Archive for the ‘The Making of Nourish & Flourish’ Category

From the Dark into the Light

The Winter Solstice is unique among days of the year — the day on the calendar that marks the longest night and the shortest day.  The dark triumphs, but only briefly.   For the Winter Solstice is a turning point.   The nights grow shorter and the days grow longer, the dark wanes and the light waxes in power.   From the dark womb of the night, the light is born. Long ago, people in the northern hemisphere celebrated the winter solstice, when the ...Read more

Testimonials

"I feel much more accepting and honoring of my body's processes, more comfortable with myself and others, new situations and unexpected events don't rattle me as they once did.  I am learning to let things flow and accept the graces of the universe."

Jennifer P. – Seattle, WA
Flight of the Hummingbird and Opening of Nourish & Flourish

There is that point in every epic story of victory where the hero or heroine is at their wit’s end.  The place where it seems as though they might pack it up and turn around.  Where the odds seem stacked against all possibility.  As the viewer or listener, these stories recall for us our own experiences of victories and defeats great and small.  Much of the time, it's somewhere in between.  We are drawn to these stories time and time again, listening with new ears, seeing with new eyes the various plots and characters playing out ...

Grand Opening!!!

You are invited to our Grand Opening Celebration of Nourish & Flourish!!! Sunday, November 28th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm It won't be a party without YOU! So bring your friends and family and join us for: iii i Great food from Roots Cafe' and West End Bakery Fabulous prizes from local businesses that we are giving away in our Grand Opening Raffle!!! Network Care Talk: "The Ultimate Stress Solution" and Demonstration at noon and  2:00 ...

It’s so RAD (pt.3)

It makes sense to me that the unexpectedly slow pace of finding the space for Nourish & Flourish would transform into an equally unexpected warp speed of building out the space to fit our vision.  Yes, it makes sense, but it's not necessarily comfortable.  The transition from dreaming and talking in theory about what we desire into making the daily decisions that shape the look and feel of the space felt like going from a friendly game of cards at home to a high stakes poker table in Vegas.  It's essentially the same thing, but wow -- does it ever ...

It’s so RAD! (pt. 2)

At the end of last week's blog post, we had dinner with friends and a lively conversation that shifted our focus in the search for the home of Nourish & Flourish from downtown Asheville to...  the River Arts District!  The very next day we drove down Clingman Avenue and up Depot Street with new eyes to the possibilities.  We were aware of new energy coming into this neighborhood since we met our realtor here three months ago when he showed us space in the new Glen Rock Depot project, aspiring to be one of ...

It’s so RAD!  (pt. 1)

I was about to start this post with the phrase, "When we first arrived in Asheville..."  Then I realized I have begun at least one other post with that phrase.  But isn't that the truth about getting to know a new area?  We arrive with all these ideas about how things are, and then we gradually become familiar in the way that only time spent sinking into a place can provide.  Looking back, it makes sense that it took so much time for us to find the space for Nourish & Flourish, but while it was unfolding, it seemed agonizingly ...

Our New Mascot

One of the first items on our “to do” list for Nourish & Flourish when we arrived in Asheville was to connect with a design firm that we could work with to develop the ‘look’ of our business.  We already had done extensive writing on our dream, giving as much to the details of the look and feel of our space as well as who we want to serve and to what capacity.  We met with several local groups that do some combination of design and/or websites.  One meeting in particular felt like a great match – our meeting with ...

Sugar Mountain Moments

When we first arrived in Asheville, we sublet a sweet, little house in West Asheville for a couple months.  We found the sublet through Craigs List, and it was really fun to find out that the couple who regularly live in the house happens to be friends with the one Asheville family with whom we have been friends prior to moving here.  We have come to recognize these seeming coincidences as winks from the Universe to let us know we are on our path, headed in the right direction, like blaze marks on a hiking trail.  In fact, ...