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.

Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Addict Son Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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Tech Tools to Enhance Your Parents’ Lives

Here are some helpful apps and tools you may want to suggest to your senior loved ones.

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June Floyd has a special relationship with the rabbit — appropriately named Thumper — that makes her home in the senior living location in Fort Collins, Colorado, where June lives. Thumper's favorite lunch? Salad bar, of course.

Furry Friends with Benefits

These friendly animals give senior living residents the comfort they need.

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The Benefits of Staying Social as a Senior

Many seniors find themselves leading a more solitary life, but staying social in one's golden years can yield many benefits.

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Thanks to Lainey Morse, founder of The Original Goat Yoga in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this unusual fitness trend has grown quickly around the country.

What Is Goat Yoga?

Thanks to Lainey Morse, founder of The Original Goat Yoga in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this unusual fitness trend has grown quickly around the country.

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How to Embrace the Empty Nest

A mom offers 6 tips on how to enjoy the time with her spouse when the kids leave the nest.

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Lisa Patterson overcame illiteracy as an adult

She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

A mother and grandmother takes the courageous step to improve her limited reading and spelling skills and reclaims her life in the process.

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Jeff Bauman with Jake Gyllenhaal at a Boston Red Sox game

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor on the Story behind 'Stronger'

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery and hope following the tragedy and how he felt seeing his life played out on screen. 

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Comforting a loved one in the hospital

The Possible in an Impossible Situation

We often can’t control an outcome, but we can still play an important role.

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A family working together to prepare a meal in the kitchen.

Staying Connected Can Keep Seniors from Being Lonely

Are your aging loved ones feeling alone? Here are some helpful ways to keep them involved.

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7 Keys to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming.

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Karen, Mondy and their daughter, Grace, with Virginia

Alzheimer's Disease: Comedy Improv Is a Surprising Resource

As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened, improvisational theater experience gave her and her husband a new way to interact with her mom—and ease the strain.

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4 Habits for a Healthy Future

It’s never too late to pave the way for healthy years ahead.

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6 Ways to Age Actively and Prevent Loneliness

Isolation can affect our health and well-being. Try these six tips for staying active and connected.

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