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S.H.E.: Making lifestyle changes requires more than stating a resolution

The beginning of the year is traditionally the time when people decide to make big changes like quitting smoking, exercising more and eating healthier. This is the time when people are fully committed to...

Marisa Bramer of Middleton doesn’t allow a few snowflakes to prevent her from heading outside and logging miles. (Courtesy photos)

S.H.E.: Outdoor exercise? Bring it on

Getting started down a more fit and healthy path is challenging on its own accord, but add the coldness and darkness of winter and it can be difficult to just get started. For at...


S.H.E.: Keep up the will power

Mustering the will power to get through many aspects of life can be a challenge when trying to balance home, family and career.


S.H.E.: Setting short- and long-term goals

Losing weight, getting fit, returning to school, making a career change or getting organized all require setting both short-term and long-term goals.

Steel Toes to Stillettos

Steel Toes to Stilettos: Do away with those hollow New Year’s resolutions

When I think about goals, my mind automatically goes to the workplace.

Greenville’s Toni Burgess-Dowdell before and after photos. She said setting up and reaching small goals was key to starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

S.H.E.: Greenville resident’s big lifestyle change happened by making small goals

Three years ago, Toni Burgess-Dowdell resolved to change her body and her lifestyle. By setting small, attainable goals throughout her journey, she has successfully achieved a more fit body and, just as importantly, a...

Pam Greenhoe began making soy oil candles in the basement of her Crystal home and now offers several unique gifts at The Candle Cottage on Main St. in Crystal. (Daily News | Stacie Smith)

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Shop locally, practically and uniquely

Less than two weeks remain for Christmas shopping and purchasing a gift for the person who has everything can add stress to a growing list and shrinking ideas. Shopping locally can help alleviate the...

Krinstine Willette of Greenville, pictured with two of her five children, Emily, at left, and Olivia, has been able to keep her household and herself happy, balancing work, family and tending to the special needs of Olivia, who has severe cerebral palsy. (Courtesy photos)

S.H.E.: With five children, one with special needs, Greenville mom finds a way to balance life, work, family

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, both real and imagined. Comic books are the thing of heroes, but true-to-life heroes aren’t ones who wear capes, but rather who humbly wear a uniform or everyday...


S.H.E.: Keeping your diet in check during the holidays isn’t easy

With the late-year holidays quickly approaching, I’ve started thinking more and more about food. Who doesn’t, right? For some reason, we in the United States (and probably other countries, too) have made food a big...

Gift giving ideas for grandparents

Gift giving can be difficult and sometimes frustrating, especially for grandparents who enjoy seeing the smiles that just the right gift can elicit. Claire Benedict and Tracy Hull, both of Belding, have some ideas...

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