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Spice Up Health Spice Up Health  
Using Herbs for Flavor and Medicine  

Herbs add lush flavor to all kinds of dishes, and they are culinary friends that bring the benefits of helping to restore and maintain health. “Food is medicine, and herbs bring out the medicinal properties of food...

Yoga for Every Body Yoga for Every Body  
Adaptive Ways Ease Pain and Immobility  

Taming chronic pain, restoring energy reserves, improving heart health and relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety are only a few of the science-backed perks of spending time on a yoga mat. However, misconceptions about...

Finding the Right Tune for Pets Finding the Right Tune for Pets  
Music Calms the Animal Soul  

The mood of dogs and cats can be improved by hearing the right kind of tunes, but it’s important to choose their music wisely, because they ...

Emotional Well-Being in the Pandemic Age Emotional Well-Being in the Pandemic Age  
Self-Care Strategies for Tough Times  

As the pandemic ravages our country, we are engulfed by a sea of challenging emotions, including fear, loss, anger, disappointment and grief. Compounding the suffering, past emotional traumas and pent-up...

Natural Antivirals Natural Antivirals  
Help in Staying Strong and Healthy  

In these sobering times, we must use every weapon in our arsenal against invasive viruses, including often-overlooked natural remedies with antiviral properties. As is also the case with...

Happiness Helpers Happiness Helpers  
Five Ways to Be More Positive  

Studies show that when we see the positive more often, we’re happier and kinder to ourselves and to those around us. Luckily, we’re not locked into one way of...

Sandra Marinella: Sandra Marinella:  
The Healing Power of Writing Our Stories  

Sandra Marinella has empowered thousands of people to use stories, poems and journal writing to find greater well-being and resilience in their lives. Prompted by a breast cancer diagnosis and her own...

Raising Resilient Kids Raising Resilient Kids  
How to Help Them Bounce Back  

Studies show that when kids are resilient—having the ability to recover quickly from difficulties—they are less fearful and anxious, more confident and empathetic, and better able to handle cataclysmic events like...

GUT TALK GUT TALK
Tips for a Healthy Microbiome

An ever-growing body of research from the Human Microbiome Project shows how microbes living in and on our bodies...

Greener Green Grass Greener Green Grass
Why Organic Lawns Make Eco-Sense

With its dependence on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, America’s 63,000 square miles of lawns rely on fossil fuels, put pressure on water supplies and devastate...

BALANCING ACT BALANCING ACT
Exercises for Strength and Stability

Good balance is something we may take for granted until an unexpected fall brings our attention to a brewing problem. Slower reflexes, unconditioned muscles and changes in eyesight can all compromise balance. Statistics show...

OUTDOOR FEASTS OUTDOOR FEASTS
Inspired Picnics and Healthy Grills

Nothing defines the summer season quite like firing up the grill or escaping with a picnic basket to a favorite hideaway. From luscious fruits to gorgeous greens, enjoying a meal outdoors inspires us to eat what is in season and invites us to sip the moment. Most of all, it gives us...

STEPHEN DINAN STEPHEN DINAN
ON A SACRED VISION FOR AMERICA

Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network, is committed to creating a healthy, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world, as are the 200,000 members of his worldwide...

CALMING KIDS CALMING KIDS
Ways to Turn Anxiety Around

It is difficult for children to make sense of what’s happening in response to COVID-19 as schools close, sports and extracurricular activities stop and many people wear masks. Before these unsettling circumstances took place, one in eight children...

CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT
The Spiritual Discipline of Evoking Joy

Our four-legged friends—from pampered pooch to stray cat—have the inborn ability to seize the moment. No matter what chaotic circumstances may swirl around them, they have a knee-jerk response to...

Earth-Friendly Pets Earth-Friendly Pets
Our Animals Can Go Green, Too

Although cats and dogs don’t require much more than food, a cozy napping spot and human attention, U.S. pet owners spent $95.7 billion last year on their furry companions, according to the 2019...

Coronavirus Pet Safety Coronavirus Pet Safety
Facts and Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

There are many types of coronavirus. COVID-19 is new—a novel coronavirus—and there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in dogs or cats. Dogs can become infected with a canine...