Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: I 'Walked' Across Italy

Reaching my 10,000 steps every day is how I'm surviving the pandemic.

11:40am By Ilene Denton

Safe and Stylish

Five Stylish Face Masks

With mask ordinances in effect, we've found face coverings from local boutiques that will keep you safe—*without* sacrificing your style.

07/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Work It Out

Five Local Online Workshops to Try This Summer

From belly dance to furniture restoration, there's something for everyone.

07/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Fitness

Club Pilates Studio Opens in Downtown Sarasota

The downtown location is the owners' third in Sarasota.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Breathe Easier

Four Easy Ways to Take a Mindfulness Break

Times are tough, to say the least. Here are a few easy ways to calm your worried mind.

06/16/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Let's get physical, physical

The Exercise Coach Boasts High-Tech Equipment and Personalized Instruction

The newish fitness studio's guiding philosophy is that the most effective way to change the way one's body looks and feels is to increase muscle.

05/27/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Love in the time of COVID

Professor Offers Tips on Dealing With Relationship Conflict During the Pandemic

Dr. Joanna DeValia recently shared her program "Romantic Competence" through Lakewood Ranch's Brain Health Initiative.

05/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

A Sarasota Social Worker Is Offering Free Virtual Therapy for Essential Workers

Jeffery Frank is one of several therapists who have started a new nonprofit that provides free or reduced-cost therapy sessions to essential workers nationwide.

05/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Ask an Allergist

Know Thy Sneezes: The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19

Sarasota allergist Dr. Hugh Windom breaks down the difference between seasonal allergy and coronavirus symptoms. (His answers will make you feel better!)

05/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Zen Habits

Feel Better: CROP Juice's Karen Odierna Shares Her Top Health Tips

Odierna, a former R.N. and the founder of CROP Juice, gives us her thoughts on herbal remedies, Vitamin D and probiotics.

04/23/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Coronavirus

Amid the Pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Livestreams Offer a Dose of Community

With most activities curtailed by COVID-19, Lakewood Ranch residents are finding a new place to get together: online.

04/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

Do Natural Remedies Really Boost Immunity and Protect Us From Viruses?

A Sarasota Memorial Hospital nutritionist answers common questions about natural remedies like vitamin C, zinc, elderberry syrup and more.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Zen Habits

Feel Better: Five Yoga Poses to Calm the Nervous System

We asked Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio owner Claudia Baeza to share five poses to help balance our bodies and calm our minds. The result? A restorative practice you can do in the comfort of your own home.

03/30/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Exercise Corner

Miss the Gym? Here's a Playlist to Help Get You Motivated to Work Out at Home

Suncoast View's Joey Panek shares his upbeat playlist to get us moving and feeling happy.

03/25/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Zen Habits

Feel Better: Five Tips For Being Mindful

The growing intensity of the coronavirus crisis has resulted in a lot of stress. Here are five easy ways to feel better in as little as five minutes.

03/25/2020 By Heather Dunhill

We Tried It

Get a Kick Out of Your Workout at iLoveKickboxing

The fun, approachable kickboxing studio recently opened in the Rosemary District.

03/12/2020 By Jessika Ward

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We Tried It: A CBD Massage

Are CBD massages all hype—or powerful elixirs for stress relief? Our beauty editor finds out.

02/17/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Sustainability

Zero Waste Bar Opens

The store is located inside the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime.

02/10/2020 By Staff

A Marathon, Not a Sprint

A Social Worker Shares Her Top Tips for Caregivers

“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

01/19/2020 By Shelby Schwartz

Just Add CBD

Five CBD Products You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

A look at the wild and ever-growing world of CBD products.

01/17/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson