Health & Wellness


Do Horses Heal Grief? How Equine Therapy Works

Equine therapy isn’t a new way to help with the grieving process; it’s long been known that horses can heal grief, trauma, and emotional pain. But will equine or horse therapy work for you or someone you love?


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 God even when He doesn’t answer your prayers will help you cope with the silence and loneliness that can accompany unanswered prayers.


15 “Thank You” Gifts for Family Caregivers

Sometimes words aren’t enough. These gifts for caregivers will help you express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to someone caring for a loved one. My work with with the Alzheimer’s Society inspired me to research a list of thoughtful thank you gifts for caregivers.


20 Cheerful Gifts for People With Alzheimer’s or Dementia

These 20 gifts and ideas for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of cognitive disorders will bring a splash of color and cheer into their lives! Caregivers will love these gifts, too. These ideas make life happier, easier, and brighter for everyone. The Fun Dogs Wall Calendar is the least practical, most cheerful gift idea on this list! Not every […]


15 Gifts and Ideas to Help a Patient Recover After Surgery

I’m recovering from orthopedic surgery; this gift list includes everything I needed to help me heal. I also found a doctor’s post-surgery suggestions recovery. No matter what type of surgery your patient underwent, you’ll find something to help with healing on this gift list. The Nifty Nabber Pick-Up Tool with Aluminum Handle is a great gift idea! After surgery, patients can’t move very […]


5 Sleep Tips for Introverts and Light Sleepers

Introverts are more sensitive to sleep disruptions, so my tips on how to fall asleep are geared towards specific personality types. People with introverted personalities have different sleep patterns than extroverts. Did you know your personality significantly affects your ability to sleep soundly all night? I didn’t, until I started searching for tips on how to fall asleep. Introverts have […]


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,” […]


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 […]