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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 […]

Voice Stretching

“I couldn’t have heard what I thought I heard, could I? Words curled up on my tongue, paralyzed. I just stood there, locked up, unable to respond. I walked away flustered, replaying what had just occurred over and over again.” Fairly often I hear narratives similar to the one above from friends and from clients […]

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 […]

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!    

Gala Tickets & Auction Item Samples

  French Dinner for 8 Estimated Value: $1,000 French Dinner for 8 in your home cooked by Chef Troi.   Business Video Estimated Value: $15,000 Boyte Creative will film on location for one day, edit and produce a brand video for your business. (Clients include Callaway, HGTV, US Olympic Committee, Honda, MLB…) http://boytecreative.com/ Amethyst & […]

Care for the Caregivers

Thank you to Jenny Marais –  a local Nurse Navigator – for allowing us to republish a portion of chapter 17 from her book, Navigating Your Cancer Journey:   You’re a caregiver if you do anything for a person with cancer that helps them during their treatment… Being a caregiver is one of the hardest […]

iThrive Program

We have some exciting news to share from Five to Thrive creators, Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella. Five to Thrive is launching a web-based interactive, personalized wellness plan specifically for cancer survivors. This online plan will match diet, exercise, and other lifestyle strategies to each user’s diagnosis and health goals. Five to Thrive needs […]

Experimenting with Meditation Techniques

“Meditation is a technique for bringing us into the present moment and the experience of living in that moment, free from anxiety about the past or apprehension about the future.” -James S. Gordon, MD Meditation is my sanity, my secret sauce for staying grounded in this fast paced and demanding life…and for remembering me amidst […]

Healing Cycles

A familiar cycle has appeared in my life since cancer: weeks come where life is exciting, body feels energetic and the future looks so sweet. I’m so happy in these times and can see all the gifts that cancer has brought to my life; new outlook on life, new friends and a deep respect for […]