Emotional and Mental Health

Singer, actress and author Michelle Williams; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

How Singer Michelle Williams Copes with Depression and Finds Joy

The Grammy-winning artist outlines five actions that helped her cope during tough times.

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Susan with grandson Zachary and great-granddaughter Stella. Photo by Dan MacMedan
Fairy Garden

How to Make Your Own Fairy Garden

These magical little additions to your outdoor space are easy to craft—and popular with kids and the whole neighborhood.

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Singer, actress and author Michelle Williams

How Michelle Williams' Faith Helped Her Overcome Depression

The singer and author discusses her new book and shares how scripture, prayer and even singing help her in coping with depression.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Tips for Greeting the Morning

The Guideposts blogger, who admits to not being a morning person, offers some ideas for starting your day in a positive, self-affirming fashion.

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How gardening helps mental health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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A good cry

Why It’s Healthy to Have a Good Cry

Research supports crying as a release from stress and a path to feeling lighter.

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Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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How to thrive

3 Ways to Thrive, Not Just Survive, During Covid

Not everybody feels successful in the same ways. Find out what your best feels like, then take steps to get there.

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Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Overcoming the Winter Blues

The Guideposts blogger shares some techniques for dealing with seasonal affective disorder as we await the arrival of spring.

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An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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