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Planning Your New Year’s Resolutions, Image: Planning Your New Year’s Resolutions  
Reconnecting with Yourself and Your Personal Power  

Making New Year’s resolutions truly can be positive and life changing…if we go about them consciously and with self-love! Many people actually hurt themselves in the...

Pickleball is Booming, Image: Ron Alvey/AdobeStock.comPickleball is Booming  
Get into a Pickle for Holiday Fitness  

Forget the gherkins and dills this holiday season; there’s another pickle in town. This one offers a great way to get in shape, increase happiness and bond with family and friends. It’s pickleball: a simple-to-learn sport that...

Preventing Sleep Apnea in Children, Image: Image courtesy Regiani Holistic Dental CenterPreventing Sleep Apnea in Children  

It’s holiday time. Lots of jokes about how Uncle Joe falls asleep after dinner and snores. Sometimes he seems to stop breathing for a moment and then almost gasps as he snorts. Everyone laughs and turns up the TV. Sound familiar? What if we rolled back...

Jeffrey Rediger on the Science of Miraculous Recoveries, Image: Board-certified psychiatrist Jeffrey Rediger is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and medical director of McLean Southeast Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, near Boston. He holds a Master...

Holiday Treats for Cats and Dogs, Image: liliya kulianionak/AdobeStock.comHoliday Treats for Cats and Dogs  
Easy-to-Make Festive Recipes to Delight Pets  

The holidays are a great time to connect with loved ones, including family pets. Although treats bring such joy to their lives, keep in mind that not all foods around the holiday table are...

Holiday Volunteering, Image: Holiday Volunteering  
The Gift of Giving  

As we indulge in magnificent feasts and open gifts in cozy living rooms, let’s pause to express gratitude for all that we have and look for ways to help those...

A Feast of Light, Image: FireplaceSocks-GettyImagesA Feast of Light

Despite the whirlwind of our to-do and places-to-go lists, the wheel of the year turns once more, allowing us to close another chapter of our lives with grace. If we take a...

The Gut-Brain Connection, Image: Photo Sukjai/AdobeStock.comThe Gut-Brain Connection  
How Food Affects Our Mood  

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but the connection is more than just physical because food impacts our mood, too. During the last decade, there have been an increasing number of studies exploring what’s called the...

The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection, Image: The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection  
How Emotional, Visceral and Structural Stress Short-Circuits Your Body's Digestive Healing Power  

One of the most frequent questions I am asked in my practice is, “How did I get this digestive problem?” Whether the patients I work with experience Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation or GERD, the origin...

Making Forever Chemicals Go Away, Image: NorGal/AdobeStock.comMaking Forever Chemicals Go Away  
Manmade Compounds Pose Lasting Threat to Our Health  

Decades ago, environmental groups urged the banning of what are known as forever chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, compromised immune systems and hormonal imbalances, among other health issues. Today, although...

Gratitude is Good Medicine, Image: Tinnakorn/AdobeStock.comGratitude is Good Medicine  

Stress, work and family routines can trap us in a pattern of negative thinking that feeds on itself and creates stress and unhappiness. With our internal and external worlds being...

Caregiving Companions, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comCaregiving Companions  
The Many Benefits of Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals   

Animals offer support to humans in innumerable ways, acting as loyal companions, providing soothing therapy and emotional support, and being attentive service animals for invaluable medical assistance. As animals increasingly take...

The Colors of Healing, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comThe Colors of Healing  
Art Therapy for Kids  

Opening a brand-new box of crayons or making a happy mess with homemade salt dough can provide hours of fun for most kids, but art therapy—based in a clinical setting—can help children achieve...

Rachel Jones on Grief, Image: Rachel Jones on Grief  
In the Healthcare Front Lines  

After earning a journalism degree from Columbia University, Rachel Jones spent four years as a reporter in Caracas, Venezuela, including a year and a half as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Her articles have...

Staying Serene in Turbulent times, Image: miniartkur/AdobeStock.comStaying Serene in Turbulent times  
How to Turn Anxiety into Positive Action  

In this day and age, we have good reason to toss and turn in our beds at night. As our nation faces fears of climate catastrophes, acrid politics, stubborn inflation, unpredictable virus variants and hot-button issues like...

Skiing for Fitness and Pure Fun, Image: vitaliy_melnik/AdobeStock.comSkiing for Fitness and Pure Fun  
Tips for Enjoying Alpine and Nordic Styles  

Whether it’s the thrill of alpine skiing down the side of a high mountain with breathtaking views or the serene pleasure of Nordic cross-country skiing in a nearby park, strapping on skis and swooping off burns lots of calories, makes winter more...

Fall Beets, Image: everst/AdobeStock.comFall Beets  
Versatile Leaf-to-Root Eats  

Versatile, nutritious, colorful and flavorful, beets are quite the package deal. This easy-to-grow, multi-season vegetable is packed with nutrition and plays well with other ingredients. Beets can be...

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