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While parents often put aside their own concerns as they focus on the family, we do a better job at parenting with better mental health.

Mental health is a family affair: Support your family’s wellness – and your own

The last few years have been a challenge for everyone, especially parents balancing the needs of children in a global pandemic. For children and teens,… Continue reading

While parents often put aside their own concerns as they focus on the family, we do a better job at parenting with better mental health.
At Wide Shoes Only their friendly, expert staff can help you find the perfect shoes for the comfort and health of your feet.

How to choose shoes to keep your feet healthy and happy!

These shoe-fitting experts in Edmonds and Renton really know their stuff

At Wide Shoes Only their friendly, expert staff can help you find the perfect shoes for the comfort and health of your feet.
Renee Naidu, Deposit Operations Director at Peoples Bank

5 strategies to avoid being the victim of fraud

From phishing scams to check fraud, here’s what to watch for – and how to keep your money safe

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • by Renee Naidu, Deposit Operations Director at Peoples Bank
  • Banking
Renee Naidu, Deposit Operations Director at Peoples Bank
Well-child visits are also a good time to ensure children are up to date with all their vaccines and boosters.

A safe, happy holiday season begins now. Here’s why

Vaccines + boosters are key to keeping loved ones healthy this season

Well-child visits are also a good time to ensure children are up to date with all their vaccines and boosters.
Wide Shoes Only store owner Dominic Ahn offers more than 600 styles of shoes for people with wide feet. His parents started the first store 42 years ago. The stores are in Edmonds and Renton. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local shoe store owner knows his business – like riding a bike!

You’ll find Wide Shoes Only at these Renton and Edmonds shoe shops

Wide Shoes Only store owner Dominic Ahn offers more than 600 styles of shoes for people with wide feet. His parents started the first store 42 years ago. The stores are in Edmonds and Renton. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.

Abuse survivors are seen and heard at Providence intervention center

Sara* didn’t expect to learn just how vulnerable survivors of domestic and sexual abuse can be. That was before her daughter was the victim of… Continue reading

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.
From left, Jay Hix Jones, Josh Estes and Connery Glans at Snohomish County Leadership Day Oct. 21. The three, with Sean O Sullivan, are the driving force behind PNWRS Partners. Photo courtesy PNWRS

Three industry leaders join forces to pack a powerful punch for Pacific Northwest businesses + organizations

syn·er·gy /ˈsinərjē/ noun the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • by Pacific Northwest Regional Strategies
From left, Jay Hix Jones, Josh Estes and Connery Glans at Snohomish County Leadership Day Oct. 21. The three, with Sean O Sullivan, are the driving force behind PNWRS Partners. Photo courtesy PNWRS
HOPE Mentoring was brought to Granite Falls and Lakewood in partnership with Change the Narrative and LINC NW. This unique program pairs kids with a mentor. Photo courtesy Change the Narrative

Granite Falls non-profit makes a positive change in the lives of kids — one conversation at a time

and sometimes talking to those closest to us, like mom or dad, can be… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • by Change the Narrative
HOPE Mentoring was brought to Granite Falls and Lakewood in partnership with Change the Narrative and LINC NW. This unique program pairs kids with a mentor. Photo courtesy Change the Narrative
For someone to feel respect in a senior living residence, for example, residents need to be proud of their home and want it to succeed. This feeling comes from all the people living and working in the community, including residents, employees, families and their supporters. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood.

Feeding body, mind and soul to reach goals in retirement

What keeps us healthy, happy and engaged doesn’t change as we age, but how we achieve them can. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, for example,… Continue reading

For someone to feel respect in a senior living residence, for example, residents need to be proud of their home and want it to succeed. This feeling comes from all the people living and working in the community, including residents, employees, families and their supporters. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood.
An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.

Questions to ask when choosing the right Medicare plan for you

all it takes are a few simple questions.… Continue reading

An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo
When comparing job options ii's important to look at the full package, including benefits like health insurance and paid time off.

Understanding benefits in a jobseeker’s market

We’ve all felt the effects of the current labor shortage. But every cloud has a silver lining. There’s never been an easier time to find… Continue reading

When comparing job options ii's important to look at the full package, including benefits like health insurance and paid time off.
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Local journalism is essential for an informed community and healthy democracy

The Daily Herald’s public service mission holds those in power accountable and uplifts diverse voices

  • Oct 10, 2022
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Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.

From mine to cutter to maker to client: Bainbridge Island jeweller says every piece has a story

Expedition to an Oregon Sunstone mine yields a one-of-a-kind gem, and a gem of a tale!

Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo
Strong muscles and sharp reflexes can prevent trips and stumbles from becoming falls and leading to injury.

8 tips to stay strong and sharp – and prevent falls

at home, on the mini-golf course, or while walking in the parking lot… Continue reading

Strong muscles and sharp reflexes can prevent trips and stumbles from becoming falls and leading to injury.
“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.

How to balance family caregiving responsibilities with full-time work

You’re working full time and busy with other responsibilities, such as raising your children, taking care of your home, or doing volunteer work. Suddenly, your… Continue reading

“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.
Providence’s Family Maternity Center at the Pavilion for Women and Children in Everett offers care to expectant parents from start to finish.

Providence Everett’s Labor & Delivery Center is a one-stop shop for pregnancy care

When Snohomish County couple Joshua and Tessa discovered they were expecting their first child, they chose Providence’s Family Maternity Center (FMC) in Everett… Continue reading

Providence’s Family Maternity Center at the Pavilion for Women and Children in Everett offers care to expectant parents from start to finish.
Coach Operator Robert Gaines says he’s had a rewarding experience transitioning to a career as a bus driver for Community Transit. Photo courtesy Community Transit

Shifting careers? What to look for when making a change

If you’re feeling sticker shock at the gas pump and grocery store, you’re not alone. Recent data shows that inflation in the Puget Sound region… Continue reading

Coach Operator Robert Gaines says he’s had a rewarding experience transitioning to a career as a bus driver for Community Transit. Photo courtesy Community Transit
The negotiation-free Power of One sales model at Marysville Toyota has proven attractive not only to buyers, but potential employees too.

Negotiation-free auto shopping model brings the ‘Power of One’ to Marysville

Both customers + potential employees embrace the new approach to business

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • by Marysville Toyota
The negotiation-free Power of One sales model at Marysville Toyota has proven attractive not only to buyers, but potential employees too.