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Mental Wellness - Wonder Woman Wednesday Series

Learn why some have called mindfulness a “superpower”! Along with topics like healthy eating and exercise, mindfulness is gaining recognition as an important part of healthy lifestyle. OSU Extension offers an overview on the science behind the art of mindfulness. We encourage you to practice mindfulness to decrease stress and increase enjoyment in your life.

Patrice Powers-Barker is facilitating this session.

Patrice Powers-Barker (she/her/hers) is a Certified Family Life Educator who implements Ruby Green Smiths’ description of Family anPatrice Powers-Barker photod Consumer Sciences, “where science and art meet life and practices.” She has been employed by The Ohio State University for over 20 years and currently serves as an Extension Educator in Lucas County (Toledo, Ohio) for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). She believes the Mind and Body topic lends well with empowering families to evaluate their daily habits and to make individual as well as family goals to enact mindfulness and abundance.  The “science and art” of mindfulness can be practiced throughout different aspects of life - from work and play to eating or parenting and education. Patrice loves spending time with family, treasuring the four seasons of Northwest Ohio and appreciating the abundance of her local community.