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In Our Community  Oncology Nurses Recognized


New to SD  Project Firstline

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Beauty Trends Natural Beauty


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Making Memories that Last: A Hospice Journey

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Your Health How to Find a Primary Care Provider

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Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Washington Pavilion Kirby Science Discovery Center Admission: Included with museum admission

April 1–4, 9–11

Exit Laughing by Paul Elliott Olde Town Theatre | Worthing, SD 605.372.4653 | oldtownetheatre.org

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April 10

Morgan Myles Reliabank Theater at the Goss Opera House Admission varies thegossoperahouse.com

April 16 & 17, 23 & 24

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The Good Humor Men 2 7:30 pm | Washington Pavilion Admission: Call for inquiries 605.367.6000 | washingtonpavilion.org

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Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Show times vary | Orpheum Theatre Admission: Call for inquiries 605.367.6000 | siouxfallstheatre.com

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• Honoring of the 2021 Nurse of the Year • Messages from the founders of the JY6 Foundation • Testimonials from supporters of the organization • Bid on an incredible selection of silent and live auction items



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Connecting After COVID-19 How to rekindle your relationship By Chellee Unruh


he pandemic brought a new dynamic to the home environment. Couples sheltered for months with few outlets and limited access to support or reprieve. Finances were tight, and risks were high. Many had to choose between their health and providing for their families, most parents were forced into new roles as educators when schools shut down and online learning commenced. Studies have shown that financial problems, too much arguing, and division in parenting and household responsibilities are among the top reasons couples separate or file for divorce. Circumstances are ripe for the dissolution of relationships when unemployment and fear are at an all-time high. Thankfully, we are now in recovery mode as a nation and relationships can follow suit. It is a good time to refocus on rebuilding with your spouse. Rekindle the flame that burned bright pre-pandemic. Here are some great ideas you can try. Go out for dinner to a new place – Exploring a new restaurant together can be a great conversation starter. There are many things to discuss, starting with the atmosphere food and service. Sometimes the hardest part of reconnecting is learning how to talk to one another again, so start with an easy conversation and work your way up to the heavier topics. Bonus: You will be helping to support and rebuild an industry that also suffered during the pandemic. Get a couples massage – Stress is in our bodies as much as in our heads and hearts. Massages can be a great way to ease tension in your bodies and between each other. Why not book a little extra time to sit in the sauna to enjoy some alone time when you are completely relaxed?


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Go back to the beginning – When it seems hard to live in the present go back to where it all began. Return to the place where you met and together take a walk down memory lane. Share what each of you were thinking and feeling at that moment. A place where you share happy memories can remind you of who you are and what attracted you to each other. Get your blood pumping together – There is a reason that those romance shows like the Bachelor include dates where the couples do something daring like bungee jumping. Because adrenaline increases attraction! When you are exerting yourself you are releasing endorphins. So go on an adventure together. Gear up for a hike or a new exercise activity you have never done before. Plan secret dates for each other – It always feels good when someone does something special just for you. So when date night rolls around, take turns planning dates for each other. Make sure that the date is focused on what your partner likes when it is your turn to plan and not around your individual likes and desires. Also, be careful about planning something only your spouse likes, as you run the risk of you being unhappy. The goal is to make each other feel good so plan dates that identify your partner’s strengths and pair them with yours. Mental health and relationship health is something to take very seriously. If you find that you are struggling in rekindling your relationship on your own, consider seeking the help of a professional. Admitting that you need help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It shows that you care about your relationship and you want to do all you can to repair any damage and rekindle the flame. n

Event Spotlight: Junkin’ Market Days Save the dates! April 23 & 24 for Junkin’ Market Days at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds – Expo Building! This indoor market is unlike any other and will make its’ debut appearance in Sioux Falls this April. Junkin’ Market Days is an event created by Kerry Bamsey, inspired by similar events held in larger metropolitan areas. It is now being introduced for the first time in Sioux Falls to offer goods you wouldn’t typically find at flea markets or craft shows. The Junkin’ Market Days aesthetic can be described as rustic, vintage, and “shabby chic,” attendees can expect to find a large variety of one-of-a-kind finds: including but not limited to small home items, furniture, garden, and repurposed pieces, along with unique jewelry, body products, candles, and more! Much of the excitement lies in the uniqueness of the items, emphasized by Bamsey herself. “These vendors have really taken a lot of time over the past year to create new products,” Bamsey said, giving great significance to the fact that the vendors–both local and from a five-state area–have put many hours of time, effort, care, and love into their products in the midst of the events of 2020.

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Each day Junkin’ Market Days features a different vendor on their Facebook and Instagram pages, with pictures and links back to the sellers’ own pages so that event-goers can check out vendors beforehand and know what to expect before April 23 & 24. This is the first of a bi-annual event, and Bamsey joyfully expressed that there is indeed another event being planned for fall 2021. Junkin’ Market Days is going to be filled to the brim with exclusive and uncommon items appealing to many different tastes, within a cheerful and warm atmosphere. It is highly recommended to make a girls’ day(s) out of this event. Get your pals together, snag an Early Bird Special admission ticket and get an extra two hours before the event to peruse the unique items for yourself. What better way to acquire some of those one-of-a-kind finds before they’re gone while supporting these passionate vendors at this new and exciting event?

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Oncology Nurses Recognized for Their Exceptional Care By Jill Funke | Photo by Margaret Pennock


n August 2020, South Dakota nurses Marcia Dobberpuhl and Kathy Friedman were selected as the JY6 Foundation’s Nurses of the Year. The foundation was named after Jorgen Yde, a pediatric cancer patient whose life was cut short by his disease. Having experienced the needs that children and their families face when impacted by a pediatric cancer diagnosis, Jorgen and his family realized the difference that support of family and friends made during their journey. They were also deeply moved by the love and kindness they received from the nurses who fought Jorgen’s cancer alongside them. Jorgen wanted to be remembered for creating a legacy that cured childhood and all other cancers, a dream he prayed about before he passed away. In accordance with Jorgen’s wishes, the Yde family established the JY6 Foundation. This non-profit public charity raises awareness and funding for pediatric cancer and leukemia research. Supporting research endeavors helps provide better


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treatments and will hopefully lead to cures for leukemia and all pediatric cancers. In addition to the foundation’s efforts in awareness and research, the organization also recognizes nurses whose extraordinary care leaves a remarkable impact on the patients and families they serve. Dobberpuhl and Friedman share the desires of young Jorgen and embody the spirit of the JY6 Foundation. In August 2020, the JY6 Foundation bestowed the JY6 Nurse of the Year award upon two very deserving women at the Jorgen Yde (JY6) Foundation’s Nurses Dinner. This is the foundation’s gala event, honoring nurses and raising funds for pediatric cancer research. Reflecting on her receipt of the award, Dobberpuhl felt honored to be selected and is proud of what she brings to oncology nursing. She adds, “I work with some of the best nurses and

could not have received this award without them by my side, as it takes a team to get this work done and care for our wonderful patients each day.” Friedman was also moved to be selected for this honor, as she said, “I feel very humbled to receive this award as all on our team are deserving. It takes a whole team to help patients and their families through a cancer diagnosis.” As outstanding examples of what the JY6 Foundation stands for, Dobberpuhl and Friedman are grateful that the organization exists as it parallels their daily efforts. Dobberpuhl explains, “I feel the JY6 Foundation is a great organization that honors oncology nurses and what they do for patients. Jorgan wanted nurses to be honored, and I feel they (JY6) do a nice job of this and also raising money for leukemia patients.” Friedman echoes Dobberpuhl’s sentiment by commenting, “It’s so amazing that the Ydes, after the loss of a brother and son, have been able to honor Jorgen by starting a foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer and leukemia research. These kids have a special place in my heart. They endure more in their young lives than most adults do in a lifetime” She continues by stating, “The care and treatment for children with childhood cancers has improved greatly in my many years of nursing thanks to people like the Ydes.” Even without an accolade like the JY6 Foundation’s Nurse of the Year award, both nurses find a profound fulfillment in their occupational calling. Dobberpuhl says, “Being with people and helping them through a difficult time in their life, and helping them understand the cancer treatment and journey is very rewarding. Helping patients, other nurses, and coworkers understand the oncology caring we do is very meaningful to me.” Considering the most gratifying aspects of her job, Friedman finds it hard to choose one aspect, yet says, “When the child gets to ring the bell at the end of treatment that is a great feeling. Sometimes I treasure just seeing a child feel more comfortable coming to the hospital or feeling well enough to want to play. Other times I marvel at seeing them grow and learn new things and do all the ‘normal’ stuff kids should be doing.” n

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ll health care workers in hospitals and on the frontlines are essential to stopping the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Now there’s a new program, Project Firstline, to help South Dakota arm its health care workers and first responders with the knowledge and training needed to prevent and control infectious disease threats. Project Firstline is a national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) collaborative designed to provide timely infection control training to the millions of frontline health care workers and public health personnel nationwide. The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) is leading Project Firstline in South Dakota, as supported through the SD Department of Health. “The SDFMC is proud to partner with the CDC on this initiative,” said Nancy McDonald, Director of Quality Improvement, who oversees the project at the SDFMC. “The training content – which includes short training videos – educates health workers on infection control procedures and the tools necessary to protect themselves, their facility, patients, and their community.” 16

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The project targets a variety of health care settings in South Dakota, starting with hospitals and practice clinics, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice, according to Cheri Fast, Program Manager for Project Firstline. Later the training will be available for public service professionals and volunteers serving as first responders, including EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, community health workers, as well as employees in public schools and prison facilities. “This is the really great part,” said Fast, “that the training can be customized to a facility. It starts with having you complete a brief Learning Needs Assessment survey. That way you get the training that YOU want, delivered the way you want, in the format you want.” “The training videos are concise, engaging and innovative,” said Charlotte Hofer, Marketing Director for Project Firstline. “They’re easy to understand, no matter an employee’s previous training or educational background. It fits into busy schedules; and it’s even interactive.” “Whether you serve in acute care or long-term care, in environmental services or law enforcement, administration or as a school nurse, this training program is for you,” said Hofer. “Because the actions our health care frontline take every day make a huge difference in containing an outbreak and alleviating risk.” For more information on Project Firstline or to fill out a Learning Needs Assessment for your facility, visit SDFMC.org. n Pictured above: SDFMC staff Cheri Fast, Nancy McDonald and Charlotte Hofer




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notes, “We recommend an in-center experience but we support the families who are not able to come in-center at this time and need the support of Sylvan for their students.” For students that may have struggled to maintain their academic skills during the pandemic, Sylvan can help with that as well. “We will work to determine an individualized tutoring plan that has been customized to address those key learning needs is delivered to the student. With this approach we can start tutoring a student exactly where it is needed and move them forward at their pace. If you are concerned about your student, summer is a great time to help prepare for school in the fall. We recommend scheduling an assessment for the student as soon as possible. After the assessment we will review the results together, discuss the key learning needs, family goals and what a schedule would look like at Sylvan.” For more information or to schedule an assessment, contact Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls at 605.362.4885 or visit locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/sioux-falls-sd. Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls serves students in Mitchell and Brookings too!


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ertain trends never go out of style, but in staying relevant the techniques change! “Natural” makeup may sound redundant– after all, isn’t going natural supposed to be a bare face? In reality, what is referred to as natural makeup is meant to highlight our best features while remaining low-effort and skin health focused. That’s why when we start we want to always give our skin the moisture it needs! After doing your morning cleanse and gently patting your face dry, begin with a moisturizer of your choice. Dermatologists recommend using one with SPF in it not only to prevent sunburn, but to help eliminate the free radicals from UV damage that, even without leaving a sunburn, can create fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation in our skin. Next, instead of going with a foundation we want to use a skin tint or a tinted BB cream; this way we can gently even out our skin tone without completely covering it up, allowing our natural look to shine. After this, apply a lighter toned concealer under the eyes. Do not cake it on there! A little bit of concealer goes a long way. Make sure to also add some to the outer corners of the eyes angled upwards as well, to create a lifting effect that will also bring attention to the eyes. Blend it all gently, and apply finishing powder to set the tinted cream and concealer. Now, your blush placement is going to depend largely on the overall shape of your face, but to create further lift add it to your cheekbones and gently sweep it upwards toward the temple. Use a light shade and brush it on very gently to ensure a natural pinkish tint. Finally, we can go in with some highlighter on the peaks of the cheekbones as well as the tip and bridge of the nose to create shine and lift as well. It is optional to apply some light mascara and perhaps fill in the brow a bit, as well as add a very light gloss to your lips. Your face will appear very soft and defined in a way that accentuates your natural beauty! n




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few years back, leggings and yoga pants debuted in the fashion trend world as casual chic comfort, getting the ball rolling for what would eventually be coined the term “Athleisure,” or athletic leisurewear that is flexible, fashionable, and most importantly, comfortable. This trend has ebbed its way into being the top daily style for every woman on the go. "Athleisure" encompasses being able to be a bit casual and dressed down, while still dressing up a little too. For 2021, "Athleisure" is all about pushing the boundaries. Ultra-high waisted leggings are the way to go to create a sleek cinched look at your natural waist. These pair wonderfully with a stylish sports bra or cropped sports tank top that can give a sneak-peek at a little bit of torso, but not much. Racerbacks aren’t out, but creative styling is definitely in. Whether it’s basic spaghetti style straps that sit comfortably on the shoulders, or creative designs that come across with multiple straps, or even a halter style that wraps around the neck to allow for more free use of color and detailing on tops. Cut-out details keep popping up too, with slits and diamonds in the sides of tops that really draw the eye. Joggers are still popular in 2021, especially when paired with a cute cropped top that slims down the upper body and leaves the lower body breezy and mobile. On top of this, matching sets still continue to come back, pairing jackets with leggings, sports bras with biker shorts, and more to give a look that says you’ve really got it together! Don’t forget to layer, as we continue to love hoodies both long and cropped as well as windbreakers and other jackets that let us move about our day as our environment changes. "Athleisure" allows us to keep going about our busy daily lives while leaving none of the comfort behind. Express yourself boldly, and feel your best while doing it! n




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1. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop 2504 S Marion Rd | 605.271.7303 3617 W Avera Dr | 605.271.9891 (Open in May) Capriotti’s.com Cole Turkey® – Slow-roasted, homemade turkey, provolone cheese, Russian dressing, cole slaw, and mayo.

2. Mahlander’s Appliance and Lighting 8th & Minnesota Ave 605.336.7798 | mahlanders.com These fantastic rope and antique brass pendants are the life of the party in many different spaces – why not yours? Prices vary.

3. Sioux Falls Food Coop 410 W 18th St 605.339.9506 | shop.coopnaturalfoods.com Allkind Hard Kombucha – A kombucha made with real organic ingredients and nothing artificial that’s brewed by real people whose passion for kombucha is steeped in tradition. Flavors: Tropical Turmeric & Super Berry.

4. Betz Blinds 1111 W 41st St 605.357.0057 | betzblinds.com Hunter Douglas Sidelight Cellular Shades offers superior energy efficiency and privacy. Large selection of colors and textures too! $200-$250.

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5. First Impressions 775 10th St, Hwy 18 | Rock Valley, IA 712.476.2945 | firstimpressionstogo.com One of many in our selection of large hand finished pottery! Perfect to fill any corner of your home. 40” tall at $295.

7. Gunderson’s Jewelers The Bridges at 57th & Western 2109 W 57th Street 605.338.9060 | gundersons.com Rotating Mova Globes – Prices start at $160.

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8. The Browns Theater 11 Central Ave NW | Le Mars, IA 888.202.2712 | thebrownsmusic.com From Candle to Flower Garden - After you enjoy the aroma of this fragrant candle, plant the embedded seeds into the pot and enjoy the beautiful flowers!

9. Handy Man Home Remodeling Center 910 E 10th St 605.336.0316 | HandyManHome.com New for 2021...Brushed Bronze! This baby is so new we literally took it out of the cardboard box for the 2021 Home Show! Kinzie® 360 degree swivel spray head, spring spout kitchen faucet. Starting around $400.

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1. Mainstream Boutique of Sioux Falls - Lake Lorraine 2310 S Marion Rd 605.271.9285 | mainstreamboutique.com Spring is in the air! Do you see yourself in this gorgeous popcorn knit sweater paired with our exclusive private label line, Mac and Me, denim, and necklaces? Stop in for many other options to choose from.

3. Dugan Sales & Service 1116 W 41st St 605.274.1911 | dugansalesandservice.com Whether you are an experienced chef or a novice home cook; Bosch carries a full line up of cooking appliances sure to satisfy your culinary needs. Dual-fuel slide-in ranges offer the best of both cooking worlds and are engineered to perform precisely. Prices vary.

2. Montgomery’s 1725 W 41st St 605.332.4400 | montgomerys.com Ottomans are a fun and colorful way to add seating and storage to your indoor and outdoor spaces. Find a wide selection of styles, sizes, and fabrics at Montgomery’s.

4. Healy World 402.853.0439 headoverhealy.com | FB: vibingwright Healy is a personal, wearable, frequency based medical device, to work on all levels of health and well-being. Approved by the FDA for sleep issues, chronic pain, emotional and mental instabilities, but does so much more!

5. Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic 2333 W 57th St, Ste 109 605.334.1672 | rxpsi.com Aller-Calm: $58.50. Gut Restorative PRP: $57.50. Shop these products and other selections online at rxpsi.com - with free shipping. All online items are 10% off.

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6. Stacey’s Vintage*Art*Boutique 27102 Albers Ave 605.213.0045 | Staceysstore.com Stacey’s is your one stop shop for unique, one of kind finds. Shop small and shop local. Open 7 days a week.


7. Junkin’ Market Days Spring Market Sioux Falls Fairgrounds Expo Building junkinmarketdays.com April 23 & 24, 2021 – On April 23, early bird admission is $15 from 4-6 pm with $5 general admission from 6-9 pm. General admission on April 24 is $5 from 9-4 pm.

10. Dimock Dairy Cheese 155 W 1st St | Dimock, SD 605.928.3833 | dimockdairy.com Dimock Cheese – where you can get more than GREAT cheese!! We have lots of SD Made products, Dimock Cheese clothing, and lots more. Stop in and check us out!

9. Rainn Salon and Spa The Bridges at 57th & Western 5019 S Western Ave, Ste 160 605.521.5099 Keep those blondes bright for spring/summer with our Unite Blonda shampoo and conditioner line. The Blonda line helps keep your tones cool, clean and refreshed.


8. Forget Me Not Gift Boutique 5009 S Western Ave 605.335.9878 The faith over fear stretch bracelets were designed to serve as a little reminder to trust our instincts, follow our hearts, and always believe in the power of faith and hope.


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In the Kitchen:

FRESH Garden Produce By Lisa Marie Blair


ant to bring some summertime feels into your home? Let’s create a mini farmers market in your own kitchen. Even in the coldest months, you get lots of sunny days. You can take advantage of that light coming in your kitchen window to grow your own produce. Think outside the box and go beyond just using your counters and windowsills. You can hang several hanging planters from a sturdy curtain rod, place open shelving across the window, or use window boxes. Keep this space fashionable by using simple, cute and consistent containers so it does not overpower the space. It will be so convenient to be able to pick green onions, sprouts, microgreens and tomatoes and toss into a salad, so let’s get started. Green onions are one of the easiest veggies to grow indoors. Simply slice off the ends of the bulbs, leaving the roots attached and stand the bulbs root-end down in a small jar in about an inch of water. Set on a windowsill and keep the roots moist and after a few days, green shoots will emerge from the tops of the bulbs. Change the water once a week and in no time, you’ll be able to snip and toss into your desired dish. Try growing sprouts if you’re limited on space because they hardly need any room or light. All you need are seeds, water, mason jar and a sprouting lid. You can sprout almost any legume, seed, or nut in a matter of days and keep in your fridge for a week or more. Different popular sprouts to try are broccoli, red clover, radish, and sunflower seeds. Just add sprout seeds to a jar, cover in water, and soak for 8 to 12 hours. Direct sunlight is too hot for small delicate sprouts so they will do better with indirect light. Then strain out the water through the sprouting lid and rinse seeds again and strain once more. Tip the jar at an angle so water can drain off and air can flow in. Rinse sprouts


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once in the morning and again in the evening. Rinsing them helps keep them moist and prevents them from sitting in stagnant water. Continue doing this for two to six days and then they will be ready to harvest and eat. Sprouts are easy to add to omelets, soups and stir fries, but wait till the end of the cooking process before sprinkling them in. Growing microgreens indoors is easier than most other plants that need soil because they can be planted close together. Microgreens are new, tender shoots of vegetable plants that grow farther than a sprouted seed, but not to full maturity. You’ll harvest them between one to three weeks. They’re healthy and pack more punch healthwise than the mature version. Microgreens do need about 4-6 hours of sunshine a day so if your space doesn’t get this, you may need an LED grow light. Common microgreens include kale, parsley, cilantro, and spinach and can be easily added to salads and sandwiches. If you’re lucky and have a window that gets eight hours of full sun, then you can grow tomatoes. You can start the process of sowing tomato seeds in a seed starter mix or take the shortcut and buy starter plants. Be sure to use unglazed pots that can breathe and have good drainage holes. Don’t forget to turn the plant frequently so each side gets adequate sun. Smaller varieties like Tiny Tim and Red Robin are the easiest to grow indoors. Growing your own food is a great way to ensure fresh produce all year round, especially in South Dakota since we have a short growing season outside. Be sure to follow the directions for the seeds that you choose and enjoy the fruits and the vegetables of your labor! n

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Cooking with Fresh & Healthy Herbs Story & photos by Ashley Sornsin


pringtime brings us a refreshing spin with an assortment of new flavors thanks to fresh herbs. If you’ve embarked on growing your own herbs, or have plans to start, the simple addition of these fresh herbs will transform and elevate your meals. Not only are they a simple way to freshen up your meals, but herbs pack a ton of flavor as well as nutrition.

at the end of cooking or use it raw in a smoothie or added to a salad or wrap.

Herbs are powerhouse nutrients, filled with powerful antioxidants. Herbs have even been used for centuries to ward off disease, that’s how powerful they are. Food truly is medicine, so incorporating a variety of herbs into your meals comes with a healthy dose of nutrients that will support your body. Not to mention, the healthiest way to add more flavor to meals.

Dill – a sour taste and a good source of calcium and iron. Using this fresh, you can pair it with virtually any dish, try it on salads, mixed into a mustard, or topped on potatoes.

Herbs are extremely flavorful and will take your meals from basic to brilliant! Spring is the perfect time to add herbs to your meals and there’s no shortage of flavor options. Simply add fresh herbs at the end of cooking for maximum flavor or use them to boost flavor on a raw salad or even as an ingredient in a sauce or dressing. The options are endless with these fresh picks to try this spring: Parsley – earthy and mildly sweet taste. Filled with vitamin K, add this 34

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Cilantro – distinct flavor that’s a bit citrusy. This is a great detoxifying herb and best served raw, such as in a gazpacho dish or homemade guacamole. It’s distinct flavor will elevate any dish!

Basil – a sweet and peppery flavor. It’s rich in polyphenols that are thought to prevent chronic diseases. It’s a popular pizza topping, but also amazing on a fresh salad with strawberries. Mint – refreshing and earthy taste. A go-to for stomach troubles, it also makes a great addition to tea, a smoothie, or even some dark chocolate. Oregano – has a bold and spicy flavor. Best used cooked, so add towards the end of cooking, such as in a marinara sauce, which will add depth and plenty of antioxidants to an otherwise boring sauce.

Thyme – earthy, lemony and with a bit of pine flavor. A good source of vitamin C and is believed to have antimicrobial properties. Adds great flavor to soups and roasted veggies, add it at the end of cooking. Rosemary – has a hint of pine flavor. A good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6, you can use during cooking and seasoning, it even makes a fabulous marinade. Whether you’re growing fresh herbs on your windowsill or purchasing at your local store, get creative and add a dash of freshness to your meals. By simply adding fresh herbs, you’ll take a ho-hum meal to healthy with the variety of antioxidants they provide. The flavor profile of your meals will go from basic to brilliant in an instant. Fresh herbs are powerful and will transform your meals to nutritious and flavorful. n

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Century-old farmstead welcomes cutting edge design

By Jennifer Dumke | Photos by Margaret Pennock


t’s true, home is where the heart is. Especially for these homeowners who uprooted from their traditional style home within the city limits of Sioux Falls to relocate to the wife’s family farmstead. But aside from the sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright contemporary new construction home, driving onto this farm still felt like taking a step back in time. A cat slowly meandered on the driveway, a chicken coop was getting new siding and a large barn for cattle were just a few of the tell-tale signs of a fully operating farm. But before the grand 4,700 square foot beauty found its home, the land provided the base for numerous structures during  the 100 years the family lived  on the farm. “The original home was sod,” says the homeowner. Then a small timber structure was built which housed two families and is now serving as a garage. And the third home is where I grew up.” Because of her aging father, the homeowner made the decision to raze the traditional home to make way for the new construction dream home they could design from the ground up. “My father is 95 years old and he has lived on this farm most of his life,” she adds. “He is hoping to live out his life on this land, still doing chores and being active.” But because of his advanced age, the couple decided to sell their house and move to the farm to help fulfill his wishes. “This meant tearing down the existing home to make way for new construction which includes a main level bedroom, full bath and private areas so my father can continue doing what he loves but has us around to help.” Ground certainly did not need to “break,” technically speaking, to start building since it’s seen numerous structures over the past century, but there were several modifications that needed to be made prior to building such as removing trees and preparing the land. To help with the process of building, the homeowners turned to a family-favorite contractor, Ralyn Kruetzfeldt of Kruetzfeldt Construction  Co., to carry out their dream. “I remember Ralyn coming out here, leaning against a post and with his eyes squinted, said he had a vision.” Now it was time to make his vision come to life. Ralyn began drawing plans while his wife Paula, an interior designer at Montgomery’s Furniture and companion in aiding new homeowners in selecting interior materials, started working with the homeowners on establishing their style. When the plans were complete, they were thrilled and construction began in 2019. “Funny thing, my father was so insistent on staying on the land that he actually lived here in a trailer while the home was being built,” she smiles. “We decided to build something very contemporary with some traditional elements since the homeowner was used to that style and wanted to retain some existing pieces in the home,” adds Paula. “She also wanted everything white,” Paula states with a smile, as the home clearly contains some subtle color. The grand entryway is flooded with light with sky-high ceilings, light grey walls and a glistening high polished elongated white marble floor extending throughout the entire main level. Softened by area rugs with hints of

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sheen and silver and light grey tones, it’s the perfect softening for the expansive space. A black wrought iron custom railing leading to the upper and lower levels was sought out by the homeowner and replicated by Ralyn and his son, Kelly. “These gilded gold balls are cast iron balls and they each needed to be hand painted,” Paula adds. A crystal chandelier, which is a staple for nearly every room, blends contemporary and traditional. “You’ll see that this home is a mixture of various periods, that’s what makes it so interesting,” says Paula. “Most everything you see is from Montgomery’s. From the carpet and tile to window treatments, furniture and lighting, we utilized all our resources to ensure a cohesive look.” The grand open concept living room features an eye-catching 24-foot floor-to-ceiling fireplace with a dry stacked stone from Montgomery’s Flooring store and a floating concrete mantle. In tones of greys and whites, soft upholstered furniture is welcoming while a glistening coffee table with beveled glass and extra storage is the perfect place for the homeowner’s snow globe collection. “Our focus for this space was very soft and calm and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them to ensure they got exactly what they wanted.” A large six-pane window is kept open and accented with white semi-sheer custom side panels from Montgomery’s drapery workroom. But the true focal point for the space is a tiered circular crystal chandelier  hung by wires for a floating effect. “We needed something wow and eye-catching from the overlook and looking in from the outside at night,” says Paula. The dining room is the perfect blend of contemporary meets traditional. Using the homeowners existing furniture, Paula drew inspiration from the dark wood and ornate carvings to add nostalgic elegance. “We decided to simply reupholster the side chairs in a solid classic velvet and add a stunning, crystal chandelier,” adds Paula when gazing at the dangling glass masterpiece that contains over 40

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300 individual droplets. “A true sign of a real interior designer is the ability to blend new pieces with the existing,” adds the homeowner. “Paula did a great job.” With ample windows and access to a private patio, the sun filled space is an extension of beauty. An avid gourmet chef, the kitchen needed to focus on both function and form. Dark cabinets from Sioux Falls Kitchen & Bath provide a contrast against the grey herringbone tile backsplash and quartz countertops from Syverson Tile & Stone. Dual orb pendant light fixtures add interest above a centered island that can accommodate seating. “She does a lot of cooking, so we needed two stoves and two pot fillers. They also plan to do a lot of entertaining in the future so making the space work aesthetically was very important,” adds Paula. The main floor powder bath once again boasts the contrast of traditional carved gold pieces such as found in the mirror and sconces with a contemporary curved floating sink. “We added these small rectangle tiles to the front of the curve,” Paula adds. For additional glisten, a gold crystal chandelier illuminates the iridescent grey wallpaper. The lower level takes on a relaxed feel with soft carpet and various upholstered furniture placed for conversation and just kicking back after a long day. “This fireplace is unique in that the stone surround is actually the backside of the stones used on the upstairs fireplace, a rough finish for a more casual look” Paula adds. French doors lead to an office which displays an antique chandelier, ornate gold mirror and an oil painting of “The Last Supper” which was painted by the homeowner’s great uncle. “This painting hung in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL for years before it was finally returned to us,” she adds. Now it is proudly displayed in what will be her office.

The lower level is complete with a guest bedroom and bath. “We decided to take a turn with this area,” adds Paula when referring to the “black bathroom.” Square, distressed charcoal tile extends into the black iridescent wallpaper. “It was a lot of fun designing this,” adds the homeowner, who was not fearful of the dark tone despite her love for light colors. Leading upstairs, a statement light fixture proved to be a daunting task. Because of the expansive space, an oversized crystal chandelier required two men to carry in and install. The electricians were up for the challenge. A catwalk showcases the laborious custom-made wrought iron railing and stunning view of the chandelier and polished floor below. The master bedroom remains soft yet elegant with a contemporary take on the classic four poster bed that is finished in a dramatic black to contrast with the crisp white bedding and light hued walls and carpet. Ample windows and doors that lead to a private deck make for easy relaxing. On the wall, the homeowner showcases another oil painting done by her great uncle. Although the inspiration and history behind the painting is unknown, the homeowner does recall her mother simply describing it as “sheep laying in a pasture.” Another cherished piece that has been retained and integrated into the new décor. The master bathroom feels like a spa. Upon entering, a soft grey upholstered sofa greets you while crystal Waterford® flush light fixtures illuminate the space. The master bath is light and airy with elongated gray ceramic tile and an expansive walk-in shower that features a trio of coordinating tiles and various finishes for added depth and interest. A built-in Jacuzzi tub illuminated by a large window is perfect for end-of-the-day relaxing. Dual sinks with dark custom cabinets and white quartz countertops are illuminated by modern, LED framed mirrors and flanked with elongated glass sconces with golden Edison bulbs to provide a warm hue. Completing the upper level is a guest bedroom with full en suite and a secondary laundry. As with the rest of the home, bits of history and traditions are sprinkled throughout the upper level. The overall look and feel of the open floor effortlessly blend into the great room below. Just like the land has seen various structures and has provided well for this homeowner’s family, Paula and her contractor husband Rayln are also honored to be part of the ongoing tradition of making this working farm a modern-day dwelling. “I love that they were receptive to our ideas,” Paula adds. “It was a good collaboration between everybody.” But what’s most important is that the homeowner’s father can live in a comfortable home surrounded by family and a farm that is close to his heart. n

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DIY Reverse Canvas with “Hot Mess” Stencil Technique Story & photos by Emily Olson


idden underneath a basic art canvas from any craft store is a classic beveled frame. This project “reverses” the frame and canvas to create framed art for just a few dollars. The frame is not perfect—there will be visible staples in the corners on the exposed front, and most canvas frames also have thin cuts along the inner edges where the wood intersects. So it is important to know this won’t be fine art. Once stain or paint is added to the wood and everything is assembled, those imperfections won’t be noticed! This is a project that kids of all ages can help with too. You really can’t mess up this “hot mess” technique for stenciling onto the canvas. Give them a paintbrush and let them go.


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DIRECTIONS Remove staples from the back of the canvas by prying with a small flathead screwdriver and pliers. Once the canvas is loose, trace an outline of the frame on the canvas to make a guide for cutting down the canvas. Cut the excess off well inside the traced line to give a margin of 1/4 inch of exposed frame on the back. Begin to randomly add acrylic paint in multiple colors across the canvas. The example here only uses colored paint in the section where the stencil will be to avoid waste. Don’t worry about being perfect or too deliberate as it is supposed to be a “hot mess.” It will turn out great—don’t overthink it! This butterfly canvas used multiple shades of two colors and a flat sponge brush to create a watercolor effect, but the paint can go on with any kind of brush and in lots of different colors. Let the canvas dry for several hours to ensure the stencil will not pull off the background paint. Add the stencil and paint over the stencil and the entire canvas with white paint. It may take additional coats to cover the areas with the colored background. Remove the stencil as soon as the paint is no longer wet. Leaving the stencil on too long increases the risk of pulling up the background paint layer with the stencil. Attach the canvas to the back of the frame with a staple gun. Be sure to pull the canvas taught while stapling. n

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Making Memories that Last: A Hospice Journey By Kjersten Joachim


hen a loved one is terminally ill, the word ‘hospice’ can feel scary. It may conjure feelings of worry, dread, and fear. It’s one of those things that you don’t necessarily want to think about…until you have to. But to Holly Hines, ‘death’ is not a bad word. Instead, she views it as a process to plan for and one that can create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Even though Hines now works as Director of Operations at AseraCare Hospice in Sioux Falls, she was introduced to hospice at a much younger age. When she was 10 years old, her dad was diagnosed with cancer. It had progressed quickly and he soon enrolled in hospice. They moved a hospital bed into their living room, and her dad was able to stay at home with his family until he passed. Hines credits hospice for those last memories with her dad. “Many nights Dad would wake up in the middle of the night needing help. I’d wake up to come help him and then lay with him in the hospital bed. Those conversations we had – him telling me about life – are memories I cherish so deeply. Hospice made that possible.” Through her work in hospice, Hines is able to provide that same experience for patients and their families – individualized care for


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comfort, symptom management, monitoring goals, and meeting emotional and spiritual needs. “People should know they have a choice and a voice; you choose how you live and you choose how you die,” says Hines. “Ask questions about your health and be informed. Invest in yourself and all the available options for your health.” One common misconception is that hospice is only for those who are actively dying or have only days or weeks to live. Hines says that to receive the full benefit of hospice, enroll when the patient has up to six months to live. “We can then follow them on their journey to help support their wants and needs. They can get things in place and plan funeral arrangements, and also check off those things they want to do one more time and make memories.” As Hines looks back on the experience with her dad and the families she helps through her work, she is thankful for the hospice journey and for the experience it provides. “As I grow older, I always go back to, ‘what if we didn’t have hospice?’ I wouldn’t have had those memories with my dad. I want everyone to have the experience I had – time with their loved one to create memories. My belief is that no one should die alone.” n

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How Can You Prevent Colon Cancer? By Jarett C. Bies, Avera


ot all cancers can be prevented – but colon cancer is an example of a disease that can be stopped if it’s caught early.

Colon screening and lifestyle modifications can stop this life-threatening disease, since colon screenings help health care providers detect cancer in its earliest stages and even precancerous stages. “When detected early, treatment can begin and be more successful, that’s why everybody age 50 or older should get screened,” said Kevin Post, DO, Avera Medical Group Chief Medical Officer. “More awareness of colon cancer has not changed the fact that it’s still the second-leading type of cancer we see.” Colon cancer remains the third-leading cause of cancer deaths. Colonoscopy remains the best way to prevent colon cancer. Providers like Post recommend the colonoscopy since it goes beyond early detection. “During the exam, a provider can remove pre-cancerous polyps, thus preventing cancer from developing in the first place,” said Post. “Other methods of detection


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can spot the disease, but they don’t allow for that immediate removal.” That’s why colonoscopy is often called the “gold standard” in colorectal cancer detection. When to get started with colon health At the age of 50, men and women should have their first colon cancer screening. Most people only will need a colonoscopy once every 10 years until age 75. A family history of colorectal cancer or a personal history of precancerous polyps may call for more frequent follow-ups. “When you’re in for your annual exam, you can talk to your provider about screenings you should have,” Post said. “You can choose which screening test is best for you. While the colonoscopy is the best screening, there are options depending on your medical history, your sedation needs and personal sensitivity.” Other options for cancer detection Take-home testing options are available. Talk to your provider about the availability of other cancer screening options, such as Cologuard and FIT.

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• Most patients wake up and remember nothing about the exam whatsoever. “The important thing is taking steps to have a screening of some sort at age 50,” Post said. “With colorectal cancer, postponing the exam too long could be a life-threatening delay.” Colon cancer symptoms Since this type of cancer is more common in older adults, age 50 is the starting point for colon cancer examinations. Yet American Cancer Society studies have shown a significant increase in colon cancer among young adults. Be aware of the symptoms. Any noticeable changes in your body, no matter your age, should be noted. Symptoms of colon cancer may include: • Bowel habit changes like diarrhea, constipation or narrow stools. Any that last for more than a few days is a symptom.





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When the diagnosis is not allergies…then what? By Virginia Olson


o what’s a sure sign spring has arrived? Many South Dakotans will say it is when they start sneezing, their nose starts to run and they feel congested. It’s a grueling trifecta of ailments that could mean a trip to a doctor’s office. “Many patients come in to our allergy clinic thinking they are suffering from allergies and wondering why they have all these symptoms. They want relief!” says Cathy Blumenauer, an allergy nurse at Midwest ENT & ALLERGY. “To figure out what is going on, it starts with a complete medical history; detailing their symptoms, chief complaints and seasonal patterns.” “We take a comprehensive look at symptoms. Our goal is to find the top triggers and address the problem. We may run a combination of lab and skin tests to see whether or not allergies explain the symptoms. For some, there is a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. For others, allergy tests are negative. These patients are diagnosed with non-allergic rhinitis,” says Cathy. “Needless to say, they are frustrated because they want answers (and relief) of their symptoms.” So, what’s next? Cathy says patients go on for further evaluation. “Since we are no longer looking at an allergy, but a sensitivity or intolerance, our ENT physician is consulted to look at other potential causes and treatment options.” Though non-allergic rhinitis is not a fun diagnosis because it means more tests, the numbers bear out that it is a somewhat common condition. According to The National Institute of Health, about one third of all rhinitis is non-allergic. This accounts for about 7% of the population that suffers from non-allergic rhinitis.


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DRUG-INDUCED NUTRIENT DEPLETION Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when the medications we take for our various health issues block the absorption, storage, metabolism, or synthesis of essential nutrients in the body. When nutrients are blocked or depleted over time, health problems can develop secondary to those depletions. Many of the most popular medications prescribed today can create these drug-induced nutrient depletions. "Because the causes of nonallergic rhinitis are often unknown, the condition can only be confirmed after other conditions such as allergic rhinitis, infection, or structural abnormalities are ruled out," says Dr. Daniel Todd, a physician at Midwest ENT & ALLERGY. “Unlike allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis is not hay fever and does not involve the allergy aspect of our immune system. It also doesn’t have the symptoms of itchy, watery eyes or a sore throat,” says Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd says there are a number of conditions like reflux or mold toxicity that can also cause nonallergic rhinitis. “A structural abnormality of the nose such as a deviated septum or nasal polyps can also be responsible for the allergy-like symptoms,” says Dr. Todd. “To properly treat these conditions, both require a physical exam, CT scan of the sinuses, and possibly surgery.” An ENT physician can get to the core of the problem with a comprehensive history, complete physical exam, and in-depth testing. “We want patients to feel confident that though those seasonal allergy symptoms may not be allergies, we will work to figure out exactly what is going on.” n

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ven though we’re currently in a pandemic, you shouldn’t put your overall health on hold.

Getting started Throughout the pandemic, a common question Sanford Health has been asked? “What if I don’t have a doctor? Where do I start?” Sarah Prenger is the senior executive director of primary care and behavioral health at Sanford Health. She encourages everyone, regardless of age, to have a primary care doctor, someone you are able to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with. If you don’t have a primary care provider, she said a good place to start is the “Find a Doctor” tab on Sanford Health’s website. This is a great option to get to know each Sanford Health doctor, and find one who meets your needs, someone geographically close to you, someone who has clinic hours that fit your lifestyle, and someone you’d feel most comfortable with. “You want a doctor that you can connect with, someone who has the same sort of values you have. On  sanfordhealth.org, you can often find information about doctor’s ideas of care, personal interests, and even comments from actual patients about their experiences with 54

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that particular doctor. The star ratings even show how past patients ranked the doctor in certain areas of care such as listening, and taking time with you,” she said. Meeting needs One of the main reasons it’s important to have a primary care provider is because it’s easier for one person to help a patient. By having just one provider, Prenger said a patient can have more confidence knowing their needs will be met, whatever they are, and all facets of their health will be considered holistically. “There are so many cool things about primary care — it’s sometimes referred to as your medical home. A primary care provider will manage everything and get to know you and your family over a long period of time. “Part of knowing you and caring for you is making sure that you get the right care from the right provider. Your primary care provider will connect you to all of our specialties internally if or when needed.” Prenger says primary care can include family medicine, internal medicine, general pediatrics, and OB/GYN. She adds that even if an individual is healthy, they still need a primary care provider to keep them healthy.

“Make sure all of your preventative screenings like cancer and behavioral health screenings, and immunizations against preventable disease are all up to date,” said Prenger. “You may have a broken ankle today, but you may also have diabetes, or depression, or a family history of X, Y or Z. A primary care provider will see and know the entire picture.” Building trust Going to a singular provider can be of benefit for not only what kind of health concern you have, but also when you have it. And, seeing just one person, builds trust and a relationship. In seeking out help for behavioral or mental health, Prenger said she’d “always start with my primary care office.” “In the Sanford footprint, we have about 50 integrated mental health therapists in our primary care offices. The therapists will partner with your doctor to get you the help you need and deserve.

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“You’ll want to schedule an office visit and say it’s to establish care. That’s really the time to get to know the provider, and the provider to get to know you,” she said. Prenger says you should bring a list of medications, medical history, family history, insurance information, concerns, goals, and questions to the visit. “Your personal goals are important! Maybe you want to run a 5K; maybe you want to walk your daughter down the aisle; maybe you want to stop smoking. Your primary care doctor and their team can help you reach those goals,” she said. To schedule an appointment, a prospective patient can either visit Sanford Health’s website  or call the clinic where the provider practices. “In the time we’re in, it’s more important than ever to have a doctor or primary care provider. Sanford has implemented many safety precautions to keep people as safe as possible from COVID-19 while they are in our facilities. It’s far riskier to stay away than to come in.


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Jennifer Dumke: Finding Strength to Rebuild a Life with an eating disorder By Margaret Pennock Photos by Maggie Sweets Photography

*This article contains information that may be triggering for individuals with an eating disorder.


n the surface, Jennifer Dumke seems like she has it all; a wonderful family with a loving husband and a precious daughter on the brink of becoming a teen, a good career, beauty and intelligence. However, Jenn, as her friends call her, has been fighting an invisible demon for more than twenty years that has nearly destroyed her. A recovering anorexia nervosa survivor, Jenn acknowledges that her eating disorder has caused chaos for her and her loved ones and has come to accept it will likely be a struggle for the rest of her life. But thanks to coping mechanisms such as a focus on fitness, routine counseling and meetings with a trained nutritionist, at least she has a life to live. Sharing her story and fight has never been easy. Up until recently, it had been somewhat of a secret. “My disease was like my invisible best friend,” she adds. “Although most would argue not a very good one.” After years of struggling, she is finally opening up about the reality of living with an eating disorder. By sharing her experiences, she wants to be an advocate for others to recognize and find the courage to seek help for this destructive disorder. Growing up, Jenn was a typical girl who struggled with the common issues of a changing body, self-esteem and acceptance. Shooting up to 6 feet tall at a young age didn’t help. “I had some thoughts about how I looked but who doesn’t when they are at that age.” It wasn’t until she attended college that she found the influence of a “health-minded” roommate who helped her discover the tools to take control over her weight. “It started out innocent and fun. I began eating super healthy and began working out. I also was primarily walking to my classes so I can’t image how much fuel I was burning.” As her weight dropped, she received sincere compliments. But despite the pride she felt having control over her image, she secretly plunged into true darkness with her first experience with anorexia nervosa. It wasn’t long before her friends threatened to call her family, which never materialized. “I still remember standing on a physician’s scale and slowly tapping the lever further and further to the left until it balanced. It felt great standing on that scale and seeing the numbers.” Stepping off was a different story. Weakness, out of breath, dizzy, cold all the time; simple tasks became more difficult but I was determined to stay on course. I was fully addicted and nothing would have made me turn around at that point.”


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Following college graduation, Jenn was a full-fledged, but unaware anorexic. It was then that she landed her first job in Sioux Falls where she met her husband Brad. “We began dating and as we got more serious, I inadvertently started to let go of my disorder. My weight slowly restored itself to a normal range and by the time we got married, I was looking very healthy.” This continued for almost ten years until she got pregnant in 2008 with their daughter, Kaydence. But Jenn not only took her beautiful daughter home from the hospital, she also brought her disease. It was back. “I breastfed for the first few months, ate healthy and took long walks with our dog. The weight literally fell off me. My metabolism was through the roof and I started receiving compliments again. I officially “fell off the wagon” at that point and this was the true beginning of what was to be a fight for my life.” Initially, Jenn was ecstatic to be able to walk into any store she chose and select the smallest size to slip into. It never registered to her that her plummeting weight was becoming severely unhealthy. But people around her were noticing. “Suddenly, I found myself weighing in at a very low BMI and people began approaching me about my appearance. Random emails from people asking if I was okay, lots of ‘closed door’ discussions with concerned coworkers at Avera, where I worked, and random people approaching me at the fitness center. I ignored them all. I even was asked if I had cancer or if I was ‘doing this on purpose.’ I didn’t know what to say. Even though I was alarmed, there was a part of me that felt like I had accomplished something.” But reality set in when her body started breaking down physically. “I no longer had a menstrual cycle, my hair began breaking off and thinning out, my fingernails and the tips of my fingers were splitting open from being so dry, my eyes were sunken in and I started to develop fine hair on my body to keep it warm. Strange lumps developed on my legs and I would sleep with an electric blanket on high all night. My daughter was seven years old at the time and luckily didn’t pick up on anything. But my husband feared for my life and said the first thing he would do in the morning is check if I was still breathing. I even made sure to leave the bathroom door unlocked during showers in case I would go down, at least he could get in to help me.” In the spring of 2016, weighing half her normal body weight, Jenn faced the reality of inpatient treatment. Thanks to the encouragement of her family, friends and coworkers at Avera, she began looking for facilities online. However, she quickly realized the level of care she required exceeded what was available in Sioux Falls so she faced the daunting task of leaving home and was admitted to a facility in Minnesota. Once in treatment, the real work began. “Even though I was severely underweight, I was put on a refeeding program. This basically meant that I was given very small meals frequently. My body was in starvation mode so it needed to be introduced to nutrients very slowly. I remember being starving the first week and I thought they were trying to kill me.”

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Treatment got her back on track and provided tools to better understand her body. “They also put me on a program to get my vital organs working again which was huge considering how long I had been putting my body under extreme conditions. Thankfully I came out with no lasting effects.”

than the constant state of restriction she once relished being able to conquer. But this type of treatment for those who suffer from eating disorders is not for everybody. “It can be very dangerous, especially if you are not weight restored. And always consult with your counselor or physician before trying anything involving intense activity.”

After two months of intense counseling, she returned home. But it was far from a homecoming celebration. Instead, she was left to cope with a very different looking body while dealing with the emotional stress from weeks of inpatient treatment hundreds of miles away. “Things looked very different and I struggled to accept it. I had to face my daughter, family and friends and go back to work. It was too much, too soon. I briefly relapsed and immediately found great comfort.” But after a trip to Florida with my husband and daughter, I realized my disease was like an extra bag that I couldn’t check.” She lugged her “bag” around all week. Exhausted and frustrated, she finally decided it was time to let go for good. Although she returned home free from the baggage she still had a lot of work to do.

Although Jenn knows she will always struggle with her eating disorder, she is diligent to create a lifestyle that continues to move her forward. With a blend of love from her family, support from her team at Avera and great friends, she has hope and is committed to helping others along the way and that someday there will be an inpatient treatment center for eating disorders in Sioux Falls. “I feel like the world isn’t made for people who suffer from eating disorders. It’s all about losing weight everywhere you look which is triggering. But I have learned to filter what I need to hear and block out the rest. It can be done but it’s not easy. It’s a struggle,” she adds, when referencing fitness classes where she sometimes needs to listen to her body rather than the trainer or avoiding labels at grocery stores even though the calorie count is virtually impossible to avoid.

“I was trying nearly everything to reset my brain and get back on track, that’s when I decided to attend a boot camp class at my gym. As many may be thinking, not the best idea. But the trainer modified the exercises and I slowly started feeling strength return to my body and my mind became clear.” Four years later, Jenn still regularly attends boot camps and focuses on her nutrition to fuel her muscles rather


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Despite it all, she remains on the path to recovery and hopes to help others. “I thank God every day for my health but I know there is a limit. I got by this time, I may not always be that lucky. My hope is to remain keeping things in check, to be the best, healthiest person I can be for myself and my daughter. This is my second chance.” n

“With 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffering from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their life it’s pretty likely that you will encounter someone who is struggling. Being a friend or loved one of someone who is struggling puts you in a touchy situation of wanting to help but not sure what to do. One of the best things that you can do is privately talk openly and honestly with this person that you suspect is struggling. Provide them with examples of behaviors you are noticing that are concerning to you. Let them know that an eating disorder is treatable and that there is professional help available to guide them through the process of moving into recovery. You may be met with resistance, however know that you have planted a seed. For the person who is struggling it is very scary to give up their eating disorder and learn how to live life on life’s terms. Approach them with love and kindness. Let them know that you are there for them and are available to support them. If the individual that you are concerned about is under the age of 18, a trusted adult needs to be informed quickly about what you suspect is going on. Be mindful of the fact that you cannot force someone to seek help, make changes for them or change their attitude. This will be their fight for recovery and it is their responsibility, however you can continue to be supportive in a non-confrontational way. As a friend or family member learn as much as she can about eating disorders. There are books, podcasts, blogs, brochures, educational videos as well as professional resources available. Checkout www.NationalEatingDisorders.org for more information.” – Mary Dressing, LPC-MH, RD, LN Outpatient Therapist/Registered Dietitian Avera Medical Group

What's New: Dugan Sales & Service Sioux Falls’ newest appliance store By Virginia Olson | Photos by Margaret Pennock


ith the motto, “Big store savings, small town service,” Dugan Sales & Service at 1116 W 41st Street is Sioux Falls’ newest appliance business. Located in the Gilrich Village Mall, Dugan took over the space formerly occupied by Party America. The 5,500 sq. foot showroom opened March 19.

Dugan is a fourth-generation family business that started in Watertown in 1911. In fact, it is the oldest family-owned business in that community. The 41st Street Sioux Falls location is their second store. “In Sioux Falls we’ve expanded our business to many multi-housing projects which led us to residential sales in this area. That has brought the demand for a showroom our customers can enjoy,” says general manager Chris VanderWal. “With all the growth and construction in this community, we know it’s a good decision.” When it comes to brands, Chris says Dugan’s showroom carries “everything.” Brands include Thermador, LG, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jen Aire,


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Frigidaire, GE, Ventahood and Bosch appliances. The laundry appliance line includes LG, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE and Speed Queen. A special feature of the showroom is that there are two working kitchens. “The kitchens allow us to show how our products look, feel and operate for our customers and interested contractors,” he says. “We also hope to host some fun cooking classes for the public.” Great customer service and personal help after the sale have long been Dugan’s brand identity. “Our amazing sales team works hard at understanding our customers’ appliance needs and figuring out what works best for them,” says Chris. “We know buyers are looking for performance, longevity and control over how they cook. But Dugan’s customer service extends beyond the purchase, delivery and installation. If there is a service problem, our customers know they can pick up the phone and call. We will take care of it.”

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