Owning a Dog Is Really Good for You

Dogs are more than just cuddly companions — research continues to show that pets bring real health benefits to their owners.Having a dog around can lead to lower levels of stress for both adults and kids. They’ve been found to decrease the risk of asthma in children and have been linked to lower blood pressure. And researchers have also shown that dog ownersRead More

Run to Reap All the Benefits

If running is your thing, it can make you feel like a ~*queen*~ – and there’s no doubt it’s good for your body, mind, soul, etc. The thing is, putting one foot in front of the other requires so much effort that many people don’t want to bother. (I FEEL YOU.) However, the results of a new study suggestRead More

Talking Out Loud

Today’s message shares a common thread with every post written in the past, one of hope, of love, of encouragement, of uplift; but most importantly, one that is real and relates to each and every one of us. Pain unexpectedly seems to find us no matter how much we try to dodge it’s grip. HowRead More

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

Elderly married couples have been known to die within hours or days of each other. Doctors sometimes treat patients with heart attack-like symptoms who have come directly from a funeral. In other words, a figurative broken heart can actually lead to a literal broken heart. It’s called stress-induced cardiomyopathy, and it’s one of the more perplexing disorders for cardiologists.Read More

Time To Myself

Driving over thirteen hundred (1300) miles round trip gave me plenty of time to think. I played music to distract my thoughts but somehow I always came back to them. Both life (babies being born) and death have a way of making you stop and ponder about the past, present, and even the future. by Misha Roth

Having A Moment

Today I am in a rather emotional state of being. I am not depressed or overwhelmed or having thoughts of suicide, neither do I feel like bringing harm to others. Like many other times, I am in a reflective posture. by Misha Roth

Through The Pain

Today’s message shares a common thread with every post written in the past, one of hope, of love, of encouragement, of uplift; but most importantly, one that is real and relates to each and every one of us. Pain unexpectedly seems to find us no matter how much we try to dodge it’s grip. HowRead More

Meditation and Yoga

Mindfulness has become a trendy buzzword among the wellness community. Yoga studios and meditation centers continue to pop up as people seek refuge from being constantly on the go (and feeling the draining effects). But it turns out these practices are doing more than simply providing us a much-needed time out from our jam-packed schedules.Read More

Questions Of Life

I smile through pain and my tears are my prayers.  I am not a quitter but I quit at least five times a day.  I lay down to rest and my sleep is broken.  I wonder who really cares…thinking, all I do is care for others but whose care is authentic for me?  Then IRead More