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.

Edward and Gracie

Why Acceptance Is a Big Part of Recovery

In sobriety, being “cured” doesn’t play a role. But peace and serenity do.

"Ha" breathing

A Simple Breathing Exercise to Energize Your Day

“Ha breath” powers up your body and mind by reminding you to breathe out loud.

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A steaming coffee cup; Illustration by Traci Daberko

How She Helped a Pastor Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

She healed from the sadness of her father’s alcoholism by befriending a clergyman years later.

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Jocelynn James Edmonds with friend and father figure, Terrell Potter; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

She Donated a Kidney to the Cop Who Arrested Her

After years of drug abuse, she finally got sober. But she had no idea what God had in store for her.

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Jars of bean sprouts

Grow Sprouts for Fast, Easy Countertop Gardening

Sprouting seeds is the very definition of simple, edible and satisfying indoor gardening.

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An artst's render of a heavenly hammock

A Cancer Patient Places Herself in His Comforting Hands

She received a sign of God’s protection right after waking up from another surgery.

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Jocelyn Wofford; photo by Whitney Curtis

She Chose God as Her Running Coach

She initially took up running to inspire her mother, who was in rehab following a stroke. But it turned out she was also doing it to inspire herself.  

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An illustration of a jack, guitar, hibiscus flower, and license plate; Illustration by Stuart Briers

5 Signs from Beyond from Her Late Son

After her son passed, these mysterious experiences showed that their love could never be broken.

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Jocelyn Wofford

How She Made Running Part of Her Spiritual Life

Jocelyn Wofford shares how she has integrated prayer into her running routine.

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Edward Grinnan

Free from Guideposts: A Daily Devotions Booklet on Recovery

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this collection of 60 devotionals offers a message of hope and inspiration.

Fresh grapefruit for spring

Wake Up Your Plate and Palate with Grapefruit

Salads, desserts and drinks get a zesty spring zing with this delicious citrus fruit.

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Dolly Parton

A Million Thanks to Dolly Parton

This great friend of Guideposts is decidedly not a “chicken squat.” She celebrates and gets her shot!

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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Living with depression

How to Help a Friend Living with Depression

The simple but powerful ways to walk with someone through their misery and mystery.

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