Wellness

A girl eats an ice cream cone.

By stripping away our thoughts and allowing ourselves to truly experience something, we may be surprised by the wonder and joy that it brings.

A sober woman refuses a shot of whiskey.

How to navigate life without alcohol.

A fitness class at Vibe Dance and Fitness, a boutique dance studio in Minnetonka

National and international dance champion Cortney Colich knew she had a great idea: create a dance studio that blends dance and fitness.

A stack of balanced rocks on a shoreline, a metaphor for achieving a balanced life.

Life coach Nicole Lovald often hears the question, "How do I live a more balanced life?"

Hannah and Natalie Van Ochten, two sisters and Minnetonka High School grads now pursuing medical careers.

Hannah and Natalie Van Ochten take parallel paths in their careers to help others.

People stretch at Donation Yoga Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka.

Care for yourself and your community at donation yoga.

Need to hit the reset button on your sleep habits? The Better Pillow might be able to help.

Talking with someone for the first time can go in a few directions—conversation can feel stilted and forced, or words can flow with ease and topics take pleasant turns like a gentle breeze. An interview with therapist Tammie Rosenbloom yielded the latter.

Walk in to Läka Spa and take a deep breath. The subtle fragrance of seven essential oils—including lavender, lemon and sage—instantly soothes and relaxes.

The weather outside is frightful, and because this is January in Minnesota, it’s probably going to stay that way for a while. Cabin fever is all too real, and if you’ve got kids at home, you’re likely feeling its effects doubly (or triply).

Minnetonka resident Betsy Sansby is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Last year, she received the OpenCare Patients’ Choice award for therapists in the Minnetonka area.

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