Health & Wellness

There’s a new book in town featuring our town—Minneapolis—along with 49 other great U.S. cities, in a format sure to please the atlas/map/fun-fact lover in your household. “We wanted it to be in a form where you could dip in and dip out,” says author Gabrielle Balkan.

Annie Richman is tall and strong and everything about her seems balanced, fitting for the practice of Pilates, a method of exercise emphasizing core strength and muscle balance. In her 20s, Richman’s work as a cosmetologist led to serious back pain.

On January 27 the Lake Harriet Kite Festival will celebrate its 17th year of wintry kite-flying fun.

Body art has come a long way toward gaining mainstream acceptance in the last 20 years.

When I stopped asking people to repeat what they’d said. At 60 years old, it was apparently too much work to even try to understand what I couldn’t hear.

This January, art will join the ice covering Lake Harriet. Art Shanty Projects presents its 2018 shanty village on the lake with artist-designed shanties and performance art.

Katie Koster, owner of Digs, which she refers to as a “one-stop shop for creativity,” knows how hard it can be to make time for yourself in the midst of a busy schedule.

Lois Donnay didn’t grow up dancing. In fact, she only discovered her love of dance in her 30s. Despite being single and worrying she’d need a dance partner, her friend convinced her to try it and she had an amazing time from the start.

As the end of the year approaches and winter starts settling in our bones, our bodies call for carbo-loading and our hearts for ways to give back to the community. Rustica Bakery has both on its holiday (and year-round) list.

There is something unique about the holiday season. Excitement drifts into our lives right along with those fresh white clumps of the first snow. It’s a time to celebrate with family and community, but it’s also a time to celebrate the changing of the seasons.