Health & Wellness

If we are not vigilant, Minnesotans are at risk of drifting into torpor in the deep winter months. After the whirl of holiday gatherings is over we are beset by cold and darkness and the temptation to hide out under a pile of down comforters is hard to resist.

Holiday cheer and fun activities for the whole family: Osseo’s Mini Dazzle on December 6 has it all. The festive night begins in downtown Osseo with a light-filled parade starting at 1st Street NE, heading up Central Ave.

Home décor, organization and gardening have always been hobbies for Jennifer Ebeling. Her website, 6ftmama.com, showcases these interests in a fun and accessible way.

When choosing where to plant roots, Dr. Brad Griffore decided his hometown was the perfect place to raise a family and begin his business.

In this time of hyper-online-social networking it’s refreshing to actually make an important connection with a live human being. This informal event provides an opportunity to grow both professional and personal networks. Attendance runs from 50-85 or more at most events.

Treadmill desks in Maple Grove

It’s common knowledge that sitting at a desk all day is draining, but have you ever heard the maxim “Spend energy to get energy”? That’s the theory behind the treadmill desk study Maple Grove resident and Salo employee spearheaded in 2008.

The Maple Grove History Museum has been in the works since the Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society was founded in the 1980s, but without an appropriate space to accommodate historical displays the museum remained a dream.

Elaborate manicures are popping up all over Pinterest, but chevron printed nails aren’t as easy to do at home as those DIY tutorials make it sound. Our at-home results were rather…goopy, so we decided to enlist professional help.

Teenagers who are struggling can now receive help from the Calli Institute. This mental health care clinic in Maple Grove offers group and individual therapy sessions for adolescents struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, suicide ideation, chemical use, etc.

Thanksgiving for Annie Waterman’s family was more than turkey, mashed potatoes, football and pumpkin pie. There also were heaping portions of Whirlyball.

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