Health & Wellness


How to Survive the Grieving Process After an Unexpected Loss

Feeling empty, exhausted, and like you never want to get out of bed is normal when you’re in the grieving process. Here’s what I learned from a grief workshop I recently attended – I was inspired to share these ideas for recovering from loss by a widow who not only lost her husband, she lost her identity. “I feel empty,” […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of What People Think

A Life Coach’s Advice for Overcoming Fear of What People Think

Do you feel paralyzed and anxious because of what people think about you, your appearance, performance, opinions, choices? Here’s how to overcome your fears and insecurities; these tips are from life coach Arianna Merritt, M.Ed. “For years, I kept my mouth shut as I was too shy to speak up,” she says. “While I wasn’t afraid of performing in sports or music, […]


How to Live Well With Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)

Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital malformation; here’s how 21 year old Arianna is living with this condition, plus important medical facts about the symptoms and treatments of KTS. In this article, Arianna describes what it’s like to live with Klippel Trenaunay syndrome as a young woman. “Klippel Trenaunay syndrome is very uncommon and not known by most, so I […]

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127 (or More!) Things to Do When You’re Bored

Starting with a game of I-Spy for people who love to count and ending with a treasure hunt, this is the funnest and funkiest list of things to do when you’re bored at home, school, work, or in the hospital. I have a gazillion things I love do when I’m bored, and all include the letters B. L. O. G. Blog, think […]


How to Deal With Your Girlfriend’s Weight Gain

These tips are inspired by a guy whose friends tease him because of his “fat girlfriend.” Are you struggling with your relationship because of your girlfriend is gaining weight? Here’s how to love her through thick and thin… “My girlfriend is actually very interesting and funny, and I think I love her,” says Mr X on 10 Things to Talk About […]

How to Deal With Your Girlfriend’s Weight Gain

Do You Want to Quit Drinking? 10 Benefits of Staying Sober

Are You Ready to Quit Drinking? 10 Benefits of Staying Sober

Let’s be honest: getting and staying sober isn’t easy. But if you focus on these ten benefits of quitting drinking alcohol and spirits, you’ll find it easier to control the urge to drink alcohol every day. At the end of this article I also included two excellent resources on how to stop drinking and start feeling better about yourself, your […]


14 “Sleepytime” Gifts for Insomniacs and People Who Can’t Sleep

These are the best “sleepytime” gifts for people who suffer from insomnia (insomniacs) – or who have trouble falling asleep – and they don’t include Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution. People who can’t sleep already know firsthand the benefits of sleeping. Insomniacs don’t need to be reminded of the problems associated with lack of sleep. I recently discovered the Lumio Nightlight […]

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6 Tips for Trusting God Despite Your Unanswered Prayers

The only thing worse than unanswered prayers is a clear “No” from God. These tips on how to trust Him will help you cope with the silence and loneliness that can accompany unanswered prayers. “Unanswered prayers are often not unanswered at all,” says Michelle on How to Pray for a Baby, which is one of my most popular articles. “It is usually that […]