Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles Throughout Stanislaus County

Contentment Health is a healthy lifestyle magazine designed to help you find the well-being you need and the life you want right here in Stanislaus County. There are so many cool things in Stanislaus County to celebrate, so many unknown heroes out there doing amazing things and so many hidden gems to shine a light on, and we can’t wait to introduce you to them!

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aesthetic

Inspiring Spaces: Pageo Lavender Farm

by Dana Koster When Patty and George Kapor first purchased the Turlock land that would become Pageo, they knew they wanted to turn the 10-acre plot of earth and rustic old buildings into a working lavender farm. What they didn’t know was that they had just unwittingly purchased the very land where Patty’s father met […]

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fitness

How to Get In Shape Fast!

by Kerri Johnson, In-Shape Health Clubs | www.inshapeclubs.com Start with the right routine. To get the most from your summer fitness routine, be sure to choose the right exercises for the areas we hide all winter. For your lower abdomen, try hip lifts off of an exercise ball and leg lifts (or raises) while lying […]

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food

Six Satisfying Stanislaus Summer Salads

These days, it’s not enough for a summer salad to be simply fresh, crisp and creamy. From utilizing unconventional ingredients and locally grown products to harmoniously balancing every facet of flavor from salty to sweet, sour to umami, a satisfying and memorable summer salad is nearly a work of fine art. So when we set […]

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health

It’s Never Too Early to Start College Savings

by Jacqui D. Sinarle When it comes to saving for your child’s college education, there’s no time like the present to begin. That’s because college costs are rising and making small, consistent contributions to a savings fund can be less painful than facing an overwhelming tuition bill or the lingering pain of a student loan. […]

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hidden_tallent

Hidden Talents: Michael Douglas With Malcom McDougall and Timex

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… The CEO of Advancing Vibrant Communities (AVC). BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I HAVE… A career as a ventriloquist, stage performer and magician. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was six years old. I fell in love with the Winchell Mahoney hour, an hour long […]

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Stanislaus County FairVirginia White, She's Painting the TownTraffic streams by a mural honoring Royal Robbins on the building shared by Jaunt and Camp 4 at the corner of Needham and College in Modesto. The mural, handpainted by local artist Aaron Vickery, celebrates the achievements of Modesto’s famous climber. Adventurous skaters brave the cold to enjoy Turlock’s Fields of Ice as the sun sets on December 3, 2013. Just off Canal Rd in Turlock between November 29 and January 12, the rink at R.A.M. farms offered area residents an 80x60 foot ice field to skaters of every skill level.ALMOND BLOSSOMS
Almond orchards begin to bloom in Stanislaus County. Amidst drought concerns, farmers worry that low water availability will negatively impact one of the County’s largest crops for years to come.PROSPECT THEATER
Members of Modesto’s Prospect Theatre Company rehearse a new play while construction continues at the Company’s new location on K Street in Modesto. After 13 years on Scenic Drive, the venerable troupe made a move to a more spacious facility this January.
Stanislaus County Fair
Virginia White, She's Painting the Town
Traffic streams by a mural honoring Royal Robbins on the building shared by Jaunt and Camp 4 at the corner of Needham and College in Modesto. The mural, handpainted by local artist Aaron Vickery, celebrates the achievements of Modesto’s famous climber.
Adventurous skaters brave the cold to enjoy Turlock’s Fields of Ice as the sun sets on December 3, 2013. Just off Canal Rd in Turlock between November 29 and January 12, the rink at R.A.M. farms offered area residents an 80x60 foot ice field to skaters of every skill level.
ALMOND BLOSSOMS Almond orchards begin to bloom in Stanislaus County. Amidst drought concerns, farmers worry that low water availability will negatively impact one of the County’s largest crops for years to come.
PROSPECT THEATER Members of Modesto’s Prospect Theatre Company rehearse a new play while construction continues at the Company’s new location on K Street in Modesto. After 13 years on Scenic Drive, the venerable troupe made a move to a more spacious facility this January.