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Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Pat Riley

Professional basketball coach

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Angels

3 Angelic Thanksgiving Stories

Heavenly visitors, gifts from above and unusual celebrations—these divine stories show us what the holidays are truly about. 

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Life Advice

9 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Quarantine

Your family can stay safe and social-distance, while still enjoying the holidays.

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Pandemic Thanksgiving
Positive Living

How to Give Thanks During a Pandemic

Counting your blessings, even this year, can quickly add up to a long list of gratitude.

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Aging Parents

7 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Sleep Routine, as Well as Your Own

The stresses and disruptions of Covid-19 have made good sleep habits more important than ever.

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Erik Pauze with 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Man Who Picks Out the Rockefeller Center Tree

Ever wondered who finds the towering tree that stands in NYC’s Rockefeller Center every Christmas? Meet Eric Pauze...

Bible verses for grief
How to Pray

6 Bible Verses to Comfort the Grieving

Over the holidays, many of us will struggle with losses from the past year. Here are passages of Scripture to ease your way through grief.

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Movies and TV

10 Hallmark Holiday Movies to Enjoy This Season

We’re picking 10 of the most exciting movies we simply can’t wait to enjoy this season.

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Positive Living

How Gratitude Helps Us Cope with Anxiety

Giving thanks is a self-care tool we can use at any time.

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Family

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls shares how her family coped with her father’s passing on Thanksgiving Day.

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Stories of Faith

What Our Faith Calls Us To: Sam Collier

This influential pastor, and author of A Greater Story, seeks to start conversations about race by emphasizing understanding and relationships.

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Positive Living

How to Manage the Pressure to Be Positive

Being honest about what’s hard for you will help you be authentic when you are genuinely joyful.

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Addiction and Recovery

Sidney Smith Offers Advice on Recovery

The recovery counselor offers advice for those who are struggling with addiction and loved ones and friends who wish to offer them support and encouragement.

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Addiction and Recovery

5 Key Steps to Staying Sober During a Crisis

Covid-19 has upended every facet of life, but there are still ways to seek help and remain sober.

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Making Amends: Grant and his Dad.
Addiction and Recovery

In Recovery for His Addiction, He Reconciled with His Father

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again and he almost didn’t.

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An artist's rendering of a woman in distress surrounded by praying hands
Addiction and Recovery

The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

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