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Cancer-Free Pets Cancer-Free Pets  
Five Ways to Help Keep Them Healthy  

Veterinarians are seeing cancer in more and younger pets these days than ever before. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately one in four dogs will develop cancer at some point in life, including almost...

Mark Nepo on: Mark Nepo on:  
Living a Wholehearted Life  

Bestselling author, poet, cancer survivor and inspirational spiritual teacher Mark Nepo has published 22 books and made numerous appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday program. His latest...

Stressed-Out Teens Stressed-Out Teens  
Ways to Help Them Chill  

Being a teenager is never easy, but it’s even harder these days, with the upheaval of the pandemic intensifying the normal academic, social and hormonal turmoil of these pivotal years. It’s no wonder teens are...

Wishful Recycling Wishful Recycling  
What Not to Put in the Bin  

F or those that have been putting recyclables in a plastic bag and placing it in a curbside bin, it’s likely going straight into a landfill. That bowling ball, those yard clippings and dirty pizza boxes are...

TAI CHI AND QIGONG TAI CHI AND QIGONG  
Life Force in Motion  

The flowing movement of tai chi mirrors the serenity of water, but still waters run deep. This ancient practice of gentle meditative movement is an offshoot of Chinese martial arts that offers a spectrum of surprising benefits, including...

Calm Down Calm Down  
Taming the Flames of Stress-Related Illness  

We are beings of neurochemical and hormonal intricacy, and within this mixed bag of biology lies our magic. Our human experience is visceral; we cry from sadness and joy, flush from embarrassment, laugh with amusement and exhibit...

A Better Breakfast A Better Breakfast  
Healthy Tips and Recipes to Start the Day  

Breakfast sets the stage for the day ahead, and it can either drain or energize us, depending on the what, when and how much aspects of the meal. While health experts agree that many traditional breakfast foods can do more harm than...

Strong and Supple Joints Strong and Supple Joints  
How to Keep Hips and Knees Happy  

Occasional knee or hip pain affects almost everyone, keeping us from daily tasks, making sitting painful and walking difficult. Causes can range from over-exercise to injuries, obesity and arthritis as we age. By the time we...

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...