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Upcoming events being held at Ascent Wellness Clinic in Minneapolis.

Monday, May 18th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

Life with Diabetes Support Group: Moved for May only (Memorial Day) to the THIRD Monday, May 18th at 7pm. This is a VIRTUAL/ZOOM meeting. Please RSVP at SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or at Meetup.com for login/access details. 

Learn more about future meetings by emailing us at SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN

June Events

June 2020
Monday, June 8th
Living Well Book Club


Please join us on Monday, June 8th
, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This will now be a VIRTUAL ZOOM Meetup. RSVP at SuperStrongChick@gmail.com for login information or visit us on Meetup.com. 

June’s Book: Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Movement-exercise-happiness-connection/dp/0525534105/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=joy+of+movement&qid=1579717834&sr=8-1

The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn’t tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it’s a chore. But, as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn’t have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy.

Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, as well as memoirs, ethnographies, and philosophers. She shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression, social connection, and mastery–and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

McGonigal tells the stories of people who have found fulfillment and belonging through running, walking, dancing, swimming, weightlifting, and more, with examples that span the globe, from Tanzania, where one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet live, to a dance class at Juilliard for people with Parkinson’s disease, to the streets of London, where volunteers combine fitness and community service, to races in the remote wilderness, where athletes push the limits of what a human can endure. Along the way, McGonigal paints a portrait of human nature that highlights our capacity for hope, cooperation, and self-transcendence.

The result is a revolutionary narrative that goes beyond familiar arguments in favor of exercise, to illustrate why movement is integral to both our happiness and our humanity. Readers will learn what they can do in their own lives and communities to harness the power of movement to create happiness, meaning, and connection.

From Amazon: 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! 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 22nd
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, Monday, June 22nd, 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 (holidays excluded) 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 Wellness Clinic in south Minneapolis.

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

Minn., MN

July Events

July 2020
Monday, July 13th
Living Well Book Club


Please join us on Monday, July 13th
, 7-8:30pm, FREE

July’s Book: Shrill by Lindy West

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Shrill-Lindy-West/dp/0316348465/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=shrill&qid=1579718266&sr=8-2

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:
NPR, ESQUIRE, The LA Times, and NEWSWEEK

WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD

Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can’t be funny.

Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.

From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.

With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss, and walk away laughing. Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps.

From Amazon: 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! 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 27th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, Monday, , 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 (holidays excluded) 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 Wellness Clinic in south Minneapolis.

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

Minn., MN

August Events

August 2020
Monday, August 10th
Living Well Book Club


Please join us on Monday, August 10th
, 7-8:30pm, FREE

August’s Book: Insulin Express by Oren Liebermann

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Insulin-Express-Continents-Diagnosis-Everything/dp/1510718486/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1579717300&sr=8-3

A travel memoir through thirty countries, a thousand insulin injections, and one man’s journey from despair to confidence. With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association.

In the middle of a yearlong backpacking trip around the world with his wife, Oren Liebermann is teaching English to young Buddhist monks in Pokhara, Nepal, when his body begins to fail him. He is constantly thirsty and exhausted, and by the time he steps on a scale, he has lost forty-five pounds. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: “I’m sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic.”

Devastated, Liebermann is trapped in a freezing hospital room, trying to recover enough to fly home. His friends and family urge him to call off the rest of his trip. He had quit his job as a TV news reporter for this dream-come-true journey, but the nightmare diagnosis has thrown his world into disarray. However, Liebermann and his wife, Cassie, make a decision. They have an adventure to finish, and he has the rest of his life to live.

Bold, raw, and poignantly candid, The Insulin Express tells the story of what happens when the best-made travel plans are subject to the ever-present chaos of life, and how a major setback can turn into the opportunity of a lifetime. Despite struggling with a chronic disease that almost kills him in the Himalayas, Liebermann hikes along the Great Wall of China, conquers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and sips cobra whiskey in Laos. What begins as a travel chronicle across thirty countries transforms into a single journey of resilience and self-discovery—going from hopelessly lost and then wonderfully found.

From Amazon: 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! 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 24th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, Monday, August 27th, 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 (holidays excluded) 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 Wellness Clinic in south Minneapolis.

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

Minn., MN