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.

Woman exercising in her kitchen

3 Benefits of Incorporating Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Keeping a consistent workout schedule can help you achieve more than just physical results.

A silver AA medallion.

How a Silver Coin Connected Two Alcoholic Anonymous Members

He found a medallion honoring 25 years of sobriety. But who did the chip belong to?

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Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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Cliff Shiepe; photo by Dan MacMedan

How to Make the Most of a Miracle

He gave God all the credit for his healing. Twelve years later, why was he sick again?

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Ian Morgan Cron and his wife, Anne; photo by Tamika Moore

He Learned to See His Wife Through God's Eyes

A personality test gave him new insights on both himself and his wife, but would it save their faltering marriage?

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Author Cliff Shiepe

Cliff Shiepe on Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Author Cliff Shiepe shares the lessons he's learned from health challenges he’s experienced since sharing his story with Guideposts in 2012.

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Recovery counselor Sidney H. Smith III

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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Sidney H. Smith III; photo by Drew Tarter

After 30 Years of Addiction, God Answered His Prayer for Sobriety

He had been a crack addict, a fugitive and an inmate, but one sincere prayer helped him turn his life around.  

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Apples with honey

3 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Fall with Honey

The sweet labors of our friends the bees can enrich and enliven our fall menus.

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Sharon Mangas; photo by Mary Ann Carter

She Struggled to Share News of Her Cancer Diagnosis

Would opening up about her breast cancer on Facebook bring new prayer partners and other support?

Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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An older woman stretching in her home.

The Benefits of Being Active

Lower your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases with these quick stretching exercises.

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Marion Bond West

Rheu­matoid Arthritis: Letting Go of Her Denial Was the First Step

She tried to ignore her RA diagnosis, but God reached out to her through the people who cared for her.

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Jill Suttie; photo courtesy Jill Suttie

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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