Average Jane

Average Joe/Jane

I spent the last month enjoying my time one or two times a week going to Inner Sun Yoga Studio and I must say that even though I live in Appleton and it is in Oshkosh, it was worth the drive! Deb Sommerhalder opened Inner Sun Yoga Studio in 2004…
Nancy Johnson, of Healthy Food for Busy People, is a nutritional consultant who works with people to incorporate healthy eating into their daily lives. Prior to the initial consultation, Nancy sends each prospective client a food preference survey, cataloging their preferred grains, vegetables, fruits, spices, cheese, cereals, oils, condiments and…
Recently, I set out on an adventure. For one week, I decided to park the car and ride Valley Transit. I knew I would save money by not driving, but I had no idea I would meet so many interesting people during my bus travels. I had a few questions,…
When I enter the offices of Lord Spinal Care, Dr. Katherine Lord greets me with a gracious smile. As she whisks me into an exam room for an initial consultation, I am immediately put at ease as she explains her overall wellness approach to treating her patients. Not only can…
This Average Jane column is slightly different from what I have written in the past as I wanted to share the point of view of someone who suffers from lymphedema and chronic pain, two conditions that I personally do not have. This is the story of a woman who sought…
Untitled document I have recently begun thinking about a career change. Like many women in the middle of their working years, I feel I am being called to do something more with my life, something that gives back to the world, something that moves toward peace and health and healing.…
Because I had a traditional upbringing, I am often challenged to remain open-minded about things. Needless to say, the possibility that humans can truly communicate with animals was never something that I gave much thought. But, as an animal lover, I've always wondered whether it was possible. What would my…
There's a special bond between some horses and their people. So it is with Will, the big black gelding that first stole my heart and then my daughter's. Will is a 9-year old Quarter Horse who has been in our family for nearly three years. We are not clear what…
Before Chem-Dry came to visit my home this week, we were contemplating replacing our carpet. It wasn’t an expense we wanted to endure, but the appeal of fresh, clean, new carpeting was pretty strong and our carpets were pretty dismal. Practicality won out, however, after we heard about Chem-Dry and…
It’s April, the days are getting warmer and longer, and my three kids (ages 3, 5 and 10) are filled with boundless energy! Their health and wellness are important to me, and so is my sanity! A friend told me about Gymfinity Children’s Activity Center in Fitchburg, so I made…
Jane arrived at San Luis Medical & Rehabilitation Center after falling at home. "I fractured my leg and was in so much pain," she remembered. In fact, Jane couldn’t walk at all. Her doctor suggested she go somewhere for rehab, to which she was opposed. He finally convinced her to…
In an ongoing effort to investigate complementary and "alternative" paths on the journey to complete wellness, I recently scheduled a hypnosis screening appointment at Capital Hypnosis in Madison. When I scheduled the free hypnosis screening, I told the person on the telephone that I was having trouble dealing with the…
Like everyone, Jane occasionally experiences stress in her life. It becomes more troublesome when it manifests in the form of headaches and insomnia. To see if she could get relief, she went to Wellness Essentials, LLC 456 N. Main St., Oshkosh. Owned and operated by Kari A. Uselman, Ph.D., Wellness…
Since last checking in with her, Jane has continued on her quest to avoid stress as it manifests in her body as severe headaches and insomnia. Last month we learned she was undergoing therapy with the BodyTalk method, a technique that allows the body’s energy systems to be resynchronized so…
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