Does all that slow and metered breathing during prenatal lessons or during painful events really help get us through the pain, or is it all in our heads?                Slow, purposeful breathing helps the mind slow down and focus.  When...

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)

Kanna is an ancient plant that has been revered by the southwestern African people since pre-history.  It started gaining popularity in other parts of the world in the seventeenth century and has seen a resurgence of popularity in today’s...
Martial Arts are a popular fitness and developmental discipline all over the world.  An estimated six million children participate in martial arts in the United States alone.  The martial arts are especially popular for children to provide physical activity,...

Mind + Body

What We Learn About Empathy through Brains

Empathy is a quality which allows a person to relate to and feel someone else's emotions as if they were their own.  It differs from sympathy,...

Omega-3 As Important as Being a Non-Smoker

We’ve been told that sitting for long periods of time is just as unhealthy as smoking, and now there’s a new factor in health...

How to Keep Your Brain Younger

These days, millions are spent in the quest to look and feel younger, but there isn’t much focus on helping your brain stay young...

What We Think of Cultured Meat

Do you prefer your meat to be cultured?  No, not the kind of culture that separates ground beef from filet mignon—we’re talking about the...

Heart + Soul

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

Social Eating Better for Heart

Eating socially is an important part of human life, and a gathering with friends, family, or coworkers can bolster the spirits.  Sometimes, though, it’s...

9 Ways to Manage Stress (Besides Meditation!)

Stress management is an important part of being well, but it can often take a backburner to the usual wellness-oriented tips like eating well,...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

With Amazon Woot, you can save hundreds on Refurbished Items in all categories!

One person's returned item is another person's treasure! Check out the savings on Amazon’s own Woot website offering huge savings and deals across all categories!

Nutrients + Diet

How to Quit Caffeine without Withdrawals

By Mansal Denton, guest author Even though my friend Cameron was sitting across the table from me deeply engaged in conversation, my eyes were closing...

Advances in Curcumin

Curcumin’s list of health benefits gets bigger each year, but curcumin has one flaw:  it is poorly absorbed.  Other herbs and supplements are often...

Staying Calm With Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

Making Icy Roads Safe: for Us & the Land

With winter weather upon us as we head further into December, the familiar sight of road de-icing trucks and snowplows are once again lining...

A Better Bulb for Blue Light

Seeing people wearing amber glasses (meant to help block the harmful effects of the blue light from devices and lightbulbs) has become more commonplace...

Fitness

Why a Massage Gives Greater Muscle Gains

Massages aren’t just for the stressed mind and body. Their benefits can also extend to intentionally stressed muscles.  New research from Harvard suggests that...

Do We Really Need 10K Steps a Day?

Do you often find it hard to hit the 10,000 steps per day that’s been recommended as the best way to keep yourself healthy? ...

Why You Can't Underestimate the Cold During Exercise

Bundling up for winter sports is a no brainer, but how many of us take the same amount of time to dress when we’re...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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Squats have  gotten a lot of press in recent years because of this exercise’s ability to define shape, but they remain one of the...

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