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Upcoming events being held at Ascent Acupuncture in Minneapolis. Please call 612.823.0368 to RSVP or check us out on Facebook. Search for our groups on Meetup.com too!

June Events

June 2017
Monday June 5th
Healing Needles
Knitting as Meditation, 7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday June 12th
Living Well Book Club

June’s Title: Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, 7-8:30pm, FREE

From Amazon.com:
#1 New York Times Best Seller

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.

https://www.amazon.com/Option-Adversity-Building-Resilience-Finding/dp/1524732680/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494357888&sr=8-1&keywords=option+b+sheryl+sandberg

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE.  Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, we invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN

Monday June 26th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN

July Events

July 2017
Monday July 3rd
Healing Needles

Knitting as Meditation, 7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday July 10th
Living Well Book Club

July’s Title: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron 7-8:30pm, FREE

From Amazon.com:

Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist’s Way. In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.

When someone retires, the newfound freedom can be quite exciting, but also daunting. The life that someone had has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. In this book, Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. She tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days—they nurtured their souls.

A twelve-week course aimed at defining—and creating—the life you want to have as you redefine—and re-create—yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life:
– Memoir writing offers an opportunity to reflect on—and honor—past experience. This book guides you through the daunting task of writing an entire memoir, breaking it down into manageable pieces.
– Morning Pages—private, stream-of-consciousness writing done daily—allow you to express wishes, fears, delights, resentments, and joys, which in turn, provide focus and clarity for the day at hand.
– Artist Dates encourage fun and spontaneity.
– Solo Walks quell anxiety and clear the mind.

This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires—and help you quickly find that it’s never too late to begin again.

https://www.amazon.com/Its-Never-Late-Begin-Again/dp/0399174214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494357628&sr=8-1&keywords=never+too+late+cameron

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE.  Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, we invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN
Monday July 24th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN

 

August Events

August 2017
Monday August 7th
Healing Needles

Knitting as Meditation, 7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday August 14th
Living Well Book Club

August’s Book – Invisible Acts of Power: Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life by Caroline Myss, 7-8:30pm, FREE
From Amazon.com:

For more than two decades, internationally renowned pioneer in energy medicine Caroline Myss has been studying how people use their personal power. Through her special brand of spiritual insight and intuition, her popular workshops, and her bestselling books, Myss has helped hundreds of thousands of people meet the lifelong challenge of managing their spiritual energy and improving their lives.

Now, in this inspiring new book, Myss expands her message about power in an entirely new spiritual direction. With characteristic originality, she explains how we become channels for divine grace and a conduit for miracles through kind, compassionate, generous actions, or, as she calls them, invisible acts of power. When we act compassionately, without a private agenda or expectation of credit or reward, God works invisibly, anonymously through us. And as we move from visible acts, such as giving a friend a helping hand, to invisible acts, such as prayer and healing, we undergo a profound journey of personal empowerment.

The myriad simple but profound ways that people connect to create small miracles, gain a greater sense of spirituality, and transform their own — and others’ — lives in an instant will inspire you to your own invisible acts of power…and attract them to you.

https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Acts-Power-Channeling-Everyday/dp/0743272129/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494356872&sr=8-1&keywords=invisible+acts+of+power

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE. Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, we invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN
Monday August 28th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN