A Little PlaneTalk 

February 2009

Nickels Adding Up!
March Book Club
Parkinson's Disease Program Online
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Is She Beautiful Enough?
Poster for movie "America the Beautiful"
This Sunday afternoon, February 15, the Eating Disorders Resource Center will host the South Bay premiere of America the Beautiful, a documentary examining our culture's fixation on beauty and its effect on the self-image of women.

A Q&A session with director/producer Darryl Roberts and panel of people concerned about eating disorders will follow the film's screening in downtown San Jose.
Advance tickets are now available online from Camera Cinemas.
3,177 nickels -- and still counting
A reusable shopping bayGrocery shoppers at the Los Gatos Whole Foods Market have donated over $158 in nickels to PlaneTree for each reusable shopping bag they brought to the store, filled, and took back home.
As you may remember, the "Nickels for Nonprofits" program at the Los Gatos store will be sponsoring PlaneTree through the first quarter of 2009. If you shop there, please bring bags in with you. Then be sure to let the check-out clerk know you want your savings donated to this library.

Two good deeds with one act. What a bargain!

PlaneTree Book Club News
The response to this new library activity has been terrific.Cover of book: "the  Power of Now"

Mary Serrano, an M.F.T. intern at the Process Therapy Institute, initiated and leads our monthly sessions. Mary begins with a distillation of the month's selection, which is helpful both for those who have read the entire book and those who haven't. Her thoughtful guidance has generated discussions with lots of laughter and reflection. 

You're invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 when we share our thoughts about The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Written by Eckhart Tolle in 1997, word of mouth carried it to the top of the New York Times bestseller list five years later.

Please let us know if you will attend (408-358-5667), so we will have enough light refreshments for everyone.
Free Online Show about Parkinson's Disease
Documentary title: "My father, my brother, and me"A recent edition of the TV program Frontline focused on Parkinson's disease. If you missed this research-filled, one-hour documentary when it aired on KQED-TV last week, you can watch it for free online.

The "Me" of the title is Dave Iverson, whose name may be familiar to listeners and viewers of KQED programming. His personal and family story is educational and very touching. The program also includes a fascinating interview with Michael J. Fox.
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Founded in San Jose in 1989, PlaneTree provides free health information services to the public. PlaneTree Health Library is an independent, nonprofit organization.