Meg, right, hands Dixie-Sue Larned a token recently offered free with a coupon at her boutique on 38 Main Street in Manchester, Connecticut.

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com


After many years on East Center Street, Meg’s Inspirational & Spiritual Boutique will soon mark one year in its new location on 38 Main Street in Manchester, Connecticut. For owner Margaret “Meg” DiPietro Peterson her shop has been a vital part of her life journey.


“It’s my purpose,” she said March 17, 2016.


The most rewarding aspect of which she says has been “helping people”.












Located next to the old, historic Eighth Utilities District firehouse, the shop has two front entrances, one with a few steps and an adjacent handicapped entry accessible by ringing a bell. Once inside, the store has a light, airy feel. Mystical-style music plays in the background and it is filled with items that feature Meg’s artwork and its inspirational themes. Each one she explains has a story.


Some of Meg's original artwork -each one has a story.

Some of Meg’s original artwork which fills her shop  – each one has a story.

“I’m also a writer,” she added.


Messages of positive affirmation surround visitors to her place. According to Meg’s website, the shop sells tools to heal body and mind; items that herald art, dance, and nutrition. “These are the gifts that keep me centered,” she notes.


Music, jewelry, t-shirts, journals, angels/fairies, books, magnets, cards, teas, herbs, Recovery Tokens, meditation CD’s, Hazelden Books and Aromatherapy Essential Oils can all be found here.


Meg also hosts events. Today, March 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. she will celebrate Ostara – the spring equinox – at her store, with a visit from Zita Christian of MoonRiverRituals.com and an exploration of “Persephone’s journey from darkness to light”, admission is $14.00. Coming on April 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the “Healing Sounds of Intention” presented by Doug Yaeger and Lynne Hartwell”, admission is $30 per person.


Yoga is another of Meg’s offerings. Yoga and Pranayama sessions are held at 9:30 a.m., $10 per person on Saturdays. Read a detailed explanation on her website.


Meg’s, 38 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040  860-647-9941 Regular hours 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. http://www.megsinspirations.com