Health & Wellness

Two women plank in a park

tudies show that outdoor workouts have multiple benefits, including boosting moods, releasing stress, improving self-esteem and increasing absorption of natural vitamin D, which takes a dive in the winter.

Set among the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Deer Run Golf Club and Carver Park Reserve is Enki Brewing. “We like to think of Enki Brewing as the fourth key attraction of Victoria,” John Hayes, co-owner of Enki, says.

Is love greater than hate—or jealousy? Explore the meaning of love with King Arthur as he discovers a new way to govern and navigates a love triangle with his greatest love, Queen Guenevere, and his good friend, Lancelot.

Birthdays come like clockwork—every 365 days, to be exact. Get ahead of planning your next party with this handy guide to some of the top kids’ party venues in the area. Just set a date, send some invites and your next party is in the (gift) bag.

As a parent, some topics are just easier to avoid—until they can’t be ignored. When Kristine Rauenhorst’s mom, Karen Wiswell, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, both women were concerned about how to discuss it with Rauenhorst’s 2-year-old twin boys, Henry and George.

Chanhassen’s all-ages winter event is back for its 24th year, featuring all the activities we’ve come to love at Lake Ann Park.

Assume Positive Intent. Those three words–also referred to as API–have likely saved the day many a time. They come from Dr. Amit Sood, a world-renowned Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency.

Christi Nordby has an infectious zeal for life. The Chanhassen-based Pilates instructor, wife, mother, model and mentor seeks to live life to the fullest and help others do the same.

For the Waconia Lions’ biggest fundraiser of the year, they deliver meat: exotic meat you can’t pick up at the local grocery store. “People come from hundreds of miles away,” says Waconia Lions president Scott Tomes. “It’s like the Super Bowl of Waconia.”

Bhante Sathi has a mission: to share the benefits of meditation with the entire world. That’s what led the Buddhist monk to open the Chaska Mindfulness Center. “I wanted to create a neutral place, without cultural barriers,” he says.

When you live in Minnesota, you just have to make the most of winter weather.

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