Wild About Mushrooms

The more you learn about mushrooms the more you realize they are the strangest items to grace our dinner plates. Fungi are neither plants nor animals, but their own kingdom. A honey fungus in the Blue mountains of Oregon is the world’s largest living organism, 2000 years old, and measuring 2.4 miles across. Mushrooms are actually the […]

Michael Pollan: Mushrooms are Mysterious

MUSHROOMS ARE MYSTERIOUS   I put that knowledge to good use the following week, when I returned to the oak tree near my house and found beneath it a gold rush of chanterelles. I hadn’t thought to bring a bag, and there were more chanterelles than I could carry, so I made a carrier of […]

What’s Next? Moving Forward After A Scary Diagnosis

By Terri Wolf, RN, MS “What happens to a dream deferred?” -Langston Hughes For years I had dreamed and plotted on how I could change careers from my job in marketing and public relations to nursing. I finally made the transition to nursing school but a busy family life and my fears about performance had […]

A Caring Touch

  My name is Jannifer York, I’m the owner and aesthetician of Caring Touch Aesthetics in downtown Roseville. I became a licensed aesthetician in 2013 after working for the same corporation for 19 years.  I wanted a career which allows me to give back and make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Helping […]

A Holding Space

A cacophony of sounds erupted as I entered the store. My attention turned to one sound in particular, a screaming child pleading with his mother to hold him. “Mommy p l e a s e pick me up, hold me mommy…… please hold me.” I was struck by the intensity of this toddler’s imploring. Tears […]

Wellness Within Video

Please take a moment to view our 2017 video.

Deeper Listening

Has anyone ever responded to you in this way… “What? Oh sorry, I was reading a text, I heard you, I just missed the last part of what you were saying.” Perhaps you were in a situation where you noticed a blank stare or a judging face from the person you were talking with… or […]

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 […]