Options to Amp Up Your Fitness

While you could try new classes at your gym, a change of format might do your body good, and here are five outside-the-box options to consider.

5 Key Organizing Tips

Need to streamline and declutter your home? (Don’t we all?) Read on for pointers on how to do it thoughtfully and effectively.

3 Common Myths about Estate Planning

Proper estate planning for women is vital in building, maintaining and preserving assets and to provide for the security and support of family members in the event of your incapacity or death.

Your Guide to Health Screenings

Staying on top of vital health screenings, such as getting a mammogram or colonoscopy, is a crucial part of preventive care for women.

Cool Finds at Olbrich’s Gift Shop

Although its lush environs are known as a popular tourist destination for Madisonians and out-of-towners, Olbrich Botanical Gardens also has another wow-worthy stop — its gift shop.

Sarah Krajewski: Empowering Expression

Krajewski’s colorful approach earned her the Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Teacher of the Year in 2019 and more than 37,000 followers on her Instagram account.

Angela Johnson: Finding Meaning in Memory

Angela Johnson grew up in Madison, leaving the city to attend Coe College and work as an art teacher in Houston, before returning to earn a master’s degree in art education and an MFA with a focus on photography at UW–Madison.

Sharon L. Bjyrd: Painting a Bigger Picture

Art had always held a place in Sharon L. Bjyrd’s life, but it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with a chronic illness in 2012 that there was space for it to take on a more prominent role.

Do You Diet?

A diet, or way of eating, can offer myriad health benefits.

Black Women Shaping Health Care

We still have an incredible way to go on making health care equitable for people of color, and these women have made it their mission to move the needle.

Shouldering the Pain

Stoughton Health’s Dr. Ashish M. Rawal explains how to address shoulder aches and pains.

Modern Living

Influences of Scandinavian design and modern touches permeate a Madison-area lakefront home.

What to Consider About Entrepreneurship

For those looking to monetize a hobby or transition a side hustle into a full-time job, the Madison area is filled with resources. Here are some things to consider.

The Power of One

Frances Huntley-Cooper, the state’s first Black mayor, has had a storied, service-oriented career.

A Perfect Fit at Z Boutique

In 2013, Schuler opened Z Boutique, the area’s only plus-size boutique. The comfortable, upbeat space has been a haven for women seeking non fast-fashion items for all occasions from casual to dressy.

Ways to Stay Active This Winter

Dr. Derek Clevidence, UnityPoint Health – Meriter Family Medicine provider, gives tips to stay healthy and happy this time of year.

2023 Women to Watch

Our 12 Women to Watch represent individuals who are community changemakers, leaders and creative thinkers with ideas that can shape entire industries.

Mercury Stardust: The Empowering DIYer

Mercury Stardust calls herself a virtual maintenance technician and something of a self-help guide. It may seem like an unusual combination, but it’s a space she thrives in.

Areli Estrada: The Smile-Maker

“I have lived in Mexico, L.A. and Green Bay … Madison is so unique because of its ability to bring people together and work collaboratively. I have a lot of support, and there are large and influential Black and Latino communities here. That’s why we are able to get so many things done,” says Areli Estrada, executive director of Affordable Dental Care.

Alyson Schaefer: The Teacher-Turned-Changemaker

Alyson Schaefer has big plans this year for her business, Mental Fitness 4 Teens, including launching an affiliate program to expand her programming to kids in younger grades as well as adults and booking more speaking engagements. “One of my mantras for life is to make a difference in people’s lives,” she says.

Michelle McGrath: The Youth Advocate

As project coordinator for the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition, an organization dedicated to the prevention of substance misuse and encouraging positive mental health for teens, Michelle McGrath is working to expand the organization’s influence and reach.

Rosa Thompson: The Role Model to Black Girls

As the founder of Black Girl Magic Educational Services, an organization serving girls in fourth through eight grades who identify as Black, African American and multiracial, Rosa Thompson’s influence in Madison is profound.

Diane Hanson: The Faithful Founder

Everything Diane Hanson does is guided by her Christian faith. “I was born a peacemaker. I always knew that about myself,” says the former chaplain.

Megan Sollenberger: The Helping Hand for Families

While millions of people who are mothers don’t found an organization based off of diaper need, that’s exactly what Megan Sollenberger did — starting The Village Diaper Bank in 2018, a nonprofit that provides free diapers and wipes to families in need.

Ann Catlett: The Compassionate Leader

Ann Catlett started Solace Friends in 2018 to provide end-of-life care for people who are housing insecure, impoverished or don’t have a place or people to turn to at the end of life.

Getting Your Affairs in Order

It’s not the most delightful topic to talk about, but keeping your assets organized if something happens to you is crucial.

Balanced Mom, Better Parent

It’s common for moms to feel depleted, overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout. But it doesn’t need to be this way.

The Cheese Explainer

Wisconsin crafts 600-plus different varieties of cheese, and picking one can be mind-boggling. Here’s your cheat sheet.