“It was like a release for me,” she said recently. “That’s when I realized it was real. It’s not just made up.
She eventually made a presentation at a local hospital during her clinical studies on the power of Reiki. She said, “Since then it has become a way of life for me.”
Smith has since partnered with Jessica Xavier, who studied psychology and then trained in neurolinguistic programming, to launch the Thrive Tribe Collaborative at East Providence, which is an energy healing center where women are on a mission to serve. catalysts for wellness through holistic practices. Both are now Reiki masters, educating others on the technique.
To expand the collaboration, the duo teamed up with Andres Hincapie, who has a culinary background, to open the Thrive Tribe Cafe in Barrington. Their inauguration will take place on December 4.
They worked to blend ancient knowledge with modern practices to help locals heal by measuring their aura, practicing Reiki, and using light, voltage, frequencies and harmonics, as well as pulsed electromagnetic fields at the Collaborative .
At the cafe, they said they were looking to create another form of healing center while serving vegetarian and vegan pancakes and toast with gluten-free options, plant-based and locally sourced baked goods and specialty teas. They plan to brew both Sumatra Mandheling, a fair trade Colombian and organic coffee bean, grown on the slopes of Mount Leuser in Indonesia. The area where beans grow is considered to be one of the richest ecosystems in biological matter.
Their beans will come from Downeast Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket.
Inside their light blue painted boutique on Maple Avenue, the main staple should be the Green Dragon ($ 10), which is Texas toast topped with mashed avocados, vegan mozzarella, tomato, microgreens and a “Farmesean”.
The “hOMie” pancake ($ 9) will be covered with a hazelnut spread, sliced bananas, strawberries, coconut shavings and drizzled with a chocolate sauce while the Boss pancake ($ 9) is Draped with blueberries and granola, spread with cinnamon almond butter, and top with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
For something salty, the Chief Pancake ($ 9) acts like a caprese with non-dairy mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic frosting.
Customers can also purchase from a selection of crystals, such as pink or clear quartz, and smear tools like white sage and palo santo sticks to clean their home.
“We want people to come in and feel right at home, in their own space,” Hincapie said.
And to give back, Smith said they are committed to leaving as low a carbon footprint as possible. They have partnered with Bootstrap Compost for all their food waste, but also for their biodegradable cups, utensils and plates.
“We are grateful to this land for welcoming us. We want to give back and help preserve what we have, ”she said.
Although it has been difficult to open a new business amid the pandemic, Smith said people are more inclined to turn to crystals, smear tools and other forms of holistic practices for themselves. combine with their traditional solutions.
“There is such an expansion of consciousness right now. Now so many people are trying new perspectives. People can go to their physiotherapy and a psychologist, and then they can come to us as well, ”Smith said. “People want to treat their mind, body and spirit all in one. They know they can come to us for this energy.
“We integrate Reiki and healing into everything we do,” Xavier said. “We want people to come here and feel nurtured and uplifted. “
The Thrive Tribe Cafe is open Thursday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cafe is located at 60 Maple Ave. in Barrington, Rhode Island. prospérertribecafe.com