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Getting Your Groove Back: Sex, Stress, Body Image Issues and Cancer

Join us for the "Getting Your Groove Back: Sex, Stress, Body Image Issues, and Cancer" mind-body medicine series at the Absenger Cancer Education Foundation that starts on Saturday, February 21, 2015 (3-5pm). Click here to download the full workshop flyer. "Getting Your Groove Back: Sex, Stress, Body Image Issues, and Cancer" Background “Getting Your Groove Back” is an 8-Week Sexual Wellness Enhancement & Enrichment … Click to continue...

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Loving and Living with Prostate Cancer Workshop

Join us for the Loving and Living with Prostate Cancer relationship and intimacy series at the Absenger Cancer Education Foundation that starts on Thursday, February 19, 2015 (6-8pm). Click here to download the full workshop flyer. Loving and Living with Prostate Cancer Background Survivors of prostate cancer often struggle to regain their former quality of life. Intimacy and sexual connection with a partner can be a … Click to continue...

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Healing the Healers: A Mind-Body Medicine Workshop for Health Professionals

Join us for Healing the Healers, an all day mind-body medicine workshop just for nurses. Click here to download the workshop flyer in full color. Healing the Healers Workshop Background Nurses work with those who are traumatized. Nurses often experience stress from the emotional wear and tear of their caregiver role in health care environments. This kind of stress can lead to professional burnout, chronic illness, … Click to continue...

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A Brief Mindful Eating Exercise Demonstrated by Valerie Lego and Werner on WZZM 13

On January 15, 2015, Werner talked about ACEF's Mindful Eating Program with Valerie Lego from WZZM 13. Valerie was kind enough to briefly volunteer in a mindful eating exercise. This short presentation showed that mindful eating can allow you to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available for food choice and preparation. In the mindful eating exercise, Valerie demonstrated that eating … Click to continue...

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A Mindful Eating Program: Answer to Obesity and Cancer?

If you are not familiar with mindful eating, maybe it is time to familiarize yourself with this construct. In this article, I am going to explain what mindful eating is. I am also going to introduce our six-week mindful eating program. You also learn about the relationship between obesity and cancer. The goal here is to give you enough information so you can make an educated decision if our mindful eating program is … Click to continue...

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ACEF’s Self-Management Programs: How Much is Membership and Classes?

The Big Picture By becoming a member of the Absenger Cancer Education Foundation, you are not just a member of the center, you are a part of the cause. Together we share a commitment to improving the quality of life of West Michigan’s citizens. Your membership will not just bring about a meaningful change in you, but in our community too. Whether you are a cancer survivor, loved one, caregiver or interested in improving … Click to continue...

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Dave Jaconette and I Talk About Meditation, Mindfulness and the Journey that Brought Me Here on WJRW 1340 AM

Sound Off! West Michigan with Dave Jaconette on WJRW News Talk 1340 AM Dave and I had a great conversation about meditation, mindfulness and the journey that brought me here on WJRW News Talk 1340 AM the other day. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and I think you might find it interesting as well. Provided (thank you Dave) are two audio files for you to listen to at your leisure. The conversation touched on … Click to continue...

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What Is Meditation Anyway and Why Should You Care?

Meditation is a mind-body medicine practice that has been used throughout history to increase calmness and physical relaxation. It is important to know that mind-body medicine modalities focus on the interaction between your brain, mind, body, and behavior. Thus, meditation can help you manage stress, improve psychological balance, help you cope with illness, and help you enhance your overall health and well-being. I … Click to continue...