Fitness corner: In November, my thoughts turn to men’s health

When November rolls around every year, I think a lot more about gratitude. Thanksgiving has a way of reminding us how much we have to be grateful for, and I often find myself telling people “I’m thankful for you” and that sort of thing. And when Movember rolls around every year, I think about my…

Sponsor spotlight: PUR Skin Clinic welcomes new anti-aging expert  

Pur Skin Clinic, the premier beauty destination for advanced cosmetic-medical dermatology services, announces the expansion of their award winning skin-care team with the appointment of anti-aging expert and Pacific Northwest native Dr. Kaitlin Brasier, DNP. From the Pur Skin announcement: Bringing with her an extensive education in both family medicine and aesthetic dermatology, Dr. Brasier…

Edmonds Senior Center partners with Bastyr to sponsor low-cost natural medicine clinic

The Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic partners with the Edmonds Senior Center to provide naturopathic medicine and consultations every Wednesday. The clinic is currently located at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center while the new Edmonds Waterfront Center is under construction. Patients of all ages have come from Edmonds and nearby communities to receive a range…

Art & Mindfulness for Women in Edmonds Returns

Women are gathering for a unique urban day retreat experience on Friday, October 25th at Artworks in downtown Edmonds.  The Release™ retreats bring together therapeutic art making with professionally facilitated discussion, personal journal writing, mindfulness and guided meditation. Edmonds-based Psychotherapist Peggy Farah, LMHC designed the program to be a mix of playful and reflective where women…

Fitness Corner: Beating the winter blues

Winter may not be here yet but it sure does feel like it’s on the way. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, I found the coldness and darkness of fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest challenging every single year. Even here in Texas, where it is undeniably sunnier and warmer further into fall,…

Sponsor spotlight: Polish your complexion with a microdermabrasion facial at Ombu

With all the facial trends there are out there right now, it’s easy to see why you might get confused. But if you are ready for a glowing, polished complexion you should try a microdermabrasion facial! What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure in which a stream of fine crystals or diamond-tipped wand…

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Delicious recipes for nutrient-rich pumpkin

Far too often relegated to Halloween doorstep décor and overused as a coffee drink marketing device (think Pumpkin Spice Latte), pumpkin and all its health benefits deserve so much more. Pumpkin calories clock in at just 49 per cup of purée, plus that serving sneaks in 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and…

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington

Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to rise in Washington, and across the country. Pregnant women experience some of the worst outcomes from untreated STDs, including from congenital syphilis, which is a growing problem in Washington. From 2014 to 2018,…

Questions and answers about Alzheimer’s

Recently, mental health has been an important topic that many have been researching, for both themselves and their loved ones. With this in mind, people have been learning more about brain-related illnesses and overall brain health, especially as it relates to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and prevention steps they can take. Unfortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association reports…

Welcome to our new advertiser: personal trainer Darian Coleman of D2I Fitness

Welcome to our new advertiser, Certified Personal Trainer Darian Coleman of D2I Fitness. We’ll let her tell you a bit about what she does best. Her motto is “Dare 2 Inspire Fitness.” Hello, I’m Dare, your local Certified Personal Trainer and owner of D2I Fitness, LLC. I specialize in strength and conditioning, fat loss and…

Sponsor spotlight: Stay in the game – two fall sports injuries to avoid

Fall sports are back on the calendars of athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers. No matter whose team you are on, everyone wins when athletes stay injury-free. Each season, I team up with Edmonds high school athletic trainers on the sidelines to evaluate players on the field. I also see injured athletes in my clinic when additional…

Community Life Center to host mental health community outreach event Oct. 13

The Community Life Center will host a community outreach event Sunday, Oct. 13 on issues surrounding mental health. The event will run from 10 a.m.-noon. Representatives from industry professional organizations will answer questions and provide help in making resources available to people struggling with anxiety, depression, addition or thoughts of suicide. Participants include: Lahai Health…

Fitness Corner: Exercising while traveling

My late husband, Coach Dan Potts, was the most dedicated exerciser I have ever met, even on vacation. I have vivid memories of him on the floor of vacation rentals and hotel rooms, completing multiple repetitions of crunches, push-ups and bodyweight squats, nearly every morning we traveled together. And then we’d head out on a…

Sponsor spotlight reminder: Art & Mindfulness for Women in Edmonds returns

Women are gathering for a unique urban day retreat experience on Friday, September 20th at Artworks in downtown Edmonds. The Release™️ retreats bring together therapeutic art making with professionally facilitated discussion, personal journal writing, mindfulness and guided meditation. Edmonds-based Psychotherapist Peggy Farah, LMHC designed the program to be a mix of playful and reflective where…

Sponsor spotlight: First-time dermal filler patient? How to prepare

The sheer number of options out there when it comes to dermal fillers can make things complicated. At Pur Skin Clinic, our skin care experts take exceptional pride in ensuring you have a customized experienced and will make recommendations tailored to your specific skin care needs. If you’re thinking about getting dermal fillers for the…

Sponsored: The Impact of Sobriety Influencers on Social Media

“I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me…

Sponsor spotlight: Get a clearer complexion with Clear Skin Acne Facial

Acne is the bane of many people’s existences. It is an unwanted blemish that can look and feel unattractive. A Clear Skin Acne Facial is the answer to those embarrassing acne problems. What Causes Acne? While there isn’t a single cause for acne, there are many common themes. Let’s look at some of them: •…

Healthy Eating: Celebrate bounty of garden with a hearty couscous salad

This has been a cool summer in my garden — especially temperature-wise. Usually we get enough heat that by mid-July my supply of greens and lettuces has started to bolt. But this year, due to the cool temperatures in Juneary, Julyary and Augustary (creative combination of January with June, July and August!), I have been…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

Swedish Edmonds nurse to speak at Seattle health care town hall

Edmonds resident and award-winning Swedish Edmonds nurse Stefan Torres will be a panelist at the Future of Nursing 2030 Seattle Town Hall, set for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall. “Our city’s theme is ‘High Tech to High Touch,’ so I’ll be discussing and proposing recommendations to the committee based on…