Lynnwood Lifestyles: ‘Must watch’ list of shows and movies

It’s no surprise we all have plenty of time to pick up new languages, learn new dances, pick up coding, and build elaborate backyard lounge areas these days… But not everyone wants to be productive all the time.  Let’s face it, after a hard day of working, the last thing you probably want to do…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cheap date night ideas

Lockdown is still in effect, which can only mean one thing: a serious lack of romance. Who can blame us? It’s hard to feel romantic with a face covered in mud masks, and a stomach full of takeout.  Sure, going out is an option, but it’s not always feasible. Between tight finances and a general…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Five ways to relax during quarantine

We live in a day and age where time never stands still, no matter what we’re doing. It’s always “go” time. Errands, work, pending deadlines, catching up with loved ones, calling your doctor, making vet appointments, making dinner ― everything.  And during quarantine, it’s still no different. Sure, we might get more time to hang…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: 3 ways to filter your social media for mental health

The year 2020 seems like it’s lasted a century already, and it’s only July…  Let that sink in. At just a little over the halfway mark, we’ve seen protests, fires, murders, a global pandemic, death and let’s not forget — murder hornets. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  So, to say that it’s…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Five purchases that can improve your sleep

If you’re like most of us, you struggle with sleep issues from time to time. Whether it’s not being able to fall asleep before 3 a.m., or running on fumes for most of the day, only to feel wide awake by 10pm, odds are high there’s something you could improve on. In fact, if you’re…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Easy ways to stay hydrated at home and beyond

Staying hydrated does wonders for your body. Not only does it help to debloat you after indulging in that large bowl of pasta, it also helps maintain your basic urinary function.  And those are just two of the many benefits. It’s also known for aiding your skin and hair, regulating your bowel movements and temperature,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Food prepping done right — quarantine edition

If quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that food prepping is far more important than previously given credit for. With the right methods, you can not only save time and money throughout the week, you can also undo the damage eating out was doing to your waistline. But what exactly are the food prepping secrets…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: 5 ways you can make working from home easier

Despite the fact that we live in a more connected world than ever before, working from home still isn’t the norm. As soon as lockdown is over, you can expect the vast majority of people going back into the office, stores, restaurants — you name it. This means that most people are currently struggling working…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Improving your sleep during quarantine

Stress is riding high these days, to say the least. With people spending too much time in isolation, and worrying about the future, it’s no wonder insomnia is commonplace. According to an Express Scripts report (prescription benefit plan provider) medications for anxiety, depression, and insomnia skyrocketed by 21% between February and March alone. Reports of…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: How to get along with your partner during quarantine

Picture this for a second: You’re lounging in some comfortable sweat pants and socks, maybe your favorite old T-shirt. You’re making coffee, tea or other hot drink on a rainy day, and you’re ready to savor the moment. It’s all about the little things during quarantine.  But then, you see a pile of dirty dishes…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cheap, nutritious food items to get you through quarantine

It’s better out there now that quarantine has been going on for a while. Shelves are being restocked at a rapid pace, and getting household essentials is relatively easy again… But the truth of the matter is, that’s only half the battle. The reality is that many people are either unemployed, or working less hours,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Services may be closed but the at-home spa’s always open

Here’s the scene: You awaken to blinding sun streaming through your windows, and saunter off all squinty to the bathroom.  You’re half asleep still. You’re wondering if you should go to bed earlier, rethink that with a simple “Why should I?” and turn on the bathroom light. And you were not prepared for what you…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Quarantine nutrition — easy dinners and eating in moderation

It’s happening everywhere ― people are gaining weight during quarantine. Much like the old “Freshman 15” from college, it seems when full-grown adults are left with limited forms of entertainment, they tend to eat out of boredom. Of course, for others it’s much more complicated: Without a routine to keep them in line, some people…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Keeping it together while staying at home

It’s been a tough few weeks of quarantine with businesses large and small closing until further notice. No eating out, no socializing, and no real enjoyment of the spring weather we’ve been getting… But before you throw in the towel and give up on those rare, bright, sunny days, it’s time to remember a very…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Take up a new hobby to solve quarantine boredom

The stay-home-order has been extended until at least May 4 and for many, the idea of being at home that long really sunk in. Whether you’re living with family, roommates, friends, a partner or alone, you’re probably feeling like there’s only so much you can do at home. Because at some point, you’re all just…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Mental health tips for those feeling the strain of COVID-19

Just a few months ago, the coronavirus epidemic was miles and miles away, in a far-off city in China. But fast forward just three short months, and nearly one-third of the world’s population is now under quarantine… With so much uncertainty looming, it’s no surprise that about 35% of Americans say their mental health has…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Get back to nature at these local parks

Meadowdale Beach Park 6026 156th St. S.W., Edmonds Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. As we all know, there’s a worldwide spread of the COVID-19 going on that’s bringing all plans, events and social gatherings to a grinding halt. And that means that for the time being, this normally event-filled column is going to focus on…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cat adoptions, Washington wines, geek convention

Anko Cat Cafe: Shop around & find a furry friend Saturday, March 3, noon-3 p.m. Anko Lynnwood may be the “new kid” in the neighborhood, but it’s certainly earned a spot in the community quickly. Aside from offering a wide variety of essentials for daily living, they also have a knack for hosting meaningful events….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Teen cooking class, coding for kids, women’s interview workshop

Verdant healthy cooking class for teens Saturday, Feb. 29, 1-3 p.m. The Verdant Health Commission is back at it again, serving the Lynnwood community with healthy ideas. This time, it’s a cooking class specifically designed for teenagers. This one-time-only cooking class is a standalone, which makes it comprehensive from start to finish. Participants will learn…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Fly fishing class, Reading with Rover, storytime

Take a Fly Fishing Class Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 15-16 Lynnwood is home to all kinds of events and activities all year-round — that’s no surprise. It’s a nexus for several nearby cities. That being said, it occasionally features a surprising event that makes people do a second take. And this time, it’s the Fly…