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Healing Heart Retreat enhances heart health and recovery

Free event features self-discovery, nourishing food

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Come enjoy the calming environment at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center for a Healing Heart retreat, held 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at 1425 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 

The interactive, half-day retreat features gentle exercise, nourishing food, self-discovery and an emphasis on living a more fulfilled life. People face losing their lives to heart disease more than any other health condition.

You’ll leave the Healing Heart Retreat with:

  • Strategies to live a happier, more fulfilled life, with insight from Victor J. Strecher, author of On Purpose, a journey of self-discovery and renewal.
  • Effective yoga and meditation techniques you can practice on your own.
  • Tips to create delicious, heart-healthy meals, with a food demonstration and recipes to take home.
  • Ideas and tools for overall heart health.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Victor Strecher, the author of On Purpose, a book he wrote following the 2010 loss of his 19-year-old daughter, Julia, to a rare heart condition.

This tragedy inspired the book, which traces his path toward fully reengaging with life while documenting for himself — and anyone who reads the book — the transformative power of purpose. Dr. Strecher is professor and director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship of at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Admission is free, but registration is required by April 6

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