2017 Gala Results

It has been our longtime goal to raise $100k at the gala, and this year we did it! Our final total raised was $100,537, with the “Fund the Mission” raising $24,000 of that total. Many thanks to our hardworking volunteers, board, and staff – and also to all of you- for making this happen. We consider this not just our success, but the community’s […]

Morning Rituals

We are honored to have Tanmeet Sethi, MD as our guest on our newsletter. Dr. Tanmeet Sethi is on the faculty of The Center for Mind Body Medicine, where I received my certification in mind body medicine. I have been inspired by many of the faculty @cmbm.org. I hope you enjoy her wisdom and insights […]

A Bump in the Road

In October, 2014, I was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening pancreatic tumor.  Like a grain of sand in the oyster, I believe the tumor grew out of my work experiences. The pancreas relates to the sweetness of life. During the last few years of my corporate career, the sweetness had all but disappeared. The Universe intervened, and […]

How They Found Their Hill

  We live in an area where there is a rich abundance of freshly grown food. When we met Shanon and Michael last year at the Auburn Farmers market, we were so inspired and excited by the work they do, that we wanted to share their story (and faces :-)) with you. They, like many […]

Time for Change

Earlier this year we held our annual overnight retreat. We were awed and touched by the heartfelt and moving sharing that came out of the Expressive Writing session. Below is a piece that one of the participants gave us permission to share with you all: Now is the time for change Accept change and be […]

A Simple QiGong Exercise

Qigong is the premier self help technique of Asian medicine. Here is a simple routine for maximizing Qi flow. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Do not lock your knees. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Imagine that you are a tree with roots going deep into the earth from which you draw […]

BigDOG Templates

We need your help spreading the word on Big Day of Giving! This day of fundraising is crucial to sustaining our programs. Please use this template (or some version of it, feel free to edit) to invite your friends and family to donate. And if you’re on Facebook, like and share our posts to help spread the word. […]

Letting Go

Letting go of the perfect image of what life should be. Letting go of everyone’s expectation of me. Letting go of what was and embrace the what is. Letting go of the perfection I expect myself in everything I do. Letting go is the hardest to learn, but it allowed me to find the “real” […]

CSA Box Scholarships

In an effort to support local farmers and promote healthier eating to all of our clients, in conjunction with our Farm to Fork Classes, Wellness Within is now offering monthly CSA box scholarships to clients in need. If you would like to be considered for one of the 4 CSA box scholarships offered each month, whether […]

Interview with Ed Goldman

Thank You to Ed Goldman from www.bizjournals.com for the following piece on Wellness Within: Spend just an hour with Patti Brown, the founder and executive director of Wellness Within Cancer Support Services, and you can see why most of the roughly 250 clients she works with from throughout the Sacramento region each month trust her […]