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Managing our own stress can be a struggle. When someone we care about is going through a crisis, it can hit us especially hard. Troubles come in many forms: a difficult breakup, change in jobs, health challenges or something else that causes pain. Knowing how to help can be a little tricky: we all have different needs and ways of coping. No cookie-cutter solution exists for every friend in crisis, yet there are ways to be there for someone when they need support most of all.

Want to get away? Many of us dream of taking an exciting vacation but feel like we'll never have enough time or money to live out those dreams. Epic itineraries filled with beach days, skiing in the mountains or hiking national parks sound like great ways to spend a few days, don't they? But let’s be honest: How often do we take trips like these? Not often enough. That’s precisely why it can be helpful to get into a travel mindset without wandering too far away from home.

Coping with Chronic Illness

Will I get better? What does this mean for my family? How will this affect the rest of my life?

Whether you’re a working woman or the CEO of your household, you juggle many important things throughout the day. Mornings are defined by to-do lists, afternoons by surprise emails or stinky diapers, and evenings run rampant with dinner plans, bath times and laundry baskets. So, how do you keep yourself from burning out?

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The Show Must Go On

Tracy DeGraaf’s story of hope and healing

Colder weather often gives way to more mundane days. Where people once laid out to catch some sun has frozen over. Where there once was a line for ice cream cones has closed for the season. Days are now filled with portable heaters blasting under work desks. Blankets strewn across beds to trap what little heat is left. The sun makes its occasional appearance, but it always runs off early, trying to catch up with the fleeting summer.

Ask any mother, teacher or childcare provider and they’ll tell you that after days of endless rain, kids are downright restless. I know no matter how much time my kids spend playing inside, it just isn’t the same as being outdoors.

The first categories that come to mind when considering what impacts overall health and wellness are almost always diet and exercise. There is a good reason for this—they are key contributors. But people often overlook the importance of sleep.

Movement vs. Exercise

Stay active in each phase of life

The Strength of Our Scars

Scars are part of our life stories. Internal or external reminders of where we’ve been, what we’ve endured and how we became who we are today. The healing process from scars is different for everyone. For some, healing is a process that takes time, energy and in some cases, forgiveness.

The Power of Moms

In a world where kids are bombarded with images of perfection and prestige, how can mothers provide positive and powerful messages to their children that help shape them into well-adjusted adults?

Living in The Present

If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that life refuses to give us one thing… More time.