Health and Wellness

Small steps can improve health and wellness. Exercising more and eating healthier can help us live longer and better lives. For those coping with illness, embracing healing with a positive attitude and a healthful mindset can make a real difference. Taking a day by day approach can help those recovering from addiction and those who face other health challenges.
Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years

Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years

How this couple perservered through the ups and downs of marriage for 72 years.

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Billie Sakel (right) and her friends Lenus and Sarah Weisheit harvest vegetables from the garden areas at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Making Friends in Our Later Years

They found love and support from new friends in their senior living community.

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Randy Kimura shows the sheet that he and his mother-in-law, Janet Nakashima, use to keep track of her workouts.

Her Son-in-Law is Her Personal Trainer and Friend

This 97-year old strengthens her body and soul with help from her family.

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Two middle-aged friends having a conversation outside.

How a Divine Nudge Saved Two Lives

Two men recovering from alcohol addiction saved one another that day.

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Addiction and church

How to Respond When Addiction Comes to Church

Church should be a place of healing for those struggling with addiction.  

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A close up of an artist painting on canvas.

Why a Man Battling Addiction Painted 2,000 Angels

After a frightening encounter with cocaine, he experienced a divine intervention that inspired him to create art.

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Neighbors combat loneliness

The Positive Power of a Neighbor

“Small talk” isn’t so small when you consider how even casual social connections can combat loneliness.

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A man walking away from cigarettes.

How the Power of Prayer Stopped His Nicotine Addiction

As he was reading a passage about overcoming addiction the lights went out. Suddenly a curious message from above sent him into action.

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Two men conversing on a golf course.

How This Volunteer Helps Friendships Flourish

He offers his time to those who need help and participates in activities with a sense of life purpose.

Author Jonathan Merritt

The Prayer Practice That Helped Him Reconnect with God

Struggling with chronic pain, religion writer Jonathan Merritt regained his faith through prayer

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Eric (left) and his friend of four decades, Ken

Why He Couldn't Let This Friendship Slip Away

After retiring and losing his wife to cancer, Eric realized why his friendship with Ken mattered so much.

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A quartet of mature friends enjoy a conversation

How to Build Friendships in Your Senior Years

Get a happier, more fulfilling retirement with a strong circle of friends. 

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6 Simple Ways to Tap the Healing Power of Gardening

How gardening can boost your mental well-being.

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