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.
Phnesha with her daughters, Gabby (left) and Gigi

A Lawyer Finds Stress Relief in Art—and Surprising Success

Living through a divorce and her father's illness, Phnesha Marchette took a walk on the beach and asked God for peace. The answer she got  made her laugh. It also changed her life.

Three flower pots representing three stages of growth.

He Didn't Fit the Stereotype of An Addict

He is the son of renowned journalist Bill Moyers, and was a successful journalist himself, but he had to face the facts of his own addiction to recover.

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What to Do When You Face Temptation

When faced with an itch, there's a benefit to waiting it out rather than scratching it. 

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Taking Care of Me

A grandmother realizes that making healthy choices has implications for her entire family.

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Positive attitude

Can Positive Thinking Keep Your Heart Healthy?

New research suggests there is a connection between optimism and recovery from certain heart conditions.

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Walking for fitness

5 Life Lessons from a Workout

A military mom realizes that getting fit echoes the challenges faced by a military family.

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sad man holds bottle

Hope for Alcohol Addiction: Knowing the Signs

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are the signs of alcoholism you need to know.

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Addiction counselor Mary Spaulding

A Counselor Addresses Common Myths About Addiction

Licensed alcohol and drug counselor Mary Spaulding discusses and debunks some of the myths and misconceptions associated with addiction and recovery.

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Pastors Deb and Dave Beddoe

Guideposts speaks with Pastors Dave and Deborah Beddoe about Addiction

Listen as we speak with Dave and Deborah Beddoe, pastors who saw their lives thrown into turmoil due to Dave's addiction to painkillers.

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Veteran alcohol and drug counselor, Mary Spaulding dispels common misconceptions about addiction.

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

This long-time alcohol and drug counselor sheds some light on some familar substance abuse myths.

Susan Burton

How Susan Burton Is Helping Women Rebuild After Prison

The founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project details her own story of life behind bars and why she's helping women find their clean slate after prison in a new memoir.

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How to Love Someone in the Throes of Addiction

Christ-like love is possible and does not depend on being able to control the situation.

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Diner operator Tammy Kronz says resident volunteers help her pass savings on to customers. "They may not be speed demons," says Tammy of her volunteers, "but because of the fact that they work for nothing — they work for tips only — it helps keep the prices down. “

Volunteers Serve Up Friendship at Diner

This old-fashioned diner is open to anyone who needs a home cooked meal. The best part is that the employees are all volunteers.

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Volunteer Lisa Alden playing a game with the senior citizens of the Good Samaritan Society

Lisa Alden: Volunteer Superhero

Residents and employees consider this special volunteer a hero for her energetic optimism.

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