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Study Offers Insight into Patients’ Healing Journeys

A new study by three Institute Scholars and their collaborators sheds light on how people experience the journey from illness to healing. Recently published in BMJ Open, It’s one of very few studies to examine healing from the patient perspective.

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Event photoVeterans Hike Across Maryland for the Health of It

The Institute's Vet Arts Connect program partnered with Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group to create Veterans Hike Across Maryland, a program designed to improve veterans' overall health and well-being. In a series of five hikes, veterans covered 41 miles on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland.

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Service Members Share Reflections at Green Road

While recovering from illnesses and injuries, service members, their families, and caregivers have shared their thoughts in special journals at the Green Road healing garden, adjacent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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Cultivating Mindfulness and Praise

Mission Thrive Summer students learn mindfulness techniques to help cultivate positive thoughts, self-compassion, and recognition of praise for others and themselves.

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Stretching Money, Minds & Muscles

During their third week in Mission Thrive Summer, Baltimore City high school students learned the importance of stretching a dollar and discovered that yoga is good way to maintain physical and emotional balance.

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Heating Up the Kitchen

Mission Thrive Summer students put their kitchen skills to the test by making fried green tomato sandwiches using homemade salad dressings and mayonnaise. Students practiced with new implements and even demonstrated their knife skills with the bear claw method.

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Students Dig into Healthy Living

Thirty Baltimore City high school students began Mission Thrive Summer, our program designed to the empower youth with tools for building healthy lives. Find out what they're learning about urban farming and cooking.

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Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leaders 2016

Now in its fourth year, our Mission Thrive Summer program returns to Real Food Farm. Students will enjoy a summer of farming, cooking, leadership, physical activity, mindfulness, and life skills development while receiving guidance from our awesome crew leaders. Meet our 2016 crew leader team!

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