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” […]

WholeHearted Living – Dive in!

We just concluded our yearly retreat at Wellness Within. Located just outside the Tahoe National Forest at 3500 feet, Harmony Lodge was a cozy place indeed as the rain poured down outside. Our focus was self compassion; we spent the afternoon trading stories, thoughts and memories as participants created papier-mâché “bowls of compassion.” Tears and […]

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 […]

Farm to Fork Demo Classes

I am really excited to work with the Wellness Within staff to bring you fresh food and the recipes, skills and info to go with it! It’s a challenge for almost everyone to get enough super-fresh vegetables and fruit in their diet, to find easy yet amazing recipes, and to find the time to make […]

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 […]

Tuscan Bean and Greens Soup

From the Kitchen of Kerin Gould and Produce with a Purpose: Ingredients Olive oil 4-10 cloves garlic (it’s up to you and the people around you) 1/2 medium onion 1 tbsp each basil and oregano (optional) a pinch of ground red pepper salt and pepper to taste 1 1⁄4 cup of white cannellini beans or […]

Interview on KVIE

Cancer survivor, Kristen Cruz and Executive Director of Wellness Within, Patti Brown were interviewed by Studio Sacramento on KVIE Public Television, and aired on Jan 27, 2017. We are/were grateful for the opportunity to share more information about our Center!    

Movement as Medicine

“…expressive movement nurtures our bodies, fosters intuitive thinking and enlivens our spirit. It is the optimal prescription for health and well-being.” – Bella Dreizler For anyone who has spent an inordinate amount of time trapped in a bed or chair by an illness, you may remember that feeling of using your muscles again, that feeling […]

The Presence of Absence

For many folks, December means peppermint treats, Christmas carols, lights, presents, family and fun. For me this is all still true, but in December I also spend a lot of time thinking about my Dad. I think about the years growing up when he would videotape us opening our presents and ask us what we […]

Cultivating Authenticity

If you haven’t had a chance to take a class with our new Art Therapy instructor, Hannah Hunter, nows your chance! Starting in January 2017, we will be offering Art Therapy Workshops once a month. The theme for this coming year’s classes is Whole Hearted Living, as was inspired by author Brene Brown’s 10 guideposts […]