Posts tagged Minnesota
Mental Health: Mother's Day Tribute

What is a mother? Is a mother someone who gives birth to a child? Is a mother someone who takes in a child who isn’t biologically her own, but raises and loves that child as her own? Is a mother someone who gives up her career to raise her children? Is a mother someone who makes sure her children are cared for while she works on building a career? Is a mother someone who provides emotional support, financial support, or both? What does it mean to be a mother?

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Mental Health: Week 3 - Gratitude Challenge

At the end of the day, it is important to know your comfort food and and how to incorporate it into your life without being toxic to your lifestyle or body. While most associate comfort food as a desert or sugary treat, I encourage everyone to find a comfort food that is semi healthy, helping you with both emotional support and your physical help.

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The Volk's Gift Guide

The Holiday season is in full swing, and with this comes shopping for fantastic gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. What if I told you that you could do almost all of your shopping right here in Minnesota while supporting small business throughout your community?! I have spent some time putting together the ultimate gift guide making shopping feel almost effortless this season!

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A December To Remember: Fashion Show

The Volk's annual Holiday fashion show is only a week away and this year we are raising money for Threads for Teens MN, while showcasing well over 140 diverse looks down our newly curated runway.

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wMN Breaking Barriers: Cathy Heying

The jump from pastoral staff to auto mechanic may seem unexpected, but not when you know Cathy Heying’s past. As director of social justice at St. Stephens, Heying saw firsthand a need to help people struggling to make ends meet. One of the biggest pain points for people struggling is a broken down car that doesn’t allow them to get to the job they desperately need to be at in order to stay afloat. Heying realized something needed to be done.

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What is Responsible Fashion?

I remember struggling with this when I transitioned to a slow fashion lifestyle almost two years ago. There are many nationwide companies you can shop from (Patagonia, Eileen Fischer, Tribe Alive, Everlane, People Tree), but I wanted to highlight a few local options you can utilize:

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fashion TREND ALERT: Grey Suiting (Part 2)

Business meets pleasure in the latest fall trend of grey suiting. This classic color and style has been attributed mainly toward menswear, but it’s now being reinvented with a feminine twist.

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The Good, The Bad and Alexander

When you first glance at Alexander you will have one of two scenarios play in your head: one, you are put off by his large assortment of tattoos, or two, you see his body as a walking canvas and are instantly intrigued to know more.  The moment I saw him, I knew I had to get to know him.  Just as I assumed, his plethora of tattoos represent the story of his life; and man oh man, is it a story to tell!

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Activity- Gym Free Fitness

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.

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