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Sierra Agape Center announces inspirational event for new year

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comBorn in Europe, Susie Alexander is a talented mural artist whose portfolio is divided into categories; Landscapes, Vineyards, Animals, Trompe de Loeil, Furniture, Children's Bedrooms; the serendipitous More! and the Paintings section. She will join Sierra Agape for hands-on art Jan. 25.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sierra Agape Center, a donation-based nonprofit organization that offers low and no-cost counseling and well-being services to the Tahoe-Truckee community, is pleased to invite individuals and families with teenage youth to a special New Year event Wednesday, Jan. 25, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.

and#8220;Nourish your mind, body and spirit with a comforting meditation, gain insights on being the healthiest you in 2012 and join us for wholesome, warm food and a good time,and#8221; said Kimball C. Pier, a licensed marriage and family therapist who founded Sierra Agape Center in May 2010. She adds, and#8220;Sierra Agape Center was conceived out of a passion to offer people a place to feel welcome and cared for when problems feel overwhelming. We serve all who seek someone to listen to them, and we offer a safe place to talk through the problems of life regardless of income.and#8221;

Sierra Agape Centerand#8217;s free event is designed to connect with others and learn more about Sierra Agapeand#8217;s services while having a satisfying night out in Truckee. Artist Susie Alexander will facilitate a hands-on art activity that celebrates your unique qualities (materials are provided). Jon L. Weedn brings more than 10 years of meditation training experience to the event. In addition to guiding a meditation that calms the mind and body, Jon L. will present tips for a more meaningful 2012.

and#8220;Meditation is an effective practice for decreasing anxiety by working with the breath and learning to transmute negative energy to positive, loving energy by changing negative mind-states,and#8221; said Weedn. and#8220;Join us and find peace after a busy day. Let go of self imposed pressures around New Yearand#8217;s resolutions and cultivate compassion and love for yourself and others.and#8221;

The event also includes fulfilling soup, bread and cookies prepared by Kailiand#8217;s Creative Kitchen. To RSVP for the Jan. 25 event at For Goodness Sake, email kcpier@sierraagape.org or call 530-414-1885.

Sierra Agape Center offers a variety of counseling and well-being services to the Tahoe-Truckee community. and#8220;Agapeand#8221; is rooted in ancient Greece and refers to an all-encompassing love of community and family.

Services include teen yoga, massage, wellness counseling, therapy and a free Peer Counseling Program with walk in hours, noon to 4 p.m. every Monday and noon-3 p.m. Thursdays at 10111 E St. in Truckee (Project MANA office). Generous donations from Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Truckee Rotary, Placer County and community members support Sierra Agapeand#8217;s programs. For more information, visit http://www.sierraagape.org.