Wellness

​Finding In-balance

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 8th, 2018

I’m a big man, I’m tall and powerful, but this also causes some issues in the body department. I suffer from acute scoliosis in my lower back, and pain radiates from this area on a daily basis. I have only ever had one massage previously in my life, and it was so-so.

When I began talking to Stephanie Ramsey at In-balance massage about my pain, she advised me to come in for a visit.

I must admit I was a bit nervous. I was looking for a cure to my pain and relief from multiple areas. I…

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Best of the Best 2018 winners

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 23rd, 2018

Best Local Celebrity

Carson Wentz

Best Stylist / Barber

Jed Felix, Everett’s Barbershop

Best Salon / Barber Shop

Everett’s Barbershop


Best Tattoo Parlor

46 & 2 Tattoo

Best Tattoo Artist

Meg Felix, No Coast Tattoo


Best Gift Shop

Zandbroz Variety


Best New Store

Prairie Roots Food Co-op


Best Photographer

Kaytlin Dargen

Best Photographer

Kensie Wallner


Best Art Space

Plains Art Museum

Best Established Visual Artist

Jon Offutt


Best Student / Emerging Visual Artist

Olivia Bain


Best Original Band

D Mills & The…

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​Down to earth medicine

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

I was amid some of the worst anxiety I have experienced in my life. I was worried about money, moving and multiple other things. My chest felt heavy and was dominated by a feeling of constriction and restriction; to both my life and breathing.

A few weeks earlier I had met with a woman named Juliet Trinka. She is the owner of Vedic Earth Medicine and is a holistic healer and shaman. We discussed setting up a session to work on these issues. While our initial meeting was primarily…

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​Proactive with probiotics

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 28th, 2018

A few months ago, I was introduced to the concept of probiotics and how they work with our bodies. I would never have guessed the change that occurred after their introduction into my system.

I always considered myself a fairly healthy eater, indulging sparingly and watching my intake of calories and nutrients diligently. It was only after my partner mentioned the function of probiotics in the system and how they affect the many functions of the gut -- and how we feel as a whole.…

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​Rock on!

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 28th, 2018

If you were like me when you were a child, you had a rock collection. I never thought in my adult life that I would be starting another one, or for that matter that I would travel back home to my parent’s house and go to the basement in search of my old collection, just to see what precious stones lie in the chest that I used to keep them in.

Unfortunately, the search for my childhood collection came up fruitless, but luckily in the creation of my new collection there is a shop that…

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​Flower waters: a special kind of alchemy

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 26th, 2017

Essential oils. They are all the buzz lately. It seems everyone has heard of them or is purchasing them. Some people know how to use them; others are just interested in the wonder of their complex scents.

Essential oils are as strong as medicine. As they function in nature, essential oils are the immune system of what are considered to be the oldest, most evolved plants.

Another function of essential oils is to attract pollinators, serving a sexual function. But in nature, plants,…

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​Natural sleep aids

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

As I interact with clients and friends and family alike, one of the issues that comes up commonly is that of sleep. It seems that in our modern world, getting deep, nourishing sleep has become a challenge for some and a complete rarity for others.

There are many things can be done from a natural standpoint to enhance sleep. One of those is an old traditional method: a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile is a beautiful white flower that is grown as an herb in many gardens. This flower has the…

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​Gut instinct

by Amber Schmidt | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 3rd, 2017

While many of us suffer with the occasional upset stomach, long-term digestive issues can lead to increased problems down the road. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans suffer from some form of digestive disease. Believe it or not, your digestive system can tell you a lot more about yourself than your brain is sometimes capable of.

You may have heard someone tell you to follow your gut feelings before and…

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​Boost moods on dreary days

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 3rd, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but in North Dakota, May often also brings rain. This means a lot of dreary, overcast days. After the long, extended winter months, it can be difficult to endure yet more darkness.

Do not fret! There are simple ways, through essential oils, that you can help to boost your moods.

If you have ever had the pleasure of encountering an orange, lemon, or lime tree in bloom, you have breathed the sweetest of nature’s fragrances. Citrus is intoxicating, happy,…

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​The essentials behind the oils

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 26th, 2017

What are essential oils anyway? Have you been hearing a lot about them, smelled them, and perhaps even purchased them but have no idea what they are or what they do?

You are not alone. The essential oil industry is a booming one, yet, as a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist, I meet people every day who are looking for direction on understanding and using these incredible healing compounds.

Let’s start at the beginning. I hear it’s the best place to start. Essential oils are,…

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