Author Archives: Guest Blogger

If You Miss the Man, You Owe it to Yourself to See ‘Ernie’

Admit it. You miss him. You miss his enthusiasm, his grace, his stories, his voice. You miss the phrases that rolled off his tongue for four decades of summers – “Looooong gone!” and “He stood there like the house by…

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Don’t Bug Me: Herbal Spray and Bite Remedies

A “Pure Michigan” summertime is made up of camping trips, picnics, and summers by the lakeshore surrounded by family and friends. But usually unwelcome visitors to the festivities include the pesky mosquitos, ticks and spiders – unavoidable in our forests…

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#MIKidsCan: Upcoming Camp Encourages Kids to Try Out a Triathlon

“Try it, you may just like it.” I often found myself uttering this phrase time and again when my son was young as I attempted to entice him to try a new food. While he grew, I noticed I was…

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5 Reasons Why Therapy Can Be Good For You

  Diminishing the stigma surrounding mental health has come a long way, but many still mistakenly believe that therapy is saved solely for patients with severe mental illness. In the same way you do not need to be in poor…

Mental Health

iSwim, iBike, iRun Helps Kids Become Triathletes

          Did you know, thousands of kids around the world participate in triathlons each year? In fact, USA Triathlon reports youth participation represents one the fastest growing areas of the sport. On June 13, Northern Michigan child-athletes…

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Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes After Pregnancy

Did you have gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, during pregnancy? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, it’s possible that as many as 18 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by GDM,…

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5 Great Trails to Enjoy Spring in Detroit

This post is from Kristina Williams-Lee, of Blue Care Network of Michigan. It is about this time each year, after seeing the first cherry blossoms open up to the Detroit sunshine, when I get a bit antsy. It’s been too long…

Fitness

Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at ktcaputo.com and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…

Food

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5 Essential Ingredients for a Healthy Diet

  Do all the parts of a healthy diet seem a bit complicated? Are you scratching your head when it comes to figuring out proper amounts of nutrients, protein, carbohydrate and fat? You are not alone. Healthy eating sounds simple…

Fitness