Lara Foster

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The Active Recovery Series: Part I

By Lara Foster Optimized Rest and Recovery is a term I first came across taking the Flow Fundamentals course from the Flow Genome Project with Jamie Wheal and crew. In order to recover deeply, we need to understand the difference between Active Recovery and Passive Recovery. “Passive Recovery is literally what most of us do, …

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“No Effort” November

Hey Friends! Just wrapping up a “NO EFFORT” November stack over here.  Started with a 36 hour bone broth fast (prompted with some FGP friends who took on 4-5 day water fasts) then rolled into a Whole30. Basically 30 days of meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds… No sugar, toxic oils, grains, etc. I try to …

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Quarter III 2019: September Re – Treat’s & New Creative Directions

Growing. Healing. Revolving. Believing.Flow Cycle – Struggle. Release. Flow. Recover.Being in Flow starts with, yep, Struggle.Perhaps experienced as grief, sadness, disconnection, a loss of story/identity/dreams…Ever been in this boat?Check out Dr. RBF’s post on ‘The Struggle is Real’And you know what? The trepidation of struggle can still be frightening. Fall is coming and so is winter. …

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Quarter III 2019: August ~ Re – U – nion’s Times Two

Having all of my college Pi Beta Phi Sorority pledge sisters in Cannon Beach, OR from Utah and around the world to celebrate our 20th Reunion of pledging together in August of 1999 was life affirming.  There’s just something about a dream coming to reality that you never knew you really had and watching it …

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Quarter III 2019: August ~ Campouts & Connecture

We BLOSSOMED together, because Dreams shared are:What connects us. Deeper. Through nature. Nurturing one another. This year’s deep dive came through on a two week in the woods self made camping retreat. Unplugging the phone (there’s no service), email, internet portals, social media, external obligations, all gone.Closing up shop to… feel into the depths of ourselves …

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Quarter III 2019: July ~ Sharing Dreams & Unfolding Gems

“There’s treasure down there!” the little boy at Indian Beach parking lot yelled at us.“We’re on our way to find it!” I yelled back matching his tone. The little boys Dad laughed behind him. Gretchen was laughing behind me.I wonder what would happen if someone went through this rock?July fifth twenty nineteen. Seven a.m. We …

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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Fourth of July in the Pacific Northwest. A small coastal home town …

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Quarter Two 2019: Enveloping Love, Surprises & New Directions!

April started with the sweetest Surprise from family friends The Seljestad’s. Travelling on Spring Break through Washington I got a call early on Tuesday (which I missed due to digital detox) and a voicemail from Dave that said, “We’re driving through the Gorge and headed your way! Hope you’re home!”     From the Wasatch …

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