Average Jane

Average Joe/Jane

I miss my grandma! She knew so much about healthy food and how to cook all of the delicious vegetables straight from the garden. She baked her goods 100 percent from scratch — whole grain bread too! Now that I am responsible for raising my own children, I have many…
After being in a major car accident and told I would not walk normally again without the use of a cane, I thought things were hopeless. I confided in my friends and family that I felt depressed and was at a loss over what to do next. To my surprise,…
“You need a root canal and a crown.” This is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear at their dentist’s office. Unfortunately for me, I’d heard those very words not too long ago. I got the root canal from my (former) dentist and, frankly, it was terrible. I can’t…
I have a confession to make: I hate going to the dentist. Actually, “hate” is the wrong word. I loathe going to the dentist. The scraping, the high-pitched squeal of the drill, the gloved hands prying open my mouth, filling it with questionable chemicals … if I could say a…
I have had many massages with many massage therapists throughout my adult life. In my experience, I’ve found that you can tell the exceptional therapists from the merely passable ones by their ability to “listen” to the needs of your body. As I reflect on my massage at Active Body…
For several months, I’d been giving a lot of thought to improving my life and my connection to my authentic self. I was continually asking myself: Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? What’s my soul’s purpose? With each passing day, the pressure to take action…
I have never been a fan of needles; however, after talking with my therapist at Orthopedic & Spine Therapy in Appleton about trying a treatment technique they offer, I realized I’d better change my tune. The name of the procedure basically gave it away as soon as it came out…
After many years of back and shoulder pain and visits to different therapists, I decided to try another approach. I had heard many good things about Dr. Amber Erickson, an area doctor of chiropractic, so I made an appointment. That day, I had a beautiful, relaxing drive to Erickson Family…
It’s difficult to start something new, so when I walked into Perennial Yoga for the first time, it was not the easiest entrance I had ever made in my life. It was, however, perhaps one of the most important. I went to my first class overweight and out of shape.…
  Jane becomes part of the family at quirky salon and spa Just walking into Shear Chaos Salon & Spa makes you feel like you have style and swagger. From the décor to the demeanor of the staff, especially owners Tobin and Jillian Campbell, the whole experience is something out…
  Jane learns that there’s more to dance than just the moves I’ve wanted to take dance lessons since as far back as I can remember; however, the unfortunate fact that I am extremely uncoordinated has always kept me from actually doing it. That changed when I entered TC Dance…
I got a lot more than I bargained for on a recent visit to a healthy living expo … I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Brian Wussow at his booth. He was offering a free spinal analysis, and while I didn’t have an immediate concern with my spine, I…
Have you ever driven by a place a million times thinking it’s one thing, only to find it’s really another? That was the case for my experience with Natural Health Works Holistic Clinic and Natural Spa (Natural Health Works) in Verona. In my years of passing the business, I just…
Going to a cosmetology school for my haircuts and facials never crossed my mind; however, after learning of a friend’s positive experience with a facial at Gill-Tech Academy, I decided to give it a try. When I called to book my appointment for a facial, I was pleasantly surprised when…
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