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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

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Cooking with Health Educators: Portable Meals- Everything Goes in a Jar


with Andrea Fletcher, MS and Jean Gould, BS

Calendar May 21, 2018 at 6 pm

Good things come in small packages, right? Learn how to make tasty, portable meals in a cinch. A healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner can be fast and simple. Create perfectly portion-sized meals for on the go!

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Eat Like Your Life Depends On It: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention


with Karen D. Schilling MS, RD, CSO

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5 pm

There is a lot of buzz around nutrition and cancer prevention. Join us in sifting through the evidence to help you make changes that can last a lifetime. Learn more about the small dietary changes you can make that can reduce your cancer risk.

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Learn to Love Meatless Mondays


with Janell Lewis, MS, CHES and Amy Harris, MS, RN, CNM

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Go beyond beans and tofu to explore flavorful, easy and filling recipes. Trying to eat more healthfully? Struggling to find vegetarian recipes your family will like? Want to help the Earth? Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic disease and help reduce your carbon footprint. In this class, we will cook three meatless recipes: one family-friendly recipe, one vegan recipe and one quick and easy recipe with less than 5 ingredients.

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Mamas on the Trail


with Amy Harris, MS, RN, CNM

Calendar May 20, 2018 at 10 am

Walking in pregnancy can boost your strength, fitness and help improve your mood. Get outside in nature, meet other pregnant moms, and discover some of Falmouth’s beautiful Land Trust properties. Led by a certified nurse midwife and a Falmouth Land Trust guide, we will help keep you on track for a fun and safe outdoor adventure. Walking poles for extra stability and arm strengthening are available. Jogging strollers and siblings are welcome. We will be walking a 1.8 mile loop over moderate terrain. For the safety of participants and your pets, please leave all dogs at home.

Mindful Walking in Nature


with Mary Bitterauf, BS, CHES, CHWC, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher

Calendar May 6, 2018 at 10 am

Learn how to take a meditative walk in nature with mindfulness experts from MaineHealth’s Learning Resource Center. Explore the Blackstrap Hill Preserve’s trails while taking time to become more aware of your own body’s sensations and experiences in nature. Being mindful in nature allows us to reconnect to the present moment and can be the perfect antidote for all of life’s daily stressors.

We will be walking a 1.8 mile loop over moderate terrain. For the safety of participants and your pets, please leave all dogs at home.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Booster Class
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Booster Class


with Mary Louise Gould, M. Ed.

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is designed to provide ongoing support for anyone who has participated in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program or practiced Mindfulness in other ways but wants to learn more or refresh their practice. Using Tara Brach’s book, “True Refuge”, each of the 5 weeks will provide discussion, tools and opportunities for deepening your meditation practice and reducing stress.

Please note: Participants are responsible for providing their own copy of the book.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session


with Tim Blair

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 9 weeks

The 9-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance pain management and reduce pain levels, improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events. Taught by an approved teacher of MBSR, instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all fitness levels.)

For more information on the class and requirements, visit

Registration deadline: Apr. 9

Participation is required on:

  • Monday, Apr. 9, 6:00-7:00 pm (Orientation)
  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)

Movie Night: Opioids in Maine- A Public Health Conversation

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join us to view two short documentaries about the opioid crisis from two perspectives, with a question and answer forum following. We will watch The Opiate Effect, created by Green River Pictures; the true story of Maine’s Will Gates, through the eyes of his loved ones, Senator Leahy, Attorney General Holder, and others. The second movie we will watch is The Opioid Effect: Maine's Fishing Community Battles with Heroin, created by VICE. It shares real stories of Maine fishermen and their families to show the effects that opioids have had on Maine’s fishing community. After that, participants will have the opportunity to learn real-life skills like:

  • How to recognize when someone is having an overdose
  • What to do if you find someone having an overdose
  • How to store your medicines safely and how to dispose of your unused medication. These can protect your loved ones and your community.

Experts on hand:

  • Kristen Silvia, MD
  • Debra Poulin, LCSW, CCS
  • Bridget Rauscher, PPS

Some scholarships are available. Please call 866-609-5183 if needed.

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