The dreary days of winter can be difficult. Even if holiday cheer buoys you through December, January may be another story. Winter depression often sets in after the presents are exchanged and the twinkling lights go dark.  Some years, the sadness creeps in slowly, building day by day. Other years? It rushes in full force…. Continue Reading ›

New Year’s resolutions are supposed to make your life better, not stress you out. That’s the idea, at least. But considering how many resolutions fall by the wayside just a few weeks into the year, that plan doesn’t seem to be working. Instead of pushing yourself toward resolutions that will make you feel like a… Continue Reading ›

If you’re like many Americans, meat may tend to crowd out the fruits and vegetables on your dinner plate. And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with eating meat, there’s plenty of research to suggest that a more veggie-focused diet may help your overall health. Plant-based foods are, generally, good for your body, mind, wallet and… Continue Reading ›

At the end of a rough year, holiday cheer might seem hard to find. The strains and stresses of everyday life may try to overshadow the joy of Christmas. And in 2020, we’ve collectively had to deal with situations that go above and beyond “everyday” challenges. You don’t have to let pre-epiphany Scrooge be your… Continue Reading ›

Apples, oranges and bananas might be standard fare in your fruit bowl, but these everyday fruits only scratch the surface of the world’s bounty of exotic natural goodies. Shopping for exotic and unusual fruits is a great way to experience new flavors from around the globe. Plus, your body will appreciate the burst of nutrients… Continue Reading ›

As we enter into the season of generosity and good cheer, making a difference for others may move to the forefront of your mind. Charitable acts make the world a better place to live. They also help you become a better person — in heart, mind and body. This holiday season might be the perfect… Continue Reading ›

The holiday season should be a time of joy and cheer. But for some, it’s often a time of family drama and conflict instead. If your get-togethers tend to turn into battles, then it’s time to rethink your approach to family communication.  While Thanksgiving dinners still might not end with everyone on the same page,… Continue Reading ›

Lung cancer is a deadly disease. In fact, it’s the number one cancer killer of both men and women, accounting for about a quarter of all cancer deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer kills more people than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. It can affect anyone, too, including smokers and nonsmokers. … Continue Reading ›

The holidays are fast approaching. Before you know it, you’ll be feverishly wrapping gifts and celebrating with the people you love. But before that happens, you’ll need to plan what the holiday season will look like for you this year. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in some places and the added threat of regular… Continue Reading ›

Candy reigns supreme on Halloween, and a few sweet treats throughout the day probably won’t do much lasting damage for most people. But if you’re trying to supplement the all-day sugarfest with some much-needed nutrients, you’re in luck. There are lots of ways to get creative with your Halloween treats at home. Bonus: adults and… Continue Reading ›