Workshop Info Fliers

Spice Up Life

posted Apr 25, 2017, 4:45 AM by Maryanne Arthur

“The power of yum in action is showing people that good nutrition and great taste can join together joyously on the same plate.”  --Rebecca Katz, author/chef

Centuries ago, herbal wisdom was once the driving force of ground-breaking medical practice to help boost the body’s natural defenses. People had a more intimate relationship with the earth and did not take its healing powers for granted. Instead, they planted flourishing gardens and reaped the culinary, medicinal, aromatic and aesthetic benefits of herbs, vegetables, grains and flowers. Even Hippocrates touted: “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food" –-- which made sense in a culture without the luxury of sterilized operating rooms, high-tech machinery and synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Today, the practice has become suspect and deemed unreliable by modern practitioners. Whether you want to spice up your life, boost your immune system or alleviate symptoms of common ailments, a pinch of the right herb may be just what the doctor didn’t order.  However, more and more complementary medicine folks are suggesting herbs as viable, natural options to help: boost the immune system, balance hormones, maintain healthy weight, improve mental health and stimulate brain function. 

Who knows? A whole shelf of herbs may prove to be a powerful culinary pharmacy – both delicious and nutritious – for you and your family. Let's return to our roots and SPICE UP LIFE! 

Join us on May 12th for the next Creative Wellness Workshop. Learn how to incorporate a variety of herbs and spices into your daily menu. Taste the Top 6 tasty herbs you can plant in your own garden; and make homemade ginger ale with local, organic ingredients. Now that's some 'YUM'!!!

:] MTA 

Create Gr-Attitude

posted Mar 11, 2017, 9:26 AM by Maryanne Arthur

Workshop: April 7, 2017, 6:30-8pm

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."  -- Francis Bacon

Without peanut butter, I'm not sure I would ever open a jar of jelly. The smooth, sticky creaminess matches that sweet, cool jiggly gel so well... Yum! Some things in life just complement each other so perfectly, it's difficult to imagine them as separate entities. 

It is the symbiotic relationship of these seemingly-opposite things that raises our awareness of their individuality and enhances our appreciation of their uniqueness.

Sometimes, in our darkest life moments -- when we are buried deep in sadness, or stress, or turmoil, or confusion -- it is difficult to see or feel happy, positive and hopeful. But, in the midst of challenges and struggles, we learn to recognize and appreciate the good. And, we may even become deeply-committed to letting more light shine in our lives.  

Instead of carrying our burdens around with attitude, let's embrace gratitude!  Invite more light into our lives. And, let our own light shine from within. 

JOIN US for an exploration of Gratitude from Attitude  -- and Create Gr-Attitude! Click on the flier for more details. 
:] MTA 

Be Creative & Grow Your Brain

posted Mar 4, 2017, 2:22 PM by Maryanne Arthur

How many times have you heard someone say 'I'm not creative!'? Maybe you've even muttered this statement once or twice aloud.  

Well....it's simply not true. Creativity is innate. As children, we are born fiercely creative -- relishing in mud puddles, make-believe  and monstrous double-stacked sandwiches seething with blueberries and potato chips. As we age, educational and societal expectations may force us to wear waterproof boots and shove our super-hero costumes to the back of the closet. But, that singular force of creative expression still lies within.

And, any chance we get to exercise our creative muscles is an opportunity to pave a deliberate path to JOY -- the giddy, heart-pounding, climb-a-tree, jump-a-fence, breathless joy that we are all meant to experience in life. 

Re-connect with your creative joy! Join Creative Blossoms for a spring awakening.... three workshops (March 10, April 7 and May 12) in 2017. No experience needed. Bring an open mind and discover the possibilities!

Read more.....open the flier for Workshop #1.Hope to meet you there!
-- MTA

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