Posts by John and Trina Voell

Blessings Off the Beaten Path

Too many kids today are so overburdened with parental, peer and societal pressures to succeed in both academic and extracurricular activities that they have little opportunity and perhaps insufficient energy to experience the active joys of just being kids. When we were growing up, children enthusiastically plunged into daily unstructured time to play outside, invent…

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Summer Goodness

July is the perfect month to pause to savor Michigan’s all-too-short summer season. We’ve been dreaming of its promise. Sunshiny days warm our faces, cool lake breezes fill our sails, fireflies share their magic, open nighttime windows bring a cricket chorus. We love to run around with feet bare, and eat salads brimming with fresh…

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We’re Glad You’re Here

Step outside, smile at the sky and kick off your shoes. The happily long, sunshiny days have begun, and we encourage you to find frequent reasons to step away from daily routines for a quick blast of summer. Visit a lake, picnic at a park and dance in the rain to renew and refresh spirit…

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Enjoy a Feng Shui Assessment at Home

Holistic Whole Health, in Ypsilanti, is offering feng shui in-home consultations to create the proper flow and balance of energy that spirals out into our health and life. They will discuss concerns and desires for health, life and home, and create a detailed report of suggestions to address those important areas. Owner Ylona Marie Hartford…

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The Sound of Silence

In a country where technology rules, many adults and children are tethered to devices, usually glued to a screen, being constantly bombarded with either trivial entertainment or information overload from the TV, radio, smartphone and Internet. When we were kids, we preferred to play outside all day, only returning home at sunset. We turned out…

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