Jeff’s Story: A Springboard of Wellness

Jeff didn’t know a knock on his door in the fall of 2014 would be a “game changer” as he calls it. He was down on his luck, depressed, staying at a family member’s home that was almost condemned. Unemployed and still recovering emotionally from a recent stint in jail, life was bleak. But then two men from Walnut Way – Terron Edwards and Maanaan Sabir – knocked on his door, introduced themselves, and invited him to the next Men’s Wellness Peer Group.

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Yoga for Men! On select Wednesdays

The Zen Dragonfly has graciously offered discounted yoga for men this season! This men’s only beginner class will introduce you to yoga and it’s many benefits. Listen to old school hip hop music while learning to calm the mind and breathe. Wednesdays: November 1st, 15th, and 29th from 6pm to 7pm on the 2nd floor Yoga Studio at Walnut Way. COST: $2.

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HuffPost’s Listen to America Tour to Visit Walnut Way’s Innovations & Wellness Commons

As part of a cross-country listening tour, HuffPost (huffpost.com) will be visiting Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons (IWC) in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood on Friday, October 6th, from 12pm-3pm at 1617 W. North Avenue. HuffPost will set up their mobile studio in the parking lot of IWC between 12pm-3pm. All are welcome to visit and be interviewed.

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Men’s Wellness – Umbuntu

There is an African Philosophy called Umbuntu that means “I am because we are… a person is a person through other people”. The philosophy of Umbuntu has intrigued me since I learned about it. I have gradually embraced the principles of collectivism, personal responsibility, modeling and community since earlier in my adulthood, but I never heard these principles summarized in such a beautiful concise way! These principles have always been at the heart of my work with men, boys and community and I attempt to create spaces where these ideas are able to have a home.

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