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.

An artist's rendering of sewing materials; Illustration by Miyuki Sakai

Her Care Packages Comforted These Vietnam Veterans on Valentine’s Day

A Vietnam vet struggling with alcohol addiction shares how her simple sewing kits made a big impact.

ILLUSTRATION BY WEITONG MAI

This Prison Chaplain Earned a Divine Second Chance

The former drug addict spent time in prison; then a mysterious letter propelled him to change his life.

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A smiling senior woman in her pottery studio

5 Ways to Rethink Retirement

Not all seniors want to settle into a sedate life. These tips can help you enjoy a more productive and meaningful retirement.

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Managing ‘What If I Get Covid?’ Anxiety

How families can keep worry in its place during the pandemic

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Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

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3 Easy Self-Massage Techniques to Calm Your Body and Mind

Three simple movements to ground and refresh you in moments of stress.

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Dear Aging contest winner grateful for life and walk on the beach.

Dear Aging: Thank You

Linda, one of the three “Dear Aging” letter-writing contest winners, shares the opportunities and beauty that aging brings.

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Carolyn Bolz

Dear Aging: How It Feels to Get Older

Carolyn Bolz, one of the three “Dear Aging” contest winners, wrote a poem about the joys and challenges of getting older, and how to stay hopeful as the years unfold.  

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Jean Locker

Dear Aging: Slow Down a Little, Please

As she celebrates her 75th birthday, Jean L., one of the Arnicare “Dear Aging” contest winners, reflects fondly on her life experiences. 

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Reframing loneliness

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

Avery Sontheimer; photo courtesy Avery Sontheimer

Pawsitive Change: Teen Raises Money for Animal Shelters

Avery Sontheimer would love to have her own shelter. But for now, despite battling cancer, she’s dedicated to helping hundreds of rescues—one gift card at a time.

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How Being a Realist Can Make You Happy

Researchers have found that realism is the approach that brings the most lasting, long-term happiness.

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3 Benefits of Incorporating Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Keeping a consistent workout schedule can help you achieve more than just physical results.

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A silver AA medallion.

How a Silver Coin Connected Two Alcoholic Anonymous Members

He found a medallion honoring 25 years of sobriety. But who did the chip belong to?

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