Find Your Happy Place with Your Fork

Nancy Teeter, MOAM, RDN, will speak on “Emotional Well-Being at the End of Your Fork” on Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at the DesertView Theater.

Barbara Barr Bengen

Grab your fork and head on over to the DesertView Theater to learn how to find your happy place on Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. (please note the change in venue!). Nancy Teeter, MAOM, RDN, will present a program on “Emotional Well-Being at the End of Your Fork.” This program is open to all SaddleBrooke residents and is free of charge.

Food has the potential to promote physical, mental, and emotional health, but also intensify cravings, memory loss, and stress. While physical consequences of poor eating patterns can take decades to appear, mental effects can occur in under two hours. Nancy, a registered dietitian, will provide tips for curbing cravings, improving mood, and increasing energy and brainpower.

Nancy has logged more than 45 years as a food and nutrition expert and has worked part-time at Miraval Resort and Spa for over 10 years. There she offers classes and nutrition consultations, emphasizing wholesome foods, integrative wellness, and healthy aging. Nancy believes that no matter a person’s age, nutrition can make a profound difference in future health.

Nancy has lectured widely on various nutrition topics, including gut health, anti-inflammatory lifestyle, metabolism, blood pressure management, and healthy weight. Nancy resides in SaddleBrooke with her husband Rick. She loves to cook and help others understand that eating healthy meals needn’t be complicated.

So, head on over to the DesertView Theater on Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. to find out more about food and emotional well-being. See you then!

In addition to our monthly programs on the first Friday of the month, we also offer special small group classes.

Meditation (complimentary)

Fridays in the Agate Room of the Arts & Crafts Center

8:30 a.m.: Introduction (new attendees)

9 a.m.: Meditation

New attendees can register at [email protected].

Reiki Second Degree

Continue your practice with a deeper initiation into Reiki and to share with others through your own practice at least three months after the first-degree training.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the home of Patricia Gould.

For more information or to register, go to

Getting Started on Your Wellness Journey with Essential Oils (complimentary)

Friday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the home of the education team member

Everyone is talking about essential oils for energy and wellness while companies add essential oils to their products. Learn how essential oils can help you!

Register at [email protected].

Reiki First Degree

Learn a very simple yet powerful healing art that can be used on yourself as well as others for your healing needs. Reiki can easily be learned by everyone.

Classes are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, from noon to 6 p.m., at the home of Patricia Gould.

To register, go to

The Wellness Integrated Network is open to all SaddleBrooke residents. Come join our community of learners on our wellness journeys. For information, contact Barbara Barr Bengen or Patti Gould at [email protected] or call 520-339-7400.