Steamboat briefs: 4-week meditation, book study starts Wednesday

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Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Integrated Health is offering “Buddha’s Brain,” a four-week meditation and book study that begins Wednesday. This class will explore how to stimulate and strengthen the brain for more fulfilling relationships and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth.

“Participants will learn how to activate the brain in states of joy and compassion instead of worry, sorrow or anger,” said Integrated Health Director Angela Melzer, LCSW. “Meditating can change the way your brain works, creating a more positive life.”

The class, which is based on the book “Buddha’s Brain,” by Rick Hanson, is religion-neutral. All spiritual beliefs are welcome and encouraged. Books are available at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The cost is $100 for four classes held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 10. Instructors are Melzer and Marchele McCarthy, MA. Call Integrated Health at 970-875-2731 to register.

Class of 1973 reunion to kick off with event Friday

A reunion for the Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1973 kicks off with a social gathering at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Grill. A $20 lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and a $55 dinner is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

Alumni and staff are welcome to join the festivities. Register by calling Cindy at 970-819-0500.

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