Health and Wellness

Small steps can improve health and wellness. Exercising more and eating healthier can help us live longer and better lives. For those coping with illness, embracing healing with a positive attitude and a healthful mindset can make a real difference. Taking a day by day approach can help those recovering from addiction and those who face other health challenges.
Suzanne, Molly Nora and Emmet spending time in their kitchen.

How Her Sobriety Changed the Family Christmas

After years of drinking, this mom of 3 learned to live in recovery and approach Christmas in a new way.

An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

After a Year of Sobriety She Turned to Helping Others

She thought she was ready for romance, but her AA sponsor introduced her to an entirely different kind of relationship.

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Roberta Messner

4 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness When You Have a Chronic Illness

A longtime nurse offers expert advice on how to avoid isolation by joining a support group, getting a pet and more.

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Back from Beyond by Glenn Brymer

Back From Beyond: A Soldier's Near-Death Experience

When veteran Glenn Brymer was stationed in West Germany, he was nearly killed in an accident during a military drill. On the clock to save his life, Glenn describes how he reached out to God during the moment he needed him most. Check out this graphic novel that depicts the near-death experience Glenn would never forget.

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A woman in her home feeling a sense of gratitude.

How to Practice Gratitude When You’re in a Bad Place

Experiencing fear and pain, shouldn't deprive you of being appreciative and feeling joy, too.

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Positive thinking and better sleep

Can Positive Thinking Help You Sleep Better?

New research suggests that optimism leads to better sleep, which carries a whole host of health benefits.

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How Recovery from Addiction Inspired a Life Calling

In our deepest, darkest struggles, it's possible to find out who we are really meant to be.

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Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet at The 3rd. Annual "Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy" Celebration at Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino on May 28, 2009 in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

How God's Love Helped This Country Singer Out of Addiction

His life took a turn for the worse as he got into drugs and alcohol. But God had another a plan for him.

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How to prevent a stroke

Stroke: 4 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor

The answers to these can help you and your doctor create the best strategy for a healthy heart.

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Addiction counselor Tony Kennedy

Why Is Sobriety Often So Hard to Maintain?

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at what we've learned from our two-year series on Overcoming Addiction.

Ross Hauser uses the 12 steps to live sober, one day at a time.

Too Young to Be an Alcoholic?

As a teen, he drank to feel grown-up and denied he had a problem. But only through sobriety has he truly become an adult.

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A group of happy and healthy teens

Tips for Helping Teens Stay Sober

A substance abuse expert shares advice for parents on how to keep their teenagers from using alcohol and drugs.

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Active elderly person

Inspiration from Our Elders on Faith, Commitment and Joy

No matter your age, you can still be strong and vibrant spiritually and contribute to your community.

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A classroom of students with a close up of an empty desk and chair.

How This Teacher Helped Her Student Through Alcohol Addiction

She prayed that God would give her a student that needed what she had to give...but now she worried she was in over her head.

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