New approach to wellness – resiliency – is gaining ground


[Star Tribune, July 07, 2014] Severe chronic pain from years of playing rugby forced Deb Hitt to the sidelines. The injuries, coupled with the loss of a sport she so loved, sapped her spirit, too.

“It knocked the air and the life out of me,” said Hitt, of Minneapolis. “I let the pain define me.”

After surgeries on her neck and lower back, her doctors urged her to try something new to deal with her pain: resiliency training.

Last fall, Hitt completed an eight-week course at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, where she focused on eating healthier, getting enough sleep, exercising and meditating.

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