Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - April/May 2015

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Sioux Falls

Woman Calendar of Events


Featuring Sioux Falls 100+ Women Who Care


Featuring Sioux Falls Learn. Network. Laugh. Revitalize.


Lifestyle Couples Connection


Sugar & Spice


Pet Pals




Fashion Trends


Where To Shop


Recipes Brunch Like You Mean It



Travelogue 8 Tips For A Safe Vacation


Auto Style No Compromise


Home & Garden Riverside Rendezvous


About the House Playful Pallets


Health Spring Allergy Flare-ups









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What’s New Renew Mattress Topper


Artist Gallery Piper Custom Framing & Fine Art

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Fitness In Pursuit of the Perfect Game


Health Skin-Care Science


Health The Sandwich Generation


Fitness Yes, You Can Run Again!


Cover Story Alison Tendler, Seeing Life Clearly


Profile Mission Born From Tragedy


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What’s New Priceless Priorities


What’s New Peach Maven

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April 4 3rd Annual Big Egg Hunt Red Door Church 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Axtell Park Middle School football field Admission: Free 605-370-8750 April 4 Easter EGG-stravaganza Egg hunt, free breakfast, crafts, and a story! 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hillcrest Church 1 block west of 26th & Sycamore 605-371-0546

April 5 EASTER SUNDAY April 6 – May 29 Dick Sabers Art Exhibit 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily Museum of Visual Materials 500 N. Main Ave. Admission: Free 605-271-9500 April 7 All-City Jazz Concert with Northlanders 7:30 p.m. Kresge Recital Hall – Augustana College Admission: $10 adults; $5 seniors (65+) 605-274-5320 or visit April 9 Purses with a Purpose 6 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission: $35 605-271-9716 Email: April 10 Sneak Peek Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping 605-582-6565 or visit April 10 Augustana Athletic Club Auction 5:30 p.m. Elmen Center Admission: Free

April 10 Augustana Performing and Visual Arts – Spring Band Concert 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission: $10 - $20; free for students K-12 and those with valid Augie ID 605-274-5320 or visit April 10-11 Empowered to Connect 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hillcrest Baptist Church Admission: $20/family; $40/professionals 605-336-6999 or visit April 10 Kathy Kosins 8 p.m. Orpheum Theater Admission: $33 / $43; Student Rush with ID $12

Summer Camps

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Corporate Retreats

April 11 Sioux Falls Lutheran School 6th Annual Vendor & Craft Fair 9 a.m. Sioux Falls Lutheran School Gym Admission: Free April 11 Dakota Chapter Breweriana Show 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. VFW Hall - 3601 S. MN Ave. Admission: $1 605-224-2698

Family Reunions

April 11-12 and May 2-3 Benson’s Flea Market 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission: $2 April 12 Pancake Benefit for Lifescape 7:30 a.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission: $5 advance; $6 at door 605-444-9600

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April 16 & May 20 Adoption Today 6:30 – 8 p.m. Bethany Christian Services - Suite 103-1 Admission: Free – Please RSVP 605-336-6999 or bcssiouxfalls@ April 13 Night Of Champions With Tim Tebow 7:30 p.m. Denny Sanford Premier Center Admission: $32 605-335-7555 April 16-27 Seussical 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (check dates for times) USD Campus – Wayne S. Knutson Theatre Admission: varies 605-677-5418 or visit April 17 12th Annual Books & More Sale 8 a.m. Center for Western Studies, Augustana College Admission: Free

April 17 & 18 Beginning Genealogy Hunting & Gathering by Gail S. Blankenau Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Siouxland Library, Main Branch Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church Register at or at the SVGS library in the Old Courthouse Museum April 18 Alluring Faith: Following the Hook of God Dr. Anna Madsen 8:30 a.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Admission: $10 605-336-2942 or visit April 19 Gourmet Guys Active Generations 4:30 – 7 p.m. Admission: $35 pre-sale; $40 at door 605-336-6722 or visit

April 21 Harlem Globetrotters 7 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission: $20.50, $23.50, $30.50, $50 or $80 Tickets:

April 22 Earth Day April 22-25 Kingswood Rummages 8 a.m. Primary Kingswood Area Admission: Free April 25 MDA Muscle Walk 10 a.m. Lincoln High School 605-940-3661 April 28 SME Women in Business 12 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission: $70

April 29 – May 3 ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ University of Sioux Falls Theatre USF Jeschke Fine Arts Center Admission: $10; seniors $8; students $5 605-331-6787 or visit April 29 – May 2 & May 6 – 9 Art Moms (and friends) Spring Pop Up Art Shop 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Park Place Center (3101 W. 41st St.) April 30 EmBe Tribute to Women 5 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission: $55 advanced $65 door 605-336-3660 or visit May 1-3 Spring Open House Oakridge Nursery 605-582-5656 or visit

May 2 EmBe 5k 10 a.m. Yankton Trail Park 605-336-3660 or visit May 2 Dress for Success Inventory Reduction Event 9 a.m. 4601 S. Louise Ave. 605-610-0665

May 5 Cinco de Mayo May 8 McCrossan Banquet Auction 5:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission: $75 605-339-1203

May 2 EmBe 5k Yankton Trail Park

May 9 Avera Race Against Breast Cancer 8 a.m. Avera McKennan Fitness Center Admission: $35 online; $40-50 offline May 9 Cinco De Mayo Falls Park Fiesta 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Falls Park Admission: Free May 9-11 and 16-18 Spring Parade of Homes 1 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 & 17 5:30 p.m. May 11 & 18 Sioux Empire Area Admission: Free 605-361-8322 or visit

May 10 Mother’s Day May 10 Singing Boys of Sioux Falls Annual Mother’s Day Concert 3 p.m. First Congregational Church Admission: Free-will offering 605-201-0628

June 1 - 5 ZooCamp Animal Senses Ages 4-6 9:00 a.m. - noon Great Plains Zoo Admission: $93.50 zoo members, $110/non-members 605-367-7003 or visit June 1 - 5 ZooCamp Keeper Camp Ages 7-9 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Great Plains Zoo Admission: $93.50 Zoo members, $110/Non-Members 605-367-7003 or visit June 8 -10 ZooCamp Animal Doctors Ages 4-6 Great Plains Zoo 9:00 a.m. - noon Admission: $63.75/Zoo Members, $75/Non-Members 605-367-7003 or visit June 8 - 10 ZooCamp Saving Species Ages 9-11 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Great Plains Zoo Admission: $63.75/ Zoo Members, $75/Non-Members 605-367-7003 or visit

May 13 Style and the City Fashion Show – Fundraiser for Dress For Success 7:00 p.m. Icon Lounge Admission: $45 & $65 VIP tickets 605-321-7854

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29: 11-14 18

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Fit Philanthropy 100+ Women Who Care Translates Simple Concept Into Big Impact By Darcie Bontje • Photos courtesy of 100 Woman Who Care


he burgeoning philanthropic group 100+ Women Who Care is described by board member Ellen Hamilton as lean, simple and organic - akin to a great fitness plan - but she foresees the group having more staying power than the latest fad diet. Formed in August, 100+ Women Who Care helps area women pool their small donations at two meetings each year to collectively support one local nonprofit. At the group’s first meeting in October, NAMI of Sioux Falls, which is dedicated to helping people affected by mental illness, was chosen by members and received $11,300. The group’s next meeting is May 3. How it works: Lean Each member commits to making a $100 donation at the group’s two meetings each year. Women can become members at the first event they attend. There is no further time or financial obligation, Ellen says. “What is really special,” she explains, “is that everybody is busy—music lessons, volleyball, church activities, you name it. Everyone has so much on their plate. A lot of people want to give back but don’t have time to serve on a board or do volunteer work. However, they still have nonprofits that are near and dear to their hearts.” Simple Members can put the name of their favorite charity into a box at the meeting. (Members do not have to bring the name of a local organization, although it is encouraged.) Three charities are selected at random from the box. The members who wrote down each name give a five-minute presentation about why their group should receive the donation. A short question-and-answer period follows.


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100+ Women Who Care board members: Joan Sercl, Judy Hamilton, Jody Byre, Ellen Hamilton, Mary Enright, Jimmy Rysdon and Sondra Kimball. Not pictured is Mary Lynne Johnson.

The group then votes for the group they want to donate to, and attendees write a check for $100 that goes directly to the winning charity. To be considered, charities must be recognized as 501(c)(3) nonprofits that serve Minnehaha County and the surrounding area, Ellen says. Organic The original 100+ Women Who Care was started in 2006 in Michigan. Today, there are more than 120 chapters in the United States, more than 50 in Canada and one in Mexico. Joan Sercl brought the idea to Sioux Falls after learning about the group from her daughter who lives in Michigan. Joan and Sondra Kimball were the first board members, and they went on to recruit six more board members of varying ages and occupations, but who share a passion for giving back to the community. “Everything is organic in our growth,” Ellen says. The group doesn’t have a website, but can be found on Facebook, 100womenwhocarefsd. “If I meet someone new or at an event, I tell them,” she says. “We’re looking for more members to join the group, and we welcome women of all ages.” Women Who Care is touted as a simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities, and Ellen adds that it is a great way for nonprofits to “cut through the clutter” and build awareness. “Personally, I would love to have more than 300 people there,” says Ellen of the upcoming gathering. “Where else can you spend just three hours in a year’s time and make a big impact on two local nonprofits?” sfw

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Women in Business event spotlights successes By S.J. Menning • Photos courtesy of SME Woman In Business


omen owned more than 9.1 million firms, employed nearly 7.9 million people, and generated $1.4 trillion in sales in 2014, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women accounted for 52 percent of all workers employed in management, professional, and related occupations. And with Sioux Falls recently ranking No. 5 in CNN Money’s “Best Places to Launch” among small metro areas, and standing at No. 5 on Forbes’ “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” list, there is no doubting the potential that the Sioux Falls area boasts for women in business. Highlighting successes of Sioux Falls area women in business and providing a platform for women to learn more about improving work-life balance, health and fitness, and community business development, SME: Sales and Marketing Executives, Inc. hosts its 35th annual SME Women in Business® event on Tuesday, April 28.


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Keynote speakers: LaDonna Gatlin, and “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert.

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“Our focus at SME is to develop and sustain a driven and influential force of leaders in our community, providing networking connections and world-class, executive-level educational opportunities,” says Sue Ford, CEO. “We bring in nationally known speakers six to seven times per year; however, our SME Women in Business® event is by far our largest.” Doors open at noon with a Market Place and Vendor Fair; three minisessions throughout the day include yoga from Sanford Health, healthy cooking from Olive Destination, and gardening. Afternoon breakout seminars include a fashion show, hosted by Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique, and speaker LaDonna Gatlin, contributing writer to the best-selling book series “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” encouraging others to discover their passion. This year’s keynote speaker is “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert, who will touch on her life and book “Prairie Tale: A Memoir.” Her talk will reveal a fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting tale of self-discovery encompassing her life as a Hollywood starlet, her struggle with sobriety, and the blessings of a solid marriage. “We are so excited to be able to bring an event like this to the area,” Sue continues, “not only to provide an opportunity for women to learn and grow in their careers, but also to recognize the accomplishments so many women have made.” Three area Women of Excellence will be recognized at the event in the categories of “Women Mentoring Women,” “Young Women of Excellence,” and “Women Working sfw Through the Decades.”

SME Women in Business® Sioux Falls Convention Center Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12 p.m. Vendor Fair 5 p.m. Evening Program Online: Call: 605-336-5626





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Couples Connection Cooking Together Serves As Another Way To Turn Up The Heat By Margaret Pennock


fter a long day at work and even more to do once you get home, perhaps the most meaningful time that you and your partner can spend together has been overlooked completely. For many couples, grabbing a quick meal- many times one that isn’t overly good for you- has become the norm. Why not reclaim some quality time by slowing down, relaxing and enjoying each other while cooking? While the reality of having too much to do in too little time has taken away from the traditional sit-down family mealtime, the opportunity still exists for partners to create a meal that is entertaining to make and even better to share. With a resurgence in home cooking and a focus on simple recipes, there has never been a better time for couples to discover the kitchen together. Add in a local cooking class and the opportunity to learn culinary techniques to turn something ordinary into extraordinary is easier than you might think.

For Marilee Kontz of Sioux Falls, cooking class is a place where she can sharpen her skills in the kitchen as well as enjoy an evening with her favorite cooking companion. “I’ve always wanted to take a cooking class so it was an awesome date option instead of going out to eat or something else more typical. I think it’s perfect for a first or second date and even when you’ve been together for a long time because it gives you something to learn about together. Cooking is definitely more fun when you do it as a team.” If you’re not sure how to make cooking more than a chore, the recipe to success is simple. Plan a delicious menu, grab a favorite bottle of wine, put on some music and simply enjoy the companionship of working together. Sharing this time lets you reconnect and rebalance your day and - most important - your relationship.

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Sioux Falls Cooking Classes Interested in improving your culinary skills? Cooking classes offer the chance to learn from local chefs as they share their expertise in the kitchen. Not only will you gain more confidence in your own skills and learn new ones, you’ll get to sample delicious creations that you can recreate at home. Most classes start at $10$25 per person and are limited to small groups. • Hy-Vee • K Restaurant • Maxwell Food Equipment • Plum’s Cooking Company See Page 46 for delicious brunch recipes from local chef Lance White, who teaches classes at Hy-Vee and Maxwell Food sfw Equipment.

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Fashion Trends Classic Colors Reimagined By Brianna Venekamp

Watch for black and white colors and styles to vary in terms of textures, patterns, unique cuts and shapes this year. Head-to-toe white is no longer taboo. New styling tricks include mixing textures, layering multiple pieces, and teaming various shades, which will make white jeans more transitional than ever. If black and white is too stark for you, the subtler version of blue and white might be more to your liking. Look for variations in the following colors:


This shade’s unique calming and cooling effect allows for it to impressively pair with brighter tones as well as calm ones.

Scuba Blue

This color will surface in evening dresses and sassy mini dresses with abstract patterns.

Classic Blue

Look for interesting shapes and designs on everything from classy capris and suit jackets to gorgeous evening dresses and outerwear. Watch designers utilize shirt and sweater dresses and one-shoulder styles to also showcase these gorgeous colors in 2015.

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LazaDerm Skincare Centre

5011 S. Louise Ave. Locations also in Watertown & Sioux City, IA 605-275-6128 • Achieve healthy skin by using ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi. This skincare line provides proven results through effective skin therapy technology. Price: $50-$290

South Dakota Art Museum

936 Medary Ave. Brookings, SD 605-688-5423 • Shop the Museum Store for original works of art such as this one-of-a-kind glass vase that was handblown by artist Jon Offutt. Perfect for spring! Price: $220

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1308 Main St. Rock Valley, IA 712-476-5531 WOW! Check out the NEW boutique items ... along with the amazing upscale consignments. Prices vary.

Attitudes by Designers

1700 S. Western Ave. 605-335-7850 Theia dress – exquisitely formed and intricately detailed evening wear in a palette of ethereal colors. Price upon request.


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Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

130 N. Minnesota Ave. 605-336-7798 Dull is officially boring. Light up your room with the wonderful textures and movement of sophisticated Layla metal chandeliers, in hues of antique silver or gold. Prices: $450 – $630

Raymond’s Jewelers

1111 W. 41st St. 605-338-7550 Mommy CHIC - Keepsake jewelry made of sterling silver. That perfect and lasting gift for Mother’s Day or any day. Prices vary

Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

910 E. 10th St. 605-336-0316 A variety of medicine cabinets to solve your storage needs. Prices start at $79


300 W. 11th St. 605-336-3660 • Tribute to Women – Come enjoy a night of inspiration and empowerment as we recognize women (and men!) for their leadership in our community! April 30 at the Washington Pavilion. Price: $55 in advance / $65 at door


248 Hwy. 71 S. Arnolds Park, IA OR Homeology Rock Rapids 216 First Ave. Rock Rapids, IA 712-472-3822 Freshen up your home for spring with a birch/tulip arrangement. Price $55.99

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3101 W. 57th St. (Vance Thompson Vision) 605-371-7057 • Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel – A simple way to baby soft feet. No filing. No scrubbing. A one-time treatment! Exclusively @ Artisan 57. Price: $25 SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • april / m a y 2 0 1 5


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Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 170 605-275-0014 Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bag Sets are made for little kids learning to eat independently, whether at home or on-the-go. Price: $12

Arthur Johnson Shoes 2804 W. 41st St. 605-334-5751 The Birkenstock “Mayari” in golden brown. Available in other colors, and many other Birkenstock styles. Price: $89.95

Cookie Jar Eatery

230 S. Phillips Ave., Suite 101 605-978-0991 • Online cake and cookie ordering now available! Perfect for graduations, birthdays or any occasion. Check out our new website. Prices vary.

Harold’s Photo Experts NEW! Wood Prints – Eco-friendly wood prints are a beautiful way to display your image. These natural prints are created from 3/4” thick maple and come ready to hang. Pure white areas on these prints are not printed, allowing the natural wood grain to show through your photo. Price: $39.99 for 8x8 wood print

The ReBalance Center

6301 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls 605-275-0001 • This Easy 3-step Bio-Detox decreases inflammation, encourages metabolic cleansing and regeneration and repair. Prices vary


The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave., Suite 170 605-334-MODE (6633) • FB@MODE Sioux Falls It’s always sunny in South Dakota, well almost. Many styles to choose from. Price: Always $9.99

Dakota Kitchen and Bath

4101 N. Hainje Ave. 605-334-9727 • See us for all of your custom cabinetry needs. Prices vary.

Gunderson’s Jewelers

The Bridges at 57th & Western 2109 W. 57th St. 605-338-9060 • “We are making an impression in the metal just like the story that you are documenting has made an impression in your life. You have to embrace those moments and Cherish Who You Are ®.” – Heather Moore. Exclusively at Gunderson’s Jewelers. Prices vary.

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The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave., Suite 110 605-335-9878 A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 52 menu plans, recipes, and ideas to bring families together. Price: $21.99

Sioux Falls Convention Center Trade Fair: Noon – 5 pm, Evening Session 5 – 8 pm

Learn more about: • Opportunities for women • Improving your performance at work and home • Health and fitness information • Decorating ideas for home and office • Enhancing educational, career and financial opportunities • Developing community business

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3501 W. 57th St. 605-362-0008 • A new line you’re sure to love … Michael Kors watches and jewelry. Elegant, sleek and practical with a fresh mix of tones and textures, which polish off any and all looks. Prices vary.

Melissa Gilbert “Prairie Tale: A Memoir”

Tickets $70. Includes both Afternoon and Evening Sessions.

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where to

Sioux Falls Lighthouse

2320 S. Marion Road, Suite 140 605-271-9386 • “Modern American Blacksmiths” – Hubbardton Forge’s high-design LED Cityscape Pendant. A gorgeous pendant in a burnished-steel finish with illuminating metal rods on both sides. The smaller pendant is cable hung to give the appearance of the fixture floating in midair. Prices vary.

You’ve Been Framed The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave., Suite 140 605-361-9229 Alex and Ani introduce Road to Romance! Their new spring collection! Made in the USA with recycled energy and positive energy! Prices vary.

Belle Touché Salon & Day Spa

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave., Suite 180 605-275-6200 Aveda Be Curly Line – Enhances curl, combats frizz and boosts shine on curly or wavy hair. Reduce frizz and boost shine with wheat protein. Price: $20 – $24

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Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave., Suite 150 605-274-3500 • Check out this new rolling travel bag with spinners. You will be the most “stylish” person while traveling. They are adorable! Price: $175


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2101 W. 41st St., Suite 51 605-362-9000 Athletic wear for spring! Stop in and shop our bigger store and extended inventory! Something for everybody! Prices vary.

Riddle’s Jewelry

Pro Sports and Spa Massage

Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture

3700 S. Kiwanis Ave. 605-661-0606 Curcumin Anti-inflammatory Supplements for your aches and pains. Price: $59.95 $39.95 for members

600 E. 48th St. N. 605-977-3660 • Villa Black and Villa Marshmallow are two new cabinet colors for traditional and transitional kitchen and bath designs. Prices vary.

Corner of 41st Street and Louise Avenue 605-361-0911 • Twinkling diamonds sparkle with every beat of her heart! The center diamond swings freely inside the pendant catching and reflecting light. Price: $598.50

Dakota Scents

2207 S. Mentzer St., Suite 110 Mitchell, SD 605-990-3917 • Elly Preston Sandals are comfortable, adorable and available in a variety of styles! Price: $39.99

Hello Gorgeous

411 Broadway Ave. Valley Springs, SD 605-757-6157 • Nature’s medicine cabinet: The do- TERRA certified pure therapeutic nurturing essential oils and blends are the “feel better” essentials that parents need daily to help care for their families. Prices start at $26.67

Power Brokers Inc.

2810 W. Benson Road 605-334-7355 • Scorpion Helmets – Gear up for the riding season at Power Brokers Inc. Stop in and check out our full line of Scorpion street and off-road helmets. Prices start at $69.95

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Shop Spoke-N-Sport

2019 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-275-2453 • Liv’s Avail Advanced 2 features the goods to take you wherever you want to go. Liv’s composite frame and overdrive fork let the Avail soar up the climbs while muting road vibration for a super-smooth, refined ride. Price: $2,125

Rainn Salon & Spa

Renew Mattress Topper

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5019 S. Western Ave., Suite 160 605-521-5099 Unite smooth and shine styling cream – moisturizes, strengthens, heals and protects hair while creating a smooth sleek look. Perfect for a new spring look. Prices vary.

3500 N. Casco Ave. 605-553-1604 • Renew Mattress Toppers – the secret to a better morning. Prices vary.

Dakota Spirit

University of Sioux Falls Bookstore

Stone Center

2105 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-362-5853 • Cambria – more captivating than other quartz countertops, more durable than granite, and it’s maintenance free. Prices vary.


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1101 W. 22nd St. Go Cougars! Shop themed gifts and apparel. Prices vary.

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3910 W. 59th St. 605-373-0414 • Show some Spirit, or just love the look. Pom Pom shirts available in youth and adult sizes. Your one stop CHEER shop. Prices: $40 and $42.

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2105 B S. Minnesota Ave. 605-274-0138 Spring is here! Stop in and check out our large selection of Naot sandals! Prices vary.

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3701 W. 49th St., Suite 200C 605-521-8529 • Gorgeous cosmetics from Australia. Beautiful glowing skin, glamorous eyes, radiant cheeks and a touch of color to your lips. Gorgeous Eyes and Lips or Brush Set: Price: $49.50

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

521 Fourth St. Brookings, SD 605-692-6700 Summer is coming and you’ll be looking for fun and educational activities for the kids. Unlimited family memberships or gift cards are available now. Start the fun today! Annual Membership: $95

Schopperts Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605)339-6023 • Check out our amazing line of state of the art Fully Weighted Kawai Digital Pianos. With the most realistic touch and feel, Schoppert’s Piano Gallery is proud to recommend this for your beginning piano student. Prices vary SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • april/ m a y 2 0 1 5



Egg BakeS

Brunch Like You Mean It! Recipes from Chef Lance White Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography

Salmon with Asparagus

Roasted Sweet Potato Jalapeño with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 1/8 cup heavy cream 5 ozs. salmon filet, seared 1 cup chopped asparagus 2 cups roasted avi red potatoes, diced olive oil, salt, and pepper

INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 1/8 cup heavy cream 2 cups pealed and diced sweet potatoes 1 Jalapeno, diced 1 cup sour cream 1 lime 1 tsp. of fresh chopped cilantro olive oil, salt, and pepper

DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350 F. Sear salmon and asparagus in the same pan. Place diced potatoes in 13” x 9” x 2” pan. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the over for 10 minutes. In a bowl, whisk eggs and 1/8 cup of heavy cream. Remove potatoes from oven and add salmon and asparagus to pan. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Stir ingredients together in pan. Place in oven and bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes.

DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350 F. Combine the diced sweet potatoes and diced jalapeno into a 13” x 9” x 2” pan. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 10-15 minutes or until soft. In a bowl whisk eggs and heavy cream. Prepare Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Mixture by combining sour cream, juice from 1 lime, and chopped cilantro. Remove sweet potato mixture from oven to pour egg mixture over the top. Mix together and bake for 25-30 minutes. Dish up a serving size and drizzle Cilantro Sour Cream on top.

Mushroom and Wild Rice INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 1/8 cup heavy cream 1 ½ cups cooked wild rice 2 cups sliced baby portabella mushrooms ¼ cup diced green onions 2 cloves of garlic olive oil, salt, and pepper DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350 F. Sauté sliced mushrooms, diced green onions, and crushed garlic with olive oil, salt, and pepper on medium heat until cooked. In a bowl, whisk eggs and heavy cream. Put rice in a 13”x 9” x 2” pan. Add sautéed mixture and pour egg mixture on top. Stir ingredients together and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Caprese INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 1/8 cup heavy cream 2 cups sliced tomatoes 5 ozs. sliced prosciutto 8 oz. ball of mozzarella 1 oz. fresh basil leaves salt and pepper DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350 F. Spray the bottom of a 13” x 9” x 2” pan. In a bowl, whisk eggs and heavy cream. Layer ingredients starting with tomatoes on the bottom. Next, layer the prosciutto, then whole basil leaves, and sliced mozzarella. Pour the egg mixture on top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Lance White became a chef in 1995 at the age of 17. He excels at creating a distinctive culinary experience to meet the budget and taste of any size audience to be catered. Over the last twenty years he completed several apprenticeships under the best chefs in Sioux Falls. No matter what he is doing, there are always two things on his mind, food and people. Chef Lance works hard for you to create a restaurant experience in your very own home. Enjoy these egg bake recipes from Chef Lance.


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Travel Essentials Experts Offer 8 Tips For A Safe Vacation By Thea Miller Ryan



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1. Travel

with an office-style rubber doorstop, says Michigan travel writer Deb Thompson. “Secure it under your hotel door to stop any unexpected visitors from opening your door. They are cheap, lightweight and easy to pack.”

2. Tove

Bormes, Sioux Falls owner of Rug & Relic, travels several times a year to Turkey. Her suggestion: “Leave your ‘Wow, that’s fantastic! How big IS that diamond, exactly?’ jewelry at home. They might not steal your ring, but you just made yourself a target for every predator that crosses your path.”

3. Tove

also says travelers should make use of the hotel safe. “Put everything of value that will fit in it, including iPads, laptops, phones, jewelry and money. If your electronics won’t fit, hide them deep within your suitcase and zip it up and put it in the closet.”


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ou might have everything on your list for your next vacation, but don’t forget to add safety to your travel plan. Here are some vacation security tips from some frequent travelers:


4. And

speaking of money, Deb suggests not keeping it all in one place. “Distribute cash and credit cards between your wallet and carry-ons. Put some in your pockets.”


5. Both

women agree that if you’re going to carry a purse, it must have heavy-duty straps that go across the body. A heavy-duty strap means “one that can’t be cut off,” Deb explains. “It happened to me in China.”

6. How

you carry your bag is also important. “Be sure to carry a purse or daypack in front of your body. It’s easy for thieves to steal items if it is behind you,” Deb says. Tove sometimes carries a backpack, but never one that has pockets on the outside or zippers that are accessible when it’s on her back.

7. Travel journalist Rick Steeves tells

travelers to make sure they have photocopies of their itinerary, passport, rail pass, car rental voucher and prescriptions. Tove and Deb follow that advice carefully and pack them along on trips, plus leave a copy at home with relatives.

8. And for your own personal health

and safety, Tove suggests very comfortable clothing for international flights. “You are going to go through security 53 times by the time you’re done,” she says. “You’ll be glad you didn’t have boots, lace-up shoes or anything that requires a belt by the time you hit your destinations. Oh, and unless you’re under 25, your ankles are going to swell on a 15-plus hour flight. Not a ton, mind you, but they just are. You’ll be happy you wore loose shoes.”

At the end of the journey, traveling sfw safely is simply traveling smart.

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No compromise 2015 Models Offer Style, Affordability Without Sacrificing Safety By Jill Funke

2015 Lincoln MKC

2015 Lincoln MKC

Vehicles bearing the name Lincoln have much to live up to, and the 2015 MKC is an all-new five-passenger luxury crossover that brings excitement to its dignified clan. Its well-bred style causes heads to turn, and its competitive sticker price results in many double takes. Standard safety features on the MKC include a rearview camera and airbags in the front seat side, full-length side and driver knee areas. Additional safety options include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and frontal collision warning.

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350

With a lineage as rich as that of Mercedes-Benz, the 2015 ML350 is a midsize crossover born with a quiet, refined confidence that coexists with its understated class. No stranger to safety, the ML350 proudly features PreSafe, which can keep the driver and passengers secure in the case of pending impact. Warning systems including driver inattention and collision warning, and air bags in the front, rear side, side curtain and driver knee area help protect vehicle occupants in case of a crash.

2015 BMW X3

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The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that pairs driving athleticism with indulgence, making it a great fit for the busy, yet stylish family. In addition to its attention to interior details, the X3 places a special emphasis on safety by providing the following standard safety features: automatic brake drying, stability and traction control, active front seat head restraints, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and the BMW Assist system that offers notification in crash situations and on-demand roadside assistance.

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lies a majestic masterpiece that has been meticulously remodeled to highlight its wooded surrounds along the Big Sioux River. The two-story brick beauty makes a grand statement with a custom, arched double front door that leads into the main foyer. The vaulted ceiling is accented with a unique golden finish and stays bright with an artist-made pendant light fixture created from recycled airplane fabric and parts. Warm, wormy chestnut wood floors extend throughout and are softened by a large wool rug that features a color palette that blends with the subtle tones of the accent pieces. A large open staircase with ornate black wrought-iron spindles and wood accents is located just to the side.


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Remodeled Home Showcases Modern Décor Amid A Tranquil Setting By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Cipher Imaging Architectural Photography


pening to the large family great room, the double-high ceilings and large span of windows offer a one-of-a-kind view of the outdoors. Just as beautiful is the doublehigh, stone fireplace flanked by sconces and niches finished off with simple accent pieces and art. Large wooden columns with stone bases offer structural support and add to the architectural detailing of the home. Warm wooden floors contrast with the neutral-toned walls and upholstered furniture. Subtle hints of animal prints dot the space, giving off a hint of flare. Just off the family area is a multifunctional round table that can be used for family game nights, as a convenient computer area or for casual dining.

An arched doorway leads to a passthrough wet bar complete with custom birch cabinets, mosaic tile backsplash and rain-glass front cabinets by Dennis Hartman, owner of Cabinet Works. A large mirror rests above a glass-blown vessel sink, which was gifted to the home owners by an Italian artist. Black granite countertops and creamy plaster-finished walls complete the look. Whether hosting large gatherings or casual family nights, a fully rebuilt kitchen includes a seating area and dining space. Large windows extend the length of
the back wall and include a patio door for access to a custom deck with wrought-iron 58

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railings designed by Bill Wagner Welding and a quaint outdoor pavilion. Back inside, a grand curved glass mosaic fireplace highlights a seating area, which is accented by custom wood shelving, a hidden flat-screen television, comfortable leather chairs, rustic coffee table and an animal print rug.

Neutral heated tile floors run throughout the open area and flow into the kitchen. With custom birch cabinets— which are stained a lighter hue than the coordinating cabinets of the wet bar—the deep brown and Persian granite countertops from Syverson Tile & Stone and tile backsplash create a dramatic contrast. A

commercial stainless-steel range and range hood is finished off with a hand-troweled stone. But the true showstopper in the kitchen is the rock-faced wood-fired oven. Where a fireplace once was, the homeowners repurposed the chimney and created the conversation piece. Finished off with wrought-iron sconces and a rock mantle shelf, this nostalgic feature is both useful and unique. Two large islands are topped with coordinating granite countertops. The middle island contains additional appliances and cabinet space, perfect for prep work. Meanwhile, the elongated curved outer island is double-tiered, which welcomes additional seating. Triple pendant fixtures and recessed lights keep the area bright and highlight its key elements. The eat-in dining area is a true work of art. Surrounded by windows and glorious views. An oversized rustic timber dining room table anchors the area and is surrounded by highback upholstered chairs and set aglow by a wrought-iron cage-style light fixture. Simple arched top treatments accent the windows and soften the large spans of glass. Despite the season, the outdoor views remain a focal point and are a continuous inspiration for the dining room design.


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In keeping with today’s design trends to appeal to a variety of age demographics, the master suite is conveniently located off of the great room. An arched gas fireplace adds warmth and includes a custom rustic recessed built-in cabinet. The large room includes a bow window that is softened by silky side panels on heavy wooden hardware. Soft carpets run underfoot and add to the plushness
of the oversized pillows, neutral bedding and upholstered chairs in the seating area. To add drama, thick carved wood was used to design the four-poster bed and coordinating nightstands. A contrasting Bombay chest rests underneath the wall-mounted flat-screen television. The walls remain a neutral plaster finish that keeps the space light and free flowing. With a plethora of natural elements and stone surfaces, the master bathroom is truly an exquisite work of art. Staggered-style heated tile lines the floors, while a metallic silver paint is used to slather the walls in reflective beauty. Double sinks flank an arched doorway that includes a small storage area in addition to serving as a pass-through for the walk-in shower. A large arched top window lies at the end of the elongated area and is given a dreamy feel with sheer white side panels. Another custom-made cabinet by Cabinet Works’ Dennis Hartman is perfect for towel storage and keeps things rustic with a light blue-gray stained and glazed cabinet front and crystal knobs—a favorite of the homeowners. Crystal chandeliers dangle above in recessed domes painted a contrasting metallic hue for an elegant addition. The air tub is topped with a single piece of granite and dry-stacked stone on the walls. Dual sinks feature dark alder cabinets, overflow-style white sinks, mirrormounted sconces and tall solid granite backsplashes. The walk-in shower is a myriad of Italian tile cut in a variety of sizes to create
an ancient Roman bath-style feel. It includes a full array of body sprays and showerheads for function, while a simple tile arch on the back wall remains the focal point and showcases the contrasting tile tones.

For true livable luxury, the main level features a second entrance that leads to a mudroom with custom wood lockers and a laundry area with expansive granite countertops, closets and drying racks. Completing the main level are two elegant powder baths. One with dark green walls, espresso cabinets, a stainless steel vessel sink and bay window-style mirrors, and the other featuring coffee bean walls, hand-scraped wood floors and a tinstyle metallic ceiling. Up the winding, open staircase is an open balcony that allows for additional views from the double-tiered windows. A small landing is even adorned with dual arch-topped windows for ample natural light. Additional bedrooms and bonus spaces are included in this level. Two children’s rooms remain neutral but reflect their favorite hobbies and colors. A central Jack-and-Jill bathroom goes back to the original beauty of the master bathroom. A glass-tile mosaic wall is finished off with dual, inset, mirrored medicine cabinets above a pair of large rectangular semi-recessed sinks. Darker stained Cabinet Works creations contrast with the blue pearl granite countertops and the subtle gray heated tile floor. For a family-friendly appeal, a large guest bedroom features a full luxurious bath, perfect for a growing family who wants all bedrooms on one level. Dark green walls, a black wrought-iron four-poster bed and an ornate Bombay chest accented with a floral painting keep the space simple and spacious. The full bath has a contemporary flare with a glass walk-in shower, dark wood cabinets and checkerboard-style heated tile flooring. A bonus room and separate upper level reading loft are versatile for multiple uses and are decorated with rich tones and rustic elements.

The lower level is perfect for hosting gatherings or relaxing with its multiple spaces and quadrant design. A lit stone wall opens to a custom arch-top wrought-iron door leading to the walk-in wine cellar. Constructed on-site of aged wood, the cellar is encased in stone, tile and rich woods—perfect for storing wine. Conveniently off the wine cellar is the full bar. A rustic island made of distressed wood and wrought-iron hardware rests on warm cork floors and allows for additional seating. Despite the contemporary and rustic nature of the area, a crystal chandelier adds a touch of glam. A long countertop with built-in copper sink and glass-front cabinets line the back wall and are finished off with a colorful contemporary piece of art. Opening to the living space, metal-infused tile and a stacked stone wall provide
the perfect backdrop for the large 3-D television. Add a soft, black leather sectional along with accent pieces and a stateof-the-art AV system done by Sorlien Electric, and the open theater is done to perfection. A centralized game table sets next to
a load-bearing beam that has been cleverly converted into a circular upholstered bench for seating. Finishing off the open family space is a pool table area, a Napoleon Tureen fireplace from Fireplace Emporium and a large, custom, tufted bench 66

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with hidden cabinet storage below. Easy access through patio doors leads to the expansive outdoor living area, fully custom designed by Landscape Garden Centers. With its covered deck space, cobbled stone fire pit, Grecian-style fountain and numerous “outdoor rooms,” all that was needed was an array of flowers and pots to make this outdoor expansion blend with the natural setting. All work and all play? Not a problem here. A spacious office with large custom wood bookcases and large desk stays relaxed with a white upholstered sofa and pub chairs. It too has an incredible view through the bow wall of windows. Nearby, a playroom/game room features an underwater wall mural, floating loft, curved leather sofa, built-in cabinetry and large television. The homeowners of this wondrous abode laugh about the “Lucky Seven” theory behind the 7,000-square-foot home, resting on seven acres of land. But one would argue that luck did not play a factor in achieving exquisite design. True talent and attention to details make this home one of a kind. If you are interested in purchasing this home, it is listed with Hegg Realtors in Sioux Falls. sfw

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hen Stephanie Entringer first gazed upon a giant heap of wood pallets left over from a shipment of metal, she didn’t see kindling—she saw potential. And she’s not alone. What was once considered garbage by most is being transformed into furniture, accent pieces and even architectural elements. Stephanie started with a basic furniture project and discovered a new passion for pallets. “I needed a set of end tables, so I dug in the heap until I found the right ones,” she says. Thanks to the Internet and social media, pallets are considered a prize for their distressed look, versatility, and—most important—their cost. “I’m a very thrifty person, so this was a great solution,” she adds. And you don’t have to live in an eclectic farmhouse-style home to make use


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Playful Pallets

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose! By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Margaret Pennock of these stylish shipping materials. New designs, paint finishes and hardware can transform a pallet into a look that fits almost any decor. “After I made my end tables, I was hooked, so I decided to make some furniture for my daughter,” Stephanie says. Opting for elegant hardware, she had achieved the perfect “shabby chic” look for only $15. For a more dramatic statement, you can incorporate the wood strips from

old pallets to create an entire “statement wall.” You can go bold and use pallets that have various colors or even add a hint of paint to some of the strips. Use a little sandpaper to distress the planks, attach with a nail gun and the result is a one-ofa-kind conversation starter. Hardwood floors are more popular than ever, and the look of rustic wood from pallets is versatile enough to fit several styles. Have fun and go for an

intricate design, such as chevron or herringbone, or stay classic. Either way, your tread with be super trendy. End with a good sanding and stain the desired color. A popular choice is letting the wood grain speak for itself by brushing on a clear coat of polyurethane. But you don’t have to disassemble the pallet to make use of its rustic charm. Create the perfect wall shelves by cutting the pallet in smaller horizontal strips. Adds some books and framed photos for a display that doubles as storage.

Constructing outdoor pieces from old pallets is just as much fun and functional. Whip up a thrifty pallet planter for only a few dollars and using only a few tools. Start by adding a frame around three sides of the pallet, fill with dirt and tuck in whimsical plants that peek out the slats. To combat frequent watering, select herbs or succulents that can withstand the heat and retain water so you can enjoy the look with less labor. Finish off by hanging the pallet on a fence or the side of a building, or propping it up. Garden and patio furniture are other great uses for the reclaimed wood trend. From Adirondack chairs to benches and tables, the unfinished look of the wood is a natural fit in the outdoors that only gets better with age. So turn that heap into something neat. The ideas, and supply, are endless. sfw

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Spring Allergy flare-ups Treatment Plan Will Aid Success Against Seasonal Allergies By Jennifer Dumke


he birds are chirping, grass is coming to life and warm breezes flow through open windows. However, along with the sights and sounds of spring come sneezing, watery eyes and an endless string of tissues. Most of us look forward to spring, but not the sniffles and stuffiness that come with it. The culprit is the emergence of airborne pollens, which can aggravate seasonal allergies. Daniel Todd, MD FACS for Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat in Sioux Falls, has been treating allergies for 20 years and has extensive experience with how to prepare and treat springtime allergies. “First of all, if you don’t know what you’re allergic to, it’s paramount that you undergo testing. Otherwise, you don’t stand a chance at being proactive with your allergy control,” he says. Allergies can be categorized in a number of ways. Seasonal allergies are particularly frustrating for many people because they are difficult to avoid.

Quality “Typically, spring is when the tree pollens begin, which is then followed by grasses and weeds,” Dr. Todd says. In addition to harsh South Dakota winds and changing temperatures, avoiding these airborne triggers can be tricky. “I find that patients’ compliance and technique are the most important thing in achieving success,” he says. “I encourage patients to use nasal steroid sprays, which are sold without a prescription.” Though, he warns that the benefits of the sprays are not immediate. “What you spray today will help more with symptoms two to three days down the road, making it a medication of compliance,” Dr. Todd says.

“Spring brings with it the emergence of airborne pollens, which can be an aggravation to millions of allergic Americans.”


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Interestingly, Dr. Todd adds that exposure to more allergens in general makes us more susceptible to symptoms when the pollens fly. “You can actually lessen your seasonal allergic symptoms by lowering exposure to year-round allergens as well,” he adds. Other options include oral antihistamines, which are also available over the counter and can be used as needed or in anticipation of a flare-up. “I’ve found that many of my patients feel better when taking these every day.” The addition of a decongestant, such as pseudoephedrine, can also be very helpful. For more serious allergy sufferers, Dr. Todd recommends desensitization shots or drops as a potential “cure” for allergies. This involves giving the allergic individual a small dose of what they are allergic to on a regular basis to lessen their sensitivity. “We have good evidence that a series of shots can give patients permanent benefits,” he says. So embrace spring with a clear head and nose by getting started with your sfw treatment plan today.

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Game

It Might not be Your Swing that Needs Correcting By Brianna Venekamp • Photos by Julie Prairie Photography


rofessional athletes don’t run onto the field, dash onto the court or hit the course without proper training and a good warm-up. Yet a familiar sight on golf courses everywhere is golfers paying their fees at the clubhouse before heading straight to the first tee. “The golf swing puts a tremendous amount of stress and force on the spine, putting golfers at a higher risk for back injuries,” explains Dr. Peter Looby, an orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls. “Making sure your technique is sound and that you’ve taken steps to strengthen your core muscles in the off-season is the best thing you can do to help prevent unnecessary injuries.”

Dr. Looby acknowledges that hiring a personal trainer and setting up private lessons with a golf instructor is a best-case scenario that not everyone can do. However, everyone can take some steps to improve their performance before taking that first swing. “One thing everyone is capable of doing is taking time to warm up before they hit that first shot,” Dr. Looby says. But he cautions that even that science is changing. In recent years, researchers have learned that static stretching—the technique of holding a stretch for 20-30 seconds to lengthen and prime the muscles before intense activity—is wrong. “Research has shown that static stretching can actually weaken your muscle by decreasing its capacity to output power,” Dr. Looby explains. “In fact, static stretching prior to a dynamic activity like golf can actually decrease performance rather than enhance it.” That’s one of the reasons the Orthopedic Institute has partnered with GreatLife Malaska Golf & Fitness to create a golf warm-up routine. Dynamic stretching consists of using sport-specific movements to prepare the body for activity. It involves moving through ranges of motion and holding each position for only one to five seconds. These movements often mimic the positions and movements that are involved in the actual activity—in this case, golf. The speed and reach of the movement can be increased with repetition as the muscles heat up. “The key is to keep the stretch moving,” Dr. Looby says. “A five-minute brisk walk, or monster walks, one right after another, instead of static quad stretches, improves blood flow and slowly prepares the muscle to do the same action at a faster speed.” Knowing the difference between static and dynamic stretching exercises and performing them consistently (and properly) will increase your range of motion, your power, and ultimately, might even reduce your handicap!

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Skin-care Science Cancer’s link to ‘health-challenged skin’ By Darcie Bontje Photos by Margaret Pennock


reatment side effects are often a debilitating repercussion for cancer patients. Chemotherapy, radiation and medications can cause “healthchallenged skin” with rashes, dryness, pustules and other irritations, explains The Body Garage’s Sara Fiedler. As a licensed medical aesthetician, Sara performs noninvasive facial aesthetic procedures and provides skincare treatment options. She recently expanded her training to include oncology esthetics, and she is the only certified oncology aesthetician in South Dakota. “For anyone undergoing chemotherapy, the skin is compromised because the medication targets all fastgrowing cells in the body,” Sara says. “If those patients use regular antiaging skin products, they will have issues.”


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Sara recommends that patients try an organic skin-care line with no additional chemicals or fragrances that could “put extra stress” on the body. “The whole idea is to work to hydrate the skin and create a lipid barrier,” says Sara, who adds that patients should keep regimens simple while they are undergoing treatment and incorporate additional products to help rebuild the skin after they have completed treatment. Sara also suggests that patients have any current skincare products reviewed for ingredient safety and effectiveness.

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The Dr. Spiller skin-care line boasts the Cosmos Organic Label, which is the highest organic certification a cosmetic product can receive, Sara says. The company’s product line includes a cleanser, harmonizing toner, eye cream and moisturizers. She adds that oncology esthetics is also about building an overall sense of well-being. Practitioners are trained to know the different side effects of cancer treatments and how to manage them, but making patients feel better about themselves is key too. “Most women have a skin-care regimen, but cancer patients need to know that they are using the right products even though their skin is changing. It’s an opportunity to lay down, relax and know that the products are safe for sfw them to use,” Sara says. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • april / m a y 2 0 1 5



The sandwich generation Why being in the middle can leave you feeling squeezed By Erin Williams and Donna Farris, for Avera Health


f the generations in your family were like a sandwich, where would you find yourself ? Women in their middle years often find themselves sandwiched between their own children and their aging parents. And that’s not always an easy place to be. “Women in the sandwich generation have demands from both sides,” said Jean Lageson, MD, internal medicine specialist with Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine. For many years in a family’s life, grandparents often provide lots of help and support to young parents. Yet there’s a point when roles are reversed, and adult children are called upon to “parent” and care for their own parents.

“ You’re getting tugged from each side. All of these demands consume time and energy” ~ Dr. Lageson For the younger generation, you’re helping with homework; cooking, cleaning and doing laundry; driving to and from music lessons; and attending sports events. For the older generation, you’re managing medications, running errands, making doctor’s appointments, overseeing finances, or arranging for long-term care. On top of this, you’re working full time, and there’s very little “me” time or “couple time” with your husband. Plus, you might be at the age when you’re experiencing symptoms of perimenopause, such as mood fluctuations,

anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, or the physical discomfort of hot flashes. Hiedi Roberts of Sioux Falls finds herself within the sandwich, as she raises her 16-year-old daughter and helps care for her aging parents. She also works full time as an outpatient therapist with Avera Behavioral Health Services. “The hardest thing is dealing with the unexpected. You’re always worried that this is the moment when things will turn for the worse,” Hiedi says. “There’s not an instruction book on how to do this. You feel very vulnerable asking for help – it’s just very humbling.”

For members of the sandwich generation, Dr. Lageson and Hiedi recommend the following tips:


Don’t try to do it all yourself. Women tend to feel guilty and worried that they might let their family down. Yet friends, neighbors, fellow church members and relatives might not know what they can do to help until they’re asked. Identify specific things that others can do – like go to your son’s soccer practice, or sit for an hour with Mom or Dad while you go shopping.


Take time for yourself. You need life-giving resources like a healthy diet, exercise, plenty of sleep, and friendships to build yourself up, before you can give to others. “There’s a reason why on airplanes they ask you to put on your oxygen mask first in case of emergency,” Dr. Lageson says.


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If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or depressed, seek help. The demands upon the sandwich generation might contribute to mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. Your provider might recommend medications and/or counseling to help you learn ways to better cope with your situation. Everyone has limits, including members of the sandwich generation. “It’s important to recognize this and ask for help. You can’t magically create more than 24 hours in a day,” Dr. Lageson says. sfw Learn more at SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • april / m a y 2 0 1 5



Yes, You can run again!

What you need to know before lacing up your shoes after an injury By Sanford Health


rom improving endurance to relieving stress to helping prevent osteoporosis, clocking a few miles around the track or out on the road several or more days each week can have a number of great benefits for your health. But whether you run only a few miles at a time or have completed your 10th marathon, chances are you will eventually encounter an injury. Melissa Moyer, a physical therapist at the Sanford Runner’s Performance Clinic at the Sanford Fieldhouse, says it’s critical to take the right steps after suffering a running injury. “Pushing through the pain is not a good idea,” Melissa says. “People tend to think it’ll just get better on its own, but it won’t, and that’s why we’re here.” As the point person for Sanford’s running clinic, Melissa sees a number of running-related injuries, most of which involve the hip, knee, foot and ankle. “Runners can make matters worse if they try to accelerate their recovery and return to running too quickly,” Melissa says. “They may try going too fast or far too quickly or they may not be re-conditioned well enough to run all-out. You shouldn’t be running like you did before getting hurt to get back in shape. You need to be in shape and ready to run at each level of recovery before you return to your pre-injury running routine.” To determine the most optimal return-to-running strategy, Melissa offers an individualized running assessment where advanced technology is used to monitor and objectively analyze your unique stride and other features of your personal running mechanics. “With our state-of-the-art treadmill featuring over 7,000 force sensors capturing every aspect of each foot strike and high-speed camera system, we can uncover every detail of your running that needs to be addressed,” she says. “Of course, we can see if your foot is rotated outward when you run, but with this system, we can see precisely how many degrees it is turned and the resulting excess forces causing pain compared to the other side.”

Your personalized running assessment also can include a shoe or orthotics recommendation, which can surprisingly help decrease pain and improve your running comfort and performance. “Having the right shoe can make a big difference,” Melissa says. “One of the tips I often give is just to stick with what you are used to and stay away from fads. Barefoot running is kind of ‘in’ now, but if you aren’t used to running with minimalist footwear, then don’t. You’ll run a greater risk of getting injured.” And since Melissa is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, she can also provide runners with a written program specific to their functional needs and preferences. “We can also set up personal training sessions,” she adds. “Being in the Sanford Fieldhouse gives us access to state-of-the-art training equipment and unmatched technology and expertise to help you recover and even gain speed and power.” Contact the Sanford Runner’s Performance Clinic at 605-312-7840 and schedule your personal runner’s assessment today.

6 Tips To Prevent Injuries While Running

• Don’t run through pain – this is your body trying to tell you something is wrong. • Make sure you have an individualized stretching and strengthening program in place specific to your needs. • Increase your overall running distance no more than 10 percent per week. • Pace should stay constant or decrease slightly while increasing distance. Only increase one variable at a time. • Take at least one day off from running each week. • Don’t try to change your running form without proper research-informed advice and skilled clinical reasoning from a qualified professional.


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Vision B Alison Tendler keeps life in focus by embracing her quirks and being confident of her talents By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography

“I don’t seek out certain things, I believe in trusting your instincts and good things will guide you.”

Behind those crystal green eyes, infectious personality and flowing auburn hair is a highly skilled eye surgeon with a laundry list of local and national accreditations that matches her ability to light up a room with her smile. In fact, her combination of beauty and skill even landed her a place in most of our living rooms as a national television spokesperson for Restasis, a dry-eye medication. But aside from her career as an ophthalmologist, and being a full-time partner of Vance Thompson Vision and owner of Artisan 57 Skin and Laser Center in Sioux Falls, this vibrant small-town girl has a clear vision on life. “One thing I try to do is not look at the world negatively,” Alison Tendler offers. “I find it’s so easy for people to get wrapped up in ‘the glass is half empty,’ so it’s really important for me to focus on the positive that’s around me.”

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She even found a way to rise above a life-changing loss. When Alison was 19, her mother died after being sick for only one year. “I saw how much my mother didn’t get to do when her life was cut short at only 43 years old, so I decided I would make time to travel and do the things that are important to me.” With that driving force, Alison fully embraces all aspects of life, from wearing fun hats to listening to her inner voice. “When my mom passed, it really made me view things from a new perspective and I realized I wanted to be a little different in life.” She adds with a laugh, “I’m not normal, and I am okay with that!” Proving that everything happens for a reason and focusing on the positive, her


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first true test was following her desire to become an ophthalmologist after her first year of medical school. “I was definitely hesitant committing to medical school because I wanted to make sure that I still got to enjoy ‘me’ and the other things in my life that bring me happiness,” she says. “I believe your job doesn’t define you—it’s a balance that needs to be maintained with your outside interests.” She adds about her gut instinct to become an eye surgeon: “I just felt like it was the right decision and went with it.” Thankfully, the choice was a perfect fit. Having completed

her undergraduate at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota, she attended medical school at the University of South Dakota followed by a residency in Minneapolis and a fellowship in Albany, New York. Alison then moved back to Sioux Falls and began working with Vance Thompson Vision.



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Calcutta in 1997. Today, Alison enjoys spending time outdoors and is passionate about health and fitness. “I love working out and take care of my body. It gives me the mental break that I need.” She also loves spending time with her husband, enjoying great food and wine at local restaurants or riding around the city’s bike trails. Of her decision to work as a national spokesperson for Restasis, she says: “That decision to try out for a national spokesperson position was a true test of trusting my instincts and being willing to change,” she laughs. After auditioning for the spokesperson role in 2007, she went on to beat out countless competitors from all over the United States. Coming from a small town in South Dakota, Alison found herself being recognized for her new role but she remained focused on being humble. “It’s important for me and my patients that I continue to lead a relatively normal life,” she adds. “Most of the time I don’t even think about being ‘that girl on television’.” For her patients, friends and family, her ability to remain grounded and focused is what makes her an inspiration even though she’s hesitant to predict the future. “My philosophy is SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • april/ m a y 2 0 1 5


to be open and willing to change because if you do, good things will come back to you,” she says. After having a definitive goal throughout her years studying to be a doctor, today Alison has fully embraced the free-spirited life. “My life has been really interesting this past decade when it comes to change and personal growth. I feel that I’m always working on finding what’s truly important. … I honestly don’t know where I’ll be in five years and I’m excited about that. I just know it will be new and different.” Her quirky sense of style and humor are infectious and manage to seep out of her white doctor’s coat. “It’s funny because I wonder if it’s difficult for my patients to see the real me,” she says. “But once they get to know me, I hope they realize that I’m a very fun person!” Finding inspiration in magazine clippings, Alison finds words empowering. “You have to believe that you can achieve your goals. But first, you have to be happy with yourself and the person you are today. Even the things you feel were mistakes all lead to who you have become. You just need to move forward.” Even though her mother hasn’t witnessed her current successes in life, Alison remains confidant and content knowing her mother would be proud of who she has become and her achievements. “It’s difficult not having my mother here, but I’ve maintained close relationships with those who knew her well, which helps me continue to ultimately still have her in my life. I know she would be happy not only of my accomplishments, but that I’ve used her life as inspiration for living mine.” Alison also believes in using her talents and she says everyone can benefit from that philosophy. “I’ve lived my life based on what I love to do. Whether it’s being a national spokesperson, a physician, that quirky friend who loves the outdoors and nature, or even someone who can be found singing to her patients, I enjoy using my talents.” She also believes that listening to your intuition is important because that’s what makes people unique and good at what they do. “Life truly is a dream,” she says. “I love the story of my life and the pages you get to turn because you never know how the book will end.” 90

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Mission Born from Tragedy Son’s death inspires couple to speak out against texting while driving By Margaret Pennock • Photos by Tanya Wetzel


or Terry and Cleo Sorensen life was good— great, even. Both small-town South Dakotans who had relocated to Sioux Falls in the early 1980s, they were exceptionally close with their son Philip and daughter Megan. But in 2012, life changed irrevocably for the Sorensens. Traveling home from work on his motorcycle, Philip was struck by a 20-year-old driver who was texting while driving more than 50 miles an hour down Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. Cleo remembers, “The accident happened July 25, 2012, and Philip was 33. You don’t expect something like that to happen to your son or anyone that you know.” Philip passed away the next day, and he was as giving in death as he was in life, donating his organs to three people waiting for transplants. His life was cut short, as were his parents’ hopes and dreams for their only son because of an avoidable act. “Terry always traveled in multiple states for his job and has seen many close calls while drivers were texting. When this happened to Philip, the issue was brought right on our doorstep. We knew we needed to do something,” Cleo shares.

Instead of crumbling, Terry and Cleo strengthened their resolve to make a difference. Just two months after losing Philip, they approached a legislator at the Turner County Fair to bring forward legislation on texting and driving in South Dakota. Cleo notes, “Everybody is at risk, not just the person doing it. Our goal was to create a law to make it illegal to text and drive and protect other people whose lives matter.”

The proposal didn’t pass through the Legislature even though the Sorensens shared their story. Undeterred, Cleo and Terry were even more committed to changing the law. “We knew we had some work cut out for us and we knew we needed to do more.” As it turned out, South Dakota passed a no-texting while driving law just one year later.

“When you Google texting and driving accident in Sioux Falls, Philip’s accident comes up. We hope that something good is coming out of it. That’s our goal. I think he would feel proud that we have kept on the task and are making a difference.” ~ Cleo Sorensen

The fight isn’t over for Terry and Cleo, however. “We want to start an initiative to go out to schools or organizations and give information, talking about the dangers of distracted driving and texting. Our goal is to get an organization like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to strengthen our voice. We don’t want anyone else to have to go through this. I miss Philip every day and life will never be the same.” sfw

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for guests. The Riviera offers seating for up to 300 guests in the banquet room, as well as provides additional seating on an outdoor patio. Clients can choose from white, ivory or black table linens and napkins. In addition, event coordinators will collaborate with customers to plan a perfect event on location or off-site within 100 miles.

Matt notes, “It’s your event, so why not have the food and drink you want! We don’t require any food or beverage minimums, so the menu price depends on your dinner choices. We offer complimentary water service and a cash bar (no minimum) with a complimentary bartender. We have done everything from an Indian theme menu to hot dogs and hamburgers! So if you don’t see something on the menu that you want, just ask,” he says. “We would be more than happy to design your dinner to fit your taste and budget. No matter where your event is, our passion remains the same, to make your event a fabulous party for you and your guests to enjoy!” Riviera Events & Catering specializes in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate gatherings. For more information about the Riviera, find it on Facebook or at, or call 605-413-8780.

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Priceless Priorities Giving the Gift of Time By S.J. Menning • Photos by Tanya Wetzel


o quote Greek philosopher Theophrastus, “Time is the most valuable thing a (woman) can spend.” Between careers, significant others, children, pets, volunteer work, hobbies, and countless responsibilities, it’s easy to wish for an extra hour or two by the end of the day. Twenty-four just doesn’t seem to be enough. Melanie Hammer says that feeling of having her own time stretched too thin is what prompted her to start her business, Priceless Priorities. “I was blazing my way through corporate USA, had a supportive family and a happy life, but was missing my balance,” Melanie says. “I felt I was missing out on things and wanted more freedom for myself.” Today, the self-proclaimed “Freedom Creator” uses her time and expertise to give her customers the free time they desire.

With a background in zoology and business, Melanie’s expertise serves a range of needs- from calendar management and errands, to animal caretaker and travel preparation. Keeping her focus on the needs of her customers, Melanie says her services are available on a last-minute, one-time, or a recurring basis. And she consults with customers in person, online or by phone. She says, “I try to be as flexible as possible so my customers can proceed at their own comfort level.”

Evaluating customers’ needs helps her determine which tasks and responsibilities she can manage on their behalf. And while Melanie accommodates many unique needs within the Priceless Priorities team, she also employs a long list of developed connections and networking professionals for needs that may extend beyond her expertise. “I’m providing a service to my customers and building relationships with them,” Melanie explains. “Providing a positive experience is of utmost importance.” She adds: “People have different priorities. I give my customers more time to spend on those prioritieswhether it’s to have an hour to themselves, more time with family, or just doing something they love.” For more information, contact Melanie by phone at 605-254-4060 or email at

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Peach Maven Providing Hair Removal in Comfort By Jill Funke • Photos by Margaret Pennock


ccording to Sioux Falls resident Tania Hicks, “It’s empowering to do what you love and to have other people love what you do.” With more than a decade of experience in providing spa services, Tania is an esthetician who fell in love with the art of hair removal. Beginning in March, she channeled her expertise toward opening Peach Maven. She knew great hair removal companies and technicians already existed in the area, but Tania still saw a need. She realized that clients- especially when getting their first Brazilian- might feel a little unsure while selecting a business or a technician. Peach Maven was created to help women feel more at ease about their Brazilian or bikini hair removal. As Tania explains, “I wanted to set up a calm and welcoming space where clients are confident that they are in experienced, professional hands.” 98

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inding the perfect mattress is never easy or inexpensive. On top of that, most mattresses simply don’t hold up to their warranties even when they come with a hefty price tag. Justin Waggoner, owner and founder of Renew Mattress Topper, says, “After years of experience in the mattress industry, I realized that mattresses these days are built to sell well on the show floor but are not built to last. Consumer Reports tells us that the average mattress will only last on average five years.” To offer a solution for mattress owners that can extend the life of their purchase as well as the health and well-being of their backs, Justin started Renew Mattress Topper. “Renew Mattress Topper was developed to resurface a mattress no matter what condition it is in. It is comprised of 1” Gel foam, 1” latex foam, lumbar support pad and 1 1⁄2” of support foam filler,” Justin explains. “The Gel foam gives the mattress a plush luxury feel along with minimizing motion transfer. Due


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to its open cellular structure, it will not restrict blood flow. In fact, it will help to relieve pressure points. The latex is ultra durable and provides buoyancy without the bounce, so you will not experience the typical sinking feeling associated with traditional memory foam mattresses.” With years of experience in mattress design, Justin used his expertise to develop a topper that was suited to the unique dynamics of the human body. He says, “The lumbar pad puts support where you need it most, in the middle third of the mattress. Because the human body is densest in the torso, more support is necessary in order to keep the spine properly aligned to minimize lower back pain. Lastly, the tiered support foam mimics the shape of the body impression in the mattress. It creates a level surface on the top of the mattress. This system resurfaces your mattress layer by layer to make it feel better than new!” In addition to bed toppers, Renew Mattress Topper offers an Omni Pillow that is filled with latex “noodles” that create a feel similar to that of a feather pillow but provide more durability and support than traditional pillows. “A bed is intended to be an oasis, a place of rejuvenation,” Justin says. “When it fails, it impacts your day, your mood and your life. I wanted to invent a product that can be added to any mattress, regardless of how old or out of shape it is. This product can extend the life of your mattress, saving you thousands of dollars. It will revolutionize the mattress industry forever. We stand behind our product with a 100-night sleep guarantee. If a customer does not like it, a full refund will be given.” In addition, Renew custom fits the topper for customers in the Sioux Falls area for free. For more information about Renew Mattress Topper, visit their website at or go to In addition, several testimonials are posted to YouTube.

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ost people who open the door at Piper Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery are expecting a framing shop, but once they step inside they find themselves surrounded by an eclectic, regionally curated collection of fine art, chosen to appeal to customers’ Midwestern roots. “This artist speaks to people from here,” says Piper’s Emilie Nettinga, pointing to a flat, wall pottery piece by Tim Axtman of intricate birch trees. “It’s something people see on a normal basis, and love about the Midwest.” Piper’s also displays works by painter David Sieh, who is well-known for his landscapes and Midwestern scenes. The gallery showcases some of Sieh’s other work too. The pink, purple and blue abstract “Epiphany” is unique and unusual, Emilie says, and shows the wide range of talents the artist possesses.


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A Salon for Men and Women The gallery also represents other artists, including painters, potters, sculptors, glass blowers and stained-glass artists. The artists range in age from being just out of college to seasoned artisans who have been creating work for decades, she says. Of course, Piper’s also does framing, and it’s something the employees love as much as the artists they represent. “I love a challenge of a unique framing project,” Emilie says. The gallery can do special custom framing from “odd pieces to simple photography.” Emilie says framing covers all forms of flat art, but there’s nothing more fun than creating a threedimensional glass box or shadow box to highlight golf course collages with photos and golf balls. “We even did a T. rex. tooth cast in a frame, three-dimensional casings of football helmets. … Really, we can frame anything.”


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4-step process to Forgiveness: 1: First, recall the hurt. Then empathize and try to understand the act from the perpetrator’s point of view. 2: Be altruistic by recalling a time in your life when you were forgiven. 3: Commit by putting your forgiveness into words. You can do this in a letter to the person you’re forgiving or in your journal. 4: Finally, try to hold on to the forgiveness. Don’t dwell on your anger, hurt, and desire for vengeance. Counteract Negative Thoughts and Feelings You can practice meditation, rhythmic breathing, yoga, relaxation techniques or exercise, to reduce anxiety and promote serenity. You can learn to recognize and challenge thoughts you have about being inadequate and helpless. learning techniques for identifying negative thoughts, makes it easier to challenge those negative thoughts or feelings. Engage in Meaningful Activities People are seldom happier, than when engaged in meaningful activities. Set your mind to become thoroughly absorbed in a meaningful task that challenges your abilities. Understand that most common leisure time activities such as -- watching TV -- produces some of the lowest levels of happiness. To get more out of life, put more into it, which requires an initial investment of attention before it begins to be enjoyable. So it turns out that happiness can be a matter of choice.

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