11am – 6pm – Nourishing Journey
8975 Guilford Road Columbia MD
Jewelry & Gifts
$6 admission at the door or save $1 by purchasing online
Free admission for active & veteran military, emergency response personnel and children under 18.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
In this interview with Jennifer Crisp, RN, founder of A Bridge To Wholeness, I talk to her about the many benefits to releasing tension and stress.
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This past week I have been working on connecting with my Root Chakra. With that there is a level of reflection necessary to understand from where it is that I come from. As I join my family this morning in front of the tv to watch the parade I take it all in a little differently. I am thinking about them next to me on the couch and we as a unit, but also them – when they were young and in front of the tv with their siblings and parents this holiday, and what their mornings may have felt like. What was cast aside to make the day special? What was done differently to make the day special? For whom was this truly a special day, and why?
Some of the Root queries I reflected on this week invited me to investigate the beliefs I have aquired, and to recognize and appreciate every person in my family in the same way. My Root is calling me to Action, challenging me to nurture my self. To take inventory of my basic needs and balancing that with what I have. It’s calling me to be present and in awareness in every moment.
I also happened to be reading a book right now called The HIdden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (I highly recommend it!). On page 82 Peter propositions Do trees have brains? It is widely accepted that the root network of trees is in charge of all chemical activity, including chemical messages and neurological activities. Trees can learn, they plan ahead, they strategize against toxicity, and they require fair living environments. Trees live as family units. Trees also don’t thrive when they are isoloated.
My Root Chakra governs my basic survival needs, and because it carries the quality of my ancestors, my culture and my connection to mother earth, it requires a present day foundation of stability. It is my job to hold this awareness, to reunite my energy so that I may draw upon the earths wisdom. I am to RECONNECT, RECLAIM, and INTEGRATE. So I explore creatively a few generations back – the ones before tv and the broadcast parades, before big cities and telecommunication, before cars and highways. I acknowledge my present day mood and my beliefs and I honor the struggles of those who came before me to better understand ME. For this I am grateful.
The Awakenings Project
returns to Maryland!
For 2 days Marissa Southards returns to Columbia MD. Appointments are limited – reserve your space today.
October 20th and 21st at Nourishing Journey
The goal of the project is the empowerment of women, girls, and woman identifying individuals through body positivity and self-actualization. Participants are asked to think of a word that best describes them and place on the body. A photo is then taken of the participant.
Today is Sunday. Sundays are days that are set aside to recoup, rejuvenate, take time for yourself, catch up on sleep, get a few things done, and rest.
Sunday is an important day for productivity.
If you’re not managing or prioritizing your productivity properly – things get overwhelming for you.
Pause. Sit. Take 5. Close your eyes. Breathe. Be with yourself. Increase your awareness and productivity.