Articles about Wellness

Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

It’s that time of year again when many of us reflect with family and friends and begin to set goals for the new year. Often we want to be healthier by exercising more, eating better, or spending more quality time with our loved ones. If you’re like most people we...
Snowflakes

Snowflakes

We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes-unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Millions of snowflakes fall in a storm. If you...
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...
Mindfulness and Play: Find Your Tire Swing

Mindfulness and Play: Find Your Tire Swing

I was a child of the 1970’s. The shag carpet in my bedroom was olive green. I recall that the building blocks had to be carefully placed in order to not tip over in the depth of the turf. One was a cylindrical shape, another a rectangle and yet another was an arch...
To be Mindful is to Meditate

To be Mindful is to Meditate

When we think of meditation, we often think of sitting on the floor with crossed legs or maybe a group of people in yoga poses on a mountain top. We tend to think of what it looks like and how unattainable it sounds. Free my mind from thoughts? Okay, sure. When we try...