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Let's Get Outside, Michigan!

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:11
Michigan's state parks and recreation areas are wonderful places to explore! The second annual Michigan Activity Pass program, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) and The Library Network, allows Michigan library card holders to gain free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan's state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas. Read more...
People are becoming increasingly aware of and interested in nutritional supplementation and the role it plays in overall health. Nearly 75 percent of the population takes some type of vitamin or supplement each day. There are literally thousands of brands and products to choose from. I want to emphasize: Not all supplements are created equal. This fact can be rather confusing to people who have been told to take CoQ10, fish oil, or vitamin D. You want to take the supplements to get optimal results. Consumers should look for pharmaceutical-grade or professional-grade supplements. Read more...

AM Yoga Positions Itself on the West Side

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:29
AM, Grand Rapids' first yoga studio to successfully bring yoga outside of studio walls, has opened its first permanent location, at 555 Fourth Street on the city's West Side. As well as hosting yoga classes seven days a week, the new AM facility will offer a fully dedicated, on-site studio space for meditation—the first of its kind in Grand Rapids. Read more...

It Takes a Village

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:14
May is Postpartum Depression Awareness month. But at MomsBloom, postpartum depression, or PPD, is something we work to prevent every day. Read more...
Infertility is an obstacle to motherhood that catches most couples by surprise. Although infertility is not a recent development, discussing it can still be considered taboo and many misconceptions exist. For instance: Did you know an infertility diagnosis is not reserved for women alone? Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30 percent of all infertility cases. Women and men are truly in this one together. Read more...
Relay for Life is an overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track and take turns walking—each step taking them closer to winning the fight against cancer. Relay events are an opportunity for families, communities, friends and strangers to rally together for a common goal. The temperature is climbing, and West Michigan's "Relay season" is just around the corner! Read more...
We are all overextended, overscheduled, tired and just plain ... stressed out! Michelle Steffes, Certified Coach/Business Consultant/Speaker/Trainer at IPV Consulting, can help. She has identified six key factors that should help you avoid burnout. For those of us looking for ways to repair the burnout we've already endured, she has us covered, too. Read more...

About That Adult Coloring Trend ...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:22
As a child, there are few experiences that surpass cracking the seal on a box of crayons and diving into a crisp new coloring book—coloring inside the lines being optional, of course. Read more...

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:19
First aid awareness extends beyond CPR training. A health crisis can include mental health events, such as panic attacks, suicidal contemplation or substance abuse. Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is hosting Mental Health First Aid Training Sessions to help laypeople help others suffering from an acute mental health crisis. Read more...

What are Essential Oils, Anyway?

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00
Essential oils are for the gullible, for those who don't understand how the body works, or how science works for that matter—snake oil sales for the new age. Years ago, these thoughts ran through my head as I contemplated treating my sinus issues with essential oils. As a former pharmaceutical rep, I was trained to understand the science behind how certain medications work and why. I believed natural remedies were inconsequential without hardcore data (and lots of it!) to back up any claims. Anecdotal evidence wasn't going to cut it for me. So, how did I end up using the… Read more...

 

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