// G I V E • W E L L N E S S // Each trimester our Medical Advisory Board meets to discuss current grant applications. This month we are proud to announce that because of donors like YOU, we were able to award all applicants who applied this trimester with a grant! A total of 6 grant checks and Welcome Binders went out last week to some very deserving families We are grateful to you and to our doctors who help guide our steps. Interested in giving wellness to a child facing chronic illness? Donate today —-> link in bio. From L or R: Dr. Sara Jean Barrett, Dr. Bill Manahan, Kelly King (President), Allison Baker (Secretary).
This Saturday, join me for a fun closing reception of my art show of food illustrations at @wellnessmpls! From 5-7pm I’ll be leading a free art activity where we’ll draw food, you can snack on food too, look at art and chat with good humans. Everyone is welcome and kids are encouraged to come and make art with me!
Black currants are a sour, savory variety that is delicious cooked down with a splash of vinegar and some savory herbs (tarragon, oregano, thyme, etc.) to eat with meats. The dark skin of the berries are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins that can even help combat the carcinogens found on grilled meats! ⠀ ⠀ Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants that give foods a blue-black color. In addition to being found in black currants, anthocyanins are in black raspberries, blackberries, red cabbage, radishes, black plums and many more foods. ⠀ ⠀ Eating every color of the rainbow - including this dark hue - is an important feature of a preventative diet. Studies using black currant juice extracts have found anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immune-supporting benefits. There's evidence to suggest that eating anthocyanin-rich foods can help combat inflammatory-driven cancers like stomach and liver cancers. ⠀ ⠀ #plantmagic#foodismedicine#5aday#prevention#eatyourmedicine#growfood#homegrown#mpls @fruit_and_grain @umsfpreserves @fruit.farmer.mdf
This is Bryn, the newest member of our team. Bryn just finished training and today is her official first day! 👏🏼🎉 Bryn is also founder of @oxheartgallery, a lady who rocks blue mascara and all round fab addition to our crew. Welcome, Bryn! We’re so lucky to have you representing us at the front desk. #teamwellness
I did NOT meal plan this week, which means we’re doing a fair bit of foraging and making do. Some weeks are like that - and that’s just fine - but meal plans sure do make things easier. I’m teaching my meal planning workshop Monday at @wellnessmpls and presenting some revised materials. Participants will take home templates they can use and formulas they can follow to create delicious and nutritious menus. There are only a couple seats left so act quickly! Follow the link in my bio to register. #mealplan#healthclass#wellnessmpls#kingfieldwellness#foodienutritionist https://www.wellnessminneapolis.com/workshopsprograms.html
Playing with chalk isn't just for kids anymore! Loved this mental break created by @cementalbreak . It inspires people to engage in movement and use their creative brains to make a thoughtful chalk creation. You start with an open circle and let it bloom. When your art is finished, you take a mindful moment and stand inside your circle to reflect. I love practical mindfulness exercises!
I’m excited to have some of my food illustrations up at @wellnessmpls through August! They are having an open house tomorrow from 1-4pm which I would be at but I will be working at my shop. I’m proud to have my work on their walls because they offer such incredible services to the community and I’m lucky to know (and have photographed) the amazing humans who run it and work there. This is the first time I have had a show of this work so it feels like the perfect place to share it. If you are in the Twin Cities and don’t know about them, I highly recommend checking them out to be part of your health and wellness team. I do have my food prints now available through my website if you aren’t local but something strikes your fancy for your kitchen or dining room. You can see them all on my website which has a link in my profile (www.emmafreemandesigns.com). ❤️
Getting ready for the @wellnessmpls open house this weekend! Come make some CeMental Breaks with me in the Kingfield neighborhood while learning more about holistic health care and hanging out with @lazerbeak - I’ll have plenty of chalk to share! Sunday, June 2, 1-4pm at Wellness Minneapolis (4450 Nicollet Ave)
Thanks for the shout out @mspmag we are really excited for this partnership and our upcoming Open House on June 2nd from 1-4pm!🤸♀️ #kingfield#wellness#holistichealthcare http://mspmag.com/health-and-fitness/lazerbeak-partners-with-wellness-minneapolis/