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.
A Bible study group holding hands as a Bible rests in the center of the table.

Bible Study Fellowship: The Cure for Her Addiction

Thanks to a Bible study and a little green journal she was able to confide to God about her addiction.

Eating healthy with a tossed salad and fresh fruits.

10 Ways to Help Prevent Weight Gain During the Holidays

Get practical tips from Roberta Messner, who lost almost 100 pounds, and has kept the weight off.

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Family around Christmas tree

5 Tips to Ensure a Healthy and Stress-Free Holiday Season

Practical ways to minimize worry and embrace joy during the holidays.

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Lois and Bill Wilson

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. December 2016

A New York Christmas with Family

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief found strength in his family during the holidays even though his sobriety was still fragile.

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Guideposts Senior Editor Jim Hinch

A Reason for Hope: Stories of Recovery

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at our year-long series on addiction and shares what he learned from overseeing it.

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Michael (left) and his business partner, Steven Cook, at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia

Having Overcome Addiction, This Acclaimed Chef Gives Back to Others

His love for Israeli food and his faith in a higher power helped this James Beard Award recipient reclaim his life.

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A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

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A grandfather and her adult granddaughter.

Her Loving Grandpa Saved Her From Addiction

How her grandfather guided her to change her life for the better.

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New Year's fun with a group of friends and sparklers.

6 Ways to Build Hope in the New Year

Change your attitude with these tips to help you hang on to hope in the New Year.

Woman walking through the an autumnal park

5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Fall

We can all appreciate the beauty of nature, but did you know being an outdoors person could improve your life?

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Bluebird of happiness may be real.

Why the ‘Bluebird of Happiness’ Might Actually Be Real

Research shows living among varieties of bird species can increase inner peace and joy.

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Diana Serra Cary, during her Hollywood heyday and more recently

Silent Film Star Diana 'Baby Peggy' Serra Cary’s Long Career

She was one of the first—and the biggest—child stars in the movies. Now, she is celebrating her 100th birthday a year after publishing her first novel.

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Want to Live Longer? Focus on Relationships

Why having a social life may be the best thing you can do for your health. 

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