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Maya-Donald

Mom Squad — Helping new mothers embrace motherhood

The timing couldn’t have been worse, but the result couldn’t have been better. Maya Donald was 24 and exceling at her job in customer service for a telecommunications company, when she learned that she was pregnant. She’d also just ended… Read More

Eating on the Wild Side – In pursuit of good taste and nutrition

My food world has been turned upside down, and I’m in glee. If you’re an incurable foodie, gardener, or soil nerd like me, you know what it’s like to go down a series of rabbit holes in pursuit of good… Read More
Jia Li teaching mindful tea drinking

Mindful Tea Drinking promotes mind and body health

Jia Li views the American lifestyle as fast-paced, a “grab-and-go mentality” that revolves around drinking coffee for the caffeine fix and temporary stamina it provides. Jia, who hails from the Yunnan province of China, has one tip for her busy… Read More
Fashion Tips

Do This, Not That – Fashion Guide

It’s been said that great style is never out of fashion, but there are definitely some Dos and Don’ts. We recommend the following tips to make sure you’re always one of the best-dressed. Don’t force the fit / If you… Read More
Tim Walsh

Ten Minutes With Tim Walsh – Founder of Adventure Recovery

Tim Walsh was swimming before he could walk, jumping off ten-foot diving boards at the age of four, and climbing 50-foot-tall trees daily as a kid. By the time he was 11, he says his adventurous spirit and “try anything”… Read More
Tamara Kalin running

Running stories to inspire you

Tamara and Steve Kalin have been married for almost seven years and have been training and racing together for most of them. Tamara, a former gymnast, took up running because, she says, “It was an efficient way to stay in… Read More
Maplewood Senior Living

Senior living has gone gourmet, high tech and green

Finding a retirement community for mom or dad can be overwhelming. But one thing that can make your decision easier is whether or not that place is environmentally friendly. That’s where Maplewood Senior Living in Southport comes in. Wetland preservation… Read More
Table Tennis - Ping Pong

Why Table Tennis (Ping Pong) is a growing sport

Dyllian Gonzalez, 63, learned to play table tennis in her native Puerto Rico and played at a high level in national events until taking a break. Now she’s a regular at Fairfield Table Tennis Club, where she is known for… Read More

Therapy in the Dirt: Why gardening is a psychological upper

Feeling cooped up? Cabin feverish? Climbing the walls? You are so not alone. The days may be lengthening, but frigid weather still puts the kibosh on romping in the borders; average lows this time of year hover around 32 degrees,… Read More

Flower Power: Gardening as a complete workout–who knew?

Anyone who’s ever greeted the first day of spring by throwing themselves outdoors and vigorously gardening for hours, but without having gone into training in the waning weeks of winter (Wait: did she say, training? Like, for a marathon?Read More
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