Hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga") is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through the long, dark winter. It loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness and well-being. If you suffer from the wintertime blues, this practice can put all that to rest. Read on to find out how to cozy up your home and life.
If you’re starting to feel like your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer, you’re likely suffering from SAD — seasonal affective disorder. While this can make your work and social life difficult, it can wreak havoc on your intimate relationships. We talked with West Michigan-based sex and relationship expert Dr. Megan Stubbs about how to let love win, even in the coldest of seasons.
It’s a new year and everyone’s trying to get fit. We picked the brains of fitness experts around West Michigan to find out what keeps them motivated and on track with their New Year’s Resolutions.
We all know the cycle of creating New Year’s resolutions, breaking them, then waiting for the next year to come around and pressing repeat. It’s time to break the cycle and find the training program that will work for you and stick.
In 2017, Christian Roberts was voted best personal trainer in Revue’s Best of the West. He grew up playing rugby, boxing and surfing in Wales, then began training professionals from boxing, ballet, MMA and more. Since moving to America, Roberts has developed Street Fit Coaching, his own Grand Rapids-based business.
We asked Roberts about how to stay motivated, how to pick your trainer and how a trainer really helps.
If you don’t ski, snowboard or snowmobile, then getting outdoors in the dead of winter is difficult. And if you’ve got kids, you’re likely ready to leave the house halfway through winter break. So get back to your childhood roots, head to your local sledding hill or ice skating rink, and enjoy a few hours experiencing the best parts of winter.
Unless you take some time to reflect, you might not know what you’ve got until it’s gone. So just think: What would you miss if you moved away from West Michigan?
That’s the question we here at Revue asked ourselves this month. There’s a lot to love around here, so much so that we brought on some community figures to act as guest writers and give their own thanks.
Here in West Michigan, we love our pets. It’s nice to have cool places to meet people who love their pets just as much as we do. Luckily, West Michigan has plenty to offer in that department. Check out this list of fun-filled events to attend with your pets this year.
A pet is more than just an animal — it’s family. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a pet parent for the first time or bringing in yet another furry companion, here are a few local places to check out in addition to county animal shelters.
It doesn’t take fur to make a loyal companion. Grand Rapids offers all kinds of feathered and scaly pets who would love to join your family, or at least swim happily around in your aquarium.
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