Take Root Therapy September Newsletter

If you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone. Why are we so rest deprived? And what could happen if we honor our need for rest…

Hi all,

September is here, but it’s still as hot as ever in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week it was Election Day and I was worried I wouldn’t make it in time as I dropped off my ballot at 7:40pm. I was cutting it close because I had been so busy getting our new office ready. Sadly, this isn’t unusual for me… I have mastered the art of being busy for years now, but I’ve just recently begun to challenge myself to consider the art of rest too.

With all that’s going on in our world and in our personal lives, it can be difficult to make time to rest or to even remember that rest is an option. And for many of us, rest can seem frivolous or like a luxury we haven’t earned. Without rest, however, we wouldn’t have the capacity to keep moving forward; to care for ourselves and those around us. Rest is an act of strength, an act of resilience, an act of resistance.

Our blog article this month makes a case for rest. If you’re like me and you’re just learning to listen to your body’s cues but find that you need help deciphering them, please reach out. We would be glad to help. You can email us at info@takeroottherapy.com or call/text us at (323) 388-5578.

Saba Harouni Lurie

On The Blog

Why Am I So Tired?: A Case for Rest

When I ask the people in my life how they’re feeling, one of the most common responses I receive is, “Tired.” And I can’t tell you how often I will set my sights on having an early night, only to find myself sitting in front of my laptop and television (simultaneously) way past my bedtime…

Community Events

Museum Day!

Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket… for free. The 2021 lineup for L.A. County museums includes the GRAMMY Museum, International Printing Museum and the Flight Path Museum & Learning Center, plus LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and the California African American Museum.
Saturday, September 18th, all day at participating museums


Self Care: Yoga September 2021

Move through a 60-minute yoga flow with yoga and meditation teacher Constance Hartwell. No previous experience necessary. Class takes place outdoors. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.
Sunday, Sept. 19th, @11:30 AM
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Featured Publications

Love Beyond Gender: What is Pansexuality?

featuring Saba Harouni Lurie