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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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127 Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

127 Things to Do When You Feel Lonely and Bored

Everyone feels lonely and bored sometimes – but who wants to sit in a stew of boredom and loneliness? Not you! Here’s a list of things to do when you’re bored; I guarantee you’ll find something interesting to distract and amuse yourself. I have a billion things I love do when I’m bored, and they […]


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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

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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 […]


How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Your search for “how to love myself” is how it starts. These 7 tips for loving yourself will help you feel happier, healthier, and more hopeful – especially when you don’t feel good enough. Your relationships will improve and you’ll have the strength you need to face whatever comes your way. On How to Increase Self-Love […]

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