Layla, a small girl, and Tony, a man, smile at the camera while going down to feed chickens and collect eggs from their flock.

Our Health Community: Prudent Produce

Abbie Sawyer Our Health Community, Out and About, Your Best Life

For our latest installment of the Our Health Community series, we are so excited to feature Prudent Produce! In Tony’s own words, Prudent Produce combines all the wonderful parts of “… the freshness of a CSA, the organic aisle in the grocery store with the Iowa Food Coop with the convenience of delivery”. Read on to learn more! Tell us a bit …

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Our Health Community: Jay Foote and Alexander Technique

Abbie Sawyer Our Health Community, Your Best Life

What is Alexander Technique? Alexander Technique is an awareness-building process that cultivates an internal flow by creating space to integrate body and mind by studying “the how” of any activity. By simplifying movements and paying particular attention to how the movement starts, continues, and ends, students can find a bit more balance and ease in their bodies–this also creates time …

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Our Health Community: Beth Jackson of Nourished

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Tell us a bit about you and Nourished. What has your path been leading to starting Nourished? When and why did you start this business? What is the business? Where are you located? Hi! I’m Beth, Owner of Nourished, LLC. I began Nourished to create healthy food for Des Moines and surrounding communities. Before Nourished, I was a Doula in …

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Our Health Community: Elissa Cirignotta + Prenatal Yoga

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Meet Elissa Cirignotta Elissa Cirignotta is a writer, mama, yoga instructor, educator, (former) world traveler, and change-maker. When she’s not busy chasing her toddler she can be found teaching or practicing yoga, growing plants, planning trips and writing stories. She founded Happy Mindful People in 2013 to provide kids, teens, educators and parents with the tools and support they need …

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Our Health Community with Dani Lin Wellness

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Tell us a bit about The Aloha Table. Why did you start this business?  I felt the need for hospitality. Inviting people into your home to break bread with you is a lost art and there are so many benefits, the primary one being connecting with others. How has it evolved? The Aloha Table is a pop-up diner hosted by myself …

Fadeaway Floatation Ryan Chaffee

Our Health Community – Fadeaway Floatation with Ryan Chaffee

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Tell us a bit about Fadeaway Floatation Center. Why did you start this business? At Fadeaway we offer floatation REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) — also known as sensory deprivation or isolation tank — float sessions. We opened Fadeaway in January of 2015, wanting to bring this experience to the Des Moines area. We see a real need in our …