Health, Beauty & Fitness

Trailblazing Women: Dr. Nwando Anyaoku

Trailblazing Women: Dr. Nwando Anyaoku

Chief Health Equity And Clinical Innovation Officer
Providence Swedish Health Services

As a female immigrant of color, I can attest to personal and professional triumphs by way of systemic barriers. While seemingly impossible at the time, each helped mold me into the woman I am today — a mother, caregiver, physician, and medical executive. But above all, I am a relentless problem solver…

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Why strength training offers numerous benefits

Strength training extends far beyond physical benefits, offering a powerful conduit for empowerment. Lifting weights builds more than just muscle — it cultivates confidence and resilience that permeate every facet of life. Women who engage in strength training report feeling…

A New York State of Mind

A New York State of Mind

The Big Apple is a feast for the senses

I love the Northwest, but there’s no place like New York City. Recently, I was there for some meetings. As I walked from one neighborhood to another, taking in the intellectual stimulation and people-watching, I understood the importance of adopting a New York State of Mind, at least occasionally. Let me explain. To begin, all…

Remembering A True Hero: Former Seattle Mag Top Doc Passes Away

Remembering A True Hero: Former Seattle Mag Top Doc Passes Away

Dr. Shannon Heitritter built a life rich in meaningful relationships based on love, trust, and mutual support

If you had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Shannon Heitritter, your life has been immensely changed. Shannon passed away peacefully in April of complications related to pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was 49.

Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

A chaotic cook, the Herbfarm, food, and feminism

Spring is the new holiday season, at least when it comes to local authors releasing new food-centric books and cookbooks. This season, they’re raining down on us like cherry blossoms in the UW quad and sprouting up faster than Yakima asparagus.

Fave Five: Flowers, Art, Style, Beauty

Fave Five: Flowers, Art, Style, Beauty

Celebrate renewal, rain or shine

It’s spring, and although typical Seattle drizzle suggests otherwise, you don’t have to wait for a break in the wet and gray to get excited about the change of season. Here are five ways to get out and feel spring even if you still need an umbrella.

How to Talk to Your Doc

How to Talk to Your Doc

Sharing what I learned from an unexpected diagnosis

When I was hit with a frightening diagnosis several years ago, the first thing I did in my doctor’s office was try to read the room…

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance launches ‘unique’ First Hill Orthopedics in downtown Seattle

Proliance Surgeons, a leading group of independent, physician-led care centers, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its latest care center, Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This new facility furthers Proliance Surgeons’ commitment to delivering excellent orthopedic care and personalized treatment to the residents of Washington state….

Clarity: Becoming a Beginner

Clarity: Becoming a Beginner

Change is inevitable. Let’s embrace it.

So, I shut up for the next minute or maybe even two. I stopped listening to what was being said and let my eyes wander around the studio before I began staring distantly at a spot on the wall above the window that looked out into the newsroom. I was like a pinball machine that had tilted.

A Painful  Lesson Learned

A Painful Lesson Learned

Regardless of circumstances, when hurt happens open your heart to injured parties

I grew up in a world, or ocean, of systemic white privilege. It’s sometimes hard to see, and sometimes understand, what I haven’t experienced. I was taught to see racism or misogyny or homophobia only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

Personalized medical programs to guide your health journey

At NeuroVeda Health, patient-centered care is the heart of our practice. We believe that you know your body best. Our experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, naturopaths, and massage therapists partner with you to discover the root causes of your symptoms. Our team utilizes an innovative approach to wellness that pairs deep investigation into your health profile…

Gender-Bending  in the Wilderness

Gender-Bending in the Wilderness

Intense outdoor trip defied conventions

I had confidence in the team, even though this river had rapids that were rated as Class III and IV (translation: a little hair-raising and you get really wet), but I had taken a similar journey with the same company more than 15 years ago, so I knew there was going to be an emphasis on safety, and it would be exciting and well-executed. That said, I was nervous, though I wasn’t sure that my back and bladder were going to be as accommodating as they had been some years ago.

Aging Well Really Is The Best Revenge

Aging Well Really Is The Best Revenge

We can all learn something from the late Tina Turner

I’m bothered by the term “aging gracefully,” whatever that means. I think a better phrase is “aging dynamically,” being your vital, wisest self, a carefully-curated product of living and learning over many years. I know. I am not trying to be Sally Sunshine here and overlook the harsher aspects of being in the third and…

Join The Must List

Sign up and get Seattle's best events delivered to your inbox every week.

Follow Us