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 […]

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Wellness Within Gala: Autumn Masquerade October 8 / Rocklin Event Center This 21 and up fund-raiser for Wellness Within’s cancer support services was emceed by News10 Anchor Cristina Mendonsa and included live music and dancing with Harley White Jr. and the Moonlighters, food from area restaurants, wine, beer and auctions (live and silent). For photos […]

Amongst the Trees

As a child growing up, some of my best adventures were experienced in the woods behind my house. Climbing trees in an effort to make it up high enough to catch a glimpse of the back of my house was the ultimate goal.  Once perched securely up in the crook of a tree I would […]

Kristen’s Testimonial

If you were to ask me what the best day of my life was, the answer would be easy. There are two: December 18, 2009 and February 4, 2012. These were the days that my children were born. I think that most parents would answer this question the same way. However, if years from now […]

An Exploration of Wholeness

“Without feeling, there is no chance of wholeness, and wholeness remains our best chance to survive the pain of breaking.” Mark Nepo I was at a yoga class recently where the teacher read us this quotation. It dropped like fresh rainfall into my heart and suddenly I understood how profound it is to open to […]

Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First

If you are on an airplane in an emergency situation, you may not save yourself or help anyone else if you don’t put your own oxygen mask on first. And the flight attendants remind us of this on every flight. But are we really listening? Do we know we have to take care of ourselves […]

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 & […]

Lessons from the Garden

When Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. […]

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