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August 2015

August 2015

We know it’s going to inevitably happen each year, and indeed it has happened again: the first part of the always anticipated summer has flown by. While back-to-school promotions and autumn events are beginning to pop up, we shouldn’t fast forward too much. We still have the delightful month of August to savor the last warm days of the season.

Wisconsin packs in a lot of fun events and happenings during this time, and we’ve scoured Travel Wisconsin to compile a list of some of our favorite below.

  • Mile of Music – Appleton – Aug. 6 - 9
  • Dane Dances – Madison – Aug. 7
  • Classic & Wooden Boat Festival – Sturgeon Bay – Aug. 7 and 8
  • Wild West Days – Viroqua – Aug. 14 - 16
  • Wisconsin Farm Technology Days – Sun Prairie – Aug. 25 -27
  • Manitowoc County Fair – Manitowoc – Aug. 25 – 30

Visit www.travelwisconsin for great photos and descriptions, plus even more great activities for August and the coming months. We hope you check them out and enjoy all our great state has to offer!

The Nature’s Pathways Team

When we think about pets, what usually comes to mind is a cute furry little kitten, or a happy, playful puppy. What happens as these pets we come to love inevitably age and come to the end of their life’s journey? How will we make decisions for them that puts…
As a long time advocate for cures to insomnia (read: the positive side of “suffering from”), I have tried a lot of different sleep remedies. White pills, yellow pills, blue pills (they’ll really put you in LaLa Land), exercising before bed, positive imaging, mantras, different sleep positions, going to bed…
Regular exercise can benefit the body in many ways, helping men and women maintain healthier weights and lower their risks for developing potentially deadly diseases. Though many people are quick to associate exercise with its physical benefits, those hours spent on the treadmill also can boost brain power. According to…
Fifteen years ago I attended my first stretch class at Gold’s Gym on Madison’s East side. Stretching at this time was not second nature to me. I loved the way it felt to move and stretch all of my muscles. After encouragement from the instructor, I decided to sign up…
Dr. Laura Konopacki recently completed advanced studies in the holistic and natural management of brain-based health problems and is offering a new service that brings hope to thousands of families in our community. “Today, 18 percent of adults suffer from a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder and 21 percent of…
In an era of escalated airline ticket prices and extra travel expenses, road trips have emerged once more as a popular and cost-conscious mode of vacationing for individuals and families. Nearly 80 percent of leisure trips in 2012 were made by car, says the U.S. Travel Association. Fodor’s Travels advises…
We are a household of two humans, two rescue cats and a rescue dog. We are known as Cris, Kirsty, Sonny, Smudge and Sky Dog. In mid-June, the unthinkable happened. Cris and I were out having lunch in the backyard, the sun was shining and it was a perfect day.…
We’ve all heard or have experienced by now just how powerful massage, yoga, chiropractic, mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and meditation are as modalities for healing and enhancing the body and mind. But the word about floatation therapy and its seemingly infinite benefits is still making its way into mainstream consciousness. What…
Shawna Peterson added TheOrganicSkin.com to her already existing business Refined Beauti, Inc. in January of 2015. She was a Salon Consultant for 12 years before her passion led her to start her own beauty supply distributor 5 years ago. She is more of a boutique distributor based in Green Bay…
Whether you are a brand new or a seasoned massage client, here are a few tips to help you completely relax, and get the most out of your massage. When scheduling your massage appointment, make sure to schedule it when most of your obligations for the day are going to…
Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. It has been used as both a medicine and a spice for thousands of years. Garlic’s most common folk or traditional uses as a dietary supplement are for high cholesterol, heart disease and high blood pressure. Other folk…
Many adults and teens can benefit from Invisalign versus traditional metal braces. Invisalign can be used to correct the following types of mild dental problems: Overly crowded teeth. When there is not enough room in the jaw for all of the teeth to fit comfortably or normally Widely spaced teeth.…
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