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 woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

5 Key Nutrients for Better Gut Health

5 Key Nutrients for Better Gut Health

If you’ve been struggling to get your gut in check, or if you’re curious as to how to keep your digestive system happy so that your body stays healthy, these foods, vitamins, and daily habits should do the trick.

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Positive self-talk

Why Talking to Yourself Can Be a Good Thing

Thinking is great, but sometimes you need to have a direct conversation with the person in the mirror.

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Emotional warmth in winter

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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Edward Grinnan

If Memory Fades, What Happens in Our Dreams?

In researching a book about Alzheimer’s, some questions for God.

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An artist's rendering of sewing materials; Illustration by Miyuki Sakai

Her Care Packages Comforted These Vietnam Veterans on Valentine’s Day

A Vietnam vet struggling with addiction was inspired by a simple gift of sewing kits.

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Reframing loneliness

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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This Prison Chaplain Earned a Divine Second Chance

The former drug addict spent time in prison; then a mysterious letter propelled him to change his life.

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5 Ways to Rethink Retirement

Not all seniors want to settle into a sedate life. These tips can help you enjoy a more productive and meaningful retirement.

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Living with depression

How to Help a Friend Living with Depression

The simple but powerful ways to walk with someone through their misery and mystery.

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Managing ‘What If I Get Covid?’ Anxiety

How families can keep worry in its place during the pandemic

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Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

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3 Easy Self-Massage Techniques to Calm Your Body and Mind

Three simple movements to ground and refresh you in moments of stress.

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Dear Aging contest winner grateful for life and walk on the beach.

Dear Aging: Thank You

Linda, one of the three “Dear Aging” letter-writing contest winners, shares the opportunities and beauty that aging brings.

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