Wellness

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.

The van must have carried a thick scent of trepidation and uncertainty, mixed with the smell of fried octopus, which a trio of interpreters, seated in the van’s rear seats, popped into their mouths like buttery popcorn.

After five years of navigating an often-complicated process to find the best living options for her aging parents and her in-laws, licensed social worker Shelley Anderson decided to live out the adage, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” In February, Anderson founded

“When I’m there, I feel happy—energetic,” says Barb*, who participates in Artful Aging™ poetry workshops led by Zoë Bird. “She opens my mind to the topic of the day,” Barb says of Bird. “She knows how to bring you out. I love her energy.”

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