Four new businesses come to Bothell by way of one hard-working woman

Lauren Dillon-Merrill, a 30-year-old Kirkland resident recently opened a multi-business location in Bothell’s Logsdon Building, right above The Neverending Bookshop, offering digital arts and design services, photography, clothing design and an esoteric healing practice.

Three Petals Healing owner Lauren Dillon-Merrill at her new location.

Sporting four separate business cards, Lauren Dillon-Merrill is something of a jill-of-all-trades.

The 30-year-old Kirkland resident recently opened a multi-business location in Bothell’s Logsdon Building, right above The Neverending Bookshop, offering digital arts and design services, photography, clothing design and an esoteric healing practice.

“Some people come in for one thing, and end up wanting to do more,” she said.

While she graduated from Full Sail University in Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in digital arts and design, Dillon-Merrill’s attention has been captivated by esoteric healing more than seven years after she started taking classes from a mentor while living in North Carolina.

After practicing on the East Coast, she and her husband, a sound engineer, moved to the Seattle area, and open 3 Petals Healing.

“I’m trying to bring it out, and build a community out here,” she said.

Esoteric healing, Dillon-Merrill said, involves the working with energy fields to improve mental and physical health. She was recently certified through the National Association for Esoteric Healing.

Central to this practice is a room full of crystals, and a table on which the client lies above a large arrangement of multi-colored crystals with a device Dillon-Merrill said can adjust their frequency to affect the human body.

“It’s nice to be able to cleanse and detox, and have a little bit of that self-care,” she said.

In the front of her business sits computers and a play area for her one-year-old son, Sebastian. Here, she changes hats and becomes a creative artist.

“I think my specialty for the digital arts is branding,” Dillon-Merrill said.

She has worked with Bodhi Courses, a non-profit organization based in California which teaches Buddhist meditation courses online, creating their visual design. Closer to home, she enjoys working with small, local businesses to develop a visual identity for them under her namesake business.

Her photography business is called Metamorphic Images, and clothing design company Elisa Clothing.

She said keeping herself busy is nothing new, she and her husband even started college three months after they were married.

“We like to kind of go big, or go home,” she said.

Getting to know the community is one of her top priorities, she said.

“I’m trying to get the word out there,” she said. “My goal for the new year was to really work hard at being a part of the community.”

3 Petals Healing will be offering esoteric training classes soon, previous classes were offered in October. Updates will be posted on their website.

Her business is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An open house is scheduled for Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

More in News

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo
Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                City manager Jennifer Phillips was one of the speakers at the Jan. 16 information session.
What’s next for the former Wayne Golf Course in Bothell?

The city of Bothell recently acquired the property from its previous owners.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Criticism levied at Matt Shea investigation, Republican leadership.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)
AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control

Washington state Attorney General stopped by Sound Publishing’s Kirkland office.

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)
Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

Photo courtesy city of Kenmore
                                From left to right: Corina Pfeil, Melanie O’Cain, Rod Dembowski, Milton Curtis and David Baker.
Baker, Herbig continue as Kenmore mayor, deputy mayor

They were appointed at the Jan. 13 council meeting, during which councilmembers were also sworn in.

Development has encroached on the East Lake Sammamish Trail (at right). Joe Livarchik/file photo
King County files lawsuit to finish East Lake Sammamish Trail

Homeowners have until September to remove buildings and other property from the right of way.

Most Read