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Rewards of Animal Companionship, Image: YuriArcurs by Peopleimages.com/CanvaProRewards of Animal Companionship  
How Pets Enhance Human Well-Being  

When stress and cognitive decline are prevalent concerns, the role of companion animals in promoting human cognitive health has gained significant attention. Pet parents know that having...

Kidfluencers, Image: Cash Daniels speaks to his peers about waterway conservation. Photo by Erin DanielsKidfluencers  
Using Social Media for Positive Change  

Social media has made it easier than ever to share ideas, and today’s generation of digital natives are adept at using it. With one video post, they can reach thousands in minutes. Welcome to the world of “kidfluencers”: young people with...

Sharon Bruckman, Image: NaturalAwakenings.comSharon Bruckman  
On Celebrating a Labor of Love  

In 1994, Sharon Bruckman started a natural health, conscious living magazine called Natural Awakenings in Naples, Florida. Within a few years and with the help of partners and collaborators, she turned that single edition into...

Exploring Intermittent Fasting, Image: fizkes/shutterstock.comExploring Intermittent Fasting  
Tips and Benefits for Improved Health  

Fasting has long played a role in major religions, but we did not begin to understand it from a scientific standpoint until Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese...

Holiday Parties for Every Diet, Image: Foxys Forest Manufacture/shutterstock.comHoliday Parties for Every Diet  
How to Plan a feast all can enjoy  

Inclusivity and respect are at the heart of a memorable and enjoyable experience around the holiday table. “Nothing can spoil a wonderful holiday faster than when your family or ds are unable to enjoy your delicious food,” says Julie Matthews, a certified nutrition consultant and founder of Nourishing Hope. From allergies to...

Deepak Chopra, Image: Deekak Chopra, M.D.Deepak Chopra  
on the Quantum Body and Achieving Peace  

Deepak Chopra, M.D., is a pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and one of the most inspiring philosophers of our time. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to research on well-being and humanitarianism, and...

Taking Charge of the Fitness Journey, Image: AI-Miha Creativey/shutterstock.comTaking Charge of the Fitness Journey  
How to Find Motivation in 2024  

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions involves improving health, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A great way to stay motivated and fulfilled in 2024 is to combine a personal goal for better health with...

The Grace of Giving and Receiving, Image: Rawpixel.com/shutterstock.comThe Grace of Giving and Receiving  
Healing Through Generosity  

In today’s fast-paced world, where self-interest often takes precedence, the capacity for generosity can make a huge impact. Giving and supporting others fosters a more openhearted society, paving the way for...

Homemade Pet Playthings, Image: Megan Betteridge/shutterstock.comHomemade Pet Playthings  
Easily Crafted Toys and Treats  

As pet guardians, we know the joy of spoiling our beloved furry and feathered friends with toys, treats and accessories. While such diversions can offer hours of fun and bonding, some...

Treating Ourselves, Image: sun ok/shutterstock.comTreating Ourselves  

For many of us, this time of year is a whirlwind of well-meaning obligations, and we struggle to hold onto the intended joy of the season. Somewhere between...

Clothing Donation Tips, Image: Alliance Images/shutterstock.comClothing Donation Tips  
Understanding Where Secondhand Items Go  

Donating clothes feels good because we expect it to help someone else. More than 70 percent of the global population wears secondhand clothing. These purchases can...

Keeping Holiday Parties Green, Image: Evgeny Karandaev/shutterstock.comKeeping Holiday Parties Green  

Although the holidays are a season of joy, an estimated 2.9 billion pounds of extra trash is generated each year from items such as wrapping paper, food waste, packaging, returns and...

Plant-Forward Holidays, Image: Foxys Forest Manufacture/shutterstock.comPlant-Forward Holidays  
Festive Foods Everyone Will Crave   

A plant-forward menu can be one of the best gifts that a host can give this holiday season. It is also more likely than ever that guests will welcome a celebration menu filled with...

Lung Maintenance 101Lung Maintenance 101  
Natural Strategies to Breathe Easier  

Most people inhale about 22,000 times per day without realizing it, but for the more than 34 million Americans living with lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, taking a breath is often...

The Joys of Minimalism, Image: djovan/shutterstock.comThe Joys of Minimalism  
A Rich Life with Less Stuff  

After a pandemic largely spent at home, many Americans are holding up a mirror to their lives and examining what really matters. Finding that material possessions weigh them down, people are turning to minimalism to simplify their physical, mental and emotional space. According to a study in ScienceDirect ...

Holiday Workouts, Image: Nina Buday/Shutterstock.comHoliday Workouts  
Tips for Staying Motivated  

During the holidays, it is easy to get swept up in all the festive cheer and forget fitness goals. The cold weather and tempting holiday treats make it tough to stay motivated to exercise. But with a few simple...

Green Fitness, Image: pixie mfr/shutterstock.comGreen Fitness  
Choosing an Earth-Friendly Gym   

The green gym is redefining fitness with an emphasis on sustainability. Traditional fitness centers consume significant amounts of electricity, water and other resources, but more gyms are rising...

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