There are really no words that are adequate enough to describe my gratitude for being here at Wind River this week. Thank you for your generosity, insights, laughs and love!!! There was enough solitary time mixed in with wonderful together time. A perfect blend!
- Wind River Alum 2022
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Get Your Rear in Gear! Seriously
This is an AMAZING time to focus on your health AND your love for your family. Best way to do that you ask??? No, it's not eat more pumpkin pie (although that is a favorite), it is to make sure you are up to date on your COLONOSCOPY (45 or old - that's YOU).
Wind River is so thankful to share that we are again a 2023 recipient of a grant to support colon survivors from the Colon Cancer Coalition, and the GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR Charlotte race. We use funds to support survivors and their families with wellness support, respites at Wind River, healthy eating coaching with Cheryl, meet-ups with the Charlotte Young Colon Survivor Group, and much more.
Of course we welcome EVERYONE to also come out and join our merry team. This year the run/walk in Charlotte will by on Saturday March 25, 2023. Team Captain Cheryl Lecroy has just created our team --- JOIN US! Wind River Team Registration.
Honey Ginger Carrots
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
serves 6 (small side dish)
High in Vitamin D
Fat: 5.8% (3.7% saturated)
Cholesterol: 15mg (5%)
Vit. D 4 mcg (20%)
Did we get your attention with this picture?! Look closely!!! hahahaha
Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-free!)
These Sweet Potato Brownies are ultra-rich and fudgy, and don't taste like a "healthy" brownie at all! I love how easy they are to prepare, and how you can't tell there's a sneaky veggie inside.
PREP TIME15 minutes
COOK TIME35 minutes
TOTAL TIME50 minutes
AUTHOR Megan Gilmore
Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
Sweet Potato Brownie Nutrition (per square): Calories: 132, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g
Reprinted from The Dude Diet by Serena Wolf
Cauliflower florets cooked in chicken broth and then pureed until smooth make a healthier and delicious alternative to butter and cream loaded mashed potatoes.
Course Side Dish
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 33 kcal
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 33 Calories / Fat 2g / Saturated Fat 1g / Cholesterol 6mg / Sodium 526mg / Potassium 94mg / Carbohydrates 1g / Sugar 1g / Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Seeking Holiday Angels - YOU!
One of our very favorite offerings of the year! It seems that with each day that goes by, there is someone else that comes across our path who will benefit from a dose of Wind River magic. Sign up to BE a holiday Angel to help a survivor, caregiver or healthcare worker with some holiday hope and cheer.
WIND RIVER WELL-BEING CORNER
This winter we will spotlight different tips to support your well-being. This month we are delighted to bring you some ideas from our trauma specialist Becca Odom!
If you want to calm your nervous system, you can try stimulating your vagus nerve. Nourishing our vagus nerve can help us manage stress more efficiently. Some great ways to do this are highlighted in the picture to the left. Or try this short video for fun!
Vagus Nerve Massage Video
For more videos for building resilience and healing, go to Becca Odom's Wellness Youtube channel where she's shares simple tips to help you: Becca Odom Wellness YouTube Channel
This year we want to more formally allow our Wind River friends (that's YOU) to recommend the name of someone you believe would benefit from a dose of holiday cheer from one of our Wind River Angels!
If you have a friend, loved one, or special caregiver/healthcare worker in the cancer community who could benefit from a Wind River Angel, we will match them up to receive a sweet something this holiday!
YES! I wish to RECOMMEND someone to receive some Wind River holiday cheer!