Green Home

Adding houseplants to living and working spaces not only provides a visual aesthetic, it creates a peaceful atmosphere and has been proven to be good for mental and physical health. With a wide variety of houseplants to choose from, introducing the right ones into the home and office can have the same positive effects as aromatherapy and music. In fact,…

Set (and Achieve) Your Goals

Oh, the age-old tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re a goal-setting champion or the ultimate procrastinator in need of a good push, reflecting on your past year and the fresh months ahead can go a long way in setting up 2019 for success, whatever that might mean to you. One year, I resolved to accept that I simply…

Reach Your Potential

 Article Kelsey Claspell | Photography Barbara Dudley  It’s no secret that Bend is a mecca for people who enjoy an active lifestyle. From mountain biking to rock climbing, downhill skiing to backcountry hiking, and everything in between, Central Oregon offers endless possibilities. An essential part of prepping your body to enjoy the Bend life starts in the gym. Year-round training…

Spring into Summer with Skin Safety

Well, it's that time of year again! The grass is greener, the sky is bluer, the breeze is warmer, and the sun is stronger. However, with a little forethought and preparation you can help yourself and your family stay safe while you enjoy our beautiful Central Oregon outdoors. And remember, the ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer also destroy elastic…

Wood Renewal Business Focuses on Home and Environmental Health

The home is where the heart is. Anyone who has suffered through the multitude of decisions in a home remodel knows this to be true. The mere act of remodeling—or refurbishing—one’s kitchen cabinets and floors quickly becomes a labor of love. N-Hance, a residential and commercial wood floor and cabinet renewal franchise with a branch in Central Oregon, aims to…

Modern Day Homesteading

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. The law allowed for 160 acres of previously-identified public land in exchange for five years of residence and cultivation of the land. Four decades later, Central Oregon became a hotbed of homesteading activity as part of the “last rush for free land.” Those local homesteaders were somewhat duped, however, by the…

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

As our loved ones get older, it's important to stay tuned to their health needs and be aware of any health concerns that may arise. Please enjoy this pertinent information submitted by our friends at the American Heart Association. And, remember to always consult your doctor with any questions you may have.

Choosing the Right Exercise Equipment

When it comes to staying fit, gone are the days of jumping jacks and Jane Fonda workout tapes. Thankfully, there are many options for home exercise equipment geared toward keeping you fit or nursing you back from injury. However, navigating the $3.75 billon industry (2014 statistics) and choosing the right machines can be a daunting one. Try using some of…