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…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Ideas for your Valentine, plus a free cooking demo at Verdant

DIY Love Letter for Valentine’s Day Saturday, Feb. 8, noon – 3 p.m. Macy’s STORY, a recurring monthly store event designed to entertain customers and cultivate creativity, is back. And this time, it’s all about Valentine’s Day.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, you’ll be able to create your very own DIY Valentine’s Day card. Paper craft…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Help the homeless, brain food and fitness, sound meditation

Feed the Lynnwood Homeless Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It’s no secret that Lynnwood has a homeless population, and those who are out in the cold have recently been braving ice and snow. You can help by volunteering with Feed the Homeless – Northend, hosted by Sandra and Jason, which takes place every…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Coffee tasting, teacher discounts, pizza cooking demo

Have a taste of new coffee blends Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 – 3 p.m. Anchorhead Coffee Roasters are joining forces with Seattle Coffee Gear at Alderwood Mall this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ross, Anchorhead’s representative, will be displaying the roaster’s coffee blends, offering complimentary testers, and answering any questions customers might…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Photography class, healthy eating, blood drive

Become a better photographer  Monday, Jan. 6, 5-6:30 p.m. It’s not only a brand-new year, but a brand-new decade, and if your goal is to boost your Instagram profile, or just become a better photographer in general, then this is your very first step. Apple Alderwood is hosting Photo Lab: Disrupting the Portrait Co-created with…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Art auction, meditation workshop, coffee tasting

Get antiques & collectibles after the holidays Saturday, Dec. 28, 3-9 p.m. The holidays have come and gone, and now 2020 is fast approaching. And what better way to hop into a brand new decade than with the glimmer of something old, loved and cherished? This Saturday, Dec. 28, there’s a live auction and online…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Festive storytime fun, holiday social dance, slam dunk improv

Festive Barnes & Noble storytime fun Saturday, Dec.  21, 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble Alderwood has been hosting festive events all holiday season long, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. Just days before the big night, they’re sponsoring a Christmas storytime reading, complete with activities and coupons. Join the festive fun at 11 a.m….