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Mom to Mom Mindfulness

Mom to Mom Mindfulness

With my book Breathe, Mama, Breathe, I set out to help busy moms slow down, feel more joy, and cope with difficulties that I was struggling with—the wonder, trials, love, and exhaustion of parenting—by sharing the practice of mindfulness. All it takes is five minutes a day. Mindfulness meditation builds increased awareness, calm, and an overall sense of well-being. For me,... »

It’s Time to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit

It’s Time to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes, and this old adage is especially true when it comes to an Annual Wellness Visit. During this appointment, you and your doctor will talk about a plan for preventive care in the coming year, according to Lauren E. Strohm, DO, a family medicine doctor with St. Luke’s Family Practice in Palmer. Your doctor ma... »

3 Benefits of Partner Yoga

3 Benefits of Partner Yoga

Looking for something new to do with your sweetheart? Partner yoga takes the traditionally individual practice of yoga to the next level, inviting communication, trust, and teamwork onto the mat. Here are 3 reasons why you and your partner should give it a try this February: 1. You’ll nurture communication, trust, and teamwork. While working towards the common goal of achi... »

Know Where to Go When

Know Where to Go When

The good news about getting medical attention these days is that you have plenty of choices—from scheduling an office visit, tapping an app for a video visit from your smartphone, tablet or computer, going to an urgent care center, or heading straight for the emergency room. The tricky part? Knowing where to go—and when. Here’s a quick guide. Information provided by St Luk... »

There’s Nothing Selfish About Self-Care

There’s Nothing Selfish About Self-Care

When you have a big heart, you find yourself wanting to take care of those around you. Here’s one local mom’s take on why taking care of yourself is the best place to start. “We cannot share our gifts unless we give to ourselves first. It’s like our flight attendant tells us before we take off: ‘In case of an emergency, place your mask on first before helping others.’ When... »

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Break up with boring smoothies by heading to the blender masters at Greenmouth Juice Bar and Cafe. The organic haven for super-foodies offers frozen, creamy spins of nature’s candy like this Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie. It packs a tasty nutrient-dense punch with layers of strawberries, cashews, bananas, grass-fed whey protein, dates, goji berries, and housemade cashew m... »

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