• Self Care

    Touching the Ground Might Bring Better Health

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 Written by

    Do you feel like you just have to put your feet in the water when you go to the beach? Or love the feeling of grass on your barefeet? It might not just feel good, but also help with sleep and healing. Scientific research is limited, but a couple studies suggest the contact between the […]

  • Healthy Eating

    The Family Meal Plan Made Easy

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Written by

    Laurie Pritchard is a content strategist in Seattle. Her family of 4 has members, including a meat lover, a plant-based eater, one who has sensitivities to gluten and dairy, and a visiting college student who will eat anything as long as it’s free. Here’s how she plans meals for 2 weeks at a time.   […]

  • Self Care

    Introducing #SelfCareSaturday

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 Written by

    The term self-care used to conjure up images of rich women spending the day at a spa. It felt packed with privilege and reserved for those with time and money to pamper themselves. Now we know that self-care doesn’t have to be indulgent and it’s essential to maintaining mental health with all the uncertainty swirling […]

  • Parenting

    Educational Activities for Kids At Home

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Written by

    Closed school buildings might mean your child has some time to explore their own interests. We’ve pulled together a list of local at-home learning opportunities. We also asked a seasoned home school teacher for her favorite resources. Reading Duolingo, popular app for learning a new language launched an app that helps teach kids how to […]

  • Inspiration

    Planning An Adventure Wedding

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 Written by

    As we continue to physically distance, more couples are choosing an outdoor wedding. Here at Actively Northwest, though, we like to level up and make it an adventure. What could be more exciting than having your adventure wedding on a remote island in the middle of the frozen ocean or saying your wedding vows at […]

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Our Favorite Seattle Paddleboard Spots

    Saturday, August 29, 2020 Written by

    The ideal standup paddleboarding (SUP) location has easy access and interesting views. From there, you can decide if you’re more interested in a calm lake or mastering your surfer turns on choppy water. Lake Union There’s never a dull moment on Lake Union—even on a rainy morning. Some easy spots to put in include the […]