill, who is also a physiotherapist, in 1988. We have worked together all these years - an example of God's grace! Together we started Appalachian Physical Therapy which continues to thrive. I am a big believer in the power of touch, the manual therapies, and treating holistically. There are many alternatives to medications, surgeries, and testing, but people are often uninformed. My perspective emphasizes the role of the connective tissues including the fascia. Lack of attention to this structure is the source of many physical ailments - our bodies are truly fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)! I am passionate about helping people of all ages and diagnoses maximize their health, and empowering them to understand their role in management and prevention of problems.

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