In order to bring our DBSA-GC community closer during the COVID-19 pandemic we will be circulating a weekly e-mail to share relevant topics to help us get through this time. If you would like to submit an article or newsworthy item, please contact margaux@dbsa-gc.org. Thank you for tuning in this week!

 

YOGA WITH ANNA CASTLE FROM YOGA CASTLE

MONDAYS at 7PM CST VIA ZOOM!

DBSA-GC is now offering weekly yoga classes through Anna Castle at Yoga Castle in Frankfurt, IL. This is an online live yoga class for beginners, focusing on introductory alignment of basic yoga poses, introductory breath work and meditation, promoting well-being and vitality of body, mind, and spirit, based on Ayurvedic principles, sister science to yoga and holistic way of living. No experience required.

 

Anna holds certificates in CSR, RPR, CYT, RYT 200, Ayurvedic Coach, Reiki Master.  Anna Castle is owner and founder of Yoga Castle, LLC, established in Manhattan, Illinois in May of 2017.  She built the business with passion and perseverance while working full-time as a court reporter and raising two daughters and just a year later opened a second location, Yoga Castle of Frankfort.  Anna is currently completing an additional 300 hours of certified yoga instruction at Mount Madonna Institute in California and runs and operates the Frankfort location, captions for the hearing-impaired community, and has a passion for helping others live a happy, healthy, and vibrant life through the practice of yoga and Ayurveda, a holistic healthy way of living. 

 

Take some time for self care this week and heal your mind, body and spirit with yoga!  Join the Zoom yoga class at 7pm, May 25, 2020

MUSIC & WELLNESS WITH MELISSA SOMMERS, MM, BC-MT

TUESDAYS at 12PM CST VIA ZOOM! - CANCELLED FOR 5/26

This is a very overwhelming and scary time for all of us and the way this is impacting us is unpredicted. Many people are looking for ways to relax and decompress during this unprecedented time. Through a secure HIPAA platform, the entire team of board-certified music therapists at Meli Music have moved to telehealth to continue supporting our communities. Sessions can focus on a range of needs, whether it be through music listening, creative writing, guided imagery, meditation, etc. Meli Music wants to support you by providing a space for you and your loved ones to develop coping skills and techniques through music. Additionally, they have moved their music lessons online as well. Learning a new skill or hobby is a great way to add a little structure in your day to day. 

 

Melissa Sommers became a board-certified music therapist in 2006. She received her bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and her master's degree in Music, with a focus in Neurologic Music Therapy, from Colorado State University. Melissa is the CEO and owner of Meli Music, a music therapy company that provides music services to all ages and abilities. Services are offered across the country via telehealth options and in-person sessions in the greater Los Angeles and Chicago areas. Join us for Music & Wellness on Tuesday at 12pm via Zoom!

DBSA-GC VIRTUAL PEER SUPPORT GROUP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th at 7PM CST VIA ZOOM!

DBSA-GC is happy to invite participants to a virtual support group meeting this Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 CST. To connect with the group you can join by registering below. Once you are registered for the meeting, you will be sent the link to join the meeting. *Please do not register unless you are absolutely certain you will be attending the meeting, as have limited space available*

 

Register in advance for this meeting: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

Please limit your check in to just a couple minutes so that everyone has time to talk and we can get to topics.

 

There are other DBSA National peer groups, check them out and availability here: DBSA National peer support groups

 

If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact Margie by email at marjorie@dbsa-gc.org or telephone at (773) 497-6053.

 

COOKING WITH Q: COOK DINNER WITH A TRAINED CHEF!

THURSDAY, MAY 28th at 6PM CST VIA ZOOM

SUMMER CORN RISOTTO

Chef Quinton Smith is back this week for another cooking class! You all did a great job with cooking BBQ bacon Juicy Lucy burgers last week, so we're taking on SUMMER CORN RISOTTO Thursday night!

Quinton Smith is a research & development chef at CSSI Marketing & Culinary. He has several years of experience in the restaurant industry, and can cook you juuuuust about anything you want.  On the menu this week is a VERY SIMPLE but delicious dinner recipe - Summer Corn Risotto! All the ingredients you need are in the picture above! Have your ingredients laid out and be ready to cook before joining! Click here to join Quinton at 6pm on Thursday to make Summer Corn Risotto!

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