News Briefs for March 2020
Holistic Counseling Practice Opening in Austin
A new holistic counseling practice, Arrive Counseling, officially opens its doors at 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, on March 1. Claire Palmer, MA, LPC uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in conjunction with other holistic modalities such as yoga breath and posture practices, ecotherapy techniques and creative expression to help people change the way they relate to their difficult emotions and unworkable thoughts.
Most people were never taught how to hold discomfort in their bodies. Consequently, they develop favorite strategies to try and control the way they feel—such as distraction with screens, opting out of plans and turning to substances to numb the pain. Some of these strategies come with significant costs. A new holistic counseling practice, Arrive Counseling, officially opens its doors at 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, on March 1. Claire Palmer, MA, LPC uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in conjunction with other holistic modalities such as yoga breath and posture practices, ecotherapy techniques and creative expression to help people change the way they relate to their difficult emotions and unworkable thoughts.
Palmer helps clients address anxiety, overwhelm, depression, burnout or stress by helping to give them a fresh perspective on how to handle these experiences in a more workable way—in a way that allows them to show up fully to whatever life throws at them and still remain connected to their hearts’ deepest values.
Monthly Crystal Classes Offered by Local Expert
Adrienne Goff, Crystal Energy Expert, presents The Crystal Enrichment Series, an experiential gathering on a different crystal topic happening monthly. The first class, Maximize Your Manifestation Power with Crystals, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 26 at Nature’s Treasures.
This class is all about manifesting with crystals. Participants will learn how to program a crystal to manifest a wish and take the crystal home with them. A guided meditation will follow around a powerful crystal grid to speed up the process.
Each event will be on a unique subject and will include teaching about the stones and a crystal activity, such as a crystal grid meditation or a crystal healing activity. These events are perfect for lightworkers, seasoned crystal enthusiasts or the crystal curious who are just starting out.
Goff is a celebrated intuitive, healer, author and workshop provider with over 15 years of experience as a crystal energy expert. You can find her informative crystal articles on major metaphysical websites such as In5D.com, LoveHasWon.org, and CrystalWind.ca.
Cost: $33 early bird discount (if paid nine days before the event). If paid after the early bird deadline, $40. Location: Nature’s Treasures Studio, 4103 N. Interstate Hwy. 35, Austin. For more information, call Adrienne Goff at 979-541-7537, email [email protected] or visit AdrienneGoff.com.
CANCELLED - Spring Holistic and Metaphysical Life Expo at Norris Center
Spiritual Life Productions presents the two-day Austin Holistic and Metaphysical Life Expo from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 28, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 29, at the Norris Center, in Austin. The Expo occurs four times per year and has been a local metaphysical community tradition for more than 40 years.
Attendees of the expo will find a combination of Eastern and Western practitioners and products: from energy workers and reiki practitioners, CBD products and essential oils, to astrologers, numerologists, psychics, mediums, jewelry and crystals. There is truly something for everyone at Spiritual Life Productions’ quarterly expo.
With paid admission, attendees can also participate in free lectures and can win hourly door prizes.
Cost: $8. Location: 2525 West Anderson Lane, Suite 365, Austin. For more information, visit SpiritualLifeProductions.org.
POSTPONED - Texas VegFest Adds Market Day for Weekend of Events
Texas Veg Foundation and Texas VegFest will present Texas VegFest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 4 at Fiesta Gardens, in Austin.
The ninth annual festival offers educational lectures, cooking demos, vendors, live music, youth activities, samples, nonprofits, sponsors, interactive areas and more. The event also provides educational information on the environmental impact and inhumane animal conditions of mass animal production and agriculture. The foundation aims to share resources and information for free, year-round, so that the public can make informed decisions. Texas Veg Foundation and Texas VegFest will present Texas VegFest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 4 at Fiesta Gardens, in Austin.
New this year, the organizations have reserved an additional space at Distribution Hall on April 5 as a backup space in case of inclement weather. If no alternative weather day is necessary, VegFest will host its first annual Market Day in that space from noon to 6 p.m. Since inclement weather is rare, organizers are hoping both events will happen that weekend.
There is still time to participate at this year’s events as a vendor or volunteer.
Cost: VegFest, free. Market Day, $5 entry. Locations: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, Distribution Hall, 1500 East 4th Street. For more information, visit TexasVegFest.com.
Benefit Event to Help Female Asylum Seekers
Peace for All, a benefit for women fleeing from sex trafficking to Greece as refugees, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on March 13, at The High Road, in Austin.
The benefit will consist of a few short films about female asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are often victims of violence, exploitation and human trafficking. Following the films will be a live jazz fusion ecstatic dance.
The event is organized by Kirsten Carter, director of One People for Peace and Austin Body Choir. One People for Peace is a nonprofit whose mission is to raise public awareness of worldly events and inspire public involvement in the effort to create peace in our world.
Cost: $10-$20 suggested donation, everyone is welcome. Location: 700 Dawson Road, Austin. For more information, email [email protected] or visit VenusTheRose.com.
Find Your Treasure at the Nature's Treasures Annual Spring Trunk Show
Nature’s Treasures of Texas will present the 14th Annual Spring Trunk Show from March 14 through March 22 at Nature’s Treasures, in Austin.
This special event features treasures from around the world. Many of these items have never been viewed by the general public, so attendees will get first picks of new jewelry, collector’s items, gift ideas, and unique home and garden décor. There truly will be something for everyone at this annual show.
After a major gem show last month, the rock and crystal store utilized two 18-wheelers, a rental truck, and a van to bring these products back to Austin.
In addition to getting first picks, this is also the only time many of the new finds will be available. Certain mineral oddities and one-of-a-kind pieces will only ever be seen once and the jewelry vendors change their styles regularly, so these treasures may not be available in the future. Prices range from $0.50 to over $6,000. This showcase will be perfect for any age group, practitioner, or collector level.
Nature’s Treasures of Texas has been in business bringing crystals, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, décor, and rough materials to the Austin public since 2000. They work closely with their vendors and have developed strong relationships that oftentimes helps to bring these products to the public at lower price-points and with greater confidence in authenticity.
Location: 4103 N. Interstate Hwy. 35. Hours: Sun-Thurs, 10a-7p and Fri/Sat, 10a-8p. For more information, call 512-472-5015 or e-mail [email protected]. Or, visit NTRocks.com and click on upcoming events.
CapMetro Unveils Two New Electric Buses
In January, Capital Metro celebrated the unveiling of its first two electric buses. The buses feature artwork by students at AISD’s Lewis Campbell Elementary Media and Performing Arts Institute (Campbell Elementary).
Capital Metro partnered with Creative Action to manage an artwork contest with students, grades 2-5, at Campbell Elementary. Each grade level received assignments prompting them to create art about what a healthier planet means to them. A panel of judges from arts-based organizations in the community judged the finished artwork and chose 23 student winners.
The artwork and electric buses were unveiled at a ceremony at Campbell Elementary. The buses went into regular service in late January.
Capital Metro is dedicated to a sustainable future by having an all-electric fleet, which is an important part of the Project Connect transit vision.
For more information, visit CapMetro.org.