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    Spotlight: Patty Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

    23 Sep, 2022


    There are times when dealing with cancer - or any of life’s myriad challenges - can feel overwhelming. Emotions run high, and energy low. Situations seem hopeless.


    It is during such moments that a growing number of Dana-Farber patients, caregivers, and staff turn to lessons and techniques learned from Patricia Martin Arcari, PhD, RN. As program manager for Meditation and Mindfulness at the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Health...
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    Listen to our Monthly Podcast! Eating With Cancer

    24 Aug, 2022
    Eating With Cancer is Dana-Farber's nutrition podcast that explores how food and eating are impacted by cancer. Here, we sit down to candid conversations and seek integrative approaches to finding joy with food during cancer diagnosis and treatment. 
    It's Not the Same -- click here for the transcript!Being Kind to Yourself with Food -- click here for the transcript!Is it Okay to Eat This? -- click here for the transcript!
  • Eating With Cancer: Is it Okay to Eat This? Transcript

    29 Jul, 2022
    Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN, is joined by Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW, clinical social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Laurie, a patient, to talk about how a cancer diagnosis can sometimes make people feel afraid to eat certain foods.

    [THEME MUSIC]

    STEPHANIE MEYERS: Hi and welcome to Eating With Cancer, a podcast about how food and eating experiences are impacted by cancer. Where we sit down to candid conversations and explore integrative approaches to finding...
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    New "Core Strength" Class Starts August 3rd!

    27 Jul, 2022
    Beginning next week, we'll start offering a new virtual Core Strength class every Wednesday from 12 – 12:30 p.m. ET taught by Juliana Berfield PhD, E-RYT 500, CPT. 




    In this class, you’ll incorporate core strength and stretch movements to improve your core stability and body wellness. Sessions involve a mix of yoga, barre, Pilates, and muscle conditioning with controlled breathing and alignment that builds strength and endurance. All levels welcome. Modifi...
  • Eating With Cancer: Being Kind to Yourself with Food Transcript

    30 Jun, 2022
    What is self-compassion as an eater and how can it support people experiencing cancer? Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN is joined by Ellen, a patient, and Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, program manager for meditation programs at the Zakim Center at Dana-Farber.




    [THEME MUSIC]

    STEPHANIE MEYERS: Hi and welcome to Eating with Cancer, a podcast about how food and eating experiences are impacted by cancer. Where we sit down to candid conversations and explore int...
  • Eating With Cancer: It's Not the Same Transcript

    30 Jun, 2022
    Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN, is joined by Dan Gorman, FNP-C, MSN, Director of the Adult Palliative Care Clinic at Dana-Farber, and Jessica, a patient, to talk about how cancer and cancer treatment impact appetite, and interest in/pleasure from food.


    [THEME MUSIC]

    STEPHANIE MEYERS: Hi and welcome to Eating with Cancer, a podcast about how food and eating are impacted by cancer. Where we sit down to candid conversations and seek integrative approaches to finding jo...
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    Please take our survey!

    6 Jun, 2022
    We'd love to get your feedback on the Zakim Center's online programs. Our anonymous survey should only take you about 5 minutes. Even if you haven't attended any of our programs, we still want to hear from you. Your feedback is important to us!


    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63KSXL2
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    ANNOUNCEMENT: Revised Class Schedule

    2 Jun, 2022
    Beginning next week, we’ll offer Beginners Aerobics/Cardio Workout every Tuesday from 12 – 12:30 p.m. ET, in addition to Thursday’s class. This virtual class will be held webinar-style and open to the public.


    Yogalates will also replace Gentle Yoga Flow on Thursdays from 5 – 5:45 p.m. ET. This virtual class will be held meeting-style and only open to Dana-Farber patients, caregivers, and staff with a MyZakim account. Remember to sign up if you don’t already have an accoun...
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    Click to learn more about the Sleep and Relaxation Toolkit!

    31 May, 2022
    Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? The Zakim Center has you covered with our Sleep and Relaxation Toolkit. This toolkit features self-guided videos developed by our expert staff, all under twenty minutes long.
    Insomnia is very common in cancer patients and survivors, but it can have serious medical effects on your health if not treated. It is important to speak with your oncology team if you are experiencing sleep problems.
    More Dana-Farber ResourcesVideo: Improving Your ...
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    Spotlight: Stephanie Meyers, MS, RDN

    25 Apr, 2022
    As a child growing up in North Dakota where her family owned a farm, Dana-Farber nutrition manager Stephanie Meyers MS, RDN, grew accustomed to her grandmother cooking everything from scratch.


    “She would send me to the garden with a laundry basket and tell me what to pick,” says Meyers. “Being so up close and personal with food—how wonderful and nourishing it could be—imprinted on me deeply.”

    Despite her background, Meyers thought that she might get into journalism...
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    Spotlight: Ramel Rones, Tai Chi Master and Mind/Body Instructor

    29 Mar, 2022
    Veteran Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Provides Complementary Care at Zakim Center
    Qigong, meditation, and Tai Chi instructor Ramel Rones’ main goal for his courses at the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living is to empower patients and their families. “Through Qigong, I give patients the tools to deal with their symptoms,” he says.

    He has been teaching these practices at Dana-Farber for almost two decades, offering courses to patien...
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    New Virtual Drop-In Classes on the Class Schedule!

    1 Mar, 2022
    Check the Class Schedule tab for full class descriptions and access!
    Beginners Aerobics/Cardio Workout, with Juliana Berfield, PhD, E-RYT 500, CPT

    Every Thursday from 12 - 12:30 p.m., starting March 3rd 

    This 30-minute aerobic cardio workout class will help get your heart rate up and pumping in a fun way! Aerobic cardio exercise promotes cardiovascular endurance and helps improve cognitive skills, posture, balance, overall mental health and mood. Suited for ...
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