May/June 2016
    the be healthy issue
 
Equations for health

When I sat down to think about this year's Be Healthy issue, two ways to go about starting a healthy lifestyle came to mind for me. The first is what I call the "overhaul", whe...


Gadgets and gizmos:

Zipping up a jacket with one hand, reading a book with macular degeneration or using a computer without the use of hands may seem impossible. Perhaps there is an issue of memory...


An alternate approach to health

For many of us, finding our passion in life can be a pretty daunting task. Some work until retirement and never truly discover it. Lisa Watkins was enjoying her work as a...


A cup of antioxidants

Ahhh, yes -- tea. Or, as my coffee-adoring friends call it, "leaf water". There's something intrinsically calming about sitting down with a cup of tea, no matter what time of ye...


A veggie tale:

I can still remember that day in 1998. I was shopping at the Plus-sized clothing store in the mall. I'd been buying plus-sized clothing for years. But something changed ...


Athleisure: unexpected yet effortless

Investing in high quality workout clothes is a great way to stay motivated to hit the gym regularly and feel good while you're running, jumping, and squatting your way to better...


Fork & flowers

Imagine this: you've been invited over to a friend's home for Sunday brunch. Besides looking forward to the company of your friend, you're anticipating a delicious meal. You're...


ND Cares Coalition:

Betsy Dalrymple, the First Lady of North Dakota, does not come from a military background. But when her niece's husband, a counter-insurgency expert in the Navy, was deployed to...


Four life hacks for living a healthy lifestyle

In the hustle and bustle of today's dynamic, fast-moving world, it's easy to cut corners. Rather than coming home after a long day at work to make dinner, picking up fast food ...


GameChanger: North Dakota's Ideas Festival

Human connections are powerful.

We form attachments to those with similar religious views. We connect with fellow fitness lovers at the gym. We join cooking clubs,...


Empty Nest Syndrome

My youngest daughter just graduated college and found a great job a few hours away; I'm happy for her, but I'm having a bit of a crisis. All three of my kids live out...


A healthy dose of reading

100 Days of Real Food:

How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love

By Lisa Leake

William Morrow Co...


(Re)building his world:

In early 2000, Mark Hogancamp was about as close to death as humanly possible. Attacked in a bar parking lot, he was beaten unconscious by five young men who pummeled him merci...