Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness, Uncategorized

The Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

There is some debate on whether eggs should be a part of people’s diet. However, the health benefits of eating eggs are overpowering most concerns these days. Hard-boiled eggs are very versatile, as well as being low cost and filling. Whether you decide to eat them by themselves, chop them on a green salad, make… Read More The Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

Essentia Health, Food + Dining Features, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

Eat More Veggies! – Three Easy Ways to Guarantee You Eat Your Vegetables

{Guest post from Jean Larson, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors.} Do you struggle to get enough vegetables each day? I encourage all my patients to shoot for four to six cups of vegetables every day. One strategy that helps you increase your vegetable intake, and your… Read More Eat More Veggies! – Three Easy Ways to Guarantee You Eat Your Vegetables

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Recipes + Food, Self Care + Wellness

Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson; licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. People with diabetes aren’t the only ones who need to lower their blood sugar levels. The American Diabetes Association says 1 in 3 American adults has pre-diabetes, which means their blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal… Read More Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Brainerd Lakes Area, Self Care + Wellness

Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

If you’ve been on an airplane, you’ve heard the safety schpeel that takes place on every flight. As part of this pre-takeoff instruction, passengers are always directed: “Put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others.” Flight attendants encourage parents to help themselves before helping their child or children. While it’s a hard pill to… Read More Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Anxiety, Mental Health, Parenting, Self Care + Wellness, Uncategorized

9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress

Stress is, unfortunately, a part of life. But for parents, those moments of pressure and high-anxiety can be even more frequent; and downright debilitating when it comes to the creative process. The Internet is packed with unique ways to “blow some steam” and decompress during tense times. From funny videos to gadgets and relaxation timers… Read More 9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress

Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

Tips for Nurturing Ourselves Emotionally

Emotions are what make us human, but they can also unduly influence our decisions in life. When we are tired and overworked, they can get the better of us, and negative emotions can keep us from realizing our potential. But as with everything in life, there are a “work-around” or effective ways to stay negative… Read More Tips for Nurturing Ourselves Emotionally