Best Of, Essentia Health, Health

What’s a Flexitarian?

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vegetarians should be making the grade, so there’s plenty of opportunity for the rest of us to improve our diets. Most Americans are omnivores because… Read More What’s a Flexitarian?

Best Of, Book Love, Multicultural Children's Book Resources

My Roundup of Gorgeous Chinese New Year Books and Crafts

I love holidays. Not just the “normal” ones like Christmas, Easter etc. I also appreciate the unique ones that give me and my family glimpses of other traditions and cultures. Chinese New Year is one of those kinds of holidays. Unlike our New Year celebrations, Chinese New Year is never on a fixed date because… Read More My Roundup of Gorgeous Chinese New Year Books and Crafts

Essentia Health, Family, Health

Sick of being Sick? Check out these Foods that Boost Your Immunity

{By Teresa Farrell, Licensed and Registered Dietician at Essentia Health.} This time of year everyone seems to be worried about getting a cold, the flu or worse. The question becomes what can you do to improve your immunity. Things that can boost your immunity include better stress management, exercise, getting adequate sleep, and proper nutrition.… Read More Sick of being Sick? Check out these Foods that Boost Your Immunity

Best Of, Goddess Month

A chance to embrace your Inner Goddess all month #GoddessMonth

February is Goddess Month. Before you start Googling like mad (because you’ve never heard of such a thing) just know that this isn’t a mainstream/well-known holiday. In fact, it didn’t exist until one of my besties and I decided a few years ago that our New Year technically didn’t begin February anyway because January is… Read More A chance to embrace your Inner Goddess all month #GoddessMonth

Best Of, Creative Ideas, Goddess Month

Goddesses and Wise Women UNITE | A Women’s Gathering

Embracing Your Inner Goddess Gathering at Prairie Bay in Baxter, MN! Hosted by Debbie Endres and Becky Flansburg Sign up deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018 so don’t delay!   “Where there is a woman, there is magic.”  – Ntozake Shange   The Beauty of Who You Are It’s all about you. Looking within, knowing you… Read More Goddesses and Wise Women UNITE | A Women’s Gathering

Book Love, Diverse Kidlit Linky

Creating another great #DiverseKidlit Book List

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. Did you miss celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th? Never fear! You can check out all the highlights of the Twitter party and conversation, as well as… Read More Creating another great #DiverseKidlit Book List

Essentia Health, Health

Serve up a healthy nachos bar for the Super Bowl

{guest post from Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health} Super Bowl Sunday is America’s second largest day for food consumption, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, potato chips and dips are some of the top-selling foods. Domino’s Pizza estimates its Super Bowl Sunday sales are five times greater than the average Sunday. These popular convenience foods are packed with… Read More Serve up a healthy nachos bar for the Super Bowl

Best Of, Book Love

Here’s to a fabulous #BookGivingDay in 2018!

I feel soooo lucky to be part of the team that is helping the #BookGivingDay crew share the much-anticipated poster reveal for Book Giving Day 2018! So cool! International #BookGivingDay Poster Reveal! So here we go….::drum roll::…Elys Dolan named as the illustrator for International Book Giving Day 2018 The poster is available to download, from the Book… Read More Here’s to a fabulous #BookGivingDay in 2018!

Best Of, Book Love, multicultural children's book day

A Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 Roundup of Diverse Kids’ Book Reviews!

Can you believe that the 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day is TODAY? To say we are excited is an understatement! We’ve invited all of our classrooms and supporters to celebrate The Big Day anytime during 1/22 and 1/27 and we’ve already had some educators and organizations share their ReadYourWorld fun here. The buzz around this event is mind-blowing and we… Read More A Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 Roundup of Diverse Kids’ Book Reviews!