July MindMatters – A Healthy Happy You

PROFILE: PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY THERAPY

After a near fatal diagnosis of brain cancer, Lane Billings had to relearn everything after surgery, including her life’s passion, photography. Discover how Billings shoots to capture life on camera and cope with her brain tumor.

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YOGA THERAPY SUPPORTS THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT FOR BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

Research shows yoga therapy can support the body: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Raquel Jex Forsgren, ABTA 2019 National Conference presenter for the sunrise yoga sessions, explains the restorative benefits of yoga therapy for brain tumor patients and caregivers.

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WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

With summer underway, the abundance of fruits and vegetables can help kickstart optimal nutrition for brain tumor patients and their families. Here are healthy eating tips to get you munching.

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HOW DO I START AN EXERCISE ROUTINE?

The American Brain Tumor Association identifies the top three benefits of physical activity for those living with a brain tumor and shares four opportunities to lace up those shoes.

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Mindee Plugues

Member

Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten

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Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.