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In life, it’s easy to go through the motions. It’s often forgotten that living in the moment is important to understanding and appreciating what’s happening right in front of you.

When thinking about your yearly check-ins with doctors like dentists and general practitioners, one that seems to often get forgotten is the eye doctor. It may seem like a hassle to get out of the house for an eye appointment, however, it’s beneficial for your health.

How to Apologize

If you struggle with sincerely apologizing to a friend, family member or partner, diving into the groundwork of saying you’re sorry is a great place to start. Apologizing and admitting a mistake shows emotional intelligence which elicits productive responses and relationships amongst two people.

Travel days can be long and tiring. Most of the time you’re not thinking about how you can take care of yourself while flying, but more-so feeling anxious to get to your destination quickly and safely. Prioritizing yourself while flying is important, especially on long travel days.

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Famed poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The world belongs to the energetic.” Boy, was he right! We all need a stable supply of energy to survive, progress and thrive in life—perhaps now more than ever in these hectic, fast-paced times.

As Easy as Sliced Bread

Making homemade bread from scratch may seem like an antiquated practice, but it is well worth it. We promise that you won’t regret it. Not only does it produce delicious and fresh comfort food, but it can be a relaxing activity that bodes an incredible aroma in your home. Making bread can be a family activity or a soothing self-care practice. Here is an easy method to follow with some important tips to ensure you get a perfect slice of bread every time your soul needs it. Jesus is the bread of life, so no wonder it’s so delicious!

Is it Stress or Burnout?

Stress has been on the menu ever since life started serving struggle, and that entrée dates all the way back to Adam and Eve's big mistake in the Garden of Eden. Since then, stress has reared its ugly head every time there's a problem we need to solve, an obstacle we need to overcome or an unwanted task we need to complete.

We can all look back and remember eating out of emotional necessity. With all the ups and downs of hormones through our monthly cycle, pregnancy, nursing, perimenopause and menopause, it is no wonder we keep that box of hidden chocolates in our dresser drawer or in our desk at work. Sometimes you just need to sneak a bite of that sweet and delicious chocolate nugget that just melts in your mouth. We’ve all been there.

It's not often that people leave the gym thinking: "Gee, I really regret getting my whole workout done today just as I planned." Rather, the struggle comes before and during fitness sessions—a struggle that is fed by thoughts like: "I'm so tired, I'll do it tomorrow," or "I'm so busy, I'll just do a few reps and call it a day."

Understanding Omega-3s

Recent years have brought greater public awareness to the nutritional importance of omega-3 fatty acids, but greater awareness doesn’t necessarily mean greater understanding. Here’s a quick primer on this critical compound from the experts at Franciscan Health—as well as some tips and techniques to help you ensure you’re getting your suggested daily intake and to know what a deficiency may look like.

A Healthier Heart at Every Age

Your heart plays a massive role in overall health and longevity—especially as time goes by and you climb into your golden years. Use these tips and techniques to keep your heart beating strong through every stage of life.

How Faith Gives Us Hope

Hope is a cognitive process. It isn’t really the warmhearted emotion we all imagine it to be. To have hope, you must already be in the trenches, working through something truly difficult. You have to experience at least a small bit of despair before you can experience the miracle of hope.