I can tell you up front, I have yet to use trigonometry in my life. When reading this question I was trying to think of things I learned in school, but honestly I couldn’t come up with anything good. (Isn’t that scary and sad!)Read More
Growing up, my family traveled quite often, and there have been many places, that have earned a special place in my heart: San Antonio, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; Disney World. However, there is one place in particular that really changed my life helping me explore and find myself as an individual.Read More
In this issue you will notice a very strong “woman empowerment” theme. Whether it be an all-female team creating an editorial, or features of incredibly strong women, you are certain to see femininity as you flip through every page. With our dynamic mother-daughter duo on the cover (Angela and Grace Wethor) we can ensure that empowerment and inspiration are destined to find you.Read More
I have always been a curious little bugger. I never saw things in black and white. I was always one to want to get to know the “black sheep” or become friends with the “outcasts”. Maybe it was because I was an outcast at both my school, and my church, and I knew exactly what it felt like to never fit in with anyone. Or maybe because I am an empath and I always seek to understand.Read More
MN Teacher of the Year, Kelly Holstine, is used to standing out, but she’s more interested in standing up for her students.Read More
Think about it, trees, bring so much value to our lives, every single day and we often take them for grantedRead More
I have decided I am going to answer my question based off of facts from my phone. (ironic huh?) If I were to pull up on my phone which apps I spend the most time on, it would show you two strikingly obvious answers:Read More
What happened today that brought peace in your life?
2 years ago today….
Since I am claiming 2019 to be the year of gratitude, I have put together a 30-day challenge, helping you experience gratitude every single day throughout the month of January.Read More
I don’t remember seeing stars that night. As I walked aimlessly into the night with the song “Day Old Hate” ringing in my ears and it being the last song my old soul ever heard. There was a long path that led to this final walk. I had initially hoped this path would lead to steps that would bring me to a door; bring me to a way out. Instead these steps led to a new journey; a new awakening, an awakening that acted as a liberation from my inner demons and my past that used to follow me around like a shadow.Read More
The possibilities of this time of life seem endless. The freedom of this new space sometimes takes my breath away. It’s a time of great unknown and seemingly instability where I don’t know how or where my next steps will unfold. It is also a time I know and trust myself more than ever before— and that is proving to be everything.Read More
My absolute favorite time of the year: autumn! For whatever reason, I have been eagerly waiting, at the edge of my seat, for autumn to finally grace us with its presence. Maybe it is because my daughter is finally at an age where we can partake in fun family activities, or maybe it is because Midwest fashion is taking over the industry with trends featuring classic plaids, denims, and, of course, as many layers as possible! Either way, I am thrilled to welcome autumn back in style.Read More
In the current state of affairs, it is all too easy to wake up empty and frightened. To wake up this way is often also an experience of people experiencing mental illness. The past four years I have lived and breathed social work, learning in school about mental health and social justice. The knowledge has made me even more aware of the issues facing humanity, while creating a certain kind of rigid mind set needed to manage the academic work in order to attain a degree. I’ve also stayed up nights and woke up mornings reading one troubling news story after another.Read More
Summer is here and, yet again, you haven’t quite perfected your ideal summer bod. If you’re like me, working out can be quite a challenge. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym. Although many use that time to think, relax or meditate, I cannot muster up the drive to simply “work out.” Plus, gym memberships can become very expensive. With all of this in mind, I did some research and came up with five different ways to get active in Minnesota this summer without needing a gym membership.Read More
What do you think and feel when you hear the word self-care? It may appear self-care is a recent trend that only younger generations take part in. I have heard people (mostly middle-aged women) ask, “What is self-care?” and “How do I do it?” I have heard them say, “I am not good at self-care” or “It’s not realistic to take care of myself. I am a mother. I work full-time…” For some, self-care is just one more thing to do and if it’s not done, it’s one more area in their lives to feel badly about. For others, it seems too self-indulgent.Read More
The ugliest word in the dictionary is exactly what I said, “ugly”.
Have you ever been called ugly? Have you ever called someone ugly? Isn’t it interesting how such a small word can be incredibly destructive. As we continue to explore how words really do hurt, journalist, Ari Sunflower, narrows in on the four letter word, and eploits the damage this dangerous word can cause.
So, what is unprocessed hurt and further, if it has anything to do with our childhoods, why would anyone want to go back there?Read More
With Valentine's Day upon us, love tends to take over the atmosphere. Unfortunately, many current relationships are extremely dangerous leading to terrible unhealthy view points on love and what it truly means to be "in love".Read More