Andrea Lopes

7
Jul

How to choose an essential oil brand? Franci Machado, Certified Aromatherapist

Beginning your journey with essential oils can be overwhelming.  Knowing which oils to choose, how to use them and where to buy them can confuse anyone. Here are the top three things to look for when purchasing an essential oil:    Stick with companies who specialize in producing essential oils.   This also means avoid buying your oils from discount stores.

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30
Jun

Bringing The Community Together – Flourishing Community Garden

By Andrea Lopes and Vicktoria Molokin   Like a garden has the diversity of flowers, trees, and its own ecosystem so does our community…. we are all unique, diverse, and are bonded together by our environment. A garden has symbolic meaning of nurturing, flourishing, and beauty. Join Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center at the local Farmers Market on Sunday July

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5
Jun

The Wheel of Life, Vicktoria Molokin, LCPC

The Wheel of Life is a great, powerful, and easy to use personal development tool to help you create and set meaningful goals in your life and address your overall health and well-being. This wheel incorporates self assessment, personal reflection, and visualization on how to promote balance and explore how you are functioning in various areas in your life. Step

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24
Apr

What is the Best thing you could do for your overall Health & Wellness? Call ‘Flourish’ and we can get you on your way to living a vibrant healthy life. 

23
Apr

MY STORY by Frandi Mars / Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach

‘MY STORY’ by Frandi Mars When my youngest daughter was 2 1/2 (12 years ago) she was experiencing all kinds of health issues. She was having digestive issues, major bloating, and chronic infections. After taking her to several different doctors, each specialist gave her a diagnosis within their specialty of medicine. For example, the GI doctor diagnosed her with Irritable

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10
Apr

Are you upset, have anxiety? These techniques help manage intense emotions.

Don’t let anxiety keep you from flourishing.

26
Feb

Look for the Hearts….. by Andrea Lopes, LCSW-C

One of the most common issues I deal with as a therapist is helping people change their negative thinking.  As humans, we are wired to negative input more easily than positive.  This most likely evolved for a good reason—to keep us out of harm’s way. From the beginning of human history, our survival depended on our ability to avoid danger. The

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29
Jan

Bumper Sticker Motto By: Kathi Doan, Registered Yoga Teacher Personal Trainer

Bumper Sticker Motto As a personal trainer, I have heard the sharpness of “I should” stated time and again. Clients say, “I should exercise more; I should eat less!” Others will ask, “How many crunches, squats, lunges…should I do and should I do them everyday?”A personal motto of mine is: I Could. “I could” sounds softer than “I should” As in,

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11
Jan

About Reiki….. by Marcia Welch, Reiki Master Practitioner

  About Reiki … As a Reiki practitioner, I often am asked about the practice. Although becoming more mainstream—a number of hospitals now make it available to patients—Reiki does not lend itself to a simple explanation. As I understand it, Reiki is conscious energy that is provided through a hands-on healing technique. Some would say that Reiki has been shown

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18
Dec

My Imperfect Holiday Season

It has been a very difficult year for my family. As a family and individually, we have faced some very tough challenges, changes, and painful experiences. Usually, when I write about my children, I point out how wonderful they are, the things they have accomplished, and that I think they are the best kids a mother could ask for. And

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