Stacie Anderson

Owner of Siouxland Magazine and Empowering Conversations. Enjoys empowering and contributing to organizations that focus on the environment, holistic health, education, and personal growth, as well as those open to expanding their creative and innovative boundaries.

Editor’s Note

My search for this month’s cover person expanded beyond Sioux City to Jefferson, South Dakota. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Nicki Werner, the co-owner of Jefferson Beer Supply. Nicki has crafted a unique, laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for unwinding with friends and family. I am truly inspired by Nicki’s commitment to fostering an inclusive […]

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Hope, A Different Lens

As a young child, I experienced many years of chronic illness. This experience led to many months home from school, hospitalizations, and setbacks; but also led me to resilience and hope. It took me 15 years of hope-filled searching before I discovered herbal medicine and began my path of healing. I would never trade this

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Breathing is one of the most vital functions we perform each day. But, when stress arises, our breathing patterns shift, leading to shallow breathing. These short, shallow breaths primarily engage the upper chest, which sets off a cascade of responses in the body that, when coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, wreak havoc on the mind

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“In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute and we become aware of our oneness.” —William James, from the Varieties of Religious Experience Back in 2016 or so, I was teaching yoga and facilitating a mystical book club series at {be}Yoga on 4th Street above The Diving Elk. Our journeys took us around