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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inspiring-spaces

Inspiring Spaces

Flying Turtle Cast Concrete Showcase Home BY DANA KOSTER Mat Rogers is having a love affair with concrete.To hear the Designer, Owner and Chief Craftsman of Flying Turtle talk about the material he’s made famous with his exquisite installations—15-footlong white counters with slot drain sinks integrated right into the design, loam-colored kitchen islands with inlaid […]

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Your Holidays Can Be Happy and Healthy

BY KATELYN GOYETTE, IN SHAPE HEALTH CLUBS The holidays are that wonderful time of year where we look forward to spending time with loved ones,eating lots of yummy food and taking a break from the responsibilities of daily life. However, we all know there are consequences to eating too much and not maintaining our regular […]

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Recovering from the West Nile Virus

BY JACQUI D. SINARLE It didn’t take a diagnosis of West Nile virus to teach Modesto’s Sarah Fields about the value of friends and family, but the illness has made her treasure them even more. And while her health care team has been essential to Fields’ battle with West Nile, the support of her family […]

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Picking Up the Pieces

IN LOSING A SON, LYNN AND RON DICKERSON FOUND A COMMUNITY BY JUSTIN SOUZA On July 29, 2007, Ryan Hunter Dickerson drowned at a summer camp in Texas. Ryan was a graduate of Modesto High School’s International Baccalaureate program. He was less than a month from his first day of college at Washington University in […]

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Favorites from The Editor

Our Editor’s Favorites are our awesome picks for the untapped local gems that help make it easy to find your own contentment and health here in Stanislaus County. Check them out, then hit us up at contentmenthealth.com to share your favorites! FAVORITE LOCAL BOY MADE GOOD JEREMY RENNER Did you know that before The Hurt […]

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fun-entertainment

Best of Fun & Entertainment

BEST LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS VENUE GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1000 I ST., MODESTO (209) 338-5000 | galloarts.org In the seven years since the Gallo Center for the Arts opened on I St. in Modesto, it’s become the region’s favored venue for arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and educational activities. Within its comfortable and elegant interior, […]

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food-drink

Best of Food & Drink

BEST BREAKFAST & BEST LUNCH CAFÉ DEVA 1202 J ST, MODESTO (209) 572-3382 Here’s a recipe for how to start the day right: do not pass go, do not pick up a coffee at that chain shop, do not opt for that doughnut. Instead, go directly to Café Deva on J Street in Modesto. From […]

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health-beauty

Best of Health & Beauty

BEST COSMETIC DENTIST SCOTT D. WINTER, DDS 501 E. ORANGEBURG AVE., STE. A (209) 577-4616 | scottwinterdds.com If you need to choose a dentist, the fates are smiling on you. Scott Winter, DDS is the CH reader pick for Stanislaus County’s best Cosmetic Dentist. Winter’s Orangeburg Ave. office in Modesto is a true state-of-the-art family […]

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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.