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McKenzie Health System “Healthy Living…Together” Feb. 15 Session to Share Tips for Calming Anxiety Through Mindfulness

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Offering effective, everyday tips on reducing anxiety, the next “Healthy Living…Together” will take place on February 15 with a focus on Calming Anxiety Through Mindfulness with Jacqui Rabine, a Health Extension Educator with MSU Extension. The free virtual event takes place from noon to 1 p.m.

Mindfulness can involve breathwork, meditation, and focusing on the present moment. Rabine will share simple tips and information on how to use mindfulness to relax, slow down, and focus more on the present moment, letting go of anxiety and worry. Registration is available at

The live session includes the ability to watch via Zoom or call in via phone; the webinar will also be recorded and shared via McKenzie Health System’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Speakers are on video so participants can see and hear them; participants will be able to type interactive questions and comments for the Q&A discussion.

“As more and more people struggle with stress and anxiety, we are proud to offer free tools such as mindfulness that can create more calm, focus, and ease,” said Nina Barnett, McKenzie Health System Public Relations and Foundation Coordinator and Healthy Living Chair. “We are thrilled to welcome Jacqui and look forward to taking some deep breaths and enjoying an hour of mindfulness together.”

Community members can register for each free event at 810-648-6117 or

Additional dates and topics include:

  • March 15, Winter Gardening How-To’s: Merry Martin, Master Gardener
  • April 19, Child Abuse Prevention: Stephanie MacMillan, Child Advocacy Center
  • May 17, Outdoor Cooking Class & Container Gardening Herbs: Merry Martin, Master Gardener and Kristina Myers, Registered Dietitian, McKenzie Health System – takes place at Diamond Trail, Sandusky
  • June 21, Puppy 101 and How to Make Dog Treats: Carolyn Crowe, Great Lakes K9 Obedience Instructor, Leader Dog for the Blind Puppy Raising Program Counselor, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator; and Kristina Myers, Registered Dietitian, McKenzie Health System – takes place at Diamond Trail, Sandusky
  • July 19, The Signs of Drug Use: Emily Quandt, LMSW, Director of Human Services, McKenzie Health System
  • August 16, Preserving Your Michigan Harvest: Laurie Messing, MSU Extension Food Safety Educator
  • September 20, Organizing Tips: Connie Kramer, Integrit Cleaning & Organizing Service
  • October 18, TBD
  • November 15, Sleep—The Best Ways to Get What You Need and Easy Home Workouts: Jennifer Long, Director of Rehab Services, McKenzie Health System; and Veronica Byrne, Physical Therapist, McKenzie Health System

Healthy Living…Together is a project developed by McKenzie Health System in collaboration with the Sanilac County Health Department, MSU Extension, Great Start Collaborative Sanilac, and Sanilac County Mental Health.