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No Hurdles Between You and Running Wolf. Run-on Over!

By Connie Norman Hello from Running Wolf Fitness Center! We all know that the days are getting longer and warmer, meaning it’s time to pull yourself out from the comfort of your winter layers and revive your sluggish energy levels and winter blues wobble with some exercise at Running Wolf! But finding what motivates you and keeping it up [...]

“SAMATABAXDAY” (survivor)

“SAMATABAXDAY” (survivor)

Amged (Alpha Kemet) Yusuf, poet, abstract artist, and Coordinator of the Backyard Initiative Project S.E.L.F. CHAT team provided The Alley Newspaper with this information about this piece- “SAMATABAXDAY”(survivor): “In our native language, “Warda” means flower. She is the symbol of all the women in our Backyard Initiative Citizen [...]

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food”

Hello, This month we are very lucky to have an article written by Dr. Sara Jean Barrett, a Naturopathic Physician in Bloomington also doing health sessions here at Running Wolf. www.altsolutionsforhealth.com  – Connie Norman By Sara Jean Barrett Hippocrates, a man commonly known as the father of modern medicine, is responsible for this [...]

Self-care tips for an activist

Take good care of yourself physically. Drink plenty of water, rest, get good sleep and exercise. Rely on your family for support. Process or talk about your experiences with a mentor. Have a balance between friends, responsibilities, and your passions. Capture your feelings about your experiences; journal, write an article, start a [...]

Activist self-care

Activist self-care

Daisy Buenrostro, with the Cultural Wellness Center Engaged Citizen Award presented to her at the Backyard Initiative All CHATS meeting, February 21. By Khusaba Seka When you think about how you started doing community work, what was the spark that started the flame? Maybe you don’t have a specific memory. You just always could relate to [...]

Daisy’s Amber Alert response recognized

Daisy Buenrostro, whose family is part of the Backyard Initiative’s (BYI) Anchor Family Citizen Health Action Team (CHAT), was honored by city officials and community members on February 21, 2013, at the BYI’s All CHATs meeting for her role in helping police officers to safely locate an abducted child the day before. (KMSP-TV excerpts) [...]

The Backyard Initiative

The Backyard Initiative is a dynamic partnership between Allina Health and the people of the seven neighborhoods the immediate surrounding area. This Initiative goes beyond medical care to improve health and health care through: active engagement, addressing the root causes of illness and building connections. There are currently 11 active Citizen [...]

We invite you to participate in the Backyard Initiative Community Health Survey

We invite you to participate in the Backyard Initiative Community Health Survey

Communities Of Light Opening Store At Midtown Global Market 920 East Lake Street

Communities Of Light Opening Store At Midtown Global Market 920 East Lake Street

The Communities of Light Solar Store will open at the Midtown Global Market the week of December 3, 2012 featuring  Solar Lanterns & Generators made by community members at weekly workshops; where self-sufficiency exists and sustainability is alive and well.  Besides solar products, it will feature information on other Back Yard Initiative [...]

Wonderful Alley Media Social In Our Backyard!

Wonderful Alley Media Social In Our Backyard!

The Alley Media Social on Nov 16th was obviously a play on the words “social media”.  It was also obvious that night that it was about a playful mixing of delightful musical entertainment, provocative presentations, African food and thoughtful conversation.  The mix was also the combined efforts of the Backyard Initiative Citizen Health [...]

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