Self-love is a popular buzzword, but not everyone understands how to apply it to their own lives. It is easy to encourage others to treat themselves with love and compassion, but often our own lives reflect a different narrative. Many people come from families or cultures
Stability balls provide a unique way to get a dynamic workout at the gym or in the home using only one piece of equipment. The benefits of using this simple ball include improved muscle balance and tone, increased core stability, full-body strengthening, rehabilitation for previous
Many of us remember our mothers or grandmothers giving us a homespun tonic or concoction when we had the sniffles or a cold. While going to a doctor’s office is certainly recommended for serious conditions, common ailments can often be treated at home. While we are
Loving, forgiving and encouraging others is easier to most people than practicing those same things for themselves. We tend to offer forgiveness quickly to our loved ones but stew in regret and discontentment when we make mistakes. The Bible tells us to be patient, kind,
by Jeff Krisman In today’s world, we are hearing more about the benefits of meditation, especially mindfulness meditation. It is important to understand that there really isn’t any form of meditation that is the best overall; what is most beneficial is to find the form of
by Sheila Julson Since childhood, Lisa Lampton Allen, of HideoutArt, has harnessed the self-expressive healing power of art to overcome life’s obstacles. As an adult, Lampton Allen was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—a disease not yet recognized while she was growing up during the 1960s.
Whether for function, decoration or personal gifting, the skillful hobbies of yarn arts such as knitting, quilting, weaving, stitching, sewing, crocheting and macramé are going strong. The difference these days is that doing it eco-responsibly is enhancing the process. “More people are making and hand-dyeing their
Britain only recycled 57 percent of the plastic bottles that were sold there in 2016, and is considering charging a deposit fee to reduce litter. Scotland is also introducing a deposit return policy for cans and bottles. Denmark recycles 90 percent and South Australia 80
Monsanto, the company that makes the controversial weed killer Roundup, is setting farmer against farmer and state against state with its newest product, dicamba. Amid claims and counterclaims over effectiveness and safety of crops and humans, the debate is shedding new light on how new
The South Pole is Earth’s last uninhabited outpost, and Greenpeace seeks to establish an Antarctic sanctuary of almost three-quarters of a million square miles in the Weddell Sea adjacent to the vast continent that would protect whales, penguins and other wildlife. The nonprofit has called for
China, the world’s largest car market, is planning to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles in favor of electric vehicles (EV), and the decision has sped up competitive development by U.S. automakers. General Motors is promising to launch at least 20 new electric
Last May, Germany’s renewable energy mix of solar, wind, hydropower and biomass generated so much power for a few hours that customers actually got paid for using electricity. The country’s renewable power sources generate 88 percent of total electricity demand, and growing wind power assets
As we went to press, the fate of 90,000 wild horses and burros depended on Congressional action, as the U.S. Senate and House were hammering out differences in the delayed 2018 spending bill. The Senate version vowed to fund “humane and viable options” to the
by Amber Lanier Nagle Many young women don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. A 21st-century global study sponsored by Unilever’s Dove brand found that 90 percent of girls from 15 to 17 years old wanted to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance,
by Alison James Australian author, speaker and dating coach Mark Rosenfeld knows firsthand the challenges of navigating romantic relationships. After struggling with shyness, he took on a confidence-boosting job as an exotic dancer in 2011, working with men at both ends of the assertiveness spectrum. In
by Judith Fertig
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned this unforgettable line to her husband and fellow poet, Robert Browning.
Let us also count the ways to improve our loved ones’ heart health: Lower blood pressure. Modulate irregular
by Marlaina Donato Their playful appearance as a beach ball look-alike makes exercise balls welcome props in home workouts, gyms and yoga studios. “They’re a fun training tool for every age, from children to maturing Baby Boomers,” says Dennis Fuchs, CEO of TheraGear, in Sumas, Washington.
by April Thompson More Americans than ever before are seeking the benefits of meditation, which notably improves mental, physical and spiritual health. Choosing from its many styles and traditions can be daunting for a new meditator, as is figuring out how to incorporate such a practice
by April Thompson
At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can
by Sandra Murphy Service dogs help an aging population live full lives in spite of limitations, no matter the size, age or breed of dog. Plus, hundreds of thousands of canines make living with disabilities both possible and more pleasant.
“Service dogs don’t eat on duty,
by Randy Kambic Homesteading is a broad field. “Along with planting produce, we encourage people to compost, change how they use water, learn about biochar—a long-term soil amendment that returns carbon to the earth—and employ creative economics, including bartering and food-sharing systems,” says K. Ruby Blume,
by Charlie Chaplin As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY. As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody as