The Gratitude Zone

GratitudeThanks so much for everyone who is part of the Thrive community.  I’m so grateful that I get to answer my calling to help you get back to being your best you, naturally.  So you can get out there and do your thing.  Because that is what makes Sonoma County so special—all of the individuals doing their thing in their unique way. And I get to learn and laugh with you along the way.

A year ago our community came together to support each other and all the people that came from far and wide to help us during the fires.  The first responders nick-named it the “10 pound fire” because they gained 10 pounds from all the food and care they received.  I remember so many people telling me how grateful they were to be part of such a nurturing community.

The primal nature of human beings to support, nurture and love the people around us shines through during a disaster that doesn’t leave us time or energy to do anything other than act from our true nature.  When I had this insight at a new level last October, I made 2 promises:

  • I promised to not let myself or those around me forget about the love and gratitude for our community.
  • I promised to keep teaching people how to return to their true nature of resiliency and wellbeing.

I know sometimes I get shy about sharing my gratitude with strangers and people I don’t know so well, but I’ve been letting loose in that area lately and it’s been really rewarding and I feel more like myself.  So I invite you to join me in this spirit experiment:


Spirit ExperimentOver the next 2 weeks take some time each day to support, nurture, and love your community.  It can be as simple as sending an appreciative text to a loved one.  Taking an extra moment to say a heartfelt thanks to the grocery store checker.  Spending a few minutes of quiet time sending love out to the community at large.  Or as elaborate sending a thank you card.  Taking someone out to a meal.  Lending a hand to a project in need.  However you want to say thanks for being you to the people in your community.

Most people know the saying “what goes around comes around’ so it makes sense that with just a few moments of gratitude each day you can help raise the spirit of our community.  But it’s even better than that.  I’ll let you in on a secret, gratitude comes from your innate nature of love and understanding.  By making the conscious choice to spend a bit of time each day with some grateful thinking, the more you’ll be aligned with your true nature.  From this alignment comes easy access to peace of mind, clarity, and aliveness. Just a few moments of gratitude each day will raise your spirit too!

Try it out and let me know how the experiment goes.


Upcoming EventsCome join us at one of the upcoming state of mind workshops in October.  It’s the best way I know how to help you effortlessly connect with your innate gratitude, love, and resiliency so you can bring more of your unique gifts to the world.  Because with a deeper understanding of how thinking, moods, and behavior work, it becomes easier to listen to your wisdom and reconnect with your true nature of wellbeing.

Resiliency 101, The Art and Science of Thriving
Oct 16 from 6-7 PM
or 
Oct 23 from 9:30-10:30 AM

Pick a date and click the link above to get more information and save your seat now.  If those dates don’t work for you, click this link to see the schedule for the rest of 2018.  Or drop us an email or a phone call and we’ll register you.

I believe in the power of this understanding so much that the first class is free for patients.  And you can bring a friend for free, because learning blossoms among friends.


Acupuncture for Stress Reduction and PTSDAs we were coming up on the 1 year anniversary of the fires, patients were telling me that they were struggling with grief, sadness, PTSD, and frustration related to the memory of the fires and managing rebuilding and recovering.  Acupuncture is amazing at resetting the nervous system, supporting the healthy expression of emotions, and helping all the associated side effects.  Come on in and we’ll help you hit the reset button.

If you are a current patient and have been affected by the fires financially, your next treatment is complimentary.  Just let us know when you book your appointment that you would like to take advantage of the Free Firestorm Survivor Special.

If you have friends that you know would benefit from our service, we are still offering our Free Mini Stress Reduction Acupuncture treatments for referrals from our patients.  Just have them give us a call and tell us that you sent them to book the Free Stress Reduction Acupuncture Treatment.


Busy ScheduleThe end of year is always especially busy here at Thrive.  The holidays are coming, cold and flu season is coming, and people want to use up their insurance benefits.  If self care is rising to the top of your priority list, hop online to book an appointment now.

Existing patients can book online here Make sure you get a pop up window after you hit the “Submit Appointment Request” button and then follow the instructions in the confirmation emails.  If you don’t get a pop up window, it means some info is missing or incorrect.  The most common mistake people make is using a different email than we have on file.

You can access our online booking anytime by clicking anywhere on our website that says “make an appointment” or “book now” and follow the breadcrumbs to “Existing Patients” and “Book Online”.  Existing patients are always welcome to call or email us if you prefer to schedule that way or you’re not finding anything that works for you online.  

New patients need to call or email us to set up their first appointment because there is just too much information we need to share with them.


So grateful for all the learning and laughter I get to share with you!
Christina Ness, LAc

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