Health and fitness

Benefit for ALS in Menlo Park raises $1 million

In 2014, Menlo Park resident Nancy Sallaberry was playing tennis almost daily, as you might expect from someone whose teams at both Ladera Oaks and Sharon Heights had advanced to the USTA Nationals. Then, Nancy realized something was a bit off. She felt clumsy on the court. Doctors initially suspected she might have a pinched […]

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Teen mental health is the topic of community event in Menlo Park on April 22

“Unmasking Teen Mental Health” is the topic of a community event on April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. “About a year ago, I received an email from a fellow youth minister who was forwarding an email from a school that concerned the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which […]

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New free workshops on teen meditation and mindfulness begin April 19

SafeSpace is please to announce free Teen Meditation and Mindfulness classes taught by Julie Brody starting this Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave.in Menlo Park. These weekly workshops run through May 24. Please register through Eventbrite.

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15th Annual Circle of Support Luncheon featuring Dr. Tina Payne Bryson set for April 27

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, a leading voice in the world of psychotherapy and brain-based learning, will be the featured speaker at the 15th Annual Circle of Support Luncheon in Menlo Park on April 27. Dr. Bryson will address this year’s theme “Today’s Youth and Their Mental Wellness,” with remarks drawn from her practice and research […]

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Yuhui Chen brings her passion for fitness to Menlo Park

If anyone can inspire a person to get fit, it’s Yuhui Chen, owner of SBM Fitness in Menlo Park. She now lives and breathes the steps and tools needed to achieve fitness, but that wasn’t always the case. A native of Taiwan, she came to the U.S. via Tokyo in 2008, having moved 19 times […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offered on Feb. 24

SafeSpace is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid class designed to teach parents, family members, and youth how to help a young person (aged 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This one-day, eight-hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action […]

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Changemakers: Dr. Marion Nestle and her favorite arugula salad (part 1)

Editor’s note: Former chef and now Menlo Park stay-at-home mom, Andrea Potischman, is launching a new series on her blog Simmer and Sauce called Changemakers. We feature part one today, which has been edited for length, and will follow up with the recipe in part two. The post can be viewed in its entirety here. A […]

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SafeSpace offering mental health classes for teens & adults

SafeSpace is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid classes open to the community on Saturday January 20 from 9:00-5:00 pm or Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:00-5:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave. Menlo Park. These classes are open to teens and adults. Register through Eventbrite; the cost is $20. This […]

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Michelle DeWolf’s aim is to get people to stick to their healthy New Year’s resolutions

For Menlo Park resident Michelle DeWolf, what started as a volunteer project teaching cooking classes at Oak Knoll School  morphed first into cooking classes and party planning for kids and parents, and, more recently, health and wellness coaching. And it’s all under the umbrella of The Festive Table. “This is what I was born to […]

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“Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers” is topic of MPCSD Parent Education talk on Nov. 8

Jacob Towery, MD, has observed an increase in depression and anxiety his own practice. Screen time, for example, has been negatively affecting teens’ sleep and attention. He offers parents concrete advice around modeling behavior and managing screen time. He is Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, and author of The Anti-Depressant Book: A […]

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Newest tool in Sheri Sobrato Brisson’s Digging Deep Project is mobile game, Shadow’s Edge

We first interviewed Atherton resident Sheri Sobrato Brisson when she had just published her journaling book for ill children, Digging Deep, now out of print after 35,000 copies were distributed. We returned to talk to her about the just released, free mobile game, Shadow’s Edge, the latest Digging Deep Project tool.  “I was really forced […]

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