Tag Archives: Christmas

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14 Merry Ways to Have Yourself a Northern Michigan Holiday

Whether you live in northern Michigan or plan to head there to enjoy a little more snow this season, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this fun and festive time of year! Here’s a look at some of the…

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Shop Local for Holiday Gifts

Will you be braving the Black Friday crowds, or gasp, maybe even starting your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving? Perhaps you’re more of a Cyber Monday shopper, scooping up online deals between Monday morning commitments at work. (It’s okay, we won’t…

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3 Healthy Reasons to Put Up a Real Tree This Season

For many Michigan families, ‘tis the season to string the lights, deck the halls and put up the Christmas tree. But deciding to put up a tree is only the first step; choosing between a real tree and an artificial one…

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Keep Your Pets Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

Your focus may be on family and friends this time of year, but be sure to spend some time ensuring that the animals in your life are safe and sound as well. The holidays bring lots of changes in routine and environment, which…

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Modern holiday breakfast: Marmalade French Toast Casserole

With wrapping paper spread across the family room floor and exciting new toys and gadgets to play with, who has time to think about a healthy Christmas morning breakfast? Instead of scrambling to keep stomachs full, plan ahead the night…

Food

Tune in, tone up: Holiday songs for yoga and Pilates

Joyful, holiday music is everywhere right now: on the radio, in stores, at neighborhood restaurants. Why not also listen to it during your workout? Songs like Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is a perfect choice if…

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How you can limit depression during the holiday season

Do you feel joyous when holiday decorations go up and store windows fill with gifts? If you don’t, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  The holidays can be emotionally draining and financially overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon…

Mental Health

The 10 steps of food safety to keep your 12 days of Christmas healthy

To make sure you are spreading Holiday cheer instead of germs this Christmas season, include food safety as the main ingredient in your food preparation.  To prevent food-borne illness from ruining the holidays, remember these four steps: Clean, separate, cook,…

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Lansing kicks off the holiday season with Silver Bells in the City

Once again, as it has for the last 29 years, the city of Lansing celebrates the opening of the holiday season with the annual Silver Bells in the City event. Spread over several blocks, central to the capitol building, Silver…