From the moment we are born, we are seekers. But our culture encourages an increasingly desperate kind of seeking, a frantic striving for success, achievement, consumption – even relentless self-improvement. At the end of our task-filled days, we are captured by what we have left undone, ignoring anything kind, good or beautiful we offered the world that day. We live in perpetual, weary despair, afraid that what we have done – indeed, who we are – will never be enough.
He offers clear permission to escape this desperate busyness in A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough. With compassion and mercy for ourselves, we see clearly and accurately who we are, and what will best serve our life and work. Simple practices gently uncover our fundamental sufficiency, where we are already whole, perfectly enough.
*Sessions for family caregivers and people living with metastatic cancer will look at issues related specifically to those experiences with cancer.
CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3 (CPS-3)CAND
Wednesday, April 24, 1:30-5:00pm Click here for more information.
The Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CP-3) is helping to create a world with less cancer...and more birthdays. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where local communities from across the country can support cancer research not just through fundraising efforts, but also by participating actively in this historic research study.
The American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never personally been diagnosed with cancer to join this historic study. Participation is easy and enrollment is available in your local community. Your initial enrollment requires two steps. For more information on how you can participate click here.
Exercise for Getting and Staying Well - DuPage Medical Group
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Gentle instructor-led exercises for people experiencing physical difficulties due to cancer treatment and/or post treatment survivors interested in regaining fitness and improving activities of daily living. Each class will focus on muscular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. A PHYSICIAN'S MEDICAL RELEASE AND HEALTH HISTORY IS REQUIRED. For more information contact Tracy Lester at 630-654-5193.
Healing Practice for Stress Relief - Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Reiki is a simple, personal healing practice that can offer relaxation and inner peace on a daily basis. More people are learning this self-treatment technique that has many benefits including stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain, and improved sleep. Jane Van De Velde, DNP, RN, Reiki Master Teacher
Inspiration through Art
Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:00AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
In this session, participants will be led by art therapist, Angela Potaczek to create an artistically designed and framed quote that inspires and encourages them. Bring a favorite quote or saying. Materials will be provided and the pieces will be framed. No art experience necessary.
Time to Thrive: Moving Forward After Cancer (6 week series)
Tuesdays, April 9-May 14, 6:00-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Both educational and experiential, this six week series is for cancer survivors who have comleted treatment and whose focus is on making positive lifestyle changes. Weekly classes will include nutrition, exercise, group support, and discussion that focuses on the emotional and physical changes you may be experiencing post treatment. A light dinner will be provided at each session and participants are given pedometers to track activity. Attendance each week is encouraged for the full benefit of the program.
Living Downstream in the Community, Workshop 2: Finding Your Place in the Movement
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
If you joined us for the movie screening of Living Downstream in February, you will want to continue the conversation with this workshop. This workshop will engage participants who are asking what they can do by providing tools and next steps to find your role in the environmental human rights movement that Sandra Steingraber describes.
Family Yoga Fun
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-7:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Practicing yoga with your family is a playful way to connect and deepen your bond. Our family class incorporates breathing, simple postures, dancing, partner poses and relaxation. Join us and discover a new fun and healthy way to spend quality time as a family. SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT.
Constructing an Undefeated Mind
Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Our ability to control what happens to us in life may be limited, but we have the ability to establish a life-state to surmount the suffering life brings us. Alex Lickerman, MD, author of the Undefeated Mind will discuss some key principles that audience members should be able to apply to their lives immediately in a practical way that will increase their resilience.
ning Side Effects
Wednesday, April 17 5:30-6:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Wednesday, May 15 5:30-6:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Wednesday, June 19 5:30-6:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment, this class will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize and prevent side effects.
petite or Excessive Wight Loss
Taste Changes or Lack of Taste
Nausea & Vomiting
Diarrhea & Constipation
Dry/Sore Mouth or Throat and Thick Saliva
Chemical Free Cleaning in a Toxic World: Workshop for Chemical Free Cleaning Solutions
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00-8:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
In this workshop, Laurie Williams will discuss the benefits and options for chemical free living. Each participant will be part of this hands on workshop, learning how to make their own safe cleaning products. Laurie is an expert in eliminating toxins from everyday products, and is an outspoken advocate of safety in product labeling laws. She focuses on the impact of these toxins as they relate to cancer, special needs, and pain and allergies.