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Toyland for Pooches, Image: Arno/AdobeStock.comToyland for Pooches  
Choosing Safe Playthings a Dog Will Love  

Most healthy dogs retain their love of play throughout their lives. Because canine family members can be loosely compared to perpetual human toddlers, it makes sense that they enjoy playtime no matter...

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Celebrating the Soul of Winter  

Inevitably, the wheel of the year turns with the nuances of the seasons hardly noticed in the blur of our busy days. “Next year,” we say, when we realize that we’ve run out of time to try that holiday recipe, connect with friends or revel in a winter sunset. Collecting...

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How to Prevent Cognitive Decline  

A healthy brain performs mental processes known as cognition, which is the acquiring of knowledge and understanding by means of thought, experience and the senses. This includes functions and systems such as memory, learning, language, problem solving, decision making, reasoning and...

Eat Well to Feel Well, Image: jchizhe/AdobeStock.comEat Well to Feel Well  
Thanksgiving Fare that Boosts Mental Health  

Across America, people of all ages are struggling with mental health issues. Nearly one in five people is living with a mental health condition, and the number of people seeking help for anxiety and depression is skyrocketing, reports Mental Health America. According to the organization’s 2021 State of Mental Health in America Report...

Feel-Good Recipes, Image: photo by Christy RatliffFeel-Good Recipes  
Thanksgiving Dishes that Boost Mental Health  

Start this Thanksgiving by serving up healthier, nutrient-rich options to alleviate anxiety and depression, stabilize mood and promote mental health and wellness....

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School Programs Teach Healthy Coping Skills  

Teen stress levels often rival those of adults, concludes data collected by the American Psychological Association in 2017. This is especially true these days with the influx of...

The Healing Power of a Hug, Image: jason stitt/AdobeStock.comThe Healing Power of a Hug  

When we were children, a hug helped to take the sting out of a skinned knee or quell first-day-of-school jitters. In adulthood, hugs are not as plentiful or practical; many people lack partners or loved ones, and the gesture—both...

Sacred Dance, Image: viktoriia protsak/AdobeStock.comSacred Dance  
Moving into Divine Energy  

Heart-healthy dancing of all types is known to promote overall physical and mental health. When they are spirit-infused, forms like African, Middle Eastern, ecstatic and yoga-inspired kundalini dance offer us...

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How to Buy Sustainable Furnishings  

While comfort and beauty are clear priorities when shopping for furnishings, sustainability and health should be, too. By asking the right questions and doing a little up-front research, consumers have the power to appoint their sanctuaries with non-toxic, ecologically responsible items that are...

Simple Ways to Reduce Microplastic Exposure, Image: david pereiras/AdobeStock.comSimple Ways to Reduce Microplastic Exposure  

Plastic is a petrochemical-based, non-biodegradable pollution nightmare. As discarded water bottles and shampoo containers pile up for hundreds of years in landfills, we continue to...

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Diversity Leads to Better Patient Outcomes  

Traditionally, spinal manipulation has been the focus for doctors of chiropractic, adjusting the spinal column with a variety of manipulation techniques to improve posture, relieve pain and promote general health. These days...

Water Scarcity Woes, Image: den VIII/AdobeStock.comWater Scarcity Woes  
A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse   

Water scarcity is a legitimate concern. It is true that the hydrologic cycle, the process in which the Earth circulates water throughout its ecosystems, is a closed-loop cycle that neither adds nor takes away water. In theory, the amount of water on Earth will...

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How Cannabidiol Benefits Dogs   

Struck with severe arthritis, Topper, a 7-year-old Ibizan Hound, was in such pain he could hardly walk. He had to be carried outside to eat or use the bathroom, and medication wasn’t working. On a friend’s recommendation, his...

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Neighborly Groups Share More and Waste Less   

The average American creates almost five pounds of solid waste per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Only 26 percent of Americans...

Michaeleen Doucleff, Image: photo by Simone Anne Michaeleen Doucleff  
on Ancient Teachings for Modern Parenting  

National Public Radio (NPR) science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff literally searched the world to learn how to be a better parent. She learned how to raise kind and helpful children, and detailed the journey in a...

The Quiet Power of Intuition, Image: prostockstudio/AdobeStock.comThe Quiet Power of Intuition  
Using this Sixth Sense to Endure & Prosper   

Albert Einstein considered knowledge secondary to intuition and inspiration, and modern visionaries like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg have all endorsed the practical magic of...

Walk About, Image: grigory bruev /AdobeStock.comWalk About  
Simple Steps to Well-Being  

People that wear a fitness watch get a little buzz on the wrist as a reminder to get more steps in each hour, but many ignore the simple opportunity that exists to exercise upright for free anytime and anywhere...

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