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.

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Laura McKowen on the ‘Magic’ of Sobriety

The ‘We Are the Luckiest’ author shares how faith and a new perspective helped her recover from alcohol abuse.

Egli Colón Stephens (right) and daughter Natalia Harris

A Daughter and Mother on Staying Positive Through Cancer

Supermodel Natalia Harris shares how she relies on faith, good nutrition and the support of her mom to get her through her diagnosis. 

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5 Common Myths About the Flu

A professional gives the facts about flu season and how you can actually prepare.

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Man and woman ice skating

7 Winter-Inspired Fitness Ideas

Even in cold weather, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors and break a sweat.

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Sleeping for back health

3 Sleeping Positions for a Healthy, Happy Back

Get your best rest while protecting your spine and joints.

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Suzanne, Molly Nora and Emmet spending time in their kitchen.

How Her Sobriety Changed the Family Christmas

After years of drinking, this mom of 3 learned to live in recovery and approach Christmas in a new way.

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Roberta Messner

4 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness When You Have a Chronic Illness

A longtime nurse offers expert advice on how to avoid isolation by joining a support group, getting a pet and more.

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An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

After a Year of Sobriety She Turned to Helping Others

She thought she was ready for romance, but her AA sponsor introduced her to an entirely different kind of relationship.

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Addiction counselor Tony Kennedy

Why Is Sobriety Often So Hard to Maintain?

Here's a look back at what we've learned from two years of stories in our Overcoming Addiction series.

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Clear water with glowing light in a woman's hands.

4 Unexplained, Present-Day Miracles

Cancer going into remission, a mysterious diagnosis healed⁠—and many other miraculous recoveries. 

Back from Beyond by Glenn Brymer

Back From Beyond: A Soldier's Near-Death Experience

This illustrated story depicts the unforgettable experience that transformed a solider's life.

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A woman in her home feeling a sense of gratitude.

How to Practice Gratitude When You’re in a Bad Place

Experiencing fear and pain, shouldn't deprive you of being appreciative and feeling joy, too.

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Positive thinking and better sleep

Can Positive Thinking Help You Sleep Better?

New research suggests that optimism leads to better sleep, which carries a whole host of health benefits.

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How Recovery from Addiction Inspired a Life Calling

In our deepest, darkest struggles, it's possible to find out who we are really meant to be.

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