Shared from the Rosy Blu blog post by Michelle Urbick I love summer. I live in Minnesota, where the seasons change drastically from one to the next…and summer is the one where I come alive. The sun comes out, the air gets warm, and when everything around you is blooming, vibrant and lush, it’s easy for that energy to rub off on you. I’ve written a lot of posts celebrating summer over the ... read more
As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at [email protected] Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
Written by: Deb McClellan - Live Well Winona Operations Manager It was the winter of 2015, the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was planning to take a “staycation” in my new house with my new kitties. Little did I know, the annoying cough and congestion I was experiencing since Halloween really was something more. That staycation was literally spent in a horizontal position, either on ... read more
Article from SharpHeels.com Vikings, fairytales, Legos, bacon, beer, cheese, and a myriad other wonderful things come from Denmark, but have you heard of the newest import? It’s hygge (hoo-guh). Hygge has no exact translation. Although experts equate it with a sense of well-being and coziness, it is so much more. Hygge is a lifestyle approach, kind of like feng shui. Unlike feng shui, ... read more
Article written by Sarah Jampel for Food52 and legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. It’s 3 P.M. and I haven’t planned dinner for tonight (or tomorrow, or the night after). That means I want to pick up groceries (a minimal amount!) on my way home and make a meal that does not require I had any sort of plan in mind. I don’t want to have to wait for a sauce to reduce; I don’t ... read more
Article by: Deb McClellan, Operations Manager Last week I was engaged in a casual conversation, that turned into moments of self reflection, something I do often. Self-reflection, as defined by Merriam Webster, is careful thought about your own behavior and beliefs. The thought provoking conversation mentioned above was about boundaries (unofficial rules about what should ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona Let me introduce you to my two year old Wheaten Terrier, Jamey. Jamey loves the outdoors, and loves running. When he was just a 7 pound puppy, people would jog by us as we walked on the bike path and Jamey would get excited and antsy, straining against the leash to run. What is Jamey's motivation to run? It's the pure joy of the ... read more
Written by: Michael J Breus Ph.D. - www.psychologytoday.com/blog The relationship between human behavior and the phases of the moon has long been the stuff of legend and folklore. Werewolves aside, cultures throughout history have paid great attention—and celebration—to lunar phases. Beliefs about a connection between some of our most basic biological processes—including sleep—have also been ... read more
Source: eatright.org Getting the most nutrition for your food budget starts with a little extra planning before you shop. There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. Here are some budget-friendly tips for eating right. Plan what you’re going to eat - Before you head for the grocery store, plan your meals and snacks for the week. Review recipes for what ingredients are needed. ... read more
Written by Melissa Gordon, Bluff Country Co-op Since 1972, Bluff Country Co-op has provided the Winona area with quality food. The store, which is located at 121 W. 2nd Street in downtown Winona, will continue to do that and more when it nearly doubles in size this year. BCC’s expansion will lead to the creation of new local jobs; more support for our local farmers, producers, and artisans; ... read more
Written by: Jennifer Hackbarth RD, LD, Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian Children love to be involved in activities with adults, so why not let them join in preparing family meals? Learning to cook is a valuable experience that can introduce nutrition and healthy eating habits early on; not to mention helping to create memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, child yourself or just a ... read more