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Gainesville’s Best Hiking Trails

By Uma Raja When the stress of school wears me down, there’s nothing like reconnecting with nature to make me remember how peaceful life can be. The local hiking trails of Gainesville contain blossoming flowers, chirping birds, and warm sunshine that make all your troubles melt away. These beginner-friendly trails can be completed in under [...]

By | 2021-09-15T21:23:17+00:00 September 15th, 2021|Gainesville|0 Comments

Seeing Patterns: The Art (And Brief History) of Mandala-making

By Uma Raja Mandalas are notable for the beauty of their intricate and colorful designs. However, they are more than a pretty piece of artwork. A mandala is a religious and spiritual symbol with roots in both Hinduism and Buddhism. The word mandala originates from Sanskrit, the oldest language in the world. It translates to [...]

By | 2021-06-28T17:36:04+00:00 June 28th, 2021|CreateInPlace|0 Comments

Third House Books: An Interview with Owner Heather Halak

352Creates enjoyed an e-interview with Heather Halak, the current owner of Third House Books in downtown Gainesville. Often referred to simply as Third House, the bookstore was established in 2016 and primarily specializes "in titles from small independent presses, smaller imprints of the larger houses, and marginalized voices." We believe that reading expands the mind [...]

By | 2021-05-25T13:40:13+00:00 May 24th, 2021|Gainesville|0 Comments

A Creative Day at the Cade Museum!

By Uma Raja At the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, you don’t just read about the scientific achievements of others--instead, you get to become a scientist yourself. The exhibits are filled with intriguing facts and fun anecdotes (such as how people thought Nikola Tesla had a death ray in his suitcase, but it was [...]

By | 2021-04-20T21:03:52+00:00 April 20th, 2021|March 24|0 Comments

Searchlight Yoga: An Interview with Instructor Samantha Jones

Searchlight Yoga is a yoga studio that specializes in classes suited for both the general public and accomplished practitioners. Searchlight Yoga offers a supportive atmosphere and a sense of community for anyone who wishes to join. It is a peaceful place for people to really sink in and get to experience the core of yoga; a place with enough personality to [...]

By | 2021-03-29T05:49:17+00:00 March 29th, 2021|March 24|0 Comments

Plants and Mental Health: Blossoming Together

  By Uma Raja Life is often celebrated for the big, dramatic moments, but I’ve found that it’s the little things that provide the greatest joy. Although I live alone, I am always accompanied by friends--the six little plants that sit on my windowsill. Even when the day drags on and the mountain of homework [...]

By | 2021-03-02T17:06:49+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|March 24|0 Comments

Get Creative with Herbs!

By Cameron Sonnentag I am a recent addition to the herb garden family, and I'm here to share my experience in growing and using herbs in different ways. Growing an herb garden is fun and versatile. If you have access to sunlight, soil, and consistent water, you will create a beautiful garden. You can grow [...]

By | 2020-06-23T15:23:56+00:00 June 23rd, 2020|March 24|0 Comments

Let’s HIIT the Gym with Cameron’s Summer Workout!

illustration by Rami Niemi by Cameron Sonnentag If you’re not familiar, HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is the most effective way to exercise and burn fat. High-Intensity Interval Training involves short bursts of intense exercise combined with low-intensity periods of recovery. The goal is to get your heart rate up; why you ask? [...]

By | 2020-06-16T15:21:08+00:00 June 16th, 2020|March 24|0 Comments

Top Films to Fit Your Summer Mood

      Written by: Cameron Sonnentag   While it can be fun to get outside this summer, I believe relaxing is just as important! And one of my favorite ways to relax this summer is to watch a movie. I have provided a list of my favorite summer movies, all of which are ranked [...]

By | 2020-06-09T17:30:50+00:00 June 9th, 2020|March 24|0 Comments

My Favorite Summer Activities

  Written by: Cameron Sonnentag     Hello, all you beautiful people! For today’s blog post, I want to talk to you about my favorite activities in summer. I encourage you to try one, if not all, of them! I hope you feel inspired to try something new or engage in an activity you’ve done [...]

By | 2020-06-03T15:39:47+00:00 June 3rd, 2020|March 24|0 Comments