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At Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness, we understand there's only one thing harder than making healthy behavior changes: Sticking to them! We all need a little help from our friends, and that's the purpose of the Wellbody Blog, a friendly online gathering spot--a community well--where you can dip into health news; wellness tips; recipes; latest research about nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene; plus, real stories from virtual neighbors who are also trying to change their lives for the better. Start from wherever you are; share ideas, information, inspiration. At Pacific Science Center, we believe each of us can do something everyday to improve our health and well-being.

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Does wellness get any better than this?Chihuly Glasshouse

Seattle yogis will "Flow in the Glow" as SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga Founder Lisa Black teaches a 75-minute class to the music of the 60-70's in the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the base of the Seattle Space Needle at 8:30pm, on April 20, 2013.

All levels are welcome to this complimentary event. Please come with an open spirit and friendly nature, as you'll will be mat to mat with fellow Seattle yogis who are all very excited to share this unique event with each other.

Space is limited to the first 300 in attendance, no rsvp required, but please arrive early. Don't forget your mat and water. Hosted by Chihuly Garden and Glass, SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga Studios of Seattle and lululemon athletica. Learn more

Visit Wellbody Academy's Playdium to play ExerGames, reconnect with the joy of play and learn about the importance of movement to wellness.

Polluted with petroleum, PCBs and dioxins, the Duwamish River also serves as traditional fishing grounds for three Northwest tribes and provides seafood for low-income and recent immigrants who live in neighboring Georgetown and South Park.

TomReese Duwamish Consumescaled Copyright ©Tom Reese

How is the cleanliness and health of the Duwamish Superfund site intertwined with the health and wellness of residents in Seattle and the Puget Sound-region? What will it take to recover? Find out at a public "Speed Dating" forum held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Five-minute "lightning talks" by a diverse panel will make for a high-energy, fast-paced event. After the speed-dating session, there will be time for informal chats and Q & A with presenters. 

Presenters include:
Steve Curwood, Host of NPR's Living on Earth Environmental Magazine
Robert Duff, Environmental Assessment Program, Washington Dept of Ecology
BJ Cummings, Community Health Projects Manager, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Valerie Segrest, IATP Food & Community Fellow & Muckleshoot Tribal member
Becky Chu, Remedial Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency
David Eaton, Director, Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health
Brian Anderson, Environmental Remediation, The Boeing Company

Mark your calendars: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30p.m. at the Portage Bay Cafe, 391 Terry Ave N, South Lake Union. Free and open to the public, light refreshments, space limited. Sign up to reserve a spot.TomReese Duwamish SalmonTirescaledCopyright ©Tom Reese

Tom Reese is a Seattle photographer whose documentary photo essay about the Duwamish has been exhibited at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.