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Wellness Wednesday

Nature, Yoga … and Goats

goats on yoga mat

This week, I’m excited to have TOPS Marketing Manager, Kimberly Greene, as my special guest blogger. Warm weather days here in Wisconsin are limited—Wisconsinites know that we need to get outside and maximize the sunshine. So why not get creative … Continue reading

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See You in September!

golden flowers on a field

With summer slowly drawing to a close, Wellness Wednesday is taking a little time to reset and recharge. We’ll be back on Wednesday, September 9, with a brand new post (hint: it will include goats). We hope you make time … Continue reading

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Cool Off With A Cherry Cacao Smoothie

using a bowl of cherries to make a healthy smoothie

The hot and sticky air continues to hang around here in Wisconsin and I probably complain about it at least five times a day. I also complain about the temps in the winter months, but I promise this blog is … Continue reading

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5 Summer Recipes That Don’t Require Preheating Your Oven

spiced stuffed peaches with chickpeas

Last week I had the not-so-bright idea to slow cook chicken drumsticks in the oven for two and a half hours. I figured since they were only cooking at 250°F, the house wouldn’t get too overheated. I was wrong. And … Continue reading

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Garden of Weedin’

pulling weeds in a spring garden

This past weekend was a painful reminder of how important it is to always have basic first aid supplies on hand. While pulling weeds in my garden, I accidentally rolled off of a loose landscaping block and tumbled to the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Celebrating Safely This Summer

two women social distancing

After being apart for nearly a year, I’m excited to finally visit my sister and celebrate her birthday. As we anxiously plan for the safest way to celebrate, my mind is filled with questions like, should we hug? Will other … Continue reading

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What Does Your “New Normal” Look Like?

woman connecting virtually with family

After a long hiatus, it feels good to be back writing Wellness Wednesday. But I have to admit that it also feels, for lack of a better way to put it, a little weird. Normally, I’m eager to share tips … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in an Uncertain Time

walking through the woods

It’s tough to write this week, since everything feels so insignificant compared to what’s happening in the world. But I’m just trying to do my best in finding small bits of normalcy every day. At the risk of sounding cliché, … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Making the Most of Your At-Home Workout

dog interrupting yoga

This week’s post is meant to provide a small bit of peace, levity and helpful info for you during an uncertain time. Last weekend’s four step workout at home yoga flow looked something like this… Step 1: Roll out yoga … Continue reading

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