How Health Literate Are You?

November 13th, 2019 // // Tags: , ,

By Wesley Gallagher Taking care of your health used to be easy. You got sick, you called your doctor. You went to the doctor, they told you...

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September is National Recovery Month

September 4th, 2019 // // Tags: , , ,

Every September for the past 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sponsored Recovery Month. This important national observance is aimed at...

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Bloom Where You’re Planted: What Haze Mabry, an Elementary School Janitor, Has to Teach Us About Leading a Happy Life

April 15th, 2019 // // Tags: , , ,

Haze Mabry has much to teach us when it comes to leading a happy life. A few days ago this story by Allison Klein, editor of Washington...

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Three Little Behavior Changes That Can Lead to Better Health, and Longer Life

April 3rd, 2019 // // Tags: , ,

We all know the saying – old habits die hard. Changing behavior is difficult, takes hard work, and sometimes, takes a few failures to get it right....

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The Hollower: Childhood Emotional Neglect and Its Effects

March 7th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , ,

Here’s an irony for you: neglect is neglected. In discussions of childhood maltreatment, neglect hovers in the background, included categorically (“abuse and neglect”) but rarely the main focus...

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The Best Bets on Breakfast

February 28th, 2019 // // Tags: , ,

Breakfast – it’s probably the most debated meal of the day. What to have, whether to have it and the best options for a healthy weight and...

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Growing Up in the Shadow of Addiction

February 11th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , ,

Children who grow up with addiction and the relational trauma that surrounds it can carry the imprint of that pain for the rest of their lives. And...

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Have your New Year’s Resolutions crumbled?

February 6th, 2019 // // Tags: , ,

Here are some reasons why. If you are like most Americans, the New Year's motivation and healthy behaviors have taken aback by now to older, more deeply...

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Gracie Gold’s Battle for Olympic Glory Ended in a Fight to Save Herself

January 29th, 2019 // // Tags: , ,

Gold appeared to be a gold medal favorite in figure skating for the 2018 Winter Games. Then her mental health unraveled, and a cry for help became...

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7 Habits You’ll Notice the Happiest People Practicing (but Most of Us Rarely Do)

August 24th, 2018 // // Tags:

So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement. While combing through my own research and notes on what happy and successful people do, it struck...

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