Gratitude Meditation to Calm Anxiety

Looking for a simple way to de-stress? Come sit with us!

This month our focus is gratitude. I guide you through about 45 minutes of breathwork and mindfulness. No meditation experience needed.

  • What: Gratitude meditation
  • When: Saturday November 14th at 11 am
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home, on Zoom
  • Why: Reduce stress, calm your anxiety, and improve sleep
  • Who: You! (please invite your friends)
  • How: Go to Zoom and type my phone number as the meeting ID: 5037054762

See you Saturday!

Anne

Fluid Face Masks Now Available!

The latest in Fluid fashion has arrived! Thanks to our resident seamstress Alice (she’s the one who makes all my crazy leggings). Thick, double sided material, with an adjustable strap on each side. Two sizes, small and large, and a variety of blues and greens to choose from.

Please call or email to arrange delivery or shipping. (503) 705-4762 Anne@FluidPortland.com

The November Five Exercises

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s dead bug) you could do every day.

  • Dead Bug
  • Thoracic Rotation
  • Leg Pull
  • Half Roll Back with Twist
  • Band Rows

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Dead Bug

Thoracic Rotation

Leg Pull

Half Rollback with a Twist

Band Row

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

If you’d like more detailed information on these exercises, click one of the links below:

Join Fluid’s Fit Club!

Join a class

Schedule a 1:1 with Anne

Tom Kha Gai: Spicy Chicken, Coconut Milk, Ginger, Cilantro, and Lime Soup

Tom Kha Gai is one of my favorite soups. Spicy, savory and rich with coconut milk this winter soup will warm your bones.

Cooking for vegetarians? Sub veggie stock for the chicken stock and add veggies (celery, carrots, potatoes…) instead of chicken. This recipe is pretty forgiving so feel free to experiment.

Tom Kha soup
spicy, creamy, chicken soup with lime

  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • One 15 oz. can of coconut milk
  • 1-2 whole dried Thai chilies diced, or a pinch of dried chili flakes
  • 1-2 inches of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 sticks of lemongrass
  • 2 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • Juice from one lime
  • One small bunch of chopped green onions
  • One handful of cilantro
  • One thinly sliced red bell pepper

1. Bring chicken broth, coconut milk, dried chilies, ginger, lemongrass (and any additional veggies) to a boil. Simmer for ten minutes.

2. Add sliced chicken breast and cook for two minutes.

3. Add mushrooms, fish sauce, brown sugar and lime juice, and stir to combine.

4.  Ladle soup into bowls. Add green onions, cilantro and red peppers (this recipe should make four large servings).

5. Enjoy!

Blues musician Lisa Mann

*LIVE* Interview With Blues Bassist Lisa Mann

We took a little break for September, but our live interviews are back baby!

I’m super excited to chat with musician Lisa Mann. I first saw her perform live at the Waterfront Blues Festival. She knocked my socks off and I’ve been following her ever since. She has a new album out (click here to pick yours up today – you can choose an actual CD, streaming or downloadable audio file).

Watch the recording of our interview to learn how she got her start, the story behind the “monkey” song on her new album, and what she’s been up to during the pandemic.

Are you subscribed to my you tube channel? Hit that subscribe button and you will be notified when I post a new video!

As always, you are welcome to tune in with your video and audio on or off (if you wish to remain incognito).

Who should we talk to next? Call me with your interview suggestions (503) 705-4762.

~Anne