EverAfter sprang from the desire for a space where one could be both intellectually curious and open to the wondrous mystery contained within all that we experience.
First envisioned by Spiritual Director, Bethany Ward, EverAfter was born from an inkling of an idea. Long ago, Bethany had wished for her love of story, beauty, and spiritual growth to be expressed within one charming location. She believed that a space that invited both inspiration and enchantment could aid others in keeping their hearts’ open to the magic of everyday experience.
Though that vision took many forms over these past many years, the desire to create a creative space to help people grow into their best selves remained true. EverAfter shifted from wish to brick-and-mortar-reality in 2018 in a Bath Township, OH Century Structure within the sleepy hamlet of Ghent.
A New EverAfter’s mission is to enrich and enchant lives through wisdom, wellness, and wonder. We aim to offer opportunities for our customers to explore and expand their personal search for meaning and to embody the edge of wisdom and wonder so that all of our products and services remain rooted in practical astuteness yet alive with transcendent vibrancy.
We strive to increase the knowledge and heighten the awareness of our customer’s unique relationship to their body, mind, heart, spirit, and soul. We are committed to enriching the lives of our customers through beauty, creativity, self-expression, and uplifting inspiration.
Our vision is to “be the change“, both collectively and individually, through the responsible integration of personal and spiritual growth, in order to positively contribute to the gentle unfolding of goodness contained within all of creation.
Rooted in an appreciation for aesthetic beauty, vibrant wellness, and the sacred unfolding of personal development, A New EverAfter exists to celebrate authenticity, holistic health, artistry, connection, and intellectual discovery. We proudly stand at the intersection of wisdom, wellness, and wonder as Northeast Ohio’s only Inspiration Boutique.
The vision for A New EverAfter is centered on creating a unique, community-driven experience focused on inspiration, well-being, and creativity, where clients and customers are able to continually renew themselves and transform their experiences.
A New EverAfter is well-suited for individuals who recognize the beauty of the natural world as a source of connection and who seek to understand for themselves their own personal wellness and unique intellectual and spiritual expression. Collectively, we seek engagement through the universal language of story, the wisdom of the folk arts…and a touch of fairy tale mysticism.
What we do:
- Supply inspirational goods, gifts, and services to those who wish to live a life of beauty, wellness, and creativity, as well as, live their own spiritual and personal expression as the center of their lives
- Help foster a deeper sense of connection with, and meaning within, the mundane
- Offer skilled and professional companionship and guidance through life’s transitional circumstances
- Encourage physical balance through the restorative power of wellness practices and the use of herbs and essential oils*
- Advocate and educate on end-of-life options and companion the dying and their families at the threshold of life and death
- Provide material opportunities for our customers to adjoin with their community, themselves, and ultimately, their own sense of the Divine
How we do it:
- Maintain our historic storefront as a uniquely charming shopping experience, as well as, offer one-on-one guidance with a formerly-trained Spiritual Director, and encourage shared storytelling within our community classes, workshops, and events
- Offer professional companionship through the art and practice of Spiritual Direction
- Provide education and resources to our customers on herbalism and holistic health
- Support the work of local artisans and wellness facilitators by offering space for commissioned services and wares in our Bath Township Boutique
- Companion those at the threshold of life and death through Death Midwifery and support those friends and families in the process of grieving
- Offer many of our enchanting products for purchase through our online store and further our workshops within online programming
- Offer opportunities for guidance from an experienced intuitive*
- Provide opportunity for off-site retreats in order to more deeply examine Self and Otherness
Who we serve:
- The global community, local NEO residents and, in particular, those who make the Greater Akron area their home
- Those who possess an interest in personal and spiritual development, building community, items of practical beauty, alternative health, and those who wish to explore intuitive readings and spiritual counsel
- Persons dedicated to ecological and social responsibility and those who desire to “give back” to their local and global communities
- Individuals of all lovingly-based faith traditions and spiritual expressions
A New EverAfter values the richness of diversity and strives to ensure that all persons feel welcome here
The mission of A New EverAfter (a DBA of Black Rose Limited) is to help foster a deeper sense of connection with and meaning within the everyday life. We work to provide material opportunities for you to adjoin with your community, yourself and ultimately, your own sense of the Divine. Through the universal language of story, the wisdom found in folklore, the practical arts, and a touch of fairy-tale mysticism, EverAfter provides the necessary nurturing for the vitality and vibrancy that brings Spirit home.
A New EverAfter sees a world where a deeper communion with the Mystery reveals and redefines how humanity connects to All That Is and helps to develop an all-embracing response to life. We recognize that inspired-living is not separate from mundane experience and that a full expression of life cultivates an awareness that everything is bonded and related and everything belongs. We facilitate a fearless wrestling with existential questions allowing Seekers to experience their own sense of the Divine within every aspect of life. Through this process, individuals are made more spiritually vibrant and move into lives of deeper meaning and fulfilling connection.
While we do not claim that our products will heal certain conditions, we do make sure that all of the herbs we carry on our shelves, and include in our products, are thoroughly researched to support your overall physical wellness.
Intuitives are not medical doctors, mental health professionals, legal or financial counselors. An intuitive reading is never a substitute for medical, psychological, financial, or legal counseling. For those who are suffering severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, or other ailments, please contact Professional Medical and/or Psychological Services in your area. The information provided in a reading is not legally binding. We assume no legal liability for any damages, losses, or other consequences of any client decisions, subsequent to, or based on, our readings. By law, we are required to maintain that all readings be considered for entertainment purposes only.