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Explore extraordinary ways to connect with nature and improve your well-being   BY JAISHREE DREPAUL For many people, spending time in the great outdoors is a natural prescription for well-being. Aside from the more often-touted benefits — suc…

Pickleball is a fun paddle sport serving up plenty of opportunities to improve your physical and mental well-being while having fun! BY JAISHREE DREPAUL Across the United States, pickle-ball — a hybrid of table tennis, racquetball, and tennis…

June is PTSD Awareness Month, and while post-traumatic stress disorder has gained broad diagnostic acceptance, an insidious variant — with deeper roots — remains lesser known BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB In 2015, June became designated as PTSD Awareness…

National Alcohol Awareness Month turns 35 this April, offering an opportunity to reflect on the role alcohol plays in your life. BY JACLYN TROP Thirty-five years after the federal government created a public health campaign to raise awareness…

Local experts share tips to improve your sleep quality in honor of National Sleep Awareness Month. BY KAREN DYBIS On average, adults need seven or more hours of quality sleep each night — but it’s almost certain that all of us will occasional…

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Ziarekenya Smith is launching Inpathy, a new social platform that shows people it’s ok, to not be ok. BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Life isn’t a constant state of bliss — but it sure seems that way when you’re scrolling through social media posts. …

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Detroiter Megan Klein launches Little Saints, the first functional mocktail blend with a buzz and no booze BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Like many of us, Megan Klein spent a few too many nights during the pandemic drinking wine to ease her frustrat…

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Monica Notaro’s Metro Detroit based Urth Meals, is expanding to include a storefront in Bloomfield Hills and soon, nationwide delivery. BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Developing a gourmet, plant-based meal- delivery company wasn’t always a part of M…

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Feel Good, Inc. – Meet 3 Metro Detroit Wellness Entrepreneurs on the rise BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI   MEGAN KLEIN – FOUNDER OF LITTLE SAINTS A delicious functional mocktail drink that provides a tiny buzz, without booze!  Click here to read more about Megan and her company, Little Saints.   MO…

How Alex Simmons went from burnt-out investment banker to CEO of Boon Health, the mental-health-focused startup that is helping employees improve efficiency, resilience and decrease turnover. BY JACLYN TROP / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS In 2014, Alex Simmons was a 24-year-old with two years …

Concierge medicine is a growing trend both locally and across the country. Why are doctors — and the individuals they treat — choosing to make the switch away from traditional models of care? BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS One night last fall, Christen Koenigsknecht felt a t…

Are you new to aesthetic treatments? Kyle Farr from Detroit Aesthetic Co. shares what you need to know. Sponsored by Detroit Aesthetics Co. You have probably heard of Botox, or fillers. And you’ve definitely heard of people getting a facial or even a chemical peel. But if you are new to aest…

From streamlining your social calendar to eating dessert before dinner, 7 tips on staying healthy as Thanksgiving — and, close behind it, the festive season — approaches. BY JACLYN TROP It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and, perhaps, the most stressful. For some people, the impendin…

As the seasons change, you probably switch out your wardrobe by putting away the shorts and bathing suits and pulling out your sweaters and coats. But do you change out your skin care regime? By Korie Wilkins Sponsored by Detroit Aesthetics Co.  If you aren’t switching how you care for your …

Culinary Art Therapist Julie Ohana fosters mindfulness and communication through cooking BY MARKHAM HEID PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLISON FARRAND Gardeners have an expression: You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. Julie Ohana offers her own version: “It’s easier to tune out the stress an…

In his new book ‘Chatter’, University of Michigan psychology professor Ethan Kross explores how we can harness – and control – our inner monologues. By Eric Adelson When we log onto Facebook, we get a loaded question: “What’s on your mind?” This question is different, and cloudier, than Twit…

From volleyball to pickleball and beyond, these adult sports leagues across Metro Detroit are for newbies and competitive players alike By Danielle Alexander When Justin Jacobs moved home to Michigan in 2007, the Birmingham resident, who was then in his mid-20s, found himself bored after wor…

Ralph Thompkins, the owner of SWAG Kids Gym, builds confidence and a lifelong love of movement in children of all ages By Leena Rao Photography by Darrel Ellis Ralph Thompkins needs no microphone. In fact, on a recent Monday evening, his voice booms across all 7,000 square feet of SWAG Kids,…

Inside the condition that’s characterized by living in fear of the virus – and which experts say is becoming more common in the U.S. By Susan Peck Featured photo by Engin Akyurt Since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived last year, some Americans have been obsessed with their health — living in fea…

Dr. Charles Boyd ‘feeds his soul’ by traveling to Kenya to perform surgery on children with cleft lips and palates By Leena Rao Photography by Allison Farrand As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Boyd has crafted the smiles of countless men and women around Metro Detroit, however, one of…

Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch of Faircourt Dental takes a unique approach to caring for patients, with innovative technology, customized treatments, and compassion What does your smile say? Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch, says your smile is a window into your wellness that speaks volumes. She has dedicated h…

In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we examine the most common health risks that women face — and how to mitigate them By Danielle Alexander It’s no secret that women are often so busy taking care of everyone around them that they often forget to prioritize their own health. But every …

Uli Laczkovich, owner of Ullman’s Health and Beauty in Berkley, goes beyond skin-deep to reveal how she got started in the wellness industry, why she launched her own shop and her personal skincare routine By Amy Gill Featured photo via @ullmanshb 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your …

Scary but true: Hidden health hazards lurk in almost every room in your house. Here’s how to mitigate them By Gabriella Burman Bedroom  The Hazard: Your mattress is cushy, comfy — and, like 90% of mattresses on the market, probably filled with flame-retardant chemicals that can withstand a b…

Want to know more about gut health? Hear local experts explain how to get your microbiome on track In January, SEEN hosted a virtual event, “Gut Health and Your Whole Body,” with Dr. Elizabeth Swenor, Dr. Ryan Gauthier and dietitian nutritionist Maria Conley. During the discussion, these exp…

Join us on March 18, for a virtual event with skincare expert Uli Laczkovich of Ullman’s Health and Beauty, who will be sharing tips and answering your questions Do you have the dreaded “maskne” or eczema patches you can’t get rid of? Or are you just confused by all of the products out there…

Eat right, exercise and…get a massage? In honor of American Heart Month, six lesser-known ways to boost your cardiovascular health By Gabriella Burman Every 36 seconds in the U.S., someone dies from heart disease. That amounts to about 655,000 deaths per year — almost double the number of Am…

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Metro Detroit trainers weigh in on the must-have equipment for your personal gym By Danielle Alexander After gyms and fitness centers were forced to shut down due to Covid-19 last year, Americans had no choice but to embrace the idea of working out at home — a trend that just may stick, even…

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Supporting local farms, reusing veggie scraps and eating functional mushrooms (huh?) are just a few things on the list of hot trends for 2021 By Dorothy Hernandez Goodbye, charcoal and fancy imported ingredients (we’re looking at you, truffle oil). This year, plant-based diets, a focus on ho…

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How trillions of organisms living in your digestive tract influence every aspect of your health By Karen Dybis The secret to your health lies deep within you. That’s not just some New Age-y slogan, it’s science: Every part of your body, from your brain and immune system to your skin, is infl…

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Tune in on January 22nd for a virtual discussion with local health experts about gut health and how it affects your entire body From your brain health and mood, to chronic health issues and your immune system, the gut is at the center of it all. In this one-and-a-half-hour webinar, we’ll exp…