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White Water Rafting on the Menominee River: Facing My Fears for My #HealthyMe

Never in a million years did I think I would go white water rafting…but never say never, right? This week I am on a road trip, traveling across the Upper Peninsula with my co-workers and our first excursion was to go…

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#HealthyMe: BCBSM Employee Takes Faith in Wellness Personally

Helping local Grand Rapids-area churches grow their wellness ministries led Cle Jackson to his spiritual home. Now, Jackson is stepping up to help lead his congregation toward better health. As a BCBSM senior community liaison, Jackson organizes and promotes healthy…

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Can You Dig it? Detroit Dirt is Leading the D’s Composting Revolution

You know what they say: waste not, want not! Detroit Dirt is saving the world one yard of compost at a time. From collecting unused food scraps to the composting process itself, the brand stands for all around growth; be it through…

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Power Island is Tranquil Paradise

Looking to get away from it all? Consider historic Power Island. This 200-acre nature preserve features gorgeous waterfront views of Grand Traverse Bay and over five miles of hiking trails. Four rustic campsites are available on one-acre Bassett Island, which…

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Get Lost in Nature at These Five Southeast Michigan Gems

I have found one very simple approach to enhancing my family’s health: heading outside. This is because people outside move more. In fact, I can   stand by the fact that inside kids can’t possibly be getting the minimal amount of…

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Restaurant Week GR: Our Top Ten Healthy Picks

Hitting the town for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids? The annual celebration of creative cuisine is back with a focus on fresh, local ingredients artfully prepared. Perfect beverage pairings from Michigan breweries and wineries add a new dimension this year to…

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Catch the Tahquamenon Phenomenon with a Park and Read Pass

With summer winding down and temperatures dropping off, it’s a great time to wrap up the season with a trip to one of Michigan’s many state parks. If you weren’t able to make it up north this summer, take a…

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The Family Guide to Affordable Activities Across Michigan

Michigan has one of the best summers in the United States, but sometimes it can feel impossible to take a family out without spending a fortune on tickets, food and transportation. Before you break open your piggy bank, check out…

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Enjoy Family Fun at Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? Head to the four-day Petoskey Festival on the Bay for a beautiful waterfront setting and plenty of events the whole family will enjoy. The festival fun kicks off Thursday, August 14 and runs…

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