Gretchen Maurer

I am a Detroit native currently living in Grosse Pointe. I have a passion for the city, my career and really good coffee. Currently I am pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in public relations at Wayne State University. When I am not studying I love being outside with a good book or on my mat in the yoga studio.

Reduce Stress and Relax with More Reading, Less Screen Time

Getting lost in a good book can be good for your mental health, help you sleep better and more!

get lost in a good book

#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Gavin DeVore

Instead of watching the floats make their way down Woodward Avenue, 11-year-old Gavin DeVore will get to ride one.

#MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP

Conquer Your Fear of Stage Fright and Boost Your Self-Confidence

Public speaking is one of the biggest fears for American adults. Overcoming this fear can help boost self-confidence.

overcome fear of stage fright

15 Ways to Enjoy Fall in Michigan

Looking for something fun to do? Check out some fun activities to do in Michigan.

fall in michigan

Buy Nearby, Celebrate Shopping Local This Weekend

How to support small businesses in your community? Shop small and celebrate Buy Nearby in Lansing on October 1 and 2.

buy nearby

#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Xavier Bean

Meet #MIKidsCan Champion of the month Xavier Bean, who inspires his community to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Looking to Try Hot Yoga? We Have Some Tips For You

We have some tips for you to make your first hot yoga class a great one.

hot yoga guide

New Semester, New Routine

Going back to college? Set yourself up for success and make it the best semester yet.

healthy semester

The Power of a Positive Playlist

Read about how music can reduce your stress levels, and find a few new songs to add to your positive playlist.

positive playlist

Think Small, Achieve Big

Read about how setting smaller goals can help you achieve some big goals in both your personal and professional life

think small, achieve big

5 Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Your Stress

Adopting five new habits can help reduce your overall stress and have a positive impact on your life.

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Free Fitness Event at Belle Isle State Park

Free fitness event combining a 6-mile bike ride followed by a 45-minute yoga class.

Belle Isle State Park events
Home and Family

The Importance of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

The school year is ending and summer is starting, learn about the benefits of letting your kids be kids, engaging in unstructured play time/

unstructured play for kids

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