Articles by Ellen Fix

Black Lives Matter? Matter is a Minimum.

Black Lives Matter? Matter is a Minimum.

Black Lives Matter? Matter is a minimum. Black lives are NEEDED! Black lives are LOVED! Black lives are WORTHY! Educate yourself by asking and listening to a person of color about their experiences, so you can develop empathy for this long and ongoing movement. Please...
Another Look at Craft Beer

Another Look at Craft Beer

The craft beer market has exploded. It has helped revitalize the Greater Grand Rapids area, and we are known as “Beer City”. In fact, there are 43 breweries in the Greater Grand Rapids area, five cideries, seven distilleries and two meaderies. But let’s just focus on...
Hosting a Meaningful, Conflict-Free Gathering

Hosting a Meaningful, Conflict-Free Gathering

Are you hosting a family gathering over the holidays? Is your excitement mixed with a bit of dread over the possibility of the event not going so well? Get togethers like these can certainly be both wonderful and highly stressful — all at the same time! So, how will...