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Writing Affirmations: Journaling Meditation

Writing Affirmations - a journaling meditation
I began by finding the root cause of upper back pain which, according to Louise Hay, is a lack of emotional support or feeling unloved. I took the affirmation from her book, "I love and approve of myself. Life supports me and loves me" and started writing how I felt about that. I wrote everything that crossed my mind from thoughts about my messy house, to my career, to my friends, family and of course, my own self approval. I suddenly had memories from childhood that I could explore. I had insights that I never even imagined. Amazingly enough after three weeks of this practice, my neck pain is gone and I've made the steps to accept emotional support and love into my life. A double win!

New Years Workshop with Stretch Chi and Thrive Art Therapy

New Years Workshop
New Years is a beautiful time for reflection and planning for the future. Stretch Chi and Thrive Art Therapy are combining expertise on December 30th for an afternoon of letting go and embracing the future. The workshop begins at Thrive with a blank canvas and plenty of art supplies. We'll begin exploring our inner worlds through art. Next we'll venture across the hall to Stretch Chi to stretch 2018 out of our bodies and welcome in the New Year with harmony and balance. Afterwards we'll return to Thrive to re-explore through art after stretching and share with the group. Stretch Chi utilizes the innovative new method of flexibility training, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching. Thrive Art Therapy uses art media, the creative process and the resulting artwork as a therapeutic and healing process. Join us Sunday December 30th 2-5 pm Light Refreshments included. Early registration is $50 until December 19th Price increases to $75 on October 20th

Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?"

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Did You Move Today?
Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?"
Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?"

Special HeART Opening Workshop with Thrive Art Therapy!

Special HeART Opening Workshop with Thrive Art Therapy!
Stretch Chi and Thrive Art Therapy combine expertise this August for a heart opening workshop. Join us in the mind down/body up therapeutic workshop to strengthen your capacity for unconditional love. We'll start with Art Therapy, continue with a full body Ki-Hara Stretching Class and return to Art Therapy to continue our exploration into opening the heart. Stretch Chi utilizes the innovative new method of flexibility training, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching. Thrive Art Therapy uses art media, the creative process and the resulting artwork as a therapeutic and healing process. Join us Sunday October 21 2-5 pm

Macrobiotics Made Simple: Eating in Harmony with Nature

Macrobiotics Made Simple: Eating in Harmony with Nature

Macrobiotics Made Simple:  Eating in Harmony with Nature

 

Letting Go Meditation

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Life Renovations by Carrie Collins

Letting Go Meditation

This month's meditation allows us to sit with our thoughts but learn to let them go before they spiral into destructive thoughts.  It can be funny to see how quickly your mind can go from "I'm sitting here and I'm bored"

...to "what's for lunch"

...to "that restaurant was great"

...to "I went there with my ex" View This Blog & News Article about Letting Go Meditation

Four Healthy Tricks for Making Great Food Choices at the Grocery Store

Large grocery store chains are old pros at tricking you into buying things. Have you ever noticed that most grocery stores look the same? You start in the produce section and work you way through the aisles around the meat department until you finally end at the checkout line full of candy bars. Every time you give your rewards card to the cashier, the marketing department at headquarters is getting more and more information about your buying habits and how they can get you to buy more. Did you know, you're more likely to buy unhealthy food later if you already have healthy food in your cart? It's no secret that we start in the produce section and end with ice cream!

Solar Plexus Guided Meditation

This meditation focuses on expanding the solar plexus. To enhance the experience, I’ve recorded a guided meditation. Feel the energy move down your spine from base of the skull to the solar plexus (in your abdomen) and back up to your skull. Visualize your solar plexus as it radiates light through your entire body.

Summer Fruit Challenge

Fruit is quite possibly the most amazing food for humans. Fruit is all full of nutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants, but you already knew that. I want to talk to you a little about some of the lesser-known reasons to indulge in the glory of fruit.

Chia Coconut Strawberry Parfait: A Power Dessert

chia coconut strawberry parfait
I absolutely love this recipe! While doing a candida cleanse, I had chosen to eliminate dairy, gluten, sugar and all tree fruits from my diet. I started creating desserts to get me through my sweet cravings, and found that the ingredients were incredibly powerful superfoods! I'm sure I'll go back to cake and ice cream at some point, but after 90 days of a sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free diet (among other things), I think I'm going to keep this one. Amazing for dessert - but also - SO good for breakfast! Some things are hard to find, so I've included links to buy them on the internet. Why? Well... Let me tell you.

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