Staying Grateful All Year Long

Staying Grateful All Year Long

I own four beautiful gratitude journals. Most of them are barely used. Like many people, I eagerly start gratitude challenges when Thanksgiving draws near, but my momentum dwindles after winter sets in. A few years back, I decided I needed to find a better solution. I...
Go Orange on National Pumpkin Day

Go Orange on National Pumpkin Day

If you adore everything pumpkin, it’s time to celebrate. October 26 is National Pumpkin Day.  Grown throughout the U.S., pumpkins are one of the most famous types of winter squash. They’re a proud member of the gourd family, which also includes cucumbers and melons....
Taking Charge of My Health Care

Taking Charge of My Health Care

My path to becoming a more empowered patient started with a torn exam gown. Getting called back for a follow-up after my mammogram was bad enough. Receiving a gown with broken ties didn’t exactly make anything better. The technician shrugged off my complaint, pointing...
10 Tools to Tame Your Phone

10 Tools to Tame Your Phone

When we’re stuck at home, our phones can be a lifeline to the outside world. Unfortunately, they can also feed our stress. Unplugging now and then is vital, even if it’s not easy. Plenty of apps exist to help limit screen time. But your first line of defense is the...

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