By Allison Marsden, PT, DPT, OCS, PYT-C, Compass Media Contributing Writer Do you have leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh? “Yes, but isn’t that normal after having kids?” The answer is NO. I cannot tell you how many times I have had this same conversation with female patients, yoga clients, and […]

Thyroid Problems? What to look for.

  By Kim Wagler, BA, CPT, Compass Media Contributing Writer So you’ve been working out hard and not seeing the results you want. Have you ever wondered what is happening in that wonderful little body of yours? Some of you may have heard that the thyroid can cause metabolic conditions resulting in weight loss, weight […]

Freshman Back to School

Freshman Back to School  By Anna Huntsman, Compass Media Contributing Writer As the warm summer breeze transitions into the cool autumn air, incoming college freshmen are experiencing their very own winds of change. Along with the exciting first taste of independence, there may also be some anxiety of living on our own and the fear […]

Camping Outside

By Andrea Dulac Camping is a great retreat from the stress of everyday routines.   A night out in a tent under the stars will help release worry and take in the meditating sights and sounds of nature. Not sure if camping is for you or haven’t done it since you were a kid? There are […]

Wedding Venue Trends

By Mary Vlahos Wedding venues have become as diverse as the couples planning their weddings. “To each his own,” has taken on a whole new meaning. A wedding venue can be anything from a rustic barn, to an opulent mansion or a themed museum. It’s the style of the couple that is determining the wedding […]

Wedding Planning

  By Laura Perry Felberg TheKnot.com – This website is probably the biggest go-to website for brides to be! It offers great information from budgeting to finding vendors, as well as providing detailed checklists of tasks you will need to accomplish. The Knot also offers you the ability to create a free wedding website where […]

Heart Attack

  By Barbara Van Horn Life is a precious gift given to us by God. We need to cherish and treasure each day. We hear those words all the time but often they don’t mean much until you come close to losing that precious gift of life. Up until about three months ago I considered […]

Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients: 4 teaspoons cornstarch 6 tablespoons cold water 1 1/3 cups orange juice 1/4 cup white vinegar 4 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard 4 teaspoons honey 1 1/4 teaspoons poppy seeds salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a small saucepan combine cornstarch and cold water, stirring until smooth. On medium to medium/high heat, stir in […]

Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fat free Greek yogurt 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt ground pepper, to taste 1 – 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 cups 1% low fat buttermilk Directions: In a small […]

OGLEBAY Wheeling West Virginia

By Elaine Kish While well known for its spectacular holiday light display, most visitors do not realize that Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia, has so much more to offer all year long. Intrigued by both the location and activities, I recently visited the 1,775-acre park with my granddaughters, Zoe and Emily.     By […]