Finding Solace at The Osthoff Resort’s Aspira Spa

This article was originally published on and written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. It seemed like a perpetual summer, and Elkhart Lake was my liberator. There are some getaways you just know will stay with you forever, and for me getting to experience Elkhart Lake was one of them. I’ll start at the very beginning: Back…

A Healing Bath From Mama Medicine

This story was originally written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. I believe in the great power of nature, creativity, taking time out to work on yourself, being a good and kind person, but mostly I believe in healing with spas and spirituality—which is why I was drawn to Deborah Hanekamp. A self-described “seeress” and owner…

A Slavic Beauty Story

When I was a little girl, the winters were white and harsh. Spring meant lending a hand with working the earth. There were potato fields that seemed as long as my wide eyes could see. The first blooming spring flowers were like a breath of fresh air. They were Snow Drops. Summer was always welcomed,…