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.

Edward Grinnan and Gracie

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

Kathy and Lori; Photo credit: Lori Sciame

How This Long-Lost Book Brought Divine Comfort

Inscribed with a cherished handwritten message, the book brought peace and strengthened a friendship.

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Edward hugging Gracie

How the Bible and ‘Abide’ Can Help You Sleep

This meditation app, now a part of the Guideposts family, can help you drift off naturally.

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Drinking soothing, herbal tea

5 Flavorful Herbal Teas to Help You Rest and Digest

These brews are easy, warming, calming—and right on time for the busy holiday season.

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Author and SoulCycle instructor Noa Shaw

Noa Shaw on Overcoming the Fear of Exercise

The author and SoulCycle instructor shares how conquering the fear of exercise and of asking for help has helped him achieve fitness, both physical and spiritual, and sobriety.

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Cleaning out the fridge

How to Clean Out Your Fridge Before the Holiday Season

A stress-free celebration starts with making space for the deliciousness to come.

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Aging with grace

Bible Prayers for Aging with Grace

Each day, finding another chance to grow in faith through love and trust

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Matt Hall; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

How He Came to Minister to Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

A novice chaplain, a novice hiker and only four years sober. Was he up to this unexpected new challenge?

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Roberta Messner; photo by Scott Goldsmith

She Used Self-Care to Overcome Chronic Pain

She almost lost her faith when faced with yet another serious medical condition. But then God, and a kind chiropractor, helped her heal.

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Life coach, podcaster and SoulCycle inspirer Noa Shaw; photo by Todd Plitt

This Former Addict is a Popular New York City SoulCycle Instructor

Addict. Drug dealer. Felon. But since getting sober he inspires others to do the same in his unique exercise class.

Sugar and Alzheimer's

How Cutting Back on Sugar Can Help Fight Alzheimer's

Apparently, a sweet tooth can cause more than cavities.

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Today show news anchor Craig Anchor; photo by  Larsen&Talbert

Craig Melvin: His Father's Sobriety Restored Their Relationship

When his Pops finally stopped drinking at age 67, the Today show news anchor got acquainted with the man he barely knew.

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An illustration of a woman sleeping in her bed; Illustration By GÉRARD DUBOIS

How a Series of Mysterious Dreams Saved Her Life

In these intense dreams, a shadowy specter relayed messages that prompted her to take action.

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Roberta Messner; video by Scott Goldsmith

How Gratitude Helps Roberta Messner Cope with Chronic Pain

Roberta Messner shares how the support and encouragement of others—and the gratitude it engendered—helped her cope with chronic pain.

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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