• My First Time Cross-Country Skiing

    I’ve lived in Wisconsin most of my life and have vacationed in Colorado, but somehow I had never put a pair of skis on my feet. My family has never been into winter sports except for the occasional tubing, ice fishing and ice skating at our cottage on Lake Winnebago. I wasn’t even that good […]

  • An Organizational Lifesaver: The Tickler File

    So what’s a tickler file? Also called an everyday sorter, expanding desk file, pop-up file or desk file/sorter, it’s a most reliable and logical place to store your active papers and pending items until it’s time to act on them because it “tickles” your brain to help you remember things. It also shrinks those piles […]

  • HU Chant at Sturgeon Bay Library Feb. 22

    The Wisconsin Satsang Society – a chartered affiliate of Eckankar – will sponsor a Sound of Soul/HU Chant: Love, Karma, Reincarnation and Soul and consider how past lives affect our current relationships Feb. 22, 2-3 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with […]

  • Be Part of Door County Wellness Festival June 4-7

    The Door County Wellness Festival, June 4-7, will offer a diverse lineup of workshops and talks by presenters and practitioners from Door County and beyond in the areas of inspiration, nourishment and movement.  The full festival pass – available at a discount through March 15 – includes four days of programs including massage, foraging, herbal health, goal […]

  • Take Time for What Matters Retreat on April 17-19

    Spring is the perfect time to plant seeds of self-care, so join Door County Yoga on April 17-19 for the Take Time for What Matters Retreat with Shannon Carney and Sarah Litterio. Participants will receive a one-hour massage at The Spa at Sacred Grounds, including steam and sauna therapy; nature walks; guided meditation featuring local […]

  • Ayurveda Workshop at Roots Yoga

    Roots Yoga, 400 2nd St. in Algoma, will host an interactive Ayurveda workshop, Living in Harmony with the Cycles of Nature, on Feb. 29, 1-2:30 pm. This workshop, led by certified Ayurvedic health practitioner Virginia VanPay, will help balance the body as participants learn self-care techniques for seasonal allergies and how to live in harmony […]

  • Guided Meditation at Saguaro on Feb. 18

    Center yourself and recharge your energy through guided meditation Feb. 18, 6:30-8 pm, at Saguaro Day Spa & Wellness Center, 3899 Old Highway Road in Sturgeon Bay. (Arrive at 6:15 pm.) Meditation can give a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits emotional well-being and overall health – benefits that don’t end when the session […]

  • Three Health Books That Changed My Perspective for 2020

    by Amanda Bourbonais I was initially drawn to the science of health last year to change how I lived with ulcerative colitis, but I quickly developed a genuine interest in the best ways to repair our bodies and minds. Throughout that initial learning process, I read a lot of health-related books and am sharing those […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Offers Fun Options for Adults, Kids

    Dancin’ on the Door will welcome new yoga instructor Cora Orrick on Feb. 11, 11 am – 12 pm, with a class geared to all ability levels to benefit HELP of Door County. Advance registration is requested but not required; drop-ins are welcome. Yoga mats will be provided. The cost is $7 per person. Dancin’ on […]

  • Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe at Peninsula State Park Feb. 1

    Peninsula State Park will host a candlelight ski/hike/snowshoe event on Feb. 1, 5:30-8 pm, when skiers, hikers and snowshoers may head out on a one-mile candlelit trail and enjoy a bonfire with refreshments at the end. Participants may wish to take a small flashlight or headlamp. Pets are not allowed. Enter at Highland Road. The […]

  • CBD+Yoga Classes at Roots Yoga

    In collaboration with Native Roots Hemp, Roots Yoga is continuing to offer CBD+yoga (COGA) classes in 2020 on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Roots Yoga, 400 2nd St. in Algoma. The COGA class began in the summer of 2019 when Stacy Deprey-Purper of Native Roots Hemp and Jamie Schmiling […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door’s Winter Offerings for Children, Adults

    Dancin’ on the Door will offer workshops throughout the winter months at its studio and at locations throughout the county. Through the Magical Dancing Door (Everything Frozen) will be held at Sturgeon Bay’s SWY (adjacent to Third Avenue Playhouse on 3rd Avenue) on Jan. 22. Geared for children ages five through seven, each workshop is […]

  • Door County Folk Alliance Barn Dance on Jan. 18

    The Door County Folk Alliance’s (DCFA) next barn dance will be held Jan. 18, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. In-house DCFA members will call this dance. No partner or experience is needed to have a great time. There are usually others looking for dance partners, so don’t hesitate to ask someone […]

  • Themed Days Get Those Little Tasks Done

    You know how sometimes you have so many little to-do items nagging at you, or errands that never get crossed off your list, or repairs that need doing, or piles of old papers that need processing, or mail that’s accumulated, or the sense that you should be performing routine home maintenance? Here’s where “themed days” […]

  • Dance, Yoga Classes at Door County Yoga

    Join Door County Yoga (DCY) for some classes to kick off 2020. Try adult dance classes (age 14 and older) on Mondays in January, 5:30-6:30 pm, to learn the basics of modern, jazz and urban dance in this fun dance workshop taught by Elena Santiago. All levels are welcome. The cost is $10 per class. […]

  • Book Review: ‘UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases’

    by Amanda Bourbonais The key tenets of Dean and Anne Ornish’s “UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” are these: eat well, move more, stress less, love more. This 506-page manual breaks down the actionable steps to get you on the road to better living. And the studies the authors present […]

  • Yin Yoga, Stretch and Meditate Classes

    Fibonacci Salon and Studio (FSS) will be offering some new classes in the new year. Starting Jan. 3, FSS will host Yin Yoga classes on Fridays, 4-5 pm. Many types of yoga foster growth and development of our strong, active “yang” energy without creating opportunities for the soft, subtle “yin” energy. In this class, participants […]

  • Door County Folk Alliance Holds Barn Dance Dec. 21

    Warm up at the Door County Folk Alliance’s barn dance Dec. 21, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Wear your holiday duds, and take your dancing shoes to enjoy this dance featuring in-house alliance callers. No partner or experience is needed. Children are welcome, but they must be old enough to follow […]

  • Finding Your Center, Yoga Classes at Kress

    In collaboration with independent choreographer Elizabeth Clark, the Kress Pavilion is hosting Finding Your Center movement classes on Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 am, in the Great Hall. These co-ed classes include music, flexibility and strength building in a casual atmosphere to facilitate finding your center with breath and body balance.  Clark’s post-graduate education includes special studies in […]

  • Set 2020 Intentions In Metal with Roots Yoga

    Begin 2020 with intention by joining Roots Yoga, 400 2nd St. in Algoma, for the 2020 Intentions in Metal Workshop on Dec. 14, 10:30 am – 12 pm. Through various activities including guided meditation, participants will choose a mantra to inspire them throughout the year. Then art instructor Jodi Haack will help stamp it in […]