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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 […]

Gone Rogue

Recently, a friend asked if I ever went rogue from all the tools I teach about pausing, breathing and mindfulness practice during a difficult time in my life. She continued to probe further….. “And during this time were you cognizant as to whether or not you were experiencing greater distress and suffered as a result […]

#BigDog2015

  The Big Day of Giving is just around the corner! Thank you so much to all of you who are planning to give to Wellness Within on May 5th. Click here to donate now! From midnight to midnight, we are joining with 500 other nonprofits to raise funds for our organizations and support the […]

Talking to Your Kids

Parents frequently ask us, “how do I/we talk to my/our children about my cancer diagnosis?” We found in our archives a blog post from a few years ago about one woman’s strategy and thought it might be helpful to republish her story: “Honey, Mommy has,…”  No, too abrubpt. “You know how I keep having to […]

Essential Oils for Wellness

In addition to a mindfulness practice, eating well, and exercising, essential oils can be a great resource for wellness and serenity. This month we are honored to have a guest speaker come and share her knowledge of these powerful oils and how they can help transform you wellness regime. What are essential oils? Simply put, […]

2014 Year in Review

Did you know that in the past year we doubled in the number of people we serve?! And we definitely could not have done that without your help. In addition we expanded our Healing Movement Program and Outreach Program, plus brought in 3 amazing guest speakers covering topics related to health and wellness. And we […]

Humble Holiday

Short days, cold wet weather, lots to do and heaps of added responsibilities … as if there wasn’t enough on your plate already! December and the run up to the holidays is crazy time, let’s face it. All the more important to keep your calm, find your breath, and laugh at the world going nuts […]

Join the Post-It Project

Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way in their life…and almost everyone has touched a post-it note at some point (if not everyday) in their life. We are creating a wall of art from around the world — made by you!! — as a memorial, testimony, and of hopes and courage to all […]