Make Your Own Turmeric Milk

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate turmeric into my diet, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Our bodies are burdened with so many inflammatory foods and situations, that everytime I consume turmeric, I think of it as a self-loving practice. “Here’s some soothing herbs for you sweet body. I love you. Thank you for all […]

Deepening Our Spiritual Connections

The Sacred Let me begin by saying that I define spirituality as the process of creating relationship with what we hold to be sacred. By ‘sacred’ I do not mean something set apart but something inclusive of and interactive with the everyday; something held dear; something to be respected, revered, treasured and protected. In this […]

Meet our Newest Yoga Instructor

We are so excited to have Adrian Carrera officially join our yoga team here at Wellness Within! We are sure you will enjoy his kind and warm presence too. Adrian found yoga on a whim thanks to a Friend’s gift of a free month of yoga.   He went and was immediately hooked.  One of […]

A Deliberate Gift

First I dropped my keys… then a water canteen… and finally a bag of mandarins slipped from my arms while transitioning from my car to the back door of the Center. Watching my recent farmer’s market produce roll under my car, I paused. A deep sigh proceeded as I detected a pattern as of late. […]

Open Hearts

Having an open and loving heart does not mean having to ignore or compromise your boundaries, nor disregard your intuition. Being open-hearted does not mean you have to spend time with people or situations that annoy you or compromise your safety.  You are not a doormat. You are not even a dish towel.  You are […]

A Roaring Gala Thank You!

Our 5th annual Gala raised over $70,000! Seeing many of our guest dressed up in the roaring twenties theme was a spectacular sight to see. Laughter was in abundance with Jack Gallagher. We danced.  We feasted on delicious foods from twelve different restaurants. We enjoyed  spirits from our friends at Casque wines, Pete’s Brewhouse and […]

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 […]

Feel Good Cake

We had a lot of fun sharing our center and 5 year birthday celebration with everyone last Thursday. The Sacramento Chamber came out for a ribbon cutting, we gave away discounted Gala tickets, a giveaway basket with goodies from Bywater Hollow Lavendar Farm and Rebecca Katz‘s Cancer Fighting Kitchen book, and eat a delicious chocolate […]

A Birthday Celebration

The year was 2010. Apple introduced us to the iPad; Bode Miller raced with reckless abandon at the Vancouver Winter Olympics; the Healthcare Reform Bill and Affordable Care Act passed in Congress… and on September 13th Wellness Within held its first class to support cancer patients and their families. Five years ago I said YES! […]

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 […]