With this issue, we learn that Apple’s top trending app category last year was mindfulness/meditation. Why do you think that is? Stress is certainly a major concern and it’s great to see people turning to valuable resources and learning how to cope. We’re taking steps, sharing our stories, consoling family and friends, and reaching out to professionals who can help.

You have to talk about it. Sharing opens doors and eases your path forward, and you’re certain to help others along the way.

This is why I’m sharing my story in Be Strong. In January, I received a breast cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, it’s a common type, stage 1, and very treatable. But with it comes a whole new level of stress as anyone who has received a complicated diagnosis would agree.

I am very grateful to have our Desert Health family and hope others seeking resources will find them on our pages and website. The support is invaluable and heart-warming; I am definitely in good hands.

We talk about a lot in this issue from wellness trends to cancer resources; from controlling anxiety to radical self-acceptance; from being a couple to finding solitude. We’re even opening the conversation on death, another global wellness trend.

We are also honoring those who lead and are proud to present our 2019 Desert Health Wellness Award Nominees. They are each making a difference and deserve our applause. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating them at the Wellness Awards on May 22 where you’re certain to learn a few things from our renowned speakers: author Mimi Kirk and integrative doctor William Grimm, DO.

Honored to receive Women Leaders Forum’s 2019 Trailblazer Award. Presented by Desert Regional Medical Center’s Rich Ramhoff, our very first marketing partner in 2010. Photo by Lani Garfield

Life presents many twists and turns along the way, but with each is the opportunity to learn and grow. Isn’t that why we are here? Sharing with others helps and that is the true mission and value of Desert Health.

We thank you for reading. Keep the conversation going in our comment fields online. Your notes and questions are sent to the contributing author who will reply.

We’re all in this together, so let’s talk about it.

Here’s to your health ~
Lauren Del Sarto
Lauren Del Sarto

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