Health and fitness

You may have heard that resilience is about “bouncing back” after an experience of failure or adversity, but did you know that you can “bounce” forward?  In a talk titled “Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience,” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, you will learn:

-Definitions of resilience
-Ways to respond resiliently to life’s challenges
-What it means to cultivate the resources that are the foundation for resilience.
-The importance of having a growth mindset and opportunity mindset when facing stress
-How to build failure tolerance

The speaker is Donnovan Somera Yisrael, MA,  the Senior Health Educator, Mental Health and Well-Being for Well-Being at Stanford. Register online.

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Registration is open for Menlo Park outdoor and virtual classes

Menlo Park offers a wide range of outdoor and virtual classes at reasonable rates. Classes now open for registration include: Melody’s Online Music Classes. Young children (ages 4-7) are introduced to the world of music through singing, ear-training, keyboard playing, rhythm ensemble and reading music. Older children (ages 6-13) build a strong musical foundation for […]

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Banyan Tree Women’s Collective launches with free series of wellness workshops

Melissa Fabreo-Montelongo co-founded the non-profit Banyan Tree Women’s Collective with one thing top of mind – to give access to wellness/fitness choices to a wide and diverse group of people. “Living here in Menlo Park, access is really reserved for certain groups, those who can afford to pay,” she says. “But I don’t want anyone […]

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Seeing Through Stigma: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health Issues is topic on September 8

September is Suicide Prevention Month, which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). Suicide Prevention Month aims to empower everyone in the community to prevent suicide. On September 8. from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, panelists from Heart & Soul’s Seeing Through Stigma campaign, share stories of their own […]

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Menlo Pilates & More is closing

Fran Philips emailed us that she is closing Menlo Pilates & More. “Gyms and fFitness centers cannot open to indoor activities,” she wrote. “You can however do sessions outside, however my building does not have facilities to do this. So with a heavy heart I wanted to let you know the news.” When the shelter-in-place order […]

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Try laughter yoga on August 20

Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation on Thursday, August 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Register online. No special clothing, shoes or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that […]

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Cancer Society names Senator Jerry Hill State Legislator of the Year

Senator Jerry Hill has been named State Legislator of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his work championing legislation to protect California kids and communities of color from addiction to tobacco. Senate Bill 793, authored by Sen. Hill, would end the sale of flavored tobacco products […]

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Try laughter yoga on July 9

Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation on Thursday, July 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Register online. No special clothing, shoes or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that […]

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Spotted: Shadowy figure on Big Dish path the morning it re-opened

The parking spots along Stanford Avenue were almost all full when we arrived this morning around 6:30. It was fun to see some familiar faces, mostly walking solo as group gatherings are not allowed under the new rules. There is one counter clockwise direction, what we call “the hard way,” so that’s good. Snapped the […]

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Get ready for the new rules when Big Dish re-opens for walking and jogging on July 6

Stanford is reopening the Big Dish walking and jogging paths on Monday, July 6, with regular summer hours from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm. This welcome news comes many weeks after other local open spaces like MidPeninsula Regional and city and county parks re-opened to visitors. We got an advanced look at both the new […]

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Dr. Jo English: Serving local residents’ chiropractic needs since 1983

While not a native to the Bay Area, chiropractor Dr. Jo English has deep roots in Menlo Park.  “I am probably one of the longest owner-operated Menlo Park businesses, opening here in 1983 and in my current location since 1985,” she says. “My office has an interesting history, built by Dr. Foley in 1950 as […]

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