Health & Wellness

Dog playing in dog park

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes.

Enjoy nature while forest bathing

No, you’re not submerged in water, and yes, you keep your clothes on. Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku via Japan is among the latest experiences that guide participants on an immersive, meditative and therapeutic forest walk, connec

Tree blossom in the spring

March often finds Minnesotans fleeing their homes to somewhere warmer.

Mollie Krengel takes a reflective pause while at The Joshua Tree House in Tucson, Ariz.

It’s only fitting in this month’s home issue to chat a bit about vacationing in a rental home, such as VRBO or Airbnb. While hotel amenities are appreciated, we’ve had fantastic experiences staying in a rental when traveling with kids or on a romantic weekend getaway.

golfing with hockey sticks on ice

A little snow and ice won’t stop Minnesotans from getting together, but, it goes without saying, something else might.

Hotel Landing exterior

Well, my family and I were supposed to travel last March to Washington, D.C., but, you know—COVID. Being the optimist that I am (ahem), I figured Florida for Easter that April would be nice, but, you know …

using an ice auger

Land of 10,000 Lakes—well, we all know just how important those glistening bodies of water are to us in the Bold North, especially in the warmer months. For many of us, they serve as the welcoming center of our outdoor sporting lives.

Group standing at the top of a rock.

Have you ever gifted yourself with a retreat or group travel experience? I have had the privilege of curating and guiding retreats (specifically for women), but I imagine any retreat shares a common vision.

Whether you can perform a toe loop, Lutz or Salchow or gingerly edge your way along the boards, outdoor ice skating in one of Minnesotans’ favorite pastimes.

Elderberries for home remedies

In January—often a time of colds and sniffles—I look to a medicine shelf full of dried wild and weedy plants and mushrooms I collected during the warmer months.

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