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Making the Spirits Bright

Making the Spirits Bright

WLMagazine November 17, 2014 0

by Rick Vuyst Many studies produce strong evidence that as little as three to five minutes of contact with “nature” can significantly reduce stress and have a complex impact on emotions, reducing anger and

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The Impressionist: Passion, Purpose, Song

The Impressionist: Passion, Purpose, Song

WLMagazine November 12, 2014 0

by Kerri VanderHoff • photos by Two Eagles Marcus Grand Rapids enjoys a solid reputation as an arts and cultural destination in West Michigan. Less known might be the powerful establishing force behind several

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The Wrap Battle

The Wrap Battle

WLMagazine November 10, 2014 0

by Bri Kilroy • photo by Two Eagles Marcus It’s that time of year when the whole house becomes a wrapping workspace littered with paper, bags, bows, tape, tags, a pair of scissors (I

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Reader’s Lounge: November

Reader’s Lounge: November

WLMagazine November 6, 2014 0

by Penni Speets With holiday breaks approaching, you’ll have plenty of time to start reading again. Here are a few favorites for those looking to spread gratitude, give thanks and celebrate your accomplishments and blessings with

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The Value of Gratitude

The Value of Gratitude

Kim Monaghan November 5, 2014 0

by Kim Monaghan A simple “thank you” can make someone’s day, but did you know that it could also boost your career? Taking time to appreciate efforts of others requires no more than a

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Bissell Sponsoring Adoption Fees at Kent County Animal Shelter

Bissell Sponsoring Adoption Fees at Kent County Animal Shelter

WLM October 30, 2014 0

Every shelter pet needs a “home for the holidays,” and because of the Bissell Pet Foundation Campaign, adoptions at the Kent County Animal Shelter will be free through the end of 2014! The Kent County

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The Impressionist: Working Class Grit with an Artist’s Heart

The Impressionist: Working Class Grit with an Artist’s Heart

WLMagazine October 20, 2014 0

by Kerri VanderHoff I went to another funeral this past week. This time, it was my late father’s sister. Only one uncle remains before a generational branch of my family tree ceases to walk

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Hallowtide History

Hallowtide History

WLMagazine October 17, 2014 0

by Richelle Kimble Candy, costumes and parades. Ghouls, ghosts and goblins. These symbols have become iconic for the holiday that kicks off the autumnal celebrations, Halloween. Even with the renowned associations of the spooky evening,

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There’s No Place Like “Loam”

There’s No Place Like “Loam”

WLMagazine October 16, 2014 0

by Rick Vuyst I believe our personal outdoor spaces are an extension of our homes. Our outdoor living space affects our quality of life, our mood and our health; our landscapes are close to

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Your Little Red Box

Your Little Red Box

WLMagazine October 15, 2014 0

In the past, women would temporarily halt a leaking sink with a bucket and wait for the man of the house to fix it. Now, with DIY inspiration on blogs and websites, more women

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