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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

Ready to Rebuild your Life?

Do you feel like your life becomes less fulfilling as you get older? Are gyms, diets and meditation boring, painful and meaningless for you? Do you feel like your body has a mind of its own? 

View This Blog & News Article about Ready to Rebuild your Life?

How is Ki-Hara so easy and so effective? Understanding how to get and incredible workout when your energy levels are low

I have always struggled to workout. I was born pre-mature with low lung capacity and have always felt winded and burning in my lungs before my muscles tire out. Because of this, any sort of workout routine feels I put in so much effort and don't get the results that I want. When I started doing Ki-Hara, I found that I was able to get massive results with minimal effort and it felt so good. Suddenly I had muscle tone and the body I'd always wanted and I didn't even break a sweat. Why is this?

Dara Torres - 2nd in 50m freestyle. Congrats to Anne and Steve!

Ki-Hara, Dara Torres Stretching

Dara Torres is back on track and still using Ki-Hara as her recovery method.  This week, Dara placed 2nd in the US Winter Nationals in Atlanta.  Be sure to follow Dara's progress as she works towards London 2012.  Congrats to Anne and Steve on all their hard work!!  View This Blog & News Article about Dara Torres - 2nd in 50m freestyle. Congrats to Anne and Steve!

Flexibility system can help ease pain

Chicago Tribune Jan 15, 2008 by Nancy Maes
When Carrie Collins was practicing hours on end for a piano recital, she developed pain in the muscles of her neck and upper back. Living in San Francisco at the time and looking for atypical alternatives, she decided against going to a medical doctor. Instead, she turned to Craigslist, deciding on someone who offered relief...

Stretching it Out

WBEZ October 8, 2007
This is one of my favorite radio pieces by Jennifer Brandel. ​Jennifer Brandel: The last time I could touch my toes must have been shortly after birth. 
 If and when I try to, I end up looking more like a zombie searching for a contact lens. I have never been flexible; I have always wanted to be. And that.. is my secret shame.


I can walk 7 miles in a day now... B.B.
Palms on the ground, amazing!... Amy K.
I am fortunate to have received Ki-Hara from Kristin.... Robin Kidd, LMT

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