Staying Connected with The Marsh Community
We are committed to supporting your health and wellbeing. Please find a variety of online classes and other resources to help you stay well and connected through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big Know: Beyond Normal Podcast
In addition to our own online offerings, we invite you to watch this podcast series featuring experts well known to us, many having been recent speakers at The Marsh. Beyond Normal is a free podcast series where leading experts in physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing extend empathy and guidance as we all pursue a better normal during and after coronavirus. We all want to get back to normal. But for many of us, normal wasn’t working in the first place. Normal made too many of us sick, tired and held us back from living better in so many ways. In this podcast, we’re asking a different question: How do we get beyond normal to a better state of wellbeing for now and later?
Complimentary Online Classes:
Chungliang Al Huang Speaks on Tao Philosophy
A dear friend of Ruth Stricker and frequent visitor and speaker at The Marsh, Chungliang Al Huang speaks about using the Tao philosophy of TaiJi and YinYang to embrace opposites and make a whole picture/life, and leads the audience through a number of TaiJi movements that incorporate key concepts and all parts of our lives. Master Huang paints five key Chinese characters and discusses the role of each in the dance of opposites.View TEDx Talk
Mindfulness for Embracing the New Normal
If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that we can never know what will happen next. Whether it’s a global pandemic, the death of a loved one, or a medical illness, life can shift unexpectedly, leaving us to adjust to the new normal.
In life, it isn’t what happens to us but how we react to it. Through mindfulness, you can adjust your way of thinking so that you more easily embrace changes in life or, at the very least, reduce the stress associated with them. Here’s what you should know about how mindfulness can help you…
Nutrition for Immunity
Nutrition should always be a priority to everyone day in and day out, but I don’t believe there has ever been a time as important as right now. Food is what gives us the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep our immune system strong and be able to fight off viruses. Click below to read the full article…
Making a Walk More MeaningfulDuring this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, keeping up with our daily exercise is extremely important. As the weather gets warmer a great way to do this is to get outside for walks. But how can we make our walks, more than just walks? Click below to for some helpful tips…
Shapes of The Marsh... Reflecting the Shapes of Our Lives
With strength from the marsh,
Light and warmth from the sun…
Body,mind and soul in triangles form
A circle bringing us together as one.
We invite you to view this video with a poem by Ruth Stricker of The Marsh.